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.
In January and February I am usually in Salvador so I also offer a serviced option including breakfasts, regular cleaning (email hidden)r festival weekends and carnival I do events and receptions on the terrace with capoeira and live drumming
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 of Rs 50 per person for any additional guests. There is a six day minimum stay during carnival (Feb 28 - March 4, 2014) and a 3 day minimum stay at all other times. There is one local charge not included here - a cleaning fee (Rs 100). Electricity is included for all stays of 1 week or under but charged for separately for longer stays. Additional cleaning can be arranged during your stay if you want.
Paul and Airbnb want me to leave a review . Personally not enough space on this page for me to say what I really feel. Location excellent turn left up the hill beach shops turn right from location beach and shops. Dario the grounds keeper is now my friend. The apartment the terrace you have to see it for yourself in order to understand how I feel . When we arrived Paul sent me an email asking is everything okay I replied two words Muito bem!!!! Paul you participated in making three peoples dream come true. We came because of the world cup but it was more than that the people met and became friends with the places we saw. I can go back to Salvador and get around by myself. I was glad you urged me to check out Morrow de Sao Paulo that alone would have been enough. Like I say words cannot describe my trip and stay in Salvador Morrow do Gavazzaha and those hills will make you fit by the end of the stay. Sound system excellent we were jamming. I really feel like I am giving too much info I want to keep it to myself. The day I left I went on the terrace spent an hr there nearly in tears. I loved the terrace great conversations came forth because of the terrace .
Paul's place is wonderful! He is an excellent host, though he was not present during our stay. He provided detailed information about the area (and Salvador in general) and also clearly set expectations regarding the check-in process prior to our stay.
There was a bit of an ant problem in the kitchen while we were there. Paul is aware and I have no doubt that he will address the issue immediately. We dealt with it just fine and though it was an irritation for us we still enjoyed our stay.
The apartment is beautiful. We spent our first night sipping cocktails and having a bit of a dance party on the roof deck - such a fun time! We also enjoyed the hammocks, and having three separate bedrooms was a huge plus. It was nice for members of our group to be able to come and go as they wished without bothering the others.
The location is quite nice as well. Only a few blocks from the beach, and there is a grocery store just a few blocks away.
I'm already dreaming of coming back to Barra and staying at Paul's place...
We spend very good time in Paul's appartment. It is nicely furnished and has a wonderful terrass. We also appreciated being in a safe neighborhood as there was a police strike during our stay.
It was very easy to get in contact with Paul and to have access to the place.
He provided us very useful information about the surroundings and other places to visit near Salvador.
We enjoyed our stay in Pauls apartment, especially the evenings on the terrace. Salvador is a wonderful city. Pauls agent Felipe was extremely helpful, he even took us to Imbassai where we had a wonderful time.
March 2014 Ulrike, Peter, Jutta and Horst
Once again Paul is going to get a great a review!
Paul was an amazing Host, he catered for our every need, booking airport transfers, language translation, buying t-shirts (tickets) for carnival Blocos, even arranging day trips and so much more.
The pictures don't do the apartment justice and the roof too terrace in the evening quickly became our home from home. Relaxing in the hammock, a fully stocked bar and a good sound system really did make the apartment a cut above the rest.
On out first day in Barra Paul took out group of 5 for a full tour of the local area, showing us some great restaurants, sights and pretty much a full run down of local info. We quickly became settled in and Paul's local knowledge was so helpful.
We were lucky to be the first guests to enjoy Paul's all inclusive carnival package. On our first night Paul threw a reception party on out terrace, the bar man Anderson made awesome cocktails. Then Paul walked us and all out guests down to the pre-carnival procession.
Throughout the following carnival days Paul was always around making sure we enjoyed carnival, he helped us plan some nights out and advised us on what each bloco and camrote had to offer. The wifi had really good signal in every room of the apartment so we easily stayed in contact with Paul via whatsapp and (website hidden). Paul was always happy to help and had a 'Can do' attitude throughout our stay.
On the last saturday of our stay Paul threw another party which was much larger than the first spread over our terrace and the downstairs apartments terrace which Paul also owns. Paul gave us flyers with the apartment address and party details which we gave to all our new Brazilian friends. The party was a great success, capoeira performances and a Brazilian contemporary dance performance was the highlights of the night. You'll get a great idea of what Paul's offering in the houseguest Brazil video and you'll see us guys there too hahaha.
All in all I would give the apartment and Paul 10/10 and we would definitely stay again.
Me and my family stayed at Paul's fantastic apartment for 2 weeks in February 2014. Paul is the best - the greatest host ever. The apartment is great and fantastic roof terrace. I will recommend one of Paul's apartments to everybody who wants to go to Salvador - singles, couples and families.
All the best to Paul and his friends.
Paul is an exemplary host. Our stay in Salvador would not shine without him, like Paula and Adam. Your kindness, affection and receptividades were complementary to the beautiful apartment / coverage. I could not finish this review without leaving soon registered the delicious breakfast served all day. Paul, is a special person!
Paul's place was great, it was everything we expected in a nice safe neighborhood. There were two different beaches that are within walking distance and a shopping mall close by, restaurants and nightlife are close by as well! Our stay in Salvador was great, I would recommend this to any of my friends.
I booked this place for my parents and friends and they deeplyy enjoyed their stay in this stunning apartment. It was a perfect base for a great and relaxed stay in Bahia and easy accessibility for al major tourist attractions. It is also close by an amazing Shopping Center Shopping Barra. Definitely would love to see it myself one day!
O apartamento é ótimo, bastante espaçoso, lindo, e com toda estrutura que precisamos! É muito bem localizado, perto da praia, perto de mercado, bares, restaurantes... Paul foi super atencioso! Tivemos uma ótima estadia!!
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