Great location in Santa Maria - Porto Antigo 1. Best complex in one of the greatest beaches in Africa. Ground floor. Private Beach. Swimming pool. 2 Terraces. Quiet and private.
The flat is located in the complex of Porto Antigo 1, an unique resort not too big and cosy ideally on the main beach of Santa Maria in Downtown.
A lovely 1 bedroom (+1 sofa-bed in living room) fully furnished flat in one of the best resorts downtown with Air Conditioning, Private pool & beach at a reasonable fare.
Interaction with Guests
I am fully available to all persons interested in renting the flat and can naturally give some tips and answer any question regarding Santa Maria.
It is a small, calm & very comfortable resort and having a good reputation in Sal Island for its history and the reliability of its infrastructure possessing as well its own private pool, a private beach in the old harbour of Santa Maria and finally its own private security system.
Porto Antigo 1 is ideally located on the seaside but right downtown just besides the city hall and very easy to access.
Other Things to Note
The flat is properly furnished located on the ground floor with Air Conditioned.
No specific rules, I simply expect from the people who will rent the flat to respect the furniture and leave it clean when leaving the place.
We arrived at night and were picked up by a taxi that Alex reserved for us, which was great. It was too bad the apartment had no bottled water and toilet paper when we arrived, meaning we had to go out at night before unpacking.
Alex's apartment was very nice. It has a nice terrace and it is located perfectly, on the quiet and pretty side of Santa Maria, only 20 meters from the pool and beach. The restaurant on the property has an amazing terrace, with very friendly personnel. The beaches are gorgeous, even more so when the sun shines all day.
The first day we arrived, the electricity blacked out temporarily, causing some stress - but Alex responded quickly and responsibly. The reception was a bummer, though. They acted childishly innocent and refused to offer much help, as the apartment is "not our administration." The electrician claimed something was broken, only to look stupid 10 minutes later when electricity jumped back on.
Overall it is a great place to stay, we just had some bad luck. Alex is a great communicator and very helpful. Recommended!
We stayed for 4 nights at the apartment in Porto Antiqua in Sal. The apartment is located in a larger (but still somewhat small scale) complex which has a nice pool and access to the beach. All in all the location is perfect for a relaxing beach vacation. The apartment itself was clean and quite basic. However we did find some things to be not very well kept. The drain in the bathroom was stuck, so water was standing in it. And the toilet flush cover fell out of the wall the first time we touched it. Our host, Alex, was not in the country himself so he sent someone to fix these things (quickly), however afterwards the drain only drained very slowly, and the flush-cover fell out again. Then there were other smaller things too: A wet mop left in the middle of the room when we got there, and a lamp with the plug taken off (so that the naked wiring was all that there was to put in the socket). All in all we did have a nice time while staying in Sal and in the location (we were out most of the time), but it did feel like there hadn't been much love put into the apartment for a while.
We stayed for 7 nights at the apartment. The location is convenient for beach or pool relax, near supermarket and restraunts but without any noise. Rent car/bike/moto- or quad bike is nearby. Even if in Santa-Maria everything is neaby :) We bought fresh fish in pier and cooked it in appartment.
Just few words. Taxi-driver Emerson with the key was late and he didn't speak English and we have to use pantomime in our conversation :)
And first entered we found the mop with broken glass in it.
But in general we really like the apartment. It was good for 2 persons. I liked the country and the island I stayed in.
Even we saw 2 small turtles that kids catch.
The apartment is perfectly located. There's everything you need only a few steps away (food, city, pool, beach). In the apartment you can find the most important things. It went really well to communicate with Alex and he organized a taxi-driver to pick us up at the airport and to give us the keys for the apartment. We would go there at any time again.
The place is right next to the swimmingpool and old harbor. It is very quiet and peaceful. We saw the hotels on the other side of Santa Maria and were extremely happy to be in a beautiful and spacious environment. Communication was always perfect and fast. Thank you for a great stay on Sal!
De communicatie met Alex verliep goed. Hij heeft een taxi voor me geregeld om me op te halen van het vliegveld, dat was erg fijn (ritprijs: ongeveer 12 euro). Het appartement was erg schoon, met stevig meubilair, een klamboe boven het bed (niet nodig gehad trouwens, er waren nul beestjes), keuken met koelkast/vriezer (handig om zelf ijsblokjes te maken met schoon flessenwater), airco en een goede douche met stevige straal. Rondkijkend in Santa Maria, was ik blij dat ik Porto Antigo had gekozen om te verblijven. De locatie is perfect. Het is een erg mooi kleinschalig complex, met veel groen, bougainville etc, en natuurlijk het geweldige uitzicht bij de oude haven! Sal is overigens een eiland waar je als single vrouw prima alleen op vakantie kunt gaan. (En wat had ik een geluk dat ik net in deze periode de babyzeeschildpadjes geboren heb zien worden, wauw! Ook eentje geadopteerd en uitgezet in zee, was een geweldige ervaring).
The communication with Alex went well. He organised for a taxi to pick me up from the airport, which was great (the fare is about 12 euros). The apartment was very clean, with solid furniture, mosquito net over the bed (didn't need it though, no bugs in sight!), kitchenette with fridge-freezer (handy to make your own ice cubes with fresh bottled water), airco and a good strong shower. Looking around Santa Maria, I was happy I chose Porto Antigo to stay at, the location is perfect and it is a really beautiful place, with loads of greenery, bougainville, etc. And of course the view on the old harbor, wow! Sal is totally fine to travel alone as a single woman (and how lucky I was, to travel in the right time to watch the baby sea turtles being born. I also adopted one and released it in the ocean. A fantastic experience!).
I just read your comment and I am very happy you enjoyed your stay. Wow... I just read about the baby turtle.... it sounds so nice... I did not even experience it myself... definitely something on my shortlist next time..... keep in touch... take care
The apartment is very nice, clean and on a perfect location. The communication with Alex went fluently, we could ask some extra questions f.e. about the visa to enter Cabo Verde.
The apartment is well equipped with towels, fresh sheet, airco, refrigerator,...
One small comment: on the description we read there was internet, but we couldn't find the WiFi.
We recommend going to this place!
Currently living in Lausnne (Switzerland), I fell in love with Santa Maria in Cape Verde and therefore when I am not there I am willing to rent this lovely flat to people interesting in discovering this this great location.