Very clean apartment, no problems as everything sorted out by Lee (owner) before we left the UK. Ideal location for everything on Sal. Close enough to walk to the beach(15min walk), 3 euros into Santa Maria by taxi.
Apartment has everything you need for your stay, 2 spacious bedrooms, 1 large bathroom and 1 shower room.
Would definitely recommend it to friends and family, will definitely use again next time we go back to Sal, Cape Verde.
Had a lovely relaxing break in Cape Verde. The apartment was clean and comfortable. The complex was quiet with lovely swimming pools, restaurant and shop. There was a minibus or plenty of available taxis to take you into Santa Maria which was only 5 mins away where there were many lovely restaurants, bars and shops.
Despite booking less than 24 hours before departure all went smoothly plus Lee arranged for me to be met at the airport for the transfer to the apartment which cost just 12 euros.
The apartment is bright, spacious and clean with a large full width south-facing balcony which gets the sun virtually all day with open views over to Santa Maria.
It is nicely furnished and fitted out though apart from a handful of DVD‘s there is not much in the way of entertainment so you should ensure you bring your own - incidentally I didn't see a single bookshop/seller in Santa Maria so bear this in mind if you like to read!
The apartment is on a large but very quiet (in February at least ) complex and whilst our blocks pool wasn't open I had the use of other pool areas a short stroll away.
The complex is a 20 minute flat walk into S. Maria but there is a free shuttle bus at set times and a taxi is just 4 euros and even less at 400 escudos.
One word of warning - as of mid-Feb the lift wasn't working so as the apartment is on the second floor the elderly etc may wish to check on this?
All in all - well pleased with the apartment and my visit to Sal!!
We spent a week over Christmas and New Year in Vila Verde. The apartment was amazing. Very spacious, beautifully presented - spotlessly clean and furnished to a high/modern standard. Exactly as shown in the pictures. The water pressure was NEVER an issue (as one person said). The shower was better than we have at home (and we have a very good shower!). The main balcony was a perfect spot for breakfast in the early morning sunshine.
Lee arranged a taxi for us from the airport which was fantastic and very good value for money. The driver was there waiting for us, with our apartment key and took us to the door of the apartment - it could not have been easier. Additionally, Lee had arranged for someone to pop round to see us on our 2nd day just to check that we were ok and had everything we needed. This was also much appreciated.
The resort itself is quiet and absolutely perfect if you're traveling with children who go to bed early! We met some people staying in apartments in town who were contending with live music and general street noise until the early hours. The pool right by our apartment was not open but this did not matter, the main pool of the resort is a 4 or 5 minute walk through beautiful grounds, and has a bar/cafe/restaurant which we loved and had lunch at every day. The food was excellent. The resort puts on a free minibus that goes in and out of town several times a day, which takes just a few minutes. The local town is small but good fun with a long long sandy beach (absolutely beautiful, fine and spotlessly clean sand), with heaps of restaurants and lovely places to have a cold drink on the beach. This end of the island is relatively sheltered from the winds in Cape Verde and so the sea is calm and more than swimming-friendly, even for children.
Overall, Cape Verde is an ideal winter sun destination - no jet lag from the UK/Europe, lovely people, beautiful weather, lovely beaches and the apartment in Villa Verde is the perfect base for your holiday. Clean, modern, set in incredibly well maintained grounds, close enough to town to be there in minutes, but far enough to escape the noise if you feel like an early night. Thanks a million Lee, we will be back!
Well what can I say, We have just arrived back , my children cried when they left.What a fantastic holiday we all had.The appartment was beautiful, everything that it says, spotlessly clean and all brand new.Lee was lovely , making contact all of the time to check that everything was perfect for us, and it was.Cannot wait to return to this idyllic spot.Thankyou Lee the host for making our dreams come true.
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