In the island of Santo Antao, the most beautiful island of Cape Verde, far from the major international resorts and tourist resorts a charming house for rent in a fishing village of 300 inhabitants. Completely renovated in the local style, simple but comfortable, the house is located in the heart of the village with sea views from the lounge, terrace and upstairs bedrooms. Just behind the house, kindergarten and in the distance the mountains that raise their sharp peaks towards the sky. In the morning, the door remained open room on the wide reach us singing roosters and laughter of schoolchildren. The exquisite smell of roasted coffee by the women of the village opens the appetite. It is a pleasure to have breakfast in the dining room open onto the patio before going swimming on a deserted beach. On return, the lounge offers a welcome coolness. One settles there comfortably to read unless to prefer the deckchairs of the terrace from where one looks for the return of the fishermen.
Unfortunately, there are still few traditional houses still inhabited in Santo Antao.
Our house has kept the typical plan of the small farms of the last century increased by a body of recent buildings.
The stay was previously the room where the whole family took shelter. The mezzanine was used to sleep children or store crops of corn and beans. Sometimes both.
The small room on the ground floor and the current bathroom were originally stables. They were connected to the living room by a quintal (sort of uncovered corridor).
At the exit of the quintal today covered, is a big stone which was originally used as a grain mill.