After a long 4-hour bus trip down the Costa Verde from Rio to Paraty, we were ready to settle in and relax a bit. A short 10-min. R$15 cab ride from the bus station and we were in an unassuming residential neighborhood of Paraty, just north of the canal. Very quiet, down the road from a Waldorf School of all things. Open the door to Vivenda and welcome to a small bit of paradise! John has done an amazing job with the pousada. We rented one of the two bungalows on the other side of the pool from his house (with the double room attached). John let me pay 50% of the deposit via PayPal ahead of time, which was very handy so that I didn't have to obtain lots of reais to pay the remainder.
Lots of white and muted tones accent the entire property. The veranda where you have the delicious daily breakfast also has a hammock for lounging. Aside from the physical property itself, John is an amicable host with an abundance of energy. He is genuinely interested in making your stay in Paraty a memorable one, and he did just that. It also seemed like everyone knows John, at least in the expat community that comes to Paraty and never leaves! I wouldn't hesitate one second in booking a return to Vivenda.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE GUEST HOUSE Vivenda is situated in a quiet redidential neighbourhood and only a 10-15 munute walk along the riverside to the old town, or 5 minutes by car. Although not in the historical centre of Paraty, this has its advantages if you're looking for somewhere peaceful to relax. Our guest house is small and exclusive with only 2 double bungalows and a double suite, each facing the swimmimng pool and surrounded by a lush tropical garden,allowing the maximum in comfort and privacy. As a result we do not accept children as we feel they need more space to run around and enjoy themselves. Each room is light,comfortable and decorated with examples of local Brazilian crafts and folk art. the result is a rustic-chic style with exuberant tropical touches. To help you feel even more at home we have provided you with a collection of over 350 DVD'S to choose from as well as paperbacks, art books on Paraty and magazines to read while lounging on your veranda or by the pool. there is also free WiFi access. Our bungalows for a maximum of 2 guests, are spacious and very comfortable. Each covers an area of 42 sq meters including the veranda, facing the swimming pool and surrounded by the garden. They are equipped with a spring box King size bed or two singles if necessary, AC, ceiling fan, TV LCD, DVD player, hairdryer, Eco amenities by Natura, bath robes, a small living room area with armchairs and table. There is also a small kitchen area fully equipped with cutlery,crockery, a coffee maker, toaster and fridge for preparing snacks and salads that don't require cooking facilities. Breakfast is served on your own veranada every morning where you'll also find a hammock and wicker armachairs for relaxing. The suite also facing the pool, is attached to the main house with its own private entrance,full use of the veranda with hammock, wicker armchairs and where your breakfast is served every morning. Equipped with a spring box Queen size bed, en-suite bathroom, AC, ceiling fan,TV LCD, DVD player, hairdryer, Eco amenities by Natura and bath robes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Vivenda Paraty Hotel Paraty
- Vivenda Paraty Brazil