Comfortable, spacious, secluded, tranquil & only 2 minutes walk from the town
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 very quiet with no cars allowed, just the sound of the waves. If you want to take a swim the pool is only 20m away. It too has spectacular views. You can sit by the pool and watch the sun set over the neighbouring island of Santiago.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
When planning our trip to Cape Verde we were unsure which islands to visit. Maio was challenging to get to, but once there we knew we had made the perfect choice for rest and relaxation. There isn’t much to do in the way of organised activities (we did an Island tour which was worthwhile) but during our two week stay we really managed to unwind and slow down. Philip’s place is a good choice for those preferring self catering although its only a short walk to local restaurants and there are a few quite well stocked shops nearby. The shared infinity pool overlooks the sea and is only yards from the villa. You can also relax on the sun beds in the lovely garden which is a rarity in Maio. The villa is reasonably equipped, the fans are adequate (didn’t need air con) and the WiFi is good. You can access Netflix on the tv if you have your own account. Caro, the manager and also owner of bar Tropikal on the beach which you should visit, was very kind, informative and helpful regarding any questions or issues we had. Philip was very helpful too in helping us plan our visit and was quick to respond. There are beautiful beaches close by, the setting - a rustic quaint town with dogs, chickens and a few cows roaming around, but perhaps most memorable of all are the people of Maio who are kind, friendly and welcoming. The other islands we visited, Sal and Santiago certainly offered something different but Maio had a simple magic all of its own.
Thank you so much for such a lovely, descriptive review. You have captured the reasons that we love Maio so much. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Cape Verde and that we will be able to welcome you back again sometime.
Philip and Roger
great place to unwind!
Great location to recuperate and replenish run down batteries - or write one’s memoires :) The place has a quiet, secluded and simple charm that makes one realize how little it takes to live happily and content. The small supermarkets have everything one needs and in real good quality. The combination of infinity pool and private beach right in front of the house is absolutely perfect. Fantastic views and sounds of the atlantic all day long. The hosts are wonderfully caring and always available.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are pleased that you liked the house and Maio and managed to recuperate. We hope that we might be able to welcome you back again sometime.
Excellent self=catering on the island of Maio
Beautiful well- equipped villa. Very nice swimming pool nearby the house. Quiet peaceful. Shops nearby. Island tour with private driver recommended for a first visit to this beautiful island. We loved it. Very pleasant garden. Excellent self-catering formula.
Hello Frieda, thank you for your review & being such lovely guests... hope to see you again soon... Philip :o)
Die Villa ist toll gelegen, Blick aufs Meer wo die Wale schwimmen! Mehrere direkt von der Terrasse aus gesehen. Der Garten ist sehr schön angelegt. Es gab Probleme mit der Anreise da die Flugzeit geändert wurde und wir umdisponieren mussten. Philip hat alles organisiert, dass wir die Fähre nehmen konnten und uns auf der Anreise "begleitet". Er war per whatsapp die ganze Anreise über erreichbar und hat uns super unterstützt. Ohne ihn wäre das so alles nicht möglich gewesen. Auch Roger und Caro sind sehr hilfsbereit und helfen wo sie können. Hier ist der Gast noch was wert.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed Maio and that the travel arrangements worked out in the end.
Philip and Roger
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
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you liked the house and enjoyed your stay. We hope that you will come back again sometime.
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.
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