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Porto Antigo Residence

SuperhostSanta Maria, Sal, Cape Verde
Entire apartment hosted by Cheryl
2 guestsStudio0 beds1 bath
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Comfortable ground floor studio apt in sought after location. It has 2 single beds, two lounge chairs, kitchen table and chairs and large patio with outdoor furniture.
Communal pool with beach and restaurant. We have two sun mattresses for your personal use.
From studio: Shops 2 mins walk. On-site security and security cameras. 2 mins walk to nearest sandy beach.
The studio does NOT have a sea view!

The space
Lovely corner apt with garden (garden which is slowly being developed as an additional relaxation area).
Although a studio, it is a generous size, enough to compartmentalise as follows:
Living: Two lounge chairs, sideboard with storage area, TV/DVD player with USB port.
Kitchen: Dining table and chairs, kettle, toaster, microwave, electric hob, under the counter fridge with small chiller box, cutlery, crockery, pots and pans.
Sleeping: Twin single beds, double wardrobe with drawers, bedside lamp, air conditioning.
Note: We do not have a baby bed or travel cot or hairdryer.
Shower room: Toilet, sink, under cupboards, laundry basket, bidet and shower.
Entrance: Via patio. Two large windows, one used as sliding door.
Patio: Large patio area with table and chairs.

Guest access
We can arrange collection from the airport or we will arrange for someone to greet you at the Porto Antigo Residence RECEPTION (also known as Porto Antigo 1), if you have not requested Airport Transfers. Alternatively the key is accessible via a secured key box situated on wall next to entrance door, we will inform you of the security code. We will liaise with you regarding the various options above. PLEASE NOTE: The reception is for an on-site agency that operates their own rental apartments within the Residence, we are not part of that agency service. Studio apartment 54a is privately owned, all details of the studio are available on Airbnb. All queries about the studio, should be made through Airbnb to the owner, not through the RECEPTION on site. THANK YOU.

Other things to note
Please note, there are 10 islands that are part of 'Cape Verde'. This studio apartment is situated on Sal Island!
- Porto Antigo Residence is also known as 'Porto Antigo 1', this is useful to know if you are using a taxi driver who is unfamiliar with the different resort names in Santa Maria.
- Sometimes the restaurant on site may be closed during quite periods i.e. during the summer or just before the winter season starts in mid-October.
- All beaches are public, including the one in front of the resort. Non- residents of Porto Antigo can use the beach at any time, but not the swimming pool or sunbeds owned by the resort, these can only be used by guests staying in the resort.
- Sal Island or Santa Maria is prone to having the occasional power cut. These are out of our control. There is a generator in the resort as back up, however this doesn't always operate 100% of the time. There are some candles and a torch in the studio for your use.
- The television has usb and dvd facilities so you can bring your own films to watch.
- We supply towels but only for use in the apartment. Please bring your own beach towels.
- The nearest ATM is in the Hotel 'Odjo d' Agua, which is next door to the resort.
- We also organise marriage blessings and renewal of vows ceremonies and also simple 'love and devotion' readings for couples.
- For more information please visit my website about Cape Verde, it's called 'Cape Verde Tips'.
Comfortable ground floor studio apt in sought after location. It has 2 single beds, two lounge chairs, kitchen table and chairs and large patio with outdoor furniture.
Communal pool with beach and restaurant. We have two sun mattresses for your personal use.
From studio: Shops 2 mins walk. On-site security and security cameras. 2 mins walk to nearest sandy beach.
The studio does NOT have a sea view!

The space
Lovely corner apt with garden (garden which is slowly being developed as an additional relaxation area).
Although a studio, it is a generous size, enough to compartmentalise as follows:
Living: Two lounge chairs, sideboard with storage area, TV/DVD player with USB port.
Kitchen: Dining table and chairs, kettle, toaster, microwave, electric hob, under the counter fridge with small chiller box, cutlery, crockery, pots and pans.
Sleeping: Twin single beds, double wardrobe with drawers, bedside lamp, air conditioning.
Note: We do not have a baby bed or travel cot or hairdryer.
Shower room: Toilet, sink, under cupboards, laundry basket, bidet and shower.
Entrance: Via patio. Two large windows, one used as sliding door.
Patio: Large patio area with table and c…

Amenities

Kitchen
Pool
Air conditioning
Iron
Hair dryer
Hangers
TV
Essentials
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde

- You are situated in a resort within Santa Maria, the main tourist town on Sal.
- After 4 mins walk you can reach the main Santa Maria beach which starts on the other side of the Hotel 'Odjo d'Agua. From here you have an uninterrupted view of the Santa Maria coastline, with beach restaurants, the pier, hotels, fishing and excursion boats bobbing in the waves.
- There are a number of water sports activities that can be booked through various licensed operators along the beach, we can provide contacts for some of those.
- Near the reception and across the road from the entrance to the resort, you have a small locally run mini market (food shop) called 'Mateus's'
- Next to the mini market you have Sababudja Restaurant, Cam's Restaurant.
- There is a restaurant next to the entrance of the resort, further along Sabores Livros Restaurant and across the road, the famous 'Cape Fruit'.... some of these and other restaurants will close during the quieter periods.
- On exiting the resort from the reception, turn right and walk 400m along the road to Praia Antonio Sousa Beach, for the beach restaurants of 'Columbus' and 'Josh Angulo's where you can relax with a cool beer or have a meal. Here you will also find wind and kite surf centre's open (winter months).
- On exiting the resort from the reception, turn left and walk past the small local and African Market towards Café Del Mar, D'Angela's, Ocean Café, The Plaza, and The Black Pearl.
- On exiting the resort from the reception to access the main town and shopping areas you can either turn left, or walk across the road (past the shop 'Mateus's) and turn left, both will lead you to the main square (The Plaza) and shopping area, restaurants and bars of Santa Maria.
- From apt entrance gate, walk to the left, then immediately right and you will see a sandy beach area with sunbeds and palm shaded umbrellas. You can also walk along the beach to reach Columbus and Josh Angulo's.
- From apt entrance gate look right & walk past the archway entrance (on left) to the pool and Porto Antigo beach, and continue along along the path and you will reach Hotel Odho d'Agua, there is a continuation of the path which is public access route to and from the main Santa Maria beach where you will find more beach front restaurants, the pier and more hotels on the other side of pier.
- You are situated in a resort within Santa Maria, the main tourist town on Sal.
- After 4 mins walk you can reach the main Santa Maria beach which starts on the other side of the Hotel 'Odjo d'Agua. From…

Top places nearby

Cape Fruit
0.1 mi
Odjo d'Agua
0.1 mi
Chez Pastis
0.2 mi
Ocean Cafe - Cabo Verde
0.2 mi

Buddys bar
0.2 mi
Sal Beach Club
0.2 mi
Angulo Beach
0.3 mi
Cazu - Supermarket
0.3 mi

Hosted by Cheryl

Joined in February 2015
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British Expat living and working on Sal Island for last 10yrs. Enjoy: Socialising with friends and visitors here on Sal. Developing my two websites on Cape Verde. Developing my marriage blessing service. Keeping in touch with friends and familly in UK. Regular supplies being brought over of back bacon, richmond sausages, branston pickle and HP sauce and I'm grateful to those who bring them or other items such as clothes purchased online from well known chain stores in UK. Like to relax in evenings either with friends or on own.
British Expat living and working on Sal Island for last 10yrs. Enjoy: Socialising with friends and visitors here on Sal. Developing my two websites on Cape Verde. Developing my mar…
During your stay
VISAS:

Your holiday will be classed as 'flight only', not a 'package holiday'. In most cases for Europeans the process is simple (non Europeans, please check requirements before flying). Some nationals may be exempt from paying for a Visa, some will just have to pay the Airport Tax on entry. Some will need to pay both. On arrival at Passport Control you will need to queue to show your passport to the Police, those that don't have a pre-paid visa will be asked to pay 25 Euros for a tourist entry visa which currently covers you for a stay of up to 30 days. You will need to make your own inquiries as to what you will be expected to pay.

The airport layout has been re-designed. If you are aware that you do not have a pre-paid visa, ask a member of staff on entering the airport building, which queue you should stand in to get a visa.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS:

Airport transfers can be arranged upon request to and from the airport. We require you to inform us of your departure airport, flight number and departure and arrival time for the day of your arrival on Sal, we also require details of your flight day departure from Sal. We use a few regular taxi drivers who speak English and Portuguese. They are also familiar as to where the apartment is situated within Porto Antigo 1 and if arranged in advance, we can provide the taxi driver with the key for the apartment and he will show you into the apartment with your cases. The cost for airport transfer and key and baggage assistance is slightly more than a normal taxi, but this service is better for the guests and myself, if I am unavailable to greet you or your flight is delayed and I can't be there.

CLEANING AND LAUNDRY

Bedding and bathroom towels included at 'check in' (no beach towels).
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.

CHECK OUT

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 same day, the check out time will be 10.00am (depending on other guests arrival time, it could be later)



At the resort
- In most cases myself or a nominated person will be able to help with queries. Contact via email or phone.
- Some useful and helpful information is available on the 'Cape Verde Tips' website about, Santa Maria, Sal Island and Cape Verde.
- A folder will be left in the studio for you to browse through to obtain general information.
- A local phone can be made available (on request) for you to contact us.
We can also supply further information by email.
- Phone credit to top up your phone for a local sim is available from the local Mini Market or the Bakery, other shops too!
VISAS:

Your holiday will be classed as 'flight only', not a 'package holiday'. In most cases for Europeans the process is simple (non Europeans, please check requirement…
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