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

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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 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:
20 October, 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

5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14th, 2012



sorry but our " evaluation " will be in french ( nobody is perfect ) séjour plus qu'agréable dans la villa, elle est facile à vivre, proche du village et des restaurants... Philip est un hote attentionné et au contact sympa...nous recommandons +++ Maio est idéale pour profiter du temps qui passe et de ses habitants adorables... Nathalie et Yvan



Google Translation:



sorry but our " evaluation " will be in french ( nobody is perfect ) more than pleasant stay in the villa, it is easy to live close to the village and restaurants ... Philip is an attentive host ... nice touch and we recommend + + + Maio is ideal for enjoying the passing of time and its inhabitants adorable ... Nathalie and Yvan
Mar 2011
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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.villamaio.com/activities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vila do Maio in Maio

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
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 6
  • 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
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Villa with shared infinity pool, genuine sea views and private access to beach
average rating of 4.866667 based on 47 reviews
5

The villa is so cool it has eveything

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sarah, thank you for the lovely account, so pleased you had a great time in Maio... :o)
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5

A house with a view and much more

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Kind regards Philip
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Seedorf bei Bern
4

Nice place to relax during stay on Maio

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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)
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming it's been lovely having you
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Frankfurt am Main
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: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from 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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5

Lovely villa in a superb location

  • 5 of 5

This was my second – and I hope not my last – visit to this lovely villa in a superb location.

The villa is on a cliff top overlooking the Atlantic and ideally located between the small town centre of Vila do Maio and the beautiful beach at Ponta Preta. This beach has miles of golden sand and is almost deserted.

The villa is well appointed and has a beautiful garden, which includes a shady verandah as well as a sun terrace. There is a small infinity pool just a few steps from villa.

The villa is an ideal, ‘get away from it all’ location and I would complement the owner on the quality of the accommodation and the exceptional, personal service he offers.

I only return to places I like. It was so good the first time I went, I had to go back. I look forward to the next time.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£243
for 3 nights
From
£81
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
From
£90
 
 
High
1 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£567
for 7 nights
From
£81
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£504
for 7 nights
From
£72
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£441
for 7 nights
From
£63
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
1 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£504
for 7 nights
From
£72
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
High
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£567
for 7 nights
From
£81
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
From
£90
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£441
for 7 nights
From
£63
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £90.05

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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