A 2 Bedroom apartment on the most sought after development on Sal.
Seconds walk to a private beach & communal pool.
5 minutes walk into Santa Maria town with a selection of shops, bars & restaurants.
****SUMMER SPECIALS RATE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE*****
ABOUT OUR SPECIAL HOME:
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.
ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT:
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.
LONG TERM RENTAL RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
DISCOUNTS GIVEN IF YOU STAY 3 WEEKS OR MORE.
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.
CLEANING AND LAUNDRY
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)
Sofa Bed, Sideboard with storage area, coffee table, TV with satellite, Multi region DVD player that will also play CDs, I pod docking station, Air conditioning unit.
Dining table and chairs, kettle, toaster, mini oven, hob, fridge/freezer, cafetiere, 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.
Toilet, sink, bidet and shower.
Large plastic dining table and 6 x chairs, wooden side table, 2 x wicker chairs with cushions.
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.
Smoking is allowed only on the terrace.
The appartement is clean and has everything required for a good holiday, even including a decent coffee percolator. It is spaceous and has a nice balcony, convenient for breakfast, eating and wine drinking.
The location is good; close to the beach and in a nice part of Santa Maria. Good restaurants such as Marea, Chez Pastis and CapeFruit are in walking distance.
Before and during the stay Becky was warm and caring. The local help of Ildo was nice and the transfer from and to the airport, arranged through Becky, was very pleasant.
Die Unterkunft war genau so wie es im Inserat beschrieben ist. Alles hat funktioniert. Es hat uns an nichts gefehlt. Der Abholer Ildo ist sehr freundlich und zuverlässig. Der Fernsehapparat hat einen integrierten DVD Player der alle weltweiten Codes abspielt. An der Rezeption kann man sich einen Internet-Code erwerben, falls man darauf Wert legt.
In der näheren Umgebung gibt es kleine Supermärkte die das wichtigste an Lebensmitteln führen. Ebenso gibt es unzählige Restaurants und Bars. Mit Beccy und Steve hatten wir sehr nette Gastgeber, die sehr bemüht waren und immer sehr schnell auf Anfragen reagiert haben. Wir können das Appartment weiterempfehlen.
Perfect stay in cabo verde. Clean and comfortable apartment, superclose to the beach. Walking distance to all nice restaurants. Becky was superhelpfull with all we needed. Perfect hosting. Would definitely return and recommend it!
This place is incredible...:). We had an brilliant time in Santa Maria. Myself and my two friends had an amazing, relaxing and blissful week on Sal. This was helped without a doubt by the helpfulness, care and friendliness of Becky, Steve and Ildo. The apartment was perfect, clean and in the best location of the old of the Island. We thanked our lucky starts that we picked Porto Antigo as our accommodation choice. The local advise from Ildo was fab and we feel we got to see the best of what the island had to offer. We will definitely be recommending Cape Verde and this apartment to our friends and family. I would not be surprised if we do not make a second trip here soon. Thanks again.
Thank you so very much for such a wonderful review. It made our day reading your kind words. Ildo, Steve and myself work hard to keep the apartment looking nice and to ensure our guests have a wonderful holiday. Reading reviews such as yours make it all worth while. We are so pleased that you enjoyed ildo's island tour and we would love to welcome you back one day.
All the best
Becky and Steve
Me and my sister stayed for five days in Becky's and Steve's apartment in Santa Maria. We really had a great time there. The apartment is really cosy and we spend nice sunburned afternoons on the terrace.
It is located only few meters from the beach, pool and city centre. Other beaches can also easily be reached by foot.
Becky was always available to give us tips and information about Santa Maria and Cabo Verde in general, even before we even got there. In Santa Maria there was Ildo as local contact person, to pick us up from the airport, to show us Santa Maria and the apartment. Via the cell phone you'll find in the apartment on arrival he and Beck both were always available to support us. Thanks a lot for that!
We enjoyed our vacation in Santa Maria a lot and are sure that we'll come back one day.
Thank you both so very much for your lovely review and feedback. We shall certainly keep the 'tradition' going. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay and reading your chatty emails. I hope you are now competent surfers :-)
Cant wait to have those drinks one day.
Becky and Steve
Wir sind gerade zurück aus Santa Maria und würden am liebsten gleich wieder zurück - so wohl haben wir uns gefühlt. Die Wohnung von Becky und Steve ist sehr schön, liebevoll eingerichtet und die Lage ist nahezu unschlagbar. Transfer und Check-In mit Ildo war ebenfalls perfekt, man fühlt sich von der ersten Minute wie zu Hause. Wir hatten 14 perfekte Tage in perfekter Umgebung in einem perfekten Urlaubs-Appartement - a perfect holiday. Und wir sind uns jetzt schon sicher, dass wir wieder kommen.
Liebe Grüße, Claudia und Tina
Hi I'm a bubbly and friendly person, I currently live in the UK 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 live back in the UK. 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 as an electrical engineer and I work in Real Estate (please don't hold that against me!!!)
We very much look forward to meeting you soon.
Bex and Steve