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Villa with shared infinity pool, genuine sea views and private access to beach

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Comfortable, spacious, secluded, tranquil & only 2 minutes walk from the town

Inside the house…

The house accommodates 6 persons (8 max) 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 is weekly cleaning, laundry (of bedding & towels), 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.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Philip
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

About Philip

My name is Philip, that is me on the left :o) 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 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“Wonderful”



5 of 5 stars Reviewed Friday, 3 August 2012



We enjoied our stay very much! Maio ist very friendly and the villa an especially the pool are wonderfull. We staied there for 9 days before we travelled on to Fogo. Also our kids (3 boys: 15, 13 and 6) were satisfied.



5 of 5 stars Value

5 of 5 stars Comfort

5 of 5 stars Location

5 of 5 stars Cleanliness

5 of 5 stars Check-in

5 of 5 stars Service



Traveling group: Family



Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes!
Jul 2012
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Villa with shared infinity pool, genuine sea views and private access to beach
average rating of 4.88 based on 27 reviews
5

Great house in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Owner's Response: Thank you for coming it's been lovely having you
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5

Tolle Insel – Super Ferienhaus – Fantastischer Url

  • 5 of 5

Tolle Insel – Super Ferienhaus – Fantastischer Urlaub

Wir verbrachten in der feinen Feriensiedlung Stella Maris im Haus von Philip einen fantastischen Urlaub. Die Bilder des Hauses sind absolut realistisch. Im Haus fehlt es an nichts und es ist absolutes Urlaubsgefühl garantiert. Die Anlage ist Top mit tollem Pool und gepflegtem Flair. Auch die Informationen vom Besitzer über Haus und Insel sind prima und erleichtern den Aufenthalt. Die Insel Maio ist nichts für Pauschal und Sterne-Hotel-Urlauber. Für Genießer von Ruhe mit einem Gespür für Gastfreundlichkeit und einem offenen Auge für Insel und Bewohner jedoch ein absoluter Urlaubstraum. Die traumhaften Strände und das Meer sind wunderbar und man kann gar nicht genug davon bekommen. An Philip nochmals einen Dank für die tollen Tage in seinem Haus.

Gruß Ralf und Martina

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am happy that you enjoyed coming to our little island of Maio in Cape Verde. Hope we see you again soon. Vielen Dank, ich bin froh, dass Sie auf unserer kleinen Insel Maio in Kap Verde kommen genossen. Hoffe, dass wir Sie bald wieder zu sehen.
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5

GREAT stay on beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this really nice apartment during Easter 2016 - it was great! The view, the pool, the Beach - just Perfect!

The Apartment is Close to mini-Markets, restaurants and everything else.

We were in touch with the owner before, during and after our stay, and got all the help we needed.

A true hidden treasure!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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5

Perfect Stay At A Wonderfull Place

  • 5 of 5

At Maio you can still feel as a traveler more than a tourist. Maio is a beautyfull little island. The resort of Stella Maris is very nice located. Phillips house is in the second row, has a beautiful view, a nice little garden and there is nothing missed for a great stay. We enjoyed our stay at Stella Maris 100%.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, so pleased you liked Stella Maris and Maio... Hope to see you again soon :o)
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4

Lovely, well sited villa

  • 4 of 5

The property is lovely, well maintained and clean. Has super views and is well situated for the beach and local restaurants and shops. The onsite pool is also well maintained and clean with a wonderful view across the sea and bay. Local contact is very helpful and we found local people friendly and co-operative.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for sending the review, I am pleased you had a nice stay. Philip
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5

Peace, quiet and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 10 wonderful days in this villa.

It's within a small development of villas on a cliff overlooking the sea with a shared infinity pool.

Philip has kept it in great shape and has most of the essentials for a great relaxing holiday given the difficulties of sourcing anything other than food and drink on the island. It will shortly have a new shower fitment that we took out for him. It does however desperately need a BBQ for the barmy nights.

The main selling point of Maio is its isolation and that's the reason we went there. Imagine 5KM of totally unspoiled beach with not a soul to be found. Imagine sleeping out in the sand-dunes under the totally unpolluted sky full of stars, the sand is so warm that you only really need a groundsheet to keep the sand off you. Then there are the humpbacked whales that come so close to shore that you don't need a boat to view them. I think that'll give you the picture and if that's what you're looking for then I can't recommend this more highly.

It is a real pain to get to though mainly down to the chaotic schedules of TACV the local airline and their planes that seem to fly when the pilots decide to turn up. Even taking that into account you have to constantly check online for "schedule" changes. It's still worth the effort though for all the island's and the villa's benefits.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Villa Do Maio (Porto Inglês)
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Pub
Nearest Ferry
700 Metres
Villa Do Maio (Porto Inglês)
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Restaurant
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Private Beach
Car: not necessary

More activities information on our website

www.cape-verde-holidays.net/maio/activities

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vila do Maio, Cape Verde

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High
1 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£234
for 3 nights
From
£78
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£207
for 3 nights
From
£69
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
1 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£483
for 7 nights
From
£69
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
High
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£546
for 7 nights
From
£78
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£602
for 7 nights
From
£86
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
High
1 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£546
for 7 nights
From
£78
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£483
for 7 nights
From
£69
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
From
£60
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
From
£60
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £84

Additional Charges / Discounts - Please note these are not calculated automatically so you must send an enquiry first.

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vila do Maio, Cape Verde

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , There is also an outdoor shower by the pool
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , This is a mezzanine & is open plan (Ideal for kids)
  • There is also a double sofa bed in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A short guided tour of the town is included in the price

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