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Villa with shared infinity pool, genuine sea views and private access to beach

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 98 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Comfortable, spacious, secluded, tranquil & only 2 minutes walk from the town

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 a hammock. The environmentally friendly salt water infinity pool is 20m from the garden with perfect views over the sea. During 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.

Your stay includes everything on the inventory (available on request) including bedding, house towels and beach towels. Also included are electricity, gas and water. Essentials for the start of your holiday such as, water, soap, shower gel, washing up liquid, toilet paper are provided. You may also add a selection of activities such as diving, island tours and super fast Wi-Fi as optional extras. If your stay is more than one week additional weekly cleaning and laundry can be arranged for an additional €30, but must be requested with the house manager on arrival.

For more information on the island of Maio, its beaches, its climate and how to get there please ask.

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.

If your preferred dates are already reserved, please contact us, as we can offer you a similar villa close by, on the island of Maio, also in Stella Maris.

More Details

Property Manager
Philip
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Philip

My name is Philip, that is me on the left. It is our aim to make your holiday as close to perfect as possible. We are passionate about Cape Verde, its people and its potential. If you haven’t been before, you must! If you have been, we are confident we can show you more. Cape Verde is an amazingly diverse holiday destination. Please ask any questions you like…

Philip purchased this villa in 2006

Why Philip chose Vila do Maio

The reason we decided to buy a house on the island of Maio is because it is the perfect ‘away from it all’ destination. It has sleepy towns with colorful little houses, hilly landscapes, limestone valleys, acacia forests and coconut palms and tranquility in abundance. There are long stretches of perfect white sandy beaches, warm clear waters with very little commercialism and the friendliest locals anywhere in Cape Verde.

What makes this villa unique

The unique benefits include a private garden with lovely views across the ocean. During 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. If you want to take a swim the pool is only 20m away. It too has spectacular views. You can sit by the pool and watch the sun set over the neighbouring island of Santiago.

Guestbook comments from the manager

5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14th, 2012



sorry but our " evaluation " will be in french ( nobody is perfect ) séjour plus qu'agréable dans la villa, elle est facile à vivre, proche du village et des restaurants... Philip est un hote attentionné et au contact sympa...nous recommandons +++ Maio est idéale pour profiter du temps qui passe et de ses habitants adorables... Nathalie et Yvan



Google Translation:



sorry but our " evaluation " will be in french ( nobody is perfect ) more than pleasant stay in the villa, it is easy to live close to the village and restaurants ... Philip is an attentive host ... nice touch and we recommend + + + Maio is ideal for enjoying the passing of time and its inhabitants adorable ... Nathalie and Yvan
Mar 2011
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Vila do Maio, Cape Verde

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 98 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , There is also an outdoor shower by the pool
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , This is a mezzanine & is open plan (Ideal for kids)
  • There is also a double sofa bed in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A short guided tour of the town is included in the price

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Villa with shared infinity pool, genuine sea views and private access to beach
average rating of 4.882353 based on 51 reviews
5

wonderful holidays

  • 5 of 5

Die Villa ist toll gelegen, Blick aufs Meer wo die Wale schwimmen! Mehrere direkt von der Terrasse aus gesehen. Der Garten ist sehr schön angelegt. Es gab Probleme mit der Anreise da die Flugzeit geändert wurde und wir umdisponieren mussten. Philip hat alles organisiert, dass wir die Fähre nehmen konnten und uns auf der Anreise "begleitet". Er war per whatsapp die ganze Anreise über erreichbar und hat uns super unterstützt. Ohne ihn wäre das so alles nicht möglich gewesen. Auch Roger und Caro sind sehr hilfsbereit und helfen wo sie können. Hier ist der Gast noch was wert.

  • Review Submitted: 17/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kerstin Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed Maio and that the travel arrangements worked out in the end. Best wishes Philip and Roger
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5

Views for miles - a very cool abode

  • 5 of 5

Philip's hospitality is second to none, extremely efficient at communicating and organizing logistics. The home is airy, spacious and provides plenty of entertainment (pool/beach) and facilities to make one feel at home after a full month on Maio. Many thanks, Max

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Max Thank you for your review. We are glad that you liked the house and enjoyed your stay. We hope that you will come back again sometime. Kind regards Philip
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5

Great stay with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, basic and well equipped with all required utilities you might need here. The salt-water pool and private beach are perfect, and we really enjoyed spending time here with our little son. The Stella Maris community was quiet and peaceful, and just steps from the 'city' and shops. Caro, Philip and Roger were before and during our stay of great help, and always available for any help.

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The villa is so cool it has eveything

  • 5 of 5

We love relaxing cooking and hanging out at the villa. The town can be hot but at stella maris we have the sound of the waves, cool breezes, great views and comfort. We had some friends for lunch. It really is the perfect space sitting on the terrace overlooking rhe ocean. With a swim before lunch of course. Thank you for the great organisation and helping with disruptred travel plans. You make cape verde so easy!!!

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sarah, thank you for the lovely account, so pleased you had a great time in Maio... :o)
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5

A house with a view and much more

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in many places, but this house was exceptional in many ways: Response to our inquiries was immediate and efficient. Organisation on our arrival and departure was personalised, efficient and professional.

The location unique in a secured environment, an outstanding ocean view, local plants in a delightful garden, the opportunity of accessing directly down to the sea from the salt water swimming pool's terrace.

A spotless well designed interior with a direct access to a paved terrace.

We can recommend this house as a near to ideal rental property.

  • Review Submitted: 07/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laurette and Edouard Thank you so much for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay in my house and I hope we will be able to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Philip
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4

Nice place to relax during stay on Maio

  • 4 of 5

Nice place to relax

Stella Maris-Village is a good place to relax on the Island Maio.

Its in walking distance to Vilo do Maio, to the main-beach, to some restaurant with French- or Italian cooking.

Philip’s house is exactly as the pictures shows; to sit at the table outside, having lunch, or diner with for example fresh fish from the fisherman, in front of you a wonderful quiet garden and with a fantastic view to the sea, is great.

The house is for self-catering well equipped. It was clean and well cleaned-up once a week. The internet is very good.

Also fantastic is the saltwater-pool, nice to swim, and this private sandy-beach, very close to the house.

We recommend to rent a pickup-car to see the northern part of the Island.

Philip’s house is a place worthwhile to be there during travelling the Island Maio.

Thanks’ Philip for announcing and organising everything with a proper documentation and map where to go, what to find etc.

Regards, Daniel and family, Switzerland,

Mid February 17

  • Review Submitted: 24/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Daniel, Its great that you enjoyed Maio and Stella Maris. Thanks so much for taking the time to write some feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Philip + team :o)
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Villa Do Maio (Porto Inglês)
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Pub
Nearest Ferry
700 Metres
Villa Do Maio (Porto Inglês)
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Restaurant
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Private Beach
Car: not necessary

More activities information on our website

www.villamaio.com/activities

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Vila do Maio, Cape Verde

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$9 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$9 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$9 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$9 per night, per additional guest
 
High
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$140
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$9 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
AU$156
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$9 per night, per additional guest
 
High
1 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
AU$140
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$9 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
AU$125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
AU$109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$9 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$156
Final Cleaning AU$46.8

Additional Charges / Discounts - Please note these are not calculated automatically so you must send an enquiry first.

What’s included:
The price of your stay includes everything on the inventory (available on request). We put out 2 shower towels and 1 beach towel per person but if you need more please ask. Also included is electricity, gas and water plus the essentials such as, water, soap, shower gel, washing up liquid, toilet paper.

Entry & exit cleaning and laundry is included in the price. If your stay is more than one week additional weekly cleaning and laundry can be arranged (free of charge) but must be requested with the house manager on arrival.

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, massage etc) www.villamaio.com/activities 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.


If your preferred dates are already reserved, please contact us, as we can offer you a similar villa close by, on the island of Maio, also in Stella Maris.

For our terms please see this page - www.villamaio.com/terms

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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