“Great Beach Front Apartment” We booked this apartment on a personal recommendation from a friend who had stayed there last year and were pleasantly surprised that everything was just as they had described.
The location has to be the best on the islan
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
“Relaxing week in the sunshine”
Reviewed 30 Nov 2015
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… More
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay on Sal and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“Excellent appartment with exceptional ocean view” We stayed for a week in this 1 bedroom appartment at the vila cabral 2 complex in boa vista.
The appartment has all the confort we needed.
It is located on the second floor and has an excellent view
“Top marks. We didn’t want to leave!” I stayed in this apartment with my girlfriend and another couple for two weeks over New Year. The booking process could not have been smoother and David, the owner, is a pleasure to deal with – professional, attent
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
“Really spacious front line flat in excellent location”
Reviewed 5 Jun 2013
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 flat w… More
Many thanks N for your review. The pots and pans will be replaced on my next visit to the flat, I don't think that many people cook and they are used very little hence why it had been missed that some had started to rust.
You state that the balcony is in the shade for most of the day.. I think this is a little misleading... I would agree that there is almost always some shade on the balcony but that there is also always sufficient sun to sunbath on the balcony year round.
I am glad you made the comment about the absence of mosquitos it is a regular question I am asked by guests prior to their visit. Occasionally there are one or 2 but normally there are none. Fitted to the flat is an electronic insect repelled which can be used by guests if they wish.
Thanks again for your review and we would welcome you back anytime
“Haus auf dem Dach mit 360 Grad Rundblick” High Privacy
Clean and. Comfortable
Super Management with great service
Safehaven due to security
Poor wifi (only in the vicinity of thre meters satisfied)
No Sat TV
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 p… More
“A real Haven to escape to”
Reviewed 8 Dec 2012
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.
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.
Top Destination reviews
4 bedroom Villa with private pool in Santo Antao, Cape Verde
Top location with stunning view over the ocean. Very private and great swimming pool
The villa is located at a top location. You don't even have to get outside in the very very hot sun, you still have the view over the ocean. …
Luxury Flat in 5* Resort - Close to the beach
A great flat just a few steps from the lovely pool and very close to the beach! Will definitely rent this apartment again! Also great communication with the owner. …
Ocean View Villa Duplex
Villa is on melia tortuga resort . We Loved the beach - hardly anyone there when we stayed .
We stayed in various locations in cv and this is the beach we loved the most . Sunset awesome .
We were met at reception with a warm welcome and a courtesy drink and taken to villa by Fabrizios colleague who was lovely . We were transported in the melia buggy - kids loved it - good fun .
I think overall villa really excellent value for money , clean , Plenty of towels , hand wash , cooking utensils , necessities etc . Good aircon in master bedroom n lounge .
Good kitchen - so nice to cook .
Nice also that we received a welcome pack including juice, milk etc which was really a lovely touch .
It was Lovely to sit out on the balcony - could see the sea above villa directly in front .Villa is just one row back from beach .
Initially there was no remote for air conditioning or a hairdryer but these were delivered to us when requested by emailing fabrizio .
Self catering in sal can be expensive particularly if using the villa verde shop across the road - better to get a taxi to cazu supermarket in Santa Maria but use cash .
Kids could use the kids club and my daughter for her hair braided for free as part of this - bonus !
Only negative for us was the garden could be improved
Lots of tree blossom etc ending up in the pool
Grass quite long etc and looked unkept didn't make us want to sit out the back or swim to be honest and gave a poor first impression .The pool cleaner did appear to come daily and did a good job but foleage soon returned etc
Great price though compared to other villas on the site . I was quoted £5500 uk pounds all inclusive for a melia villa - crazy - so this is an absolute bargain !
Thank you for having us x …
Avalon Villa - beachfront, ground floor
Perfect location with awesome facility's
What can We say.
From the moment Vicky picked us up, to the time she dropped us off at the airport. The service was second too none.
She took us to the local supermarket, on the way to the apartment to pick up a few things. Nothing was too much trouble.
The apartment was massive. Ideal for up to 6 people. ( although we were only a couple)
The facilities in the apartment catered for everything needed for a self catering Holiday.
Full size washing machine and good size fridge, even an iron and ironing board.
Full entertainment system including free WiFi if needed.
The apartment is just a short walk from Cafe's and Bars. Its about a 10-15 minute walk to the pier in Santa Maria.
We discovered many small supermarkets local to the apartment which had all the basics. Some had different items in stock. you just had to look for them. All part of the self catering experience.
Would Highly recommend and cant wait to re-book another stay.
Thank you Vicky M X …
Very nice house
We enjoyed living in this house for 11 days, it was what made My husband and I Stay actually for so long. Kitchen very nice if You like to cook, clean, close to the beach, where You can see Sunset and Sunrise. …
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 …