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Nestled amidst 3000 m² of tropical gardens, Villa 142 is a magical, woodland retreat with stunning views of the beach and ocean. Designed and decorated by Wilbert Das, UXUA’s creator, this private casa is Das’ latest interpretation of living in Trancoso. Just a few steps from the highly regarded UXUA Hotel and with UXUA standards and services, Villa 142 is positioned beside the whitewashed church right at the end of the historic Quadrado - the heart and soul of Trancoso. Hardly a secret to the well-heeled traveller, Condé Nast Traveller still deems Trancoso to be ‘Brazil’s best undiscovered beach town’ as late as 2016!

The beauty of Villa 142 is that it straddles both sides of Trancoso – the beach by day and the Quadrado’s candlelit scene by night. Accommodation is split between the main house (where there is one suite on each floor) and a pool-side cottage with two more suites. This layout provides guests independence, with the rest of the property given over to large social áreas where guests asemble;  large decks around the swimming pool, a sundown deck on the west side of the mainhouse for catching just the right light in the late afternoon, a low-key, rounded veranda, full of deep cushioned sofas and chairs with an outdoor fireplace at its center – used not so much for warming the air, but warming the mood. Open air dining and a covered pool table complete the set up.

The décor is simple, uncluttered and perfectly matches its exhuberant tropical settings with emphasis given to creating space and making the most of the garden and surrounding plant-life. Natural materials are everywhere: woollen and cow-skin rugs adorn the stone-tiled floors, and the beds are made from tree branches, draped with linen throws. There is a cool simplicity from the whitewash walls, mixed with warmth from the wooden-beamed peaked ceiling. Double doors open out to patio. The bathrooms are also constructed with natural materials to the point that even the showerheads are formed from jutting wooden blocks.

The kitchen is fully equipped for either creating some fantastic homemade dishes yourself, or having a local cook whip up something special. We can also stock it with a customised grocery shop before arrival. It has an open plan design and, like the rest of the property, has a rustic charm that harks back to the house’s original owner who was one of the early devotees to Trancoso. White walls and work surfaces are accessorized with vintage pots and pans and antique wooden furniture, which complement the stone flooring and give the area character.

The stunning pool is the second largest in the old town and tempts guests to linger at home even though the beach is just a 5 minute stroll away and the garden is the largest private garden of all of the houses that face the Quadrado. This blend of space, privacy and location mean the house works equally well for a family with kids as it would for a fashion shoot.

Villa 142 is offered with a full tropical breakfast, daily house keeping and concierge service. A good local cook is available on advance request. It is worth noting that the property is very popular and has limited availability so we recommend booking well in advance. There is secure parking available for those who want to have a cara t hand to explore the surrounding area (although renting a cari s by no means necessary).



• Two custom suites with beautiful king-sized 4 poster beds, one on each floor.
• Oceanic views from master bedroom
• Custom decor

• 2 Suites with 4-poster king sized beds.
• Custom decor

• Large covered terrace with a lounge and dining area | Fireplace | Snooker area
• 200 SQM Pool with loungers.
• Large private garden filled with tropical fauna and exotic birds
• Private parking

Area description

As well as offering some of the best beaches in the Northeastern Brazil, the Southern Bahian village of Trancoso has a very pretty colonial heart, set on a bluff overlooking the ocean. The large, grassy main square known as the Quadrado is surrounded by colorful native houses presided over by a small church, and has dazzling views of the beaches and ocean. In the evening everyone heads to the Quadrado to sip caipirinhas and browse the shops and boutiques (including nearly all of the chicest Brazilian designers).

The atmosphere is incredibly relaxed - flip-flops, open shirts and kaftans are the order of the day. However, many of the best know Brazilian film-makers, models, journalists, and singers are regulars at the bars and restaurants. It has begun to attract a sophisticated and international clientele, who come experience the authentic flavor of Brazil, enhanced by unpretentious restaurants, quaint hotels and stunning private houses.



  • Swimming Pool
  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Maid Service
  • Child Friendly
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms


Breakfast served in house.

Parking and daily housekeeping services.

Car rental | restaurant reservations | chef in Casa | bike rentals | horse rides | boat trips | Child-care services. Services have additional fe.

Private transfers with trusted drivers can be arranged from the Trancoso airport. Alternatively, there is an excellent private landing strip at Terravista, just 10 minutes away from the village, and helicopter and private plane charters can be arranged for an additional cost.

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.

Car hire is recommended, but not essential. Cars be can be rented locally in Trancoso and we are happy to help with these arrangements.

Best Bits

  • No other house in Trancoso offers such space and privacy.
  • Large swimming pool and great outdoor living space
  • Close to quadrado and ocean
  • Ideal for families

Bear in Mind

  • The quadrado gets busy and can be especially noisy at certain times of the year such as Reveillon (New Year) and Carnaval

Availability and Prices

Please contact us for the complete price list for the year or for a quote based on specific dates.

Minimum stay: 3 nights for High Season & Holidays, 5 nights for Carnival and 7 nights for New Year.

• Daily maid service
• Elaborate Bahian breakfast
• Fitness center and parking available on request and subject to availability
• Wi-fi
• Reserved sofa at UXUA beach lounge
• Airport transfers
• 10% UXUA service charge and 5% City tax

• Car hire (recommended)
• Food & beverages

• Availability & prices are subject to change & will be confirmed at the time a booking request is received
• Check-in: 3pm; Check-out: 12pm • Booking Policy: Full pre-payment of rates and taxes, non-refundable.
• Cancellation Policy: Uxua does not reimburse or refund the amount deposited to confirm a booking. Cancellation fee varies according to the reservation period and the balance, when existing, will be available as a credit toward a future accommodation within 180 days from the cancellation date.

Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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