Philip's hospitality is second to none, extremely efficient at communicating and organizing logistics. The home is airy, spacious and provides plenty of entertainment (pool/beach) and facilities to make one feel at home after a full month on Maio. Many thanks, Max
Maio is a lovely Island and we enjoyed our stay there very much. The house manager, Caro, was super helpful in all things large and small which made a big difference to us. Philip responds fast and thoughtfully and we felt that both were keen to give us a good experience. Thank you - we would love to come back.
This was a return visit to Maio island and Philip's lovely house in particular. The house is very comfortable and well equipped. The location is perfect - on top of the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and yet only five minutes was to the town and the nearest supermarket.
This is a perfect place for a peaceful, relaxing holiday. The salt-water swimming pool is just a few metres from the house and from the pool there is also access to the small private beach. The main beach is less than 10 mins walk away and on the beach Bar Tropikal is a iovely spot to sit and relax and enjoy good food and drink. The live music on Saturday evenings is great. A meal at Kulor Cafe is a must.
I can't wait to return.
Nice family-friendly and well equipped house. The house is basic, but has everything that you need and with enough place to fit all of us 6, it was great!
With the saltwater-pool and private beach just around the corner, it was perfect with our little 1-year old.
Caro the housemanager was very friendly and helpful with everything! From booking an island tour, to locating missing luggage, she was a great help! Philip and Roger were always available for any question and they booked us a private boat transfer to Maio, which worked out just perfect!
We had great vacations in Maio. The stella Maris village is very well located in Maio village and Philip's house is one of the best in the village, great view, nice garden, very well equipped.
We fully recommend to stay here to pass a few days or more in Maio !
We've stayed in many places, but this house was exceptional in many ways: Response to our inquiries was immediate and efficient. Organization of our arrival and departure was personalized and very professional.
The location perfect in a secured environment, an outstanding ocean view, local plants in a delightful garden, the opportunity of accessing directly down to the sea from the salt water swimming pool terrace.
A spotless well designed interior with a direct access to a paved terrace.
We recommend this house as a near to ideal rental property.
Stella Maris-Village is a good place to relax on the Island Maio.
Its in walking distance to Vilo do Maio, to the main-beach, to some restaurant with French- or Italian cooking.
Philip’s house is exactly as the pictures shows; to sit at the table outside, having lunch, or diner with for example fresh fish from the fisherman, in front of you a wonderful quiet garden and with a fantastic view to the sea, is great.
The house is for self-catering well equipped. It was clean and well cleaned-up once a week. The internet is very good.
Also fantastic is the saltwater-pool, nice to swim, and this private sandy-beach, very close to the house.
We recommend to rent a pickup-car to see the northern part of the Island.
Philip’s house is a place worthwhile to be there during travelling the Island Maio.
Thanks’ Philip for announcing and organising everything with a proper documentation and map where to go, what to find etc.
Regards, Daniel and family, Switzerland,
Mid February 17