About This Listing
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 ground floor 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.
Had a lovely stay at Alex's property. It had everything needed, and the complex has a lovely pool just by the beach. The place is very conveniently located for amenities in Santa Maria and there's also wifi available at extra charge. The staff at the complex were also very helpful in general. Communication with Alex was great and I had no issues with anything. Would definitely stay here again!
We really enjoyed our stay in this flat. The place is clean and has 2 terraces. Porto Antigo 1 is a little green paradise facing the sea with its private beach and a massive pool. As already mentioned in the other reviews, the location is just perfect: very close to the vibrant little town of Santa Maria but also extremely quiet.
I had a very good and friendly communication with the host Alex. I did have a chance to meet him but he has been very responsive and gave us some useful tips.
I would definitely book this flat again.
We had a lot of troubles with our flight (delay due to a strike in France), but after we arrived in Porto Antigo we totally forgot it... The place was amazing! Nice, little flat, very clean, two terraces where you can take breakfast in the sun... The pool and the beach were also great: you feel like in paradise! Alex was not there but when we had a question, he responded immediately! Nice stay, we enjoyed it a lot!
Leider war die Wohnung nicht fertig gereinigt als wir ankamen.
Die Putzfrauen waren noch beschäftigt. Daher erfolgte die Reinigung sehr oberflächlich. Alex hat die Mädchen noch mal bestellt und danach war die Wohnung o.k.
Perfect communication, a taxi was arranged, with the driver handing us the keys of the apartment. Communication with the driver was pretty difficult, only Portugese.
The apartment is nicely located, no sea view, but it has a nice terrace for breakfast and swimming pool and beach very nearby.
The apartment is well equipped, towels, toilet paper, mosquito net, very nice shower, dark quiet bedroom. It only lacks some personal touch and attention, minor details like toilet flush cover that falls of, shower doors that don't close easily.
But in total a good place to relax, I certainly would recommend this place, we enjoyed it after hiking on other islands (which I would also strongly recommend!)
Thanks for your feedbacks. You are fully right regarding the things to improve that you clearly identify in the apart. For your information right after you left the apartment we changed the toilet flush cover as well as fixed the shower door therefore the apartment must be fine now :-)
Thanks again for your comments
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.
About the Host, Alex Rodrigo
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.