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Beautifully Appointed Apartment With Lift Access And Full Air Conditioning

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Luxury apartment close to Santa Maria, Sal Island, Cape Verde

Luxuriously appointed apartment, fully air-conditioned, secure, and overlooking children’s pool and playground, bar and adults pool. Lift access to apartment and whole resort built for ease of pushchair and wheelchair users. Includes satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, full size fridge freezer, safe, balcony, maid service on request. Guest services on site to arrange airport transfers, taxis, car hire, trips and excursions, travel to neighbouring islands. Free shuttle bus to Santa Maria and beaches. Free WIFI at reception, in public areas and around pool. Supermarket on site.

Jeanette Brunton
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Jeanette Brunton

I am married, aged 54, with an adult daughter, son in law and beautiful granddaughter, and a professional career. My husband and I have travelled all over the World and when looking for a holiday home to buy, we wanted somewhere that we could get to quickly, without any down-time due to jet lag, and with reasonably price flights. We love Portugal but as with many European countries, it is not pleasant in winter - we wanted somewhere we could visit at any time of the year and not have to worry about the weather. Cape Verde is constantly around 25 degrees, has long, sunny days, beautiful sunsets, warm and friendly locals, and a really laid back attitude to life. We first visited Cape Verde some 12 years ago and did some island hopping. All the islands are very different, rather like the Canary Islands, but we were enchanted by Sal.

Jeanette Brunton purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Jeanette Brunton chose Santa Maria

It's easy to get to, the climate is fantastic, the locals are friendly and welcoming, the food is amazing, the beaches are fantastic, the sea is warm, it's paradise!

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is very well equipped and feels like a real home from home. Air conditioning is a blessing although there is usually a lovely breeze from the ocean and we enjoy sleeping with the window open instead. We travelled to Cape Verde many times whilst waiting for our apartment to be finished, and found that the standard of some of the local accommodation was very basic and left a lot to be desired.

Vila Verde has been built to the more exacting European standards and so not only are the finish and furnishings far superior to elsewhere, but there are lifts, sprinklers, fire alarms, safety rails where needed, etc.

The resort is ideally placed close to Santa Maria, but also in a peaceful location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic holiday and we loved the apartment and it is so well stocked - there was everything we needed. We fell in love with Cape Verde and will certainly go back again. It was so laid back and everyone was so friendly. We both said that we actually felt really safe there, which was one of our concerns before we went. Thank you for all the information - we tried lots of different restaurants

but our favourite was Odjo D'agua where we also saw a fabulous sunset.Did a guided tour on the electric bikes - which was such good fun. I'll put a review certainly recommend your apartment to my friends.When we do eventually

return to Cape Verde I'll be in touch to book again - hopefully in the not

too distant future!
Mar 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria in Sal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with two 3' beds convertible to 6' super king bed, wardrobe, dressing table, drawers and air conditioning.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: You will be met at the airport and a welcome food pack awaits you on arival. Baby cots and high chairs available at additional cost on request. Outside: Lantana is served by a large adults pool, smaller children’s pool, and a children’s playground. Two minutes walk away there is a football pitch and tennis courts. The onsite supermarket is open 6 days a week, there are several insite restaurants and there are numerous more shops and supermarkets in Santa Maria. Free shuttle bus into Santa Maria and taxis are available within a 2 minute walk of the apartment. Reception/guest services is directly opposite the apartment and is open 24 hours. Santa Maria is a lovely town and there are lots of restaurants, bars and shops catering for all tastes. The beach extends for around 7 KMs, you can join it from Ponta Preta beach, closest to the Vila Verde resort, or go into Santa Maria and try surfing, diving, deep sea fishing. A midweek maid service is available on request. Bedding & towels are included. Please bring your own beach towels


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average rating of 4.7058825 based on 18 reviews

Wonderful two weeks in Vila Verde - snow free!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very spacious and had everything we needed. We really enjoyed lounging around by the pool and going to the Quiz Nights, met some nice people too. The live music at the Sports Bar, the Cape Verdean evening on the first night we arrived and the bakery / ice cream shop on site were great and the Happy Hour prices at the Cactus and Sports Bar were good if you wanted to try some cocktails as well. Thanks to Jeanette for giving us the use of the owners discount card too. The shuttle bus service was really handy and we liked Ponta Preta beach because it was quieter and you could use the sunbeds and get lovely salads and drinks at the beach bar. In Santa Maria we had a delicious meal at Chez Pastis and found a nice Cape Verdean restaurant round the corner from Tam Tam. Lizzy was really helpful and accessible throughout the stay. We didn't need to contact her much but the arrival and airport transfer went really smoothly and she booked an island tour and arranged a mid-holiday clean of the apartment for us while we were out on the tour. It was nice to have books and playing cards in the apartment for when we wanted to stay in and Lizzy pointed us in the direction of Cazu Supermarket so we could do some cooking for ourselves. All the staff in the complex were friendly and helpful and the locals too. I think the only exception to that was some of the younger taxi drivers are a bit pushy when it comes to what they charge and with this in mind I'd advise the transfer to the airport when leaving would be best arranged through Lizzy as well, with an agreement on the price when booked. (Lizzy offered to do this for us, but we said not to worry, I'd advise people to take her up on this offer.)

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect holiday in an excellent apartment!

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish was a perfect holiday! Jeanette couldn't have been more helpful answering any queries very promptly prior to our holiday and provided us with excellent information.

On arrival we were met at the airport and taken to the apartment where we were then met by Lizy who was so friendly and helpful. She showed us everything we needed to know about the apartment and was always on hand for any queries.

The apartment was fantastically furnished and spotless, with everything we could have possibly needed. Beautiful pool, plenty of sun beds with a pool bar.

Regular shuttle bus into Santa Maria where there are beautiful beaches and plenty of good restaurants and ice cream parlour! Also plenty of taxis available to take you into town.

I was there with my daughter and felt perfectly safe day and night exploring the town, everyone was so friendly and welcoming.

Can't wait to return to the beautiful apartment and island!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect, sun instead of snow!

  • 5 of 5

Large apartment, very clean, home from home - everything you need to be comfortable and to fully self cater if you want to. We’ve stayed at many ‘self catering’ apartments where there is not enough equipment to allow you to cater anything but a drink and cold breakfast. Not here, you could live here, there is everything from sieves to juicers, measuring jugs to Tupperware food containers, I won’t list everything but you could cook a 3 course meal and have everything you needed to cook and serve it. We loved that we could still watch our favourite TV programmes (we like Hawaii 5 0, NCIS, Bull, etc) whilst enjoying a takeaway pizza, if after a day sunbathing we didn’t want to be bothered cooking or going out for tea. A game of cards or connect 4 with a glass of wine on the balcony early evening was also great, the owners seem to have thought of everything from a range of DVDs to suit all ages and preferences, books, games, even cool bag and sun chairs so you can head off the beaten track with a picnic if you fancy it. I could go on and on, but suffice to say, an excellent quality apartment in a beautiful location, with an owner who obviously cares if her guests have the best holiday or not, and at a very reasonable rental price, we felt.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment well appointed in quiet location

  • 4 of 5

Jeanette and her contacts in Cape Verde couldn’t have been more helpful. We were picked up at the airport and taken to the apartment which was very clean and there was a lovely welcome pack which was much appreciated. The complex is very quiet which was just what we needed but it is a shame there are not a few more units occupied with restaurants or shops. The people are lovely and beaches perfect. If you need a real rest this is the place to go

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jane, for taking the time to write a review. Very much appreciated.
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Lovely apartment in a really nice complex

  • 5 of 5

Your apartment is great we really felt at home there. It's very roomy and

comfortable and had everything we needed. The beds are comfortable and there is plenty of wardrobe space and hangers. We did not need the air conditioning as it was cool enough in the evening. The fly screen in the bedroom is a great addition as you can open the door for fresh air without worrying about possible mozzies or flies coming in.

The complex is very nice and well kept and clean. The staff working there are also very nice people and can't do enough for you. The Lantana pool area is spotless, lots of sunbeds and nice and quiet. At the start of the holiday we thought that we were too far out from Santa Maria as we went in there every night, either walked (wind permitting), free bus or taxi. But as the holiday went on we thought it was an advantage being outside Santa Maria as we could then walk into the town in the day for something to do. The transfer from the airport was seamless and Lizzy was waiting for us to show us around the apartment.

Your welcome pack was a real bonus and very, very welcome. You have thought of everything that someone could possibly need to start off their holiday. We will be going back to Sal next year and if your apartment is vacant for the dates we want we will definitely book yours.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Maria for taking the time to write a review. I hope you will book with us again for your next holiday to Cape Verde! Jeanette x
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Great Christmas Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We reallly enjoyed our stay at villa Verde. The apartment is spacious and has all the amenities you need. The complex is very nice and well set out. The free shuttle bus to Santa Maria is good advantage and runs regular. We had some lovely meals in Santa Maria at chez pastis and le prive. We also enjoyed a days sailing trip and a tour of the island. Sal is a great place and We would definitely stay at Villa Verde again.

Emma & Barry Liverpool

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emma and Barry, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and also to let us, and future guests, know of restaurants you particularly enjoyed and worthwhile excursions. We hope you will consider our apartment for your next stay in Cape Verde. Jeanette
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Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Ideal location for keen surfers - wind, body, kite and paddle surfing are all popular pastimes. Annual windsurfing championships held here January/February each year. Also excellent for deep sea fishing, diving, snorkelling and sun bathing. Jazz and music festivals held May to August each year. Great base for island hopping for longer stay guests.


A steady 15 - 30 minute walk in either direction will bring you to a beach - in one direction a soft, powder sand beach for sun bathing and swimming, in the other a coarser beach for watching wind and sand surfing. A leisurely 20 - 30 minute walk brings you to Santa Maria's soft, white sand beach where you can swim, surf, arrange diving and deep sea fishing.


Sal's airport is 20 minutes away by taxi. Car hire is not needed as the area around the resort is level and easily accessible on foot or by bicycle. Taxi's are readily available and inexpensive. However, if you wish to arrange car hire Guest Services can arrange this for you or one of the agents in Santa Maria will be able to accomodate your needs.


The nearest town is Santa Maria, a leisurely and level 20-30 minute walk away. Further afield, Espargos is around 1 hour away and is the main commercial town on the island.

Further Details:

The Cape Verde islands are paradise found, marooned in the Atlantic ocean a little over 5 hours flying time from the UK. There are 10 very different islands with an excellent inter-island airline for those who'd like to stay a little longer than usual and do some island hopping. The beaches and climate mirror the Caribbean, but without the jet lag (there is only a 1 hour time difference) and no hurricane season! Lunar-like Sal is the most cosmopolitan island, dotted with small colourful towns, such as Santa Maria. Cobbled streets are lined with surf shops, rainbow painted shops, white churches, small and intimate restaurants, and amazing beaches flanking the turquoise sea. The temperature rarely dips below 25 degrees, so no need to worry about whether it will be warm enough, and the rainy season is usually a day in August! The locals are friendly and although their national language is a mixture of Portuguese and Creole, most speak enough English to make themselves understood. This is a laid back, chilled out place, where their mantra is "No Stress". It doesn't get much better than sitting in the sun, watching the local fisherman bring in their daily catch or some breathtaking surfing, with an ice-cold beer or fabulous cappuccino in hand..................wish you were here?


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria, Cape Verde

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please note the apartment rate per week assumes 2 occupants, if there are more than 2 guests please add £50 per week to the rate to cover the cost of additional linen, towels and bedding.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible with which day you wish to arrive & leave. The apartment will be ready on arrival regardless of the time & you can stay until you need to leave for the airport, unless we have same day arrivals which we try to avoid for your comfort.

Notes on prices:
The price is for the apartment and not per person and assumes 2 occupants, additional charges are due if there are more than 2 guests to cover the cost of extra linens, towels and bedding.

The price quoted is in pounds sterling, if you wish to pay in Euros please contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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