About this listing
Luxury new frontline 2 dble bed apt slps 6 + baby. All mod cons, Small friendly complex. Beach/pool views.Pool bar/rest.Walk to town. WhalesTurtles,Dunes,Quad bike/Car hire. Fishing.Diving.Unspoilt area,Airport col, Welcome pack,Tours.W/chair access.
GRAB A BARGAIN-FEB SPECIAL 20% OFF, please enquire. This spacious newly built and fully equipped apartment is in a small, friendly quality complex of 7 small blocks, overlooking an unspoilt sandy beach. Sleeps 6 comfortably with 2 double bedrooms (1 x double bed, 2 x twin beds) and a double sofa bed in the sitting room. Also a baby cot and high chair. Ceiling fans + freestanding fan, mosquito nets (only needed occasionally), large (website hidden), DVD player. Fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, drinking water filter, microwave, full cooker, washing machine, iron and board; 1 x ensuite bathroom/shower and toilet, plus 1 x shower room and toilet. Cot and high chair. Hair dryer. Large balcony off sitting room with patio table, chairs and loungers. Games, cards and books, DVDs CDs. Wiifi dongle for laptops available to guests for a €20 refundable deposit - buy a €10 top up from Elcibar or anywhere in town.. Small fee for wireless code for smartphones etc also from Elcibar. For disabled guests there is a bathlift and grab bars available by request, plus bed raisers for ease of transfer. Also folding ramps for wheeling on and off taxis. Please ask if further details required. Ramps to pool/bar area and to apartment.
The adults and childrens pools and bar/restaurant are just opposite the balcony. There is a small supermarket in the adjacent complex and the main shops a 10 min walk away.
Security guards patrol the grounds 24/7 for your peace of mind. There is very little crime in the area and the local people are very helpful and friendly.
Interaction with Guests
Comprehensive details of the Islands, local area and nearby amenities supplied by eml or on arrival and in apt. I am contactable by phone or email anytime and queries will be answered (when/where possible) within 24 hours. Whilst you are on site, Sam and/or Matt (my British apartment managers who also speak Portuguese ) will help with any queries either immediately or within a few hours, as they live in an apartment nearby.
The immediate neighbourhood is quiet and unspoilt, but with amenities close by. The town of Sal Rei (meaning Salt King) - is a 10 minute walk away, with its colourful shops, bars and restaurants. Visit the Town Square with its church and bars/restaurants close to the pier and beach. The banks/atms etc are also in town. Phone cards and sim cards can be purchased almost anywhere.. Apart from our own Elcibar on site, there are several good bar/restaurants such as The Marine Club just a short stroll to the North, along the beachfront and many others in town.
There are many things to do - surfing; wind surfing; kite surfing; whale watching (from March - June; turtles hatching (from Jun - August); fishing (shore and deep sea); snorkelling; scuba diving; swimming, sightseeing, dune buggying, or, of course just chilling out round the pool or on the balcony.
Lots of local taxis around (just €3 or 4 euros to town or easily walkable), and our apt managers can provide details of tours, trips and restaurants nearby for your enjoyment. Beach buggies, scooters, bicycles and cars for hire locally. Parking in view, immediately outside the apartments.
Other Things to Note
The fish available locally is very fresh and varied, so do visit the fish market (open mornings - the earlier the better) in Sal Rei. There is also often fish being sold by local fisherman on the quayside and pier. You can buy your bread and rolls fresh daily from the bakery (go early) plus fruit and veg from the market, and meat from the local butcher. Best to take your own favourite brands of provisions such as tea bags, coffee, cornflakes etc., as goods such as these are only imported occasionally (sea conditions permitting) and therefore can be expensive and not always the brands/type we are used to.
We have a water filter fitted in the kitchen as it is not advisable to drink the normal water supply.
If you are eating out, then Elcibar, (our pool bar), serves excellent snacks and meals (plus beers, soft drinks and cocktails) all day including breakfast (closed Mondays). See their excellent reviews on (website hidden). There is also another small bar and supermarket next door in VC1., and many good restaurants/snack bars in town.
Sorry, no smoking please or pets in apartment.
There are herbs, spices etc and other dry goods available in the apt, but please try to replace if you finish them, or let me know if this is not possible, so that I can arrange refills. We also ask for a £100 (refundable) damages deposit in case of breakages.
There are a few dogs around, most are owned by local people but there are some homeless but all of these are harmless and looked after and kept healthy by a local charity animal welfare organisation. There are also wild donkeys although they are not generally seen but you may occasionally hear them in the evening or early morning. During your stay, please put any rubbish in the waste bins at the back of the complex, behind M block (not near the apartment entrance).
After your stay, If you have enjoyed yourselves, positive feedback will be much appreciated. If not, for any reason at all, do please let me know, so that I can improve matters.
Geraldine è stata molto gentile e precisa nella sua corrispondenza. Mat e Sam sono stati molto disponibili . l'appartamento è comodo e ben arredato. La spaiggia di fronte è molto bella ma ancora non attrezzata. Per arrivare alla spiaggia di Estoril con ombrelloni bisogna camminare una mezz'ora attraversando il paese, ma a noi non è dispiaciuto
very nice host, superbe Appartement, quite and friendly neighbourhood.
host has organized Pick-up from the Airport for free and a welcome pack in the fridge (milk, eggs, bred, Juice, Margarine) - many thanks!
pool and pool-bar has been great.
Sal Rei was disappointing, not much to see and to do except Swimming and diving. But thats what we came for :-)
We enjoyed staying at Geraldines Appartement and can recommand it any time.
This place is awesome, i know very well this island Boa Vista, there's everything that you will need to have a good holiday !
The appartement is very spacious, and nothing were missing ! Very clean, perfect to enjoy your holiday! Security 24/7 ! If you need some advice or else, every body is there for help !
There's a bar around the pool, with wifi it cost only 2€ per day!
The city is just a few minute from vila cabral 2 !
If you want to have a nice and cool holiday, you should try vila cabral 2.. for sure you're not going to regret it!
Thank you one more time for everything, I'll be back :)
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About the Host, Geri
I am a busy 60+ year old. I had a serious horse riding accident over 30yrs ago which put me in a wheelchair, thereby slowing down or putting a stop to most of my outside interests such as farming and horses, although we still have cows and sheep. I now get all the family's clerical and administrative jobs.I have set up and run tea rooms, a b&b, a farm shop, and 2 campsites, one with carp fishing lakes. My husband left me after my accident, but I have wonderful PAs and I enjoy travelling when I can. My favourite destinations are Scotland, Co Kerry in Ireland, the Cape Verde Islands, Florida, Portugal, Canaries, and Spain, although some are more wheelchair friendly than others. I enjoy my own garden, reading and trips to local places of interest such as NT Gardens etc., meeting friends for lunch or the cinema, plus the occasional trip to London where I lived for 12 years before my accident. I enjoy new projects, and I have tried to make the apartments home from home that people will want to return to.
My motto is 'Never give up!' There's a wonderful world out there.