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8 guests4 bedrooms8 beds4.5 baths
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Recanto Magico is one of the charming, peaceful houses at the SINAL Retreat, a place intentionally designed for guests to connect with themselves and with nature. 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. There are four bathrooms, three of which are private and adjacent to the bedrooms.

The space
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.

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. 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. 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 Sinal do Vale:
The founders of SINAL believe in the power that place has on our personal and collective transformation.

Sinal do Vale 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 SINAL 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 SINAL, helping you to connect into conversations that matter, letting go, allowing new insights and possibilities.

SINAL Retreat can accomodate up to 50 people, with 10 houses, 3 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.

Guest access
Guests will have access to the entire house, terrace, garden and natural pool.

Other things to note
Sinal do Vale properties are within a conservation area - we try to minimize our energy consumption and waste production and invite our guests to help us!
Recanto Magico is one of the charming, peaceful houses at the SINAL Retreat, a place intentionally designed for guests to connect with themselves and with nature. 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. There are four bathrooms, three of which are private and adjacent to the bedr… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

Washer
Wifi
Air conditioning
Pool
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Santo Antonio Da Serra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The 10,000 inhabitant community of Santo Antonio is a safe town with a supermarket, ATM machine, pharmacies and Health Post. In the surroundings there are larger neighborhoods with more infrastructure as well.

Hosted by Thais

Joined in January 2013
  • 6 Reviews
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 7 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 57 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 of people that work to co-create a more humane and sustainable world. My profile can also be seeing in (Hidden by Airbnb) . At the valley we have amazing trails, can get in contact with the 5 elements of nature, opening the senses and finding more taste in life. Email us to know more. 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. No Vale temos muitas trilhas. Entre em contato para saber mais.
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 o…
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  • Languages: English, Français, Italiano, Português, Español
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No smoking
Pets are allowed
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
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