You are welcome to Barra do Gil on Itaparica Island in front of Salvador. (See on Map, GPS or G. Earth).
Itaparica Island is situated in the Bay of All The Saints, shaped like a croissant thirty kilometers long and ten kilometers wide. It has easy access by ferry boat or small launchs, the crossing takes forty five minutes, you are going to feel very far and yet
very close to everything. Two main roads run the length and the width, the rest are small dirt roads that take you to the beaches.
Barra do Gil is a small fishing village where time seems to stand still during siesta time. From the beach it is possible to see Salvador on the horizon line just like a distant souvenir of urbanisation. You realize that it is the ideal place to get over your jetlag or the tiredness of long bus trips, Brazil is an immense country, what you need is a tropical break and so you are welcome to my house "Casa Tropicaliente".
The house has a shape of an « U » surrounding a pool. On the left a dinning room with barbecue, in the middle the guest rooms with veranda and hammocks, on the right a salon with a pool table.Your room has a double bed, bathroom and living room with TV. When returning from the beach which is five minutes walking, around the pool you will find an outside shower which will cool you off from the warm weather, a kiosque with a palm leaf roof where you can enjoy some shade while you sip some fruit juice comtemplating the coconut and mango trees of the garden.
My friend and I stayed at the Barra studio for 5 days and we loved it. The location is ideal. Literally across the street from the beach. If you have your window open you don't even have to turn on the air conditioning. Claude is an amazing host. He have us a full rundown of things that are good to know about Salvador: how to use the bus system, what to be aware of. He also walked us around the area and showed us where we find restaurants, grocery stores, banks. Every question we had after the fact he answered really fast via text message, email or he would even call. The first night we had an issue with the wifi and he was really fast to resolve it. I strongly recommend staying here!
Claude was a great host. Perfect location for the apartment. Salvador is beautiful !!
Quel plus de séjourner chez l'habitant! Accueil à l'aéroport, "briefing" cinq étoiles sur la ville et sur le voisinage immédiat. Disponibilité totale de Claude et de son épouse Ana, surtout quand il s'est agit de tester le services des urgences d'un hôpital local. Leur générosité et leur enthousiasme ont rendu cette expérience bien plus enrichissante qu'un séjour à l'hôtel!
I loved my stay in Salvador and Claude's flat is well priced and in a popular area directly facing the sea. Wifi was weak at times but otherwise no problems at all. Most importantly I'd like to thank Claude for his personal and helpful approach, meeting me on arrival and giving great useful info on the local shops and transport.
First of all the view is amazing, you can hear the ocean and the area is very safe.
Unfortunately we had some issue with the room. The bigger one was the problem with the toilet. It didn't work for 2 days and there was an intolerable stink. We didn't trash anything except our bodily function.
We warned the receptionist the first day before going to the beach. When we came back in the late evening it was not working.
The next morning we warned again the receptionist to ask to fix it hoping that in the evening it would work fine.
Unfortunately it wasn't still working. We called Claude to ask to him to fix the bathroom or to change the room (there was a spare room close to us) but he was not able to help us.
I'm an AirBnB host and when my guest had a similar issue I always refund a part of the total amount. Just a suggestion to Claude, if it happens again try to refund the guests because to be honest we didn't feel comfortable.
Maybe we were not lucky with the room hope new guests will be more lucky.
Fantastic! We had an amazing time in Claude's apartment! This place is perfect! Waking up everyday next to the gorgeous panoramic view of the sea makes you feel like a king... The next great thing about this apartment is Claude. He helped us with many things. He is very respectful, generous person and gave us all the information we needed to have great stay. I highly recommend this place and will stay there the next time I'm visiting Salvador. Thank you Claude for everything!
The appartment is located infront of the beach you can hear the ocean ! There are no cars as it is a pedestrian area. Also the apartment has airconditioning. Claude is very helpful with information at any time! I really can recommend this place!
A point, Claude should think about, might be to exchange the TV-set, because it is a bit of an antique piece meanwhile.
And maybe Claude can once spare a few minutes and fix or readjust some drawers and doors of the furniture or even replace parts of the furniture.
But, beside the above mentioned items, the apartment looks as it is described and shown on the pictures. The room was cleaned daily as well as the pool on the roof. About the opening hours of the restaurant I`m not very much sure. Seemed to be closed during my stay, but maybe it is a question of the season.
The best at last. The location itself is perfect and the host provides you with all the information you will need for a pleasurable stay (thank you, Claude). Highly recommended in total.
We had a great time at Claud's place! He was so helpful, showing us around the first day and making sure that we knew where to go and how to be safe. The location was also perfect, everything was close by with good bus connections to all the interesting places. We also could go out at night time and felt very safe, in spite of what everybody else told us.
Claude was the best host! Thank you so much for your time and help Claude!
We miss your wonderful breakfasts!!!!
All the best
Eleni & Agnes
Une chambre à prix modique avec vue sur l'océan dans le quartier prisé de Barra. Service d'hôtellerie. Un silence absolu que vient souligner l'unique bruit: celui des vagues de l'océan (une nouvelle promenade piétonne vient d'être achevée au pied de l'immeuble). Claude est sympa et efficace. N'hésitez pas!
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