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 and a stocked bar. For 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.
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!!
Very well located apartment in Salvador, in the Barra area. It is at walk distance from the beach (500 m), supermarkets (about 250 m), many restaurants and shopping Barra; couple of blocks away you can take buses to go to the historical center or you can take a cab for 20 RS (aprox 10 USD).
Great apartment in a nice and safe neighborhood! Everything is close by - restaurants, bars, beach - and there was plenty of room for a group of 5. I would definitely stay there again!
Paul's apartment in Barra is wonderful, well located between beaches (although you need to be careful at night), with an exquisite terrace, a large kitchen for cooking for friends, very clean and peaceful. A very good option for a group of friends or a big family.
This is a great apartment, perfectly located in the middle of Barra: One block away from the beach and one block away from Restaurants and a 7 minutes cab ride from the Pelorinho. The apartment is on a quiet side street and it's perfect for a small group. The rooftop terrace is fantastic. Everything worked perfect with regards to communication with the host. I recommend the apartment whole-heartedly.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.