About this listing
Beautiful large double room in a fantastic 3 bedroomed apartment in Barra, Salvador with large roof terrace, bar, hammocks and a sun deck. Perfect location only 5 minutes from the beach and over two floors with Wifi, Sky TV, two living areas and a lovely big kitchen which you are welcome to use.
The bedroom has an en suite and is situated on the lower floor.
Breakfast is served at the breakfast bar in the kitchen on the same floor with fresh fruit salad, yoghurt and granola, fresh rolls cheese and ham and coffee or tea.
The lovely big terrace upstairs is a shared space with an honesty bar and the apartment is run as a home from home with guests treated like house guests instead of paying guests.
Only available from December through to March
As a house guest, you are more than welcome to come to concerts, events and parties that I am going to locally, and on festival weekends and carnival I do events on the terrace with live capoeira and percussion. If you'd rather just do your own thing or simply hang out in one of the hammocks on the terrace, that's fine too. This bed and breakfast option is only available from December through to March.
Situated in Barra just 5 minutes from the beautiful Porto da Barra beach (voted one of the world's top 10 beaches) and the main Barra-Ondina carnival route. Barra is just 10 minutes by taxi to the old town, Pelourinho, and is a safe residential neighbourhood full of local bars and restaurants.
Price quoted is for 2 people - contact me for information on single rates.
You can use the whole apartment including the kitchen, bar and terrace. I run the bar as an honesty bar so you just pay (cost) for what you use.
Paul rocks XOXo
He is a perfect host – very caring and welcoming – and the apartment is indeed beautiful as suggested by the pictures. The location couldn't be any better either: two beaches are only a short walk away and the flat itself is bright and inviting, it is located high up, has light from both sides. The sunny terrace offers a panoramic view of the area and the ocean, and also is the perfect spot to chill on a evening.
My first and a very good experience whit Airbnb.
We, Danny & Mario from Belgium booked the private room on the floor where the kitchen is and the sitting-room.
As soon we arrived, we had a good feeling, because Paul is very social and helpfull.
In the morning you meed other guests in the kitchen while Paul prepare the breakfast. In the evening the rooftop terrace is the meeting place for the guests where Paul prepare us lovely drinks.
The roof terrace is realy great.
In these 5 days Paul recommend us 3 events of which we did two.
Without his help we certainly would not find these.
One of these events was Cortege Afro in Pelourinho. The atmosfhere was very Afro and open minded ( There are no many places in the world where you see two boys or girls kissing in the public) We had the feeling that we were in the middle of a documentary of Michael Palin.
If we go back to Salvador we would certaily stay there again.
Thank you Paul
Paul was a great host. Although he was away on holiday, he had someone meet us upon arrival to welcome us in Salvador. Check-in and check-out were very smooth.
The apartment itself is lovely and even better than in the pictures. It is very spacious and updated. There is also access to invaluable Wi-fi throughout the whole apartment. One of our favorite things was hearing the birds chirping in the morning right outside our windows since there is thick vegetation from a park across the street. You'll want to spend all your time on the hammock on the terrace sipping on Caipirinhas rather than exploring Salvador!
Paul's apartment is amazing! Great views, beautiful furniture, nice location, and incredible outdoor terrace. What a rare treat to stay here...I would definitely do it again in a heartbeat.
This place is amazing!!!! The apartment itself is huge and the rooftop terrace was the ideal place to to start off each evening with freshly made Caipirinha's. Location is perfect! Breakfast is delicious! We stayed during CARNAVAL in 2012 and couldn't have asked for a better host!! Paul took us out the first night to ensure we felt safe and comfortable, helped us buy tickets to blocos and went far beyond his duties as a host to ensure we had an incredible experience. We would like to add that this apartment and it's host are hard to come by and if you have the pleasure of staying in Paul's apartment whilst he is there you will have an incredible time.
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About the Host, Paul
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.