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Spacious Villa With Private Pool, Not Located on an "All Inclusive" Noisy Resort

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool

Overview

About the property

Lovely Villa on Sal Island. Only 10 Minutes From The Magnificent Ponta Preta Beach

This spacious (170 sq mets) luxury 3 bedroom/3 bathroom villa is wonderfully situated on the Vila Verde Resort and only a short stroll from the magnificent Ponta Preta Beach, which is a haven for sun lovers with its crystal clear waters and tropical beaches. The villa has its own private pool, terraces, balconies and large enclosed garden all complete with sun loungers, table and chairs. It also faces south, therefore enjoying the sun all day long. It has full air-conditioning throughout and has been fitted with a water purifier, providing drinking water, therefore no more expensive water bottles to buy and bring home.

Facilities on the resort include an a la carte restaurant, a buffet restaurant, a pool bar/restaurant, pizzeria/bakery, ice cream parlour, sports bar, supermarket, bank, tourist information office. There is a BBQ evening every week with entertainment. There are also numerous bars, restaurants, shops and supermarkets in the nearby town of Santa Maria.

FREE private airport collection is arranged for all guests.

More Details

Owner
Paul and Sandy Withey
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Paul and Sandy Withey

We, Paul and Sandy are the private owners of 2 properties in Cape Verde which consist of a Luxury Villa and a Luxury Apartment.

We purchased them when we visited the island in 2008. We simply fell in love with the island and its people and decided that others would do the same! Now that we are both retired, we pride ourselves with the personal service that we are able to give to our clients.

Why Paul and Sandy Withey chose Cape Verde

Peaceful location with restaurants, bars, shops nearby. The villa is NOT located on an "All Inclusive" resort, (which can be rather noisy and commercialised). The villa is ideal for either couples or families who simply want a relaxing holiday, but still have the advantage of either eating out in the many local restaurants in Santa Maria or dining on the villas terraces.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a lovely 10 days at this villa which has everything one could want from a holiday home. It was very clean and comfortable. The owner and the local representative, Trevor, were very helpful in all respects. The pool was a welcome way to cool down as the weather was extremely hot. The house is located within a recent development which is still quiet. There is a small supermarket within the resort which has a supply of basic goods but we chose to eat out on most days. Our favourite places were the nearby Ponta Preta Beach with its restaurant and the Barracuda near the pier on Santa Maria beach which is also a great place for swimming.
Sep 2016
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Amenities

Sal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom for main bedroom is en-suite with bath/shower, vanity basin, bidet, wc and hairdryer. Bathroom for bed 2/3 with bath/shower, vanity basin, bidet and wc. Bathroom 3 has a large shower, vanity basin and wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) + cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a king size bed, dressing table and armchair with its own dressing room area, with extensive fitted wardrobes, plus en-suite bathroom. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have two large twin beds, dressing table and armchair, with extensive fitted wardrobes.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Outside: The Villa has its own private pool, large terraces, balconies and private garden all complete with sun loungers, table and chairs. It has a wonderful location, as well as being a few minutes walk to the magnificent Ponta Preta Beach where you can just sit and watch the local wind and kite surfers showing off their undoubted skills. There are also numerous bars, restaurants, shops and supermarkets in the nearby town of Santa Maria. Bike hire, tennis, and other activities are all available on the resort. There is also a Free shuttle bus that runs several times a day between the resort and the local town of Santa Maria. Cleaning: Towels, Laundry, Cleaning and air-con are all included. Beach towels are not provided.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Spacious Villa With Private Pool, Not Located on an "All Inclusive" Noisy Resort
average rating of 4.818182 based on 13 reviews
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Lovely spacious villa with private pool, very quiet resort!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely spacious villa with most amenities that you need. The pool was kept lovely and clean and was nice to have a private one as never made it to any of the bigger pools (as some were not in use). The resort itself was very very quiet! Not sure if it was because of the time of year we went (April Easter holidays) but there wasn't a lot of people around - so was lovely to have piece and quiet but also almost like a ghost town. The shop on the resort was small but gave a decent amount of choice, especially compared to the 'big' stores in town.

The villa itself had 3 large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with showers. The hairdryer is in the main ensuite so would consider bringing my own if I was to go back. Other than that our only main problem we had was a lot of ants! Kitchen was equipped well with basics. On arrival we were met by a lovely lady who welcomed us, showed us around and gave lots of useful information. Said she was on call to help, however, unfortunately most of our phones didn't work and no wifi unless you want to go to reception.

The villa wasn't far from the beach with a nice little restaurant to eat and drink. However, if you want to go out, better to get a taxi into Santa Maria town, which is only a couple of euros in a taxi (which were always to hand).

Overall had a very peaceful sunny holiday!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kate Many thanks for your nice review. I'm pleased to hear you had a very peaceful sunny holiday. Also pleased that you enjoyed the villa and Lizy was there to meet and greet you and give you plenty of info. It means a lot to me to know that all 6 of you had a great time. Kind regards Paul
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5

Great house - highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We were a three generation extended family of 3 couples with two babies that enjoyed a week in this great house. All worked very well and we were welcomed by the couple that takes care of the house and they showed us all practical things (also service mined when we called). Evenings by the pool or a cab in to the lovely town of Santa Maria. Also walking distance to a nice beach-restaurant with great sea-food and a nice sunset in the ocean (bring flash-light for going home!). Perfect for us that wanted a relaxed and peaceful holiday in an almost too quite area.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful villa,we loved this villas location so peaceful and relaxing.

Short walk to the stunning beach,short taxi ride to Santa Maria .

This was our 1st time to Cape Verde but won't be our last.

The villa is very spacious and beautifully furnished,everything you need for self catering.

On arrival we got a taxi into Santa Maria to get some groceries ,the taxi driver to us to 3 shops to get different things we were out for over an hour and he only charged us 10 euros plus we got to see a lot of the town.

We had a night out in ocean caf'e which was a great bar with live music,well worth a visit everyone was so friendly.

Had drinks on ponter preater beach beautiful .

Also went into Santa Maria had drinks on the beach so relaxing.

Everyone is friendly.

If you like the sun and a stress free holiday this is the place for you.

Lizzie and Stewart were on hand if you have any problems,not that we

had any.

Safe , peaceful ,beautiful villa.

Thanks Paul for sharing your beautiful villa with us.

Stayed 11th Jan 17

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Yvonne Thank you so much for your kind words about our villa. I'm so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful holiday and you found the villa nice and relaxing. We try our best to provide a good service and make your stay as nice as can be and its very rewarding to me to know that you have enjoyed your holiday so much. Thank you once again Kind regards Paul
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5

Very nice property in a quiet area, excellent for a relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Paul (the owner) answers promptly to any queries, he provides a very good information for an easy stay, also resolves any problem you may have instantly. There are plenty facilities such as restaurants in the nearest town of Santa Maria, a car is recommended if you want to see the island, although, I would advise to rent it for maximum of three days, as Paul provides you with a free bus pass to go to Santa Maria.

Ana & James (UK)

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ana and James. Thank you for your kind words about your stay in our villa. I'm so pleased you had a lovely holiday and you found the information that I provided very useful. Cape Verde is very much the place to visit now and I'm glad you had a lovely experience there and enjoyed the many restaurants in the local town of Santa Maria. Your review is very much appreciated. With kind regards. Paul
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5

Beautiful villa and lovely island

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Christmas 2016 and the villa is lovely. It is on a quiet part of the villa complex but walking distance to the main part where there is a communal pool and a bar and restaurant. It is also an easy walk to the beach which is beautiful and sandy, with a restaurant for food and drinks. There is a hotel about five minutes walk away where there are always taxis to take you into town. It is 3 euros during the day and 4 euros in the evening to get you to and from Santa Maria where there are many bars and restaurants (Barracuda was a favourite) and bigger supermarkets than the one on the resort. In terms of the villa, it is well furnished, clean and with adequate space. The kitchen is well equipped, the pool area is sunny all day and it is peaceful. Paul (the owner) was a huge help before we left, he gave us loads of information and organised for some food to be waiting for us as we didn't arrive until Christmas Eve. Trevor (manager on site) was also brilliant, greeting us when we arrived and always on hand in case there was a problem. I can highly recommend Cape Verde as a destination at this time of year, it is a lovely temperature and we had a fantastic time. This villa is well worth staying at and had everything that we needed.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jo Thank you so much for your review. I'm so pleased that you had such a lovely holiday and even more so that you enjoyed the villa. We are always trying our best to make sure all our guests enjoy their stay, so its very satisfying to hear the you had such lovely time. With best wishes. P
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5

Wonderful holiday with excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this villa just over 3 years ago and had a wonderful holiday so we decided to return again this year as the flights to Cape Verde have reduced in price since our last visit.

Once again, we had a great time, and this time the weather was ever more glorious without a cloud in the sky for the entire 2 weeks. The local town of Santa Maria hadn’t changed much other than there being more really good restaurants now open. There were a few more people on the resort than last time but it was still very quiet. The resort now provides a free shuttle bus that runs several times a day to Santa Maria which is very convenient, it also goes to the main town of Espargos twice a week.

Nothing has changed much at the lovely villa apart from the owners have now fitted a water filter for drinking water, which is very handy as you don’t have to buy those large water bottles and bring home. Also the garden is now more mature and is even more private.

The kids loved the pool and while it is only a small one it was great just to cool off in. The location of this villa is really good as it’s not overlooked and is situated in a nice quiet position and faces south so you can enjoy the sun all day long if you want to.

We found the Cape Verdean people so very friendly and always very helpful, but they have their own pace of life, which we found really relaxing once we got used to it !!!

The information pack provided by the owners was very useful especially the recommendations for the restaurants, which were all very good and very well priced.

We will certainly be back again and we would definitely stay at this villa again

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeremy. Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you once again had a lovely holiday in our villa. Its makes it all worth while when we hear of guests really having a nice time. We will welcome you back again as soon as you wish !!! Kind regards Paul"
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Only 10 minutes walk from the magnificent Ponta Preta Beach, where you will be able to enjoy all year round sunshine, with temperatures ranging from 24 to 30 degrees and almost no rainfall at all.

Its the ideal getaway what ever time of year you choose to go. In fact, Cape Verde is being called 'The New Caribbean on your doorstop', but with out the risk of any hurricanes or even rain !

Travel:

Cape Verde is only is a 5 1/2 hours from the UK with very little time difference, therefore no jet lag! The international airport is only a 15 minute taxi ride to the Villa, therefore hiring a car is not essential, as most of the facilities are all within walking/taxi distance. FREE private airport collection service is provided for all guests.

Distances:

The charming local town of Santa Maria, with its numerous shops, bars, restaurants, banks etc is only a 25 minute walk away or 5 minutes in a the free shuttle bus that runs 6 times a day.

A visit to the salt lakes, which are situated at Pedra De Lume is worth a visit or take a look at the main capitol of Espargos. If you like a bit of adventure, then hire a quad bike and visit one of the many sand dunes or beaches that the island has to offer.

Further Details:

For those who just want to chill out, then simply watch the local fishermen bring in their daily catch on the pier in Santa Maria, stroll around the many craft shops where you can buy anything from African hand made jewellery to beautiful hand paintings or just enjoy a cold beer just watching the day go by.

Whatever you chose to do, you will enjoy the truly local charm of the Cape Verdean people who have smiles as warm as the Cape Verdean sun.

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Rates & Availability

Sal Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low/Mid
Jan 8 2017 - Dec 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,067
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest
 
High
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,876
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest
 
Low/Mid
Jan 8 2018 - Dec 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,067
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owners.


Changeover Day:
Flexible

Notes on prices:
Free Private Airport Collection for all guests.

The prices are per week and are fully inclusive of cleaning, laundry and air-conditioning. There is a supplement of £20 per person, per week, over 2 people staying.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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