About This Listing
A huge and airy 3 bedroom apartment, garden, and veranda with hammock, a huge living room and kitchen as well, a supermarket a block away and just a minute from the coolest beach in Salvador... perfect for a medium to large-size group or family that needs more than just 1 or 2 bedrooms.
1 minute's walk from the beach in Porto da Barra, ground floor, 30 seconds from the supermarket, 5 minutes from the start of the carnival (Barra lighthouse), on a charming street. The apartment is 140 square metres (1260 square ft), has a kitchen, 2 shower/toilets, a bathtub, 3 double bedrooms all with both air conditioning and ceiling fans (1 with fitted wardrobe and queen-size bed, 1 with queen-size bed, 1 with kingsize bed and fitted wardrobe with en-suite shower/toilet,) an enormous lounge with 2 sofas (both of them are double sofa-beds), a varanda at the front with hammock and a garden at the back with place to sunbathe, laundry areas and barbecue area. Free 10Mb wifi and a safe for documents. All electricity* and gas included. This apartment could comfortably hold up to 15 people.
NOTE FOR CARNIVAL 2016: I will only rent for the whole carnival period (up to 9 nights), the price will be 13,000 reals for up to 15 people (11,250 reals for up to 10 people).
OBS: DURANTE CARNAVAL 2016 SÓ FECHAMOS UM PACOTE PARA TODO O CARNAVAL, DE 6 A 9 NOITES. O VALOR É 13 MIL REAIS PARA ATÉ 15 PESSOAS (onze mil duzentos e cinquenta reais PARA ATÉ 10 PESSOAS).
Varanda with hammock (OK for smokers)
40 inch TV with cable channels
10 Mb Wifi
A/C (in all three bedrooms)
Ceiling Fans (in all rooms)
Ground floor (easy access, just 2 steps)
Private parking (for a small car such as Fiat Uno)
Laundry Area with washing machine
Great for families or large groups. Up to 15 people.
Best carnaval expirance we could ask!
The location of the Partment was great - next to a big grocery shopping, 15 min from the local mall, 5 min from the beach, 7 min from the Carnaval.... Close to everything!
The host and his wife were both great hosts! Actually there wee more like friends rather hosts... They even invited us to join them to a BBQ...
If we had a problem In the apartment, Alexis solve it as soon as he could, even though it was in the middle of the carnval!
The apartment is big, 2 bathrooms, a garden and a balcony in the front... There was a place to everyone!
Button line - we were 15 people in the apartment and we all agreed that it was great - great host, great apartment, great location, and great price... (Which is important as well!)
Brilliant stay in Salvador over the New Year's holiday! Alexis is an outstanding host...he made sure we had everything we needed, including information on all that was happening. The apartment itself is in an ideal location, 1 min from the beach, supermarket, ATM, restaurants, bars, etc. It is simple but everything works and Alexis is on hand to answer any questions. Will definitely be back and will definitely stay here again. Highly recommend!
Já conheço Salvador (vou sempre) e escolhi a hospedagem por sua localização. O apartamento é excelente, inclusive, está em estado de conservação bem superior ao mostrado nas fotos. Infelizmente não conhecemos o anfitrião, apenas uma pessoa (muito atenciosa) designada por este. No entanto, apesar de a experiência ter sido bastante positiva, por sermos um grupo bastante flexível, acostumado a viajar para diversos tipos de acomodações, duas situações foram bastante desagradáveis: a primeira diz respeito à vaga na garagem. O anfitrião informou que havia uma vaga disponível para um carro de pequeno porte (que era o nosso caso). No entanto, este nos informou que não estava localizando as chaves da garagem e que as levaria logo. Ficamos esperando as chaves que não apareceram e por isso deixamos o carro na rua. Por desconhecer os novos padrões de estacionamento da rua onde fica a hospedagem, o carro foi rebocado por estacionamento irregular, o que nos causou um enorme transtorno, que teria sido evitado, caso tivéssemos acesso à garagem, conforme combinado. Há também problemas com relação à limpeza do local, que não cabe maiores detalhes. No entanto, conforme já escrito, o apartamento é excelente e muito bem localizado, bastando uma atenção maior do anfitrião para esses pequenos ajustes.
Very spacious and great location. Just a short walk to the beach, and conveniently next to a grocery store and restaurants. Safe area. Air conditioning works well in the bedrooms. Not the cleanest place I have seen and the showers were not the greatest, but overall it was a good experience. The balcony with the hammock was very chill as well.
Had a great stay here during the first week of the World Cup. Here's my breakdown:
The apartment: It was as described, with plenty of space, beer in the fridge, and a nicer/bigger TV than seen in the pictures. Weather was pretty mild, but the bedroom air conditioners worked well.
The neighborhood: Apartment is in a great spot. It's a very short walk to either beach. The grocery store across the street is perfect to stock up on supplies and pull cash from the ATMs. Unfortunately, there was quite a bit of construction going on along the beach and on Rua Barão de Sergy itself. This didn't really impact us, nor was it with the host's control. The neighborhood didn't have much going on after 11 p.m., except for some shady characters walking about, but luckily there were other nearby neighborhoods with more nightlife.
The hosts: Jeane and Alexis were great. Our flight arrived at the inconvenient time of 2.45 a.m. They were able to get us a key straight away rather than having us wait at the airport until a more reasonable. Likewise, on our final day we were able to stay well into the afternoon due to our flight not being until evening. They also provided us with pretty detailed information about the surrounding area as well as suggestions.
Alexis has been a great host: he gave us all kind of information we would need and regularly checked that everything was going well. House was very spacious, older than how it looks like in picture but still a great place where to stay. Very central and safe!
We had a nice stay in Salvador and loved being in Barra, two steps away from the Sea. While we stayed there, we had a nice glimpse of the pre-Carnaval atmosphere, seeing how Jeanne and her friends were getting ready - lovely! The flat has all basics you will need, could need a little "refresh". If you are not extremely demanding, it we bill perfect for you.
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About the Host, Jeane & Alexis
Recently married but together for 8 years, Jeane is a fashion designer from Salvador and Alexis is an internet CEO from London. They have a little girl (Lilli is 4) and a little boy (aged 1 year) and they all live right on the beach in front of the best sunsets in the world, 5 minutes walk from the landmark Barra Lighthouse, where the world famous Salvador carnival takes place. We love life, our babies, partying, meeting new people, BBQing, traveling, watching TV series, lying in the hammock and our friends.