Walk to World Cup! Pelourinho I

Apartment - Entire home/apt · R. do Bângala, Salvador, Bahia 40040-140, Brazil

Modern apartment in renovated colonial mansion in historic center of Salvador, where Australian-Bahian couple owners also live with their 2 little kids. Just a few blocks to the main square of Pelourinho, short taxi to beach, wifi and all amenities

The Space

•Walk to World Cup in less than 10 minutes (as well as the historic center Pelourinho in 5 minutes)! – the ultimate location to enjoy World Cup (6 matches between 13 June-5 July 2014) and Confederations Cup June 2013 (20th Uruguay vs. Nigeria, 22nd Brazil vs. Italy, 30th Third Place).
•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.
•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).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $25
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • David is amazing, helpful, welcoming and very available. The place is typical, nice and very well located. I just can say, go go go !!!

    April 2014
  • Dave is a wonderful host- he made us feel immediately welcome to the apartment and provided us with a lot of information about Salvador. Dave was really good at communicating with us leading up to our arrival as well. Salvador in general was not our favourite city, but the apartment was very safe and comfortable. The cooking utensils were basic, but Dave offered to bring more if they were needed so this can be rectified. Thank you for everything Dave and Angela!

    March 2014
  • David was really nice and prepared an entire pamphlet on tips to enjoy Salvador to the fullest. The apartment was very clean and I would recommend anyone stay there. Thanks David!

    March 2014
  • We visited Salvador in the middle of the carnaval craziness, and Dave truly made our stay safe and comfortable. He is a wonderful caring person, from the first day we met, we felt that we can trust him. It was our first time in Brazil, so the customs, language, mentality seemed quite alien and confusing at times. Dave always responded to our "cries for help", helped us navigate the city, figure out the most efficient ways to get around, and find the best places to see.
    The neighborhood does look a little sketchy (it is a short walk away from the historic center and a major carnaval route), walking back in the middle of the night can turn into an adventure, so beware. The apartment is very secure though and has all the amenities two people may need for a short stay.
    Overall, we had a good time in Salvador, thanks to Dave!

    March 2014
  • David´s Apt. Pelourinho I was quite ok, besides we were missing a wardrobe. If you are two people and have a lot of baggage it might be a little small. The internet functions perfectly. A bottle of white wine and fruits were waiting for us, nice gesture. The apartment itself is safe, but the surroundings are a little scary and we didn´t feel really comfortable. Even David recomended to don´t go around with photo material and be careful at night. Better take a taxi. David sure is very helbflul and provides all useful informations. It is not his fault, that Salvador da Bahia is not more the safest place. The price is fair for the conditions and if you take precautions it is a good place to discover Salvador.

    August 2013
  • The apartment is well located in a calm neighborhood only a short walk to the historical part of town. David was very helpful and true to all his great reviews. He provides a very safe place to stay and is a good person. For the price, this place is a real find.

    August 2013
  • David was a great host, giving lots of information about where to go and what to do, always willing to to help you in what ever way he can. I would definately recommend him to anyone looking to visit salvadore, to make your visit as enjoyable as possible!

    July 2012
  • David was amazing! And i cannot say that with any more emphisis other than to say DAVID WAS AMAZING!

    When we first arrived in Salvador we were a little scared, to be honest. David took us around the place and showed us which area´s where safe, which were not, where to go, where to not go, organised our laundry, taxi´s and gave directions where required.

    Whenever we needed him he was always there to help.

    As for the accomodation, it was very secure and modern. It was a comfortable environment with a comfy bed and full kitchen faciities.

    I would highly recommend you stay at one of David´s apartments, it is piece of mind, awesome location and comfortable.

    February 2012
  • Gostei muito de ficar no apartamento Pelourinho I. Muito limpo e bonito, acabamento de primeira, chuveiro bom, eu adorei!
    E além do mais David é um ótimo anfitrião e foi ultra gentil comigo. Me senti segura, mesmo porque ele foi bem sincero em dizer que, à noite, eu deveria sempre pegar táxi e não andar sozinha naquela região! Não tive nenhum contratempo, foi muito bom e em conta para mim. Agradeço por isso!

    April 2014
  • Très bon séjour. David et Angela nous ont très bien accueillis.
    Le studio que nous avons occupé était parfait, avec cuisine et salle de bain. Le tout entièrement refait et rénové.
    La rue où se situe le logement est à 10 minutes à pied du Pelourinho, et aussi du Mercado Modelo.
    David est quelqu'un qui est à l'écoute, et est prêt à vous aider pour vous donner des astuces pour visiter au mieux Salvador de Bahia.
    Bref, nous pouvons vous le recommander sans problèmes !

    February 2014
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I'm from Sydney, Australia, and live in Salvador, Brazil, with my beautiful Bahian wife Angela Paula and our spirited little Aussie-Brazilians Rafael and baby 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!
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