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Studio perfectly situated overlooking garden with pool and 1 minute to beach!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 516 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

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 Santa Maria

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria in Sal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 516 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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.
  • 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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Studio perfectly situated overlooking garden with pool and 1 minute to beach!
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful place to chill out

  • 5 of 5

Were not too sure if this was the right place for us but everything surpassed our expectations. Apartment is clean, equipped with all you might need and ideally positioned in a quiet complex with a beautiful pool right at the end of the main beach. Outside you're on to the main street in easy walking distance of local restaurants, minimarkets, shops etc.

We got local currency out at the start which tends to be the cheapest way of paying for meals although most places will take Euros. We bought local fish and eat in 5 nights (including the remains of a pizza meal that we couldn't finish at a restaurant!), and then eat out for 6 nights. We avoided the more expensive places and ended up feeding ourselves for well under £200 - use local minimarkets and fruit shops rather than the food places immediately outside hotels.

The apartment has a body board which was great fun and we also took snorkels which is useful as the water is so clear and abundant in fish.

We were expecting it to be windier than it was, and actually found the constant breeze quite cooling.

There are plenty of local trips available but this is really a place to totally unwind, and we would certainly consider going back. Thanks Anna for the use of your apartment!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well located Studio in Porto Antigo

  • 5 of 5

Excellent studio apartment on the first floor. The balcony gets the sun in the morning so lovely to eat breakfast there and well screened by bougainvillea so not overlooked. The Porto Antigo complex is in the older part of the town so is central and also beachside. Plenty of bars and cafes and everything is within easy walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deborah, it was lovely to have you to stay and I am delighted that you enjoyed the apartment and found it convenient for the beach and town. I hope continue to enjoy those happy memories of breakfast on the sunny balcony, and perhaps I can look forward to welcoming you again another time. Best wishes, Anna
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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: 13-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 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: 01-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 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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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The resort is on the beach, so there are no roads to cross to enjoy a morning swim or stroll along the amazing sands towards the pier. Behind the resort is the town of Santa Maria with all its shops, bars and restaurants, so it couldn't be better located.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria, Cape Verde

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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