We booked this apartment in Santa Maria, Sal for two weeks, wanting a relaxing break in the sun.
Paolo, the owner, responded very promptly and helpfully offered to arrange a taxi from the airport to the apartment on arrival.
The apartment is in a quiet part of Santa Maria, where many locals live. It was clean and simply furnished and had a great sun terrace with views of the sea. It felt very safe and secure. There was a helpful information book and contacts within the building who could help supply food or do cleaning if required.
On two occasions the water supply went off briefly, but the owner responded quickly to our query and it was resolved very quickly.
There are some empty properties nearby and some building work going on but this was never problematic. It is not so perfectly manicured at this end of the town, but the price reflects this.
We enjoyed being admidst friendly local residents rather than holiday makers. It was an easy walk to the beaches...