Sao Luis in Northeast Brazil, capital of Maranhao State, was the only Brazilian city founded by the French in 1612. Situated on an island with kilometres of fine beaches. It is already a growing Brazilian vacation spot due to its proud colonial history, UNESCO World Heritage status and proximity to unique national parks.
Our beautifully renovated relaxing colonial house complete with swimming pool and all modern amenities is located in Sao Luis, MA on a quiet and safe side street in the heart of the historical Reviver centre in Praia Grande, with its colonial charm and folkloric tradition. My house is not a hotel, or a pousada but instead welcoming home from home accommodation.
The house is 600 square meters and has 8 bed rooms, 3 bath rooms, an open kitchen with a fridge, stove etc., a living room, a big dining room, and a huge veranda.
You will be within less than 3mins walking distance of nice restaurants, daily live music like Samba, MPB, Tambor di Crioula and Reggae or one of the many festivals such as Bumba Meu Boi which is only found in the North/North East of Brazil. It is a 10 min. bus/taxi ride to city beaches such Ponta D'Areia, Ponta do Farol, São Marcos, Olho d’Água & Calhau. There is a great carnival in February, Tambor de Mina after Easter, Forro, MPB, Crioula and the famous Bumba Meu Boi cow festival in June, it is attractive year round for tropical holidays
We are also the closest city to the small town of Barrerinhas, the access point to the 1550 km² unique white powder sand dunes hills and freshwater oasis of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park with nearby coastal villages with activities such as kite surfing, wind surfing. Maranhao also has Brazil's newest national park Chapada das Mesas which has stunning waterfalls perfect for hiking, climbing and swimming and table top mountains.
People are very friendly towards the few tourists and unlike many Brasilian cities, here you will find an authentic and unforgettable experience off the beaten track.
70,- RS per single room per day
90,- RS per double room per day
120,-RS per trible room per day
130,-RS for the Suite per day (private bathroom)
Free access to washing machine & kitchen
Breakfast can be arranged for 10 real per person
Airport pickup (and return) can be arranged and costs 40RS. It is about 20 min. drive. Reservations can be made at (email hidden)
You can use the washing machine, and you are free to use the kitchen and cooking, you have access to living rooms patio, pool etc. and free internet
Casa Frankie is very nice, charming and a great way to feel a bit of the colonial style from São Luis. Frank is a nice guy and always helpful!
Magnifique ancienne maison dans le vieux Sao-Luis, proche de tout. Frank vous explique et vous informe. Piscine magnifique. Tout est parfait, du luxe à bon prix.
A very nice place. I just loved.
If one day I came back to Maranhão, you can be sure, I will go to Frankie's.
It has style and they know how to make you comfortable.
Located in walking distance from all the beautiful tourist attractions, Casa Frankie is a perfect place for a day or two in Sao Luis. We were vegeterians so we cooked in the kitchen and Frank was too happy to join us for dinner. He loved the indian spices. In fact sometime before, he took us down the street for a drink and live music.
The huge colonial structure is a restoration and adds to the old world charm. The best way to get from the airport is to ask Frank to book a taxi for you else changing buses and walking will be a hassle.
The wifi is strong through the house, the place is neat, clean and safe.
Before planning your trip do ask Frank for music nights and performances in the city as that'll help you plan. We stayed on a wednesday night before leaving for the lagoons but he mentioned that thur/fri and sat are great party nights on the streets close by.
We had a really nice stay at Casa Frankie! We are a family of 4 and Frank's place was a real great place for us. We met with other travellers and many locals and this was a real pleasure to share stories with everyone and have local stories, information, and advice. We found the place to be inviting, safe and comfortable. During the day we walked everywhere and in the evening we walked to and from the restaurants without any issues. Frank made sure that we had everything we needed to make our stay as pleasant as possible.
The time at Casa Frankie was great! The house is wonderful with a lot of lovely details. People there were very openminded and there was always a time to talk to talk to each other. It is localized in the historic center just one road aqay feom the main square. Frankie helped me a lot with his recommandations. It is very clean and you can use the kitchen all the time and there are restaurants and bars round the corner. So decide to stay at Casa Frankie and you will have a good and special time in Sao Luis!
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