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Tranquil Charming Seafront Villa in Murdeira for Enjoyable Holiday on Sal

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Enjoy sunny roof terrace with views across Murdeira Bay

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Last updated: 11/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Espargos villa description

Spacious secluded 2 bedroom 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 and practical live-in home. 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, outdoor dining room 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 (5 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. Most guests spend their time outdoors, and enjoy sunbathing on the roof terrace overlooking the bay (teak chaise longues with mattresses). Wake up to the smell of fresh baked bread, listen to the rustling of the palm fronds. 4 places to eat. Have breakfast on east facing breakfast balcony, lunch on the roof terrace, sundowners and dinner in the west facing outdoor dining room or on the 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 nine years ago, 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.

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

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • 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...moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            Can be made up as Super King, very large double as well....moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Quality Vispring mattress. Adjustable base slats....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, TV built in DVD player, 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 bedcover....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 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, Celestion Ditton speakers, 3 CD player and radio....moreless

              • Television
              • Video Library

              Theme

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

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              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, picnic crockery, serving dishes, bowls, ramikins, tea pot 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
              • Boat:

                We have a Wayfarer dinghy, please contact owners for more information...moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Fish Cleaning Table
              • Lawn / Garden
              • 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...moreless

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

                Snorkels and masks provided Body boards...moreless

              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
                      Christmas/New Year
                      Dec 22 - Jan 10, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £890
                      Spring 2015
                      Jan 11 - May 1, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £590 £1,770
                      Summer 2015
                      May 2 - Aug 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £450 £1,250
                      * 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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                      Last updated: 11/25/2014
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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 outdoors 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 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 and we found one....


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

                      Photos

                      • Enjoy sunny roof terrace with views across Murdeira Bay

                        Enjoy sunny roof terrace with views across Murdeira Bay

                      • Sunset view from Hibiscus House

                        Sunset view from Hibiscus House

                      • Murdeira, oceanside restaurant

                        Murdeira, oceanside restaurant

                      • Large pool and childrens' pools by ocean

                        Large pool and childrens' pools by ocean

                      • Savour home made bread with your breakfast in the sun

                        Savour home made bread with your breakfast in the sun

                      • Temperature can be controlled in outdoor dining room by opening or closing doors

                        Temperature can be controlled in outdoor dining room by opening or closing doors

                      • 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

                      • Enjoy long walks along the Murdeira shores

                        Enjoy long walks along the Murdeira shores

                      • Choice of diving schools at reasonable rates

                        Choice of diving schools at reasonable rates

                      • Buy fresh veg from local farm

                        Buy fresh veg from local farm

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

                        Walk around volcano rim - 15 mins by motor from villa

                      • Tropical plants provide privacy and shade

                        Tropical plants provide privacy and shade

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

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

                      • Bright sitting room, dining and kichen area

                        Bright sitting room, dining and kichen area

                      • Upstairs bedroom with bathroom and balcony

                        Upstairs bedroom with bathroom and balcony

                      • Second bedroom on ground floor

                        Second bedroom on ground floor

                      • Indoor dining table

                        Indoor dining table

                      • Terrace overlooking Murdeira Bay

                        Terrace overlooking Murdeira Bay

                      • Snorkeling near the villa (snorkels provided)

                        Snorkeling near the villa (snorkels provided)

                      • Murdeira restaurant - oceanside dining

                        Murdeira restaurant - oceanside dining

                      • Good for kite/windsurfers, choose wind direction

                        Good for kite/windsurfers, choose wind direction

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

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

                      • One of the eating places in our villa guide

                        One of the eating places in our villa guide

                      £450 - £890 per week (GBP)
                      4

                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 11/25/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 2005
                      Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, English mother tongue
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                      • Calendar last updated: 11/25/2014
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