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SEAFRONT Spacious Luxury 2 Dble Bedroom/2 Bath Apt.,quiet area, close town..

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment on Cabral Beach, Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde - Quiet Location, 10 Mins Walk To Town, 2 Mins To Beach. Friendly, Safe Environment

Spacious frontline apartment (directly overlooking sea, beach and pool) with 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms + baby cot and double sofabed in this large, airy ground floor apartment. Wheelchair accessible. Conveniently located. Very well equipped, home from home. Wifi and satellite TV.

Supermarkets and restaurants nearby.

Small friendly complex of 7 x 3 floor blocks overlooking vast unspoilt sandy beach. Sleeps 6 + baby. Balcony off sitting room with sea and pool views + terrace off to the side for BBQs and/or sunbathing. Fully equipped gym in the next door complex, that can be used for a daily charge, and a free exercise area with equipment just nearby on the beach opposite.

Sal Rei (meaning Salt King) is the main town, just a 500m walk or 5 euro taxi ride from the apartment.

For GREAT reviews on this apt., please go to Holiday Lettings, Home Away or Trip Advisor websites.

For self caterers there is a fully equipped kitchen: a local bakery, fishmarket, butcher, fruit and veg market, supermarkets plus lots of small family grocer shops, looking like they're in their homes (which they probably are), also souvenir and art shops a short walk away in town. Otherwise, a growing number of good quality restaurants offering Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Cape Verdean cuisine and snacks at reasonable prices within easy walking distance after a busy days' sightseeing; or take a local taxi further afield for 3-4 euros to lovely restaurants right on the beach or possibly a disco.

Closer to home (in fact just opposite the apt), Bart and Els welcome you to their Elcibar pool bar/restaurant next to the pool, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks all day except Monday. There is also a bar/supermarket in the next door complex (VC1) basement called etcetera. Several bars in town and along Estoril beach have live local music (Bob Marley's music is very popular) and the large hotels have theme evenings. New restaurant/bars are opening all the time, and it is fun trying different ones. All tastes and budgets are catered for, some of the best being in the most unlikely looking places.

The local currency is the Cape Verdean Escudo, but most places take Euros, and will give you change in Ecudos. The rate is currently 1 euro = 900 CV escudos, or £1 = 1100 CV escudos. The best thing to do is take Euros and change them to Escudos at one of the banks in Sal Rei town.

Airport pick up and welcome pack on arrival included in price or reduction if not required. Transport time from airport is 10 - 15 mins. 24 hour security. Parking right outside. Daily/weekly hire for beach buggies, cars, scooters, bicycles.

Suitable for all age groups, whether looking for a peaceful break or an activity holiday in this emerging, unspoilt location. All amenities such as Post Office, banks, supermarkets etc are nearby and within walking distance. Close to the newly built port.

Plenty of opportunity for surfing, wind and kite surfing, diving, fishing, dune buggying, touring or just lazing with a drink and a good book. Whale watching and turtle watching at certain times of year.

English Apartment managers available on site for local info and queries.

Fully equipped kitchen including drinking water (separate tap on sink).

Facilities for disabled, elderly and wheelchair users (wheelchair bound owner). Please enquire about facilities available - bath lift/grab rails/bed riser blocks. Level access/ramps to apartment and pool area.

Boa Vista is one of 10 Cape Verde Islands, situated 500k west of Senegal in the Atlantic Ocean, The Islands of Cape Verde enjoy their own diverse culture, strong sense of history and identity that has been widely influenced by Africa, Portugal and Brazil, yet remain unique to the Cape Verde islands. The ten islands all offer something different, with enough beauty and beguiling charm for even the most seasoned traveller, along with a tropical climate and miles of beautiful light golden sandy beaches. With flights under 6 hours from the UK, the small time difference and the friendly people, it is hard to beat as an all-round holiday destination, and still low key enough to feel like a bit of a discovery. Boa Vista is home to some of the most dazzling beaches on the archipelago covering a staggering 55km. it is also one of the nesting areas for the endangered Loggerhead turtles, and they be can be seen nesting and/or hatching at certain times of year. Plus the humpback whales spend time just off the islands with their babies Apr-Jul each year. Closest to the African mainland, Boa Vista is not only renowned for its stunning beaches but its marine life too. Nightlife here is very low key and mostly quiet with just a scattering of good quality and varied local restaurants and bars. Boa Vista is quite literally covered in sand and many buildings have been completely absorbed leaving an endless blanket of sand. A great example of this is on Praia da Chaves, an old ceramic factory covered in sand is still intact with machines in situ! Sahara like dunes in the interior of the island with sprouting date palms are an impressive sight and well worth a visit. Depending on the time of year you may even spot some turtles on the island's southern beaches. Boa Vista is thought to be the third most important loggerhead turtle nesting site in the world, with the favoured time of year for turtles to nest usually being during the months of June through to September. The miles of unspoilt coast line are excellent for you to enjoy uninterrupted walks as well as being a popular location for windsurfing and kitesurfing enthusiasts. Other watersports such as snorkelling and scuba diving are available in addition to quad biking tours and line, beach and deep-sea fishing. There are several festivals on the island including the common music festival that takes place on Santa Cruz in August. The other main colourful festival is: Santa Isabel (Municipality Day) 4 July - The day of Santa Isabel, the patron saint of the island. Celebrated with processions, swimming, horse racing, tours and a public ball. Hot Tip for Boa Vista. In addition to turtles on the beach you may catch a glimpse of whales in the islet of Sal Rei, a feeding ground for humpback whales and a magical sight if you are lucky enough to experience it. Whale sightings usually takes place from April through to June.

Please see my great reviews on trip advisor, home away and holiday lettings websites, and of course email me for further or specific information.

More Details

geraldine pring
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, finnish, Email translation service used, excuse mistakes.
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About geraldine pring

I have a farming and a business background, but am confined to a wheelchair after breaking my neck in a horse riding accident 35 years ago.

Despite this, I love travelling, and saw these off-plan apartments advertised in 2006/7. After visiting these enchanting islands, I decided to invest. It has been dubbed "The New Caribbean", but is completely unspoiled and still has its traditional African/Portuguese charm. Due to the world recession the units are only just completed.

I like to go there a couple of times a year in the cooler (21-24 degC) months (Nov-Apr).

I like to feel the apartment is 'home from home', and have tried to furnish and equip it accordingly.

The apt is all on the level, but has no specific 'disabled' things installed. Please ask if you have any specific enquiries.

geraldine pring purchased this apartment in 2012

Why geraldine pring chose Boa Vista

This is a new development in a fantastic emerging location. Said to be "The New Caribbean". Still unspoilt with many original Portuguese/African features and local festivals. Traditional local way of life, and lots of old architecture. Suitable for all ages, types and abilities. Good quality fittings, furnishings, linen, towels etc. The apt is spacious and has lovely South West facing views to the ocean, whilst also having privacy, closeness to the bar, pool and restaurant and a 15 minute walk to the main town of Sal Rei. See my great reviews on Trip Advisor, Holiday Lettings and Home Away websites. Fabulous white sand beaches for long peaceful walks by the

What makes this apartment unique

Views of ocean and beach. Fabulous sunsets.

Every convenience, helpful and friendly locals, ex-pat residents and passers by.

Almost 100% guaranteed sunshine all year round. No stress is the order of the day. Reasonably priced food and drink from different nations.

African and Portuguese influence on culture and architecture.

All kinds of watersports available for beginners and experts alike. Superb, deserted vast white sand beaches. Quiet relaxing area but close to all amenities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great place - made the trip worthwhile!

The apartment was brilliant and served us well over the week we were in Cape Verde! It is within a few minutes walk into the centre of town, has a beach straight across the road and the little shop within the building was one of the best places! Would book again when I head back!
Jan 2014
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Sal Rei Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , En-suite bathroom. Plus wash basin.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , plus wash basin
  • Ensuite bathroom to double bedroom one: - shower over bath, bidet, toilet, basin. Family shower room with basin and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofabed sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (2 Dble Bedrooms + dble sofa bed + cot) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has double bed; large built-in wardrobe; ceiling fan; mosquito net; ensuite bathroom with shower over bath; Cot for babies. Bedroom 2 has 2 x twin beds; large built in wardrobe; ceiling fan; mosquito nets. Living room has double sofa bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Spacious apartment - plenty of storage space. Ceiling fans. Exterior shutters on bedroom windows plus curtains; electric dusk to dawn mosquito repeller in each room; mosquito nets for beds, fly screens each window/door & curtains. Outside: Balcony accessed from large lounge patio doors overlooking pool and beach. Large shared pool with separate children's pool area. Pool bar/restaurant serving excellent meals and snacks all day except Monday. Exercise area with equipment on beach opposite. Utility Room: Iron; Ironing board; drying rack. Available by arrangement - high chair; cot; ramps for w/chair; bath lift; grab bars; riser blocks for bed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels included (not beach towels). cleaning/laundry by arrangement with managers on site (small charge). Front & side (South & S/West) facing balconies off sitting room with patio table, parasol and 6 chairs + 2 loungers. great sunsets.


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(4 traveler reviews)

SEAFRONT Spacious Luxury 2 Dble Bedroom/2 Bath Apt.,quiet area, close town..
average rating of 4.75 based on 10 reviews

Vila Cabral II - November 2016

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay in ground floor apartment facing Cabral beach. It was adjacent to ElciBar the pool bar which was new since our last visit to Boa Vista. Apartment was spacious with two bedrooms, bathroom and shower room and large lounge/diner/kitchen - plenty of room for 4 if needed. Met at airport by local agent and taken to apartment for introduction. Everything we needed was in the apartment, although it has does not have aircon we found that leaving the bedroom and lounge windows open with fly screens in place there was a cooling air flow right through during the night. The kitchen tap has a filter included for drinking quality water which saved carrying it back from the shops on a frequent basis. There is a TV with DVD player attached but no TV signal. The flat is 10 minutes walk across an unmade area to the big local supermarket and about 15 minutes from all the restaurants in town; take a torch!

We used ElciBar a lot during our stay for brunch, lunch, evening meals, beer, cocktails and wifi access(chargeable). Staff very friendly, food very varied and good, wine and beer cost effective. No noise for the bar affected us even though it was so close.

Recommended. Will do some TripAdvisor reviews of eateries in Sal Rei soon-ish as several of those were very good too.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely review, thank you Sara. It's nice to re-visit a place after a few years and find it's improved. I look forward to hosting you again in due course!
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excellent, home from home

  • 5 of 5

I have already written a review

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, so pleased you enjoyed it! I think your main review is on a different site!
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Boa Vista stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at Geris Boa Vista appt. The complex is pretty peaceful all day and night and has a lovely relaxing atmosphere to it. The location is perfect for access to a beautiful beach and a short walk into the local town. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed for the week. No air con but this was not an issue as ceiling fans were sufficient. The complex was also very well looked after and the pool always immaculate. During our stay a small business offering massage and other relaxation therapies opened up. A lovely addition to the complex. Would definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Laura, I hope we'll see you again when you're craving the sun! I had also had mosquito blinds fitted just before your stay, and installed a bbq which will be nice on the new side patio area. Also, there are windows front and back, so there is always a cooling through draught even when it's very hot. I believe Marina's massage 'parlour' nearby will prove very popular with owners and guests alike either before or after a refreshing swim and/or drink, meal or snack at Elcibar - all within 2 minutes stroll!!
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Boa Vista stay

  • 4 of 5

Our 2 weeks stay at this apartment proved successful. The internal

arrangements for the complex the apartment is on is excellent. Matt

met us as the airport to transport us to the apartment and show us round.

Welcome pack a nice touch also. The only thing we would say is that

the apartment is lacking air-conditioning. Even though we didn't have 2

weeks of sun the temperature was in the late 20's and we feel

it would help. There was a floor fan in one of the bedrooms.

Geri the owner couldn't have been more helpful with our questions

before we booked and we look forward to viewing her Sal apartment

in the future.

Elaine and Phil Woods - Accrington, Lancashire

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elaine, Thank you for your review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I appreciate constructive comments. However, I would point out that in addition to the floor standing fan, there is a small personal fan plus 3 x 2 speed large ceiling fans (1 in each room), that are very effective. Only about 3 or 4 apartments out of 60 have installed air-con, as it has not been deemed necessary. Also, since you have mentioned it, I have now put in an additional 'air cooler' for guest's comfort, plus had mosquito blinds fitted, so that the windows can be kept open as/when necessary. Thank you again, and I look forward to welcoming you if/when you decide on Sal as your next holiday destination.
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
boa vista
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
praia cabral
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Whale watching (April - June); Turtles laying/hatching (Jul-Sept); Wind surfing; Kite surfing; Scuba Diving; Snorkelling; Beach and deep sea fishing; Touring; Dune buggying; Typical African/Portuguese influence. Vast unspoilt sandy beaches. Small character villages. The new Caribbean!


25 metres to large, quiet, white sandy beach. Other beaches within walking distance and even more a short drive away. Beach and rocks fishing. Deep sea fishing.


Rabil (Sal Rei) airport 10-15mins drive. Car hire available but not essential.

Currently a visa is required costing 25 euro cash per person on arrival at the airport.


Nearest town Sal Rei (translates to salt king), is 500 metres, either a 10-15 minute walk or a 3 euro taxi ride.

Further Details:

For self caterers there is: local bakery, fishmarket, butcher, fruit and veg market, supermarkets and lots of souvenir shops a short walk away in town. Also a small supermarket in the basement of the next door complex VC1 where you can buy most things, especially fresh bread each morning..

For those wishing to eat out, there is of course Elcibar opposite the apartment overlooking the pool plus Etcetera in the basement of the next complex, and there are increasingly more good restaurants and bars at reasonable prices within easy walking distance after a busy day sightseeing; or take a local taxi further afield for a few euros. Restaurants/snack bars shown on map will be supplied after booking and there is always useful info coming from the other apartment owners and tenants who may be around at the time.

Of course, just across from the apartment, Bart and Els welcome you to their Elcibar pool bar/restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks all day except Monday.

There is a small supermarket/bar/restaurant in the basement of the next door complex (VC1 - 2mins walk).

Both also sell top ups for wifi, phone or dongle.


Rates & Availability

Sal Rei Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Apr 24 2017 - May 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
May 8 2017 - May 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
May BH
May 22 2017 - Jun 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Jun 5 2017 - Nov 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Laundry/Cleaning $31.96
Refundable damage deposit $127.82

Booking Notes:
Full details of island, 'what's where' things to do and map etc supplied on booking and will be in the apt.
Airport pick up by arrangement.
basic welcome pack on arrival included.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day. Arrival after 2pm; departure before 11am unless by prior arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for 2-6 persons, and includes welcome pack on arrival, all gas, elec and water (including filtered drinking water), linen and towels (not beach towels). Fresh linen and towels by arrangement direct with local managers. Possible reductions for 2 person occupancy and stays of over 1 week..

For last minute bookings, please enquire, as reductions may well be available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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