I had a dream of one day building a house in the country side, surrounded by beautiful nature and its amazing sounds. One day I found the most amazing piece of land, bordered by a river, close to a conservation unit, with amazing lush vegetation and full of different species of palm trees (a personal favorite).
This house is the dream come true. Inspired by gorgeous portuguese colonial style, every little space was carefully thought of and designed by me.
Living in bustling Rio de Janeiro it is the perfect escape into nature, not only because of its deliciousness in general, amazing surroundings, proximity to great beaches (15 minutes), but because it is so close to the city - 42 km, which makes it very simple to pack and go. On a normal day, avoiding rush hour, one takes 50 minutes to get there from Rio.
This a quiet nature retreat, but the neighborhood (Vargem Grande,10 minutes) is considered a Gastronomical Pole with many nice restaurants. The area also has an ample tradition of horseback riding.
Besides the abundant lush nature, waterfalls and great hiking trails, it is close to the best beaches in Rio de Janeiro - Prainha and Grumari, also a surfer's haven, 10km away.