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G.F. Luxury Apartment on Vila Verde, Sleeps 2, 10 Minutes to Beach

Bedrooms Studio
Space 452 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Spacious Apartment near Ponta Preta Beach and Santa - 10 Minutes walk to the Beach - 15-20 Minutes to the Town or Taxi for 3 Euros

LUXURY fitted studio apartment (48sq mt) it is a spacious studio with fully fitted kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower over, and bidet. Quality fitted furniture throughout. A mosquito and fly screen have been fitted to the patio doors so that they can be left open on an evening with the shutters closed.

There are beautiful botanical gardens, tennis courts, swimming pools for adults and children with children's play areas around the complex . The complex is very spacious and is situated a 15-20 minute easy walk from the charismatic town of Santa Maria where there is a mixture of African, Brazilian and Portuguese cultures, colours and sounds. There are lots of restaurants and bars to choose from in Santa Maria.

24 hr security and reception on the complex. There are 3 swimming pools (not all in use in low season) 2 pool bars with 1 serving snacks and both has internet access and a Restaurant on site serving different styles of food. Different daily activities (peak season- Nov-Apr) held between Callistimon, Cactus and Club House, Quiz nights, BBQ nights. There are tennis courts to use for a small charge. There is a small supermarket on the complex (open high season-winter only), Ice Cream Parlour, Bakery/Pizzeria and a Sports Bar. The complex also has a free shuttle bus that goes to Santa Maria Town and Ponta Preta beach where Vila Verde have a Bar/Restaurant and sunbeds . Use the Owners shuttle pass to get discount off drinks and food on the complex. Taxis will pick you up from outside the Reception area and the cost is set at 3-4 euros (as at Apr 2016). Or if you fancy doing what the locals do, you can use Sal's traditional transport which are small mini buses or open top jeeps and these are called Alugers. The drivers will pap their horns at any people walking and shout out where they are going, just hop aboard. It's cheaper than a taxi and a way of getting to know the friendly locals.

There are a few beaches to choose from and because they are so long you can always find an area where it feels like you are the only people on it, it's magical. The nearest beach being only a 10 minute walk. Santa Maria town beach is only 15-20 minutes walk. Because the apartment is situated on the narrowest part of the Island, you can actually walk from one beach, across the desert land to the infamous Kite Beach. Feeling lazy, taxis will drive on the desert land to the kite beach. There is a restaurant on kite beach along with kite hire.

Don't wait too long to visit this undiscovered gem of an Island.

Be aware this is a third world country which may have power/water cuts intermittently.

On booking with me I will provide useful information for your holiday prior to going and once in the apartment you will find a helpful Information Pack. I have a key holder on site who will meet you at Reception when you arrive.

If your arrival to the complex is after midnight there will be a small surcharge of 20 euros.

More Details

Lynn Jennings
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

Why Lynn Jennings chose Sal

The all year round temperature drew us to this Island. We love the different cultures and the charismatic town of Santa Maria. We chose Vila Verde for its quality of workmanship and the luxury feel of the spacious apartments.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a good week! Your apartment is lovely and this Island is amazing, made all the better by the information you provided.
Nov 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sal in Cape Verde

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Property will be clean on your arrival, please leave it as you find it.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • In the separate bathroom there is a full size bath with shower, shower screen, large sink set in marble with large mirror above. Toilet and bidet.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (Spacious Studio) Notes on bedrooms: In the spacious Studio there are two solid oak large twin beds, fitted wardrobes, 2 solid oak bedside drawers with table lamps.
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: There is a large terrace overlooking the botanical gardens and pool area. The terrace has patio table, chairs and parasol, along with one sunbed. Bathroom Towels and Linen included. Please bring your own Beach Towels.


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G.F. Luxury Apartment on Vila Verde, Sleeps 2, 10 Minutes to Beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Fab apartment, wish we could stay longer!

  • 5 of 5

Jan 25-Feb 08 2018

We were looking for a relaxing, winter sun holiday and this apartment was perfect. It is thoughtfully furnished, the patio furniture is great for breakfast al fresco. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking basic meals - we enjoyed buying fresh fish from the pier in Santa Maria and grilling it. There was even a cafetière, which pleased my partner.

I think there is more on site now than in previous reviews, the sports bar is open every evening with happy hour 6-7pm, the restaurant serves an evening buffet and has local entertainment, the Ice Cream parlour serves wonderful fresh fruit crepes, pizzeria also sold bakery items such as croissants. There is also a beach bar on Ponta Preta beach where your pass gives you free use of sun beds. All these facilities attract 15% discount off food and drinks with your apartment pass.

We had 13 glorious days, the last day was overcast. The salt mines are well worth a visit, it is like floating on the Dead Sea. It is cheaper to hire a taxi for the afternoon than to go on the organised tours and you get to spend as long as you like at each location. The drivers are very relaxed - standard phrase is " no stress".

Everyone at Vila Verde is very friendly, the apartment is in a very quiet block, (we didn't have any neighbours until the last 2 days) which suited us, but if you go to the Cactus block pool it is more vibrant.

We were not sure what to expect as this is the first holiday of this kind for us but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely in depth review and I am pleased you have had a lovely experience. I am sure any future guests will find it really helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards Lynn
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Very Nice !

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment, just what you need. We were very well welcomed upon our arrival, and received all the explanations. The apartment is very clean, no surprises compared to the photos.

There is a nice terrace overlooking the pool.

Villa Verde is a great resort.

We enjoying these holidays, thanks Lynn.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you liked the apartment and the resort, thank you for the review.
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The property was comfortable and had everything you needed.

  • 3 of 5

There is very little on Cape Verde but it has a lively little town with fantastic fish, fresh and in abundance, worth the visit. The complex had little on it but there were buses 4 times a day to the town (only 10 minutes away) or taxis were always available.

The complex and swimming pool were clean and quiet, all very peaceful. However, I couldn't find the restaurant, although apparently there was one. The main swimming pool does bar snacks and drinks.

Ideal for a quiet get away in the sun.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. The Restaurant is opposite the Supermarket in the middle of the complex. Since you have left an Ice Cream Parlour has opened and within the next 2 weeks there will be a Bakery/Pizzeria and a Sports Bar opening.
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Good place, really tranquil resort

  • 4 of 5

We stayed one week here.

We spent a very good time because the apartment is located in a quite resort ( even if it's a big complex). The apartement is clean, a balcony is very pleasant for breakfast with birds'songs.

No bad surprises, the pictures reflect very well how is made the apartment.

Everything is made for making you feel like home. Quite place, confortable beds, hot water and pressure for showers after beach.

Supermarket in the resort, helpful for first day.

Documents in the apartment with maps and tourist information were a good thing to discover Sal.

Good moment : it was happy hour with cocktails at the pool bar.

Very useful : courtesy shuffle from 9 AM to 10PM to go to Santa Maria.

You can also walk, it takes only 20min.

And at 15min walking, there's a very nice beach, Punta Preta, must be seen.

If we come back to Sal, we'll rent again this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to do such a comprehensive review. Your honesty and feel for the place will be much appreciated by future guests.
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Lovely Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Vila Verde is a lovely complex with growing popularity.

It's now possible to have food by the pool or at the main restaurant plus catch free transport to the nearby town.

The apartment is well maintained and clean with a washing machine and international TV.

I would recommend and definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review and I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay. It really helps other people feel safe in the knowledge that other guests have enjoyed their stay in our apartment and on the complex. I look forward to welcoming you again.
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A relaxing holiday

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was clean, tidy and had everything required. Built in wardrobe space, dining room table, TV, settee and a fully equipped kitchen which was not required by myself. I only used the apartment for somewhere to sleep, shower and change. My two weeks was very relaxing and even though there is not a lot to do but this shows that tourism and everything et al has not reached the island of Sal and it hasn't been spoilt and remains at it is. Everyone including fellow foreign tourists were very friendly and the beaches were clean and there was plenty of room for everyone. Evenings, were spent drinking and eating and listening to the local bands and their music. In essence, I had a very relaxing holiday and it was well worth it and I would recommend this to anyone who requires to relax and enjoy the sun. Only downside is that you have to be assertive with the street sellers once you go in to San Marino or local tourist attraction but they are not allowed on the beaches or in the complexes - well worth my 2 weeks.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Ponta Preta and Tortuga
Car: not necessary


The nearest beach is 10 minutes walk, Ponta preta beach and this has a restaurant on it. The Santa Maria town beach is a 15-20 minute walk or a 5 minutes by Vila Verde's Free Bus or taxi. The beaches are beautiful with powder white sand and turquoise seas. Fun sized waves are normal and ideal for wind/kite surfers. There is generally a breeze (in winter)which helps you to cool down. You can spend all day just staring at these breath taking beaches and watching out for the migrating Dolphins and Whales (march/april).


15 minutes from the Airport of Sal which is called Amílcar Cabral International Airport or Sid' and Taxis are in abundance there. The taxi charge is between 12 - 15 euros (as at Jan 2016) to Villa Verde. Because of the amount of taxis and the reasonable price there is no need to have a car. Our complex has a shuttle bus that goes to the Capital and local town, also the beach. There are other mini-buses called Alugers. Car hire is available if you want to explore the Island or take an organised Island Tour. Thomas Cook and Thomsons fly from Manchester, Birmingham, London.


A flat 15-20 minutes easy walk gets you to the charismatic town of Santa Maria or a 5 minutes taxi ride. You will find everything in this tropical town, lots of restaurants, bars, ice cream parlours, shops, excursions.

Further Details:

In the town there are small supermarkets, bakery, delicatessen, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and banks. There is a bank on the complex and a cash dispenser, but check with your bank if you can use your cards over there. Credit cards are not generally used on the Island.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Sal, Africa

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Oct 2017 - 1 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £175
Cleaning £15

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is flexible and possibly the departure time. Please speak to me about this.

Notes on prices:
Please note the price is for the apartment per week for up to 2 people.

You will be given the contact details of our Meet & Greet Caretaker who you will need to ring when you have collected your suitcases at Sal airport. If your arrival is after midnight the Meet & Greet Caretaker makes a small surcharge (20 euros) which has to be paid direct to him.

Please note shuttle passes that are lost or not left in the apartment on your departure will incur a charge of 25 euros off the security deposit.

The management company for the resort are continuing to open new facilities as more tourists arrive, this may bring slight disruption to certain areas on the complex.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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