Luxury penthouse apartment with amazing roof top terrace and bar. Ideal for families and small groups. Two living rooms, 3 bedrooms, all with AC, 3 bathrooms, sun deck with outdoor shower. Ideal location in Barra 5 minutes from the beach.
Beautiful modern apartment on two floors with an amazing roof terrace with hammocks, bar, sea view, sun deck and outdoor shower. 5 minutes from the beach and the main carnival route in Barra. The flat has 3 bedrooms, 2 double - both with en suite bathrooms and a third twin bedded room. There is a third bathroom plus two living rooms, one with a double sofa bed. All bedrooms have AC. The downstairs has a large open plan kitchen with breakfast bar. There is Wifi (on all floors) and Cable TV.
We are not just an agency offering apartments to rent, handing you the keys and closing the door – we call our business House Guest Brazil as we want you to feel like house guests in a very special house.
A house where artists and art lovers hang out throughout the year with regular events and performances. A house with special private events with live capoeira, percussion and dance.
I also offer a serviced option including breakfasts, regular cleaning and a stocked bar.
For festival weekends and carnival I do events and receptions on the terrace with capoeira and live drumming. If you are in Salvador celebrating a birthday or anniversary then I can help arrange some music and entertainment on the terrace for you.
If you are interested in coming for carnival in 2016 then let me know. Carnival is happening immediately after the Yemanja festival on Feb 2 so Salvador is having a bumper carnival with 10 days of celebrations and we have a number of packages covering the period from 31 Jan to Feb 10.
Barra is a beautiful residential area about 10 minutes by cab to the old town (Pelourinho). It has 2 great beaches - one on the Atlantic coast with great surf and one on the Bay side with beautiful tranquil waters (Porto do Barra). It's where the main Barra-Ondina carnival route starts and one of the city's main venues for free concerts and events.
The price quoted for renting the whole flat is for up to 4 people with an additional nightly charge for any additional guests. There is a six day minimum stay during carnival (Jan 31 - Feb 10, 2016) and a 3 day minimum stay at all other times. Electricity is included for all stays of 2 weeks or under but charged for separately for longer stays.
The whole apartment over two floors. Exclusive access to the private roof top terrace.
Interaction with Guests
When I'm in Brazil (Dec to March) I show guests around the local area and help with advice on what's on. When I'm in the UK I send through printed information sheets on where to go in and around Salvador.
Barra is a lovely residential area very close to the Old Town but with its own distinct atmosphere. Recently renovated with a large pedestrianised seafront, it is one of the most attractive neighbourhoods in the city. My favourite place is the lovely Porto da Barra beach, 5 minutes from the apartment.
Excellent bus routes
10 minutes by taxi to Pelourinho
Other Things to Note
The Apolo building is an small old building and does not have a lift. The apartment is on the 3rd and 4th floors and there is no step free access.
The outside of the building is in need of a new coat of paint (hopefully this will be happening within the next 6 months) so doesn't look great from the outside but it does create a nice contrast with the refurbished interior, producing a little bit of a surprise factor if you have friends round.
For carnival (Feb 3-10, 2016) I do a minimum 6 day package
The upstairs lounge and terrace has a music system with cables for i-pods. Please respect the neighbours and make sure you don't play music loudly after midnight.
We try to make sure the apartment feels like a home from home - and we expect you to treat it like your home. That means leaving the apartment as you find it - clean and tidy. If you would like additional cleaning services during your stay then please let us know and we can arrange that for you.
I stayed in Paul's apartment with 2 colleagues for 5 days while working in Salvador, and it was a welcome respite from exhausting days. The space is as advertised, quiet and comfortable with all you need. The terrace is lovely and peaceful, the neighbourhood has everything close by and felt safe for walking even at night. Paul was super responsive and helpful, as was his local agent for handing over the keys etc. We'll definitely stay there again on our next trip.
We felt very welcome. We really enjoyed the books, the detailed explanation about nearby supermarkets, hospital et touristic attractions.
A nice surprise as well: the host is encouraging people to leave things in the flat: so when we arrived, the flat had basic food supply (coffee, sugar, salt, etc), soap, and even a beer in the fridge!
Amazing terrace with view on nice thick mango trees that give privacy.
This apartment was absolutely spectacular! It was central in location to several restaurants and shops, and was exactly as pictured. Paul was a wonderful host and made my group feel exceptionally welcomed upon arrival. Salvador in itself is a destination that I will visit again, and I will be sure to stay in one of Paul's properties for that trip!
I can't say enough about Paul and his amazing apartment. Excellent location, minutes away from the beach, shops and restaurants, and a short drive / bus ride away from Pelhourino and other salvador attractions. The rooftop is unreal and the apartment is just as described.
I can't say enough about Paul - he was a truly superb host. He greeted us upon arrival and made himself available to us during our stay. He gave us a tour of the nearby area and made us feel welcome in this amazing city!
Would definitely stay in Paul's place again. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have about this rental!
Good apartment - secure lovely location - liked using the hammock outdoors! Near to local supermarkets, beach and seaside town, easy access to downtown area. Would recommend to stay here again!
Fantastic apartment... Paul was able to help us get the place sorted at very short notice. Everything was extremely clean and a short distance to the beach. I'd highly recommend Paul's place to anyone wanting to stay in Salvador.
Amazing apartment perfectly located and very well equipped! We had an amazing time and the communication and organization has been easy and perfect!
I would always recommend this place!
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English guy who splits his time between Brighton and Salvador. When I'm in Brazil (usually December through til March) and in Brighton (May to August) I do hosted bed and breakfasts - by hosted I mean you're treated as a house guest rather than someone staying in a guest house - you can come with me to concerts and events and join me for drinks on the terrace or in the garden. I do events and receptions for the bigger festival events like Yemanja, canival and New Year's Eve in Salvador and Brighton Festival and Pride in Brighton. Happy to introduce you to local friends and try to make your stay as great as possible. Salvador and Brighton are both amazing cities and everyone is very friendly but, like everywhere, you get more out of your stay if you stay with someone who knows the city. You are also welcome to just do your own thing or hang out on the terrace or in the garden. I have a large network of friends and contacts involved in music, arts and dance in both cities. When I'm not there I rent the flats out as self catering units but still more than happy to advise on local information, where to go and put you in contact with some local friends.