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
•1 bedroom apartment in Nazaré/Pelourinho (2 minute taxi to Praça da Sé, Pelourinho) with living room, fully-equipped kitchen (with water filter), ensuite, high speed wifi and cable internet included, 24 hour security and intercom.
•Part of 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): marble table, 2 wooden chairs, wooden desk, sofa, TV, 2 fans, 2 full-size built-in wardrobes, double bed, water filter, 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)!
David was a great host. Whenever we needed something he quickly responded. We were welcomed by him and his beautiful family. The property was as described in the pictures, however the ventilation wasn't the best. The bathroom doesn't has a vent so all the scents are kind of trapped in the house. What is nice is there is constant air with all the windows open so that's what we tended to do. The wifi was spotty but we didn't go on vacation to sit inside all day so it wasn't much of a problem.
This property is centrally located to the historical sites which made walking (in the day) really easy. The local bar/restaurants were very very tasty! And even though we didn't speak Portuguese we never felt out of place. Loved the neighborhood, loved visiting pelourinho, and loved the warmth of Salvador.
David was available and attentive. When we arrived he showed the room, the neighborhood and a nearby church . The pictures are just like the accommodations, we were very satisfied. The bed was good, the room had atelevision, a good bathroom and kitchen, and it is as described in his announcement. Yet the location is not very good, it stays in the historic center and there you have to be careful all the time to walk the on streets . Salvador is not a quiet town , and especially close to Pelourinho , you have to be alert all the time not to be stolen. Nevertheless David warned us for this and advised not go out with valuables or things to be called attention.
Tive alguns problemas de comunicação e desencontros. Tive um problema com a limpeza do local em relação a minha alergia. Porém o David me ajudou a resolver todos os problemas. O local é muito próximo dos pontos turísticos.
Thanks for the feedback Charles. It is worth noting that Charles has an acute allergy problem. The apartment that he rented was cleaned and ready, just as it was with guests prior and post (both groups happy with apartment). It was rainy season so all I can think is that there was additional humidity that brought the allergy on. In response to this problem, I immediately offered him a larger, beach front apartment for no extra cost (normally double the cost of his original apartment), and I did not charge the extra cleaning fee. Normally this apartment has more humidity that the apartment that he rented owing to being beachfront, but apparently it presented no problem for his allergies. We really went above and beyond in this case and incurred significant expense to keep the guest happy (including not charging for 2 glasses broken in second apartment).
The a partment was great,small but with a lot of space in the right places.The bed was big and comfortable..the TV worked great several channels plus one in English.The kitchen was very clean and easy to cook in.
Overall this was a great little apartment complete with a patio and nice plants growing all over.I would highly reccomment this property to anyone who really wants to experience Salvador..Oh, and the neighbors were nice too.
We had a great stay at Davids apartment! the appartment was very clean and nice! the location is really good and at the same time not touristic at all. David himself was a great host who was always reachable and cared about us!
Nice: 1-Alexis was waiting for us at the right time & he drive us to the airport 2- nice to find fruit & wine when we arrived.3- quick responses from David 4- maps and advises on the activities that can be done in Salvador 5- few streets from Pelourinho disadvantages: 1- no supermarkets near the apartments 2- the area is dangerous to walk through at night
This is our first time in South America so we had plenty of warnings about being cautious & staying safe. David left a thorough guide on where to go & what to see, along with a mapped out zone to stick to. The apartment is in a great little pocket with some of the best empadas around! Walking distance to Pelourinho, we didn't feel unsafe at all. The apartment itself is great, equipped with everything you need & very safe. Thanks David.
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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!