Johan was a wonderful host...he really took the time to meet our needs, and was very responsive when we had questions. The place is FANTASTIC! Lovely two-floor house, with ample space and fully-functioning kitchen. When you lay down for sleep at night, you CANNOT SEE ANY LAND, it's all ocean. The sound of the sea is so soothing. The location - RIO VERMELHO in Salvador is really cool: We found great live music spots within walking distance. The only bad thing about the place is THE BEACH: Unfortunately, it's not very clean and after several days of swimming I did not feel comfortable returning in the water. This, of course, has nothing to do with Johan and the lovely house, just a reflection on the size of Salvador. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay at Johan's place.