A hidden gem, just 40km from Rio, built on the most pristine lush tropical forest this house was inspired by portuguese colonial arquitecture and old farm houses. A river runs through the terrain feeding a natural running water swiming pool.
This is a new house with a feeling of an old farm. The kitchen has a wood burning stove and is integrated with the ample living room and the veranda. All rooms open up to the beautiful nature all around and have AC. The roof is beautiful from the outside , with its old farm tiles and from the inside. The garden has various exotic palm trees and rare orquids.
Guests will have acess to all the house, a big nice veranda, a big garden, a natural running water swiming pool and a river to bathe.
Interaction with Guests
I will be there to greet you and will available in case you need anything. My local helper Beto lives around the corner and is a very helpful and nice person.
We are located next to Parque Estadual da Pedra Grande, a big natural reserve so there is abundant wildlife and nature. Be prepared to be visited by tucanoes!
Vargem Grande is considered a gastronomical hub (people come from Rio the city over to eat here) and there are plenty of good restaurants.
Amazing beaches are only 12 km away.
Public transportation is not good so you need a car to get around.
I usually send a driver to the airport to guide the guests home on their rented car.
Other Things to Note
If you are lucky you will be visited be a sloth! but dont worry, she is very sweet a just hangs out there on the trees. Tucanoes are a common sight.
This house is particularly great for children, they seem to enjoy it a lot.
Take good care of this house as if it was yours.
Please dont leave any food, crumbs or garbage around since we are in the middle of the forest it attracts animals and insects.
We dont allow parties and outside guests.
No loud music to respect nature.
No smoking in the house and no cigaret buts in the garden please!
We separate our garbage - organic, reciclable and normal garbage.
Please use the air conditioner preferably at night and consciously.
Veronica's house is a paradise. Both gorgeous and comfortable, perfect for families or group of friends. We had an great time and my son loved the beautiful garden.
Incrível, não há melhor palavra para descrever minha estadia nessa casa! Anfitriã comprometida e atenciosa. VOLTAREI E INDICO A TODOS!
An amazing experience, as usual. Great place to be, relax and recharge energies. The ambience combining all kinds of nature with a cosy house is a privilege for kids and adults.
Veronica was an wonderful host! She made us soup upon our arrival…she had even gone to the grocery store to pick up some essentials for us. The pictures were exactly how the place looked…every bit as beautiful. This home was our absolute favorite place we stayed. She organized a driver for us for our day in Rio. She told us excellent places to eat. Everything was truly a delight. WE LOVED IT! I hope to one day be able to go back to this beautiful oasis in the rain forest!
It has been a pleasure staying at Veronica's place. The atmosphere is lovely. The house is beautifully decorated with delicacy, art and simplicity at every corner. The ambience combines nature with good taste. The forest, river, flowers, stones and fauna in harmony. The natural beauty made us, a few times, speechless.
Stayng at this place was absolutely amazing. The house is extremely cozy, well maintained and beatifully decorated. It is as close from home as I wanted (I live in RJ) and as far away from everything as I wished. If you have kids and want a peaceful place for your kids to have fun and for you to relax, that is the place.
I'll only say one word: go. Don't hesitate. Not even a little. It's a beautiful place. I went there. I made peace with myself, with life, with the world. I feel love. I found God. And certainly didn't want to come home.
I had a dream of one day building a house in the country side, surrounded by beautiful nature and its amazing sounds. One day I found the most amazing piece of land, bordered by a river, close to a conservation unit, with amazing lush vegetation and full of different species of palm trees (a personal favorite).
This house is the dream come true. Inspired by gorgeous portuguese colonial style, every little space was carefully thought of and designed by me.
Living in bustling Rio de Janeiro it is the perfect escape into nature, not only because of its deliciousness in general, amazing surroundings, proximity to great beaches (15 minutes), but because it is so close to the city - 42 km, which makes it very simple to pack and go. On a normal day, avoiding rush hour, one takes 50 minutes to get there from Rio.
This a quiet nature retreat, but the neighborhood (Vargem Grande,10 minutes) is considered a Gastronomical Pole with many nice restaurants. The area also has an ample tradition of horseback riding.
Besides the abundant lush nature, waterfalls and great hiking trails, it is close to the best beaches in Rio de Janeiro - Prainha and Grumari, also a surfer's haven, 10km away.