Island House, Private Beach, European Charm, American Comfort
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Paraty house description
Three hours away from Rio de Janeiro and four hours from Sao Paulo airport. Splendid house, featured in leading architectural magazines and book (Dream Houses) for its style and charm, located on one of the 65 enchanting islands of Paraty Bay. Fifteen minutes away from Paraty, a heritage site where Nature and Culture meet the sea. Paraty is also famous for its history and crafts. Local traditions are displayed in events and festivals all year around, the most famous being FLIP (Paraty International Literary Festival). Paraty historic center is full of boutiques where unique clothes, jewelry and accessories can be found. Local food is a must. Original recipes include seafood and tropical fruits. On Araujo island the local tour provides an encounter with tropical plants and beaches, snack bars and small restaurants. Local people are friendly. English is spoken by the younger ones who are available to guide tours or share information and tales about the island and its people. Araujo island is the only one having a transportation service to mainland, a health center and a library. For guests who prefer to relax, the house has a private beach and is also special for its décor featuring artwork from all over the world. Ample and comfortable rooms, all with magnificent views, especially at sunrise, starry nights and full moon make the stay unforgettable. So do the meals prepared by the house cook. They include fish and seafood dishes with local fruit sauces, heart of palm and cheese pies, crab cakes, squids `a doré and creative appetizers. Boat rides to other islands, most of which contain safe swimming niches, scuba diving sites, delightful bars/restaurants and tracking opportunities even to clear waterfalls. For guests coming during the Winter season, a cosy fireplace and comfortable living room allow people to enjoy different forms of entertainment. Included in the rent are guardian/boatman, boat (8 people) and housekeeper/cook. English/French/Spanish information is available as needed.
Keywords: beach house on an island 15 min away from Paraty (heritage site), tracking, diving, swimming, boat rides, outstanding views, sunrise, starry nights, best place for relaxation nurtured by sea and birds sounds, artwork, exquisite food
- Vacation Rental
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Smoking Allowed
- Pets Considered
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 4.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Clothes Dryer
- Wood Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Mobile Phone
- Wireless Internet
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Beach View:
- Ocean View
- Mountain View
- Rock Climbing
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
- Eco Tourism
- Wildlife Viewing
- Massage Therapist
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A Magical Place But Not 4 Bedrooms
A Magical Place But Not 4 Bedrooms
Paraty and the Island House are an amazing and magical experience. This house is nothing short of exceptional. Rogeria was a real treasure and an excellent cook. She was always so pleasant and made excellent suggestions for meals. Adolpho always had the boat ready for trips to town or neighboring sites and easily accommodated the whims of six people. Sweet Anna arrived each morning with Rogeria and quietly cleaned the entire house. All three live on the island and walk the trails to get to the house each day. They could not have been better. The living areas both inside and out are so peaceful you don't want to leave. The outside dining area makes a movie set backdrop. The little cove that makes up the private beach was perfect. It was fun to watch it grow and disappear with the tide. The upstairs master bedroom in the main building with a huge deck and en suite bath had a comfortable bed and the ocean outside lulled you to sleep each night. Two other very comfortable bedrooms each with their own baths and deck were in a separate building up a stone path in lush greenery. Our problem came with the 4th bedroom which we needed for our party of two couples and two singles. The owner had told us it was under the house with the bathroom in the house. What she failed to mention was that the bed did not include a mattress. This bedroom is a storage room with a wood plank base and two one-inch pieces of foam rubber on top for a bed. While it may have worked for a child, it was not suitable for an adult. Consequently, one of us slept on the couch in the living room each night. Was it the worst thing that could have happened, absolutely not. But it was disturbing that the description was so blatantly misleading. This is not a 4 bedroom rental. We still had a wonderful stay and if we only needed 3 bedrooms would not hesitate to return. But do not expect 4 bedrooms with this rental.
- Guest Roger B.
- Date of stay 09/17/13
- Review Submitted 10/19/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you for the charming description of the house, the surroundings and the quality of the service received. We do everything to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable. We are are truly sorry that you were not happy with the fourth room. We have never had any complaints in the past. We will look into the mattress issue, to make sure this doesn't happen again in the future and that you come back to visit us in Paraty!"
Our family just spent 4 days here and loved every minute of it. It was so relaxing, beautiful and charming. The house is perched on the edge of the island with a gorgeous private dock leading up to it. The style throughout is so picturesque. Rogeria, the cook, was fabulous. We loved all of her meals and only ended up eating out one time. The boat driver was great, always ready to take us to remote beaches or into town. We can't wait to return someday! Thank you for a fabulous vacation. Just a note for parents with toddlers...there are no railings anywhere. It worked out fine for us, luckily our 3 year old sticks close. Also, the master bedroom is in the main house and the other 2 bedrooms/baths are in a guest house very close by. I only mention this so that parents know that you aren't all in the same house. We ended up staying in the guest house with the 2 youngest and we put the 2 oldest in the main house on their own. The property is very secluded and safe feeling though. We have 4 kids: 11, 9, 7 & 3 and it was a great fit for us.
- Guest Familyof6 (Sao Jose dos Campos)
- Date of stay 03/28/13
- Review Submitted 04/02/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Desconectados del Mundo y con el mejor servicio.
Desconectados del Mundo y con el mejor servicio.
La casa es sorprendente por su emplazamiento, ambiente, vistas, exuberancia del entorno, etc.; verdaderamente supera toda expectativa. A lo anterior se suma la inmejorable atención que brinda Rogeria, la cocinera, quien se preocupa de todos los detalles y tiene una excelente mano para la cocina. Sus platos locales son inolvidables y para que mencionar sus caipirinhas, que tomadas en la espectacular terraza resultan insuperables. Adauto, el capitán de lancha, tiene una amabilidad y paciencia infinita para llevarte a todas las playas cercanas imaginables. Junto a Vera, la mucama, todo el personal es extraordinariamente amable e hicieron de nuestras vacaciones en Ilha do Araújo una experiencia fantástica; un lugar para desconectarse de todo, disfrutar del clima, la playa, las belleza de Paraty, etc. Para quienes gusten de los lugares apartados del mundanal ruido, con toques de rusticidad, pero de una gran belleza y cercanía con la naturaleza, este es EL DESTINO. Sin duda, esperamos volver algún día.
- Guest victor (Viña del Mar, Chile)
- Date of stay 02/05/13
- Review Submitted 03/12/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children.
Perfect honeymoon trip
Perfect honeymoon trip
My wife and I decided to spend our honeymoon at this beautiful house in Paraty, and we could not have enjoyed it more. Everything about the house was perfect-the view, the accomodations, the cleanliness, everything. Maria Helena was the perfect host-she helped us arrange our transportation from Rio to the house, had the house stocked with food for us when we arrived, and was always available to help us decide what part of the area to explore next, and how to do it. Her help, including the cook and the boat driver, were fantastic. The food was amazing-so much so that we stopped eating at restaurants because it wasn't as good. The boat driver was extremely professional and very accomodating, all of which made our stay so much more than we could have asked for. In short, our stay far exceeded our expectations, and we would highly recommend this to anyone else thinking of spending time in the region. We hope to go back soon!
- Guest James C.
- Date of stay 10/13/12
- Review Submitted 11/05/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway, pet owners.
Owner response: We are very happy to have contributed to your honeymoon and we hope that you come again.
We had the pleasure of enjoying four wonderful days in this lovely property. There are many things that make it special. It is located in an island in harmonious coexistence with a privileged corner of the world. It is not another Villa for rent, it is a place that is obviously enjoyed by their owners who fortunately share paradise with two hard-to-find features: simplicity and good taste. Rogéria (the Cooker) and Adauto (the guardian/boatman) played a very important role to make a memorable experience of our time on Paraty.
- Guest Family Rocha (Mexico)
- Date of stay 07/31/12
- Review Submitted 09/01/12
Owner response: Hola Marco, mil gracias por la review. Se la agradezco y espero que mantengan en abierto una venida futura para probar también el rápido Internet wi-fi. Mucha suerte en tu bello país. Un abrazo, Maria Helena
cathy and rob
cathy and rob
we stayed at this beautiful home for 4 nights and celebrated our 26th anniversary. We spent many happy hours just gazing out at the sea from the lovely decks located throughout. The cook and housekeeper was welcoming and our boatman was the perfect host. He took us on daily trips to some of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen and returned us safely to enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Rogeria. This was everything the listing promised and more. We only hope we can return someday!
- Guest cathy (austin, texas)
- Date of stay 05/02/12
- Review Submitted 05/09/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
An "Artistic Dream House"!
An "Artistic Dream House"!
We spend 5 days and 4 nights in this "Lovely-Beautiful" House! The whole experience was absolutely incredible, with a beautiful green garden, from the cozy "fireplace" in the living-room to stepping straight out on a big terrace, where you can enjoy a great breakfast/lunch/dinner which has been prepared by Rogeria(our cook) and after you can relax in hammocks or sitting area!!! Anytime you want, Adauto(our boatsman) can take you to various beaches or take you shopping in Paraty for fresh "Seafood" as shrimps, squids or fish! Our kids(my son 7y, sisters: son 6y and daughter 9y) totally loved the place! My son said: " Mummy, I so love it here, I can live here!!!" Just a little tip, plan your trip to Paraty in spring/summer! We went there in june(20-24) and the sun-hours are few and the evenings little bit cold and humid. But we are "Swedes" and for us the temperature was fine! Please, come and enjoy!!! Cheers Linda with family
- Guest Linda (Rio de Janeiro)
- Date of stay 06/20/11
- Review Submitted 06/26/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.
Guest comment entered by owner
We had different Brazilian guests staying in March, April and May. All of them praised the beauty of the house and the various views that one can have from it. Some of them claimed that they were in Paradise, others that the scenery and the house service was so good that it felt like being in a soap opera. In late June we are having our first international guests...from Sweden!!!
- Guest Adriana, Julia, Eduardo
- Date of stay 03/04/11
- Review Submitted 06/11/11
Low season (May-November): 650/day Christmas, New Year and Carnaval: 800/day Other times: negotiable Low occupancy: negotia
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Brazilian who lived abroad for over half of her life and after living in the USA, Europe, Japan and Turkey decided to build her dream house in a dream spot. Deeply involved in local activities and community life including teaching of foreign languages.
Why the Owner Chose Paraty:
Come and check for yourself. You would also do it.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Full relaxation, intimacy with Nature, experiencing beauty at its utmost while having Paraty charm and cultural attractions available at a short ride.
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in peace with nature
main house suite/terrace
relaxing at the terrace
open kitchen/dining room
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