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Cliff top villa | ocean views | infinity pool | tropical garden | 50m beach

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Inside the house… The house accommodates 6 persons and includes 1 double bedroom 1 twin bedroom, a mezzanine with 2 beds, a bathroom, a kitchen dining area, a large open plan living room and two outside terraces, one for sun and one for shade. The kitchen has everything that is required for cooking and enough space to sit with two tables and eight chairs, one inside and one outside. The living area has 2 sofas and a double sofa bed. The house has fan cooling in all rooms. Outside the house… There is a private garden with lovely views to the ocean. It has a mix of tropical plants with a sun terrace made from local sandstone. There is a raised shade terrace that has a table and chairs and hammock. The environmentally friendly salt water infinity pool is 20m from the garden with perfect vi...Inside the house… The house accommodates 6 persons and includes 1 double bedroom 1 twin bedroom, a mezzanine with 2 beds, a bathroom, a kitchen dining area, a large open plan living room and two outside terraces, one for sun and one for shade. The kitchen has everything that is required for cooking and enough space to sit with two tables and eight chairs, one inside and one outside. The living area has 2 sofas and a double sofa bed. The house has fan cooling in all rooms. Outside the house… There is a private garden with lovely views to the ocean. It has a mix of tropical plants with a sun terrace made from local sandstone. There is a raised shade terrace that has a table and chairs and hammock. The environmentally friendly salt water infinity pool is 20m from the garden with perfect views over the sea. For much of the year you can see whales and flying fish from the terrace. It is very quiet with no cars allowed, just the sound of the waves. There is access to a small-secluded beach accessible by steps built into the cliff, about fifty meters from the villa. A short walk through the village brings you out on to the long white sandy main beach. What’s included: Your stay includes everything on the inventory (available on request) including bedding, house towels and beach towels. Also included is electricity, gas and water. Essentials for the start of your holiday such as, water, soap, shower gel, washing up liquid, toilet paper are provided. Some guests prefer privacy, whilst others prefer a regular linen change, so if your stay is longer than one week, an additional weekly linen change can be requested at no extra cost. This can be arranged with the house manager on arrival. Each time a guest stays we ask how we can improve, or whether there is anything we can add. As a result we added: two additional beds for kids (mezzanine); a baby’s cot; fast unlimited wifi*; a smart TV; a bluetooth sound system; a large safe for  laptop; hammocks; sun loungers; a sun terrace; a beautiful private tropical garden; direct access to the pool; extra security. To the best of our knowledge no other accommodation offers all of these. * Additional cost. Extra charges: Laundry for personal items is €8.5 for one wash (5kg) You may also add a number of different activities (diving, fishing, island tours, etc) and unlimited super-fast WIFI Internet as optional extras Cape Verde Tourist Tax is payable by all adults over the age of 16. The cost is €2 per person per night to a maximum of 10 nights. This will be collected by the House Manager on arrival.More
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About the Owner
Philip K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2007
Interaction with guests
The House Manager can be contacted for any help during your stay and I keep in touch with guests by means of iMessage, WhatsApp etc., should they need any assistance whilst on holiday.
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Reviewed 18 July 2019

Philip is the most responsive AirBnB host I’ve ever had, anywhere in the world. The apartment, garden, and pool were stunning.

Date of stay: July 2019
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Navigate774350, VR Owner at Cliff top villa | ocean views | infinity pool | tropical garden | 50m beach, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2019

Hi Paul We are so glad that you had a great time on Maio. We hope we will be able to welcome you back again sometime. Thank you for your lovely review. Kind regards Philip

Reviewed 29 May 2019

Philip's place stands in stark contrast with other homes in the area, as it is "Sempre Verde," or "Always Green." The garden is so alive and beautiful, even in this hot and dry climate. This was our second stay at Philip's lovely seaside villa. We...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank John L
Navigate774350, VR Owner at Cliff top villa | ocean views | infinity pool | tropical garden | 50m beach, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2019

Dear John Thank you so much for this lovely review. It was great to welcome you back again and we hope you will return again sometime. Kind regards Philip

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Reviewed 2 April 2019

We spent 2 wonderful weeks on Maio. The house, the pool, the service on site are excellent. There is a beautiful garden and the view is fantastic, you can see the sun set behind the mountains of Santiago. Ulla and Max

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Ulla H
Navigate774350, VR Owner at Cliff top villa | ocean views | infinity pool | tropical garden | 50m beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2019

Dear Ulla and Max, thank you so much for your lovely review. We are pleased that you had a good holiday and look forward to welcoming you back again sometime. Philip, Roger and Caro

Reviewed 27 February 2019

When planning our trip to Cape Verde we were unsure which islands to visit. Maio was challenging to get to, but once there we knew we had made the perfect choice for rest and relaxation. There isn’t much to do in the way of organised...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Vinwood
Navigate774350, VR Owner at Cliff top villa | ocean views | infinity pool | tropical garden | 50m beach, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2019

Hi Nigel and Vincent Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday on Maio and hope that we can welcome you back again sometime. Best wishes Philip and Roger

Reviewed 12 February 2019

Great location to recuperate and replenish run down batteries - or write one’s memoires :) The place has a quiet, secluded and simple charm that makes one realize how little it takes to live happily and content. The small supermarkets have everything one needs and...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Passenger736242
Navigate774350, VR Owner at Cliff top villa | ocean views | infinity pool | tropical garden | 50m beach, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Hi Anita Thank you so much for that lovely review. You clearly enjoyed your stay in our house in Maio and we are pleased that you did. We hope to welcome you back again sometime. Kind regards Philip

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Children's Pool
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Water Views
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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Are there nightlife options close to this holiday rental? YesNoUnsure
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For full instructions on how to get to the island of Maio in Cape Verde please contact us
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 km
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