Tropical Loft Arraial d’Ajuda, Bahia, Brazil

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  • House
  • 5 BR
  • Sleeps 10
  • from € 460 nt
What we like about this property

Bringing a funky modern spirit to the jungle, we like the eclectic mix of exotic handcrafted art and design and the vintage modern detail here. Part urban loft, part tropical hideaway, you’ll want to grab a hammock and a caipirinha and kick back in style.

Description

Located on an exclusive cliff top with magical views of the Mata Atlantica, this Brazilian villa sits above the shore and just outside of the high spirited town of Arraial d’Ajuda.

Designed by local architect Carlos de Oliveira Rodrigues in close collaboration with the owner, the house combines the aesthetics of an urban loft with the rustic charm of the Brazilian jungle. The spacious open plan living room has high beamed ceilings constructed using rich Brazilian woods, white polished concrete and forty feet of French doors that open out to the veranda mounted on stilts overlooking incredible views of the rainforest. The extensive glass frontage floods the interiors with light and immerses you into the jungle. 

The furnishings and decor reflect the taste and travels of the owner with chairs and beds made from reclaimed rainforest hard woods, arts and crafts pieces by the popular Brazilian artist Toti, original 1960s movie posters alongside limited edition “Dean Freeman” prints, contemporary Turkish Kilim rug and cushions, Indian silk fabrics, African artifacts, Art deco lamps from Argentina, and hand-made designer Chrome fans from Gerbar in São Paulo.

The fully equipped self catering kitchen is perfect for preparing meals alfresco or you can opt for a private chef. The five en suite bedrooms are divided between floors with three on the ground floor and two on the upper, each with large private decks with hammocks for lounging. The pool sits below the house surrounded by lush tropical gardens and a pool house that features a kitchen, bar and BBQ perfect for entertaining.

Stylish and contemporary but with rustic charm and global appeal, this is the best of both worlds.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Local Portuguese and English speaking liason/concierge. Daily breakfast, daily maid service and optional laundry service. Wifi througout, 17 inch media unit with DVD player and extensive DVD movie collection, Bose iPod audio system, loan of local mobile phone if required — there is good reception for all international tri-band mobile phones. Optional spa and massage treatments available. Off street parking. Airport transfers available.

AROUND

Located along the eastern Bahian coast in the district of Porto Seguro belonging to the region known as Discovery Coast (Costa do Descobrimento), the historic village of Arraial d’Ajuda is a charming coastal town that was first made popular in the 1960s. The former fishing village is now a thriving international community with vibrant nightlife and cafes as well as long stretches of often deserted beaches. Just thirty minutes away, the village of Trancoso sits along the southern region of the coast along beautiful stretches of unspoiled shoreline. A former laid back hippy destination, the town is attracting a more jet set crowd of late but remains mellow. From the Quadrado, to the cobblestoned streets and candy colored houses, this bluff side village hums along at a dreamy pace. The nearby beaches of Praia do Espelho, Praia dos Nativos, Rio da Barra are to the north and Rio Verde, Itaquema and Ponta de Itapororoca are to the south.

LOCATION

Arraial d’Ajuda, Brazil. Nearest Airport: Porto Seguro (10 km)

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Tropical Loft

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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms5 En suite bedrooms
Bed TypeKing Size with Memory Foam Pillows on Four Poster Beds
KitchenFully equipped plus optional private chef
Bathrooms5 En suite bathrooms
AccommodateUp to 10 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Pet friendlyNo
RatesRates are €460 per night low season, €600 from Dec 18 - Jan 9 and Feb 26 - Mar 13
Minimum Stay3 Nights
ViewRainforest, Ocean
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Reviews

1 Review

  • Conde Nast Traveler, May 1, 2008

    “‘Too many hotels just dress a bed nicely to hide a cheap old mattress,’ says the celebrity photographer, who has spent much of his life struggling to sleep in so-called luxury hotels on the trail of the A-list. So when he bought Casa do Dean in Bahia, Brazil, a good night’s sleep was top of the agenda. ‘All the beds are custom-made, with high-quality mattresses shipped in, and there are black-out curtains, but in white for aesthetic reasons.’ He had a very specific vision for his property. ‘I wanted a New York-style loft but with a Brazilian touch,’ he says, and so he did every bit of the interior design himself, sourcing, quirky lamps in Buenos Aires, retro film posters in São Paulo and artworks from the local area.”

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