Recent South America reviews

  • Heaven on Earth, an absolute Paradise

    "Our expectations were already big but once we arrived we couldn't believe how wonderful the energy and the beauty of that place was! It was the perfect set for a dream family holiday (3 couples). The sea is calm and beautiful not to mention the hot water temperature__ you can just swim all day! There are giant turtles swimming around (they are absolutely harmless) and if you are lucky, you can see dolphins swimming right in front of the house! The sounds of the birds, bugs, sea etc is the best soundtrack you could have.. it only reinforces the feeling of being in a complete paradise.. ! Besides all the surrounding being super relaxing at nigh for some reason we all had super restful sleep! The house is super comfortable, practical and beautifully decorated. In the main house you have a open kitchen, living room and a beautiful dining table outside with breathtaking views. Upstairs is the main bedroom with a great toilet and shower overlooking the sea_ you will feel like being in a boat. In the other building (few steps from the main house) you have 2 suites, both beautiful and comfortable. Despite the location and house being perfect i believe the special touch comes from the amazing staff! Roberta, Jessica and Mr. Adauto. There made us all feel ultra special, spoiling us with the best food and desserts and making sure we had nothing to worry about! Mr. Adauto also took us fishing and anywhere you need to go, he will happily take you. We already miss them all! In the end of the day, if you are up for exploring, I would recommend the "jungle paths" right behind the house.. we can either go right and follow the path till a nice beach bar called "Tapera" or go left towards a more populated area with a bakery and a local bar with great "pasteis" and caipirinhas called "Tubarao". Make sure you visit the craftsman/ artist Amir house (near the church), he sells beautiful hand made wood boats and paintings. He also sells a very interesting book (which himself is the author) about "Ilha do Araujo" with beautiful illustrations. I would leave the rest for you to find.. i can only add__ WE ARE DEFINITELY ALL COMING BACK!! and hopefully very SOON! Thank you so much Maria Helena for all your help and for putting your amazing energy in every corner of that house! Also, SAULO is the best driver/ transfer you can find if you need a taxi, if you are coming from Rio, Sao Paulo etc.. Maria Helena kindly organised it for us."
    Guest: Maria A. Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: January 7, 2016
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  • Amazing Views

    "We recently stayed at this property this July and it was truly the most comfortable, relaxing part of our trip. We toured Ecuador for two weeks and Sergio the owner set up airport transfer for us. His condo has amazing views of the Quito and on a clear day you are able to see MT. Cotopaxi which is an active volcano and truly breathe taking. Taxi cabs are close by so moving around the city is effortlessly and the security guards on property are extremely helpful. There are various restaurants close by that allow for quick walks in the morning to get a good cup of coffee. The beds were soft and the condo was extremely clean. Since its located at the high up in the building it allows for a beautiful spacious terrace that allow for fresh air to circulate throughout the unit. There is a washer and dryer in the unit which was helpful since we had already been backpacking for a week before. I highly recommend this property to anyone traveling to Quito for its convince, comfort, and location. The owner was helpful and answered a lot of questions we had about Quito! We are planning on going back next year to hike Cotopaxi and there is no doubt my entire group will stay here again!"
    Guest: Patrick T. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 3, 2016
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  • Comfortable and spacious

    "Hamish is super friendly and prompt to reply to inquiries, questions and or concerns. The apartment is much larger than I had anticipated, the space is accentuated by high ceilings and proper lighting. It really sets the mood for a wonderful Buenos Aires visit. It would be hard to find such spectacular space with a central location for the price, take it from me (I have lived in Buenos Aires twice). I'd recommend this apartment to anyone and will make sure to book it in time for my next visit. Thank you Hamish!"
    Guest: Ricardo S. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 26, 2016
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