About this listing
Modern apartment in renovated colonial mansion in historic center of Salvador (Australian-Bahian couple and 2 kids live in separate part of same building). Just a few blocks to main square of Pelourinho, short taxi to beach, wifi and all amenities
NOTE, FLEXIBILITY TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR DESIRED CHECK IN TIME DEPENDS ON FAMILY PRIORITIES (WE HAVE 2 SMALL CHILDREN) AND MY TRAVEL FOR WORK - BUT WE WILL DO WHAT WE CAN TO CHECK YOU IN AS CLOSE TO THE TIME THAT YOU WANT
•Large studio in Nazaré/Pelourinho (6 blocks, 2 minute taxi to Praça da Sé, Pelourinho) with private outdoor patio/courtyard, fully-equipped kitchen (with water filter), ensuite, high speed wifi and cable internet included, TV, 24 hour security.
•Part of a colonial mansion (Mansão Bângala), in the street where the famous bossa nova singer Dorival Caymmi was born ((website hidden)), completely restored in 2011 with European design and finishing. 5 minute walk to Pelourinho just outside the bustle, mid-point between iconic sites Barra (with lighthouse and beautiful beach) and Igreja do Bonfim (Bonfim Church) with short taxi ride to both, short walk to Carnaval Pelourinho and Campo Grande circuits.
•Available for short term and long term rent, fully furnished with high-end furniture (optional for longer term rental).
•Rental direct from Australian-Bahian couple owners; English, Portuguese and Spanish spoken; plenty of free tips on how to experience the best of Bahian culture, cuisine, music, beaches and surf; eg. live jazz at sunset at the restored customs house overlooking Bahia de Todos os Santos, Salvador’s best ice cream on the old seafront at Ribeira, or watching the ‘gente bonita’ (beautiful people) and tackling a great surf break at a classic beach bar on the northside of the city, and – of course – all the best live music events and festivals for which the city is renowned.
•Dave has worked and lived in almost all countries across Latin American countries and so has plenty of good tips for your Latin America continental adventure (as well as many other countries in Africa and Asia)
•Furnishing (optional for longer term rental): table, 1 wooden chair, wooden desk, sofa, colonial sideboard, TV, fan, closed and open storage spaces, double bed (with 4 storage drawers beneath), 2 bedside tables, water filter, table and 2 chairs for the patio, kitchen exhaust fan, stove, full-sized fridge with freezer, microwave, coffee brewer, sandwich maker, iron and ironing board, and complete set of cutlery, crockery and utensils, bed sheets, towels, soap.
•Complimentary fruit bowl and wine (for 4+ nights).
•Note, 1) not very suitable for young children (less than 5 years old), 2) late check in (ie. between 7pm and 7am by prior agreement only).
Note we also have a beach apartment in Arembepe that we rent from time to time if you are interested: a great option for those who want to experience an authentic fishing village on the Bahian coast with the convenience of being easily accessible by taxi from the center of Salvador (45 minutes) or Salvador’s international airport (20 minutes)
•Note, 1) not very suitable for young children (5 years old), 2) late check in (ie. between 7pm and 7am) by prior agreement only and with additional fee to be charged
•As in the whole of Brazil, no solid waste can be flushed down the toilet (including toilet paper), pls use the bin provided. It is a horror story if the toilet blocks and we charge US$50 to unblock it
•No smoking inside the apartment or in the common areas
•Although I love pets, the apartment is not suitable for animals
•Please do not take the towels provided to the beach or use them as bath mats (and be careful with makeup stains on the towels if possible) – we have had to throw out new towels a number of times. We haven´t charged guests for this until now so we appreciate your understanding
•We are happy to provide a drying rack for wet clothes if needed so please do not place clothes to dry in any area that is visible to others
•Desfrute Salvador (enjoy Salvador)!
We had good days in Salvador! The apartment is basic, but nice. The host helped us with advices and suggestions.
Dave makes you feel very welcomed and is very well connected electronically to keep communication open and free. He is extremely helpful to call you a taxi or suggest local sites and events happening around town. The open air restaurants and bars around the corner from the apartment are a wonderful experience and serve great food. I had the best Bolinhos (cod fish balls) and ice cold beers there. The apartments are very nice. They lack air conditioning which for hot and humid Salvador is a must. Location is within walking distance to the Pelourinho historic neighborhood.
We rented this centrally located apartment for 3 nights while discovering Salvador. Apartment is very clean and we fell for the style (light colors). We used the kitchen for the breakfasts and breaks we had in the middle of the day. It is 2-3 min to the old city and 5-7 min to the closest supermarket.
David sent us a brochure about Salvador before we arrived with suggestions for the tours (historical, beach, concerts), tips regarding security situation and practicalities on how to get to his place from the airport. David met us on arrival and showed us a view from the top of his house. He also introduced his family and this was very nice.
David recommended us some local bars where local people hang out/meet/drink/eat - they are very close to the apartment. Hanging out with the locals was one of the very special experiences we had in Salvador & Brazil. We have been to a jazz concert on Friday evening and this was amazing as well. (sunset, sea view & music).
We have really enjoyed our stay in Salvador. The apartment is very nice, it is very clean and newly renovated. It is located very centrally and is close to the Pelourinho (10min walk). David was a great host, he was incredibly helpful with planning activities, what to do, see, and where to eat. He also gave us a lot of great advice on how to be safe in Salvador. We definitely recommand this place!!
very nice apartment in short walking distance to the old centre. david is very nice and taking care of everything, gives you tons of informations and helps in any situation. perfect.
La ciudad de Salvador nos pareció bastante peligrosa, a excepción del Pelourinho. Necesitas transporte privado para absolutamente todo, tanto de noche como de día.
Es una ciudad bastante cara para lo que es.
En cuanto al apartamento, bastante bien relación calidad precio, es tal y como sale en las fotos.
Falta aire acondicionado y el acceso a la zona quizás un poco inseguro.
David y su chofer súper atentos en todo momento, dándote guías y consejos para moverte por la ciudad.
We had a really nice time in this lovely appartment. It was exactly the same as described. We apreciated the notes and guidelines written by Dave and also his advises whenever we needed them. The neighborhood is nice with restaurants playing live music, etc...
thanks a lot !
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About the Host, David
I'm from Sydney, Australia, and live in Salvador, Brazil, with my beautiful Bahian wife Angela Paula and our spirited Aussie-Brazilian kids Rafael and little sister Eva. A lawyer and economist by training, I left management consulting over ten years ago, joining a nonprofit organization working across Africa and Latin America, before meeting my wife and settling here in the city that is the perfect expression of African soul and Latin American rhythm, melded during centuries into the truly unique cultura baiana. We love offering free advice to all visitors so that you can enjoy the well-kept secrets of Salvador; eg. live jazz at sunset at the restored customs house overlooking Bahia de Todos os Santos, Salvador’s best ice cream on the old seafront at Ribeira, or watching the ‘gente bonita’ (beautiful people) and tackling a great surf break at a classic beach bar on the northside of the city, and – of course – all the best live music events and festivals for which the city is renowned. Seja bem-vindo!