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Sal - Seafront Villa, 80 M from the Water, Glorious Views Over Murdeira Bay

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Sheltered roof terrace, ample teak furniture, beach towels provided

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Last updated: 08/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Two storey villa with three (plus one) bedrooms and two bathrooms both revamped in 2013. A real sun trap as close to the ocean as permitted. Solid wood abounds including teak garden furniture, oiled wood shutters, and all wood interior furniture - a mixture of new and antique. Oak kitchen with varnished oak work surface. Over several years, it has been furnished and improved as a home for aesthetics, comfort and practicality. Each room is uniquely decorated. Swing in the hammock and listen to the breeze rustling the oleanders and palm, and to the birds twittering. At night the sound of crickets and the ocean under the bright stars give a feeling of peace, far from the madding crowds. The tourist town of Santa Maria is only 10 minutes by motor. The resort was designed by a Cape Verdean architect and the high ceilings and overhangs keep the interior temperature pleasant by natural means. Hotel, restaurant, swimming pool, tennis court, bar, basic grocery store, small beaches and coves for swimming and snorkeling on site.

We holidayed in this villa before we bought. We liked being so close to the ocean, the direct sea view, sunbathing on our own roof terrace, the sounds of the waves and the warmth and cosiness of the outside dining area at night. With windows on three sides, there's lots of light and natural ventilation to enjoy being indoors too. There is a small beach within about 80 metres, for swimming and snorkelling, sunbathing or picnic. You will often be the only people there. The whole complex has security, and you can wander around freely, day or night, and just enjoy the simple things in life at the ocean's edge.

An extensive inventory is available upon request, to make this villa your home for your stay in Sal. Normally there is some food and drink for you to use and replenish so you don't come to a totally empty house. In 2007 and 2010 we shipped full containers of furniture, equipment and decorations for this house which was already furnished. All windows have insect netting and there are oiled mahogany wood shutters on both floors. Shutters add security as well as keep out the sun's heat. If there are things flying around netting is very useful.

The owners have been letting property in the UK and overseas for over thirty years, and letting a villa in Sal since 2005.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 128 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Children over the age of 7 are welcome...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Non smokers preferred...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    If you would like to bring your pet, we can advise on formalities required for entry/exit...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Contact us for more details on layout and suitability...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • 7th person can be in extra room on first floor. Or it can be used as a study, as there is a desk. 3 bedrooms have fitted cupboards, chest of drawers, bedside tables, lamps, hairdryer, aircon (extra charge), fan, shutters, insect netting. Main bedroom 26 sq m has private bathroom, super king size bed, and balcony and seaviews through to roof terrace. One of the bedrooms on the ground floor has two single mattresses which can be made up as two singles or one super king, and the other has a super king size bed. Both downstairs bedrooms have a fridge, and one has DVD player with TV....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    with window...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    with window...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    outdoor, wash basin...moreless

  • Shower room 1, ground floor, between bedrooms. Shower room 2, first floor off principal bedroom, with washing machines. Both are exterior rooms with window, fully tiled with shower, basin, WC and wood shower mats, bathroom cabinet and mahogany shelves. Bathrooms were renovated in 2013. Outdoor shower and huge Belfast sink in 'well' area, ideal for after swimming in sea or gutting fish. This area is also useful for hanging up swimsuits, and storing any sports gear behind locked doors....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Sitting area accommodates 9 people on 2 futon sofas, 1 rattan chair and 1 three seater. Plentiful garden furniture includes several teak tables, chairs, steamers, chaise longues, bench, all with cushions. Hammock and rocking chair. There are several washing lines on the two service balconies on the first floor. Whilst we make every effort that the details in this advertisement are up to date, we cannot guarantee that this is the case. Please check with owner. Please refer to English text for most accurate information on the villa; the owner is not responsible for translations. There is a communal tennis court , and WIFI is available (payable locally). ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A mixed bunch of books in many languages....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    A choice of films and TV series, mainly in English....moreless

  • Games:

    Cards, chess, boules....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    CDs - a mix of classical and Cape Verdean...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Channels available in Portuguese, German....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Sony CD player, radio. Can play MP3 and USB....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Volcano

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    The indoor dining table can be made smaller to accommodate 4, or larger to accommodate 8....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    In each of 3 bedrooms. Supplement payable....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    3G is available on pay as you go basis....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Fine Egyptian cotton bed linen....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Decorated with pale blue and some white walls, this suits an ocean house. Pale blue futon covers are contrasted by dark mahogany furniture. Low lamps and framed Sri Lankan batiks....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing lines and pegs are provided on two service balconies....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Available from reception at Murdeira....moreless

Kitchen

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

    Electric filter coffee maker, and Cafetiere....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    A huge variety and quantity....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    12 place crockery - white with blue rim by Denby, England. Lots of casserole dishes, serving dishes, pans, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Very useful for storing fish from the market...moreless

  • Grill
  • Microwave:

    Eye level....moreless

  • Oven:

    Built in, electric oven eye level....moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Fridge and freezer are separate...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 electric rings....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Two balconies on first floor. Both are to rear (east) of property and have many washing lines. Balcony to the front on first floor leads to large roof terrace....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    Wayfarer sailing dinghy with cut down sails available, when owners are present and conditions are right. Please ask for more info....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Roof terrace on first floor, facing Murdeira Bay, with lovely sea views....moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden:

    There should also be some basil growing in pots which you are welcome to harvest....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Stainless steel, on wheels so you can move it to where you want it....moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Overlooking the ocean, surrounded by palm tree, bougainvilleas, oleanders....moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Large swimming pool, and 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
May 2 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

£580 £1,770
Autumn
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

£550 £1,562
Late Autumn
Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

£680 £1,900
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 - Jan 10, 2016
14 night min stay

£990
High season 2016
Jan 11 - Apr 30, 2016
7 night min stay

£680 £2,080
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • each pet £10
  • Pet Fee £10
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Fine Egyptian cotton sheets, bath and beach towels, table cloths, napkins from Peter Jones Sloane Squarare provided. The villa will be cleaned prior to your arrival, and then once per week . Air conditioning is extra.

Comprehensive villa information, and free info guide for our guests. We can offer Cape Verde visas, book car hire, excursions and sports within Sal or day trips to other islands.

See our rental conditions. Full payment is required to reserve the villa. We may charge a security deposit which we will tell you about before you book.


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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sal International Airport (SID)
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
By swimming pool at Murdeira
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Palmeira
150 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sao Vicente Island
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
250 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Murdeira Resort
0.01 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Murdeira

Car: Recommended

Things to do: Murdeira. Stroll a few yards to swim from cove opposite villa or a little further to a sandy beach.

Walk or jog for miles up the empty shores. Climb Monte Leon. Swim or snorkel in the sea. Fish from the shore. Picnic in an undiscovered spot by the water. Swim in the pool, dine at the water's edge. Relax, watch the sea, listen to the ocean, birds and crickets, gaze at the stars. Unwind, read books, listen to music, sunbathe in the privacy of your own roof terrace or balcony. Wind surf or kite surf in Murdeira Bay. Espargos, see the real Cape Verdes, visit shops, grocery stores, restaurants, market, bars, bank, notary, solicitors. Santa Maria, tourist restaurants, hotels, diving, wind surfing, kite surfing, pubs, banks, hotels. Pedra de Lume, extinct volcano crater with salt lakes like the Dead Sea to bathe and roll in black mud. Burracona, volcanic caves and natural swimming pool. Palmeira a working fishing village. Occasionally whales come into Murdeira Bay - three were spotted in April 2013. Turtles come to lay their eggs on Murdeira beaches from June onwards. You might even see one when you are snorkelling. Hire a car, a wonderful opportunity to escape off-road - there are many tracks to follow to remote beaches and vantage points, as well as to inland spots where the terrain changes so quickly, it must be a geographer/geologist's paradise.

Other Activities: Kite surfing, quad biking, cycling, dinghy sailing, music festival

Golf: Nearest golf course is on Sao Vicente Island. It's a strange course, as it's all brown - the greens, the fairways and the roughs.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: The owners first came to Sal in 2005 having known about it for many years. We are British but have lived international lives. I was born in Scotland and my husband in India. We spend several winter months in Sal, much of which is spent on improving and maintaining the property. We have a house in London near Queen's Club and spend much of the summer on our boat which is in Portugal due to our first Cape Verde rescue dog, that's a long story......

Why the Owner Chose Espargos:
We stayed in this villa for over two weeks before we bought it. It was the first time we had really enjoyed staying in self catering accommodation because it had a homely feel. During that time we paced out every nook and cranny in Murdeira and decided that this one was in a lovely location and already well equipped.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Where else could you be so close to the sea? Glorious sea views and wonderful sunsets overlooking what we call the mini rock of Gibraltar (Monte Leon). Sound of the waves - sometimes you can feel them! Well laid out with sunny/shady spots and choice of temperatures. Possibility of outdoor living all day long. High ceilings make it cool and airy. Wood shutters control temperature and light whilst giving privacy and security.


Contact us

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

Photos

  • Sheltered roof terrace, ample teak furniture, beach towels provided

    Sheltered roof terrace, ample teak furniture, beach towels provided

  • Villa is set in mature gardens by the ocean

    Villa is set in mature gardens by the ocean

  • Marble stairs lead to main bedroom, landing and roof terrace

    Marble stairs lead to main bedroom, landing and roof terrace

  • Dark oak wood kitchen installed end 2011

    Dark oak wood kitchen installed end 2011

  • Principal bedroom with super Kingsize pocket sprung bed, shower room, balcony

    Principal bedroom with super Kingsize pocket sprung bed, shower room, balcony

  • Terrace overlooking the sea with teak furniture

    Terrace overlooking the sea with teak furniture

  • Dine outdoors in warm shaded area 365 days/year

    Dine outdoors in warm shaded area 365 days/year

  • Locked outdoor utility area, also useful for storing kite, surf boards, bicycles

    Locked outdoor utility area, also useful for storing kite, surf boards, bicycles

  • Yachts come to anchor in Murdeira Bay; photo taken from the roof terrace

    Yachts come to anchor in Murdeira Bay; photo taken from the roof terrace

  • Murdeira Bay - some villa guests have jogged all round it

    Murdeira Bay - some villa guests have jogged all round it

  • Ponta Preta; not for the faint hearted!

    Ponta Preta; not for the faint hearted!

  • Enjoy the view above the volcanic salt lake

    Enjoy the view above the volcanic salt lake

  • View from villa across Murdeira Bay, an excellent spot for star gazing

    View from villa across Murdeira Bay, an excellent spot for star gazing

  • Sitting area with locally made mahogany futons, two sets of French doors

    Sitting area with locally made mahogany futons, two sets of French doors

  • Pool and childrens' pools 250 m from villa

    Pool and childrens' pools 250 m from villa

  • Swing in the hammock or rock in rocking chair

    Swing in the hammock or rock in rocking chair

  • Murdeira, Sal.  Gently sloping beach  is 150m from villa

    Murdeira, Sal. Gently sloping beach is 150m from villa

  • Main bedroom's en suite shower room with natural light.  New July 2013.

    Main bedroom's en suite shower room with natural light. New July 2013.

  • Bedroom two with super king/twin beds

    Bedroom two with super king/twin beds

  • Bedroom 3 with super king size bed

    Bedroom 3 with super king size bed

  • Snorkel 80 m from the villa, or fish; snorkel sets provided

    Snorkel 80 m from the villa, or fish; snorkel sets provided

  • Kite Beach, Sal.  One of the island's favourite spots for kite surfing.

    Kite Beach, Sal. One of the island's favourite spots for kite surfing.

  • We can organise hire car to be delivered to villa or airport

    We can organise hire car to be delivered to villa or airport

  • Sal's volcanic crater

    Sal's volcanic crater

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