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Moutainside Two Bed Detached Villa With Views Of The Atlantic Ocean - Villa Soleil

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 81 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Lombo Branco Village

Located in a small development of detached villas, with panoramic sea views of the Atlantic Ocean, set in a stunning location with mountain back drop on the beautiful island of Santo Antao.

Accessed via a rough steep mountain road and located on a popular hiking trail. Ideal for those interested in hiking, bird watching or who want to enjoy a tranquil setting.

The villa is furnished to a good standard.

A quiet, but not isolated location from which to relax and enjoy the views from the large open plan lounge / dining area or step outside onto the balcony. Or better still, why not enjoy a cool drink on the roof terrace?

Aluguers regularly run past the village at the beginning and end of the working day as workers are transported to/from Lombo Branco. Alternatively, there are plenty of local private taxis that can be hired.

Sitting on one of the largest plots, this villa has private gardens with lush vegetation including banana and papaiya trees so please help yourself to the fresh fruit when it is in season.

And our local Rental Management Agents can arrange taxis to/from the port, trips to local restaurants, as well as half day / full-day scenic and hiking tours.

More Details

Owner
Luke and Heather Bonham
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

Available Rentals

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Notes

The end of stay cleaning is included, although additional cleaning can be arranged for a small additional cost if required.

WI-FI
There is 2 gb upload/download free data usage per week (7 days) during your stay. Extra will be charged at @ 10 euro per gb, taken from the security deposit held and if this is not sufficient, we will kindly request additional funds to cover outstanding amounts. This is due to the very expensive cost of the internet in Cape Verde.


Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for Villa Soleil in Ribeira Grande

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 81 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Ensuite - toilet , bath with shower , Corner bath
  • Ensuite to master bedroom contains corner bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Large built-in wardrobes and access to the ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • Second bedroom, contains 2 single beds and large built-in wardrobes. The family bathroom is adjacent to the bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
It is about a 25 minute walk to the sea front (Sinagoga) and the main coastal road. There are regular aluguers (shared taxis) that go up and down the mountain road and will charge about 1 euro per person to Ribeira Grande. Note that these run regularly at the beginning and end of the working day. Alternatively, private taxis can be hired. There is a local shop only 5-10 mins walk away that stocks all the essential items, although stock levels can vary. Lombo Branco Village has an on-site gardener and security. Local car hire and private taxis are available from Port Novo. The occasional ant or millipede can sometime be found in the villa due to the mountainside location and vegetation around the villa.

Reviews

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average rating of 3.75 based on 4 reviews
3

Beautiful Villa but would not stay there again.

  • 3 of 5

For the following reasons I would not recommend the villa:

1) All rooms were infested with ants.

2) The stove had a gas leak.

3) Very difficult to get a cellphone signal from the villa location.

4) To difficult to get into town since Taxi's do not go by the villa regularly.

5) Empty swimming pool is not fenced which is a safety concern.

6) Grounds keeper named "Fruita" asking me for money to buy food.

7) The shower had no water pressure until the last day of our stay.

8) Jacuzzi tub did not turn on.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, We thank you for staying in our villa and we are sorry to hear of some of the problems that you encountered. We've passed on these comments to our Rental Management agents to ensure that the ants are dealt with. We also supply insect repellent for our guests to use. The gas leak has been fixed and the water pressure can vary but is usually good. The villa comes equipped with a water tank in case of an interrupted supply but the pressure will not be as great as it is from the mains. There is not a lot we can do in regards to cell signal only to say that we've had no issues in the past and has been fine. So this may be attributed to your provider. And we have wi-fi so calls could be made over the internet. The aluguers are more frequent at the beginning and end of the working day as they transport workers to and from Lombo Branco down to the coastal towns. The cost is usually 1-2 euros per person. And there are numerous taxis that can booked at any time for a cost of circa 10 euros. Most local taxis are more than willing to pass on their contact details as this business is important to them and the local economy. And, if required, our local Rental Management Agents would be willing to assist and arrange. We've temporarily removed the pool from our website as it is undergoing maintenance at the moment and things in Cape Verde can take a little time to complete! Most materials have to be imported. We'll look into the Jacuzzi and suspect it will be a faulty sensor and we'll get our Maintenance Agents to resolve. A spare part has been ordered from Lisbon. As to Fruta asking for money, we've been renting the villa for several years now and this is the first of such an incident. But we'll get in touch with our Rental Management Agents to ensure that this does not happen. The villa is located in a quiet village on a mountainside, accessed by a steep road, with beautiful views of the sea and mountains. And it is right next to a popular hiking trail that takes you up into the mountains. It is best suited to those interested in hiking, bird watching or for those who simply prefer a quiet relaxing stay. Note that this is Santo Antao and with infrastructure and facilities, whilst improving, may not be up to the standards experienced in some countries. We hope that you appreciate that both ourselves and our local Rental Management Agents work hard to ensure that the villa is up to standard for all our guests. Best regards, Luke & Heather
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5

Villa Soleil in Lombo Branco - L'este, Santo Antao, Cape Verde Islands - A piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing ocean and mountain views! The unit is surrounded by fruit trees, flowers, and green foliage - just lovely!!! Villa Soleil is in pristine condition, stocked with everything one would need during their stay; just bring clothes, a jacket, bathing suit, toiletries and a great pair of walking shoes! The photos featured are accurate. There was no television reception, but a few DVD’s to choose from (VERY limited choice). I suggest bringing some of your own (Note: Made in EU dvd’s only), but trust me: reading a good book, or just listening to the sound of the ocean is a lot better! The Village is well-run by a Manager and Caretakers who are very kind and helpful. The owners were lovely people, they responded quickly to any/all inquiries made. Wi-Fi worked GREAT! The road leading to the Villas is narrow, and guard rails/safety barriers (made from stone) are sporadic, so if you have a fear of heights, any bravery will be EXTREMELY challenged. I am not sure I could have done it had I been aware of the road before arrival, but once there - - it is so worth the trip!!! Drivers and locals are used to the steep incline/decline are fearless, and experienced. There are many places & restaurants in towns below to buy food. I recommend hopping a ride to Povoacao (a short, 5 min. drive away) where you can find everything you may need. This island, in particular, must be one of the most beautiful places on earth.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Nur für Hartgesottene

  • 3 of 5

Das Haus wirkt auf den ersten Blick sehr gut ausgestattet. Leider hält der Eindruck nicht lange vor. Es scheint wenig genutzt zu sein, nachts haben sich regelmäßig schwarze Würmchen gezeigt, die über Boden , Wände und Decken gekrabbelt sind. Das führt dazu, sich nicht mehr wohl zu fühlen. Das Haus ist insgesamt schwer zu erreichen. Auf der sehr holprigen und steilen Straße von etwas mehr als zwei Kilometern fahren nur Taxis und kaum Aluguers.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, We thank you for staying in our villa and appreciate your comments. There are a few insects around due to the location of the village and the villa usually comes stocked with repellent for guests to use. We'll pass this feedback onto our Rental Management Agents to best ensure that this is sorted for future guests. The villa is located in a quiet village on a mountainside, accessed by a steep road, with beautiful views of the sea and mountains. And it is right next to a popular hiking trail that takes you up into the mountains. It is best suited to those interested in hiking, bird watching or for those who simply prefer a quiet relaxing stay. The aluguers are more frequent at the beginning and end of the working day as they transport workers to and from Lombo Branco down to the coastal towns. The cost is usually 1-2 euros per person. And there are numerous taxis that can booked at any time for a cost of circa 10 euros. Most local taxis are more than willing to pass on their contact details as this business is important to them and the local economy. And, if required, our local Rental Management Agents would be willing to assist and arrange. Kind regards, Luke & Heather.
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4

Ein steiler weg, der sich lohnt

  • 4 of 5

Großzügige Villa, komfortabel ausgestattet mit traumhaften Blick auf das Meer und die Berge. Man sollte jedoch gut zu Fuß sein, um sie zu erreichen. Die Natur und die Umgebung sind wunderschön, die loclas sehr freundlich.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
A small number of bars at Sinagoga
Nearest Ferry
39 Kilometres
Porto Novo: Two daily sailings, 60 min crossing
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Ribeira Grande
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Sea front is 25 minutes walk down the mountain
Car: not necessary

Santo Antão is the westernmost and largest of the Cape Verdean islands.

It is a beautiful and lush green island with rugged peaks and deep valleys .

Many people are attracted to the islands for the hiking and bird watching, particularly the Ribeiras with the beautiful scenery.

You can appreciate the stunning views with spectacular drives along the coastal roads which provide access to the ravines and gorges containing lush vegetation.

Lombo Branco Village is located about 1.5km up a fairly steep mountain road from Sinagoga and is sign-posted from the main coastal road.

The nearest towns are Ribeira Grande and Paul which provide local services, banks, fuel, supermarkets, restaurants and medical facilities.

There is a small local supermarket 5-10 mins walk away from the village that supplies all the basics.

The tallest mountain is Topo de Coroa, reaching a height of 1,979 m which can afford spectacular views above the clouds.

The island’s main town is Ponta do Sol on the north coast and the ferry port is Porto Novo on the south coast.

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