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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.
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
We can advise you on formalities for bringing a pet to Sal...moreless
Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
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
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
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
Books For Adults
Games For Kids
Satellite / Cable:
Choice of TV programmes is not great, suggest you bring plenty of videos...moreless
Denon hifi - amplifier, Celestion Ditton speakers, 3 CD player and radio....moreless
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
Seating for 4 people
3G is available in Sal; contact phone suppliers - there are 2 at Sal airport....moreless
Christmas/New Year Dec 22 - Jan 10, 2015 7 night min stay
Spring 2015 Jan 11 - May 1, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer 2015 May 2 - Aug 31, 2015 7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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No additional mandatory fees
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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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.
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....
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, English mother tongue