Stunning Salvador beach apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Av. Oceânica, Salvador, Bahia 41950-000, Brazil
David

Yes, the view is this good! Enjoy the idyllic Praia (beach) da Paciência in the heart of Salvador between Rio Vermelho and Ondina/Barra (you can walk along the oceanfront to the center of Rio Vermelho and Barra)

Your host, David
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Yes, the view is this good! Enjoy the idyllic Praia (beach) da Paciência in the heart of Salvador between Rio Vermelho and Ondina/Barra (you can walk along the oceanfront to the center of Rio Vermelho and Barra)

The Space

Tell your friends over high speed wifi that you (email hidden) overlooking a tropical beach in the coolest city in Latin America!
•Ample 2 bedroom apartment in Ondina/Rio Vermelho just a 15 minute walk from the Carnaval circuit and with unobstructed sea view to the horizon over the beautiful swimming (and surfing) beach Praia da Paciência, balcony in 1 bedroom, other bedroom with ensuite, second bathroom (both bathrooms have showers), open kitchen and living room with your own bar (complete with lit up sign from a real Salvador bar) overlooking the beach, broad band internet included. Both bedrooms and living room all enjoy the same view (whale-watching in September)!
•Take taxi to World Cup in <10 minutes (as well as the historic center Pelourinho)! – the ultimate location to enjoy World Cup (6 matches between 13 June-5 July 2014) and Confederations Cup June 2013 (20th Uruguay vs. Nigeria, 22nd Brazil vs. Italy, 30th Third Place).
•Short walk along beautiful seafront to Carnaval Ondina/Barra circuit (15 mins) and beaches in one direction and the center of bohemian bars and live music of Rio Vermelho in the other direction (10 mins) – a stunning tourist walk that you wake up to every day! A short taxi or bus ride to the old town Pelourinho
•Available for short term and long term rent, just renovated in 2012, 2 air conditioners with remote temp. control, TV, telephone with free local calls, fully furnished and finished with latest design
•Specially installed sound-proof windows in both bedrooms to make sure you get over that jetlag
•Rental direct from Australian-Bahian couple owners (with 5 apartments in Salvador); English, Portuguese and Spanish spoken; plenty of free tips on how to experience the best of Bahian culture, cuisine, music, beaches and surf; eg. live jazz at sunset at the restored customs house overlooking Bahia de Todos os Santos, Salvador’s best ice cream on the old seafront at Ribeira, or watching the ‘gente bonita’ (beautiful people) and tackling a great surf break at a classic beach bar on the northside of the city, and – of course – all the best live music events and festivals for which the city is renowned
•Dave has worked and lived in all countries across Latin American countries and so has plenty of good tips for your Latin America continental adventure (as well as many other countries in Africa and Asia)
•Furnishing: 2 double beds, built in wardrobes, 3 X chairs, 4 bar stool chairs, sofa, wifi, telephone with free local calls, full sized fridge with water filter, microwave with grill, TV, coffee brewer, iron and ironing board, and complete set of cutlery, crockery and utensils, bed sheets, towels.
•Complimentary bottle of wine, fruit bowl and toiletries.
•Note, 1) not very suitable for young children (less than 5 years old), 2) •Note, 1) not very suitable for young children (<5 years old), 2) late check in (ie. between 7pm and 7am) by prior agreement only and with additional fee to be charged

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $400
Cleaning Fee: $45
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  • Extremely friendly host who met us personally, answered all of our questions and had great touches ready (wine and coffee etc). David was great when we got lost etc and gave excellent suggestions of things to see and do.
    The location is awesome and literally across the street from the beach shown in the picture. The local area had several restaurants and bars within easy walking distance and we didn't feel threatened/intimidated at night (though not recommended to walk in the dark - we did without issue).
    The size of the apartment is great, two good bedrooms and separate bathrooms. Easy access to the city and lovely museums, shops and churches.
    Do not let the outside appearance of the building and surroundings worry you, it was great and secure. The only downside was lack of a lift, it is on the third floor (great for views and away from traffic noise). I would recommend.

    July 2014
  • Positives include the incredible views and spacious nature of the apartment.

    Negatives include the depilated state of the building (even though the apartment itself has been modernised) and the neighbourhood which feels unsafe particularly at night. With my time over again, I would have booked the host's other apartment in the Pelourinho neighbourhood of Salvador which seems more suited to foreign tourists.

    June 2014
  • We had a very nice stay in Dave's apartment. The position is just perfect,
    You have sea view also from bed :-)
    He was very kind and helped us with any kind of information.
    Perfect host!
    Thank you David!!!

    June 2014
    David
    Response from David:

    Thanks for the review Gianna. Yes, the building rubbish collection place has been under construction but will be concluded shortly. I assure you the towels and sheets were 100% clean! But I will double check to see if there are any stains

    June 2014
  • Dave was the best host we could have asked for. We were 2 Americans who had already been living in the South of Brazil for a year. Sometimes you'll find with certain Brazilian land lords that they have no grasp on American rental laws what so ever. I guess the laws must not be the same here. They go as far as to try and control who you let visit you in your apartment. Dave was not like this at all. Dave respected our space and let us "own" our living space for the 2 weeks we lived there. Dave was also prompt with helping us out in anyway possible. Whenever we needed information or help he got back to us within a day. If you are looking for a place to stay in a safe area in Salvador it's here. If you're looking to party in Salvador it's in our experience a 5 min walk from the biggest party section. If you want to be on the beach stay here. For the price you will not find anything better in salvador guarenteed. Even if you want to pay more you probably are still going to have a worse set up in my opinion. This place was probably the best coice we made on that trip, and we had an awesome trip.

    May 2014
  • Dave is the perfect host. He gave us all the info we needed and even more. The apartment is located near all the attaractions: beaches/bar restaurants/bus stop and it is comfortable and well furnished. We ha da great stay! Thanks Dave!

    April 2014
  • Ótimo apartamento, bem equipado, quartos amplos com ar condicionado, condiz perfeitamente com as fotos e o explicado pelo David. Localização excelente!!!!! O David (anfitrião) é super atencioso e prestativo. Uma ótima opção em SSA.

    March 2014
  • Ich fand Salvador super! Die Lage ist Perfekt es ist ständig etwas los am Wochenende und ich fühlte ich sicher dort. Der Strand vor der Haustüre, einfach wunderbar. David ist sehr freundlich und informiert sehr genau wo was ist. Ein sehr guter Gastgeber. Die Wohnung war sauber, wir hatten nur ein wenig Probleme mit dem Kühlschrank ansonsten fand ich es sehr gemütlich. Leider hat es keine Musik Anlage, das war das einzige was mich ein wenig gestört hat, ansonsten wirklich eine tolle Wohnung! Nächstes mal übernachte ich bestimmt wieder dort! Danke David.

    February 2014
  • We (couple) stayed for ten days in this Appartement and we want it to recommend! Great Location, good Price, nice appartement with more Space than you'll need, priceless view and superfriendly and helpful Host! If you have any questions before or during your stay just ask David and he will respond very quick. It was our first Experience with Airbnb and it all went well.

    Wir (paar) waren zehn Tage hier und würden diese Wohnung jedem weiter empfehlen! Super Location, guter Preis, schöne Wohnung, unbezahlbare Aussicht und ein sehr freundlicher und hilfsbereiter Gastgeber! Falls man irgendwelche Fragen hat vor oder während dem Aufenthalt, schreibe David eine email und er wird dir sehr schnell antworten. Es war unsere erste Erfahrung mit Airbnb und alles lief reibungslos.

    January 2014
  • David is a kind host, attentive to all the details -kitchenware, bed linen, maps and other useful travel info- we needed to make our stay in Salvador pleasant. The apartment is as described on the site, in good working order, comfortable and very well located, with many of Salvador's nicest locations within easy reach. The little beach right outside of the apartment is a huge plus!
    I highly recommend David's hospitality to everyone!

    January 2014
  • A estadia no apartamento de David foi ótima. O apartamento é bem localizado, próximo a universidade (para onde me desloquei todos os dias) e próximo a excelentes bares e restaurantes do Rio Vermelho. Tem ponto de ônibus e passa táxi a toda hora em frente o prédio. Próximo também tem supermercados, padarias e farmácia. A vista do apartamento é belíssima e o apartamento hospedou confortavelmente a mim e outras três amigas. David e sua esposa Angela foram muito solícitos, tanto antes da viagem como durante o tempo em que estivemos hospedadas.
    Quando (email hidden) certeza me hospedarei novamente com eles.

    September 2013
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Salvador
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I'm from Sydney, Australia, and live in Salvador, Brazil, with my beautiful Bahian wife Angela Paula and our spirited little Aussie-Brazilians Rafael and baby sister Eva. A lawyer and economist by training, I left management consulting over ten years ago, joining a nonprofit organization working across Africa and Latin America, before meeting my wife and settling here in the city that is the perfect expression of African soul and Latin American rhythm, melded during centuries into the truly unique cultura baiana. We love offering free advice to all visitors so that you can enjoy the well-kept secrets of Salvador; eg. live jazz at sunset at the restored customs house overlooking Bahia de Todos os Santos, Salvador’s best ice cream on the old seafront at Ribeira, or watching the ‘gente bonita’ (beautiful people) and tackling a great surf break at a classic beach bar on the northside of the city, and – of course – all the best live music events and festivals for which the city is renowned. Seja bem-vindo!
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