Recanto Magico House

House - Entire home/apt · Rua da cachoeira, Santo Antonio Da Serra, Rio de Janeiro 25270-650, Brazil
Thais

Recanto Magico is one of the charming, peaceful houses at the Vista Alegre Retreat, a place intentionally designed for guests to connect with themselves and with nature.
Three of the bedrooms have double beds, and the other has two single beds.

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Recanto Magico is one of the charming, peaceful houses at the Vista Alegre Retreat, a place intentionally designed for guests to connect with themselves and with nature.
Three of the bedrooms have double beds, and the other has two single beds.

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Recanto Magico is one of the charming, peaceful houses at the Vista Alegre Retreat, a place intentionally designed for guests to connect with themselves and with nature.

Three of the bedrooms have double beds, and the other has two single beds. There are four bathrooms, three of which are private and adjacent to the bedrooms.

Set apart from the other houses, Recanto Magico has gardens, a waterfall fed natural pool, a deck and barbeque, covered front porch and sitting area, spacious living and dining areas, and four private bedrooms. As a guest renting one of the bedrooms, you will have access to the entire house, pool, etc.

You will enjoy views of the valley and listen to the sound of the river. The house is tastefully decorated with many windows and places to relax, connect, rejuvenate.

Recanto Magico is 3 kilometers from the small town of Santo Antonio. It is located one hour away from the center of Rio de Janeiro, and can be reached by car or by a public bus that runs from Santo Antonio to the Central Train station in Rio.

See my other listings for information on individual room rental.

Background on Recanto Magico and Vista Alegre Retreat Center:
The founders of Vista Alegre believe in the power that place has on our personal and collective transformation.

Vista Alegre is a meeting place consciously infused with energy that awakens the best in the human spirit: creativity manifested through vision and joy. It was designed to help change agents in the co-creation of a more humane and sustainable world.

The experience of Vista Alegre Retreat is quite unique. You can't imagine that just a few kilometers from a major road that connects Rio to the center of Brazil, there is this hidden paradise; embedded in a lush valley, surrounded by mountains and forests and crossed by rivers and streams. The combination of sights and sounds of the forest and river help open you to another reality. These are gates of relaxation, a gift of Vista Alegre, helping you to connect into conversations that matter, letting go, allowing new insights and possibilities.

Vista Alegre Retreats can accomodate groups of 25-30, with four houses, meeting areas, 2 pools, gardens, sauna, and full catering services. If you are interested in hosting a retreat or small conference, please see our website or message me for more information.

Getting around

Recanto Magico house is located

- 40 minutes from Rio de Janeiro International Airport
- 1 hour from downtown Rio, in the Valley of the Santo Antonio River.
- 40 minutes from Petropolis
- 5 minutes from Santo Antonio da Serra (30 minutes walking)

By public transportation

Bus
From the bus station (Rodoviária) NOVO RIO, take a bus that is going in the direction of Petropolis.
Buses leave every 15 minutes and they cost approximately R$16.
Ask the driver to stop at the entrance of Santo Antonio da Serra (this is after the bus has crossed the toll and has passed the Motel Italo).

Intercity Bus
Take an Intercity Bus (TREL enterprise, bus number: 486C, Seletiva) from Rua do Passeio in Cinelandia (downtown Rio).
Buses leave every 15 minutes on week days and cost approximately R$6.50.
Ask the driver to stop at the entrance of Santo Antonio da Serra (this is after the bus has crossed the toll and has passed the Motel Italo).

Van
Take a van from Central do Brasil, metro station or take a van that is going in the direction of Xerem.
Price R$6.50.
Ask the driver to stop at the entrance of Santo Antonio da Serra (this is after the bus has crossed the toll and has passed the Motel Italo).

Before you arrive at Santo Antonio please let us know. Vista Alegre Retreat is situated 3 kilometers in the interior of the valley. A pick-up can be arranged in advance (R$20).

By car from Rio de Janeiro

1) Take the Linha Vermelha (Red highway)
2) Turn at BR 040 for the direction to Petropolis
3) Pass the toll and continue for two kilometers, then turn at the entrance after Motel Italo and gas station BR - This is the entrance of Santo Antonio da Serra
4) Cross the neighborhood and after about 800 meters turn right at rua da Cachoeira.
Follow the signs on the way. Be careful to follow the Vista Alegre signs and not SINAL signs !
5) continue for about 1.5 km until you see the entrance (Vista Alegre) on your left

Before you arrive at Santo Antonio please let us know. Vista Alegre Retreat is situated 3 kilometers in the interior of the valley.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Beds: 6
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1859 /week
Monthly Price: $4648 /month
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  • Hi, Thais is an extraordinary person I am proud to have as a friend. She is well travelled, well connected, very accomplished, and devoted to issues of human development and sustainable living. I vouch for everything she describes in her amazing profile.

    February 2013
  • Thais has been working on sustainability issues for many years and Vista Algre is a magical location for travel, retreats and experiencing some incredible biodiversity and tropical forests right out side of Rio. If you want to come to Brazil and stay someplace unusual where you can go birding, hiking or just relaxing one day, and then catch a ride into Rio to see the sights another day. Thais is an amazing host as she has lived all over the world and as a social entrepreneur has been actively engaged in many of the pressing world problems and environmental issues. If you stay at Vista Algre, expect magic (not to mention fruits and vegetables from the sustainable farm!). If you stay in Rio for a night or two, Thais's place is easy to get to and offers wonderful views of the Cristo along with local restaurants within easy and safe walking distances.

    January 2013
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Hello! My name is Thais. I am a social entrepreneur with more than 25 years experience working in the area of sustainable development. I live in Rio de Janeiro and sometimes rent out my apartment in Rio for holidays. Six years ago I found the Valley of the Green Angels, one hour away from the city of Rio de Janeiro, tucked away behind the community of Santo Antonio da Serra. The Valley has many secrets, as do many places that are embedded in nature. Surrounded by mountains and forests and crossed by rivers and streams, the Valley has the power of awakening the senses. The first thing that hits you is the sound. The powerful sound of water captures your attention and then you are ready to be marveled by the majestic trees and mountains. I first went to the Valley 6 years ago and I fell in love. I ended up staying here to start the project of my dreams: a place that can contribute to the transformation of people in the relationship with themselves, and with nature. I strongly believe in the influence that special places can have in our individual growth and transformation. Since it was created, Vista Alegre Retreats has received groups and individuals from all over the world that come to this place in search of fertile ground to co-create strategies for positive change. Over many years I have traveled the world and I've worked towards global visions that can benefit the planet and human evolution. At 56 years, Vista Alegre has become the project for the next 25 years of my life. It would be a great pleasure to recieve new people at Vista Alegre that want to share in this evolutionary experience. I have a MBA from Harvard, I speak 5 languages fluently. I have lived in Italy, the United States, and Argentina. I have a wide network and social capital of people that work to co-create a more humane and sustainable world. Sou Thais , empreendedora social, com mais de 25 anos de trabalho no campo do desenvolvimento sustentável. Há seis anos atrás encontrei o Vale dos Anjos Verdes, que fica a uma hora do Rio de Janeiro, escondido atrás da comunidade de Santo Antonio da Serra. O Vale tem muitos segredos como grande parte dos lugares encrustados na natureza. Aqui, o que de fato chama atenção é o poder do som das águas, das montanhas, do cheiro do mato, da beleza natural junto a simplicidade e elegância do que construímos. Tudo isso no meio de grandes centros urbanos como é o caso do Rio de Janeiro, e de Duque de Caxias. Conheci o Vale ha 10 anos atras. Me apaixonei e acabei me instalando aqui para criar o projeto dos meus sonhos: um lugar que possa contribuir para transformar as pessoas, a relação entre elas e delas com a natureza. Acredito profundamente na influência que espaços especiais possam ter em nossa transformação individual. Desde sua criação Vista Alegre retreats tem recebido grupos do mundo inteiro que vem a este lugar em busca de um campo fértil para co-criar estratégias em prol de uma mudança positiva.. Durante muitos anos viajei pelo mundo, trabalhei em prol de visões globais que possam beneficiar o planeta e a evolução humana. Aos 56 anos, Vista Alegre se transformou no projeto dos próximos 25 anos de minha vida. Será um grande prazer receber novas pessoas que queiram compartilhar desta experiência evolutiva. Tenho mestrado em administração pela Universidade de Harvard. Falo 5 línguas com fluência. Já morei na Italia, nos Estados Unidos e na Argentina. Tenho um grande capital social de amigos e relações de pessoas que trabalhar para co-criar um mundo mais humano e sustentável.
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