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“A lovely villa in a stunning location”
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Garden
Pool sunset
Living room
Living room
View from Living room
Bedroom 1
View from bedroom 1
Kitchen
Terrace (shady)
Terrace (shady)
Pool
Pool
Local beach (50m)
Garden
Garden
Garden
Garden
Main beach
Main beach
Ponta Preta Beach (1000m)
Sea Pig
View from villa
View from villa
Fig tree
Planes after the rain
Cliff to left of villa
Second bedroom
Mezzanine & office
Mezzanine & office
Mezzanine beds
Mezzanine
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Vila do Maio, Maio

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Breiteck
Worthing, United Kingdom
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“A lovely villa in a stunning location”
Reviewed September 21, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

The booking process was straightforward and painless, and the service received was excellent. Getting to Maio can be a little tedious with the flights from Praia to Maio not always running to schedule.

We were met at the airport and taken to the villa. The villa is well appointed and has a very attractive garden. The location is stunning, sitting on top of cliffs, with views over the Atlantic and generally facing west, with beautiful sunsets. There is an infinity pool just a few meters from from the villa, which also overlooks the Atlantic.

Maio is not a sophisticated island and does not provide the entertainment that might be expected at a popular tourist resort, but there are good restaurants and well positioned bars on the main beach. Shops are not always well-stocked, so be prepared to 'make do' with the limited produce that is available. The shops are not always obvious as some consist of people selling from their front rooms. It is advisable to talk to the villa managers, who can help you locate things you may not otherwise find. The people are exceptionally friendly and will say hello or 'Ola' to you as you pass them. There is little traffic and there appears to be no crime and children run around the streets in a carefree manner.

The beaches are wonderful, with golden sand and you can walk for miles and not see anyone.

This villa makes the perfect destination for a 'get away from it all' holiday and can be well recommended.

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Netherlands
Reviewed April 4, 2012 for a stay in February 2012
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Vienna
Reviewed March 5, 2012 for a stay in February 2012
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Management Response
Mar 5, 2012
Dear Kathrin,

Thank you so much for taking the time to send in such a positive review, it will help us & also help others make a more informed choice.

It truly is the best part to know we have been able to provide a great holiday for someone.

We hope to see you in Maio again soon

Warmest wishes

Philip
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Canada
Reviewed December 27, 2011 for a stay in December 2011

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UK
Reviewed November 4, 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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London
Reviewed July 8, 2010 for a stay in March 2010
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 for a stay in April 2018
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Management Response
May 19, 2018
Hi Kerstin

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday.

Philip and Roger
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