About this listing
Amazing views of the ocean and skies over Barra, one of the touristic and historical centres of Salvador. Seconds from the beach. Excellent transport links, safe, family area. Popular with early morning joggers and evening promenaders
Our 10th floor apartment looks south to the ocean with an amazing 180 degrees of sea and sky view from 2 of the 3 bedrooms. From the living room there is an almost 4 metre wide window with amazing sea views.
The reaction of our guests is always, "Wow! The pictures really don't do it justice."
The master bedroom has superb views of the sea and lighthouse. It has a Queen size bed, ensuite bathroom and ample wardrobe space.
The second bedroom has similar sea views and has a double bed, or two singles, good wardrobe space and shares a social bathroom with the third bedroom.
The area is safe and popular with tourists and locals. There are taxis and bus stops right outside the building, day and night.
We're 100m from the beach where there's surfing and natural sea pools.
And a few minutes walk from everything you might need: cafés (padarias), restaurants, bars, delicatessens, butchers, bakeries, fish mongers, ice cream parlours, shops, banks, night clubs, supermarkets, gyms, hairdressers, travel agencies, taxis, car hire, pharmacies, medical services, and a huge shopping centre.
We are also a short taxi (or bus) ride to some of Salvador's best attractions such as the historic old town of Pelourinho, or the bars and restaurants of Rio Vermelho.
The style of the apartment is modern and tastefully decorated with cool stone tiled floors.
There are 3 bedrooms, one en-suite bathroom, and one social bathroom.
Each room has a ceiling fan, and there is almost always a fresh sea breeze. This apartment does not have air conditioning, and living here ourselves, we can say it is almost always cool and breezy.
There is a double bed and four singles which can be pushed together to make a Queen.
They all have ample wardrobe space. Six sleep very comfortably!
The kitchen is fully equipped.
There is a utility area with washing machine and clothes drying area.
The living room has a beautiful dining table which seats 6, two large sofas, and two bar stools.
There is a 32" Flat Screen, Full HD 1080p TV, with Dolby surround sound system, DVD player, and Sky Cable TV with HBO max included. Wireless internet.
• The building has security doormen 24/7 and two elevators.
• There is a large seating area at the entrance and reception area
• We can arrange an airport pickup or drop off from R$85.
• We offer a maid service to clean the apartment (for an additional fee), do your laundry, iron and if you would like, also cook for you, so you can relax and enjoy your vacation stress free.
• Guests are responsible for electricity usage. • 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.
We speak English, Portuguese and a little Spanish, Italian and French.
Whatever your language, we're sure you'll love Bahia.
Jon and Rosana
**Carnival Package, 04 February - 10 February 2016: Send us your group's profile and we'll give you prices and availability. 6 day minimum stay. Prices are NOT shown on site ***
Entire apartment is rented.
Interaction with Guests
We try to keep in touch everyday, to make sure our guests are having a good time and to help with any queries or problems they may have.
Very laid-back beach/city neighbourhood, with easy access to other parts of the city. Excellent resources for everything you might need on holiday.
Excellent bus and taxi, or car rental services, right outside the building.
Other Things to Note
We try to keep in touch everyday, to make sure our guests are having a good time and to help with any queries or problems they may have. And to water the plants at least every other day.
We'll give you a quick rundown on the house rules when you contact us and again when you arrive. The apartment is self catering, and guests are asked to take good care as they would their own home: Leave your 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. All guests must be registered at time of reservation and supply a copy of photo ID. Guests must follow the building regulations, full list available on request and we'll go over it with you on arrival: no parties, no loud music or noise especially after 10pm, no non-guests sleeping over, no smoking, no animals, no illegal activities, no sub-letting, any damage must be paid for in full.
Excellent hosts, very accommodating. They provided us with very detailed guide notes and local knowledge. Great location and we felt safe walking around morning and night. The apartment was very clean and spacious with everything we needed.
We stayed at this great apartment for Carnival this year. Great location - you are literally right in the middle of things when Carnival is on - we were abe to look out of the window and see (and hear) floats passing by. Jon was amazingly helpful - providing us with suggestions for places to eat and visit and even going as far as to arrange for a lovely lady to come round an cook us some authentic Bahian cuisine.
If you want to be right in the middle of the action for Carnival this is one for you!
Jon & Rosana are an amazing couple! Our stay in Barra was great. Jon & Rosana provided my friends and I with emails of great places to eat and explore. The apartment had ocean views and was very spacious. The location was two blocks away from the beach and numerous restaurants. This location is also next to bus stops and taxi's. The location was very ideal due to the ease in getting to sightseeing areas such as Parca de Se. The building is very safe, clean and secure with no noise at all from the other neighbors. Great vacation!
Just to keep it short: Rosana‘s and Jon‘s apartment in the district of Barra in Salvador is just perfect, especially for families with children.
The apartment is extremely well located. Two beaches are just a short walk away. The first of them is protected by some rocks forming natural basins which are just perfect for small children learning to swim without danger. The other beach is nearby the Barra port. You can practice any kind of water sport or just sit down on one of the chairs and simply relax.
However, the best is yet to come: The apartment offers an amazing sea view from the combined dining and living room. It‘s extremely relaxing if you can watch the sea while having lunch or breakfast. Beside this, the apartment offers everything a family needs. There are three sleeping rooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and the spacious combination of dining and living room with TV and WiF. The kitchen has everything: a freezer, coffee machine, a stove, even a microwave. There is also a mixer which you can use to make the typical Brazilian fruit juices. The service area has a washing machine and enough space to dry all clothes. - Not to forget, dishes, bedclothes, and towels are also at your disposal. We did not miss anything.
For all other daily needs, there is in the eastern part of the same street a Perini supermarket which has a delicious bred. Nearby, there is a Banco do Brasil which accepts credit cards and a big Shopping mall, Shopping Barra, with restaurants, shops and a cinema. If you like to enjoy the historic Salvador which was the first Brazilian capital, then you just take the bus to Campo Grande in front of the historic lighthouse at the western end of the street and in twenty minutes, you can enjoy the amazing monuments of the colonial history.
Last but least: Rosana and Jon are extraordinarily nice people. They helped us in any possible way, answered all of our numerous questions before coming to Salvador and are really nice people. Thanks again! We will come back!
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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.