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Studio perfectly situated overlooking garden with pool and one minute to beach!

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Great studio in the perfect private resort Porto Antigo 2 in joyful Santa Maria

This is a studio apartment in the private resort of Porto Antigo 2, right on the beach in Santa Maria. The studio has a small balcony overlooking the tropical gardens, with fresh-water pool with direct path to a heavenly beach; there are no roads to cross and no traffic to spoil the view. Behind the resort is the town of Santa Maria with its shops, bars and restaurants. The studio comprises a living/sleeping room with balcony and kitchenette; and a shower-room with toilet and bidet.

Please note that all the photos in this listing are taken from the apartment itself or from the resort pool and beach (i.e. all within a minute of the apartment) (except for a few that are labelled as such); they are therefore genuine photos not just generic photos as shown in some listings.

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Anna Markey
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Italian, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Anna Markey

I completely fell in love with Santa Maria on my my first visit, and went back a second time a month later! On the second visit I stayed at Porto Antigo 2, and I decided if ever an apartment became available I would buy it. A couple of years later I got my wish: the perfect small studio in the perfect location.

The photo of me is in the local Creole restaurant in town ... the first place I had a beer and a meal in Santa Maria on day one of my first visit ... and still a favourite haunt of mine!

Anna Markey purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Anna Markey chose Sal

This is a small but ''perfectly formed'' property with everything you need for a holiday in this location. Even when inside you have the lovely view of the gardens and privacy due to the tropical trees and plants in front of your balcony. A glimpse of the blue pool, and the beach is just beyond the pool.

What makes this apartment unique

Unlike some apartments where the security guards pass your door every few minutes, this property on the first floor has no-one passing in front of your window - yet you still have the security. You have brilliant tropical plants in front of the balcony, and a partial pool view. You can leave stuff on the balcony as it's very safe. I think it's the best part of the complex, within the best complex!


4/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Fairly spacious studio, comfy bed

  • 3 of 5

The studio is fairly spacious, the bed is very comfortable. The tiny balcony feels quite enclosed by the plants which are far more overgrown than the photos suggest, so the view is very limited. Anna, the owner, was very prompt with answering messages, she checked that we'd arrived safely and we found her very easy to communicate with. If you're looking for a cheap way to stay on a good complex in a great location then this is a good option.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very nice to host Andrew and Sue and I'm glad they enjoyed the apartment and its location. The bougainvillea that grows on the balcony gives privacy and shade (and beautiful flowers in season) which many people like, but I will check with the gardener if it can be trimmed back a little. Andrew, I do now have a larger studio with a sea-view and a terrace on the ground floor, so maybe you would consider this for a future stay. Many thanks for your feedback.
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Lovely studio apartment overlooking beautiful tropical gardens and the pool

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect and was right on the beach. It was clean, well maintained and had everything we needed. We had breakfast on the balcony in the morning sun. The pool was perfect in a relaxing tranquil area. Being right on the beach meant that we could pop back for anything we needed. The shops were a minute away so we could get everything we needed. There was a good choice of restaurants nearby from great local low cost ones, such as Angela's on the beach which had lovely local cuisine, to more expensive ones. We met Anna the owner who was lovely and friendly and we had dinner with her at Le Prive, great French cuisine, and she gave us lots of tips and advice to make our stay great; which it was! She also had booklets in the apartment with lots of information on the island which was very helpful. We would highly recommend Anna's apartment! We are definitely going back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angela, it was lovely meeting you and John and I'm glad you had such a great time and enjoyed the apartment's convenient location. Thanks for the very kind comments, and I look forward to meeting you again.
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Prices & Availability

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5 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria, Cape Verde

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 48 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The bathroom has a shower, toilet, bidet and washbasin.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • The air-conditioned main room has a large double bed and a sofa bed in the same room, therefore the studio is suitable for a couple, with up to 2 children, or 2 couples who are close friends.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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