About this listing
Spacious, comfortable and elegant apartment with 3 en suite bedrooms in Barra, the safest area in Salvador. Views of sea and Farol from all bedrooms and 2 verandas (1 with hammock, shaded location and cooling sea-breezes). Features hardwood and marble floors, high-end furnishings, electronics and bed-linens, original art from Bahia, Africa, Polynesia and California. Convenient walk to beaches, restaurants, bars, supermarkets and shopping center. Short cab ride to Pelourinho and Rio Vermelho.
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. SEE SEPARATE LISTING: FAROL VIEW PENTHOUSE BARRA W POOL (Airbnb/rooms/240653).
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.). (THIS LISTING).
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 floor of apartment with own entrance. Relaxing hammock on veranda.
Interaction with Guests
When I am in Salvador, I orient guests to apartment and neighborhood. I know a lot about about Salvador and I like to help guests locate the aspects of this fascinating city that most interest them. 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. 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 plenty of bars and restaurants within easy walking distance. Supermarkets and a big shopping center are within 5-10 minutes. The Pelourinho 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 veranda. Standard condominium rules apply.
Master-suite, king-size platform bed, black slate bathroom, dual shower, soaking tub, dual sink, opaque glass-enclosed toilet
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.