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Sea View Penthouse, Boa Vista


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Excellent 5/5 12 reviews


Penthouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

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

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Staffed property, Sea view
General CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Fridge
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
Access Parking
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

Further details

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.

The Barlavento Islands region

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

Sal Rei

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

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Review 1-10 of 12

20 Feb 2014


"Great place for windsurfing in the European winter"

We spent a week sailing on 4 tp 6 meters sails. Wind blows constant all day long and the spot is a playground with no choppy, good waves and nice people. Not crowded at all. And Casa Velha is the perf… More

7 Jan 2014


"Very Relaxing"

We had a lovely time staying at the penthouse.
Walking distance to beach and town. Bed very comfortable. Lovely terrace. Very quiet and relaxing.
Would definitely like to go back again. Staff are friendly and very helpful.

6 Nov 2013


"Relax allo stato puro"

Un anno fa un amico mi disse: "quando passi da Boavista o ti innamori o ti annoi non c'è una via di mezzo". Beh io mi sono innamorata di questo angolo di paradiso e di Casa Vehla che h… More

14 Aug 2013


"pretty awful"

Dirty no air con surrounded by half built apartments rubbish building materials and homeless people the apartment is as basic as you can get we like simple unfussy but this apartment is so basic and … More

This review was shock to us, coming 9 months after these guests stayed. However, we remember that they arrived just a week after the freak torrential rain and floods on Boa Vista, when Casa Velha was surrounded by receding floodwaters. No wonder they have bad memories. Thankfully this disaster for the Island did not last long, the sun dried everything quickly and other guests love our penthouse....

29 May 2013


"The great escape"

We stayed in the penthouse in May 2013. The apartment is very well equipped and also beautifully decorated. The roof terrace is a dream! Casa Velha is a walking distance to a gorgeous beach and also a… More

3 Mar 2013


"Perfect holiday location"

Casa Velha Penthouse exceeded our expectations in every way. Well equipped, clean, and a superb location. Friendly helpful staff. Great advice beforehand from owners re. currency, etc.

It is a perfect location. Close to local facilities for shopping, eating out, etc., and adjacent to the most beautiful beach. Also very short transfer from airport, so no wasted time in transit.

The whole experience was magical, and one we definitely hope to repeat.

8 Dec 2012


"A real Haven to escape to"

The Penthouse apartment is beautiful, we really felt we had escaped from life, great location, short walk to anywhere but out the way enough for it to be peaceful. The view from the bed is beautiful and on the roof terrace we felt like royalty! Amazing large space to chill out all to yourselves and watch the sunset.
The beaches around the island are really spectacular and empty!!! Really do recommend hiring a 4x4 and getting off the beaten track.
The apartment is also full of lots of information that was really useful for us to make the best of our time there.

25 Oct 2012


"Traum - Penthouse"

Das Penthouse hat eine tolle riesige Terasse mit gepflegten Polstermöbeln, die uns jeden Tag bei einer leichten Brise Wind und warmen Temperaturen die Abende sehr gemütlich entspannen ließen. Ein D… More

20 Aug 2012


"Fantastic Apartment!"

We had a lovely stay, the apartment has everything you could want (apart from maybe air conditioning in the bedroom! - it can get very hot!) Clean and tidy and very spacious. The kitchen was well equiped and the bedroom had plenty of hanging space and hangers in the wardrobes. The roof terrace is the best part of the apartment with lovely views of the sea and town and great sun sets in the evening. We spent a lot of time relaxing and reading on the terrace and with a bit of shade and the usual breeze it was not too uncomfortable even in the heat of midday. The apartment is well located as it is only a few minutes walk to the beach, shops, bars, restaurants and even the hospital. The staff were resonably friendly and were happy to help with any queries we had. We tried breakfast one morning but weren't too impressed so didn't bother again! (Not very good and certainly not cheap). The apartment is unique and ideal for couples.

We normally find the bedroom fan keeps it reasonably cool, and at other times we just open the doors to the balcony and watch the lights of the yachts twinkling in the bay. However, these guests stayed in August when sometimes it can get hot...

Casa Velha offers a continental breakfast which is basic but the coffee is good, and the evening cocktails are just scrummy!

6 Jun 2012


"It really is as pretty as it looks"

What a fantastic apartment - spacious, comfortable, well equipped with the best balcony area ever - perfect for relaxing. Within a few minutes walk of Sal Rei & the best beach on the island. Hire a pick-up if you can as the roads are an experience not to be missed - the beaches in the east & south are amazing but if you just stay in Sal Rei then you can rest assured that this is definitely the best beach on the island - the grass really isn't greener. The huge sweep of white sand around the bay is wonderful, turtles swim just off the shore & you can swim safely. Supermarkets are basic but go back to old-fashioned values & hunt out the fruit & veg market, fantastic butcher & baker. If you prefer to eat out then you won't be disappointed with the quality of the food in the restaurants.

We kinda like it too.....

Yes, Estoril beach is the most sheltered on the Island so it is usually safe for swimming - however, be aware that the prevailing winds blow offshore.

The butcher, baker, main supermarket and fish market can take some "hunting out", so do not be afraid to ask - we can help, but take a Portuguese phrase book and consider taking a taxi the first time to save walking around in the heat. Some of the supermarkets - and especially the bakery - do not look like shops from the outside.

Review 1-10 of 12

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Calendar last updated:16 Aug 2014

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