About this listing
Casa Paraiso is a very special place overlooking the bay of Paraty, 12 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!
If you are looking for a place walking distance from the old colonial town, it isn`t a place for you. Most of the beauty in Paraty lies in its impressive surrounding nature. This house is perfectly located for people looking for a quiet stay centrally located driving distance from the main beaches, waterfalls and other points of interests in Paraty.
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 12 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! The 3min uphill asphalt road off the motorway that leads to the house is winding and may intimidate some less experienced driver. The final 100m are a dirt road ramp which may force you to park the car at the neighbour's house in case of heavy rain.
You can`t get such a spectacular view without being located up a hill so you`ll definitely need a car to hang around. If you are in good shape and can manage a 15 min hike you can also walk down and up the hill to the Corumbe beach, the locals from the village do it every day !
In any case, a car is an indispensable commodity in Paraty if you wish to see the best places, especially the hidden and quiet ones.