The SpaceThe Casa Tio Aldir is a two story house with a roof terrace, a garden and a garage.
On the ground floor there is the living room, as well as the kitchen, a separate toilet and shower and a bedroom with a kingsize bed. Upstairs there would be two more single bedrooms - one with an in room toilet, a conversation pit with sitting accomondations a balcony with a great view over the ocean and again a bathroom. Going up the stairs again, you will find a spacious roof terrace often used for morning workout routines.
Tio Aldir, a Capeverdean, who travelled the world and ended up emigrating to Europe in the late 1950's built this house with his very own hands. Even though your surroundings are very rural, you will find everything in the house -even if a little 90s- has European standard.
The kitchen is equipped with a gas stove, a fridge, coffee maker a.s.o..
All tableware can be used. Towels and sheets a.s.o. are included.
Please note that due to the weather there is always a possibility, that electric household appliances as well as even the house itself suffer from damage. In this case, just note us and we will try to replace or repare it asap. Meanwhile - well - be creative and welcome to Cabo Verde.
There is a television and a telephone, but they are not hooked up.
There is no WLAN and only minimum access to cellular network.
It is highly reccomended to enjoy the stillness.
In case of a longer stay all can be aquired, if needed. Guest AccessAfter parking your car in the garage, you are invited to feel all at home.
There is a small office locked though, where Tio Aldir has stored his private stuff. Interaction with GuestsThere is a housekeeper, who will clean and get everything ready for your stay, before you arrive. She will also welcome you and show you around.
During your stay, for an extra fee she will also clean weekly, if desired.
We also have a caboverdean travel agency at hand, that know the location as well as how to get around best and where to go. They are the ones to contact right away.
You can also contact me anytime. The NeighborhoodSantiago island is the biggest (991m2) and most densly populated islands of Cape Verde. It also inherits Cape Verdes capital Praia.
The Casa Tio Aldir is located at the east coast of Santiago in between the two cities Calheta de Sao Miguel and Pedra Badejo.
The drive from Praia airport takes up to aproximately 50min by car.
The 2nd biggest city of Santiago, Assomada, can be reached within 30min.
The historical Cidade Velha aproximately 1h15min.
A ride to Tarrafal, with its beautiful beach takes up to 50min. Getting AroundIt is stongly recommended to rent a car for this place to have maximum flexibility. You can leave it in the garage.
There are taxies in Santiago as well as the so called Hiace, that could be referred to as a bus. Other Things to NoteThe house has a gardener, who guards the house at night, when empty and looks after the garden now and then. He can also help, when there are technical problems or some construction work to do.
If you feel like working in the garden yourself, you are very well invited. He will give you a hand and he is always happy to share his experience.
This extends to when there are some minor maintainance work to do. The house will be brought back to life with you. Our goal is, to not let Tio Aldirs dream die. You can be part of this journey. It can be your dreamhouse too...