Secret Bay Apartment 4 in Joaquina

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Beco dos Surfistas, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina 88062, Brazil
Your host, Denis
33 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Located between two of the island's most popular beaches, Joaquina and Mole, (within walking distance to both), and close to Lagoa da Conceiçao, neighborhood famous for its cafes and restaurants, this is a basic apartment with a small kitchen, balcony and two bedrooms.

There's a bedroom with a bed for two and one smaller bedroom with a single bed, one bathroom (shower).

A folding bed for an extra guest is also available, so the maximum of people who can stay in this apartment is 4.

If you will be using a car, there's space for parking. A bus stop is 3 minutes away. Washer is available in the building. We also have plenty of books and DVDs in different languages that you can borrow.

We are always available for any assistance, and we can recommend things to do in Florianopolis, places to visit, restaurants, clubs, etc. You will also get a local cellphone so that you can get in touch with us whenever you need.

There's a lot of things to do nearby, hiking trails (for example to Secret Beach which is a small hidden little beach that is actually closest to our place), surfing lessons, windsurf, bodyboarding, sandboarding, kayaking, sailing, fishing, etc. There's a nudist beach (which also happens to be the most beautiful beach on the whole island), 5 min away by car (or 30 min away if you walk).

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Guest Access

WiFi, Washer, Dryer, Barbecue Area, Gated Parking, Fitness Room

Interaction with Guests

We are always available if you have any questions or concerns.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $25
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Denis and Jonas are great hosts. The place is great, very confortable! And also very close to the beach. You also have a lot of privacy over there, and if you need anything they will be in the house next door. Would definitely recommend them to all airbnb users

    May 2014
  • Denis' apartment is amazing - it's close to everything as everyone said.

    If you are walking everywhere like we did these are the times we managed:

    Praia Mole in 30 minutes (uphill)
    Praia Joaquina in 15-20 minutes
    Lagoa da Conceicao in about 15-20 minutes

    If you're biking or driving, you'll feel like everything is next door :) although I wouldn't bike up to Praia Mole as it's a pretty steep incline with lots of traffic on busy days.

    The apartment itself is clean and comfortable, no air conditioning wasn't a problem during the time that we were there and the rooms themselves are comfortable. Don't expect freshly pressed linens or monogrammed towels, but do expect an authentic and genuine experience. The hosts themselves are great - responding almost immediately to the Whatsapp contacts they provided.

    We rented this location without any definite plans, and still managed to keep busy every day as there's plenty to explore nearby. I highly recommend staying at Secret Bay Apartments.

    The kitchen had all the basics from a bialetti espresso pot to your usual gastop stove and frying pans - If you plan to cook some of your meals you'll be able to here! they even have a common area churasco style grill on the ground floor that we used a few times for dinner.

    April 2014
  • The Apartment in Joaquina is very nice and and situated in a good location between the beaches and the town. Denis was a super host and was available via text or Whatsapp for questions and to help organise taxis etc.The apartment was very clean and had all the modern amenities one would expect.

    Floripa is pretty spread out and the apartment is in a very quiet area so if you are looking for nightlife you probably will end up needing to get a taxis to and from everywhere...but Taxis are pretty cheap. The beaches of Mole and Joaquina are within a 20-25 min walk

    March 2014
  • Perfect bolt hole to recover from the excesses of carnival! Flat exactly as described, comfortable and convenient.

    March 2014
  • The apartment was great. We were welcomed by Denis, and later by Jonas, when we arrived and shown to the apartment, which had a few nice unexpected extras, like filtered water and a stovetop coffee filter. The apartment was spacious and had a nice view over the garden and to the hills in the distance. It is located on a very quiet street. It takes about 25 minutes to walk to Praia Mole and the same to Praia Joaquina. Overall, a really relaxing place to stay.

    March 2014
  • Dennis was extremely helpful in providing tips on the local transportation options (bus, bicycles, mopeds, etc) as well as securing airport transportation in a land where cab drivers don't always show up as requested!
    The apartment was as described: It provided basic, clean, and safe accommodations for 3 adult guests. There were fans in each bedroom which came in handy during the hot days.
    I appreciated the few kitchen items left behind by previous guests which made small meal preparation easy and convenient. Walk to Joaquina beach was a breeze; There one will find surfers as well as miles of beach to explore in solitude or with friends. Access to beautiful Mole and Galheta beaches up north requires going up a moderate hill, but still a manageable 30-minute walk. Multiple smoothie bars and restaurants can be found on the way to Lagoa. I would definitely return in the future.

    March 2014
  • The secret is out! Best place to stay whilst visiting the beautiful Florianopolis.

    Located ideally between gorgeous Joaquina beach and Mole beach. The apartments are a great base and are equipped to make you feel really comfortable throughout.

    Not only are the apartments perfect but the hosts (who stay next door) made the stay truly special.

    Denis and Jonas go above and beyond to make sure that you are comfortable and that you feel at home. Way above any service I have had before.

    I cannot recommend this place enough and I am looking forward to returning to my second home in the future already!

    Thanks guys!


    January 2014
  • Denis has a great apartment and was super helpful for us. When we left headed for the airport, he caught us a block away to tell us we wouldn't be able to find a taxi and then called one for us. Great host and charming apartment.

    November 2013
  • Had a relaxing stay, the apartment is in a peaceful location while still only a 20-25 minute walk to bars and restaurants on the lagoon and the beaches. Denis very helpful at check in and sorting out taxis. Good hammock too... Recommended.

    November 2013
  • This is a great place that is cozy and quiet and a perfect leisurely walk to Joaquina beach. I'd definitely stay here again.

    August 2013
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We are Denis and Jonas, a Canadian-Brazilian couple living between Spain and Brazil. We work from home (web-based), enjoy movies, reading, dancing and, of course, the beach.
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