Great Value Dream Island Refuge

House - Private room · Ilhabela, São Paulo 11630-000, Brazil
Your host, Joao
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We are committed to offering great value, if you do not think this is the case, please make us an offer and we will consider.

Please note: the beach is 5 blocks away and so is the supermarket. Everything you need is nearby. Even Maresias which is about 30 min away from Sao Sebastiao (continent opposite Ilhabela).

From Sao Paulo, it it is really easy to get to: If you are driving you can get into Rodovia dos Trabalhadores or Dutra. Then Rodovia Carvalho Pinto, Rodovia dos Tamoios and you are in Caraguatatuba. Signs to Ilhabela will point you in the right direction. The ferryboat trip is a delight.

From Sao Paulo by bus: get a bus to Sao Sebastiao, and once you are there you can walk, get a urban bus or a cab to the ferry boat. Cross the canal and once in Ilhabela you can walk to the house or get a cab, which will cost under R$10.

Ilhabela means beautiful island and is located only 210km from Sao Paulo City and is a great place to visit among sport exercising people.

The island is famous for its good winds and is considered as the Brazilian capital of Sailing. Here you may enjoy and practice windsurfing, scuba diving, fishing, trekking, and much more.

Ilhabela is known for having 360 waterfalls, 200 of which within easy access. We personally experienced many of them, and they are truly something. One of them, Jaqueira, is not far from the house.

There are 15-20 fruit trees in our garden and if you are driving, you can park 1 or 2 cars inside the house. Vila, the centre of the night life during the summer weekends is not far.

All the commercial centre of Pereque, with supermarkets, shuttles to the wild side of the island, waterfalls, pharmacies, restaurantes is at a walking distance.

We highly recommend the ice cream of Rocha. One of the best in the world. The house is spacious, cozy, has lots of storage space, a fully tooled kitchen and service area.

It is also very safe, with protections in all windows.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 6
Extra people: $23 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $556 /week
Monthly Price: $1669 /month
Security Deposit: $278
Cancellation: Strict
  • The reservation was canceled 28 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • There is no need to make this a long review. I had the best experience @ Joao's place. The place is great location and host. He has become a long-term friend!

    April 2014
  • I Had a good time at Joao's. The place is nice and clean and the host is very nice and helpful! Thank you very much!

    January 2014
  • Excelente apartamento, muito bem localizado, organizado e sempre e muito limpo. João me recebeu muito bem e é super atencioso.

    November 2013
  • Great Location with a great host.

    November 2013
  • Joao is very nice host. He is very polite, clean, tidy, respectful and keen to help his guests. His place is fantastic. There is a cleaner twice a week that leaves the place spotless.
    The property is very central and safe, with a porter 24 hours a day. It is quite busy during the day, and rather calm during the night, although you have several bars and high profile restaurants nearby. You know when you are late when the helicopters start to fly around.
    Within ten minutes by taxi you can reach the neighborhoods of Pinheiros and Vila Madalena, where there are lots of bars and clubs. Avenida Paulista is quite close by taxi as well. Also you have several bus lines that can take you whenever you want.
    There are supermarkets and pharmacies in a walking distance as well.
    In short, it was a very nice experience. I definitely recommend this place.

    November 2013
  • It was my first experience with airbnb and also in Brasil. I stayed for one month. Chez Joao is a great host, very accomodating, helpful, attentive. the house is clean. I felt like at home. The position is great, in a safe area, full of restaurants, well connected with the attractions of Sao Paulo and also with the USP, the main University of the city. thanks!

    October 2013
  • What can I say! When staying in João's apartment you are not just given a room you are given the full Sao Paulo experience! I was shown immense hospitality from being invited to have lunch with his mother to practise my Portuguese to visiting his brothers art studio after expressing an interest. This was my first experience of using airbnb and I was shown hospitality above and beyond of what I expected! In S.P you will not find a better located/equipped apartment in which to explore the city! I wish the best of luck to João with his future endeavours!

    October 2013
  • Before I review the apartment, I must say Joaos communication via email was fantastic. Very easy to communicate with regarding questions, plans, etc. I very much enjoyed the apartment and the people living there.

    The location was amazing just like the Host. Right in the middle between my workplace (Vila Olimpia) and districts for enjoying nightlife (Vila Madalena, Pinheiros) plus Itaim Bibi, the district of Joaos apartment itself the location was absolutely perfect.

    Joao is a great host! Patient, helpful and a great person to talk to and drink a glas of wine.

    I would totally recommend this place and I will book it again once I'll be back in Sao Paulo.

    September 2013
  • I said in the beginning I was bringing a friend. He said it was okay but then he charged us the double price for the room. I was planning to stay for 2 months, but left after a week. I was disappointed about the final double charging of the room and would further not recommend this place.

    August 2013
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