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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
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Vila do Maio, Maio

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VMLOxford
Oxford
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Super villa ideally situated near coast and local restaurants”
Reviewed 25 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Super villa with wonderful views over sea. Villa has all basic equipment for self-catering and local shops very close. The property is well maintained and very clean. Infinity pool which is just behind property is also clean and very well maintained and has fantastic view over sea and bay. Easy walking distance of local restaurants which provide a mouthwatering array of fish and some meat dishes. The Maio people are friendly and helpful. The local contact for the villa also has all the information you require for local activities.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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ChrisB-TR...
Hastings, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Peace and quiet”
Reviewed 26 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

My wife and I spent 10 wonderful days in this villa.
It's within a small development of villas on a cliff overlooking the sea with a shared infinity pool.
Philip has kept it in great shape and has most of the essentials for a great relaxing holiday given the difficulties of sourcing anything other than food and drink on the island. It will shortly have a new shower fitment that we took out for him. It does however desperately need a BBQ for the barmy nights.
The main selling point of Maio is its isolation and that's the reason we went there. Imagine 5KM of totally unspoiled beach with not a soul to be found. Imagine sleeping out in the sand-dunes under the totally unpolluted sky full of stars, the sand is so warm that you only really need a groundsheet to keep the sand off you. Then there are the humpbacked whales that come so close to shore that you don't need a boat to view them. I think that'll give you the picture and if that's what you're looking for then I can't recommend this more highly.
It is a real pain to get to though mainly down to the chaotic schedules of TACV the local airline and their planes that seem to fly when the pilots decide to turn up. Even taking that into account you have to constantly check online for "schedule" changes. It's still worth the effort though for all the island's and the villa's benefits.

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Liked best: Peace and tranquility
Liked least: Travel to it
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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slitchfie...
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Beautifully appointed, well equipped and well designed.”
Reviewed 7 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The apartment couldn't be faulted. The owner has obviously responded to feedback from previous clients as everything I could have wanted was available. The garden was pretty and well maintained, All the applicances worked. The villa itself was well designed, airy and spacious. The complex is well maintained and such a great position for views and walking into town and going to the beach. For my teenager it was paradise, endless sunny days of fishing, swimming in the infinity pool, riding the surf on the beach and making local friends. Our neighbours in the complex were friendly and the staff at the complex very helpful. A great holiday. We didn't want to leave and will be going back. I am recommending it to everyone I know.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Teenagers
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CarlaBrig...
Brighton
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Comfortable house in scenic and peaceful location”
Reviewed 18 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Whilst this villa is on an island in the Cape Verde archipelago that requires a little more effort to reach than some, it is worth the journey when you get there. Set in a development of tasteful and well-managed villas complete with shared infinity pool and gorgeous sea views, this house is well-kept, excellently equipped and a peaceful haven which we settled quickly into and, after a week there, felt like we didn't want to leave. The only downside is the rather scruffy approach road which is a little strewn with rubble but the town is on your doorstep and Villa da Maio itself is a charming, cobbled street filled, sleepy place but with enough bars, restaurants and markets to keep you supplied with the essentials of life. The host (in the UK) and the managers were very caring and communicative and we were supplied with a plethora of tips and advice that were very useful. All-in-all a great place to stay if you like peace, relaxation and somewhere a little bit different.

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Liked best: The amount of space in the property, the garden and pool
Liked least: As mentioned, the approach road
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Breiteck
Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Another fabulous holiday in Maio”
Reviewed 11 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

This was my second - and I hope not my last - holiday in the property in Maio. The villa is very well appointed and in an excellent location between the small town centre of Vila do Maio and the beautiful beach of Ponta Preta (miles of lovely sand and almost deserted)

The villa is on a cliff top overlooking the Atlantic. The garden is beautiful and includes shady verandah as well as a sun terrace for sun worshipped.

I have not taken 'beach' holidays for many years, but Maio has coverted me and I will definitely return.

I complement the owner on the quality of the property and the quality of his service.

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Liked best: The villa, it's location and the garden
Liked least: Travel times!
Travelling group: Friends
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Jutta80
Cologne, Germany
1 review
“Beautiful Villa with wonderful view on the atlantic”
Reviewed 10 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

This well furnished Villa has a very beautiful and manicured garden with a wonderful view on the ocean. There were two comfortable sunbeds and a hammock - both with view to the atlantic. A generous living room with big glass windows, two sleeping rooms, one of them with view to the pool and the ocean too and two extra beds above the - full furnished - kitchen. The infinity pool was right beside the house, only some meters from the garden. From the pool you can step downstairs to a little beach. In a 10 minutes walk you can reach the city-beach, which is wide and a good place to snorkel or to have a drink or eat something at the beach. The village where you can buy everything you need is a 5 Minute walk away. There are a lot of restaurants (local, italien) within a 5-15 minutes walk distance too. A wonderful place to take a break from everyday life.

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Liked best: The beautiful view from the hammock and from the pool
Liked least: Leaving the island
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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stepvers
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Lovely holiday home”
Reviewed 30 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Me and my partner had a great time on Maio Island and in this holiday home. House is big, clean and equipped with al things necessary. Beach, shops and restaurants are within walking distance. Due to problems with the flight to Cape Verde we had to reschedule our stay, but owner Philip was very helpfull. Would recommend staying at Stella Maris to everyone.

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Liked best: Garden
Liked least: Nothing, it was perfect
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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