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Luxury G.Floor Apartment in Tranquil Complex, Sleeps 3, 10 Minutes to Beach



Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Spacious Apartment near Ponta Preta Beach and Santa - 10 Minutes walk to the Beach - 15-20 Minutes to the Town or Taxi for 3-4 Euros

LUXURY fitted studio apartment (48sq mt) it is a spacious studio with fully fitted kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower over, and bidet. Solid oak furniture. 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 with children's play areas around the complex . The complex which gives easy access for pushchairs and wheelchairs 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 2 pool bars with 1 serving snacks and has internet access, Restaurants on site serving different styles of food, tennis courts, a weekly BBQ night is held in the club house (peak times only), details at Reception.There is a small supermarket on the complex (open high season-winter only), opening soon Ice Cream Parlour, Bakery/Pizzeria, Pub. 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. The complex also has a free shuttle bus that goes to the beach and main town.

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.

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
  • Sleeps 3
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

top 2 Reviews have been taken off my Trip Advisor page

Fabulous Apartment in a Lovely Setting, Really Enjoyed my Time There

Reviewed March 10, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

This lovely modern, luxury apartment in Ville Verde was an excellent home for my holiday. It is well equipped. I found the local store on site supplied everything I needed for self catering. My mobility is limited but the free courtesy bus or local taxis (3 euros} enabled me to spend time on the fabulous beach and taking in the sites in Santa Maria. I recommend this apartment highly as I look forward to a return visit.

Traveling group: Solo

Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.

From Nina W - York

Luxury Studio in Fabulous Location

Reviewed February 23, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Just spent two idyllic weeks in this lovely apartment,

everything you need for self catering, although lots of lovely places to eat in town,

the apartment is surrounded with beautiful gardens boasting pretty flowers and shrubs,

a fifteen minute pleasant stroll into the vibrant town with loads of interesting shops/bars and the beautiful beach

we spent many happy hours on Angula beach watching the kite surfers and wind surfers ranging from struggling beginners to local world champions - fabulous free entertainment

overall a fantastic holiday

Norma and Les

5 of 5 stars Ease of booking 5 of 5 stars Directions to the property

5 of 5 stars Key pickup/access to the property 5 of 5 stars Overall condition

5 of 5 stars Quality of bedding/mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen/utensils quality

5 of 5 stars Cleanliness of bathroom 4 of 5 stars Quality of facilities/amenities

5 of 5 stars Service

Review from a guest April 2014

A-m-a-z-I-n-g Place

I absolutely love this place and everything about it. The apartment is fab with quality finishes. Air-con is not essential as there is always a breeze on this Island. The gardens are lovely and the pool which I went to in another block 2 mins walk was lovely, but who needs a pool when you see the sand and the sea here it amazing. Loved the town of Santa Maria, lots to do. I had a fab time horse riding on the kite beach. I really didn't want to come home and will definitely be staying in this apartment again and it will be definitely for 2 weeks as 1 week is not long enough.

Sep 2014
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


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: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 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: Feb 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 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: Dec 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Apt

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week and had an amazing time. The apt was very clean and tidy on our arrival, it had everything you needed for a self catering holiday. The welcome pack had all the information you could need about the local area from car hire to whale watching and the best places to eat. The local town and beaches are just a short 10 minute walk away which the beaches are some of the best I've seen anywhere in the world. I would highly recommend this apt and will definitely be going back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Apartment in Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

This lovely modern, luxury apartment in Ville Verde was an excellent home for my holiday. It is well equipped. I found the local store on site supplied everything I needed for self catering. My mobility is limited but the free courtesy bus or local taxis (3 euros} enabled me to spend time on the fabulous beach and taking in the sites in Santa Maria. I recommend this apartment highly as I look forward to a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. So glad you enjoyed our apartment and the island. Since your holiday the courtesy bus is no longer in use but taxis are plentiful. Lynn
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Beach : Ponta Preta and Tortuga at 1 Kilometres Car: not necessary


The nearest beach is 10 minutes walk, Ponta preta beach is 12-15 minutes walk 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 Mini 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 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 Mini-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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jan 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Period
22 Dec 2016 - 1 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £175

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. Please add £25 per week if there are 3 people or contact the owner.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort


  • bay
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 42 m²


  • 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 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (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.


  • Terrace
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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