This house was built with love for me to live in so it is beautiful, comfortable and lived in. It is situated 10kms from the historical center of Paraty in a small condominium with only three houses. The feeling you have is that you are on an island but you are ten minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Paraty, by car or bus. The house has 4 bedrooms: 3 with double beds and the fourth, with a single bed. One of the rooms is large enough to accommodate children on a single bed/couch because it is like a small apartment. Of these rooms, 2 are suites (with independent bathrooms attached) and 2 share a common bathroom. I can host up to 8 people.There is a central terrace where one lives because of the cool breeze that comes from the sea and because of the amazing view. The living room, dining room and kitchen all open to each other. The beauty of this arrangement is that while a person cooks, the other people can keep him/her company by sitting at the bar which separates the kitchen from the dining room. There is a fireplace in the living room. And there is a wonderful deck where you can sunbathe, enjoy the superb view or have a candlelit dinner.
Outside, you can indulge in the “ofuro”, a japanese style jaccuzzi located in the garden with a magnificent view or cool yourself in the outside shower.
All the tableware and linen is lovely, lots of pans and utensils for you to cook a perfect meal! The bed linen is all 100%cotton. If you want someone to cook for you, it can be arranged with an extra cost. The caretaker comes by every day to see if you need anything and has a phone where she can be reached in case of necessity.
In the kitchen there are two refrigerators, a microwave oven and a conventional stove. There is a large laundry room with a washing machine, a drying machine and a freezer and lot’s of place to dry clothes and put away your luggage.
The house is located in between two beaches: the first one is a fisherman's community where you can find boats for rent, a fishmonger with fresh arrivals everyday, a small basic supermarket and a great restaurant right on the beach. Renting a boat is a must: the bay of Paraty is divine, scattered with tiny islands where you can stop in creeks to swim and snorkel.At least one day must be set aside for this. I can recommend a nice boat with a responsible fisherman captain. On the other side you have a small, tropical beach where you can swim. This little beach is very calm and safe therefore perfect for children. They are both walking distance since right below the condominium. The house is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation you can admire from the deck or enjoy by walking in the beautiful garden. If you are fond of birdwatching, you will love to sit on the deck at the end of the afternoon to watch the birds and the sunset. And the little monkeys that come around!
And when you get tired of all this peace and quiet you can go to Paraty!
Paraty is a colonial town with whitewashed walls and colorful doors and windows. You will love to wander in the cobblestone streets and hear a guide tell you all about the history of this 17th century town. It is full of small boutiques, charming bars and restaurants. You can also find a number of tourist companies that can take you to the waterfalls or to taste some “cachaça”, the local liquor, at a distillery. They will also help you find places to do kayaking, stand paddle or tree climbing. You can also rent bicycles.
With all this you can spend a marvelous time at my house! It is the perfect location for perfect vacations!
Welcome and have a wonderful time!