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Sea Views And Freshwater Pool, Apartment Complex Is Sat On The Beach - Porto Antigo Sleeps 2 (studio)

Santa Maria, Cape Verde
  • Apartment
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Apartments in Porto Antigo Santa Maria, Sal Island, Cape Verde - The Superb Beach Is Unspoilt And 7 Km Of Sands Ideal For Swimming, Surfing And Also Windsurfing

Porto Antigo apartments are the nicest apartment complex's in Santa Maria. 1, 2 and 3 complex is sat upon the beach, so no walking across roads etc. It is very central and 3 mins level walk to all shops, supermarkets, banks, restaurants in one direction and 3 mins level walk to all the water sport facilities and tuition centre in the other direction. Each property has air con, and a shower, patio furniture and comes with all towels and sheets etc. The Kitchens are equipped, (but restaurants are so varied and good you may not use kitchen). Bakery is one street away, and so is fresh fruit and vegetables. Each of the apartments I own have wonderful sea views from Patio or Balcony and its a dream place to sit of an evening with a glass of wine and watch the last of the days sun sparkling on the sea.Your days can be filled with water activities of every imaginable kind, or just relax by the pool or lay on beach, catch the sun rays or read a book


Diane Stevens

Member Since 2012
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 12, 2018
Why Diane Stevens chose Santa Maria

These properties were purchased because of the unique location. It is rare indeed to find a location sat right on the large and unspoilt bay/beach, with the town and all its benefits such as restaurants, banks, bars, and music all within 3/5 mins level walking distance.


    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2


          • 1 Bathroom
          • Bathroom 1
            toilet, tub, shower, bidet

            Location Type

              • Beach
              • Near The Ocean
              • Ocean View
              • Resort
              • Town
              • Village
              • Waterfront


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Air Conditioning


                          • Dining Area


                              • not suitable for children

                                Pool / Spa

                                  • Outdoor Pool


                                      • bay/sound
                                      • churches
                                      • recreation center
                                      • reefs
                                      • restaurants

                                        Leisure Activities

                                          • horseback riding
                                          • sledding
                                          • walking

                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                              • ATM/bank
                                              • fitness center
                                              • groceries
                                              • hospital
                                              • massage therapist
                                              • medical services

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                  • cycling
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • jet skiing
                                                  • pier fishing
                                                  • sailing
                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                  • snorkeling
                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                  • surf fishing
                                                  • surfing
                                                  • swimming
                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                      • Notes on accommodation: The apartments have sea views from balcony/ patio areas, colour TV and equipped kitchens, they are on the small and friendly complex with freshwater pool and the complex is sat on the beach. Very close to the town/village centre and all the restaurants and shops, banks etc. There is a water sports facility within 3 mins level walk that hires most equipment and provides tuition for the wind surfing that Cape Verde is famous for. Quad bikes and Safari rides are available also from numerous centres. I do not charge extra for air con water or electricity charges. Outside: The complex has very pretty gardens and each has patio furniture. The pool is a freshwater pool and rarely busy, as the beach is in such close proximity and the complex small. Porto Antigo 1 has its own small "walled" beach that is very useful for smaller children as the sea is rarely rough and ideally suited to the less able swimmer.

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 2:30 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        5 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Best location in Santa Maria!

                                                        Fiona N.

                                                        Location of the apartment is second to none. Pool, restaurants and beach all a stone's throw away. Diane was very helpful providing details of good places to eat nearby. I would certainly return! However a couple of minor things would have made it even better. We had no kettle so had to use a pan to boil water for our early morning cuppa! The shower cubicle desperately needs new doors - they are practically hanging off! The cleaners only came in once in 10 days and didn't empty the bin and I had to ask for a tea towel! Only small matters but easy to put right and would have made a difference. Apart from that, a fantastic holiday!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and the location proved a great success

                                                        however, I am so sorry to learn that you had no kettle ( each apartment has kettles and spares are also provided in the store room ) I have been let down by my staff on this occasion and I deeply regret the need to respond to these problems.

                                                        I do hope that you allow us to redeem ourselves during your next stay, and prove that this has been "out of character" for the staff that usually take really good care whilst I am in UK.. I will be having words in the right places. Thank you for reviewing

                                                        my property...

                                                        Wonderful Place


                                                        This Island was new to me and I had heard good report so decided to try.

                                                        What a blessing, The apartment was on the beach, the area was full of life on the street side, full of bright shops, restaurants, banks, and beautiful local people.

                                                        If I had scrolled through these holiday letting sites for days I would not have found anything better for me.

                                                        The restaurants are a sight for sore eyes, and every imaginable thing you want to eat can be found in a very small area close to the apartment.

                                                        The owner was so very helpful and full of tips and ideas, you can be as relaxed as you wish, or as energetic as you feel, with water sports, quad biking, pony rides, Island tours, you name it and it is available right on your doorstep.

                                                        Cannot wait to return

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        No matter how much people enjoy their holiday, it is a rare thing that they take the time to review it when they return home, and work and life takes over again.

                                                        So thank you so much for taking the time to review my apartment and the area, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

                                                        Will look forward to you returning.

                                                        Once again many many thanks

                                                        Kind Regards


                                                        Can not be beaten


                                                        Not having travelled much I was a little concerned about going to Cape Verde.

                                                        I was so wrong, from the moment I e mailed the owner to yesterday when we left I have never enjoyed an experience of travel and a place so much as this trip.

                                                        The owner could not have been more helpful and obliging, she answered every question ( and there was many) with such charm and truth. Her apartments are sited right on the most beautiful beach you could imagine. They are well equipped and cleaned every day. She gave us so much information and help I will certainly return here and with her. Other family members stayed on same site, but different owners, and their experience was not the same as ours ( so do check your owners) Cannot find fault with any aspect of this holiday at all and so wished we had booked for 2 weeks. I recommend this site and most especially this owner to provide you with a wonder experience and a fantastic holiday.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        How very kind of you to write such a glowing review of both myself and my apartments.

                                                        I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, I know the weather was fantastic as usual

                                                        and if the information given to you helped, I am thrilled.

                                                        I do try to treat guests as friends, and it pleases me when they have enjoyed themselves and hopefully write reviews such as yours and tell friends and relatives about us.

                                                        I look forward to welcoming you back next year ( for 2 weeks )

                                                        Again many many thanks and a happy 2014 to you

                                                        Absolutly Fabulous


                                                        My family and I stayed in the 1 bedroomed apartment in Porto Antigo 2

                                                        this overlooked the pool and the gardens as well as the wonderful sea view.

                                                        The apartment was well equipped and was cleaned daily, the location of this complex is quite easily the best on the Island.

                                                        But just as important was the help and friendly advise given by the owner at the time of booking.

                                                        She recommended restaurants and bakeries water sports and the organisations to visit for these.

                                                        She has worked really hard with her agent in Sal who gives a 1st class service, and will iron out any small hic cups should they occur.

                                                        I cannot wait to return and would definatly go with the same owner who has several apartments over the 3 sites with studios 1 bedroomed and 2 bedroomed properties.

                                                        Try it you will not be disapointed.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thankyou so much for your review

                                                        We try to please as a holiday is a very important part of peoples lives.

                                                        I try to make each guest feel as special as the holiday they have booked.

                                                        We have a very good agent as you stated, and she makes life a lot easier for me, and of course the location of these apartments ( in my opinion ) cannot be beaten so I have many advantages on my side, but nevertheless I thankyou again for your very special words, and look forward to your next visit with us .



                                                        Schlicht aber schön

                                                        S W.

                                                        Wir haben das kleine Studio mit Terrasse für zwei Wochen gemietet. Die Lage ist sehr schön, Blick auf das Meer, alle Geschäfte, Restaurants und Cafés in der Nähe. Die Wohnanlage ist tatsächlich zurzeit in Santa Maria konkurrenzlos, wenn man nicht in einer der Hotelanlagen wohnen möchte.

                                                        Das Studio ist schlicht und zweckmäßig eingerichtet, wird jeden Tag gereinigt. Bei kleinem Trinkgeld zu Beginn des Aufenthalts für die Putzdame bekommt man mehr Handtücher, öfter Bettwäsche usw. ;-). Rund um die Uhr patrouillieren durchweg nette Wachleute der Anlage.

                                                        Da das Studio an einem Sandplatz liegt, der öfter als Fußballplatz der einheimischen Kids genutzt wird, und mehrere Restaurants mit z.T. lauter (Life-)Musik in der Nähe sind, darf man nicht allzu geräuschempfindlich sein.

                                                        Der Pool bietet nicht genug Liegen für alle Gäste, es stehen gegen ein paar Euro am Strand Liegen am Strand zur Verfügung.

                                                        Wir haben uns insgesamt sehr wohl gefühlt, man darf nicht von europäischen Standards ausgehen, es ist eine nette, aufstrebende afrikanische Nation, deren Motto "no stress" ist. In diesem Sinne sehr empfehlenswert.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thank you for your review and the time taken to write this

                                                        It appears you had a good time and enjoyed your experience

                                                        for that I am happy and pleased for you.

                                                        Again I thank you for your time and trouble

                                                        Kindest Regards



                                                        Santa Maria, Cape Verde

                                                        Coast/Beach: The beach is a dream and the resort is built upon this dream beach. No driving or walking needed for either the beach or the shops as most everything you would need for any type of family holiday whether its active watersports, such as wind surfing, scuba diving, surfing, swimming) pony rides, quad bikes, safari trips over the dunes etc, walking, deep sea fishing, reading or just lazing on the beach or around the pool. Travel: The airport is a 15 min drive by taxi (very accessible) and cost approx 12 euros. Distances: The nearest town is Santa Maria and is 3 mins level walking from end to end Further Details: All banks, shops, restaurants etc. Are within 3 mins level walk of the complex. Apartments are clean on arrival and extra cleaning,linen and towel changes can be arranged and paid for direct with agent I do not charge extra for air con, water or electricity.

                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Booking Notes: Deposit of 50% at time of booking and further 50% 8 weeks before travel date. Apartment is clean with all linen and bathroom towels included, if extra cleaning required it can be arranged with on site agent and paid direct by renter. Changeover Day: Changeover date can be variable as can departure times (dependant upon incoming guests) Notes on prices: The price on screen is per apartment, and is the maximum price you pay for that size of property. please be sure you are viewing the right size apartment for your party, it may be a lot cheaper to "downsize" It is sometimes possible to add extra persons ( at extra costs ) please ask. I do not charge extra for air con, water or electricity. 100% cancelation fee if booking canceled within 10 weeks of arrival date.

                                                        50% on booking and 50% 8 weeks before travel

                                                        5 Reviews
                                                        Excellent 4.6/5
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