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Spacious Villa With Private Pool, Not Located on an "All Inclusive" Noisy Resort



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Lovely Villa on Sal Island. Only 10 Minutes From The Magnificent Ponte Preta Beach

This spacious (170 sq mets) luxury 3 bedroom/3 bathroom villa is wonderfully situated on the Vila Verde Resort and only a short stroll from the magnificent Ponta Preta Beach, which is a haven for sun lovers with its crystal clear waters and tropical beaches. The villa has its own private pool, terraces, balconies and large enclosed garden all complete with sun loungers, table and chairs. It also faces south, therefore enjoying the sun all day long. It has full air-conditioning throughout and has been fitted with a water purifier, providing drinking water, therefore no more expensive water bottles to buy and bring home.

FREE private airport collection is arranged for all guests.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We, Paul and Sandy are the private owners of three properties in Cape Verde which consist of a Luxury Villa, Luxury Penthouse and a Luxury Apartment.

We purchased them when we visited the island in 2008. We simply fell in love with the island and its people and decided that others would do the same! Now that we are both retired, we pride ourselves with the personal service that we are able to give to our clients.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a lovely 10 days at this villa which has everything one could want from a holiday home. It was very clean and comfortable. The owner and the local representative, Trevor, were very helpful in all respects. The pool was a welcome way to cool down as the weather was extremely hot. The house is located within a recent development which is still quiet. There is a small supermarket within the resort which has a supply of basic goods but we chose to eat out on most days. Our favourite places were the nearby Ponta Preta Beach with its restaurant and the Barracuda near the pier on Santa Maria beach which is also a great place for swimming.
Sep 2016
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful holiday with excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this villa just over 3 years ago and had a wonderful holiday so we decided to return again this year as the flights to Cape Verde have reduced in price since our last visit.

Once again, we had a great time, and this time the weather was ever more glorious without a cloud in the sky for the entire 2 weeks. The local town of Santa Maria hadn’t changed much other than there being more really good restaurants now open. There were a few more people on the resort than last time but it was still very quiet. The resort now provides a free shuttle bus that runs several times a day to Santa Maria which is very convenient, it also goes to the main town of Espargos twice a week.

Nothing has changed much at the lovely villa apart from the owners have now fitted a water filter for drinking water, which is very handy as you don’t have to buy those large water bottles and bring home. Also the garden is now more mature and is even more private.

The kids loved the pool and while it is only a small one it was great just to cool off in. The location of this villa is really good as it’s not overlooked and is situated in a nice quiet position and faces south so you can enjoy the sun all day long if you want to.

We found the Cape Verdean people so very friendly and always very helpful, but they have their own pace of life, which we found really relaxing once we got used to it !!!

The information pack provided by the owners was very useful especially the recommendations for the restaurants, which were all very good and very well priced.

We will certainly be back again and we would definitely stay at this villa again

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeremy. Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you once again had a lovely holiday in our villa. Its makes it all worth while when we hear of guests really having a nice time. We will welcome you back again as soon as you wish !!! Kind regards Paul"
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Lovely villa, lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in this lovely villa and had a great holiday. It was really spacious and very new with large terraces for relaxing on the comfy sun-beds. It has an enclosed garden and small pool, which the kids loved and its location is great. It's been tastefully furnished and everything you could possibly need is included. A little bit of advise, take a couple of tea towels with you, as the maids didn't supply us with any.

The resort was a little quiet when we were there, as it had only just opened, but it suited us fine, as we just wanted to chill out and relax, which we certainly did. We would recommend going into the local town of Santa Maria for restaurants, many of which are located right on the beach, as the one on the resort is not as good as those in the town. Santa Maria is about 4/5 minutes by car or taxi (3 Euros). The owners send you a really handy "information pack" which proved very useful. The resort also provides a shuttle bus that takes you into Santa Maria, which is very convenient.

We all loved Cape Verde, which is so different to European countries, we will definitely go back again and also stay at the villa again as well, a really great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Villa is a Lovely Relaxed Locat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely villa for 2 weeks during March of this year and had a wonderful holiday. The villa is very large, spacious and very nicely furnished. We particularly liked the peace and quite of its location, as well as the private pool that the kids loved. The villa had recently been fitted with water purifiers throughout, so we didn?t have to buy expensive water bottles and carry back, which was great. It also has full air-con in all rooms, which we needed, as it was very hot, even in March! Loads of hot water for baths and showers as the villa had solar heating. There were only a few English channels on the TV, but that didn?t matter as the kids took plenty of DVDs.

We loved the local coastal town of Santa Maria, which is just a few minutes taxi ride away. Silvino, the taxi driver recommended by the owners was brilliant, he collected us most nights from the villa and we even used him for an island tour as well. The resort also provides a shuttle bus that runs to Santa Maria several times a day and the cost for this was only 5 Euros per person for a week, which we used most days.

We thoroughly enjoyed going to the local Ponta Preta beach restaurant (pure white sandy beach), which is a pleasant 10 minute walk from the villa. The food there was great, as it was in all the local restaurants, very cheap as well. We preferred to use the restaurants in the town, as the one on the resort didn?t have the same atmosphere as the local ones.

The owner provides a very good ?information pack?, recommending restaurants, things to do, supermarkets etc, which we found to be of great help during our stay.

This was one of the most relaxed holidays that we have ever had and we would have no hesitation in returning to the villa, possible in a couple of years time.

C Wardle

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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vila verde resort

villa satisfaction

  • 5 of 5

Good villa all amenities ,air con ,clean,3 showers,pool,tv,internet,big rooms, eating area inside and out,excellent resort with bank cash machines,restaurant,shop,and helpful reception.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa

  • 4 of 5

Villa is located at Villa Verde a large resort just outside Santa Maria. The resort is newly opened and there was just a small supermarket and restaurant open on the resort. It was also extremely quite which suited us. The villa was very well equipped, everything was brand new and good quality. We didn't use the Internet in the villa, as we were advised by the reception that the signal wasn't very strong in that area of the resort, it may be better to purchase a dongle locally.

There is a bus that runs from the resort to Santa Maria a few times each day, alternatively taxis are also very cheap and it takes less than 5 mins to get there. Santa Maria is a small town with a few shops and a variety of restaurants catering for a range of tastes and budgets.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Impressive Sal Island Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Back from 2 glorious weeks in the winter sun and the combination of an excellent modern Villa (just as described), a short walk to the local white sandy beaches (stretching for more miles than you will ever cover), and the quaint local town of Santa Maria (mixed in with the friendliness of the Cape Verdean people) has left us totally chilled from our "winter sun" holiday in Sal over the festive period.

If you love your water sports or just watching them, enjoy warm winds meeting the Atlantic waves, constantly dry hot weather, good local food/hospitality, and the simple charm of a relatively undeveloped island, then this is for you.

Being in a less economically developed area may mean experiencing some utility/servicing issues from time to time but don?t let this put you off as overall the location is a gem of a place and the villa owners will do their utmost to support you to ensure you have a great time during your stay.

Will we return then? the answer is a definite yes to enable us to spend a longer time out there so as to include some of the other islands as well and to revisit Sal - before too much development of the region has occurred to cope with the mass tourism that will inevitability follow.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Peaceful location with restaurants, bars, shops nearby. The villa is NOT situated on an "All Inclusive" resort, (which can be rather noisy and commercialised). The villa is ideal for either couples or families who simply want a relaxing holiday, but still have the advantage of either eating out in the many local restaurants in Santa Maria or dining on the villas terraces.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 300 Metres Nearest Restaurant : at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : at 300 Metres Car: not necessary


Only 10 minutes walk from the magnificent Ponta Preta Beach, where you will be able to enjoy all year round sunshine, with temperatures ranging from 24 to 30 degrees and almost no rainfall at all.

Its the ideal getaway what ever time of year you choose to go. In fact, Cape Verde is being called 'The New Caribbean on your doorstop', but with out the risk of any hurricanes or even rain !


Cape Verde is only is a 5 1/2 hours from the UK with very little time difference, therefore no jet lag! The international airport is only a 15 minute taxi ride to the Villa, therefore hiring a car is not essential, as most of the facilities are all within walking/taxi distance. FREE private airport collection service is provided for all guests.


The charming local town of Santa Maria, with its numerous shops, bars, restaurants, banks etc is only a 25 minute walk away or 5 minutes in a taxi. A visit to the salt lakes, which are situated at Pedra De Lume is worth a visit or take a look at the main capitol of Espargos. If you like a bit of adventure, then hire a quad bike and visit one of the many sand dunes or beaches that the island has to offer.

Further Details:

For those who just want to chill out, then simply watch the local fishermen bring in their daily catch on the pier in Santa Maria, stroll around the many craft shops where you can buy anything from African hand made jewellery to beautiful hand paintings or just enjoy a cold beer just watching the day go by.

Whatever you chose to do, you will enjoy the truly local charm of the Cape Verdean people who have smiles as warm as the Cape Verdean sun.


Rental rates

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7 Jan 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
19 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
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8 Jan 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
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18 Dec 2017 - 8 Dec 2018
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owners.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Free Private Airport Collection for all guests.

The prices are per week and are fully inclusive of cleaning, laundry and air-conditioning. There is a supplement of £20 per person, per week, over 2 people staying.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 29-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • resort


  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 170 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom for main bedroom is en-suite with bath/shower, vanity basin, bidet, wc and hairdryer. Bathroom for bed 2/3 with bath/shower, vanity basin, bidet and wc. Bathroom 3 has a large shower, vanity basin and wc.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) + cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a king size bed, dressing table and armchair with its own dressing room area, with extensive fitted wardrobes, plus en-suite bathroom. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have two large twin beds, dressing table and armchair, with extensive fitted wardrobes.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Outside: The Villa has its own private pool, large terraces, balconies and private garden all complete with sun loungers, table and chairs. It has a wonderful location, as well as being a few minutes walk to the magnificent Ponta Preta Beach where you can just sit and watch the local wind and kite surfers showing off their undoubted skills. The resort has a supermarket, restaurant, reception, bank and 24 hours security. Bike hire, tennis, fitness activities are all available on the resort. There is also a Free shuttle bus that runs several times a day between the resort and the local town of Santa Maria. Cleaning: Towels, Laundry, Cleaning and air-con are all included. Beach towels are not provided.

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