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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.
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
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
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
Christmas/New Year Dec 19 - Jan 10, 2016 14 night min stay
High season 2016 Jan 11 - Apr 30, 2016 7 night min stay
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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.
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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.
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.
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, English mother tongue