Imagine an apartment located within walking distance to three of the most famous beaches in Florianopolis: Mole, Galheta and Joaquina; a short bike ride to Lagoa da Conceicao with its cafes and boutiques; just a few minutes away from Rendeiras avenue with its restaurants and pubs... Our neighbourhood is called Retiro da Lagoa and it is perhaps the best base to visit the island, as it is right in the middle of it, and very close to Downtown.
Our Apartment has two bedrooms, one has a bed for two and the other has a single bed. There's a kitchen with a fridge, a gas stove, basic kitchen utensils. We provide you with bed linen and towels, and you will be able to use a washing machine which is just outside of the building.
We will provide mineral water, and there's always some tea, coffee, crackers and similar "emergency food" in the apartment in case you arrive late and the shops are already closed.
All you need is close by: a lot of restaurants on Rendeiras Avenue; a couple of grocery stores; one bus stops literally at the end of our street, and the other - a short walk away. Three major beaches, a few less known beaches (such as Secret Beach) are right here; the Lagoon, with its windsurfing & kitesurfing schools, kayaks that can be rented by hour, water bikes, and more fun! Walk 10 minutes towards Joaquina and you will see the famous Joaquina Dunes, where you can rent a sandboard and slide down a huge mountain of sand! Pictures taken here will make it look like you are in a real desert!
If you like football, we have a community football field literally across the street, with several local teams competing every week. You can watch and scream with everybody else and feel as Brazilian as it gets :-)
Lagoa da Conceicao offers a variety of nightclubs, bars, pubs, Mexican restaurants, an English pub and an Irish pub, pizzerias, cafes, bakeries... you name it, it's there. It takes about half an hour to walk to Lagoa from here, and it is a very nice walk bordering the lagoon. Otherwise, there are buses, taxis and you can rent a scooter nearby.
But the best part is the beach: Joaquina and Mole are both 20 minutes away (walking) or 3 minutes by scooter or car (except during high season when there is a lot of transit and you are better off walking). Galheta, the island's only nudist beach, is also close (it starts where Mole Beach ends).
If you get tired of the beach and all the fun activities around here, you can relax in the hammock on your balcony, overlooking Lagoa's Hills. We have books in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch and Italian - and a collection of DVDs (mostly TV shows, but also a few movies). You will have access to all that and also to a few board games such as Monopoly and Scrabble to entertain yourselves.
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Me and my friend stayed in secret bay apartment 3 which was absolutely fantastic. The apartment is well kept, clean, has alll the essentials and is in a beautiful location.
What made our stay extra special was the hosts. The hosts were (Denis and Jonas) hospitable, welcoming, provided lots of local information and helped us with any request we had .
We look forward to returning in the future. Thank you once again
This was my first Airbnb experience and it was great! Everything was correct and exactly as advertised. Denis and Jonas responded very quickly to our needs (for example, drinking water). The apartment is nice and quiet, perfect for relaxing -- and being within walking distance (no need for bus) from 3 excellent beaches is a big plus. We enjoyed the DVD collection, too.
Denis welcomed me when I arrived. I had one of the upper apartments. It was like seen on the photos. The view was nice from the balcony.with hammock was beautiful. The whole stay was very laid back. I recommend renting a car to get to all beaches in Florianopoliis.
Denis and Jonas were great hosts who were easily available for questions. Beautiful apartment, and would come back in a heart beat. Thanks guys!!
Five brilliant days in the lovely Florianopolis. Despite arriving on Christmas Day, Denis & Jonas were very welcoming and the apartment has everything you need in a very central location with respect to access to Praia Mole, Joaquina and the Lagoa all a short drive or a 20-25 minute walk away. The setting is very tranquil and very much as advertised - if there are two of you staying you are likely to fight over the hammock as its so relaxing after a day on the beach. We were relatively independent but both were there when we needed guidance. A fantastic start to a wonderful vacation. Tip - amazing sushi at The Black Sheep on the Ave das Rendeiras.
This was a very nice apartment, laid back vibe, near beach and two good sized rooms with a hammock and nice yard area. Very relaxing. And Denis and his partner were friendly and helpful hosts. Highly recommended.
Very calm and sweet apartment in great location with an amazing hammock bed in the balcony really cosy at he sunset
The hosts are great in helping me find everything I need, I'll be back!!
Floripa is AMAZING
This is a very nice apartment in a quiet area with a good location which is great for relaxing or to use as a base for exploring some of the best areas of Florianopolis. It is also a 15-20min walk to one of the liveliest evening/night spots or 5min cab/bus/car/bike ride. The apartment has everything one might need and is very safe. The hosts are fantastic, very responsive, helpful and pleasant! I recommend this place.
Great place! I highly recommend it!
This apartment is awesome - has everything you need. Denis was close by to give me a hand when I had questions, but still gave me total privacy.
Had a blast in Florianapolis out of their apartment.