Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

FRONT LINE Santa Maria Residence is a lovely private building of 7 high class 2 bedroom apartments on the beach. It is located towards the quieter eastern side of Santa Maria town. The first floor apartment looks out over Santa Maria beach. The apartment has an exceptionally large balcony area and private area outside for sun bathing, eating & relaxing.

Internally the flat is significantly larger than a lot of others. There are 2 rooms of good size, one with a double bed and en suite, one with 2 single beds. There is a generous kitchen area and open plan lounge area which leads out onto the balcony. The flat is fully air conditioned with top quality inverter A/C units. Furnished to a high standard and has a well equipped kitchen. Please note that there is no washing machine.

If further information is required we do have short video clips of the area and the flat.

A short walk across the beach to the beautiful sea & surf for a swim or snorkel or to sit & watch the sun go down with a glass of wine on the balcony. It is a truly idilic location.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach At the front door 10m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 400 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: SID 10 km, Nearest railway: No railway in Cape Verde Islands
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
General Air conditioning, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

This apartment resides inside a tastefully gated beach front block.

The lovely bright apartment is tiled throughout and furnished to a high standard with high quality wooden furniture. Ornaments are carefully choosen from normally 'next' or M&S.. and even more carefully transported from the UK to the flat.

The fitted kitchen has a built in full height fridge freezer, gas hob, microwave, toaster and kettle. The dining area is next to the kitchen area which leads onto the open plan lounge. It also leads to the bathroom and both bedrooms.

The lounge area has two sofas from which you can look straight out over the beach and sea through the large double patio doors.

The balcony is truly stunning and when i am staying there this is where i spend most of my time, reading books, chatting with friends, entertaining, watching the world go by or the sunsets with a glass of local Fogo wine (its an aquired taste!).

The main master bedroom has a double bed fitted wardrobe, bedside tables and a large set of drawers. A separate en suite toilet/ shower room is attached to this room. Patio doors open onto your own private bedroom balcony on the other side of the building.

The second bedroom has twin single beds, fitted wardrobe, bedside tables, and chest of drewers.

Both bedrooms and the lounge area have high quality hitachi inverter air conditioning units fitted.

Further details outdoors

This flat is truly front line and on the beach, the views as you can see from the balcony are what we all dream of. The sea is about 1 minute walk across the beach/ tundra from the gates. The World Windsurf Champion Josh Angual Windsurf Centre beach approx 300m along the beach from the flat.

The Ilha do Sal region

Year round sunshine in the Cape Verde Islands. Less than 6 hours direct flight from the UK. Ex Portuguese colony, now independent and dependent on tourism. The reason Sal has grown as a tourist destination over the years is its wonderful sandy beaches, dry climate, warm temperatures, and friendly people. For a laid-back holiday, where you can relax, this is the place. Only 10 minutes transfer time from airport to the villa.

For weather information current and historic please visit this web site.

http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/08594.html

Floating off the west coast of Africa, ten barefoot and very different island paradises wait to whip your breath away. Each one is dramatically different, from bounty-like blonde sands backed by jungle-like scenery to volcanic monochrome landscapes peppered with pastel-painted towns. Yes, the beaches are mind-bogglingly gorgeous. And the colourful blend of cultures from Africa, Portugal and Brazil will have you charmed from the moment you arrive.

Cape Verde’s bounty-like beaches instantly grab your attention. Miles of utterly breathtaking porcelain-white sands stretch as far as the eye can see, seductively sliding into glass-like seas. Santa Maria’s unspoilt seashore curves around the coastline for over 7km, so whether you want to stay close to the action near the water sports centres and beach bars or crave the solitude of the sand dunes, you can always find your own piece of paradise. Stroll along the sands and spot the island of Boavista on the horizon. Reel in a Blue Marlin or Yellowfin Tuna. Learn to windsurf across the waves. Or simply sit under the shade of a raffia-style parasol and watch an energetic game of volleyball. However you choose to unwind here - it's most definitely a desert island dream.

The people are a mixture of African and European with approximately 70% of the population being of mixed race. The official language of the islands is Portuguese, which widely spoken and used in newspapers and anything that is written. Instead they use Creole, their national language, based on African languages but with additions from several European languages. Even this can differ from island to island. More recently English has been taught as a foreign language in schools. The religion of the islands is largely Christian, with most people being Catholic.

Idyllic year round temperatures in the high twenties and virtually no rain makes the Islands the ideal getaway whatever the time of year. Their privileged position in the Atlantic means they enjoy fairly constant cooling breezes which keep the atmosphere almost free from humidity. Rainfall is minimal throughout the year and is most likely to occur during the months of July and October.

Santa Maria

Lie on the beach all day and relax. The flat is on this beach about 500m away.

http://www.caboverde24.com/surfwebcam/

Visit the turtle nests/ beaches and special nursery... so cute! (June-Nov)

http://www.turtlesos.org/

Go fishing from the shore, or by boat.

Go diving from many dive schools, the best i have found is this one.. they are all great, safe and with good equipment, They taught both my young daughters to dive.

http://www.mantadivingcentre.cv/en/homepage.htm

Take a day out in a sailing boat

Go quad biking or explore the island in dune bugies, a lot of fun!

Visit other islands on day trips in a light plane

Walk along the coast

Snorkel from little coves

Go surfing, kite surfing or wind surfing

Dine at the water's edge in local restaurants

Enjoy fresh fish and seafood

Have a great evening with the very friendly ex-pats in Tam Tam Bar.

Sit outside at night and watch the amazing stars

Visit Santa Maria, Espargos, Burracona, Pedra de Lume volcanic crater, the port of Palmeira.

Sal really appeals to ocean lovers who enjoy the simple things in life. Some things are very European and similar to the Cannary Islands, other areas are significantly more basic, very unspoilt and beautiful.