Casa Paraiso is a very special place overlooking the bay of Paraty, 5 min drive away from the old colonial town of Paraty. Its two terraces, BBQ and stunning views have been designed to offer ultimate relaxation in between the sea, the lush forest and the mountains !
Nestled in the hill side with stunning views overlooking the sea and the surrounding mountains this house will immerse you in peace, relaxation and a warm, friendly local community. Spend a relaxing evening sipping the local Brazilian drink Caipirinha on the decked terrace whilst enjoying your own home cooked churrasco (barbecue) with the famous local beef Picanha. Or spend your day lazing on the second top terrace soaking up the Brazilian sunshine reading your favourite book. This house has plenty of space with a living room and sofa bed, American style kitchen, a bathroom featuring a big window overlooking the sea, two good sized double bedrooms with double beds and a single bed, one with sea view, the other with garden view, decked area overlooking the sea with hammocks, table and chairs and barbecue area and a terrace area on the top with amazing views of the bay of Paraty. The Historic Town of Paraty is a 5 minute drive away where you will find a great range of restaurants, bars and shops.
Some of the many great things to do in the area:
==> Spend the day lazing on the beach and eating fresh seafood at Barra do Corumbe (beach down the hill from the house !)
==> Kayaking in the Jabaquara Mangroves (5 minutes drive from the house)
==> Chill on Praia Grande, Prainha and Ilha do Araujo, some of the most beautiful beaches in the area (few minutes drive from the house)
==> Visit Cachacaria Maria Izabel (little farm where the drink is produced) and spend the day relaxing at Rosa Beach (one of my favorites in all Paraty, few minutes drive from the house)
==> Explore the Graúna Region (its lush, waterfalls and rural villages (within 5 - 10 minutes drive from the house)
==> Biking or hiking to the Corisco village and its amazing waterfalls (10 minutes drive from the house)
==> Shop craft, enjoy a drink in the charming colonial town and why not take a boat trip from there ! (5-10 minutes drive from the house)
==> Going beyond the Paraty area and go explore Trindade (the Ocean side) with its amazing natural pools and surfing spots (45 minutes drive from the house, great for a day trip)
This is just a glance of all there is to offer in the area ! Every time I come back to Paraty, I discover new hidden spots and amazing places.
Please be aware that you will need a car for this property but the views and peace make it well worth it!
We had a great stay. The house is nicely furbished and decorated and the view is great. What a pleasure to enjoy the sea and mountains view from the breakfast until the sunset !
The house offers all what is necessary to have a confortable and relaxing stay, including airconditionned which is vital with almost 40 degrees outside (in february).
People of the area are very friendly (+ no problem of unsafety). And the area is very nice, Parati is great though very touristic, we could change of beach almost every day and the must is to go by boat discovering the beaches of the innumerable islands of the area (we recommend leaving from Praia grande with Leonardo !).
Hopefully we will go back !
Nossa estadia na casa foi ótima!
Casa muito gostosa, arrumada, aconchegante, totalmente equipada e com uma vista espetacular!
Passamos momentos muito agradáveis lá.
Era incrível acordar e ver o nascer do sol na baia de Paraty. Não tem como não relaxar em um lugar assim.
Denis, que cuida da casa, também foi muito atencioso.
Sentiremos saudades desse lugar. Voltaremos em breve!
Loved this place - the view was phenomenal and everything worked well (shower, grill, kitchen, AC etc). It is about 8 minutes by car outside Paraty which is nice and relaxing but you can still go hit the town a bit. You definitely need a car to stay here and I would suggest one with some umpf since the drive up the hill can offer challenges to certain manual rental cars. I sadly did not meet Julien but his friend met us at the late hour of our arrival to escort us up to the house. Fantastic experience. Definitely recommend. Bring bug spray!
NB: there was a very friendly dog hanging out when we were there. No problems but if you are allergic it's something to consider.
Amazing house with amazing view!
We enjoyed every second of it!
Next time we come to Paraty we will definitely stay at Julien's place again!
Julien's place is absolutely amazing! The view is stunning and the house has everything we needed. Everything is simple but very stylish and cool - not to mention a great selection of books ;-) My family and I had a great time there.
Me and my three friends wanted to spend four days in Paraty and we decided to try Julien´s house, as we loved the pictures and the idea of both mountain and sea view.
And the house was definitely one of the best things of our trip! First we were a bit concerned about the location, as it is not in the town of Paraty itself, but it turned out to be the perfect compromise. Being just 8 minutes drive away, we could comfortably go to the town in the evening for a few drinks and still enjoy the priviledge to be outside of the town, surrounded by the beautiful nature. The mountains behind the house are just breathtaking! The most marvellous beaches that we have seen are actually very close to the house (Prainha, Praia do Rosa) and we really appreciated having a car, as we could wander around and explore all the nearby waterfalls!
It was also really interesting to live next to the community of Corumbe, as we could see the lives of the local people, which we could not experience if we stayed in Paraty. They were all so friendly to us, smiling all the time and we loved to get our morning bread at the small bakery just down the road.
The house itself is spacious, cleam, with three amazing terraces (each offering different view) and is beautifully decorated. We immediately felt like home! The kitchen is very well equipped and with the large windows facing both the sea and the mountains we actually enjoyed washing the dishes :) There was also a barbecue that we did not even know about. The rooms are bright and offer more than enough space to put our clothes and luggages. And the shower was just amazing! We could spend hours in there, just staring out of the window and watching hummingbirds hovering around the bushes in the front garden :)
Oh, and many many thanks to Denis (who is taking care of the house when Julien is not around) who came to pick us up at the bus station and who was there anytime we needed him! Thanks to him we knew about all the hidden beaches around, be sure to ask him for tips :)
To sum it all up, we just LOVED this place and we will definitely want to come back on our next trip to Brazil.