“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 t
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 a… More
“It really is as pretty as it looks”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2012
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 … More
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.
Reviewed 17 Apr 2012
Stunning, simply stunning. These apartments are brilliantly designed, with a high standard of interior design. Stylish, comfortable - and the MOST comfortable bed I've slept in away from home in a lon… More
Says it all really!
One needs to accept BoaVista for what it is - these guests did, having researched the place beforehand, and they loved it.....
“Relaxing week in the sunshine” Just returned from a lovely week in warm sunshine of Sal. We were very pleased with Sandra's apartment. The description and photographs in the advert were correct and accurate which was a great relief as this was the fir
Great apartment in the best location in Santa Maria. Very pleased with our choice the apartment was just as described, very clean and well equipped but best of all had fantastic sea views. Had a great… More
“Really spacious front line flat in excellent location” A most comfortable flat with a fabulous view of the beach and sea situated within a pleasant 3 minute walk of a great beach bar and 10 mins walk of the main town with shops and resturaunts. The fl
We are just back from a wk on Sal and had a great holiday in Santa Maria, the apartment was spacious, modern well equipped and spotlessly clean. The large balcony offered great sea views and we were j… More
“Great appartment has all things availlable like at home.”
Reviewed 27 Mar 2012
The booking of this appartment went verry friendly. First by email and adventually by skype. The owner of this appartment really does all the things in his power to give you a enjoyable holliday. Even… More
“a private paradise”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2013
A nice, spacy and tidy appartment with a big balcony overviewing the beach and ocean in a 27 degrees sunny climate. What more can you wish?
Especially when it's situated at a quiet beach, among local… More
I wouldn't recommend this apartment to anyone as there was to many things not working! The cutlery was all rusty ! Iron left stains on your clothes ! No gas in the bottle for the cooker ! The TV pictu… More
Lying off the coast of Senegal, Cape Verde was a Portuguese colony, and gained its independence in 1975. The collection of islands are a rapidly emerging holiday destination, the island of Sal with white sandy beaches is a getaway for water sport fans and surfers. Santiago is home to the island's capital and Maio has perfect untouched beaches. The islands are a fascinating mix of African and Portuguese culture, as shown in the work of Cesara Evora, the internationally know singer whose home these islands were.
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Vila Verde - CANNA
Perfect for a get away
The apartment was beautiful and clean, very spacious and the kitchen had a good few tool to cook with so we didn’t feel like we had to go out every night, nice and safe complex so there was no worry about things going missing, couldn’t ask more for a winter get away …
Santa Maria Residence
I recently returned from santa maria , Cape Verde. The apartment was very safe and comfortable......on the beach and close to all ameneties.
The two shower rooms were very welcome especially the ensuite.....you had everything you needed to enjoy your stay. ...thank you very much David …
Ocean View Villa
Great time at great place
We’ve spent great time at this perfect house. Thank you Fabrizio for your great assistent Josias who was the great host for the entire time of our stay he was amazing and extremly helpfull.
I would recomend this place to anyone looking for accomodation at Sal island.
Greetings from Croatia ❤️ …
Residence Bounty studio penthouse
Lovely spacious apartment with great sea views
The tall ceiling gives this studio apartment a lovely spacious feel, even when it is too windy to enjoy the stunning views from the large balcony. As well as all the wind- and kite surfers from Kite Beach to Santa Maria beach, we enjoyed watching a family of red kites flying overhead every day, and once we even saw some whales swimming close to the coast, from the balcony!
Luca, the property manager, was onsite and very helpful, responding quickly to any queries.
The interior is basic but adequate for short stays, especially if you like eating out.
For longer stays, or if you plan to cook your own food, I recommend bringing (or buying) a stainless steel cooking pan, and bringing a decent frying pan. The cooking pans provided are aluminium, which I don't like to use because of the risk of leaching particles into the food. There is one shop selling good quality heavy based stainless steel cooking pans; most other shops sell either aluminium or very thin stainless steel pans that burn easily. The only frying pans I have managed to find in Santa Maria were very thin, with a non-stick coating that lasted about a week - again, risking the possibility of teflon particles ending up in the food.
The bed is awful: sagging, rusted metal springs covered with some pieces of chipboard, with an old mattress (torn to shreds by the rusty springs) on top. We used some wooden blocks under the middle of the bed to level the chipboard base, but will be bringing a memory foam mattress topper when we return. (We have found that most mattresses in Cape Verde are too thin for comfort, presumably due to the high cost of having them shipped in from Europe or Africa.)
For stays longer than a week a washing machine would have been useful as the launderette is right at the other end of town, and they don't wash socks or underwear. They washed and dried our linens on the same day when we explained that we only had one set of sheets.
The location is a bit outside of town in a (partially) new built area without paved roads, as far away as possible from the "tourist factory" resorts with their noisy entertainment etc - exactly what we wanted. If you would rather listen to the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks than drunk karaoke singers, this apartment is ideal. Being on the third floor meant that there was a fair amount of wind noise most nights, which partially masked the barking from the many stray dogs, and also cooled down the apartment to a comfortable sleeping temperature. …
Luxury Apartment at Vila Verde
Perfect holiday in an excellent apartment!
From start to finish was a perfect holiday! Jeanette couldn't have been more helpful answering any queries very promptly prior to our holiday and provided us with excellent information.
On arrival we were met at the airport and taken to the apartment where we were then met by Lizy who was so friendly and helpful. She showed us everything we needed to know about the apartment and was always on hand for any queries.
The apartment was fantastically furnished and spotless, with everything we could have possibly needed. Beautiful pool, plenty of sun beds with a pool bar.
Regular shuttle bus into Santa Maria where there are beautiful beaches and plenty of good restaurants and ice cream parlour! Also plenty of taxis available to take you into town.
I was there with my daughter and felt perfectly safe day and night exploring the town, everyone was so friendly and welcoming.
Can't wait to return to the beautiful apartment and island! …
Superior 1 Bed apartment with balcony facing the pool
Perfect just what I needed
Lovely open studio type apartment it was perfect for me by myself but would work well for two also. Had a kitchen with all essential items included ie; cups, plates, cutlery, microwave, fridge and more. The balcony was beautiful, nice and big with multiple seating options I even sunbathed on there a couple of times to help block out some wind it was like a lovely wind trap. The room was nice and comfy the air con was great as always a must during the day. No full size mirror for a quick selfie but I just about survived that heartache! Haha. Had great communication with the owner and never had any issue other than one I caused myself. I locked my self out on the balcony on my last night for two hours and I was in my swimsuit, I was freezing and hungry I seriously don’t recommend doing it! I got rescuded in the and everyone was lovely about it even though I felt like very stupid. I’m definitely going to use this room again the hotel is amazing I’ve been there 5 already but this was the best room I’ve had so far it was ideal great loacation in the middle of it all. Thanks for a great stay that’s all I can say. …