Villa with infinity pool & genuine ocean views SMV
from £52 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £52 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 88238
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Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
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
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|
|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, Double beds (1), Single beds (4), 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|
|Access||Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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
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.
How to get there
Internal flights: To get to Maio you need to take the 20 min flight from Praia (The capital) with the local airline TACV. At the time of writing (06.02.15) the flights go on Tuesday & Friday. This changes to Monday, Wednesday and Friday from from 1st June 2015. You can book your flights with Visa and MasterCard on their website.
International flights: Cape Verde has four international airports with over 40 flights a week to the islands of; Sal, Boa Vista, Sao Vicente and Praia. You can fly to any of them and still use the local flights to connect however it's better to go direct to the capital (unless you want to go island hopping). We usually suggest TAP as they go from most European destinations however all the airlines below go to Cape Verde. If you need help with your international flights please contact us with your preferred city of departure and we will try to find the best route for you.
A visa is required, this can be bought on arrival for €25. Please note: there is also a ferry service however the frequency and timing of the ferry is subject to sea conditions.
For full instructions on how to get to the island of Maio in Cape Verde please see the travel page on our site
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