What's your idea of paradise? Ours is this modest little home on top of a hill with the most spectacular view of the Prainha beach in Arraial do Cabo. It has a fully-equipped kitchen, two large beds, a flat screen TV and fast wifi.
Located right in front of Prainha, Arraial do Cabo's most central beach, our house is just a 5-minute car ride from the bus station and the supermarkets, shops, restaurants, and bars of downtown Arraial do Cabo.
You wouldn't know it from up here. Sitting on the veranda, all you'll hear is the wind and the sound of the waves. It's a very therapeutic thing, to sit here looking down at the swimmers and at the large turtles that, on sunny days, come out to say hello.
You'll have the entire house to yourself. If you're coming by car, you can safely park outside.
Interaction with Guests
We won't be there to hand you the keys in person, but we'll be in touch through email and available over the phone. Our lovely neighbor, who cleans and prepares our house for the guests, is always ready to help.
The house is located on top of a hill facing Prainha ("Morro da Prainha"), the most central and well-known beach in Arraial do Cabo.
Up on top of the hill, there are only houses. To get to the Prainha beach, you have to go down the hill, then walk for two blocks.
Prainha offers calm, crystal clear waters that are warm even at nighttime. The beach is lined up with restaurants that set up parasols and chairs at the beach, so you can enjoy beer, coconut water and seafood with your feet in the sand.
For those who enjoy sports, it's cheap and easy to rent either a kayak or a snorkel here. Arraial is also considered one of Brazil's best diving spots.
Arraial do Cabo is located 130 km from Rio. There are buses from both the Niterói and the Rio de Janeiro bus stations. It's a 3-hour trip that costs R$ 40,00.
Our house is within walking distance not only to Prainha, but also to Praia Grande, Praia do Forno, and Praia dos Anjos.
To see other paradisiacal beaches —such as As Prainhas —you can either hop on a boat (locals offer affordable half-day boat tours to Arraial's best beaches) or go by car.
For a sophisticated dinner or a night out, you can either take a bus or drive to nearby Búzios. In Cabo Frio, located just 30 minutes away, you'll find gorgeous beaches with waves, churches and fortresses, and more options for places to eat.
Other Things to Note
- The house is on top of a long hill. Getting there on foot can be exhausting, especially after a long day at the beach. Once you're at the top of the hill, you still have to go down a flight of stairs before entering the house. We recommend coming by car, especially if you have difficulties walking.
Una muy grata estadía. El apartamento es hermoso, con muchísimas comodidades y muy limpio. Pero lo que se lleva todos los aplausos es la vista que tiene la casa, es impagable!!
El patio/terraza con vista al mar tiene un aire renovador, que en minutos logra quitarle las tensiones a cualquiera.
Los anfitriones son muy amables y están en todos los detalles, respondieron inmediatamente a nuestras inquietudes y, por cuenta de ellos, nos enviaron un listado de tips útiles para movernos por Arraial. Y, por si fuera poco, nos dejaron frutas y sandwiches para el momento de nuestra llegada.
Sin dudas recomendamos este lugar, y en caso de volver a este destino, volveríamos.
Muchas gracias, chicos!
Inolvidable!!! Nuestra experiencia fue realmente increible, la vista es igual a la que se ve en las fotos, esta situado en un lugar muy seguro. Marcelle se mantuvo en contacto con nosotros haciendonos sentir mas que comodos. Para llegar a la casa debiamos subir un camino muy empinado que nos dejaba realmente exhaustos, aunque luego la recompensa superaba al esfuerzo. Una de las vistas mas hermosas de Brasil. Recomendamos ampliamente.
Inialmente quero agradecer a Mercelle pela cordialidade, como primeira vez que usei a Airbnb, tive algumas dificuldades no inicio, mas ela foi muito atenciosa e cordial. Sempre respondeu minhas mensagens prontamente.
Sobre a casa, nossaaa é otimaaaa, tem uma vista incrível é bem organizada, tem toalhas e roupas de cama em boa quantidade, a cozinha e bem equipada, o banheiro e limpo e organizado, ou seja a casa é muito aconchegante. Como a localização da casa fica no alto de um morro, obviamente dá um pouco de trabalho para quem está a pé, mas isso não significou nenhum problema pra nossa viagem. Ate brincamos que serviu para fazer um pouco de exercício durante as férias hehe. Adorei a estadia
Obrigada a Marcelle e Davog.
Bright, cozy space, exactly as described! Marcelle is an excellent host, always on top of things and there for you in a minute should you need anything at all. She also offered some great tips for local sights and eateries. We followed her advice and were not disappointed! Looking forward to another visit hopefully some time soon!
Fantastic breezes, gorgeous view, all around relaxing atmosphere. No neighbors to bother you. The only noises you will hear are the waves and an occasional donkey hee-haw.
We had a great stay in Marcelle's place, Arraial is not so busy, so if you just want to relax, it's the place to be, we definitely recommend coming by car.
Ha sido una gran experiencia. El apartamento es mucho más de lo que las fotos ya dicen de él, es espacioso, muy bien cuidado, con todas las comodidades y la mejor vista que hemos tenido junto con una terraza impresionante. Los anfitriones son de lo más amables y están en todos los detalles, Marcelle ha respondido a cada inquietud en tiempo y sus indicaciones fueron muy útiles y claras. Recomendamos este lugar sin dudarlo, volveríamos de retornar a este destino. Muchas gracias, Marcelle y Davog!!!!
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She's a Brazilian writer with eclectic tastes and eccentric friends. He's an Irish wanderer with the reddest hair in South America. Together, THEY FIGHT CRIME! (and rent out their apartment).
(and from Tuesday to Sundays offer food tours in Rio de Janeiro -
ask us for more details!)
Marcelle, 31, was born in Rio de Janeiro, but spent part of her childhood in the United States. Fluent in English and Portuguese, she is happy to help you navigate through Rio, whether it's helping you buy bus tickets or setting you up with samba or capoeira classes.
Davog, 26, has been living in Rio de Janeiro since 2010, and can give you directions to wherever you need to go. Part ninja, part artist, Davog designed our apartment's most amazing objects. He knows how to fix things, and can be in Lapa in 8 minutes should something malfunction or break.