About the property
- Villa968 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Comfortable, spacious, secluded, tranquil & only 2 minutes walk from the town
Inside the house…
The house accommodates 6 persons and includes 1 double bedroom 1 twin bedroom, a mezzanine with 2 beds, a bathroom, a kitchen dining area, a large open plan living room and two outside terraces, one for sun and one for shade. The kitchen has everything that is required for cooking and enough space to sit with two tables and eight chairs, one inside and one outside. The living area has 2 sofas and a double sofa bed. The house has fan cooling in all rooms.
Outside the house…
There is a private garden with lovely views to the ocean. It has a mix of tropical plants with a sun terrace made from local sandstone. There is a raised shade terrace that has a table and chairs and a hammock. The environmentally friendly salt water infinity pool is 20m from the garden with perfect views over the sea. During much of the year you can see whales and flying fish from the terrace. It is completely quiet with no cars allowed, just the sound of the waves. There is access to a small-secluded beach accessible by steps built into the cliff, about fifty meters from the villa. A short walk through the village brings you out on the long white sandy main beach.
Your stay includes everything on the inventory (available on request) including bedding, house towels and beach towels. Also included electricity, gas and water. You may also add a selection of activities such as diving, island tours, massage, and super fast Wi-Fi as optional extras. If your stay is more than one week additional weekly cleaning and laundry can be arranged for an additional €30, but must be requested with the house manager on arrival.
For more information on the island of Maio, its beaches, its climate and how to get there please see our website www.cape-verde-holidays.net/maio
Tourist Tax is payable by all adults over the age of 16. The cost is €2 per person per night to a maximum of 10 nights. This will be collected by the House Manager on arrival.
If your preferred dates are already reserved, please contact us, as we can offer you a similar villa close by, on the island of Maio, also in Stella Maris.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
My name is Philip, that is me on the left. It is our aim to make your holiday as close to perfect as possible. We are passionate about Cape Verde, its people and its potential. If you haven’t been before, you must! If you have been, we are confident we can show you more. Cape Verde is an amazingly diverse holiday destination. Please ask any questions you like…
Philip purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Philip chose Vila do Maio
The reason we decided to buy a house on the island of Maio is because it is the perfect ‘away from it all’ destination. It has sleepy towns with colorful little houses, hilly landscapes, limestone valleys, acacia forests and coconut palms and tranquility in abundance. There are long stretches of perfect white sandy beaches, warm clear waters with very little commercialism and the friendliest locals anywhere in Cape Verde.
What makes this Villa unique
The unique benefits include a private garden with lovely views across the ocean. During much of the year you can see whales and flying fish from the terrace. It is completely quiet with no cars allowed, just the sound of the waves. If you want to take a swim the pool is only 10m away. It too had spectacular views, you can sit by the pool and watch the sun set over the neighbouring island of Santiago.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Views for miles - a very cool abode
Philip's hospitality is second to none, extremely efficient at communicating and organizing logistics. The home is airy, spacious and provides plenty of entertainment (pool/beach) and facilities to make one feel at home after a full month on Maio. Many thanks, Max
Great stay with a great view!
The house was clean, basic and well equipped with all required utilities you might need here. The salt-water pool and private beach are perfect, and we really enjoyed spending time here with our little son. The Stella Maris community was quiet and peaceful, and just steps from the 'city' and shops. Caro, Philip and Roger were before and during our stay of great help, and always available for any help.
The villa is so cool it has eveything
We love relaxing cooking and hanging out at the villa. The town can be hot but at stella maris we have the sound of the waves, cool breezes, great views and comfort. We had some friends for lunch. It really is the perfect space sitting on the terrace overlooking rhe ocean. With a swim before lunch of course. Thank you for the great organisation and helping with disruptred travel plans. You make cape verde so easy!!!
Hello Sarah, thank you for the lovely account, so pleased you had a great time in Maio... :o)
A house with a view and much more
We've stayed in many places, but this house was exceptional in many ways: Response to our inquiries was immediate and efficient. Organisation on our arrival and departure was personalised, efficient and professional.
The location unique in a secured environment, an outstanding ocean view, local plants in a delightful garden, the opportunity of accessing directly down to the sea from the salt water swimming pool's terrace.
A spotless well designed interior with a direct access to a paved terrace.
We can recommend this house as a near to ideal rental property.
Dear Laurette and Edouard
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay in my house and I hope we will be able to welcome you back again in the future.
Nice place to relax during stay on Maio
Nice place to relax
Stella Maris-Village is a good place to relax on the Island Maio.
Its in walking distance to Vilo do Maio, to the main-beach, to some restaurant with French- or Italian cooking.
Philip’s house is exactly as the pictures shows; to sit at the table outside, having lunch, or diner with for example fresh fish from the fisherman, in front of you a wonderful quiet garden and with a fantastic view to the sea, is great.
The house is for self-catering well equipped. It was clean and well cleaned-up once a week. The internet is very good.
Also fantastic is the saltwater-pool, nice to swim, and this private sandy-beach, very close to the house.
We recommend to rent a pickup-car to see the northern part of the Island.
Philip’s house is a place worthwhile to be there during travelling the Island Maio.
Thanks’ Philip for announcing and organising everything with a proper documentation and map where to go, what to find etc.
Regards, Daniel and family, Switzerland,
Mid February 17
Hi Daniel, Its great that you enjoyed Maio and Stella Maris. Thanks so much for taking the time to write some feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Philip + team :o)
Great house in a stunning location
This was my fourth visit to Philip's house in Stella Maris on the island of Maio in Cape Verde.
The house is very comfortable and well equipped and in a stunning location overlooking the Atlantic. The garden is beautiful and an ideal place to relax and enjoy the lovely warm weather. The salt water shared pool is just a few metres from the house and from the pool there is access down to a lovely little beach.
Maio is a quiet island, but there are a few nice restaurants and lovely bars including one on the beach. It is a great place to escape from the rat race.
I hope that I will return to this house again soon.
Thank you for coming it's been lovely having you
More activities information on our website www.villamaio.com/activities
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Additional Charges / Discounts - Please note these are not calculated automatically so you must send an enquiry first. What’s included: The price of your stay includes everything on the inventory (available on request). We put out 2 shower towels and 1 beach towel per person but if you need more please ask. Also included is electricity, gas and water plus the essentials such as, water, soap, shower gel, washing up liquid, toilet paper. Entry & exit cleaning and laundry is included in the price. If your stay is more than one week additional weekly cleaning and laundry can be arranged (free of charge) but must be requested with the house manager on arrival. Extra charges: Laundry for personal items is €8.5 for one wash (5kg) You may also add a number of different activities (diving, fishing, island tours, massage etc) www.villamaio.com/activities and unlimited super-fast WIFI Internet as optional extras Cape Verde Tourist Tax is payable by all adults over the age of 16. The cost is €2 per person per night to a maximum of 10 nights. This will be collected by the House Manager on arrival. If your preferred dates are already reserved, please contact us, as we can offer you a similar villa close by, on the island of Maio, also in Stella Maris. For our terms please see this page - www.villamaio.com/terms