A stunning penthouse apartment on Boa Vista Island, with panoramic sea views, romantic and private.
Casa Velha ('Old Home') has been built using the colours and style of Portuguese colonial architecture, with a single central courtyard, typical of the colonial past, overlooked by romantic wooden balconies. It consists of only a few clean elegant apartments and stylish reception, cafe and bar.
A short stroll to the beach, beach restaurants and Sal Rei, and a short drive from the airport.
Outside: large private terrace, with sea views, 4 large sofas, outside table and chairs etc. It hardly ever rains, so this is fantastic living space.
A wonderful setting for a romantic holiday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Estoril Beach 200 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||150 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Boa Vista International Airport (BVC) 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The bedroom has a romantic wooden balcony, the highest point around and therefore wide views. Facing south-west, ideal for watching the sun setting over the sea.
Linen and towels (not beach towels) provided. Changed weekly. The penthouse is cleaned weekly. Extra cleaning & laundry can be supplied by arrangement with Casa Velha management. Breakfast available.
|Further details outdoors|
Large private terrace, with sea views, 2 sunbeds, 4 large sofas, outside table and chairs etc
Not suitable for the elderly due to stairs.
Smoking is not permitted inside the penthouse, However, guests may smoke on the berdroom's romantic balcony, or on the large private terrace.
Boavista is an island of sand dunes, long white beaches, and clear sea. Originally named Sao Cristovao when discovered in 1480, the name Boa Vista caught on after sailors cried from the crow's nest of sailing barques “Boa Vista” (meaning Beautiful View). Settled in 1620, by Captain Rodrigo Afonso who obtained a permit for farming cattle and goats, it also developed potteries and weaving.
Boavista has a dry-tropical climate. Humidity is low. The average daily temperature ranges from 22°C to 26°C. Highs of 29°C are seen in July/August with lows of 20°C in December/January. Ocean surface water temperatures range from 22°C to 27°C, creating a maritime temperate climate.
There are two seasons, a dry season between November and July, and a "wet" season, with occasional rain between August and October. Daily hours of sunshine vary from around 6 - 7 between August and October and 10 - 12 for the rest of the year
Turtle Watching - Every year, from late May to September, more than 3,000 loggerhead turtles (Caretta) come ashore on Cape Verde´s beaches, particularly at Ervatao beach, the third most important loggerhead nesting site in the world.
Whale Watching - organised half day tours are available to view these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
Estoril Beach is situated just South of Sal Rei and is sheltered by the Ilheu de Sal Rei making it the calmest on the Island and ideal for families and the novice at surfing, diving and watersports. There are a number of beach bars as well as the submarine diving centre and the Boa Vista Wind Club where you can obtain expert instruction in diving and wind-surfing.
Sal Rei has over 20 restaurants to choose from with both local and european cuisine.
Other activities include: kite-surfing, horse riding, cycle hire, beach buggy hire, 4x4 hire, guided tours of the island, walking, Ultra Marathon