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“Vivenda lived up to its billing, and then some!”
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Vivenda Paraty
Ranked #2 of 322 Paraty B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 June 2011

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.

Room Tip: Book one of the two bungalows, it's worth it!
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2011

We stayed here for a couple of nights to celebrate my partner's 40th and had the most wonderful time. It was luxurious in every way and everything we could have wished for. John is the most perfect host, a lovely caring man who made us feel very welcome. The breakfast was a sheer joy with quality ingredients freshly prepared and brought to our private terrace. There were many delightful touches everywhere. John's attention to detail is fantastic. We cannot recommend Vivenda highly enough!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2011

I cant begin to tell you how beautifully John (the owner) has done up this pousada. There are painstaking details everywhere and the rooms rival a luxury five star !

Not too far (15 mt walk) from the town centre.

John is very helpful and friendly too. Highly recommended

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 April 2011

John couldn't be a nicer and more welcoming host. Our room, adjacent to the house, rather than one of the bungalows, was simply stunning. Beautiful White interiors and unbelievably clean, stylish, comfortable and sophisticated room. The bathroom was also all of the above. The breakfast included couldn't have been more delicious and beautifully presented, with a full range of teas, coffees, eggs, cakes, juices and fruits. We were very lucky to have discovered this gem!

  • Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed 3 April 2011

Having been to Brazil before and working in the travel business myself I can only repete what's been said: the perfect place and the perfect host. Definitely the best place we've ever been to in Brazil. Spacious, luxurious and immaculately clean rooms, beautifully decorated. Fantastic breakfast. Great pool to relax (surrounded by wonderful trees and plants) before taking an evening stroll through beautiful Paraty. Thank you very much, John, we only wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 March 2011

One thing my wife and I have learned in our travels is that you can almost never go wrong with an English expat host. Vivenda Pousada is everything you could hope for: warm hospitality, an immaculate property in a gorgeous setting, the best breakfast that we have had in 5 years of traveling together, and unique touches like the 400 volume DVD library that we utilized each night, and John's recommendations which we quickly learned were perfect. I really can't say enough good about this place. Thank you John!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2011

My husband and I recently enjoyed a two night stay at Vivenda Paraty. Upon arriving in Paraty, Vivenda is an easy walk from the bus station. Upon entering you walk through the garden & pool area to your room. What a wonderful site for tired eyes! We stayed in the smaller room – the bedroom attached to John’s home. It was small, but the high ceiling made it feel plenty spacious. And with all of the outdoor space, it was plenty of room. Everything is clean, immaculate and beautiful. Make sure you factor in time to relax by the pool or (like us) you’ll be regretting that you don’t have more time. John is a charming host and offers great suggestions for excursions, restaurants, and just about anything you need. He even has a vast DVD collection in case you want a quiet night in. To top it all off is the delicious breakfast served on your own private patio – a delicious assortment of breads, yogurt, fruit, eggs and more.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Vivenda Paraty

Address: Rua Beija Flor 9 | Cabore, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
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Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Paraty
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 322 B&Bs / Inns in Paraty
Price Range: £75 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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Vivenda Paraty Brazil

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