Sofa bed for Carnaval and World Cup

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1 Bed

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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.

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The room as it looked for the World Cup in 2014

The room as it looked for the World Cup in 2014

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Room type: Shared room


Extra people: No Charge
Cancellation: Strict


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 use our living/dining room to hang out, the kitchen is not available to guests during Carnaval. 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.

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House Rules

No overnight guests allowed. Moderate drinking is allowed, but falling-down, blacking-out drinking is not. Guests who do not respect this rule will be asked to leave and will not receive a refund. No drugs. Daytime guests are okay, but please inform us if someone is coming by. Breakfast will be served from 9 to 11. Use of the house computer is limited to one hour per day per guest. WiFi use is unlimited. Guests are responsible for their own safety and security when they leave the house. No curfew - someone will be available to open the door 24 hours. A locking steel cabinet is available for any valuables guests would prefer to lock up.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Fire Extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay
Lots of light in the room

Lots of light in the room

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Salvador, Brazil
Member since May 2011


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