Loft full, magnificent view of the Bay of All Saints. Here you watch one of the most beautiful sunset of the city lying in a hammock. Ideal for a single traveler or couple wanting to live the local reality.
I'm living in São Paulo but I have this little studio in Salvador, Bahia, where I have lived for 18 years. It's a small loft ideal for a sinale or a couple, located in Dois de Julho, the central district in Salvador, 5 minutes walking to MAM (Bahia Modern Museum of Art) - you can swin at the small beach within the Park of Sculptures beside the Bahia Marina. Every Saturday at sunset has a jam session with local jazz bands, very good sound. You also can go to Pelourinho, 15 minutes walking - historic center night life, concerts and restaurants and either 15 minutes by bus / taxi to Porto da Barra, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world - calm seas, warm and transparent.
This loft consists of a mezzanine with double futon bed and fan (no air conditioner), bathroom, small kitchen to prepare breakfast and quick meals and veranda with an amazing view of the sea and the Bay of All Sants. Place is lush and sunny. The sunset takes place around 18 hours right in front, on our porch. A beautiful image that you can enjoy lying in a hammock. The location is ideal for a person or couple, travelers wanting a real sense of the city life.
Dois de Julho is an old and historic neighborhood, characterized by narrow streets, paved with old fashioned paving stones, baroque architecture mixed with modern architecture, dogs and children playing in front of their houses. You can walk quietly up to the Largo (one block from home) and will find a sort of restaurants of homemade food (good and cheap), small markets, a pharmacy, fruit and vegetable stands and bakeries. There are public transport buses to almost all other neighborhoods and taxi ranks as well.
WE DON'T HAVE WI-FI.
THERE ARE LAN HOUSES AT THE CORNER OF OUR STREET.
1º Treat this house as your home and take care of everything. No smoking inside the house, especially the bedroom. Smoking is only permitted on the balcony.
2º Please turn off the lights, the TV and fans when you leave it anywhere.
If you are looking for the perfect place to use as a base to see Salvador this is the one! Nestled in the streets of the real Salvador this place is truly an oasis. It's open plan with a stunning view over the marina and the breeze keeps you cool on really hot days. Pat is a wonderful host and takes good care of you with advice and suggestions. It's clean and the design of the place offers real charm and character. If this sounds like your thing don't wait. Book now.
This place truly was was a treat on my trip to Brazil, and it was a wonderful place to relax and watch the sunset in the hammock after a long day of walking, beaches and tours. There were a few ants the first day but they disappeared by the second day. I didn't have much trouble with mosquitoes either.
Pelourinho is about 20 minutes by foot. What I liked about the location was that it truly was a Brazilian home in a Brazilian neighbourhood. There are VERY few tourists to be found in this area (I think i was the only one!) but that's what makes this apartment unique. You can be one of the locals!
The only thing that was a bit unsettling was the neighbourhood at night. During the day is fine to walk around, but at night you should always take a taxi because this part of town is a little bit more rough. Also remember that there is no Wifi in the apartment.
Overall this AirBnb was AWESOME, Pat was a very attentive host and I would Definitely DEFINITELY come here again.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, Jessica! Yes, unfortunately Salvador is not a very safe city at night, especially for tourists and single women. Very unfortunately! So I always recommend taxi at night. On the internet in this neighborhood the signal is not very good. I had internet and paid dearly for it but was always in trouble with bad sign and so I canceled. There are Internet cafes close by. Thank you for your comment rich in detail. Again you were a great guest and will always be welcome!
The appartment looks pretty like on the photos and the view is breathtaking! Andrea was helpful, she gave us some advices before our arrival, where to go, restaurants etc. Unfortunaly we had some problems during our stay: the kitchen sink was blocked so dirty water was coming all over the floor.. we hope that now it is fixed for the next visitors! Also the bottle of gas had a loss of gas but someone came to fix it when we were there.
We didnt have any problems with mosquitoes, you just need to put spray on you and use the mosquitoes' net there!
....la casa es hermosa y muy bien ubicada, exelente la decaracion y la funionalidad, tiene una hermosa vista hacia la bahia y esta cerca del centro historico y de donde se desarrollan los carnavales. La recomiendo!!!!
A Pat foi uma ótima anfitriã, nos buscou próximo ao seu endereço, explicou tudo direitinho e nos deixou bem a vontade.
O loft é incrível, melhor do que nas fotos e descrição, vista para o mar de verdade, varanda agradável, tudo muito limpo e organizado.
A localização é ótima, próximo ao Centro Histórico, Pelourinho, MAM e o bairro apesar de parecer meio estranho no início surpreendeu a mim e a minha esposa, uma região residencial com crianças brincando nas vielas e becos até a noite, gente agradável e centro comercial próximo.
Recomendo a todos.
We spent around 10 days at Pat's place and we really enjoyed it. The handover of the keys and the logistics went smoothly and Pat is extremly helpful in addressing issues that might arise during the stay. I warmly recommend this place in a lively Bahian neighbourhood!
La casa es chica pero confortable. La vista es increible. Patricia muy amable, aunque no estaba en la ciudad.
Creo que el departamento tiene un problema y es que no está cerrado (no tiene ventanas, o donde están no tienen ningun tipo de vidrio), por lo tanto la convivencia con mosquitos es constante. Para dormir es imprescindible cubrirse con un velo ya que el repelente escompletamente insuficiente. Esto lo hace mas complicado aun para dos personas. Creo que no esta preparado para un minimo confort de dos personas.
Además las hormigas son un problema también, mucho mas dificil de solucionar.
Tampoco cuenta con una ventilacion en el dormitorio, solo un ventilador muy pequeño.
El barrio creo que es mejor de lo que parece. Es un centro típico de ciudad, donde hay muchas conexiones pero de noche se vacía. Hay algunos lugares por los que no es recomendable caminar, pero sin problemas para moverse acualquier lado.
En definitiva creo queel departamento esta bien, le falta mejorar la cama (o falta de ella) el colchón (solo cuenta condos colchonetas) y el tema mosquitos y hormigas.
Yo no lo recomendaría (de hecho me fui tres días antes) porque se hizo imposible dormir con hormigas y mosquitos.
La comunicación con el anfitrion es un problema también a considerar ante un imprevisto, ya que no cuenta con internet ni teléfono ni nadie disponible para solucionar. La zona no cuenta con ningun tipo de bar con wifi ni un telefono publico que ande, por eso es medio complicado para viajeros extrangeros.
Creo que con pocos cambios puede mejorar mucho, como una cama baja, colchon, ventilador acorde y un cerramiento para el dormitorio, además de un canal decomunicación directo.
Por ultimo, la vista es mejor incluso de lo que aparece en fotos.
PD: otras personas tienen llaves del departamento, que como no tiene timbre suelen entrar (señora de limpieza y vecinos que necesitan pasar por el departamento para ir a otras partes del edificio). Consultar bien que días y horarios pasarían para no tener sorpresas.
I think right that each guest can describe the impressions of where he spent days, nights experiencing the daily life of the place. I host the airbnb since 2013. I have here with this listing about 30 comments so far and have a good reputation telling a level assessments resulting in 4 stars which differs somewhat from his view, Mariano. Unfortunately what happens is that you can not always please everyone. Anyway, I appreciate your feedback and I'll provide the improvements that I think are necessary.
Currently I am dividing myself between Salvador and São Paulo, but I'm a carioca artist. I´ve being living in Salvador for 18 years and I love this place and people.
Love arts, photografy and music. I speak English and a little Italian.