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Secluded Charming Seafront Villa in Murdeira for Enjoyable Holiday

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Spacious villa on two floors as featured in TimesOnline top 50 worldwide destinations. Amazing views across the bay. Individually furnished and decorated by the owner as an attractive yet practical place to live. Pool, restaurant, bar, small beaches and coves within few hundred metres in a complex which has been up and running for 10 years. Natural air circulation keeps it cool. Ample quality teak garden furniture for eating, lazing, sunbathing. Hammock. Balconies, roof terrace, large verandah, with views over unspoilt bay and ocean. Private villas to either side, nothing between you and the ocean in front. 10 mins transfer from airport, 10 mins to Santa Maria or Espargos (7 euros for taxi or 1 euro on bus). Cook at home, or eat in the resort's restaurant by the ocean. Sal is less than 6 hours direct flight from UK, temperate climate warm all year, scarcely any rain, no jet lag, 10 minute transfer to villa.

We stayed in Murdeira for 2 weeks looking carefully before buying. We loved the position and the feeling of light and airiness. At the edge of a West facing bay, with ocean views and beautiful sunsets, you can hear the sound of the sea and watch the colour of the water change from turquoise to dark blue to grey to glistening white under the moonlight, to jet black. Listen to the birds, and the palm fronds rustle in the breeze. Most guests spend their time outdoors, and enjoy sunbathing on the roof terrace overlooking the bay (teak chaise longues with mattresses), or lazing in the hammock (hammock provided). Wake up to the smell of fresh baked bread, from the bread machine. 3 places to eat. Have breakfast on east facing breakfast balcony, lunch on the roof terrace, sundowners and dinner in the west facing terrace surrounded by hibiscus.

With small sandy beaches or coves to choose from, your closest one is about 100 yards, which slopes gently. Space to store your sport equipment in locked quintal. Car parking outside.

With windows, oiled mahogany shutters and balconies/patios on three sides, and insect netting throughout, the villa is kept at the right temperature, day and night by natural environmentally friendly methods. This part of the resort was built by a Cape Verde company in the late 90's, with a local architect . They installed the facilities needed for an Atlantic island, with stand-by electricity generator, additional water storage, roads, lighting, security as well as properties specifically designed for the local climate. About the owners. We have been letting this villa since 2005, and despite this being well furnished when we purchased from careful Germans, we have shipped out many extras such as futons from Notting Hill, teak garden furniture, solid wood furniture, quality bedding, kitchen appliances and decorations.

Huge inventory upon request. Sal is great all year, for winter sunshine holidays, and in the summer too.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 95 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Children over age of 7 only. ...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Ask owner about possibilities for wheelchairs...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Non smokers only. To maintain the freshness, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the villa, or on the terraces....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We can advise you on formalities for bringing a pet to Sal Murdeira Bay is a lovely dog walking area, you can walk for miles and my dogs adore running along the shore and digging up crabs in the sand....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Quality Vispring mattress. Adjustable base slats....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Or can be made up as Super King, a very large double ...moreless

  • The principal bedroom is on 1st floor with private bathroom (bath/shower) with high ceiling for coolness, French windows with wood shutters/insect netting to large private balcony, hair dryer, clock radio, DVD player with TV, large fitted cupboard, teak chest of drawers, mirror and bedside tables with lamps, and fan. It's a large room with high ceilings, and there's a stool by the chest of drawers (useful for make up and hair drying), and a small upholstered chair. Super King size bed with Vispring double mattress. The sun streams in in the morning. Second bedroom on ground floor with shutters/insect netting chest of drawers with mirror, wardrobe, hair dryer and fan, and bed with 2 x 3 foot mattresses which can be made up as two singles or a super king. Wood chair. Natural stone tiles on wall. The sun streams in in the morning. Shower room is next door, and extra large fitted cupboard in hallway. Each bed has four pillows, fine Egyptian cotton sheets, blankets, and bedcovers....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    Outdoor shower and outdoor basin...moreless

  • Bathroom on first floor with exterior window with a bath with shower fitting, glass door, basin and wc, mirrored wall cabinet and laundry basket. Baths in Sal are a rarity. Shower room on ground floor with exterior window (large shower) with wc, basin, cabinet with mirror. Both fully tiled and with hand holds on the walls to ease getting in/out of bath or shower. Outdoor shower and large Belfast basin in the locked outdoor area we call the quintal, is very handy for coming back covered in sand from the beach or chopping up fish. There is also a store room with extra garden furniture, beach games, tent, and washing machine. There are several washing lines, and pegs....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Whilst we make every effort to keep the details as accurate and up to date as possible, we cannot guarantee that this is the case. Please check any particular requirements with the owner before booking. Please refer to the English text for the most accurate information on the villa; the owner is not responsible for translations. Ask us about drink delivered at wholesale prices to the villa, taxis from airport, visas, car hire and excursions. All photographs in this ad were taken by the owner. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Choice of TV programmes is not great, suggest you bring plenty of videos...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Denon hifi - amplifier, CD player and radio , Celestion Ditton speakers...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    3G is available in Sal; contact phone suppliers - there are 2 at Sal airport....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Park outside the villa, plenty of space....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels also included...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    WIFI is available in Murdeira, coupons available in reception (payable locally)...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Cafetiere, and electric coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Electric kettle, Toaster, Joghurt maker, Bread maker, Blender, Scales, lots of kitchen implements, chopping boards etc...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Denby crockery for 8, picnic crockery, serving dishes, bowls, ramikins, tea pot, casserole dishes, etc...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Siemens. New 2014....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave:

    Panasonic....moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric built under oven, with grill. New 2014....moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4 rings (from gas bottle). Spare bottle stored outside. New 2014....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    This can be used in a variety of places, it has a lid and wheels...moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Tennis court at Murdeira with flood lights bookable via reception (enquire with owner about availability)...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkels and masks provided Body boards...moreless

  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Large pool, great for swimmers. Also, two children's pools with different depths....moreless

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 2 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

£450 £1,250
Autumn 2015
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

£390 £1,092
Late Autumn 2015
Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

£550 £1,540
Christmas/New Year 2015 2016
Dec 19 - Jan 10, 2016
7 night min stay

£890
Spring 2016
Jan 11 - Apr 30, 2016
7 night min stay

£590 £1,770
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Water and electricity included. Fine Egyptian cotton bed linen, beach towels, table linen from John Lewis included. We ask renters to leave the villa in the same good clean condition that they found it in. The villa will be cleaned prior to arrival and weekly, for stays longer than 7 nights. Additional cleaning available upon request (extra cost).


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Location

10 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Sal International Airport
300 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Bar at water's edge by swimming pool
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Palmeira, also a good place to buy fish
150 Miles
Nearest Golf
None on Sal, not enough rain!
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Road between Espargos, Airport and Santa Maria
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Restaurant by swimming pool in Murdeira
0.02 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
In Murdeira

Car: Recommended

Murdeira is a village complex by the sea. Windsurfing, kite surfing, surfing, sailing powered by steady north east trade winds, fishing, game fishing, snorkelling, tennis, diving either on site or within 10 minutes by motor. Many of our guests enjoy jogging from the house; one even encouraged me to run 2 miles with them ! Float in the salt water of the Volcanic crater and old salt mines at Pedra de Lume or swim in the natural rock pools at Burracona (or if water is rough, watch the water spouts). Day trips to other Cape Verde islands by light plane (only for those that like small planes!) or boat. The resort restaurant with tables indoors and out has beautiful views over Murdeira Bay, and a choice of European or local dishes. Or just watch the world go by at the water's edge; there are some magic places where it's like being an observor on a film set.

There are long walks around Murdeira Bay, and there is excellent snorkeling (generally many fish, sometimes turtles or dolphins) and swimming in the sea or in the large pool. The small beaches and coves in Murdeira have few, if any people. Take your picnic to a secluded spot (picnic crockery provided) or just find a deserted beach or cove. At first glance the inland appears to be without interest, but inland walks are extremely varied and Sal island has its own micro geography.

Shops, fish market, bars, variety of restaurants, nightclubs, vast beaches and more people 10 minutes by motor. Taxis from Murdeira to Espargos or Santa Maria cost about 7 euros and buses are 1 euro per person.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We bought this villa as a house to live in permanently. But life has surprises, and we never lived in Sal full time. We spend 3-4 months a year in Sal, maintaining and improving our villa, and greeting our guests. We have a house in London, travel around Europe with our dogs (both from Sal) and enjoy sailing yachts and dinghies.

Why the Owner Chose Espargos:
We spent ages looking over properties in Sal in general,then Murdeira in particular and wanted somewhere in an excellent location. We didn't want to buy off plan. We stayed in Murdeira for three weeks before we bought. We love the sea, so wanted to be in the front line, which makes the house lighter and quieter. Murdeira is like being in a village community; it's not full of holiday makers, and there's a blend of Europeans and Cape Verdeans - these tend to be doctors, dentists, lawyers and architects. Being in a place with so many nationalities means that in one day you can end up speaking five languages!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
We loved the position of the villa, to the far south of Murdeira - with views to Monte Leon, and the light reflections from the sea, and the moon. The villa is remarkably cool, with a spacious feeling and airy with very high ceilings and this makes it light and agreable to live in, without the need for air conditioning. There is lots of outside space with wonderful views, as well as practical things like an outside sink/shower and store room and plenty of washing lines. And of course, one of the few baths on the island! We were looking for a home to live in and we found one....


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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, English mother tongue
 

Photos

  • Tropical plants provide privacy and shade

    Tropical plants provide privacy and shade

  • Sunset view over Murdeira Bay from Hibiscus House

    Sunset view over Murdeira Bay from Hibiscus House

  • Large pool and childrens' pools by ocean

    Large pool and childrens' pools by ocean

  • Bright sitting room, dining table and kitchen

    Bright sitting room, dining table and kitchen

  • Upstairs bedroom with bathroom, balcony and mahogany shutters

    Upstairs bedroom with bathroom, balcony and mahogany shutters

  • Second bedroom on ground floor

    Second bedroom on ground floor

  • Downstairs shower room sunny in morning

    Downstairs shower room sunny in morning

  • Quintal, locked area for washing lines, store room, Belfast sink, outdoor shower

    Quintal, locked area for washing lines, store room, Belfast sink, outdoor shower

  • Snorkeling near the villa (snorkels provided)

    Snorkeling near the villa (snorkels provided)

  • Murdeira restaurant - oceanside dining -  or order a takeaway......

    Murdeira restaurant - oceanside dining - or order a takeaway......

  • Choice of diving schools at reasonable rates

    Choice of diving schools at reasonable rates

  • Walk around volcano rim - 15 mins by motor from villa

    Walk around volcano rim - 15 mins by motor from villa

  • Protected west facing roof terrace with teak dining table and benches

    Protected west facing roof terrace with teak dining table and benches

  • Terrace with sea views with teak table, rocking chair and hammock

    Terrace with sea views with teak table, rocking chair and hammock

  • Murdeira, oceanside restaurant and bar

    Murdeira, oceanside restaurant and bar

  • View from Main bedroom with bathroom, balcony, cupboards, safe

    View from Main bedroom with bathroom, balcony, cupboards, safe

  • Savour home made bread with your breakfast in the sun

    Savour home made bread with your breakfast in the sun

  • Indoor dining table

    Indoor dining table

  • Terrace overlooking Murdeira Bay

    Terrace overlooking Murdeira Bay

  • Views of the bay from first floor

    Views of the bay from first floor

  • Enjoy long walks along the Murdeira shores

    Enjoy long walks along the Murdeira shores

  • Gently sloping beach - usually empty within 200 m of the villa

    Gently sloping beach - usually empty within 200 m of the villa

  • Good for kite/windsurfers, choose wind direction

    Good for kite/windsurfers, choose wind direction

  • Buy fresh veg from local farm

    Buy fresh veg from local farm

£390 - £890 per week (GBP)
Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, English mother tongue
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  • Calendar last updated 04/11/2015
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