About this listing
You will adore the fantastic terrace, and the amazing sea views, not to mention romantic sunsets and, if you're up for them, blazingly colourful sunrises – and a mere two minutes from two great city beaches!
Our penthouse has a stunning terrace with a panoramic view of sea and sky. You'll agree the photos don't do it justice.
Our guests' reviews over the past 4 years speak for themselves.
Tell us a little about yourself, and we'll be happy to help with your reservation. Special events like New Year or Carnival are usually 6 day minimum stays, and prices aren't shown accurately because of the limitations of the Airbnb calendar, so please ask us for confirmation of prices for those special events.
Sleeps 7 guests comfortably.
All the bedrooms have superb views of the ocean, and very comfortable beds with clean, fresh linen and ample wardrobe space. All of the bedrooms have a ceiling fan and air-conditioning, and the floors are beautiful Brazilian wood. With the optional third bedroom, up to seven sleep very comfortably.
There are two bathrooms with showers, and a third with no shower. And there is a shower out on the terrace for cooling off while sunbathing.
The apartment is self catering and the kitchen is fully equipped for most holiday makers' needs.
We live very near by in the same building, and are happy to offer suggestions of places to eat, visit or explore, or help out with organising tours etc.
Everything is within walking distance: cafés, restaurants, bars, delicatessens, butchers, bakeries, fish mongers, ice cream parlours, shops, banks, night clubs, supermarkets, gyms, hairdressers, tour companies or guides, car hire, pharmacies, medical services, you name it, it's probably here.
And we're a short bus ride (or taxi) to some of Salvador's best attractions such as the historic centre of Pelourinho, the markets of Cidade Baixa and Santo Antonio, and the bars and restaurants of Rio Vermelho (Red River), as well as being a short distance from one of the main Carnival circuits of Salvador, Barra-Ondina.
• The building has security doormen 24/7 and two elevators.
• There is a large seating area at the entrance and reception area
• Bedroom 1 with ensuite bathroom: King size bed, air-conditioning, ceiling fan and plenty of wardrobe space.
• Bedroom 2: Two single beds (which can be converted into a king), wardrobe, air-conditioning, ceiling fan and with a social bathroom directly beside it.
• Large entrance hall with desk & seating area with free WiFi access.
• Utility room that doubles as a support area with under the counter fridge, sink and cupboard.
• Laundry area is just off the utility room and has a washing machine and clothes drying area.
• Fantastic open plan Penthouse, with panoramic sea views to die for.
• twin sofas and TV area with free WiFi access.
• large oval dining table for up to 6 guests
• Fully equipped kitchen with bar area, fridge/freezer, gas oven, 4 burner gas hob, microwave, water cooler, electric coffee maker, cafétiere, juicer, fruit blender, plates, cutlery, cups, mugs, and an assortment of general utensils.
• 32" Flat Screen, Full HD 1080p TV, with Dolby surround sound system, DVD player, and Sky Cable TV (not HDTV) with HBO max included.
• Additional guests after 4 people, US$20 per person, per day. Up to a maximum of 7 guests.
• Guests are responsible for electricity usage which will be charged separately on departure.
• We can arrange airport collection or drop off. Taxis charge from R$80 local currency, and you pay the driver in cash on arrival at our place.
• For an additional fee, we can put you in touch with a maid to clean the apartment, do your laundry, and iron and cook for you, so you can relax and enjoy your vacation stress free.
• Because of the height of the apartment, and the open stairs, we don't (usually) allow children younger than 8 years of age.
• The apartment and building are no-smoking, and no pets allowed. • Only registered guests allowed to sleep over, and must be named at the time of reservation. • No loud noise or unruly behaviour, especially after 10pm. • No pets or animals.
Have a look at our calendar to check availability, and tell us a bit about yourself and your group, and we'll be happy to confirm availability and prices, or answer any questions you may have.
Whatever your language, we're sure you'll love Bahia.
Jon and Rosana
PS: Please read our reviews. Guests love the apartment, as we do, and we look forward to hosting you.
Guests have access to the whole apartment, except for a few cupboards, and an outdoor service bar reserved for special functions. There is a shared garage, but access is only by prior arrangement, and at our discretion.
Interaction with Guests
We live in one of the other apartments in the same building, so we're often on hand to help with translations, or helping with restaurant bookings or helping to organise or recommend tours.
We're in the famous tourist area of Barra, 2 minutes walk from the beautiful beach of Barra Vento, and the famous lighthouse, Farol da Barra, and a 10 minute stroll to another popular beach, Porto da Barra, which offers good swimming, sunbathing, standup surfing, kayaking, and scuba diving.
The area is safe and popular with tourists and locals. And the seafront walkway has been recently pedestrianised and is full of families, locals and tourists exercising and enjoying the restaurants, bars and sea views.
For example, Casa Vidal, rated one of the No 1 Salvador restaurants on TripAdvisor, is very close to our apartment.
There are bus stops within a few metres of the building, and taxis passing nearby day and night. Getting around is really very easy.
Other Things to Note
We often organise things like airport transfers, which guests' appreciate as it makes their holiday a little easier.
We'll give you a quick rundown on house rules soon after you make contact via email, and again when you arrive, we'll also show you where everything is. The apartment is self catering, and guests are asked to take good care as they would their own home. The normal type of things you'd expect: Leave shoes at the front door; keep the apartment clean & tidy, food and rubbish always put away, and rubbish bins emptied daily to avoid attracting pests and insects as we're in the hot tropics. All guests must be registered at time of reservation and supply a copy of photo ID. Guests must follow the building regulations: no smoking, no animals, no illegal activities, no sub-letting, no parties, no loud music or noise especially after 10pm, no non-guests sleeping over, any damage must be paid for in full. Exactly what you'd expect if you were renting your own home.
What an nice stay in Salvador! Rosana and Jon were the perfect hosts - so kind, generous and responsive. They were very helpful before we got there. They sent us a wealth of amazing local recommendations and helped prepare us for our trip. They arranged a ride to and from the airport. Once we arrived we were warmly greeted by Rosana who helped us settle in and get oriented. Throughout the weekend, Rosana went out of her way to find us local events and things to do, sending us recommendations based on our taste along the way. We had complete privacy in their beautiful [really beautiful!] penthouse, but could reach them any moment by popping next door, or emailing/calling. It really was one of the best accommodation experiences I have ever had and I really hope to stay with them again. Thank you!
Amazing place, Amazing views, Amazing host !!!!
Apartment well located, the pics are 100% accurate & Jon was a wealth of information and attentive to our needs.
definitely one of the BEST places I've ever stayed in.
Excelente! A hospitalidade dos anfitriões foi ótima, pessoas muito atenciosas e corretas, nos ajudaram muito com informações e dicas.
Referente as acomodações, simplesmente demais... A vista do local, a a localização, os móveis, enfim tudo perfeito!
Com certeza voltarei a me hospedar com o Sr. Jon e Srta. Rosana e indicarei amuitos amigos.
Salvador es una ciudad que representa perfectamente Muchos aspectos de Brasil; playas de película, cultura musical, historia, gente de todos los colores, alegría...y haber podido disfrutar de ella alojados en el FANTÁSTICO apartamento de Jon y Rosana, ha sido realmente Maravilloso! El apartamento esta ubicado en una de las mejores y más cómodas y animadas zonas de la ciudad, cerca de la playa emblemática. Y el piso..El
piso es de película!tiene una sala acrsitalada que da a una gran terraza-jardín sobre el mar, que hace que el estar en casa sea un verdadero placer; cenar y desayunar ahí ha sido de lo mejor! El piso esta impecable, completo de electrodomésticos y accesorios (cubiertos, toallas...) y hasta hilo musical! Jon y Rosana son dos anfitriones excepcionales; nos han ayudado y proporcionado información antes y durante nuestro viaje de forma inmejorable! Una pareja realmente simpática y agradable!!
Le duplex de Jon est juste incroyable, avec une vue à 180 degrés sur l'océan que vous apercevez quelque soit la pièce où vous vous situez et une terrasse immense, très confortable qui surplombe la ville. Joliment décoré avec goût, l'appartement offre tout le confort d'un grand hotel, avec une literie particulièrement confortable et de grands dressings.
Même si l'appartement peut trancher un peu avec l'environnement de l'immeuble et du quartier (un peu plus populaire?), il demeure sans aucun doute un très bon plan pour visiter Salvador aux côté du très professionnel guide Léo recommandé par Jon qui parle Français.
Jon est très aimable, disponible et professionnel !
A recommander sans hésitation pour visiter Salvador.
I have stayed at other airbnb apartments and the host have been good. However, Jon & Rosana rise the bar so high to what an excellent host should be. They were just amazing hosts. They were great at providing referrals for taxi pickups, places to eat, things to do. Their penthouse apartment is breathtaking, the terrace provides such amazing views of the ocean. I would highly recommend this apartment for your vacation in salvador.
Jon & Rosana are absolutely wonderful hosts, and the apartment is incredible! They arranged our ride from the airport and were there to greet us. They are super knowledgeable about the area and are a veritable fountain of information. They couldn't be more helpful. The apartment is absolutely breathtaking! The pictures and description can never do it justice. You must see it to believe it. We loved it so much we decided to just stay in one night and enjoy the terrace, the sounds of the ocean and the beautiful weather. If your travels take you to Salvador, you must stay here!
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About the Host, Jon & Rosana
Languages: Português, English & Spanish.
We're Jon and Rosana and we fell in love with Salvador many years ago. The warm sea, beautiful beaches, and spectatular sunsets, are just part of what we love about this historical city.
Rosana is a fully qualified Shiatsu masseuse, Jon is a graphic designer, both living the dream in Bahia after the best of times in cool Britannia.