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Generously equipped seafront villa with lovely views across Murdeira Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,377 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 + 1 bed villa sleeps 7 , Murdeira Village, 10 mins from Sal airport

Comfortable two storey villa with three (plus one) bedrooms and two bathrooms both revamped in 2013. A real sun trap as close to the ocean as permitted. Solid wood abounds including teak garden furniture, oiled wood shutters, and all wood interior furniture - a mixture of new and antique. Oak kitchen with varnished oak work surface. It has been furnished and improved as a home for aesthetics, comfort and practicality. Each room is uniquely decorated. Swing in the hammock and listen to the breeze rustling the oleanders and palm, and to the birds twittering. At night the sound of crickets and the ocean under the bright stars give a feeling of peace, far from the madding crowds. The tourist town of Santa Maria is only 10 minutes by motor. The resort was designed by a Cape Verdean architect and the high ceilings and overhangs keep the interior temperature pleasant by natural means. Hotel, restaurant, swimming pool, tennis court, bar, basic grocery store, small beaches and coves for swimming and snorkeling on site.

We holidayed in this villa before we bought. We liked being so close to the ocean, the direct sea view, sunbathing on our own roof terrace, the sounds of the waves and the warmth and cosiness of the outside dining area at night. With windows on three sides, there's lots of light and natural ventilation to enjoy being indoors too. There is a small beach within about 80 metres, for swimming and snorkelling, sunbathing or picnic. You will often be the only people there. The whole complex has security, and you can wander around freely, day or night, and just enjoy the simple things in life at the ocean's edge.

An extensive inventory is available upon request, to make this villa your home for your stay in Sal. Normally there is some food and drink for you to use and replenish so you don't come to a totally empty house. We have shipped full containers of furniture, equipment and decorations which we chose for this house which was already furnished. All windows have insect netting and there are oiled mahogany wood shutters on both floors. Shutters add security as well as keep out the sun's heat. If there are things flying around netting is very useful.

The owners have been letting property in the UK and overseas for over thirty years, and letting a villa in Sal since 2005.

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Mrs Claire Ensor
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, English mother tongue
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Mrs Claire Ensor

The owners first came to Sal in 2005 having known about it for many years. We are British but have lived international lives. I was born in Scotland and my husband in India. We spend several winter months in Sal, much of which is spent on improving and maintaining the property. We have a house in London near Queen's Club and spend much of the summer on our boat with our two dogs (rescued from Cape Verde).

Mrs Claire Ensor purchased this villa in 2007

Why Mrs Claire Ensor chose Sal

We stayed in this villa for over two weeks before we bought it. It was the first time we had really enjoyed staying in self catering accommodation because it had a homely feel. During that time we paced out every nook and cranny in Murdeira and decided that this one was in a lovely location and already well equipped.

What makes this villa unique

Where else could you be so close to the sea? Glorious sea views and wonderful sunsets overlooking what we call the mini rock of Gibraltar (Monte Leon). Sound of the waves - sometimes you can feel them! Well laid out with sunny/shady spots and choice of temperatures. Possibility of outdoor living all day long. High ceilings make it cool and airy. Wood shutters control temperature and light whilst giving privacy and security.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sal in Cape Verde

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1377 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , with window
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , with window
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , outdoor, wash basin
  • Shower room 1, ground floor, between bedrooms. Shower room 2, first floor off principal bedroom, with washing machines. Both are exterior rooms with window, fully tiled with shower, basin, WC and wood shower mats, bathroom cabinet and mahogany shelves. Bathrooms were renovated in 2013. Outdoor shower and huge Belfast sink in 'well' area, ideal for after swimming in sea or gutting fish. This area is also useful for hanging up swimsuits, and storing any sports gear behind locked doors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • 7th person can be in extra room on first floor. Or it can be used as a study, as there is a desk. 3 bedrooms have fitted cupboards, chest of drawers, bedside tables, lamps, hairdryer, aircon (extra charge), fan, shutters, insect netting. Main bedroom 26 sq m has private bathroom, super king size bed, and balcony and seaviews through to roof terrace. One of the bedrooms on the ground floor has two single mattresses which can be made up as two singles or one super king, and the other has a super king size bed. Both downstairs bedrooms have a fridge, and one has DVD player with TV.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Sitting area accommodates 9 people on 2 futon sofas, 1 rattan chair and 1 three seater. Plentiful garden furniture includes several teak tables, chairs, steamers, chaise longues, bench, all with cushions. Hammock and rocking chair. There are several washing lines on the two service balconies on the first floor. Whilst we make every effort that the details in this advertisement are up to date, we cannot guarantee that this is the case. Please check with owner. Please refer to English text for most accurate information on the villa; the owner is not responsible for translations. There is a communal tennis court , and WIFI is available (payable locally).


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Generously equipped seafront villa with lovely views across Murdeira Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely week break in spring. It was snowing in the UK.

Comfortable Villa, all of the facilities we needed and more.

Great location, looking to the sea.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the villa and could just relax there without feeling the need to go anywhere! It was a pleasure to meet you all and see someone appreciate the rocking chair.
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Peaceful week in the sunshine

  • 5 of 5

The villa is spacious and pleasant. We sat on the roof a lot and looked at the sea. I went to swim every day in the sandy cove 100 m or so to the south of the villa; even when the waves looked scary in front of the villa, it was very quiet there. We came very well prepared thanks to Claire's instructions, and the wine and mineral water delivery on the day of arrival. The starter pack was very useful too. The little shop which is two streets behind the villa, next building to the hotel, has bread early in the morning (before 8). We bought wifi access from the reception; a warning - the access code is only valid for one device. Wifi signal at the villa is quite weak, not good for (voice) Skype calls for example. We went to make Skype calls and check email (we had to, for work) to the quiet spot just before the pool. Another warning - during our stay, there were several water stoppages, the longest was over 24 hours. There was a good supply of tap water in large containers at the villa (we never ran out, and of course refilled them after each stoppage), but it is worth bringing a washcloth or something and prepare to wash yourself from a basin... or hope that the water company gets its act together.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolut empfehlenswert - 2 Daumen hoch

  • 5 of 5

Wir, eine sechsköpfige Familie, 22-63 Jahren, aus Deutschland, verbrachten die Weihnachts-feiertage 2014 in diesem wunderbaren Haus direkt am Strand in einer bewachten Ferienhaus-, Hotelanlage mit Rezeption, Schwimmbad, Bar u. Restaurant. Im Vorfeld gab es von Claire, umfangreiche und wertvolle Information bzgl. der Ausstattung des Hauses, Freizeit-aktivitäten, Restauranttipps usw. Der email Kontakt mit Claire war super, sogar die Abholung vom Flughafen hatte sie für uns organisiert. Mit einem riesigen Starterpaket gefüllt mit Lebensmittel und anderen nützlichen Dingen für die ersten Tage vor Ort, das wirklich alles beinhaltete und vom Feinsten war, hat sie uns persönlich begrüßt. Alles war wie auf den Fotos und in der Ausstattung beschrieben. Die Küchenausstattung lässt wirklich keine Wünsche offen. Geschirr ist in ausreichender Menge und super Qualität vorhanden. Claire denkt an die kleinsten Annehmlichkeiten, wie Eiertransportschachtel, Eiswürfelbehälter, Fliegenklatsche, Kaffeemühle… usw. Die Bäder bieten viele Ablagemöglichkeiten und alles war blitzeblank. Die Schlafräume sind sehr großzügig mit viel Stauraum in den Schränken. Bettwäsche und Handtücher sind mehr als ausreichend vorhanden. Auf den Terrassen gibt es genügend bequeme Sitz- und Liegemöglichkeiten. Die Außendusche und das Waschbecken ist ein Segen für jeden Schnorchler,der Innenhof ist ein guter Platz fürs Barbecue.

Vom Haus aus zum kleinen sandigen Felsstrand, direkt vor dem Haus, gelangt man über einen Sandplatz, der hervorragend zum Boule spielen geeignet ist.. Die Strandküste ist abwechslungsreich und man kann lange Spaziergänge unternehmen ohne jemandem zu begegnen. Nach 7 Tagen hat Lydia das Haus und die Bäder grundgereinigt und die Bettwäsche gewechselt. Die Versorgung mit Lebensmitteln ist kein Problem, da der SuperMercado ca. 1min Fußweg vom Haus entfernt ist und in der Regel von 7:00 – 21.00 Uhr geöffnet hat und ein umfangreiches Sortiment, auch mit Tiefkühlware, bietet.

Aber auch in Santa Maria, ca. 10 min mit dem Auto oder Taxi gibt es gute Einkaufs-möglichkeiten. Wir waren meist im Cazu, der eine super Auswahl hat. Es gibt in Santa Maria, die Möglichkeit Ausflüge zu buchen. Wir hatten einen halbtägigen Segeltrip mit Henrik gebucht entlang der Küste und viel Wind und Spass dabei gehabt. Einen Mietwagen für 6 Personen für einen Tag konnten wir auch an der Hotelrezeption buchen. Alles in Allem war es eine großartige Auszeit, mit allem Komfort, den man sich wünschen kann.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastische vila voor hele familie

  • 5 of 5

Wij waren zeer te spreken over deze vila met uitizcht op zee. De vila bood voldoende ruimte voor de hele familie (2 stellen met ieder 1 kind - 9 en 13 jaar - en opa) en heeft verschillende terrasjes om uit de wind van de zon te genieten.

de vila is zeer ruim geequippeerd, echt alles was voorhanden (zelfs handdoeken).

Wel raad ik aan om een auto te huren want je bent voor boodschappen en restaurants vooral aangewezen op Santa Maria (ca. 15 km verder). Op het park is wel een restaurant en een minimarket (veel lege schappen) en dat was voor ons niet voldoende. Je kan ook met taxi's over het eiland, maar dat maakt je vakantie wel complexer. Wij hebben in Santa Maria een auto gehuurd maar dit kan ook via de eigenaar van de vila - mits op tijd aangegeven.

Met deze vila en een eigen auto was onze week op Sal super relaxt!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2013
  • Date of Stay: February 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hertfordshire, UK

Wonderful, peaceful holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

Just back from an idyllic week on Sal. This villa is the best we have stayed in anywhere - comfortable, spotlessly clean, equipped with everything you could think of. A choice of terraces so you could chase the sun or avoid it and a beautiful view of the sunset; tottering distance from the sea, with beaches to yourself.

We didn't hire a car, just used taxis which was great as Murdeira is only 10 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from Santa Maria, where on of our number had some very enjoyable scuba diving.

Our taxi driver took us shopping and helped us buy some wonderful fish which we barbequed back at the villa - great bbq and all tools provided.

There is a small, basic shop on the site where we bought bread; also a bar restaurant where we had supper on a couple of evenings - staffed by very friendly, accommodating people.

We met the owner of the villa, who happened to be in the area at the time - couldn't have been more pleasant or helpful, which we had sort of expected as she had arranged basic groceries for our arrival, and excellent pre-arrival information, detailing everything we needed to know.

We would happily recommend this villa to anyone as it is a delight - we had a lovely holiday and have only praise for the set-up.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2011
  • Date of Stay: January 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments. Over the last five years we have sent out 3 containers to make the villa more and more comfortable. Our taxi driver is a favourite with guests not just for his driving, but for his knowledge and kindness. It was a pleasure to meet you and see that you were having such fun, and thank you for looking out for the dog and reporting back on your return to the cold. We hope to see you again in Sal.
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Warsaw, Poland

Our first visit to Cabo Verde incl. scuba diving

  • 5 of 5

Excellent opportunity for those who dislike crowded hotels. Convenient location, both for island tour and to airport. Tranquility and independence granted. We have stayed one week, two families with 3 kids (7 pax.). You feel like at home, all needed facilities are inhouse. Very clean, but you have to watch for ants. don't leave food or waste outdoor. You can meet friendly people around and very simple but good cuisine. Excellent for outdoor activities like scuba diving (diving centre in Santa Maria), wind/kite surfing and biking

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2009
  • Date of Stay: January 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Sal International Airport (SID)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
By swimming pool at Murdeira
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
150 Miles
Sao Vicente Island
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Murdeira Resort
Nearest Beach
0.01 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Things to do: Murdeira. Stroll a few yards to swim from cove opposite villa or a little further to a sandy beach.

Walk or jog for miles up the empty shores. Climb Monte Leon. Swim or snorkel in the sea. Fish from the shore. Picnic in an undiscovered spot by the water. Swim in the pool, dine at the water's edge. Relax, watch the sea, listen to the ocean, birds and crickets, gaze at the stars. Unwind, read books, listen to music, sunbathe in the privacy of your own roof terrace or balcony. Wind surf or kite surf in Murdeira Bay. Espargos, see the real Cape Verdes, visit shops, grocery stores, restaurants, market, bars, bank, notary, solicitors. Santa Maria, tourist restaurants, hotels, diving, wind surfing, kite surfing, pubs, banks, hotels. Pedra de Lume, extinct volcano crater with salt lakes like the Dead Sea to bathe and roll in black mud. Burracona, volcanic caves and natural swimming pool. Palmeira a working fishing village. Occasionally whales come into Murdeira Bay. Turtles come to lay their eggs on Murdeira beaches from June onwards. You might even see one when you are snorkelling. Hire a car, a wonderful opportunity to escape off-road - there are many tracks to follow to remote beaches and vantage points, as well as to inland spots where the terrain changes so quickly, it must be a geographer/geologist's paradise. Watch the stars and planets by night due to low light pollution in the remote bay.

Other Activities: Kite surfing, quad biking, cycling, dinghy sailing, music festival

Golf: Nearest golf course is on Sao Vicente Island. It's a strange course, as it's all brown - the greens, the fairways and the roughs.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sal, Africa

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Autumn 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 10 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2018
11 Dec 2018 - 10 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2019
11 Jan 2019 - 1 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

each pet £10
Pet Fee £10

Fine Egyptian cotton sheets, bath and beach towels, table cloths, napkins from Peter Jones Sloane Squarare provided. The villa will be cleaned prior to your arrival, and then once per week . Air conditioning is additional cost, fans provided.

Comprehensive villa information, and free info guide for our guests. We can offer Cape Verde visas, book car hire, excursions and sports within Sal or day trips to other islands.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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