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“Wonderful Villa is a Lovely Relaxed Location”
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal

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casisa4
Ovington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful Villa is a Lovely Relaxed Location”
Reviewed 9 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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Wonderful Villa is a Lovely Relaxed Location

We stayed in this lovely villa for 2 weeks during March of this year and had a wonderful holiday. The villa is very large, spacious and very nicely furnished. We particularly liked the peace and quite of its location, as well as the private pool that the kids loved. The villa had recently been fitted with water purifiers throughout, so we didn’t have to buy expensive water bottles and carry back, which was great. It also has full air-con in all rooms, which we needed, as it was very hot, even in March! Loads of hot water for baths and showers as the villa had solar heating. There were only a few English channels on the TV, but that didn’t matter as the kids took plenty of DVDs.

We loved the local coastal town of Santa Maria, which is just a few minutes taxi ride away. Silvino, the taxi driver recommended by the owners was brilliant, he collected us most nights from the villa and we even used him for an island tour as well. The resort also provides a shuttle bus that runs to Santa Maria several times a day and the cost for this was only 5 Euros per person for a week, which we used most days.

We thoroughly enjoyed going to the local Ponta Preta beach restaurant (pure white sandy beach), which is a pleasant 10 minute walk from the villa. The food there was great, as it was in all the local restaurants, very cheap as well. We preferred to use the restaurants in the town, as the one on the resort didn’t have the same atmosphere as the local ones.

The owner provides a very good “information pack”, recommending restaurants, things to do, supermarkets etc, which we found to be of great help during our stay.

This was one of the most relaxed holidays that we have ever had and we would have no hesitation in returning to the villa, possible in a couple of years time.

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Liked best: The Vila and its location
Liked least: Only few english chanels on tv
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Tanja S
Sittard, The Netherlands
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“Splendid Holiday in a spacious, beautiful House”
Reviewed 30 March 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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The house is very spacious, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large living room. In the kitchen all necessary equipment is present. In the garden you find a nice swimmingpool, sunbeds and a BBQ. Within a few walking minutes from the Villa you are on the beach. We had a really good vacation in the villa. Our children loved to play in the pool, watch their DVD's on the tv, or take a look from the terrace on the roof of the villa.
The Villa is situated on the Villa Verde Resort. This Resort is very large and quiet, many swimmingpools, children playgrounds, supermarket, restaurant etc. So, everything you need is nearby. Within a few driving minutes you are in Santa Maria with a beautiful beach, many nice cafe's, restaurants and shops.
We would recommend this villa to everyone who is looking for a relaxing vacation.

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Liked best: Space of the villa
Travelling group: Young Children
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Jeremy H
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely villa, lovely holiday”
Reviewed 30 January 2013 for a stay in November 2012

We recently stayed in this lovely villa and had a great holiday. It was really spacious and very new with large terraces for relaxing on the comfy sun-beds. It has an enclosed garden and small pool, which the kids loved and its location is great. It's been tastefully furnished and everything you could possibly need is included. A little bit of advise, take a couple of tea towels with you, as the maids didn't supply us with any.

The resort was a little quiet when we were there, as it had only just opened, but it suited us fine, as we just wanted to chill out and relax, which we certainly did. We would recommend going into the local town of Santa Maria for restaurants, many of which are located right on the beach, as the one on the resort is not as good as those in the town. Santa Maria is about 4/5 minutes by car or taxi (3 Euros). The owners send you a really handy "information pack" whch proved very useful. The resort also provides a shuttle bus that runs 4 times a day which takes you into Santa Maria, which is very convenient.

We all loved Cape Verde, which is so different to European countries, we will definitely go back again and also stay at the villa again as well, a really great holiday.

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Liked best: Eating out in Santa Maria
Liked least: It was a little quiet but the resort had only just opened, it suited us
Travelling group: Young Children
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Cooperman...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Impressive Sal Island Villa!”
Reviewed 10 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012

Back from 2 glorious weeks in the winter sun and the combination of an excellent modern Villa (just as described), a short walk to the local white sandy beaches (stretching for more miles than you will ever cover), and the quaint local town of Santa Maria (mixed in with the friendliness of the Cape Verdean people) has left us totally chilled from our "wintersun" holiday in Sal over the festive period.

If you love your water sports or just watching them, enjoy warm winds meeting the Atlantic waves, constantly dry hot weather, good local food/hospitality, and the simple charm of a relatively undeveloped island, then this is for you.

Being in a less economically developed area may mean experiencing some utility/servicing issues from time to time but don’t let this put you off as overall the location is a gem of a place and the villa owners will do their utmost to support you to ensure you have a great time during your stay.

Will we return then? the answer is a definite yes to enable us to spend a longer time out there so as to include some of the other islands as well and to revisit Sal - before too much development of the region has occurred to cope with the mass tourism that will inevitability follow.

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Liked best: West facing Villa position - protected from the wind but able to see sunsets into the sea!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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Zoe C
Worcester, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic winter sun holiday in luxury villa”
Reviewed 8 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012

Firstly the information that is given by owners, Paul and Sandy, is great. There are comprehensive details about the villa, the surrounding area, taxi charges etc. There is a list of restaurants - their cuisine and prices making the choice in the evening very simple. There is even listed the name of a taxi driver and his number to you can book a taxi.

The villa itself surpassed our expectations. It is extremely comfortable with every mod con available. Small things like having plenty of glasses, cutlery, cups etc so you are not having to wash up all the time. The villa is furnished to a very high standard. The sun terrace outside is definitely a sun trap at all times of the day. The pool is great for cooling off in. We walked to the beach each day, the bar serves great salads. We ate out every night and always felt safe walking around Santa Maria in the evenings.

If you are looking for guaranteed sunshine, a no hassle holiday, in a very comfortable villa then this is the place for you.

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Liked best: The comfort of the villa and the sun terrace being in all day sunshine
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
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