Independent, but not alone! Suite

House - Private room · Avenida Brandão, Salvador, Bahia 40130-120, Brazil

The Space

This one is special! Staying in a house-community in good company while having an absolutely private space!

We are renting an independent suite (ca. 30m2 room with private bathroom) with a small garden, facing Bahia de Todos os Santos. The room is simple, but has what you need - you hear the click clack of the sea and the chant of the birds, the green of in the garden comes right into the room. (and of course, you have a real bed …)
But be aware: there's no TV, no Air Condition or Stereo-Sound.

Our house has 2 more floors, the central one is a loft with american kitchen for shared use. The upper floor has 3 single bedrooms.
The house has a lot of open verandas on each floor, everybody has a private space - and the sunset is inclusive everywhere!

That sounds good for you? And we have even more to offer: Living in the city-center, absolutely quiet, in a green area, with direct sea access.
Our house has a million dollar view - and is located in a very simple neighbourhood, right in between the most expensive districts of Salvador - Vitoria, Barra, Graça!
The neighbourhood is a bohemian place - where people of all kinds come together! It is green, quiet, with direct sea access - a small urban community with a 200 inhabitants. But don't fear to be in touch with poor people! You can come home late, as everybody knows each other - it's like in a village on the country side.

Just around the corner, you'll find supermarkets, cultural institutes, theaters, language schools. . . Barra Beach or Campo Grande are just 10 minutes walk away. . .
there is a direct bus from the aiport, a lot of other busses in all directions. . . taxi to pelourinho is just 10- 15 reais, direct bus to rio vermelho. . .

please note: we have NO TOLERANCE FOR DRUG- or SEXTOURISM, we don't accept it when people is very loud and unrespectful !!! you cannot bring guests from outside! and NO DOGS!
we are an absolutely LGBT friendly house.
To share our living situation, we prefere artists, scientists and open minded worldtravellers and can offer special deals therefore.
As we are building up a community center, we like it when our guests volunteer in cultural, educational, art or social work - sharing knowledge is the principle!
Prices depending on length of (website hidden) send some informations about you as well. . .

Be aware that Salvador is a violent city - but our community is proud to be one of the communities with the lowest violence-index of Salvador - since 70 years!
we are looking forward to meet interesting people!
PS: we speak portuguese, english, french, italian, spanish, german… and communicate in any langage!

ATTENTION: Check-In only possible between 10:00 a.m and 6:00 pm.
Drinking water
Cleanig fee / 50.- / first week on arrival; 25.- each week
using the washing machine is 10.- Reais/wash
Stable WIFI: 10.- / week
If you stay longer, we make special deals.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $14 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $23
Check In: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Thanks Silvia and Celia, we really enjoy our stay in your house, the view and the sunset on the bay is something difficult to forget.
    The favela is safe and is 10 minutes walking from the barra beach , 20-25 from old city center.
    We would like also to say hello to all the people we met in the house.
    Silvia and Celia also drive us around, and we had a great experience, thanks.

    March 2014
    Response from Silvia:

    thank you tooo!! we enjoyed your company so much! Wish you all the best

  • March 2014
  • I really warmed to Silvia and Celia, and appreciated what they are trying to do for their community, if a little disappointed I did not have any direct involvement in social projects. However Sylvia explained that things can become quite political there and cultural activities they provide seem not to be on a regular, formalised basis.
    The location of the house is deep within the small shanty town development, which makes it rather inconvenient for coming and going throughout the day.

    March 2014
    Response from Silvia:

    Thank you David, we enjoyed your company as well! You are right, our projects are not regular nor on a formalized basis, we interfere in the community with spontaneous activities - depending on the cooperations which appear. So there have been workshops from theater to guerilla gardening… offered by our residents. We also offer continous consultancy and knowhow transfer to the community - and most of all, creating and opening a communication between foreign travellers and the neighborhood. It's all about meeting, talking, learning from each other. No fear from the "others" - seeing other realities - on both sides: for our guests and for our neighbours. Breaking racist rules and social segregation.
    You are always welcome to come back and work with "our" kids… we will need some more time to do that, at least 1 month…
    all the best!

  • The reservation was canceled 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    August 2013
  • This is one of the most interesting airbnb experiences I have had. The house is located in a very small "favela" right next to a wealthy neighborhood. Within short walking distance there is a healthfood store, a Mc Donald's, a grocery store, a coffee shop/fancy bakery, and a little further (about 15 minutes down the hill) there are beaches. it is easy to get to Pelourinho on the bus. Your taxi or bus will drop you at Largo de Vitoria by a church, from there you must walk down a very steep hill (and back up again when you leave), so that can be difficult when carrying luggage if you have a lot. The room I booked ("independent but not alone") was meant to have a private bathroom and terrace. It is adjoined by the terrace to two other slightly smaller (and less expensive) rooms that face onto the same terrace but where the terrace is narrower. All three rooms, as well as the terrace downstairs, have a wonderful view of the ocean and sunset, as promised! The idea is that the people in the smaller rooms go down the narrow, steep winding staircase to use the bathroom downstairs, so that the person in the larger "independent but not alone" room has sole use of the bathroom upstairs and a large private part of the terrace. If not, when anyone else uses that bathroom they go right in front of the larger room and it is therefore not so private and could be noisy. When I arrived there had been a mix-up, so I got one of the smaller rooms and was directed to use that same upstairs bathroom (and believe me I would have hated to go up and down the stairs all the time). I was not offered a refund of the extra money I had paid, but since it did not amount to more than a few dollars that was not really a problem, and I instead was not asked to make any contribution to the household expenses. The house has a strong sense of community, and I met some very interesting, friendly and helpful people, including the host, Frank. The rooms upstairs were clean and pleasant, there is no AC but I did not need it. I could hear the ocean at night and birds during the day, very nice. The kitchen was not particularly clean, a lot of people were using it; the main problem was a lack of hand towels plus the fact that all dish washing was done in cold water - so you can re-wash a dish if that bothers you. There was only one very small coffee pot that makes one cup at a time, other than that the kitchen was well equipped with everything one might need to be able to cook, and I had a very nice dinner on the terrace with all the other guests. This was a very different experience than staying in a hotel, and you...

    June 2013
  • Le logement de Silvia et de Célia est absolument parfait pour celles et ceux qui ont l'intention de mieux comprendre la richesse multiculturelle de Salvador. Il offre une vue impressionnante d'une des baies de la ville. On se sent rapidement en total sécurité car les habitants de ce quartier défavorisé, au sein même d'une quartier riche, sont accueillants. Et que dire de l'accueil de Silvia et de Célia... Il est tout simplement très agréable, du 5 étoiles
    . En quelques jours, on en apprend énormément sur les différentes spécificités de Salvador. Un endroit clean, spacieux et tranquille. Accès direct sur la mer... en toute tranquillité. Je recommande vivement ce logement, vous ne serez pas déçu!!

    January 2014
    Response from Silvia:

    merci Bruno, nous avons adoré t'avoir avec nous! á la prochaine!

  • La experiencia fue maravillosa! La vida que compartí en esta comunidad fue muy especial!
    Se está realizando un trabajo muy bonito y todos participan para que cada día sea un poco mejor..los profesores que dan clases de pilates, jiu jitsu, inglés..están haciendo una labor muy importante dentro de la favela, creando un lugar especial donde fluye la alegría.
    Me gusta mucho la fotografía y tuve la oportunidad de hacer fotos de como todos colaboraban haciendo limpieza en la favela y del buen ambiente que allí se respiraba.
    Con las personas de la casa compartí momentos muy especiales. Visitamos algunos sitios muy bonitos y tuve la oportunidad de conocer una fiesta no turística de Candomblé en la Isla Itaparica, gracias a personas que vivían en la isla y que tienen muy buena relación con las personas de la casa.
    En definitiva, si tengo la oportunidad, sería un placer volver para ver como a evolucionado esta comunidad y volver a compartir vivencias tan lindas como las que viví en estas semanas.

    July 2013
    Response from Silvia:

    Shiva, thank you so much for staying with us and helping with your great energy! gracias e hasta pronto!

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I'm silvia, worldtraveler, anthropologist and artist. Celia - she is an artist, a singer-songwriter, and I share our house in Salvador de Bahia / Brazil.
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