Whole house
1060 ft²
Sea view
Pets allowed
Swimming Pool
Free parking
Private bathroom

Featuring a year-round outdoor pool, Stella Maris Villa is a detached villa located in Vila do Maio. Guests benefit from terrace and a sun terrace.

The kitchen has an oven, a microwave and a toaster, as well as a coffee machine. Towels and bed linen are provided in this self-catering accommodation. There is a private bathroom with a bidet and shower.

An array of activities are offered in the area, such as snorkelling, windsurfing and diving. Maio airport is 15 minutes drive from the property. Regular connection flights from Praia airport to Maio airport take 15 minutes.

Stella Maris Villa has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 20 Apr 2016.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.3)

FREE parking!






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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

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Closest beaches
  • Biche Rocha Beach

    8.9 Fabulous beach
    500 yards from property
  • Praia de Ponta Preta

    9.0 Superb beach
    1,200 yards from property
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  • Could you please confirm that the prices are for private use of the entire villa?
    Hi Yes the prices are for the whole villa, which is for your private use only. Kind regards Philip
    Answered on 3 November 2021

Hosted by Philip and Roger

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Philip and Roger
*** It is not possible to book more than three months in advance on this site, so please contact us *** The private tropical garden with sun terrace has lovely views to the sea. A raised shade terrace has a table, chairs and hammock. The infinity pool is 20m from the garden with great views over the sea. During much of the year you can see whales and flying fish from the terrace. It is very quiet (no cars), just the sound of the waves. There is access to a small secluded beach about 50m from the villa, accessible by steps built into the cliff. A short walk through the village brings you to the long white sandy main beach. The house accommodates 6 people with 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, a mezzanine with 2 single beds, a bathroom, kitchen/dining area and large open plan living room. The kitchen has everything that is required for cooking and enough space to sit with two tables and eight chairs, one inside & one outside. Essentials for the start of your stay such as, water, soap, shower gel, washing up liquid, toilet paper are provided. The living area has 2 sofas, a double sofa bed, a smart TV & bluetooth sound system. There is now free wifi & a portable router (charges)
Hello my name is Philip and I live in the UK. I spend many months in Cape Verde and have been going since 2006. I have travelled throughout the islands and I know some wonderful places and have met some wonderful people. So if you have any questions or need any advice or contacts let me know. Roger has been going to Cape Verde since 2012 and has fallen in love with the country and now assists me with the holiday lettings. From cultural cities, soaring mountains, lush forests, desert plains through to miles of pristine beaches. Cape Verde is an amazingly diverse holiday destination... We are thoroughly passionate about the place, its people and its potential. If you haven’t been before, you must! If you have been, we are confident we can show you much more. Don’t hesitate to get in touch…
Vila do Maio is a mix of Portuguese and British colonial style buildings that spread up a small steep hill to a huge Baroque church. To the north of Maio you will find a magnificent 5km lagoon surrounded by lush vegetation. Located 25 km to the east of Santiago, the spectacular unspoilt beaches of Maio and terrain is similar to that found on Boa Vista and Sal although parts of the island have been heavily re-forested. With a population of just 4,000 and untouched by tourism, the small island of Maio is a great place to escape, relax and take in the scenic landscapes, lonely beaches and mature forests that only Maio can offer. Summer visitors may see some turtles on Maio's beaches and there are some interesting birds on the island, in particular rare sea birds in the north of the island. Despite its isolation Maio is a beautiful island to visit and the perfect place to enjoy long uninterrupted walks along the deserted beaches and salt pans.
Languages spoken: English,French
Property surroundings *
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Facilities of Stella Maris Villa
Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
WiFi is available in all areas and costs CVE 551 per 24 hours.
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Laptop safe
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Mosquito net
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Soundproofing
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Infinity pool
  • Pool with view
  • Salt-water pool
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Paid WiFi
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Snorkelling Off-site
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Pool view
  • Garden view
  • Sea view
Building characteristics
  • Detached
  • Airport drop off Additional charge
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
  • Car hire
  • Airport shuttle
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
Cleaning services
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Safety deposit box
Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

House rules Stella Maris Villa takes special requests - add in the next step!


15:00 - 20:00

You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.


08:00 - 11:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of CVE 11026.5 is required on arrival. That's about 86.61GBP. You should be reimbursed on check-out.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Cash only

This property only accepts cash payments.


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

The fine print

A new Tourist Tax is now payable by all adults over the age of 16. The cost is €2 per person per night to a maximum of 10 nights. This will be collected by the House Manager on arrival.

Entry & exit cleaning and laundry is included in the price.

Extra charges: If your stay is more than one week additional weekly cleaning and laundry can be arranged at a charge of €30, but must be requested with the house manager on arrival. Laundry for personal items is €8.5 for one wash (5kg) You may also add a number of different activities (diving, fishing, island tours, massage etc)

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Please inform Stella Maris Villa in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

A damage deposit of CVE 11026.5 is required on arrival. That's about 86.61GBP. You should be reimbursed on check-out.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.