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Luxury poolside apartment on the Ponta Preta beach.

Bedrooms 2
Space 947 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bed 2 bath luxury apartment on peaceful complex, sleeps 6 with air con

Luxurious and very spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom first floor apartment with a large balcony overlooking one of several pools on the Paradise Beach Resort near Santa Maria on the Island of Sal.

Located on Ponta Preta Beach the apartment is an ideal place to unwind and relax.The complex is very quiet and peaceful at the moment,but will become busier as more owners take possession of their apartments.

The island is renowned for it's year round sunshine,low rainfall and lack of monsoon or hurricane seasons.

It is approximately a five and a half to to six hour flight from the UK and on a similar date line,resulting in no jet lag.

This spacious apartment has a fully fitted kitchen including oven,hob,microwave,fridge,freezer,washing machine and dishwasher, also it has a sofa bed in the lounge and sleeps a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children. A cotbed is also provided.

Paradise Beach has several pools.

Santa Maria is a short 4 Euro taxi ride away,with numerous bars,shops,restaurants and supermarkets.The restaurants are very reasonably priced.

Windsurfing and kite surfing are very popular during the windier months between November and April.Fishing is a very popular activity as well as scuba diving.

Price includes:

Electricity and water

weekly linen change

pre and post stay clean

beach towels,towels and bed linen

use of washing machine

There is a tourist tax that anyone over 16 has to pay.

It is €2. Per person per night, Maximum 10. nights (20€.) payable at reception.

Optional extras:

Private airport transfers (10 euros by day, 15 euros by night)

TV and internet packages (from 58 euros first week,20 euros additional weeks)

welcome packs as requested

Air conditioning 25 Euros per week.

Use of sofabed for children 40 Euros per week

Our keyholder lives nearby and is always available to deal with any problems or queries.

UK flights available with Thomson from Gatwick,Manchester Bristol and Birmingham

TAP Portugal also fly from Heathrow and Gatwick via Lisbon. jpcarpentry

Contact details 0044 7788176845. jpcarpentry@

More Details

Paul & Jackie White
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2018

About Paul & Jackie White

We live in Swansea,Wales in the UK.

Paul is a carpenter and Jackie an accountant.

We have two children Gemma and Christopher.

Paul & Jackie White purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Paul & Jackie White chose Santa Maria

We committed to the property offplan back in 2008.

We were originally looking to buy in Fuerteventura and hadn't even heard of Cape Verde,but the property magazines were advertising Cape Verde as an up and coming tourist destination.

The Paradise Beach complex appealed to us over other developments on the island of Sal,due to the high quality and spacious design of the complex ,with all properties overlooking a pool.

What makes this apartment unique

We love the friendliness of the locals,their catchphrase being 'Cape Verde-no stress'

We also love the year round sunshine and lack of rainfall,tranquillity of the resort,comfort and outlook of the apartment and choice of bars and restaurants in nearby Santa Maria.


Santa Maria Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 947 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Fitted wardrobes,ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Fitted wardrobes
  • Spacious master bedroom with en suite, patio doors leading onto a large balcony. Large second bedroom with 2 single beds,bathroom opposite. Sofa bed suitable for 2 additional children. Cot bed also available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Paradise Beach resort is divided into two phases. Our apartment is on the fully completed first phase,set in pretty landscaped gardens. The complex is very peaceful at the moment as many owners have not yet furnished their apartments for rental.You might well have the pool to yourselves most of the time. There is a pool bar serving snacks & drinks. The second phase of the complex is totally separate from the first phase.The second phase buildings have been erected, but not plastered or finalised.


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Luxury poolside apartment on the Ponta Preta beach.
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful apartment in a quiet location

  • 4 of 5

Really nice apartment in a peaceful location near to Santa Maria, quite luxurious and very clean, and has everything you'd need. The apartment is part of a complex that's around ten or so years old, and is very well maintained, especially the gardens. A lot of the apartments are unsold, and part of the complex on the outskirts is unfinished, but dont let that put you off there's no building work going on and you get to have a pool (or several) to yourselves. There's no food or drink facilities within the complex and no reception as it's not part of a hotel. Nearest shop is around a 15 minute walk away. You'll need to find a good shop in Santa Maria and stock up for your stay. There's not much in Ponta Preta, but the beach is beautiful. An operational mobile phone will be needed to order taxis at times. Car hire is very expensive in Sal but I would recommend it if only for a few days to explore the island. Great communication from the hosts Paul and Jackie, as well as their letting agent. Only negative in the apartment is if you want to watch films on the TV you'll need to take your own DVD's or a usb with films etc as none are provided and the TV doesn't get a signal. Also we were allowed to use two mountain bikes but unfortunately the tyres were flat and there was no pump. Overall I would recommend this apartment and would stay there again, we found it a lot more relaxing here compared to the noise of central Santa Maria. Also compared to the other complex's in the area (there are a few enormous complex's and a lot of these are also mostly unsold) this one is a lot quieter and private, we only saw seven other guests during our stay. This suited us and we were happy with our stay

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our peaceful apartment Nigel. Thanks ever so much for your feedback TV packages can be bought from the resort management but are incredibly expensive. Apologies for not making you aware of this option. We will ensure we have a bike pump to hand in the future.
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lovely but very lonely

  • 4 of 5

We have had a lovely holiday on the island of Sal, and been happy to stay in your apartment.

Our impression and review of your apartment is this:

The apartment is very hard to find, because the area has no house number and road has no street signs.

the apartment are clean and well equipped - it is well described by HomeAway. But cable TV and Internet not connected , no radio.

But the field is disappointing. Few other apartments are completed, almost all are empty. The pool was closed, mini market was closed. Restaurent was fine - the staff were very friendly.

We gladly recommend this apartment, but would like to clarify how lonely the place is.

We will think about whether we come back to this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you need for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for a month . The apartment was great and had all the facilities needed for our stay. We didn't bother with tv but if you want this you need to book it in advance as is the same with the wfi. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the gardens around the properties are beautifully kept. We enjoy walking and this takes you about 40 minutes into Santa Maria but a shuttle bus is provided twice a day for a euro each and there are also plenty of taxis. A nice walk is about 25 mins away to Ponta Preta beach where we had something to eat and watched the sun go down which was lovely. We really enjoyed our stay at Paradise Beach and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for a relaxing get away holiday .

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable apartment - nice and quite resort

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very good week at Paradise beach resort mid-April 2015 : the appartment is very comfortable and clean and the view on the swimming-pool , the garden and the sea are so nice ! The weather was OK although still a little bit windy but when we had lunch or dinner at the apartment it was always outside on the large balcony.

We are divers and did 10 dives with Caboverde Diving Center which is only located 200m from the resort. The water was 22 degrees and we were very surprised and happy to meet so many different species of Mediterranean and even tropical fishes !

We really had a good time ! A good address to recommend.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful paradise

  • 5 of 5

For those seeking peace and quiet in lovely, very well appointed and modern apartment, this is for you. Nicely landscaped gardens and pools looking toward the sea and sunset with a quiet beer at the bar by the rounded pool. Right on the beach which is a highly recommended 40 minute walk to Santa Maria. Feels like home the minute you walk in. Many thanks to Paul for having us over at such short notice!

Muito obrigado!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karl and Kenia. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Paul & Jackie
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A lovely spacious apartment with all the mod cons

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week in this apartment it was very comfortable with all the mod cons, it was home from home with every thing you need for a great holiday, all the rooms are spacious, with a very large balcony stretching the whole length of the apartment. It is very quiet and peaceful overlooking the pools and partial sea views. This part of the complex is complete, however there are still parts of the complex that are still under construction, but these parts are far enough away not to interfere with your holiday.

Santa Maria is a lovely stroll along the beach where there are great restaurants and bars, with local markets and fresh caught fish.

I would recommend this apartment for a quiet holiday for families or couples.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Santa Maria
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Santa Maria
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Right on the beach
Car: not necessary

Luxury spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with a large balcony, overlooking a shared pool. Sleeps 6.

The apartment is on the Paradise Beach complex, set on the stunning Ponta Preta Beach with its golden sands,an ideal base for surfing,windsurfing, kitesurfing,fishing, scuba diving and quad biking.

This newly built complex is low level and low density, with numerous pools located around the complex.

The island's capital Santa Maria is a short 4 Euro taxi ride away with it's numerous bars,shops and restaurants.

Paradise Beach Resort offers a luxurious and peaceful place to unwind and relax. As the resort is so new,many of the apartments are not yet occupied and the resort is very quiet.You might even have the pool to yourselves most of the time!

Cape Verde boasts year round sunshine and temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees with no hurricaine or rainy seasons .

Utilities,bed linen,towels and beach towels are included in the rental price. Air conditioning is available as an optional extra,but is only really required between August and October.

TV and internet packages are also available as optional extras.

A private transfer from the airport can be arranged for 10 Euros day,15 Euros night.

A golf course is in the process of being constructed.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $58.98

50% deposit,balance 8 weeks prior to departure.
£40/50 Euro per week extra for use of sofa bed.
Linen,towels and beach towels included.
Electricity and water included.
Air con 25 euros a week extra (only required Aug to Oct).
Washing machine and dishwasher provided.
Payment in Euros or sterling.
10% discount for stays of 17 nights or more.
Private airport taxi transfer 10 Euros day,15 Euros night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.