|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
All year Round sunshine - Ave annual temperature 25c
OCEAN VIEW HOUSE
Located on the picturesque island of Sao Vicente in Cape Verde, this property is set in a serene location with mountain views to the rear and ocean to the front, but only a ten-fifteen minute drive away to the restaurants, shops and nightlife in Mindelo. A spacious hideaway, this makes an ideal place to holiday when looking to escape the grey skies and needing somewhere comfortable to relax after a hard days sunbathing on the beach, a hike up Mount Verde , shopping or a night on the town in Mindelo.The property has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The living room opens onto a balcony and front facing rooms have lovely sea views including the master bedroom where there is also direct access to a balcony.Additionally there is a roof terrace which provides another area to appreciate the landscape and sea views and perhaps spot a whale. Picnics may be enjoyed on North Baia beach which you may have all to yourself.Please note that this beach is close to the house but access to it may prove difficult for anyone with moderate to severe disabilities as there is no proper path and access is via "dunes". For a moderately fit person it will take approximately ten minutes to walk across the dunes to reach the edge of the sea (the house is not on the beach ).
We recommended an early morning stroll along the sea path to the lagoon at Baia Das Gatas where you can have a swim in the warm water which feels like a bath in the peaceful surroundings of the mountains dotted with the occasional colourful village dwelling. For water sport enthusiasts, there is Kite Surf school at nearby Salamansa beach. Other beaches include Praia Grande and Sao Pedro beach where horse riding lessons may be taken and for the more adventurous with car hire our local information guide will show others rarely used.
The house is ideally placed for some beautiful walks or picnics along the coastline. Taxis are available for the short drive into Mindelo or 00238 9957976 dilsoncruz77 at hotmail dot com for car hire which we do recommend as there are no shops or restauarants in North Baia , only sun, sea and mountains. Should time permit, we recommend a visit to the beautiful neighbouring island of Santao Antao. Ferries leave Mindelo daily for the journey (Euro8) which takes under one hour. If time permits we also recommend visiting the other Cape Verde Islands to appreciate the diversity of them (the National airline run flights and offer special promotions).
The house is on three floors consisting of
The living room has satellite TV with a DVD player . Internet available
Bathrooms (2) – One en suite
Showers only - no baths. WC and handbasins.
The kitchenette has a microwave oven and hob and small fridge with a small freezer section.
There is a washing machine on the top floor.
Sleeps up to 6 (3 bedrooms)
Will consider Long term rates
August minimum seven nights.
Car advisable- parking in front of the house.
Mindelo Town – 15 minutes drive away. Several buses a day from Salamansa or taxis (7-8 euros).
We live in London and get to the house when we can which is not as often as we would like to. We prefer this island to Sal or BoaVista as it is not affected by mass tourism
MICHELLE purchased this house in 2008
The views made us buy the house together with the unspoilt nature and location
Peace and tranquillity but only 15 minutes away by car from Mindelo with it's bars, restaurants and shops
We (french family with 5 kids from 4 to 14) have spent wonderful holidays in Norte (Sao Vicente) in february 2016. The house in about 10 minutes by car or taxi from Mindelo (town from icon Cesaria Evora), just in front of the see, with incredible view but far away from mass tourism as you can see in the photos. The house is new, simple but beautiful, quiet. Karen who rents it is a very nice person which really gives you all the détails you need before your stay. There, you are welcome by Dislon, which speaks a few different langages (french, English...) and is a great guy as well. If you want to discover a great island but live far from big hotels... don't hesitate !
Most facilities mentioned are available in Mindelo, a 15 drive from North Baia. You can reach Sao Vicente by flight from several European countries including Amsterdam, Paris and Lisbon. If you book 1 + month in advance direct flights (return) from Lisbon are priced from E270 return FLYTACV.COM. TAP Portugal also fly direct. Alternatively, you can catch a flight from the UK to Sal island in Cape Verde (Thomson or Thomas Cook) and then catch a 35 minute from Sal to Sao Vicente island (Approx E100 £80 return via FLYTACV.COM).When searching the website, ensure you chose correct day of the week for the cheaper direct to Sao Vicente flights from Europe. The direct flights from Europe to Sao Vicente on certain days mean you do not have to stop at Sal or Praia. Other airlines are Fly Cabo Verde or Transavia .
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$125|
gbp100 security/damage deposit required. 25% deposit refundable up to 60 days prior to arrival