On a quiet stretch of coastline between the well-known Brazilian beaches of Muro Alto and Porto Galinhas sit Casas do Cupe, a set of beach houses designed by São Paulo-based architect studio MNMA.
Built in 2018, they’ve quickly become the darlings of design mags, and it’s pretty obvious why. The two homes offer a laid-back castaway vibe – palm trees, sea, sand and gently swaying hammocks. But they also have all the trappings of modernity – fully-equipped kitchens, luxurious bathrooms, wifi and cable.
Casa Coqueiral, named after a coconut grove, is a beautifully simple blend of contemporary minimalism and a lazy day at the beach. The white, open-plan structure, with its strong yet soft-edged lines, contrasts with the rough-hewn branch slats and palapa roofing, which cast dramatic shadows throughout the house.
We particularly like the luminous ochre foundation that extends through the house and into the garden. Other great features are the inset shelving cubes, the little rivers of pebbles separating spaces, the huge doorways and windows, the elegant wooden furnishings, and the very cool sunken living room.
With its two suites, this beach house rental in Brazil is great for a family or two couples. For larger groups, both beach houses can be rented together. To see Casa Lila, click here.