About this listing
Whether surfing, seeing different places and learn the customs of the Island of Magic! Here is the peak, in full contato com a natureza!
Whether surfing, sightseeing, or wanting to experience the customs of the people, this safe and private chalet is in the midst of all the natural beauty that Floripa, “Island of Magic”, has to offer. At night you can see shooting stars…and in the morning wake up to the sound of birds.
The home is conveniently located between two of the most popular beaches on the island, Praia Mole (5-minute drive, or 20-minute bicycle ride) and Praia Joaquina (3-minute drive, 15-minute walk). It’s also a short distance to Lagoa da Conceição, a neighborhood famous for its cafes and restaurants. The bus stop is only a 3-minute walk away.
About the Home & Property:
•Upstairs - there is a bedroom loft with a double bed and air conditioning
•Downstairs - the living room has a single sofa bed (the space allows additional sleeping arrangements).
•Bathroom - built around beautiful rocks (see pictures) there is a large shower
•Kitchenette - complete with a gas stove, cooking pans & utensils, coffee maker, microwave, and drinking water dispenser
•Parking Area (with a gate) – Please Note: there is a small steep dirt road to climb (about 100 meters in length). Totally walkable. If you don’t feel comfortable driving up/down it you can park the car at the beginning of it and walk. After heavy rains it is recommended you do this, unless of course, you feel adventurous.
•Starting right from the property, there is a hiking path to a small secluded “Secret Beach” where you can see the islands of Campeche and the tip of the dragon, of Praia Mole. If you’re lucky, you may even see dolphins.
Internet: There is Wifi connection, or we can provide you with a USB plug in modem for your laptop during your stay (great for emails and web-browsing, but not recommended for downloading videos). Cellular phone service is great for all Brazilian mobile carriers.
Airport: If schedule allows (please ask), I can pick you up or drop you off to the airport or bus station for R$60. If not, we can arrange for a taxi.
We are open-minded and gay-friendly and at your disposal for any help that you may need and will be happy to recommend places to visit (restaurants, bars, clubs, etc). I can refer you to surfing, windsurfing, boogie boarding, sand boarding, kayaking, sailing, fishing, etc. I can even point you to where there is a nude beach, Praia Galheta, the most beautiful beach on the entire island.
2 bicycles available for use
We offer ONE FREE surf lesson for bookings 3 nights or more (only if Marco Polo is in town).
Bikes and surfboards.
Interaction with Guests
Trails and surf lessons, car ride on the beaches of the south of the island and walking through downtown Florianópolis.
I can get at the airport or bus station.
It has parking at the house.
Other Things to Note
Bikes and have a one surf lesson included in the rate.
•Close windows and doors in the evening to avoid mosquitoes
•Do not flush paper in the toilet
•Turn off the air conditioner and lights when you leave
•Lock the doors and the gate
•Smoking is only allowed outside
•Trash can be left at the top of the hill next to the light post
O Chalet do Marco Polo é realmente especial! Em um lugar mágico de floripa, entre a natureza e no caminho de uma praia secreta. Já morei em floripa mas tive uma experiencia totalmente diferente na casa. Marco Polo é muito amigável! Infelizmente ele estava doente e nao deu para surfarmos, mas é uma otima pessoa, nos ajudando a elaborar o roteiro e muito prestativo! Eu e meu namorado já estamos com planos de voltar no verao e ficarmos novamente no chalet! Indico totalmente!
Estadia extremamente agradável! O Chalé é muito bacana e de bom gosto, localizado num paraíso próximo à natureza e às melhores praias de Florianópolis.
Por um desencontro de agendas não conheci o Marco Polo pessoalmente, mas ele foi muito atencioso e altamente prestativo, desde a ligação logo após a reserva, passando por envio de fotos detalhadas do caminho, local da chave, até acompanhamento via Whats App para saber se estava tudo ok e se eu precisava de algo. Um excelente anfitrião!
Com certeza voltarei para curtir mais esse lugar...
Our stay at Marco Polo's house was perfect! The house is hidden on a beautiful road with no traffic. Everything about the house was great! We he hot showers, a comfortable bed, wifi, a full kitchen, bikes, chairs, and anything else you might need. The highlight of our stay was the free surf lesson he gave us. He is the nicest host you'll ever meet! He was always willing to help us and wanted to make our experience the best possible. We give it a 10 out of 10 and would recommend this place to anyone!
Minha estadia no chalé foi excelente. Encontrei conforto e tranquilidade exatamente como buscava. Fui muito bem recebido pelo anfitrião. O Marco Polo é um cara muito legal e seu chalé é uma ótima pedida.
Marco's house is really amazing. It's in the woods back from the road so it feels secluded. You're still close enough to the road to walk to the super market or to the bus if you want to get to other parts of the island. Joaquina beach is a quick 5-10 minute bike ride away. The kitchen is well stocked and everything works.
Besides the amazing house Marco was awesome as well. He picked us up from the airport and toured us around the island. He gave us some surfing lessons and really went out of his way to make the stay comfortable.
My friend and I had an absolutely fantastic time thanks to Marco. The chalet is just great and one of the best locations I've happened to stay at. It has everything you can possibly need and is also very quiet.
Marco surely goes that extra mile to look after his guests and is a really great guy to hang out with. He helped a great deal with driving us around, giving surf lessons, recommending places etc. Would surely stay here next time as well.
About the Host, Marco Polo
I am a professional surfer, competed in the ASP World Tour for 15 years, and now working on my new project Marco Polo Extreme Surfing In exploring what is unknown around the world, in fact I'm shooting for a TV cable waves. At home I have a very nice family that supports me to travel just that I really miss my two children that I have a 2 years old and another 4 years.
I enjoy traveling do this since I was 11 years old when I started to surf and compete. I make friends easily, I'm laughing, I always want to be on the street, make a surf trip a distant beach, bathing in the water fall, up on the hill to see the visual, like me rent to day things, but of course when I have I have to work until the end.