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Holiday rental Villa, oceanfront Murdeira, Sal Island

Self catering or catered, Hibiscus House, 2 bedrooms

comfortable furniture sea view villa murdeira self catering villa sal

Cape Verde oceanfront holiday villa decorated and furnished by the owner with 2 beds, 2 baths, sleeps up to 5, with spacious 35 m2 reception room, 3 terraces including large sunny roof terrace facing ocean, with 83 sq m exterior space within a gated resort in Murdeira. No need to cook if you don't want to. Restaurant on site or hire a cook. 300 m from pool, bar, grocery store. 100 m from ocean and small sandy beach where you can swim or snorkel. Wonderful seaviews and sound of the waves, and a range of temperatures to choose from. Quiet. 10 mins airport transfer.

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This spacious privately-owned rental villa is in a very priviledged secluded position in the mature Murdeira Village, the first of its type to be built in the Cape Verde Islands. About 300 yards from the Murdeira's 31m pool, it is close, but out of earshot. In the front line, it looks directly out onto the turquoise Murdeira Bay and onto Monte Leon, Cape Verde's mini rock of Gibraltar. By having many windows on several sides and high ceilings, this holiday villa is very light, bright and spacious with lots of outdoor living space with a choice of temperatures - and the villa is naturally cooled. The indoor and outdoor furniture is wood, as are the shutters, and natural materials such as stone from Sal have been used as much as is practical. The villa suits those that like to get away from it all, without being away from everything. You can hear the sound of the ocean by day and night, even from your bed, yet have access to the island's capital or main tourist resort within 10 minutes. The bay is undeveloped to either side of the resort. It is an unique opportunity for guests to enjoy long beachside walks and swims or just enjoy outdoor living. To either side of the villa are private villas.

Villa to rent with 2 bedrooms - feel the space

Two double bedrooms with super king size beds. The sun streams into the bedrooms first thing in the morning. First floor: Principal bedroom with its own private bathroom with bath, glass door for shower, WC and basin, super king size bed with Vispring mattress, large fitted wardrobe and huge balcony to the east. Clock radio, safe, hairdryer and fan. To the west there is a landing leading to the front balcony and roof terrace overlooking the ocean, so you can hear and see the ocean from the bedroom. Ground floor: Double bedroom with super king size bed, shutters, hairdryer, fan, and shower room next door. Bed can be made up into two singles or king-size double; please advise at time of booking.

Bathrooms - 2

Ground floor: Shower room next to bedroom and living room. First floor: bathroom with a real bath with shower adjoining principal bedroom. One of the few places you can have a bath in the Cape Verdes. Also outside shower with huge shower head and sink. The sun streams into the bathrooms in the morning.

Fully equipped kitchen

Kettle, gas oven, gas hob (4 rings), fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, iron, ice cream maker, coffee machine, cafetiere, toaster, electric grill, electric hand held mixer, microwave, breadmaker, ice lolly moulds. Denby crockery (8 settings), cutlery, full range of kitchen tools, table linen, trays, picnic crockery and keep cold bag. Extensive inventory upon request.

Dining/living inside

Dining table for four at a table in the large open plan reception room. The seating area is near the window by the front patio. Two comfortable futons from Notting Hill with thick mattresses; a two-seater,and a three-seater. Plus a 3 seater sofa, making seating for 8. With two French windows, the high ceiling, the unencumbered sea views, and the door window to the roof terrace on the first floor, the room is very light and airy. Oiled wood shutters on both French windows. The futons with their cushions add bright splashes of colour. The sun streams into the sitting room in the afternoon, and in the morning the sun shines in through the side door and the bathroom window..

Indoor Entertainment

19" LCD TV with built in DVD, Denon CD player and radio, portable radio/CD player (some CDs provided, bring your own or buy some locally - the music is great!),Cable Sony TV with DVD player in main bedroom, board games, books, card, CDs and DVDs.

Outside areas designed and equipped for outdoor living - each one a different temperature

Large patio and terrace facing west on ground level. Outdoor table with parasol which seats four in comfortable rattan chairs with arms just outside sitting room French doors. Outside shaded dining "room" to the side of the house with one "wall" made of oiled mahogany with two doors to regulate air flow. The wood adds warm hues and the walls are decorated with ornaments. An oval table from Harrods with 8 chairs, and a low oak table. Two chaise longues with mattresses for use on downstairs patio. Outside quintal area behind the wood wall is a useful outdoor space for storing sports equipment, with washing lines with pegs, outside shower with huge shower head and outdoor sink and work surface (very useful for chopping up fresh fish). Store room with washing machine etc. Stainless barbecue on wheels. Or use the electric grill and plug it in to power in outside dining room or roof terrace.

Teak rocking chair and double hammock.

On first floor, huge sunny roof terrace, with panoramic views across Murdeira bay, with two teak benches and teak table. Two teak chaise longues with mattresses. Round teak table and four chairs.

Flower beds with hibiscus, coconut palm, oleander, aloe, cactus, papaya and a fledgling bougainvillea. Large balcony outside bedroom on first floor with teak table and 4 chairs.

To make things comfortable

Egyptian cotton sheets, bath towels and beach towels are provided. Central heating is not needed as the climate is warm all year round. Because of the tropical Cape Verdean design with high ceilings and good air flow, the villa is environmentally cooled. 3 fans are provided just in case. All windows have insect netting. There are oiled mahogany shutters on all external doors.

Changeover days

Flexible. Villa rentals run from 15:00 arrival to 10:00 departure on changeover day.

Sports equipment and other "fun" items

Two body boards. Folding lobster pot. Boules, skittle set. 2 sets of flippers and snorkels. Outdoor tent, wind screen, ball, lilo, fold up beach mats, frisby.


Children over 7 welcome, wheelchair access, suitable for elderly. Due to the design of the staircase and balcony, it is not suitable for babies and small children. Non smokers only.


The resort was built some nine years ago and is well established with mains water, its own water storage tanks, electricity generators, roads, security and infrastructure. The villa was the first on Sal to be purchased by British people, and has been owned and let, maintained and improved by them for five years.

Cape Verde Jetaway's comment

Villas in the Cape Verdes are for those customers experienced in self catering and are independent and resourceful. If you would like everything to be laid on, like in a 5 star hotel, it would be better to stay in a hotel outside the Cape Verde Islands as there are no 5 star hotels by international standards. Because the islands are in the Tropics it is not uncommon to find the odd ant or cockroach, but these are easily removed with the right spray. Shopping is much more primitive than other places, and can be fun, but time consuming as there is no Waitrose, and items can run out if they have to be imported. If you enjoy buying fish direct from the jetty, and nosing round in tiny stores and finding the vegetable market, and being somewhere entirely different, you should be in for a great time. Ask us about starter pack, wine/beer delivery to the villa, excursions within Sal and to other islands, car hire, taxi transfers and a shopping trip.

Whilst a hire car is not essential as there are taxis and buses (not expensive), a car hire is a bonus because you can come and go exactly when you wish, and visit parts of the island that are hard to reach.

Have a picnic on the Murdeira beach

Only 100 yards away are a variety of little beaches where you can swim/snorkel, which you can often have to yourself. There are no private beaches in the Cape Verde Islands, but these are as good as it gets, and people have been known to be quite cross if someone else arrives! Pack up a few bottles from the fridge and enjoy life at the ocean's edge. (Picnic crockery and keep cool bag provided). For those wishing to catch supper, pack a rod as the fish are plentiful if you know how to catch them ( instructions provided !).

Restaurants near the villa

The closest restaurant is within Murdeira, at the water's edge near the swimming pool. There is a wide choice of restaurants in Santa Maria (10 mins by taxi, bus, car), or Espargos (10 mins by taxi, bus, car), or Palmeira (20 mins by taxi, buses, car), or Pedra de Lume (15 mins by taxi, car).

Comments from villa guests

Well, back at work and dreaming of sun, sand & sea: we had a really great time - everything certainly met and exceeded our expectations! the villa was delightful - a real home from home - and was spotlessly clean when we arrived. We will certainly be recommending the villa to all our friends so hopefully you'll get a couple of extra bookings!! We are now converts to the Cape Verde lifestyle - and very envious of your lovely home in the sun!! A from Kent.

I loved the hammock with my book. Beautifully equipped. Your villa is better equipped than our house. S from Reading

We had a fab time in Sal, the villa was perfect for us! J from IOM

The villa has a lovely feel about it - very clean and well organised - very well stocked - high standard of furniture and crockery. D from Chesham

We had a lovely time in Sal, the accommodation was fantastic. The holiday was really different - as you said in the literature. It reminded us of a island off the west coast of Scotland but with fantastic weather!!! Bleak landscape but a small and very friendly community! We loved the minibus thing - great value and we found that if you stood by the roundabout we were often picked up for free as hitch hikers! K from Inverness.

We really enjoyed your house, large rooms, large terraces, nice furniture (teak on the roof terrace, futons etc). Beautiful view and very calm ... exactly what we were looking for! E from Belgium.

First class, clean, tidy, well organised. Two bathrooms were great, views good, quiet spot. Very functional, cooking stuff good.

The house instruction notes - these were far the best we have ever had. M from Glos.

We really enjoyed our stay at your villa, everything was excellent. Should you want to use us as a reference to any potential clients wanting to rent the Villa we would be delighted to provide some very positive feed back. I from Cleveland.

We had a great time, the house was ideal for us, the beaches were lovely, and the meals at the restaurant were tasty and good value. J from Straford upon Avon.

Still wish our stay on Sal had been longer!!! We loved your villa and had a wonderful time - very peaceful and relaxing. Nice to get away from everything. D from Bexhill on Sea

We both had a great time. The villa is beautiful, great space and equipped with everything we needed. H from Cork

Perfect, just what we wanted. If found it amazing, it was nice to see Sal like that. My little boy loved it. So peaceful and lovely. We found plenty to do. C from St Neots

Things to do nearby

In addition to the restaurant by the swimming pool and ocean in Murdeira, there is a bar right at the water's edge. On the island, there are many restaurants and bars - many have open air dining, some are right on the beach, or even built out into the sea. Read more about what you can do from Murdeira.

Guide Prices

Prices are in £ sterling, for the accommodation, or accommodation and car rental. Divide by the number of people to get a price per person.

Departures on



1 May 2011 - 17 July 2011





8 Jan 2011 - 8 Dec 2011

8 Jan 2011 - 1 May 2011

18 Jul 2011 - 17 Dec 2011

December 18 2011 - 7 Jan 2012

Number of nights rental
Price for villa £ 490 £ 1000 £ 590 £ 1200 £ 890 £ 1800
Villa and car hire £ £ £ £ £ £

Villa available for minimum 7 nights. Changeover day by negotiation. All prices subject to change.

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