Sofa bed for Carnaval and World Cup

House - Shared room · R. Areal do Baixo, Salvador, Bahia 40060-210, Brazil
Mark

Sofa bed for up to two people in a shared room. It is slightly smaller than a standard double bed. The room will sleep up to 6 people total. We are a Brazilian/American couple and their 8 year old son who have been renting rooms for years.

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Sofa bed for up to two people in a shared room. It is slightly smaller than a standard double bed. The room will sleep up to 6 people total. We are a Brazilian/American couple and their 8 year old son who have been renting rooms for years.

The Space

This is a slightly smaller than standard sofa bed that is ideal for a couple. It is in our coed dorm room, which will sleep up to four other people, see our other listings. We also have two double rooms available in the same house.

Here is our standard description:

Come spend Carnaval with our family! I am an American living in Brazil with my Brazilian wife and our 6 year old son. We've been renting beds for years now and can provide lots of advice as to what to do and what to avoid during the Carnaval season. Although we all like to have fun and the beer and caipirinhas will be flowing, we do ask that any hard-core partyers think twice about staying here.

A fantastic breakfast spread is included during Carnaval and World Cup. All rooms have ceiling fans. Drinking OK, smoking fine on the patio (my wife smokes), please no drugs.

WiFi is available in house, and 1 hr. internet time per day on our computer. Bring your laptop or other wireless device for unlimited access!

We are located in the center of the city, just off the 'Avenida/Campo Grande' parade route and a 15 minute walk to Pelourinho. Barra is also within walking distance although it's farther. All services in easy walking distance from our house: restaurants, pharmacy, etc.

Feel free to user our kitchen to cook, and our living/dining room to hang out. We have a washing machine, we charge R$5 per load.

Additional days can be reserved before and after the Carnaval period at a rate of R$60/day, contact us for availability. A locking steel cabinet is available for valuables.

Dois de Julho is an old and historic neighborhood, Jorge Amado, author and Bahia's favorite son, set the novel 'Dona Flor and her two husbands' here, and it was also home to the poet Castro Alves. Once an upscale location, it has ridden the booms and busts of Brazil's economy. A recent, poorly conceived renovation has fallen into disrepair as there is no budget to maintain it. However, the largo is home to many things: our street has two music studios and there is a luthier around the corner - there are performance spaces and a musical venue. There are also lots of restaurants, two small supermarkets, a pharmacy, a dvd rental store, an art supply store, a graffiti supply store, a pizzeria, a dollar store, and several shops selling craft supplies. There are fruit and vegetable stands, a yoga studio, a bike shop, and even a center for traditional Chinese medicine. There are at least three bakeries in operation here. Pelourinho, malls, and movie theaters are within easy walking distance, as are the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) and the Museum of Sacred Art (Museu de Arte Sacra). The largo is home to doctors and lawyers, artists and musicans, but also has inexpensive boarding houses that are home to many people of much more modest income. The largo also has its share of homeless people and dogs, drunks, drug addicts, and assorted troublemakers. The streets are narrow, paved with old fashioned paving stones, and most of them, ours included, have at least one humble bar that can get loud, particularly on the weekends. A friend of mine from New York City who has been coming to Bahia for thirty years claims Dois de Julho as his favorite neighborhood in all of Salvador, due to its unique character and location in the city center. I personally couldn't imagine living anywhere else in the city.

Room type: Shared room
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 1:00 PM
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Cancellation: Strict
  • Very nice and clean accommodation. Unfortunately mark wasn't there but his wife was very helpful and always reachable. Thanks for driving us to the bus station at our last day. :-) good and safe location and just a short walk to the center. Always again.

    June 2014
  • Mark was an excellent host - very responsive, fun to chat to, and his house is great. Mark was so helpful that he stood outside in the rain for 30 minutes trying to hail us a cab to get to the airport at 3:00 in the morning! (He has cabbie friends who he can usually arrange to have take you to the airport, but the rain was of biblical proportions as his friend was flooded into his neighborhood, though he did call an hour in advance to let us know he wouldn't be able to take us, so I would trust him otherwise).

    You can't go wrong staying here!

    March 2014
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English, Português
School
University of New Hampshire
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Proprietor Mil Muros (art supplies)
About
I'm from Western Massachusetts but have lived in Bahia for almost ten years. I run a small retail art supplies store close to our house and I am also a visual artist who is very interested in street art. I used to train Capoeira, which is what originally brought me here, but now I do more biking and running for exercise. My wife is a big fan of Samba music (in all of its variations) and my son likes kung fu - and riding bikes with his dad :)
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