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!
Telhado: living room with exposed beams and red tiles, African textiles: my favorite room to relax
Unique contemporary luxury penthouse apt. over 3 floors (480 m2, 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 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 m2, 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 m2, 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.
The listed prices do not apply for New Year and Carnaval. Please enquire for prices during these periods.
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.
Master-suite, king-size platform bed, black slate bathroom, dual shower, soaking tub, dual sink, opaque gl
Excellente apartamento com maravilhosa vista ao mar e em excellente estado. O melhor apto que ja aluguei no Brasil. A qualidade do apartamento com seus 3 andares é maravilhosa, a piscina e acomodacoes da terrasse sao simplesmente extraordinarias.
Thank you Renato, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. For those who do not speak Portuguese, I am translating your review:
"Excellent apartment with wonderful views to the sea and in excellent condition. The best apartment that I ever rented in Brazil. The quality of the apartment with its 3 floors is wonderful, the pool and the features of the terrace are simply extraordinary."
I found Eamonn's apartment to be as beautiful as it looked on the Airbnb website. It is in a perfect location because you are close to the restaurants near the seaside and walking distance to Porto da Barra beach. This is of particular note because it was easy to tell cab drivers where you lived ("Farol de Barra"). He was also very helpful in terms of providing instructions for the electronics in the house and recommendations for upcoming events in the city. It rained a lot the first half of the week, which caused a little bit of a leak, but Eamonn was able to get repair people to fix it very quickly, and we felt comfortable with them being there even if we weren't there. I would definitely be willing to rent here again.
Très bel appartement plein de charme, tout à fait conforme à la description. Le quartier de Barra est vivant et très agréable. Quel bonheur de se prélasser sur la terrasse en fin de journée !
A 2 pas de la plage et des commerces, avec un excellent restaurant à 100m (entre autres). Un paradis pour les joggeurs matinaux !
Un grand merci à Eamonn qui répond à la moindre sollicitation par mail instantanément et qui nous a donné de précieuses informations avant notre départ.
Tout était parfait.
Valéria et Elisabeth
I must say, when we arrived in Salvador we didn't realise what a gem we had. Of course, as the other reviews stated, the pictures are true to the space and the apartment is fantastic; but not knowing anything about Salvador, it was hard to figure out what a perfect location and home we had.
We were four friends meeting in Salvador to celebrate our 40th birthdays. We wanted space, luxury and a unique cultural experience and we got it ALL! After exploring Salvador for several days we could only appreciate Eamons apartment more and more.
Barra is a wonderful place to come home to. Several evenings I watched the capoiera performers or break dancers along the beach, listened to music (not too loud and easily muted if you close the windows) and watched beautiful happy Bahians on the promenade.
We had the best Mocqueca prepared by Bene (the chef Eamon suggested), were extremely comfortable and grateful for the driver he arranged for our evening excursions and absolutely grateful for the time and detail he put into every correspondance and list of suggestions he offered.
The pool deck is wonderful. Our only regret is not spending more time there. I said to my friends, "Bahia is like a flower...it just opens up to you!" You may not know what to make of it at first but after 7 days we were in love and in debt to Eamon. This was the best birthday gift I've ever given myself!
Tudo perfeito, anfitriões e o apartamento são ótimos!Vista incrível.
Pretendo voltar outras vezes.
This apartment surely has the best view of Barra - seen from the pool terrace, perfect for sunsets. It's well stocked with equipment for barbecues and meal preparation but also a short walk to the sea front restaurants.
The owner is very accommodating when it comes to arranging transport, check-in and supplying crucial tips for the best Salvador sights.
Lovely place, all very well organised and eamon is super helpful. Could not fault.
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About the Host, Eamonn
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.