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Villa with infinity pool & lovely ocean view SMV

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 16 reviews

Villa & Garden

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 double 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. 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 Samsung smart TV with 26 channels, Internet, Skype, Facebook (+ other apps), play photo, video and music files. We also have a collection of 100 movies on HDD. There is a stereo with CD and mp3 that takes USB & SD cards with a music collection on a USB dongle. The property has fan cooling in all rooms.

Outside the property:

There is a large covered terrace for shade, a separate sun terrace with two soft loungers and private garden that has a mix of tropical plants and a large hammock. 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 an infinity pool just 20M away that looks out to see facing west.

What is included

The price of your stay includes everything on the inventory (available on request) including bedding, house towels and beach towels. Also included is weekly cleaning, laundry (of bedding & towels), electricity, gas, water. Plus a few essentials such as, water, salt, pepper, washing up liquid, toilet paper etc.

What isn't included

You may also add Breakfast, Unlimited WIFI Internet and all the activities (As seen on our website) as optional extras. Please contact us for more information and pricing

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 street overlooking the long white sandy main beach that runs all the way from Vila do Maio through the little town of Morro to Calheta. It's the place the fishermen bring in their catch and where the locals like to hang out. It's also a fantastic place for swimming and if you are brave enough jumping off the cliff into the sea just as the local kids do. About 12 min along the coast in the other direction is Ponta Preta beach. It runs many kilometres south without any sign of civilization. Between the two big beaches is a secluded cove just below Stella Maris Village that is a fantastic place to go snorkelling.

* 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 the changes do not exceed 10°C (Min 15°C Max 35°C). The sea temperature is between 23°C in February and up to 27°C in September (several degrees warmer than the Canaries). The northeast trade winds are at their strongest between January & April. 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.

To sum up:

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. This is the perfect 'away from it all' destination where time seems to stand still. Despite its isolation Maio is a beautiful island to visit and the perfect place to enjoy long uninterrupted walks along the deserted beaches. At the right time of year you are likely to see turtles, whales, flying fish and dolphins. If you want to get away from it all and experience the real Cape Verde for sure this is the right place for you…

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)
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 Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, Sea view
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool
General TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available, Swing set

About this location

The Maio 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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Review 1-10 of 16

18 Dec 2014

4/5

"Calme!"

Nous y avons passé quelques nuits au calme.L'appartement est grand et se compose s'un salon, salle à manger entièrement équipé pour celui qui veut cuisiner.Il y a également une grande … More

11 Dec 2014

5/5

"Another fabulous holiday in Maio"

This was my second - and I hope not my last - holiday in the property in Maio. The villa is very well appointed and in an excellent location between the small town centre of Vila do Maio and the beaut… More

10 Nov 2014

5/5

"Beautiful Villa with wonderful view on the atlantic"

This well furnished Villa has a very beautiful and manicured garden with a wonderful view on the ocean. There were two comfortable sunbeds and a hammock - both with view to the atlantic. A generous li… More

30 Oct 2014

5/5

"Lovely holiday home"

Me and my partner had a great time on Maio Island and in this holiday home. House is big, clean and equipped with al things necessary. Beach, shops and restaurants are within walking distance. Due to … More

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

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