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Large Ocean facing villa with pool

The stunning views over the South Atlantic from the top terrace
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Very good
11 reviews
The stunning views over the South Atlantic from the top terrace
Partially covered, the top terrace has 360 views, a barbecue kitchen and bathroom
The kitchen on the top terrace has a barbecue oven, fridge, sink and all utensils.
The view from your house!!  Looking west from both terraces
The top terrace is a lovely place to dine at sunset
Take it easy in the hammocks on the top terrace
360 degree views of ocean, river and mountains
The rear of the property - showing walled gardens and swimming pool
The swimming pool is 3.5mx7m and 1m-2m deep - a lovely change from the beach
The pool bar - fridge, sink and barbecue oven - a full BBQ or just a cold beer in the pool!
Bedroom 1 - the master bedroom, ocean fronting with balcony, AC and ceiling fan.
The master bedroom has a queen sized bed with a good quality mattress
The view of the ocean from the master bedroom - go to sleep to the sound of the waves!
Bedroom 2, is a charming double bedroom next to the pool. It has AC, ceiling fan and en suite.
Bedroom 2 has a new double bed with good quality mattress
Looking out from Bedroom 2 towards the garden and pool
The en suite shower room for Bedroom 2
The middle terrace - on the cool side of the house
The middle terrace - facing South and the ocean
Sunset. The house enjoys beautiful light- sunrise, sunset and the clouds drifting over the mountains
The large ocean facing lounge can accommodate two real single beds if you need
The view from the large lounge  with its own ocean terrace
The lounge has a 100 volume reading library and an 80 dvd library, seating for 10, dining for 8
Our DVD library
Our new solid wood dining set, comfortably seats 6, possibly 8
Bedroom 3 - a comfortable double bed, ceiling fan and views over the mountains
The view from bedroom 3 - mountains and river
The main kitchen - styled with the original 70s tiles - now with brand new fridge/freezer
The North view from the kitchen
The West view from the kitchen
The view from the main bathroom, first floor
Main bathroom, first floor, large glass shower cubicle with ocean views, original 70s tiles
Enjoy the amazing stars here - particularly from the top terrace
The property is unusual to have walled gardens right on the ocean - now with gate onto beach
Breakfast laid out on the covered garden terrace
Almost a private beach. The beach is very quiet with a couple of beach bars, perfect for long walks!
The beach is an amazing coarse white sand -its really like lying on a bed of jewels!
The sea in front of the house is rough and refreshing!!  Safe swimming is 250m to the right
One of the wild visitors to the house! Also seen from the house - humpbacks, orcas, mantas, turtles.
Honeymoons or beach weddings. This house is perfect for that private, yet beautiful occasion
Owls, hummingbirds, penguins an many others come to visit! Cormorants, herons, kingfishers behind.
Rio, 'Cidade Maravilhosa' is only one (or 1.5) hours away by taxi or public transport
Pets welcome!. We have 2 dogs and 2 cats. They all live outside and are very friendly.
Stormie/ Naomi are good guard dogs but very friendly. when out put Stormie on a leash, Naomi is ok
Our two cats, Reggie and Ronnie - they live outside but are very friendly
The house backs on to a river, nice walks to the left and right of the house, return on the beach
The garden has direct access to the beach, you can use our beach furniture
Our beach is just as beautiful on a stormy day!
The sea in front of the house is dangerous for swimming but the bay 300m to the right is safer.
There are 3 or 4 nice beach bars to the right of the house towards the mountain
The food in the beach bars is simple and pretty good. Opening hours seem to be weather dependent!
Secure high walls surround the property. Parking within.
We look forward to warmly welcoming you!! We want you to love this house as we do
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro
A beautiful detached house within its own walled garden, right on the ocean front in a quiet fishing village one hour from downtown Rio de Janeiro. The villa is on 3 floors. The ground floor is set in a tranquil walled garden. The first and top floors have commanding views over the South Atlantic.The property is secluded within its own high walls and has gardens and a large swimming pool. The gardens around the pool at the rear and the front gardens are fully established. The accommodations are as follows - there are 3 separate bedrooms and the lounge with proper single beds - Master bedroom - first floor, ocean view terrace, AC and ceiling fan, queen bed with great mattress, large closet. Rear bedroom - first floor, mountain view, ceiling fan, double bed and large closet. Pool bedroom - Ground floor, opens onto garden terrace, double... Read more
About the Owner, Philip H
Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 6 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2014
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 12 reviews and 2 properties
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Let's just say - stay here if you want to reconnect with nature and chillax. It has a brilliant holiday tick list; there's a beautiful beach, crashing and musical waves, friendly and accommodating hosts (thank you Philip& Eduardo), amazing sun rises and sets, spacious and well- equipped accommodation, a swimming pool, a roof terrace, local shops, bars, glorious sunshine, a...

Management response:

Thanks so much Kim we are glad you had a great time. Thanks for taking the time for the really helpful tips on how we could make the experience better that you sent privately - I think we've put them all in place now!!!


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Anna S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Philip, from the initial booking to our arrival back home, your were in constant communication facilitating and accommodating our adventure to Brazil. Having your immediate feedback to our concerns allowed us to relax in preparation of our family vacation. Eduardo, your hospitality, attentiveness and concern for our family, Rose’s delicious churrasco and Eden’s patience in chauffeuring us to our Olympic...

Management response:

Thanks so much Anna. We loved hosting you and your delightful family at our home. So pleased that you had a great time!


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Luke M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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So my girldfiend and I just stayed at this property for 4 days on our way to Rio de janerio, the location was fantastic around an hours bus from Rio bus terminal 30 minutes in the taxi. However it is far enough aways from the bussy hustle and bustle of Rio to realy relax and chill out in privacy. The...

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Thanks a lot Luke - so glad you had a good time!


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
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20 Dec 2017 -
7 Jan 2018
Summer 17/18
1 night
  • Cleaning, 2 times: £50 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
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About the neighbourhood
Recanto de Itaipuacu is the nearest truly tranquil beach to the centre of the city of Rio. Recanto is a small fishing village with a good supermarket, beachside restaurants and bars.
The main attraction of this house is its stunning natural setting, the house almost seems to be IN the South Atlantic Ocean! At the rear of the property there is a canal with a very rich birdlife.
The village is quiet and peaceful. It is ideal for a group of friends or a family who want to be together in a tranquil retreat from the city life. Rio is not far away but the property is not recommended if people want to go into the city every day!
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Rio de Janeiro Airport (GIG): 45.0 km
There is a variety of road transportation between the village and Downtown Rio de Janeiro. Times vary considerably depending on the time of day, the mode of transport and the traffic. In average traffic it takes about 1.5 hours by bus and an hour by taxi (taxis are quite reasonable in Brazil). In the period leading up to the World Cup there were delays as the infrastructure was being upgraded for this event this may well be the case for the Olympics in 2016.
There is a luxury bus that goes directly from the village (the terminus) to downtown Rio and the tube - very comfortable, it takes about one and a half hours.
Our caseiro, Eden, is also a taxi driver and will do an airport transfer for you for RS 300. We strongly recommend this.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby.
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