Sunset Beach Apartment.

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde

A 2 Bedroom apartment on the most sought after development on Sal.
Seconds walk to a private beach & communal pool.
Quiet location.
5 minutes walk into Santa Maria town with a selection of shops, bars & restaurants.

The Space


Welcome to my newly painted and decorated 2 bedroom apartment located in the stunning beach front development of Porto Antigo 1, Santa Maria, the islands most sort after development.

The apartment consists of 2 bedrooms, one twin bedroom and one mezzanine style double bedroom as well as a double sofa bed in the living area. There is a shower room and kitchenette as well as a nice large balcony.
The apartment is furnished to high standard with a fan in each bedroom, a mosquito screen on the window in the downstairs bedroom and air-conditioning in the living area. The apartment is bright and colourful creating a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere during your stay. There are double doors leading from the living area to the balcony which when opened provide a lovely cool breeze throughout the building.


Porto Antigo 1 is a quiet and relaxed development on the edge of Santa Maria town opposite a large open square. The apartment is just a few seconds walk from the pool which overlooks a small secluded beach enclosed by the old port walls. This makes it ideal for children to swim and play in safety. The beach is also totally private and therefore can be rather quiet as it's only used by people staying in Porto Antigo 1. There are 2 restaurants onsite, one at the entrance to the development the other on the waters edge, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner it is the ideal place to grab a refreshing drink or bite to eat after a long day sunbathing.
Porto Antigo 1 is situated on the edge of the town and is less than 5 minutes walk to the town square in the heart of Santa Maria with its wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. Some developments situated in the centre of Santa Maria town can suffer from noise pollution from near by bars, this is not the case with Porto Antigo 1.
You are only 3 minutes walk from the excellent Tam Tams bar/restaurant with 5 stars on trip advisor and very popular with the local expats.
You are 2 minutes to the local bakery which is wonderful for fresh bread in the morning.
Just opposite the main entrance is a small local shop selling all your daily essential plus wireless internet credit.

We are willing to do stays of 2 -5 nights when it slots in-between existing bookings. There also my be a small surcharge on this depending on the circumstances.



Some people have been advised that they need to get a visa in advance, this is not the case. As your holiday will be classed as 'flight only', not a 'package holiday' it is advised that you get a visa at the airport on arrival. This is very simple process that we have been through many times. It is actually better than having a prearranged visa as you get to bypass the long immigration que.
This is the case for most european countries however some countries can be different to others so it is best to check.


Airport transfers can be arranged upon request to and from the airport. We have a reliable, trusted, very friendly and helpful driver who we always use. He can speak excellent English, Portuguese and a little German. He will meet you with the key, show you around the apartment, answer any questions you have regarding things to do and places to see, he will also be the contact on island in case of an emergency.


Bedding and bathroom towels included at 'check in'.
Please note the only cleaning and laundry included is at the end of your stay upon 'check out'.
If you require any extra cleaning, new towels or bedding 'during your stay' then this can be provided for an extra charge.


We are willing to be flexible on 'Check out' time so long as there are no other guests arriving that day.
If there are new incoming guests the check out time will be 10.00am (depending on guests arrival time I may be able to make it later)


Living Area:
Sofa Bed, Sideboard with storage area, coffee table, TV with satellite, Multi region DVD player, I pod docking station, Air conditioning unit.

Dining table and chairs, kettle, toaster, mini oven, cutlery and crockery, pots and pans.

Downstairs Twin Bedroom:
Twin beds, double wardrobe with drawers, bedside table and lamp, fan, fly screen.

Mezzanine Level - Double Bedroom:
Double bed, 2 bedside tables and lamps, double wardrobe with drawers, desk and chair, fan.

Shower room:
Toilet, sink, bidet and shower.

Large plastic dining table and 6 x chairs, wooden side table, 2 x wicker chairs with cushions.

Guest Access

The private beach and communal pool.

Interaction with Guests

We currently live in the UK so the interaction will just be by phone or email. We have someone on Island that you can contact if you have any questions or if there is an emergency. We are also always available to help.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $16 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $225
Cleaning Fee: $45
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Das Apartment von Becky & Steve ist sehr gut gelegen. Zum Strand und zum Ort nur wenige Schritte. Und der Pool der Anlage ist bei windigen Tagen eine sehr schöne Alternative zum wunderbaren Strand. Der Pool hat einen sehr schönen Meerblick. Das Apartment selbst ist gut eingerichtet. Mit vielen kleinen liebevollen Details.
    Becky ist jederzeit und immer sehr schnell mit ihren hilfsbereiten Mails erreichbar.
    Wir hatten sehr erholsame Tage und würden es auf alle Fälle weiterempfehlen.
    Bali, 31.03.2014

    March 2014
    Becky & Steve
    Response from Becky & Steve:

    Thank you for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay and all your feedback has really been appreciated. I am really pleased you had an enjoyable and relaxing time. We would love to welcome you back one day.

    March 2014
  • Together with some friends we visited Santa Maria. Becky is a really nice lady and is very swift in replying to emails. In addition, she is really proactive and she helped a lot prior to our stay as we were looking for 3 apartments in Porto Antigo 1. Via her contacts on the island she managed to arrange a second apartment. Our friends stayed in her apartment which was very clean and spacious. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family. Her contact on the island, Ildo, was also very nice and helpful.

    February 2014
  • We had a really nice time in Becky & Steve's apartment. Everything was clean and looked good. The location is perfect. It's almost on the beach and it has a beautiful swimmingpool. The apart is a bit thin-walled and for that reason a little noisy. We would definitely come here again!

    January 2014
    Becky & Steve
    Response from Becky & Steve:

    Thank you for your review, Im so pleased you had a nice time in the apartment and liked the location.I'm sorry to hear you found it 'thin walled' I must say this is the first time I have heard this type of comment from any of our guests including our long term tenant who had a young child. We and our guests have always found it quiet and peaceful. I am pleased to hear you would come again and we would happily welcome you.

    January 2014
  • We had a nice stay in Becky's flat which is very well located in a beautiful residence.
    The apartment is well featured and clean.
    Becky and Ildo (Becky's Cap verdian contact) have been helpful all along our stay giving us useful informations about what was going on in town. This is the reason why I will come again!

    December 2013
    Becky & Steve
    Response from Becky & Steve:

    Thank you so much for your review. Im so pleased you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed the apartment and all that Porto Antigo 1 has to offer. Ildo and I are here to help and it was our pleasure to keep you informed with what was happening in Santa Maria over Christmas. We hope you enjoyed the carols and would love to welcome you back one day.

    December 2013
  • We enjoyed our stay at Becky's Aparment very much: it was big, tidy, clean - exactly nothing to complain about. Ildo (Becky's contact) was nice, too. Additionally, communication with her went smooth and everything was perfectly organised.
    I can definitely recommend a stay in this Apartment.

    December 2013
    Becky & Steve
    Response from Becky & Steve:

    Thank you for the kind review. I'm so glad the apartment was everything you expected. I hope you enjoyed experiencing all that the islands had to offer.

    December 2013
  • I was really excited about the apartment. It had all comfort i expected, lot´s of space, it was very neat and clean but specially quit and safe. The water is just less than 30 seconds away so it´s perfect just a quick morning bath before breakfast or every time else in the day. The papaya trees were just growing straight to your mouth on the balcony...i love that! It´s close by very good restaurants and i can recommand the fresh lobster! There are little shops around so you can get more or less everything for your daily supply. The centre with nice bars is a slowy walk away... I REALLY loved that place and I´m sure about to come back!!!

    December 2013
    Becky & Steve
    Response from Becky & Steve:

    Thank you Frank for such a great review. I'm so pleased you had a great vacation.
    You are certainly welcome back anytime. I really enjoyed reading your chatty txts Good luck with you forth coming adventures.
    I'd love to hear how you get on.
    All the best

    December 2013
  • We enjoyed staying at becky and steve's appartment very much. It's location is perfect. Just a few steps from the smaller complex beach and pool, the bigger beach, the shops and restaurants. Us two girls both had our own bedroom, which was very nice. We could image two couples or a family with two kids would also be fine. Although the bathroom is quite small.
    Becky was very friendly and helpfull. The driver ildo, was also very polite and prompt.
    I would come back to this appartment.

    November 2013
    Becky & Steve
    Response from Becky & Steve:

    Thank you so much Zara for such a nice review. We are so pleased you both had a good time and that Ildo looked after you well. We would love to welcome you back anytime.

    November 2013
  • Four of us stayed at Becky and Steve's Sunset Beach apartment and we really loved it. First of all, Becky made sure all along that we were going to have a nice stay, answering any question in a speedy manner, which worked fabulously well. Ildo, the taxi driver they work with for pick ups / transfers between the airport and Santa Maria (20 mins) was great in assisting us with our heavy luggage and showing us around the flat. The flat's location is really quite good for anything in town as well as the lovely shore and pier. We also thought the flat was very tidy, clean and decorated with style which is always a plus! The pool and mini beach which are part of the Porto Antigo complex, are wonderful. The only slight downfall was the rather weak wifi connection in the flat (that can be obtained at other places nearby though, eg. the Angulo bar). I would definitely recommend this place!

    November 2013
    Becky & Steve
    Response from Becky & Steve:

    Thank you Karine for the lovely review. Im so glad that you all had a fun time and enjoyed the apartment.
    Regarding the wi-fi, there are two networks you can access with the internet cards; Cabo com and Porto Antigo, normally if one is poor the other is stronger, my apologise for not passing this information on before hand.
    I will also pass on your comments to Ildo, he works hard to ensure everything is ready for the guests in the apartment as well as that the transfers run smoothly, he will be pleased to hear your positive comments.
    All the best

    November 2013
  • The apartment was very nice, cosy and close to the centre without any
    disturbing noises.

    We spent 6 nights at the apartment with our one-year-old and were
    satisfied. Especially with the pool and the private beach which is perfect
    for families with small children.

    Becky and the staff of Port Antigo are very helpful and friendly. Moreover
    Ildo, Becky's contact on Sal, was very helpful. He picked us up at the
    airport and brought us back after our stay.

    Thanx Becky!!! for a wonderful time

    August 2013
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Hi I'm a bubbly and friendly person, I currently live in Banbury with my partner Steve. We love travelling, l lived in Australia for a year and Steve and I met in St Lucia, we lived there for 4 years and have now been back in the UK for a couple of years. We are trying to make the most of being back in our homeland by visiting as many new places as possible, experiencing as many new events, meeting as many new people and air bnb is helping to make this possible. I would love to travel to Central and South America as well as South East Asia particularly Laos and Vietnam. We are both like meeting new and Interesting people and are very respectful of others and their homes. We are always up for trying new and exciting things and try and experience as much out of life as possible. We are both professionals, Steve works for Aston Martin as an electrical engineer and I work in Real Estate (please dont hold that against me!!!) We very much look forward to meeting you soon. Bex and Steve
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