Sitting RoomDouble bedroom
Spacious Seafront 2 Bed/2 Bath Apt. AirCon. Wifi.
Spacious Seafront 2 Bed/2 Bath Apt. AirCon. Wifi.

Entire home/apt

6 guests

2 bedrooms

4 beds
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About this listing

Spacious, airy & quiet 2 dble bedroom/2 bathroom apartment, slps 6+ baby. Overlooks beach, sea & pools. Small friendly complex. All mod cons. Pool bar/restaurant. Free Wifi, Sat TV, Local phone, Walk to banks, shops,etc. Whale watching, Horseriding,turtle nesting/hatching tours, dunes, Quad/car/cycle/fat bike hire. Shore/Deep Sea Fishing. Scuba Diving. Snorkelling. Wind/kite/ board surfing. Welcome pack on arrival, Sailing. Island Tours. Wheelchair/elderly friendly. 24hr security. Great sunsets.

The space

This airy, spacious, very well equipped apartment is home from home in a friendly quality complex of 7 low rise buildings, overlooking its own large + children's swimming pools and the unspoilt sandy beach/ocean.

Close to all the town amenities of the small characterful African/Portuguese town of Sal Rei (meaning salt king).

Sleeps 6 +baby comfortably with 2 double bedrooms (1 x double bed, 2 x twin beds) and a double sofa bed in the sitting room, plus a baby cot and high chair. Ceiling fans + freestanding fan and cooler, mosquito blinds for doors and windows plus nets for beds (only needed occasionally), large wardrobes.

Free satellite TV, DVDs and WiFi. Air Con if required (charged by deposit then electricity meter reading at beginning and end of stay).

KITCHEN: Fully equipped, home from home, with large fridge/freezer, (drinking water filter on kitchen tap to save carrying large water bottles), kettle, toaster, microwave, full size elec fan oven, gas hob and extractor fan, cafetiere, washing machine, iron and board, good saucepans, frying pans, casseroles, roasting dishes, crockery, cutlery and glassware, toasted sandwich maker, blender.

BEDROOMS: Double bedroom has ensuite bathroom with bath/shower over, wash basin, bidet and toilet, plus there is a family shower room, wash basin and toilet.
Good quality sheets, towels etc. supplied (not beach towels, but these can be hired for 10e per week).
Cot and high chair.
Hair dryer.
Safe.

LOUNGE: Large balcony off sitting room with patio table, chairs and loungers. BBQ. Satellite TV, WiFi, Games, Playing Cards, Books, DVDs. CDs.

South west facing balcony off sitting room plus 2nd large terrace area off to side for BBQs, sunbathing or shade at different times of day.

Local phone supplied on arrival with local taxi, manager's and other useful numbers, plus basic welcome pack (ie tea/coffee/sugar/milk, wash up liquid, toilet rolls, bin bags).

DISABLED/ELDERLY: There is a bathlift and grab bars available, plus bed raisers for ease of transfer on request. Also folding ramps for wheeling on and off taxis if required. Please ask if further details required. Ramps to pool/bar area and to apartment. For more details about specific requirements please ask. Note that the roads and paths are not really suitable for manual wheelchairs, Boa Vista has cobbled streets, many of which are loose, or the roads are unmade, plus most shops/restaurants have steps.

Guest access

The apartment is partially screened by Elcibar, (the bar faces away from the apt), giving privacy from passers by and bar customers, but still allowing great views of the beach and sea, especially the spectacular sunsets. The adults and children's pools and bar/restaurant are just opposite the balcony. A seperate door leads onto a terrace area beside and behind the apartment, giving further choice of space for sunbathing or shade. There is also a small supermarket and bar/restaurant (named Etcetera) in the basement of the adjacent complex. The main shops are a 15-20 min walk away (or 3euro taxi ride). (Boas Compras is nearest large supermarket - 10 mins walk behind VC).

Security guards patrol the grounds 24/7 for your peace of mind, although there is very little crime in the area and the local people are very helpful and friendly.

Languages spoken - Kriole is the local's language. Otherwise Portuguese, some Italian, some English.

Interaction with guests

This is a self catering apartment, and as such, please leave in a reasonably clean and tidy situation. When you arrive, the apt will be freshly cleaned and have clean linen/towels etc. There are cleaning utensils, a washing machine, drying rack, pegs, iron and board. If required, laundry can be arranged with the manager for a small extra charge of 10euros per load. A 1 hour clean is 15euros.

A welcome pack will be supplied on arrival - water, tea, coffee, milk, sugar, washup liquid, toilet rolls, bin bags etc., plus there are usually some cooking basics (e.g. oil etc) in the cupboards. Please replace if finished if you can.

Comprehensive details of the Islands, local area and nearby amenities supplied by eml when booking and are also in the apartment. inc details of the many restaurants etc.

A meet and greet Airport pick up can be arranged for 20 euros payable direct to my manager on arrival, or you can take your own taxi for 10 euros, and be met by the manager at Elcibar (our pool bar/restaurant),

Guests are supplied with a local mobile phone with a small amount of credit, which has useful numbers installed such as taxis, the apartment manager, hospital, doctor, police etc.

I am contactable by phone (inc (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)) or email anytime and queries will be answered (when/where possible) within 24 hours. Whilst you are on site, Matt (my British apartment managers whose wife also speaks Portuguese) will help with any queries either immediately or within a few hours, as they live in an apartment nearby. Their number will be on the local phone (supplied on arrival).

Wifi and satellite tv are supplied free of charge, e-mails etc are fine, but please do not download large files such as films etc., as the credit will run out. If a code comes up on the screen it may need topping up - please let either myself or Matt know. Thank you.

Other things to note

The fish available locally is very fresh and varied (garupa, swordfish, sailfish, tuna etc), so do visit the fish market - just past the Post Office (over the top of the hill), it's open mornings - the earlier you go the better. In Sal Rei there is also often fish being sold by local fisherman on the quayside and pier next to Te Manche bar/restaurant (very good and very reasonable fresh fish meals here).

You can buy your bread and rolls fresh daily, either from the little basement supermarket/bar next door in VC1, or from the bakery (go early) plus fruit and veg from the market near The Esplanade, and meat from the local butcher (behind the Shell garage). 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 you are used to.

We have a seperate drinking water filter tap fitted at the base of the kitchen sink tap as it is not advisable to drink or wash salad stuff with the normal water supply (ordinary tap water is fine for cooking etc).

If you are eating out, then Elcibar, (our/VC2 pool bar), serves excellent home made snacks and meals (plus beers, soft drinks and cocktails) all day including breakfast (closed Mondays). See their excellent reviews on (website hidden). They also supply a takeaway service plus have Chinese dishes available.

There is another small lively bar with small supermarket next door in VC1 basement., and many good and reasonable restaurants/snack bars (10-15 euros pp for a good meal inc drinks) in town (20 mins walk or taxi 3 euros).


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 7 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 40
Security Deposit: 133
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

Sorry, no smoking inside the apt please (there are 2 outside areas where you can smoke), and no pets.

There are herbs, spices etc and other dry goods, oil etc available in the apt, but please try to replace if you finish them, or let me or the manager (Matt) know if this is not possible, so that we can arrange refills.

Airbnb keep a reserve of £100 (owner can claim up to this amount for up to a week after guest's departure) damages deposit in case of breakages.

If you'd like a linen and towels change and/or apartment clean, please ask manager (15euro extra charge for 1 hour clean and 10euro per load of laundry). There is a washing machine in the kitchen plus drying rack and pegs, iron and board. Beach towels not supplied, but can be hired for 10euros per week.

There are a few friendly dogs around, most are owned by local people and there are some strays but all of these are harmless, 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 hear them during the evening, night 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). This is to ensure that ants/cockroaches/flies etc are not encouraged.

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 for future guests. Thank you.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
4 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Morgane User Profile
July 2017
Geri was a great host even at a distance. With many advices and interest for our stay. The place was great for holidays and well furnished (even board games) but some things were broken and had to be fixed shortly after we arrived (beds and fridge). The manager was helpful but maybe she should have payed more attention to the place after the last guests left. The location is nice, in front of Praia Cabral and the pool was well maintained. The fans were very appreciated and the washing machine too as I came with my 1 year old kid. I recommend this place for quiet holidays. But you need to know that you will have to walk 20min to the center of Sal Rei.
Geri User Profile
Response from Geri:
Thank you Morgane, I am glad to have been helpful for you to enjoy your holiday in Sal Rei, and apologise for the damaged items - fortunately they were quickly and easily fixed the day after you mentioned them. It was possibly a little more difficult for the manager, as she had only just taken over - my usual managers had gone on holiday just a few days before. Obviously we will endeavour to make sure these things are improved on in the future.
July 2017

Caroline User Profile
August 2016
Our stay in Geri apartment was simply amazing. First, as soon as we booked, Geri got in touch and provided us with a lot of useful info. Then someone nice picked us at he airport and drove us directly there where Kerry welcomed us warmly and showed us around the apartment and the condominium . The apartment is really big and nice (we were 2 but it can easily fit 4 people!). The pool is big, quiet and amazing!! It is a short 10min walk to the center of Sal Rei, easy walk, where you can find everything you need! It was really perfect from the beginning until the end of the stay, I could only recommend you to go there and stay in this perfect apartment in this beautiful Island! Thanks a lot Geri. Caroline and Mihai
Geri User Profile
Response from Geri:
You were perfect guests from start to finish, excellent with communications - it is nice to know that guests are ok and enjoying themselves. I look forward to welcoming them again either here or in Sal. Thank you for a lovely review.
August 2016

Daniel User Profile
April 2016
Geri provided plenty of information on Sal Rei and answered our specific questions quickly. The apartment was in a fantastic location, and everything was as described. We had a great time and have been recommending Sal Rei to everyone we know! Hope to be back again soon!
Geri User Profile
Response from Geri:
Thank you for a great review Daniel, as pleasure to host you and I am happy you enjoyed your first trip to Boa Vista and kite surfing! A great sport and becoming really popular. Would love to welcome you again in the near future - discount for repeat booking!!
April 2016

Suanne User Profile
March 2016
This holiday was perfect, and exactly how described and expected... Geri the host was lovely and stayed in contact with us throughout, the apartment was lovely looked even better than on the pictures, the pool and bar area was great, staff very friendly. The kitchen in the apartment was very well equipped for all cooking needs...would definatley go back however maybe leave the kids at home next time
Geri User Profile
Response from Geri:
Thank you Suanne for a good review, always welcome! The TV channels are on the way, I am having to organise a connection to a satellite dish on the roof, which involves several other units. There are plenty of DVDs and the bar next door has TV for anything specific (especially football!).
March 2016

Rob User Profile
January 2016
Another fantastic airbnb experience. Geri was excellent with communications since we booked and provided us with a lot of useful information about the town which we were very grateful for. The apartment was exactly as described and came with everything you could need and All very clean. Thanks for everything Geri!
Geri User Profile
Response from Geri:
Great review Rob, really appreciated, I will passit on to Sam and Matt, who do a wondeful job for me! Such a shame the wind did not behave for you - such is life!! Next time... Best wishes, hope to host you another time, either here or in Sal Geri x
January 2016

Miriam User Profile
July 2014
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. Best regards

Anissa User Profile
May 2014
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 :) Anissa
Geri User Profile
Response from Geri:
Thank you Anissa, I'm delighted you enjoyed yourself. You and your friends were perfect guests and I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Very
May 2014

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Geri User Profile

I am a busy 60+ year old, despite having 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. We still have cows and sheep. I now get all the family's clerical and administrative jobs. In the past, I have set up and run a computer staff agency in London, then back in the country, a tea rooms, b&b, farm shop, and 2 campsites, one with carp fishing lakes. My husband left 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, but 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 my rental apartments home from home that people will want to return to.

My motto is 'Never give up! There's a wonderful world out there'.

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