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Enormous Penthouse apartment - full sea views - sleeps up to 10 - fab!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,431 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

On lovely resort of Paradise Beach - series of private pools & right on beach!

This is a fantastic two floor penthouse has direct views over the amazing beach on the Paradise Beach complex with numerous swimming pools, bars and restaurants on site and direct access to own beach

The enormous luxury penthouse directly overlooks the pool and lovely gardens with great sea views of Pronta Preta beach. The open plan lounge and dining room are really spacious with a great open plan fully equipped kitchen. Also on the ground floor is the huge master bedroom (king size bed, en-suite shower room and also an additional toilet/cloakroom off the entrance hall). The entire living space is over 133 m2 with massive 87m2 terraces.

There is a full length extremely large terrace equipped with lovely rattan dining room furniture and comfy cream cushions that can seat 10 people directly outside the dining room area with large patio doors.

On the upper floor are the other double bedrooms, 1 queen bedded double and 1 twin. Both have large patio doors opening out to the top terrace and share their own bathroom with shower. All have large wardrobe storage space. There is also a separate exit to the large sun terrace which is equipped with 2 luxury sun loungers and further outdoor furniture & sun umbrella. There is part of the hallway which can be used as additional storage or bedroom space (but no private door to close in this area). Both sofas turn into sofa beds and there is a single put you up bed in the master bedroom & travel cot - so can home families up to approx. 10.

All beddings and towels are provided and highchair, travel cot and other beach and childrens items for the little ones. Fly screens are on all the windows/doors so no air conditioning required as you get a wonderful natural breeze all through the apartment – with fans in each room if required.

The apartment is stylishly furnished with solid dark wood furniture, 2 comfy sofas, flat scrreen TV, DVD player & playstation 2 & games as well as board games, plenty of books and DVDs to watch. Free wifi is available locally at the on site bar or can be connected at the airport for a fee. The kitchen is fully equipped with a full size cooker and hob, microwave,grill,fridge freezer,washer and dishwasher. Additional utilities include clothes airer, iron and ironing board, BBQ. Bike hire available on site - It’s great fun cycling into Santa Maria or to nearby Kite Beach or around the bay to Pronta Preta beach.

The Paradise Beach complex has lovely wide open spaces of gardens and low density construction which gives a lot more privacy than other complexes. This is a new resort, and so still relatively quiet in relation to most, so a perfect place to come for a relaxing break away. There are some unfinished properties as you drive in the main entrance but once in the resort you don't see these. Fully secure on site with security guards at the main entrance from the road and also the beach exit.

In the evening you can enjoy an aperitif on the terrace as the sun sets, enjoy a meal at the apartment or pop downstairs to the lovely restaurant on site at Paradise Beach. A nice evening strong (20-30 mins) or short taxi (3 euros) will take you in to Santa Maria for many different restaurant choices. You can also walk to the restaurant at Pronta Preta bay (15-20 mins) which is also open in the evenings. You can also order pizzas to be delivered or some of the restaurants will even deliver your choice of meal to you.

Changeover day flexible to suit flight arrangements.

More Details

Nicky Kendrick
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

About Nicky Kendrick

We're a family from Hertfordshire who have enjoyed many great holidays in Cape Verde - loving the beaches, chilled way of life and the wonderful people.

We have 2 children (boy and girl) and have left items in the apartment to help when we visit but also to share with our guests.

I'm a HR Manager and my husband is a painter/decorator so the interior of the apartment is always well maintained!

Nicky Kendrick purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Nicky Kendrick chose Santa Maria

We loved the fact that this is a bit further out from Santa Maria but still really close to be able to enjoy the tranquillity of Paradise Beach - directly on the beach but easy to get into town too.

What makes this apartment unique

The space - my goodness you'll be hard pushed to find other complexes as big with such spacious open plan rooms and without being on top of each other. Fab!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Previous feedback from guests can be provided independently. Please ask and I can scan them in as their in letter format.
May 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria in Sal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1431 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 3 double bedrooms 2 x sofa beds - double 1 x put up bed (can go in one of the rooms or on spacious landing on 2nd floor which has private area away from main walkway (just no bedroom door) travel cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Ideal for young families as we can provide high chair, cot, sun umbrella plus lots of other toys/useful items for children. Outside: Shared pools, small child's splash pool. Sun lounges also provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels provided. Cleaning can be arranged mid stay as well as before and after. Plenty of private carparking available.


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Enormous Penthouse apartment - full sea views - sleeps up to 10 - fab!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews

Spacious villa/apartment in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Nicky was a pleasure to deal with and went out of her way to ensure we had a great time by giving us fantastic preparation and overview of the area. The apartment/villa was fantastic with comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen and beautiful balcony.

The staff at paradise beach are very helpful, polite and speak good English.

We really enjoyed our stay and will certainly be coming again.

P.S. The tours are highly recommended as you can see all the sights in one day (was fortunate to get up close with some lemon sharks) we used paradise adventures with Gus, highly rated and only at the hotel next door.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and beautiful flat with stunning vi

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the standard of the flat, which was very well maintained, clean and we benefitted from great service from the staff at reception. We are a family of 4 and enjoyed having spacious bedrooms and as a bonus, the flat was very tastefully decorated! The flat is located minutes from the beach. It is a 10 minute drive from Santa Maria where most restaurants are. There are always taxis available from Paradise beach and they are reliable. The owner had arranged transfer from the airport to Paradise Beach and although our flat was over 2 hours late, the transfer was there waiting patiently! There is one restaurant on site (which has very good food) and bar but the activities happen mainly towards Santa Maria. You can walk to Santa Maria via the beach and you will then encounter a few hotels where the main activities happen. Paradise Beach itself is very quiet, which we enjoyed. Part of the development is not finished but it doesn't spoil the view as it is away from the beach. There was no building work happening, be reassured! The main pool facing the flat was not working at the time as there was an issue with the pump but I was told this was temporary, and anyway, paradise beach has other pools which our kids enjoyed. The owner gave us los of information and advice before leaving, which were greatly appreciated! I would definitely recommend the flat!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A superb place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a superb stay in Nicky's apartment! It is very spacious for the two of us and we liked the stylish furniture and decoration. We spent a lot of time on the terraces, at both levels. The terraces are really large and you have sun from early in the morning until sun sets. The kitchen is well equipped.

Getting your shopping done is a bit difficult on the island. We appreciated the tip Nicky gave to take as much as possible in your suitcases from home. The shop on the premises is really very basic. We asked a taxi to drive us to the largest supermarket in Santa Maria and we were surprised how small it was. But in the end you don't need that much since there are plenty of good and affordable places to eat out. Our favourite place was Palm Beach, where we enjoyed their very good pizzas. It is unbelievable to have your diner with your feet in the sand of the beach in a T-shirt and shorts (in December!).

We loved the atmosphere of the modern apartment, and the mix of the south European Portuguese and African culture. We spent a couple of evenings in Santa Maria and we we always felt at ease and safe. A taxi ride back to Paradise Beach would cost no more than 5€. It must be said that we had to get used to the technical state of some vehicles...

We also loved to spend time at the beach near Paradise Beach, which was extremely quiet and deserted. The ocean is very clear, the water pleasantly warm, although you have to be careful for the waves and current. The weather was pretty much OK, though we had a couple of days with some clouds. We did a tour around the island in a buggy, so we got to see all of the island.

We are seriously looking for a next opportunity to visit this place again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow - amazing penthouse - fab location thanks

  • 5 of 5

We went for Christmas 2014 with our extended family - so 8 of us in total and the penthouse was plenty spacious for us with lots of nice family extras for the children to enjoy (DVDs, games, water toys etc). The views from the terraces are amazing - lovely to watch the sun go down in the evening. The kids did some great fishing off the beach directly on Paradise Beach. Lovely strolls along the beach past the Dunas and up to the main Pronta Preta bay - stunning. The pools are kept lovely and clean. The resort is still fairly quiet but we liked that. Bar and restaurant are lovely - free wifi a bonus and the meals lunchtime and the evenings really great. On site supermarket handy too. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and the family had a great time and look guard to welcoming you next year. Thanks nicky
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A dir poco fantastico!!

  • 5 of 5

Bellissimo posto!! L'appartamento gode di una stupenda vista sull'oceano, è a 3 minuti a piedi dalla spiaggia ed è situato in un complesso molto curato di nuova costruzione. Il servizio è stato ottimo, fin dall'arrivo il transfer è stato ottimo in quanto quando siamo arrivati a Sal era già pronto a portarci in appartamento. Il proprietario è una persona molto gentile e affidabile... se volete passarvi delle vacanze tranquille senza problemi vi consiglio questo venditore!! +++

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic House- Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stay in Nicky's apartment from 6/8 to 19/8. The house was clean and comfortable! The check-in /check out service is perfect and Nicky is very courteous and helpful!We strongly reccomend it!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


The beach is a few hundred metres from apartment - just a few minutes walk.



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Refundable Damage Deposit £150
water & electricity £25

Changeover Day:
Please note water and electricity are payable locally based on actual usage. This will depend on size of group and how much you use obviously but estimate approx. £25 per week.

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