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Sea View Penthouse, Boa Vista

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Estoril Beach
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
A stunning penthouse apartment on Boa Vista Island, with panoramic sea views, romantic and private. The property has been built using the colours and style of Portuguese colonial architecture, with a single central courtyard, typical of the colonial past, overlooked by romantic wooden balconies. A short stroll to the beach, beach restaurants and Sal Rei, and a short drive from the airport. Outside: large private terrace, with sea views, 4 large sofas, outside table and chairs etc. It hardly ever rains, so this is fantastic living space. A wonderful setting for a romantic holiday.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Not suitable for disabled guests because of stairs.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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Meet the host
Chris & Gail L
Hosting since October 2011
Languages spoken: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (14)
Daniel C
Daniel C
Locarno, Switzerland1 contribution
Haus auf dem Dach mit 360 Grad Rundblick
High Privacy Clean and. Comfortable Super Management with great service Safehaven due to security Calm Not expensive Poor wifi (only in the vicinity of thre meters satisfied) No Sat TV
Visited January 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written February 10, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

monica b
monica b
1 contribution
The apartment was the best part of the holiday
If you want sun, sea, sand and tranquillity, Boa Vista is the ideal place, and this Penthouse Apartment is the ideal base. It is run by really friendly, dedicated staff who will go out of their way to help you, to ensure that your stay is perfect. It is clean, well furnished, comfortable and has the most delightful 'terrace' with a corner table for a sunny breakfast, comfortable sofas and romantic lighting at night for wine and nibbles, loungers for sunbathing and good views of the beach and beyond.
Visited December 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written January 3, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AngelWind2014
AngelWind2014
Barcelona, Spain8 contributions
Great place for windsurfing in the European winter
We spent a week sailing on 4 tp 6 meters sails. Wind blows constant all day long and the spot is a playground with no choppy, good waves and nice people. Not crowded at all. And Casa Velha is the perfect place to stay. The penthouse is a dream come true and the ambiance and service is pretty good.
Visited February 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written February 20, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

DeBazin
DeBazin
Bourn, United Kingdom1 contribution
Very Relaxing
We had a lovely time staying at the penthouse. Walking distance to beach and town. Bed very comfortable. Lovely terrace. Very quiet and relaxing. Would definitely like to go back again. Staff are friendly and very helpful.
Visited December 2013
Written January 7, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

snus1965
snus1965
Lugano, Switzerland5 contributions
Relax allo stato puro
Un anno fa un amico mi disse: "quando passi da Boavista o ti innamori o ti annoi non c'è una via di mezzo". Beh io mi sono innamorata di questo angolo di paradiso e di Casa Vehla che ho oramai eletto …. il mio luogo ideale per ricaricare le batterie. Appartamento stupendo, spiaggia bellissima, lontano dal giri turistici tipo villaggio con 2'000 persone che ti parlano il mattino quando ancora non sei sveglio. Sembra di essere a casa. Ti alzi, bevi il tuo caffettino, due chiacchiere con le ragazze e con Cristina e via la giornata inizia. Spero che questo luogo mantenga il carattere e l'energia positiva che ha attualmente.
Visited November 2013 Traveled solo
Written November 6, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Karen E
Karen E
Brighton, United Kingdom6 contributions
pretty awful
Dirty no air con surrounded by half built apartments rubbish building materials and homeless people the apartment is as basic as you can get we like simple unfussy but this apartment is so basic and very much in need of some TLC
Visited October 2012
Written August 14, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
OldHome
OldHome
This review was shock to us, coming 9 months after these guests stayed. However, we remember that they arrived just a week after the freak torrential rain and floods on Boa Vista, when Casa Velha was surrounded by receding floodwaters. No wonder they have bad memories. Thankfully this disaster for the Island did not last long, the sun dried everything quickly and other guests love our penthouse....
Written August 15, 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

RamblingBears
RamblingBears
London, United Kingdom8 contributions
The great escape
We stayed in the penthouse in May 2013. The apartment is very well equipped and also beautifully decorated. The roof terrace is a dream! Casa Velha is a walking distance to a gorgeous beach and also a walking distance to the town centre. Chris and Gail have us a lot of useful tips prior to arrival re money, visas, etc. It was about 30C during our stay, but we didn’t actually need to turn the fan on as there was a nice breeze coming from the ocean. If you like fish there’s a great fish market on weekday mornings – we had the best tuna and grouper ever – fresh from the ocean. Local people are very nice and friendly. We hope to escape there again next year, only for more than just a week!
Visited May 2013 Traveled as a couple
Written May 29, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Liz A
Liz A
Perfect holiday location
Casa Velha Penthouse exceeded our expectations in every way. Well equipped, clean, and a superb location. Friendly helpful staff. Great advice beforehand from owners re. currency, etc. It is a perfect location. Close to local facilities for shopping, eating out, etc., and adjacent to the most beautiful beach. Also very short transfer from airport, so no wasted time in transit. The whole experience was magical, and one we definitely hope to repeat.
Visited February 2013 Traveled as a couple
Written March 3, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jennylou76
Jennylou76
Bournemouth, United Kingdom15 contributions
A real Haven to escape to
The Penthouse apartment is beautiful, we really felt we had escaped from life, great location, short walk to anywhere but out the way enough for it to be peaceful. The view from the bed is beautiful and on the roof terrace we felt like royalty! Amazing large space to chill out all to yourselves and watch the sunset. The beaches around the island are really spectacular and empty!!! Really do recommend hiring a 4x4 and getting off the beaten track. The apartment is also full of lots of information that was really useful for us to make the best of our time there.
Visited November 2012 Traveled as a couple
Written December 8, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Beate M
Beate M
Dresden, Germany1 contribution
Traum - Penthouse
Das Penthouse hat eine tolle riesige Terasse mit gepflegten Polstermöbeln, die uns jeden Tag bei einer leichten Brise Wind und warmen Temperaturen die Abende sehr gemütlich entspannen ließen. Ein DVD - Player sorgte für Musik und es gab jede Menge Leselektüre in Deutsh und in Englisch. Der Blick vom schönen Schlafzimmer ging direkt auf das Meer. In dem Penthouse war alles da, was man für die Selbstverpflegung braucht, ein großer Kühlschrank mit Gefrierfach, ein Herd mit Backofen und jegliches Küchenzubehör wie Töpfe, Toaster, Gläser, Besteck usw. Das Einzige was wir uns gewünscht hätten, im Informationsbuch auch ein paar Empfehlungen über Insel und die Stadt Sal Rei in Deutsch!
Visited October 2012 Traveled as a couple
Written October 25, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • Balcony
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
  • Hiking Trips
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About the neighborhood
Turtle Watching - Every year, from late May to September, more than 3,000 loggerhead turtles (Caretta) come ashore on Cape Verde´s beaches, particularly at Ervatao beach, the third most important loggerhead nesting site in the world. Whale Watching - organised half day tours are available to view these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Estoril Beach is situated just South of Sal Rei and is sheltered by the Ilheu de Sal Rei making it the calmest on the Island and ideal for families and the novice at surfing, kite-surfing, diving and watersports. There are a number of beach bars as well as the submarine diving centre and the Boa Vista Wind Club where you can obtain expert instruction in diving and wind-surfing. Sal Rei has over 20 restaurants to choose from with both local and european cuisine. Other activities include: whale-watching boat trips, horse riding, cycle hire, beach buggy hire, 4x4 hire, guided tours of the island, walking, Ultra Marathon
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Fly to Rabil (=Boa Vista International Airport) [BVC] - Casa Velha just 10 minutes from the airport. Airport transfers €20 per booking. Car hire not needed, although a 4x4 can be hired for day trips. There are always local taxis ('Aluguers') available.
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyHorse Riding NearbyWatersports Nearby
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  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Sea View Penthouse, Boa Vista

Sea View Penthouse, Boa Vista is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Sea View Penthouse, Boa Vista has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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