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Luxury 3 Bedroomed Villa, Amazing Sea Views, Swimming Pools, Landscaped Gardens

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Santa Maria, Sal Island, Cape Verde - The Villa Is Located withIn The Exclusive Paradise Beach Resort, 75 Paces From The Ponta Preta Beach

This 3 bedroomed air-conditioned luxury villa is ideally located within the exclusive Paradise Beach resort, Sal Cape Verde and is just a stones throw from the Ponta Preta beach and 150 paces from the beach gate. Furnished to a high standard in a modern contemporary design, and exuding style and comfort, the villa is split over two floors, offering plenty of space for up to 6 adults and 2 children under the age of twelve. With 3 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is the ideal holiday villa either for a large family or two small families holidaying together. Opened in 2012, Paradise Beach is an outstanding luxury beachfront resort situated on Sal Island in Cape Verde, although the north side of the resort is not completely finished the villa is sited on the south of the resort far away from any development bar one property. Situated on the stunning Ponta Preta beach, which boasts one of the most beautiful tropical beaches in the world. find your own piece of paradise with some 7km of unspoilt seashore. Amenities include 5 communal swimming pools, Pool Bars and Restaurant, the grounds of 28 hectares have been extensively landscaped and include walkways and gardens of tropical plants positioned on the west coastline of the island.

The villa has a comfortable air-conditioned open plan living and dining area with luxury furnishings. There are two large leather sofas giving ample seating for six people, one of which converts to a double bed. The dining area is furnished with a table and six chairs and sliding glass doors lead out to the terrace. There is a Lcd flat-screen TV and Dvd player with lots of Dvds for you and your family to enjoy a bluetooth music system and wifi access. Sliding glass doors lead out to the terrace which overlook the landscaped gardens. On this shaded terrace is a table and chairs for you to enjoy your breakfast and a relaxing sofa set where you can enjoy early evening drinks. The terrace overlooks the large gardens, which are beautifully landscaped with tropical plants and flowers.

The kitchen is fully equipped with integrated appliances, a hob and oven and beautiful white worktops. You will find a dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave oven - everything you need to make your holiday stress free.

The master bedroom is situated on the ground floor and has a super king sized bed, cupboard and drawer space and an ensuite shower room.

Two upstairs bedrooms (one with a super king sized bed and one with two single beds) lead out to a large roof terrace. The bathroom on this floor is equipped with a shower and W.C.

All three bedrooms are furnished with luxurious cotton bed sheets and are air-conditioned. Towels are provided for use in the villa as well as spare towels for the beach.

The ground floor terrace has four chairs and a table for you to enjoy your breakfast, a relaxing four seat sofa set and smaller two seat pod set with table. The terrace overlooks beautifully landscaped gardens.

The roof terrace offers magnificent sea views and is furnished with an outdoor dining table which seats six and four wonderfully comfy sun loungers.

More Details

Martyn and Debbie Wright
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About Martyn and Debbie Wright

I am a busy working Mum who values her time with my family - especially on holiday!! Our Villa is like coming home - as soon as I open the door I am relaxed and looking forward to a lovely time with my family - enjoying the Cape Verdean sunshine. The villa is comfortable, beautifully furnished with all the mod cons you could wish for. Plenty of space for all the family to chill out and we particularly look forward to early evening drinks on the patio before heading into Santa Maria for a meal.

We hope that you will enjoy our villa in Santa Maria as much as we do.

Martyn and Debbie Wright purchased this villa in 2012

Why Martyn and Debbie Wright chose Sal

The reason we chose to buy a villa in Sal was due to the fabulous climate - all year round sunshine - no rainy or hurricane season!! We have since discovered that the Island has so much to offer - the locals are so friendly, there is plenty to see and do. There are fabulous bars and restaurants and the most spectacular sandy beaches and turquoise sea!!

What makes this villa unique

The villa is just a short distance out of town which gives it a quiet, peaceful atmosphere but with access to all the amenities of Santa Maria which is only five minutes away. Paradise Beach is one of the largest resorts on the Island of Sal but with drive up accommodation, unusually large gardens and an abundance of space the resort is perfect for those looking for an undisturbed, uncrowded holiday, perfect for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday living.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a great time, very comfortable villa hope to come back just after Xmas. Regards Paul and gang.
Feb 2017
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Sal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
  • The ground floor bathroom/ensuite boasts shower cubicle, hand basin and w.c. with Italian tiles and modern fittings. The first floor family bathroom boasts a large shower cubicle, large enough for 2, hand basin and w.c.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The main bedroom is situated on the ground floor with an en suite bathroom and is furnished with a super king sized bed and all the cupboard and drawer space you will need. Two further bedrooms situated on the first floor one with twin beds, the other with a super king size bed both have plenty of cupboard and drawer space.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Leading from the first floor landing is a double glazed door which takes you to a magnificent 40 square metre roof terrace This terrace can also be accessed via patio doors from each of the two upper floor bedrooms and offers magnificent sea views and benefits from the evening sun. The roof terrace is furnished with a dining table which seats six, a pod set with coffee table and 4 wonderfully comfy sun loungers for those who prefer to soak up the sun in the privacy of their own villa! The ground floor shaded terrace is accessed from the lounge and master bedroom. Here you will find a table and 4 chairs for you to enjoy your breakfast, & a relaxing sofa set where you can enjoy early evening drinks. The villa terrace overlooks the large gardens which are beautifully landscaped with tropical plants and flowers. Cleaning / Linen / Maid service: The Villa will be clean on arrival & weekly thereafter, a midweek clean, linen and towel change is available at extra cost. Hand, bath and beach towels are included. This resort is perfect for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life however all of the facilities may not be operational in the low season.


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Luxury 3 Bedroomed Villa, Amazing Sea Views, Swimming Pools, Landscaped Gardens
average rating of 4.2 based on 18 reviews

A wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Debbie and Martyn Wright, the owners of the villa, are very friendly, helpful, reliable and professional people to deal with. It was a real pleasure doing business with them.

The villa is absolutely lovely with an awesome, wind-protected first floor terrace.

The house has all amenities in excellent order and is very spacious. A truly wonderful “home from home“. It was very clean and well-maintained. Helpful to know that the Paradise Beach reception would take care of any questions that might arise.

The motto of the island is “no stress“. This really works. Especially with 14 days of sunshine!

In Santa Maria there are excellent restaurants: Atlantis, Chez Pastis and the restaurant at the hotel Odjo d‘Agua. You might want to precede dinner with some Caipirinhas at Palm Beach.

Our taxi driver was Silvino (002389985527). He will do almost anything for guests. If he cannot come himself, he‘ll send a friend.

He helped us to buy fresh fish at the pier at local rates.

He can organise an island tour with his friend Ildo. It takes for as long as you wish and he is your guide/driver for the day. The car is a Landcruiser Prado. Costs 100 euros plus tips.

We recommend this trip highly.

Furthermore, you should not miss floating in the old salt mines. The salt content of the water is as dense as in the Dead Sea. Great fun outing!

Amazing is the genuine friendliness of the local Cape Verdians.

We loved it and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great holiday

  • 4 of 5

The island of sal is an experience! I am extremely well travelled, and so I took it all in my stride but my daughters boyfriend was not so and it was interesting to see his reaction, firstly if you are staying in a villa there is not a lot of food to be had and it is expensive! meat is of very poor quality! eating out is great fun but be careful where you go as it can be expensive to cheap and anything in-between, Santa Maria is just down the road and is lively and entertaining you will get 'hassled' by traders but so long as you are firm with no thank you they do go away.

we hired a car and went to the blue eye not in my opinion worth it 5 euros each, the lemon sharks which was fantastic and so exciting we saw adults from a distance and the young ones around our feet!!!!

the salt mine is worth a visit again 5euros and you can bath in the waters

The house is nice and has one of everything you need but we spent very little time there as we went to the pool during the day generally had it to ourselves!and then of an evening we where out! we still managed to spend 100 euros on electricity so be very careful of the air conditioning,about the only criticism I would have of the house was that the beds where really hard for me (and I know that is my opinion)

Then the best part of the holiday was going to behind the Rui hotel and seeing the baby turtles this made it the best trip ever!!! loved every single second of that.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andrea Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in our villa. Really happy that you managed to see the turtles it is a really fantastic event. Regards Martyn
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 weeks from end of july 2017. The apartment was just as advertised. New build blocks the view of the sea but you are only 3 mins walk. Bikini Beach is lovely but you cant beat the experience of Santa Maria. You have all that you need in a less than 10 mins taxi drive. We were fortunate enough to experince turtles on a sunday as the bikini beach club wasnt on. The club music is fairly loud but we enjoyed it..... i would give this apartment 10/10. Could do with more plates bowls and pots and pans as a family we couldn't cook multiple dishes as there isnt enough pots. Would we return? In a heartbeat Yes Yes Yes Yes.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa very nice but location didn't match.

  • 2 of 5

As mentioned Villa very nice but on a resort with no facilities. In visitors book comments from two years ago report similar issues, no pool adjacent and views of building site not of ocean as advertised. It's a 5 minute walk not 75 steps to reach the beach.

One bar was open 'ish but no snacks and next to noisy repairs to empty main swimming pool so only went once. Whole development empty and no atmosphere rather like something from a post apocalyptic survivor film.

No information pack for visitors. Only by chance we found how to walk (hour +) north to a Turtle bay.

Swimming near villa only possible in a dedicated enclosed harbour (Bikini bar on promontory). Otherwise beaches always red flagged and unsafe.

Welcome pack. We were not told what the options were and went for premium just in case. It contained stuff we didn't want or need (like cornflakes) so suggest you check the price and contents to see if it's value for money.

Utilities- you mentioned this but they were not cheap. Suggest you get an estimate for the Wifi too.

Overall by improvising and being frugal we made the most of it.

Fine villa but resort needs work to create a holiday atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Grahame Thank you for your very positive comments about our villa. I am sorry that that you were dissappointed with the resort. We do advise all guests that it is a quiet and relaxed resort and have had many positive reviews because of this. We also advise guests that during the low season services may be restricted and that some maintenance may be taking place. We do our best to keep our guests informed of costs and you were sent a list of items included in each welcome pack and the cost. Also outlined was the cost of wifi. We and many of our previous guests have enjoyed swimming from the local beach which is 75 paces from the villa. However, it can vary dependant on weather conditions and seasons so we are not able to guarantee that the sea will be calm at all times - I wish we could. However Bikini Beach, which is a 5 minute walk does provide a more safe swimming environment. We do not have an information pack in the villa as changes can happen and we are not in a position to amend it from the UK. However we did send you a document outlining things to do, taxis, restaurants, excursions, and more. I will pass on your comments to the resort.
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  • 5 of 5

A very relaxing holiday for us. the resort is very quiet which suited us perfectly and the villa was great.

We used Silvino and others to taxi us around they would stop at shops when required - very helpful.

The restaurant recommendations were also very helpful and we had some great meals. We particularly loved La Tortue and Le Prive.

The newly opened Bikini Beach was great - 43 euros for lunch, (great food) 4 glasses wine, towels, loungers and 2 complimentary glasses of bubbly- what a bargain!!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best Holiday Ever

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived the taxi took us straight to the supermarket to stock up on breakfast food, water and other immediate essentials then on to the villa. We were a little anxious as we had seen a previous review but we need not have worried. the villa was spotless, well equipped with all that is required for a week or fortnights break. Martyn had apologised in advance for the sofa covers as there was an issue with the material. He had said that it may be resolved before we arrived but it wasn’t, this did not detract from our enjoyment. The beaches were to die for, we swam in the sea in many places and often from the local beach. Happy hour at Tortue and Calema and then on to have some fabulous meals at the recommended restaurants. We didn't take any tours, Silvino was our tour guide taxi service and driver, a great guy.

There was only one pool in operation as we were told that the two large pools were waiting parts and should be completed before the end of this year, this didn't bother us.

We will definitely be back sometime in the near future.

Vic and Ellie

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
15 minutes by taxi
Nearest Barpub
on the resort
Nearest Restaurant
on the resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
50 metres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

The winter months in particular make this resort a windsurf and kitesurf paradise. Due to their position within this winter trade wind belt the Cape Verde Islands boast near perfect windsurfing and kitesurfing conditions from late November to June. Sal is an awesome spot for Kitesurfing and is especially suited to the advanced risers and wave sailor.

This is an amazing surfing destination too & offers a great experience for first time surfers & experienced professionals. The surf is mostly reef breaks but you will find some comfortable beach breaks if sandy bottom is your preferred option. There are surf schools which will provide lessons over the sandy bottom surf breaks. Cape Verde is the home of Kite and wind surfing world champions who offer coaching to beginners and the more competent surfers.

If diving is for you there are brilliantly coloured parrot & trigger fish. In many areas around the islands one can observe big fish and large schools of fish relatively close to shore.


The nearest beach is just a stones throw from the villa and a 150 metre walk away through the resorts beach gate, the town beaches are a 5 minutes drive.


There is only one airport on Sal which is a 15 minute drive from the Villa. Car hire is available, however taxis are readily available and cheap.


Santa Maria is the nearest town which is a 5 minute drive away with a great choice of bars and restaurants and beaches. There is lots to see on Sal - all within a 30 minute drive from the villa. Pedra de Luna is fascinating - salt flats in the centre of a volcano - you can swim in the salt pools. Kite beach is well worth a visit to see the world champion kite surfers in action!!

Further Details:

Local shops, restaurants, supermarkets and banks are all within a 5 minute drive away in Santa Maria.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $200.75

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of £250 per week is required to secure a booking, and the balance to be paid in full 8 weeks prior to departure. Please see our web site for full terms and conditions

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund