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Luke and Heather Bonham

Member since: 2006
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Superb Two Bed Detached Villa With Views Of The Atlantic Ocean - Villa Soleil

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Ribeira Grande holiday villa

Two bedroom villa completed to a high standard with stunning sea views

Located in a small and select 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.

Furnished to a very high 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.

Cool off in the pool with views over the ocean.

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.

  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Luke and Heather Bonham (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks english


2 traveller reviews

Villa Soleil
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

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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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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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 away
Car: recommended

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, particularly the Ribeiras and 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 mountain road from Sinagoga and is sign-posted from the main coastal road. The main 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 are 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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Ribeira Grande

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 2
1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
Rate 3
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$160

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

Wi-fi free 1 gb upload/download data usage during your stay. Extra will be charged at @ 1 euro per mb and will be taken from the security deposit held.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for Villa Soleil in Ribeira Grande

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 81 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Ensuite - toilet , bath with shower , Corner bath
  • Ensuite to master bedroom contains corner bath.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
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. There is a local shop only 5-10 mins walk away that stocks all the essential items. Lombo Branco Village has an on-site gardener and security. Local car hire and private taxis are available from Port Novo.