We are Denis and Jonas, a Canadian-Brazilian couple living between Spain and Brazil. We work from home (web-based), enjoy movies, reading, dancing and, of course, the beach.
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Denis and Jonas were awesome hosts!! Always available, helpful, and very nice! The appartment has everything you need. Thanks to the extra bed, a friend could stay with us for the weekend spontaneously (so 4 persons). We made ourselves breakfast every morning and enjoyed it on the terrace. When it was too windy to go to the beach, we could take the sunbath in the beautiful garden. We would stay there any time again! The only little thing disturbing were the neighbourhood-dogs who started a barking concert quite early in the morning some days. But earplugs can solve this problem easily :).
The Apartment in Joaquina is very nice and and situated in a good location between the beaches and the town. Denis was a super host and was available via text or Whatsapp for questions and to help organise taxis etc.The apartment was very clean and had all the modern amenities one would expect.
Floripa is pretty spread out and the apartment is in a very quiet area so if you are looking for nightlife you probably will end up needing to get a taxis to and from everywhere...but Taxis are pretty cheap. The beaches of Mole and Joaquina are within a 20-25 min walk
Excellent hosts! We loved our time on this beautiful island, we miss it so!
Denis was always helpful and on hand should we need to ask him a question about travelling around the island or which beach to go explore next. The apartment was great, close to 3 beaches and with good transport links to the rest of the island and mainland Brazil.
Loved it! Thanks guys!
Perfect bolt hole to recover from the excesses of carnival! Flat exactly as described, comfortable and convenient.
The apartment was great. We were welcomed by Denis, and later by Jonas, when we arrived and shown to the apartment, which had a few nice unexpected extras, like filtered water and a stovetop coffee filter. The apartment was spacious and had a nice view over the garden and to the hills in the distance. It is located on a very quiet street. It takes about 25 minutes to walk to Praia Mole and the same to Praia Joaquina. Overall, a really relaxing place to stay.
Me and my friend stayed in secret bay apartment 3 which was absolutely fantastic. The apartment is well kept, clean, has alll the essentials and is in a beautiful location.
What made our stay extra special was the hosts. The hosts were (Denis and Jonas) hospitable, welcoming, provided lots of local information and helped us with any request we had .
We look forward to returning in the future. Thank you once again
Dennis was extremely helpful in providing tips on the local transportation options (bus, bicycles, mopeds, etc) as well as securing airport transportation in a land where cab drivers don't always show up as requested!
The apartment was as described: It provided basic, clean, and safe accommodations for 3 adult guests. There were fans in each bedroom which came in handy during the hot days.
I appreciated the few kitchen items left behind by previous guests which made small meal preparation easy and convenient. Walk to Joaquina beach was a breeze; There one will find surfers as well as miles of beach to explore in solitude or with friends. Access to beautiful Mole and Galheta beaches up north requires going up a moderate hill, but still a manageable 30-minute walk. Multiple smoothie bars and restaurants can be found on the way to Lagoa. I would definitely return in the future.
This was my first Airbnb experience and it was great! Everything was correct and exactly as advertised. Denis and Jonas responded very quickly to our needs (for example, drinking water). The apartment is nice and quiet, perfect for relaxing -- and being within walking distance (no need for bus) from 3 excellent beaches is a big plus. We enjoyed the DVD collection, too.
Denis welcomed me when I arrived. I had one of the upper apartments. It was like seen on the photos. The view was nice from the balcony.with hammock was beautiful. The whole stay was very laid back. I recommend renting a car to get to all beaches in Florianopoliis.
Denis and Jonas were great hosts who were easily available for questions. Beautiful apartment, and would come back in a heart beat. Thanks guys!!
Denis is an ideal guest. Intelligent, with a good sense of humor, easy going. Very tidy, polite and respectful to my property. He is a host himself so he knows how it all works from both points of views. Totally recommended.
Secret Bay is one of the best places in Joaquina district. It is perfectly located, close to Joaquina beech and to Mole, Galheta and Barra. There are plenty great restaurantes nearby and the walk to Lagoa downtown is beautiful.
The apartment was very comfortable, it had everything I expected and more, besides the gym is dreamy with a great view to the park.. The neighborhood is quiet and the owners, Denis and Jonas, are great people. They answered to my every request promptly and efficiently! I'm planning to travel back to Florianopolis this year, Secret Bay is the place to stay.
Many thanks to Denis and Jonas for your hospitality, you guys rock!