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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Inside the property

The property sleeps six people (8 max) and comprises three bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchen dining area, a large open plan living room and two outside terraces. The bedrooms comprise of one double with sea views, one with two single beds plus a mezzanine with two single beds ideal for kids (Total 6 beds + 1 double sofa bed). The kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed for self-catering including: solid wood dining table with six chairs, refrigerator, and cooker with hob. For outside dining on the terrace there is an additional table with four chairs. In the living room there is a double sofa bed, two sofas, a TV with DVD player and a collection of over 100 movies on HDD. We have Internet TV that includes 26 channels in different languages. There is a stereo with CD and mp3 that takes USB & SD cards with a music collection on a USB dongle. There is a phone provided with all the contact numbers needed for your stay. For gadgets there is a mix of UK & EU sockets with power protection. We also have totally unlimited WIFI (optional). The property has fan cooling in all rooms. The price of your stay includes weekly cleaning, laundry of bedding & towels, electricity, gas, water. Plus a welcome pack with, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, water, salt, pepper, biscuits & toilet paper etc.

Outside the property

There is a large covered terrace, a separate sun terrace with two soft loungers and private garden that has a mix of tropical plants and two large hammocks. The total size of the villa and garden is 310,94 sq meters. Due to its location and aspect it is sheltered from the prevailing trade winds so it is warm, even in the winter months. It is also exceptionally quiet as no traffic is allowed in the development. There is infinity pool just 20M away that looks out to see. The development has its own desalination plant for the production of clean fresh drinking water and comprises of twenty detached villas, fifteen semi-detached bungalows and apartments.

The Beaches

There is private access to a small-secluded sandy beach accessible by villa owners down steps built into the cliff. The steps to this beach are on the other side of the pool that can be seen from the bedroom window, about fifty meters from the villa. On the other side of the small beach is the town of Vila Do Maio. A short walk down through the town brings you out on the main street overlooking the long white sandy main beach. Here you will find a few bars and restaurants. It's the place the fishermen bring in their catch and where the locals like to hang out. About 12 min in the other direction is Ponta Pretta beach. It runs many kilometers south without any sign of civilization.

Please note: At certain times of the year the waves in Cape Verde can be quite large and this can make bathing in the sea challenging. However this doesn't normally last more than a day or two. Sometimes under these conditions the sand can shift quite dramatically. The small beach close to the villa usually has less sand June to November (occasionally none) and much more sand December to May. Villa Do Maio main beach (8 min) and Ponta Pretta beach (12 min) always have sand.

Climate & Weather

The climate is tropical and dry. The average daytime temperature remains around 25°C and whilst there are highs and lows due to the influence from the Ocean, the changes do not exceed 10°C (Min 15°C Max 35°C) . The sea temperature is between 23°C in February and March up to 27°C in September and October (several degrees warmer than the Canaries). The north east trade winds are at their strongest between January & April. (This is why Cape Verde is one of the worlds top kite surfing destinations). The rest of the year the wind is variable from calm to moderate. Rainfall is very rare, it doesn't normally rain at all between November & August. From mid August to mid October it is hot, humid with the occasional heavy shower.

Description of Maio Island

The terrain around Maio is made up of forests in the northern part and dry desert dominating the rest of the area around the south. The mountains including a view of Monte Batalha dominates the Northwest. In the south-west there is a large salt flat where you can find interesting flora & fauna, locals still gather salt here today. There are long stretches of perfect white sandy beaches, quiet towns, warm clear waters with very little commercialism and friendliest locals in anywhere in Cape Verde.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Private Beach 100 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Vila do Maio (Porto Inglez) 2 km, Nearest railway: None
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Boat available, Sea view
Pool Children's pool
General TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available, Swing set

The Sotavento Islands region

Description of Maio Island

The terrain around Maio is made up of forests in the northern part and dry desert dominating the rest of the area around the south. The mountains including a view of Monte Batalha dominates the Northwest. In the south-west there is a large salt flat where you can find interesting flora & fauna, locals still gather salt here today. There are long stretches of perfect white sandy beaches, quiet towns, warm clear waters with very little commercialism and friendliest locals in anywhere in Cape Verde.

The Cape Verde Islands

The Archipelago of Cape Verde is located in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 450km off the coast of Senegal, West Africa. The climate is tropical and dry with average temperatures of 25 degrees year round. The cooling sea breezes ensure it still remains pleasant to explore the islands, of which there are 10. Each island is unique making it an excellent place for island hopping. Santiago is the largest island and houses the capital, Praia. The most popular island with tourists is Sal, due to its excellent diving and surfing facilities. Maio has the most beautiful beaches in Cape Verde and is still almost untouched by tourism - a perfect place to relax after visiting the busier islands.

Climate & Weather

The climate is tropical and dry. The average daytime temperature remains around 25°C and whilst there are highs and lows due to the influence from the Ocean, the changes do not exceed 10°C (Min 15°C Max 35°C) . The sea temperature is between 23°C in February and March up to 27°C in September and October. Rainfall is very rare. The sea temperature is several degrees warmer than the Canaries.

Vila do Maio

The Beaches

There is private access to a small secluded sandy beach only accessible by villa owners down steps built into the cliff. The steps to this beach are on the other side of the pool that can be seen from the master bedroom window, about fifty meters from the villa. On the other side of the small beach is the town of Vila Do Maio. A short walk down through the town brings you out on the main street overlooking the long white sandy main beach.

Description of Vila Do Maio town

Vila do Maio, is a town in the south-western part of the island of Maio in south-eastern Cape Verde. It is the main urban settlement of the island, and also seat of the Maio Municipality.

The town is still (colloquially) known by its old name, Porto Inglês (Portuguese for "English port" in which was founded, Cape Verdean Creole: Port' Inglês), in opposition of the older Porto Português (present day Calheta).

The town is the 14th largest city in Cape Verde after Picos. Vila do Maio is linked with the island's highway serving the eastern and the northern portions of the island especially to Pedro Vaz and Morrinho. Vila do Maio has a port with ferry routes to the island of Santiago.

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24 Aug 2014

5/5

"Relaxing and peaceful family holidays"

We were looking for relaxing and peaceful family holidays with our two-year old and our teenage girl and spent two wonderful weeks on the island of Maio.The house faces the ocean, you are constantly r… More

13 Aug 2014

5/5

"Una pasada"

El complejo Stella Maris es una pasada, tanto las villas como los apartamentos son muy chulos, modernos y limpios. La piscina desbordante es chulisimas también y el trato de Ornella muy bueno. En Mai… More

9 Jan 2014

5/5

"Everything the photos on the website promise"

Maio is great, and Stella Maris village definitely the best place to stay on the island. The villa is fantastic: well equipped, lovely garden, spectacular views - everything the photos on the website … More

9 Apr 2013

5/5

"Amazing Amazing"

Bon Dia ! Villa Stella Maris is the only place you should even think to stay if you come to Maio It's completely like the pictures look but of course they can't even begin to do the real thi… More

Hi Guys

Thank you the sending your review. I must say it was quite a challenge choreographing everything but the end result was absolutely worth it. There were times when I thought that you guys were not going to make it. Not only did you make it, you had a great time and have posted this lovely review, its the icing on the cake.

Stephen Jeanette and I have decided that we no longer call the people that make it to Maio tourists. You're now labelled explorers. Well done and thank you from us all.

We hope to see you (or your friends) in the not too distant future

Philip

4 Dec 2012

5/5

"Best place to stay in Maio"

We - that is my husband, our daughter (3 1/2 years old) and myself - totally fell in love with Maio and after talking to the few other tourists we met at the island is our conclusion: Stella Maris is … More

21 Sep 2012

5/5

"A lovely villa in a stunning location"

The booking process was straightforward and painless, and the service received was excellent. Getting to Maio can be a little tedious with the flights from Praia to Maio not always running to schedule… More

4 Apr 2012

4/5

"A very pleasant place"

We were very warmly received and taken care of both the couple taking care of the place and the owner. Peaceful place, yet just a couple of minutes walk from the town and the closest restaurant(s).… More

14 Mar 2012

5/5

"a nice place to live !!!"

sorry but our " evaluation " will be in french ( nobody is perfect )séjour plus qu'agréable dans la villa, elle est facile à vivre, proche du village et des restaurants...Philip est … More

Hi Guys,

I must say you were adorable guests. Thank you for looking after the home and especially the kittens. (for people reading a lovely stray cat decided to have kittens in the garden & we have kind of taken them under our wings who could resist) I just hope future visitors are as kind, thoughtful, wacky & fun as you xxx

I have taken the liberty of using Google translate on your message

"more than pleasant stay in the villa, it is easy to live close to the village and restaurants ... Philip is an attentive host and in contact with friendly ... we recommend + + + Maio is ideal for enjoying the passing of time and its inhabitants adorable ... Nathalie and Yvan"

5 Mar 2012

5/5

"Wonderful place for undisturbed relaxation"

You really should make the effort, and come to Maio, a hidden treasure of the Cap Verde Islands. We were heartily welcomed at the airport, and taken to the villa. A very comfortable, neat, tastly furn… More

Dear Kathrin,

Thank you so much for taking the time to send in such a positive review, it will help us & also help others make a more informed choice.

It truly is the best part to know we have been able to provide a great holiday for someone.

We hope to see you in Maio again soon

Warmest wishes

Philip

27 Dec 2011

5/5

"Calm and peaceful"

Location near the city of Maio is very good. Calm and peaceful. Very nice house with all the tools necessary to live very well. We were a family of 6 (2 adults-4children) and it was very easy to live … More

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