About this listing
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)
Tell your friends over high speed wifi that you have a private bar overlooking a tropical beach in the coolest city in Latin America!
•NOTE, WE DO NOT LIVE AT THIS PROPERTY BUT WE WILL DO WHAT WE CAN TO CHECK YOU IN AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO THE TIME YOU WANT. FOR ARRIVAL AFTER BUSINESS HOURS (WEEKENDS, HOLIDAYS OR 18:00-08:00 WEEKDAYS), WE HAVE 2 OPTIONS: 1) ARRANGE OUR DRIVER TO PICK YOU UP FOR A PRICE CHEAPER THAN A TAXI AND HE CAN SHOW YOU INTO THE APARTMENT AND HAND OVER THE KEYS, OR 2) CHARGE A R$50 LATE CHECK IN FEE AND WE CAN HAVE SOMEONE MEET YOU AT THE APARTMENT WITH THE KEYS.
•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)!
•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 great contemporary 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. Upon booking we provide you with our 10 page guide with 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, benchtop water filter, 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 soap.
••Note, 1) FOR ARRIVAL AFTER BUSINESS HOURS (WEEKENDS, HOLIDAYS OR 9PM-6AM WEEKDAYS), WE CAN ARRANGE A RELIABLE DRIVER TO PICK YOU UP FOR A PRICE CHEAPER THAN A TAXI AND HE CAN SHOW YOU INTO THE APARTMENT IF WE ARE NOT AVAILABLE, 2) not very suitable for young children (less than 5 years old), 3) the apartment is at the top/3rd floor of a relatively old building that is undergoing a renovation of the façade (which is taking forever), the building does not have an elevator but compensating for this the block that the apartment is in only has 1 apartment per floor, so the apartment is at the top of the stairwell and has no neighbours above it – uniquely private for a beachfront apartment in Salvador
Note we also have a beach apartment in Arembepe that we rent from time to time if you are interested: a great option for those who want to experience an authentic fishing village on the Bahian coast with the convenience of being easily accessible by taxi from the center of Salvador (45 minutes) or Salvador’s international airport (20 minutes)
•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
•On weekdays, please put rubbish in a plastic bag leave in the space outside the front gate on the street, it is a space with a metal grill, located to the left side (facing the building, back to the beach) of the street gate; let me know if you have any questions
•As in the whole of Brazil, NO solid waste can be flushed down the toilet (including toilet paper), pls use the rubbish bin provided. It is a horror story if the toilet blocks and we charge US$50 to unblock it
•No smoking inside the apartment or in the common areas
•Please do not place any clothing or towels to dry on the front façade (balcony or windows) – this is a very strict rule for the building and I will be fined if it happens
•Please close the windows whenever you leave the apartment – it faces the sea and brief but sudden tropical rain storms can blow in without notice
•No smoking inside the apartment or in the common areas
•Although I love pets, the apartment is not suitable for animals
•Please do not take the towels provided to the beach or use them as bath mats (and be careful with makeup stains on the towels if possible) - we have had to throw out new towels a number of times. We haven´t charged guests for this until now so we appreciate your understanding
•Desfrute Salvador (enjoy Salvador)!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I'm from Sydney, Australia, and live in Salvador, Brazil, with my beautiful Bahian wife Angela Paula and our spirited Aussie-Brazilian kids Rafael and little 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!