Porto Antigo Residence - Private Studio in Resort.

Entire apartment hosted by Cheryl

  1. 2 guests
  2. Studio
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Comfortable ground floor studio apt in sought after location with kitchenette, electric hob, microwave, small fridge, bathroom, 2 single beds, 2 lounge chairs, console table with chairs, large patio with outdoor furniture. Separate garden. Communal pool. We have two sun mattresses for your personal use on request. Mifi device, on loan on request.
From studio: Shops 2 mins walk. On-site security and security cameras. 1 min walk to nearest sandy beach. Studio does NOT have a sea view!

The space
Lovely corner apt with garden (garden which is slowly being developed as an additional relaxation area).
Although a studio, it is a generous size, enough to compartmentalise as follows:
Living: Two lounge chairs, sideboard with storage area, TV with USB port.
Kitchen: Console table and chairs, kettle, toaster, microwave, electric hob, under the counter fridge with small chiller box, cutlery, crockery, pots and pans.
Sleeping: Twin single beds, double wardrobe with drawers, bedside lamp, air conditioning, fan.
Note: We do not have a baby bed or travel cot.
Shower room: Toilet, sink, under cupboards, laundry basket, bidet and shower, hairdryer.
Entrance: Via patio. Two large windows, one used as sliding door.
Patio: Large patio area with table and chairs.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Beach access
Free on-street parking
Shared pool
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde

- You are situated in a resort within Santa Maria, the main tourist town on Sal.
- A quiet beach area is less than a minute's walk away from studio.
- Another beach area is situated within the resort, within the port area.
- After 4 mins walk you can reach the main Santa Maria beach which starts on the other side of the Hotel 'Odjo d'Agua. From here you have an uninterrupted view of the Santa Maria coastline, with beach restaurants, the pier, hotels, fishing and excursion boats bobbing in the waves.
- There are a number of water sports activities that can be booked through various licensed operators along the beach, we can provide contacts for some of those.
- The reception desk at the front of Porto Antigo Residence is NOT a reception for the resort. It is for a private company who just manage a number of apartments on the resort for some owners, not all. My studio is not managed by that Agency, my studio like a number of others in the Resort, is privately owned and let by owners. The reception does not deal with privately let apartments such as mine.
- I will provide contact details for any requests for the studio, during your stay.
- Near the 'reception' but across the road from the entrance to the resort, you have a small locally run mini market (food shop) called 'Mateus's'
- Next to the mini market you have Cam's Restaurant, on the other side of the mini Market is Kyle's American Diner.
- Next to the entrance of the resort is 'Porto Antigo Restaurant and, further along 'Sabores Livros Restaurant' ....... 20m further along and across the road, the famous 'Cape Fruit'.... some of these and other restaurants will close during the quieter periods but most will have free wifi.
- On exiting the resort from the reception, turn right and walk 400m along the road to Praia Antonio Sousa Beach, for the beach restaurants of 'Columbus' and 'Josh Angulo's' where you can relax with a cool beer or have a meal or use their sunbeds. Here you will also find wind, kite surf centre's and Eco Dive Centre.
- On exiting the Porto Antigo Resort from the reception, turn left and walk past the small local and African Market towards Ocean Café and The Plaza.
- On exiting the Porto Antigo Resort from the reception area (to access the main town and shopping areas) you can either turn left, or walk across the road (past the shop 'Mateus's and Kyle's Amerian Diner) and turn left, both will lead you to the main square (The Plaza) and shopping area, restaurants and bars of Santa Maria.
- From apt entrance gate, walk to the left, then immediately right and you will see a sandy beach area with sunbeds and palm shaded umbrellas. You can also walk along the beach to reach Columbus and Josh Angulo's.
- From apt entrance gate look right & walk past the archway entrance (on left leading to the pool and Porto Antigo beach) and continue along the path and you will reach Hotel Odho d'Agua, there is a continuation of the path which is public access route to and from the main Santa Maria beach where you will find more beach front restaurants, the pier and more hotels on the other side of pier.

Hosted by Cheryl

  1. Joined in February 2015
  • 61 Reviews
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British Expat living and working on Sal Island for last 15yrs. Enjoy: Socialising with friends and visitors here on Sal. Developing my two websites on Cape Verde. Developing my marriage blessing service. Keeping in touch with friends and familly in UK. Regular supplies being brought over of back bacon, richmond sausages, branston pickle and HP sauce and I'm grateful to those who bring them or other items such as clothes purchased online from well known chain stores in UK. Like to relax in evenings either with friends or on own.
British Expat living and working on Sal Island for last 15yrs. Enjoy: Socialising with friends and visitors here on Sal. Developing my two websites on Cape Verde. Developing my mar…

During your stay


Your holiday will be classed as 'flight only', not a 'package holiday'. In most cases for Europeans the process is simple (non Europeans, please check requirements before flying). Some nationals may be exempt from paying for a Visa, some will just have to pay the Airport Tax on entry. Some will need to pay both. On arrival at Passport Control you will need to queue to show your passport to the Police, those that don't have a pre-paid visa will be asked to pay 25 Euros for a tourist entry visa which currently covers you for a stay of up to 30 days. You will need to make your own inquiries as to what you will be expected to pay.

The airport layout has been re-designed. If you are aware that you do not have a pre-paid visa, ask a member of staff on entering the airport building, which queue you should stand in to get a visa.


Airport transfers can be arranged upon request to and from the airport. We require you to inform us of your departure airport, flight number and departure and arrival time for the day of your arrival on Sal, we also require details of your flight day departure from Sal. We use a few regular taxi drivers who speak English and Portuguese. They are also familiar as to where the apartment is situated within Porto Antigo 1 and if arranged in advance, we can provide the taxi driver with the key for the apartment and he will show you into the apartment with your cases. The cost for airport transfer and key and baggage assistance is slightly more than a normal taxi, but this service is better for the guests and myself, if I am unavailable to greet you or your flight is delayed and I can't be there.


Bedding and bathroom towels included at 'check in' (no beach towels).
Please note the only cleaning and laundry included is at the end of your stay upon 'check out'.
If you require any extra cleaning, new towels or bedding 'during your stay' then this can be provided for an extra charge.


We are willing to be flexible on 'Check out' time so long as there are no other guests arriving that day.
If there are new incoming guests the same day, the check out time will be 10.00am (depending on other guests arrival time, it could be later)

At the resort
- In most cases myself or a nominated person will be able to help with queries. Contact via email or phone.
- Some useful and helpful information is available on the 'Cape Verde Tips' website about, Santa Maria, Sal Island and Cape Verde.
- A folder will be left in the studio for you to browse through to obtain general information.
- A local phone can be made available (on request) for you to contact us.
We can also supply further information by email.
- Phone credit to top up your phone for a local sim is available from the local Mini Market or the Bakery, other shops too!

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Things to know

House rules

Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection

Cancellation policy