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Villa 140 is the love result of CNN’s Anderson Cooper, a long term fan and habitué of Trancoso. The house was completed in 2016 and is already making waves as Trancoso’s most sought after private houses on the Quadrado. Built and styled by the same team responsible for the much hyped Uxua Hotel, the Villa has been featured on the cover of Architectural Digest Magazine and in Conde Nast Traveller Magazine as a great vacation home for those wanting more privacy while still being at the heart of Trancoso. Boasting an impressive collection of custom furniture made from reclaimed material such as old fishing boats, Pataxó indian crafts and handmade ceramics the house is heavy on styling while still being kitted out to the highest standards to afford a level of luxury that is offered by few homes on the Quadrado.

The Villa faces onto the iconic Sao Joao church that dominated the Quadrado and there are views from the terrace, dining room, living room and kitchen. Three independent suites are spaced out in separate structures so as to afford maximum privacy between guests and all the rooms are decorated with custom décor and antiques that will enchant even the most jaded traveler. The main part of the house features a fully equipped kitchen, shaded terrace, a living room and dining room, all of which are open plan to let in floods of natural light to the largely wooden structure.

There is loads of comfortable seating outdoors as the days are hot and sunny and socializing – laughter, food and drink - is best in the open. Guests gather around the casa’s barbecue, or whip up a snack (or your cook will) in outdoor kitchen and bar which nestles under a canopy of trees that are often filled with tropical birds and monkeys. There is a knock-out pool and jacuzzi that stretches to a backdrop of foliage of tropical forest that used to surround the village. A wooden deck wraps around the pool dotted with wooden sunbeds and sofas that makes another focal point during the day for caipirinhas, catching up on reading or for a doze after a hard day on the beach.

Villa 140 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.



• Custom kitchen and social area | outdoor veranda | well-equipped | Dining area | beautiful windows with views of the Quadrado.


Bungalow 1
Nestled under a canopy of trees in the garden.
• Bedroom 1: double 4-poster bed with mosquito net | ensuite bathroom | private living space | lounge area

Bungalow 2
Second independent bungalow
• Bedroom 2: Magnificent shapeshifter bed with mosquito net | ensuite bathroom | Private living space | lounge area | masterfully sculpted walls od earthen pau a picket

Tree House
•Bedroom 3: Beautiful wooden 4-poster bed with mosquito net | ensuite bathroom | made from reclaimed hardwoods of old Bahian farm | suspended above independent living are with its own bar, kitchen, and BBQ | Overlooking pool

• Covered living area • Tropical garden bordering atlantic rainforest • Swimming pool with hydromassage and overhanging swing • Barbeque and stone oven

Area description

As well as offering some of the best beaches in Northern Brazil, the Southern Bahian village 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 beach and ocean. In the evening everyone heads to the Quadrado to sip Caipirinhas and browse the shops and boutiques (including nearly all of Brazil's chicest designs).

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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Beach
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Maid Service
  • BBQ
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 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 fee.

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

  • A great option for those who are inspired by creative design. Very impressive collection of furniture made from reclaimed materials
  • Private as well as communal areas to enjoy both a quiet moment as well as the company of others .
  • Excellent location that overlooks the Quadrado
  • Knock out pool and hydro massage with night lights

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.

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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