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Ocean View house in Sao Vicente

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Unspoilt location with beautiful ocean views

All year Round sunshine - Ave annual temperature 25c

OCEAN VIEW HOUSE - Tranquil house in unspoilt location with sea views and mountain backdrops. 15 minutes by car from Mindelo City Centre and 30 minutes from the airport.

TAP Portugal now flying from London City - beat the queues ! - (and other London airports) to Sao Vicente. The flights stop at Lisbon ( either a short stopover or overnight. If overnight then take the opportunity to visit the beautiful City . Tap Portugal will even allow you to stay a few nights on your way to Sao Vicente if you wish). Some good flights on TAP website £250 return London Heathrow SAo VIcente - very short stop at Lisbom 8th to 18th March.

Flights also from Amsterdam and Paris via TAP, TACV or Tuifly NL. Or by Tuifly from UK to Sal, Cape Verde where you catch a short, pleasant stress free internal flight to Sao Vicente via Binter Air.

Located on the picturesque island of Sao Vicente in Cape Verde, this property is set in a serene location with mountain views to the rear and ocean to the front, but only fifteen minute drive away to the restaurants, shops and nightlife in Mindelo. A spacious hideaway, this makes an ideal place to holiday when looking to escape the grey skies and needing somewhere comfortable to relax after a hard days sunbathing on the beach, a hike up Mount Verde , shopping or a night on the town in Mindelo.The property has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The living room opens onto a balcony and front facing rooms have lovely sea views including the master bedroom where there is also direct access to a balcony.Additionally there is a roof terrace which provides another area to appreciate the landscape and sea views and perhaps spot a whale. Picnics may be enjoyed on North Baia beach which you may have all to yourself sometimes. Please note that this beach is close to the house but access to it may prove difficult for anyone with moderate to severe disabilities as there is no proper path and access is via "dunes". For a moderately fit person it will take approximately ten minutes to walk across the dunes to reach the edge of the sea (the house is not on the beach but has direct sea views).

We recommend an early morning stroll along the sea path to the lagoon at Baia Das Gatas where you can have a swim in the warm water which feels like a bath in the peaceful surroundings of the mountains dotted with the occasional colourful village dwelling. For water sport enthusiasts, there is Kite Surf school at nearby Salamansa beach. Other beaches include Praia Grande and Sao Pedro beach where horse riding lessons may be taken and for the more adventurous with car hire our local information guide will show others rarely used.

The house is ideally placed for some beautiful walks or picnics along the coastline. Taxis are available for the short drive into Mindelo or we can recommend places for car hire. There are no shops or restauarants in North Baia , only sun, sea ad mountains. Should time permit, we recommend a visit to the beautiful neighbouring island of Santao Antao. Ferries leave Mindelo daily for the journey (Euro8) which takes under one hour. If time permits we also recommend visiting the other Cape Verde Islands to appreciate the diversity of them (Binter Air Flights are about E40 each way to other islands.)

The house consists of

Living Area

The living room has satellite TV with a DVD player . Internet available

Bathrooms (2) – One en suite

Showers only - no baths. WC and handbasins.


The kitchenette has a microwave oven and hob and small fridge with a small freezer section.

There is a washing machine on the top floor.

Sleeps up to 4 (2 bedrooms)

Minimum seven nights.

Car advisable- parking in front of the house.

Nearest Amenities

Mindelo City– 15 minutes drive away. Several buses a day from Salamansa or taxis (7-8 euros).

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
1 June, 2018


We live in London and get to the house when we can which is not as often as we would like to. We prefer this island to Sal or BoaVista as it is not affected by mass tourism and is more authentic to Cape Verde.

MICHELLE purchased this house in 2008

Why MICHELLE chose São Vicente

The views made us buy the house together with the unspoilt nature and location

What makes this house unique

Peace and tranquillity but only 15 minutes away by car from Mindelo City with it's bars, restaurants and shops so you have the best of both worlds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great house is incredible location
Feb 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in São Vicente in Cape Verde

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Please note that although the beach is directly facing the property it is about a ten minute walk away over some dunes.


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Ocean View house in Sao Vicente
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Great house in an incredible location

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We (french family with 5 kids from 4 to 14) have spent wonderful holidays in Norte (Sao Vicente) in february 2016. The house in about 10 minutes by car or taxi from Mindelo (town from icon Cesaria Evora), just in front of the see, with incredible view but far away from mass tourism as you can see in the photos. The house is new, simple but beautiful, quiet. Karen who rents it is a very nice person which really gives you all the détails you need before your stay. There, you are welcome by Dislon, which speaks a few different langages (french, English...) and is a great guy as well. If you want to discover a great island but live far from big hotels... don't hesitate !

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Most facilities mentioned are available in Mindelo, a 15 drive from North Baia. You can reach Sao Vicente direct by flights from several European countries including Amsterdam, Paris and Lisbon Via TAP Portugal or Skyscanner . From London there is also a "nearly" direct flight via TAP Portugal with a stopover in Lisbon (sometimes it is a short stopover of only 1 or 2 hours. If not, TAP will allow you to stay overnight in Lisbon or for several night if preferred, on the same ticket. Lisbon is a nice city to visit and the airline will transfer your luggage for you). If booking on Skyscanner, make sure you click on dates where no prices are shown as they are available.

Alternatively, you can catch a flight from the UK or other European airports to Sal island in Cape Verde (Thomson or Thomas Cook or TUIFLY) and then catch a 35 minute from Sal to Sao Vicente island (Approx E100 £80 return via Binter Air ).The direct flights from Europe to Sao Vicente on certain days mean you do not have to stop at Sal or Praia. Other airlines are Fly Cabo Verde or Transavia or Tuifly Nl .


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

gbp100 security/damage deposit required. 25% deposit refundable up to 60 days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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