About this listing
Spectacular triplex penthouse located in Barra, the best and safest area in Salvador. 3 floors of luxury, each with a unique atmosphere, all with breath-taking views. Features private pool, grill, decks/terraces, hammocks, gym, original art. Convenient walk to beaches, restaurants, bars, supermarkets and shopping center. Short cab ride to Pelourinho and Rio Vermelho. WOW!
Unique contemporary luxury penthouse apt. over 3 floors (480 sq.m., 5170 sq. ft.) with spectacular views of the Barra lighthouse, Atlantic Ocean, island of Itaparica and Atlantic Forest. High-end furnishings, electronics and bed-linens, marble and hardwood flooring, original artwork.
THE LISTED PRICES DO NOT APPLY FOR NEW YEAR AND CARNAVAL. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR PRICES DURING THESE PERIODS.
The entire apartment (4 suites, 8 baths, 10th, 11th and 12th floors) can be rented. (THIS LISTING)
Alternatively, the upper 2 floors (11th and 12th) can be rented with 1 bedroom suite, private pool, grill/gourmet area, gymnasium, 2 decks, 2 living rooms, 42" full HD smart TV, home theater, outdoor speakers, kitchen, 3 baths over 2 floors (260 sq.m., 2800 sq. ft.). SEE SEPARATE LISTING: FAROL VIEW PENTHOUSE BARRA 1 BED Airbnb/rooms/243303.
The lower (10th) floor only can also be rented with 3 bedroom suites, including master-suite with private balcony, living room with 50" ultra HD smart TV, home theater, veranda, kitchen, 5 baths (220 sq.m., 2370 sq. ft.). (SEE SEPARATE LISTING: FAROL VIEW BARRA LUXURY 3 BED APT Airbnb/rooms/243814).
There are separate entrances from the elevator corridors on the 10th and 11th floors, and an internal door separating the 10th and 11th floors, if the upper or lower floors are rented separately, ensuring complete privacy.
All bedroom suites with air conditioning. Wi-Fi. Air-beds can be set up for additional guests.
The location within 200 m of the Farol is perfect for enjoying Carnaval or New Year, with an unrestricted view of the fireworks and the stage set up in front of the Farol for New Year (January 2-4 in 2015), and of the trios elétricos during Carnaval.
The beaches, restaurants and clubs of Barra are literally just out the door, and Pelourinho and Rio Vermelho are 10-15 minutes by bus or cab.
Entire 10th, 11th and 12th floors. Includes private pool, grill, gym, and sun-decks, terraces and water-feature. Hammocks on 10th floor veranda and 12th floor deck. Home theaters on 10th and 11th floors, with outside speakers on 11th and 12th floors
Interaction with guests
When I am in Salvador, I orient guests to apartment and neighborhood. I like to offer a welcome drink and make some recommendations about the city. When not in Salvador, I try to be available to answer questions.
Barra has everything for a perfect vacation and is probably the safest neighborhood in Salvador. Porto da Barra beach has calm water, a great social scene and a spectacular sunset. Stand-up paddle-boards are available for rent and there is a dive-shop. The Farol beach has rock pools at low tide near Farol, with waves suitable for surfing at other end. A newly redeveloped sea-front (Orla) provides a great 3km pedestrianized area for walking, running and socializing. There are public bikes available, free for the first 45 minutes. There are plenty of bars and restaurants within easy walking distance. Supermarkets and a big shopping center are within 5-10 minutes. The Pelourinho (historic center) and Rio Vermelho (night-life area) are 10-15 minutes by taxi or bus.
Buses and taxis are available close to apartment. Airport is 28 km from apartment, so best to arrive by taxi.
No smoking, except on decks. Standard condominium rules apply.
Originally from Dublin, now I split my time between California, Bahia and exploring the rest of the world. I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, swimming, diving, skiing, also cultural interests especially live music.
I love my adopted home of Salvador and I am very happy to share recommendations for places and events, especially those off the usual tourist track.
I am open to apartment swaps in other locations, feel free to contact me.