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2 BEDROOMS | 4 GUESTS | ITACARÉ, BAHIA
Situated just 12km from the famous beaches of the cool surfing town of Itacaré, the villa is a jungle hideaway with stunning views of the Contas River and Atlantic Ocean. The wooden house is built on a platform elevated 5m above the surrounding vegetation, which makes the best of the great views from the property while at the same time creating a degree of separation from the jungle in this uniquely open-plan house.
The hardwood deck which surrounds the swimming pool and thrusts out over the treetops is a real feature and guests tend to spend much of the day here, gazing out towards the ocean. For those who enjoy yoga, it is a unique space in which to practice and a yoga teacher can be arranged to come and give classes on request. Beach lovers can make it down to the ocean to any number of the most-loved beaches on this this stretch of the Bahian Coast in 15-20 minutes, and trips into town for dining, surfing or shopping are made all the more enjoyable via boat. It takes about 15 minutes along the river to Itacaré from the private pier on the property.
The house is spread over two floors and offers approximately 580m2 of accommodation. Sliding wooden doors can be pushed back to entirely open up the ground floor living space with the deck and that great view and the double height ceiling gives a light, airy feel to the kitchen, dining area (the table seats eight guests comfortably) and living area. The fully equipped kitchen is a focal point of the living area and suits those who like to cook or prepare meals together, and the cooking area is set amid a poured cement clock with a double sink, hob and food preparation area. Alternatively, we can provide a good local cook to prepare special lunches or dinners.
The bedrooms are split between the two floors with the master suite occupying the whole of the first floor. The master suite has a king-sized bed draped with a white muslin mosquito net, a veranda with sea and jungle views and a good-sized bathroom, and occupies the whole of the first floor under the apex of the point roof made of local piaçava palm thatch. The guest suite is on the second floor and has a queen-sized bed, again with a heavy white muslin mosquito net, large bathroom with a shower and tub and a veranda with jungle and ocean views.
The house has been built making use of the best of local traditional design and building techniques and all of the materials used in the construction were locally sourced. The furniture was designed especially for the property and the owners have achieved a stylish blend of modern design with traditional materials and labour, which works well in the space.
While the house is not suitable for children, it is an ideal hideaway for those wanting to surf or explore the incredible beaches in this part of the southern Bahian Coast.
In addition to daily maid service, a heavenly tropical breakfast is included each morning and massage, yoga and surf lessons and equipment hire can all be arranged at the villa for an extra charge.
Additional accommodation can be arranged for one more couple at the neighbouring Villa Itacaré.
The villa is best visited from September to May.
VILLA 43 ACCOMMODATION
• Open-plan fully stocked kitchen
• Dining room with 8-person table
• Open-plan living room
• Guest Suite: Queen-sized bed with mosquito net | ensuite bathroom
• Master Suite: Four poster king-sized bed with wrap around muslin netting | large ensuite bathroom | walk-in closet | ocean-view veranda
• Hardwood deck with 2 oversized wooden sun beds in front of the house
• Good-sized swimming pool
• Great views over the jungle and to the sea
• Private river pier with its own boat (river transfers available for a small extra charge to be paid locally)
“Bahia has 1,000km of coastline, and most of it looks like this. There are wild, empty bays and deserted islands; and though not private - no beach in Brazil is private - its beaches may as well be, because you can walk along them for hours and not see another soul. All along the coast you can find bright-eyed marmosets in the jungle, turtles on the sand, whales in the sea. And if other souls are what you seek, it has surf villages, candy-coloured colonial towns, chic resorts and beach bars where Hollywood stars and Brazilian models sip from coconuts. Bahia is where Brazilians go on holiday, and it is easy to see why. But for the rest of us, much of it is uncharted territory, its best beaches and places to stay remain well-kept secrets, hidden gems amid tropical greenery. You just have to know where to look.” - Laura Fowler, ‘Brazil’s Coolest Beaches’ Conde Nast Traveller
The pride of Itacaré is it’s two dozen-odd pristine beaches dotted up and down the coast near the town. Some are more accessible than others, but practically all look like they have been plucked from the pages of a glossy travel mag.
Surfing is Itacaré's main draw, as the calm, consistent breaks are a magnet for pros and novices alike, and we can arrange instruction for all levels of surfers (as well as equipment hire). SUPs and kayaks can also be rented locally.
“Itacaré town comes alive after the sun sets. Bahian restaurants serve up banana-leaf-blackened fish, and bartenders sling caipirinhas on the cobblestone streets, blending the rum-like cachaça with your choice of tropical fruit displayed in mounds on their wooden carts. The entire town can be traversed in half an hour by foot, and you can almost always find a capoeira demonstrations or a street samba parties (both Bahian inventions) by simply listening for the beat.” - Josh Eells, Men’s Journal
Temperatures range between 20C and 30C throughout the year and sometime reach +30C at the hottest times of the year. The water temperature is consistently between 24C and 27C.
The nearest airport is at Ilheus, 60km to the south, where car hire or private road transfers can easily be arranged to bring you to the villa. The town of Itacaré is 10 minutes from the villa by car and most beaches are within about a 15-minute drive.
- Swimming Pool
- Outdoor Seating
- Air Conditioning
- Maid Service
- Not Child Friendly
- 4 Guests
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
Daily maid service is included, and she will also make breakfast each morning. Security staff included during the day and night.
A good local cook and laundry service (for personal laundry) can all be provided at the house for extra charge.
TRANSFERS TO THE VILLA
Private transfers with trusted drivers can be arranged from the airport in Ilhéus to Kabru River, which takes about two hours.
PRE-ARRIVAL GROCERY SHOPPING
To make your arrival at the property as relaxing as possible, we suggest we stock the kitchen and fridges with a customized grocery shop prior to your trip. This means that you will arrive to a kitchen full of food, a fridge full of cold drinks and that the first meal can be served shortly after your arrival. As this is a Robinson Crusoe house, there will be a charge made to provide this service, which will be confirmed at the time of booking.
SURF and SUP
In addition to the villa staff we can also help arrange yoga classes and massages at the house, as well as surf instructors and the rental of surf and SUP equipment locally.
Bear in Mind
Availability and Prices
Please contact us for the complete price list for the year or for a quote based on specific dates.
Some properties have discounts available for smaller numbers of guests or couples.
FROM US$ 555 PER NIGHT
Minimum stay: 7 nights throughout the year, including New Year.
INCLUDED IN COST:
• Daily maid service
• Daily breakfast
• Security staff during the day and night
• Assistance of a concierge to help you book extra activities
• Domestic bills (except for telephone)
• Transfers to and from the villa
• Customized pre-arrival grocery shop
• Car hire (recommended)
• Additional staff (professional cooks, maids, babysitters, barmen, etc.)
• Laundry service
• Availability & prices are subject to change & will be confirmed at the time a booking request is received
• A one off US$ 300 booking fee is charged for all reservations
• A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure any booking, with the balance due no later than 60 days before the date of arrival. If the booking is made within 60 days of the date of arrival, then the full value of the rental is required
• Security deposit is usually 10% of the total amount of the booking (or a minimum of US$ 1,000) and should be paid with the balance. Usually it will be returned within 10 working days after departure if there are no damages or outstanding payments to be settled upon departure
• Full Terms & Conditions may be viewed here.