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Large Ocean facing villa with pool

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
1 night minimum
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A beautiful detached house within its own walled garden, right on the ocean front in a quiet fishing village one hour from downtown Rio de Janeiro. The villa is on 3 floors. The ground floor is set in a tranquil walled garden. The first and top floors have commanding views over the South Atlantic.The property is secluded within its own high walls and has gardens and a large swimming pool. The gardens around the pool at the rear and the front gardens are fully established. The accommodations are as follows - there are 3 separate bedrooms and the lounge with proper single beds - Master bedroom - first floor, ocean view terrace, AC and ceiling fan, queen bed with great mattress, large closet. Rear bedroom - first floor, mountain view, AC, ceiling fan, double bed and large closet. Pool bedr...A beautiful detached house within its own walled garden, right on the ocean front in a quiet fishing village one hour from downtown Rio de Janeiro. The villa is on 3 floors. The ground floor is set in a tranquil walled garden. The first and top floors have commanding views over the South Atlantic.The property is secluded within its own high walls and has gardens and a large swimming pool. The gardens around the pool at the rear and the front gardens are fully established. The accommodations are as follows - there are 3 separate bedrooms and the lounge with proper single beds - Master bedroom - first floor, ocean view terrace, AC and ceiling fan, queen bed with great mattress, large closet. Rear bedroom - first floor, mountain view, AC, ceiling fan, double bed and large closet. Pool bedroom - Ground floor, opens onto garden terrace, double bed with great new mattress, AC, ceiling fan, large closet, en suite shower room. Lounge - 2 real single beds with good new mattresses can be set up in the ocean facing lounge, alternatively these singles can be added to the bedrooms. Larger groups may be possible - please enquire. Your hosts, Eduardo and Philip, are a Brazilian/British married couple who live mostly in London, but for about 2 months of the year here. This is not a holiday house but our own home that we feel is a very special place and want to share with you. The property is very large. We have a caretaker, Eden, and a housekeeper, Rose who have their own fully self contained flat on premises. They can provide support for your stay if you so choose We have two dogs and two cats. They all live outside, but will come in if you let them. The dogs are a useful security support but are super friendly. The cats are very friendly as well. Please advise us if you have allergy issues as we can usually house the cats with Eden and Rose. The beach is simply stunning - tranquil, yet occasionally wild. The sea directly in front of the house is not safe for swimming but if you walk a bit further to the right there is a protected bay which is safer and has a lifeguard. Always check with the locals about the water. For this reason we built the swimming pool, so you can relax on the beach but cool off and swim in the pool. Please note that the pool is 1 metre deep at its shallowest and 2 m at its deepest. Please be careful, particularly with children. The house has three kitchens so you have a choice of catering depending upon your mood and the weather. The top floor has a BBQ oven, fridge, sink and cutlery/crockery - so is great for a BBQ lunch, a dinner under the stars or just a beer in the hammocks. The main kitchen on the first floor is fully equipped and now with a brand new large fridge freezer - ideal for most catering. Finally we have a kitchen bar by the pool, this has a free-standing BBQ oven, fridge, sink and cutlery/crockery. The pool area is more protected than the top terrace. More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Air Conditioning
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Water Views
Blender
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
House Swap
Patio
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1 - 5 of 12 reviews

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Eduardo and Philip are amazing hosts. They went out of their way to make us comfortable. The location is perfect. Far enough out of the city to have a relaxing country feel, yet close enough to enjoy all that Rio has to offer. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Let's just say - stay here if you want to reconnect with nature and chillax. It has a brilliant holiday tick list; there's a beautiful beach, crashing and musical waves, friendly and accommodating hosts (thank you Philip& Eduardo), amazing sun rises and sets, spacious and...More

Date of stay: May 2016
1  Thank Kim6675
philipdavidmarkhurd, VR Owner at Large Ocean facing villa with pool, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

Thanks so much Kim we are glad you had a great time. Thanks for taking the time for the really helpful tips on how we could make the experience better that you sent privately - I think we've put them all in place now!!!

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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Philip, from the initial booking to our arrival back home, your were in constant communication facilitating and accommodating our adventure to Brazil. Having your immediate feedback to our concerns allowed us to relax in preparation of our family vacation. Eduardo, your hospitality, attentiveness and concern...More

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank Anna S
philipdavidmarkhurd, VR Owner at Large Ocean facing villa with pool, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thanks so much Anna. We loved hosting you and your delightful family at our home. So pleased that you had a great time!

Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

So my girldfiend and I just stayed at this property for 4 days on our way to Rio de janerio, the location was fantastic around an hours bus from Rio bus terminal 30 minutes in the taxi. However it is far enough aways from the...More

Date of stay: April 2015
3  Thank Luke M
philipdavidmarkhurd, VR Owner at Large Ocean facing villa with pool, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thanks a lot Luke - so glad you had a good time!

Reviewed 7 June 2014

The whole booking experience was problem free and as we were a family group travelling from Rio by taxi the instructions emailed in English and Portuguese made the transfer from the airport a lot easier. A great welcome from Philip and Eduardo and we all...More

Date of stay: April 2014
2  Thank AnnaDorset
Management response:Responded 19 June 2014

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us, this is our dream home that we want to share in the best way we can. Lovely guests who knew what they want and at the same time were really appreciative…...and we will upgrade the...More

About the Owner
Philip H
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2014
Availability
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About the neighbourhood
Recanto de Itaipuacu (our beach) is the nearest truly tranquil beach to the centre of the city of Rio. Recanto is a small fishing village with a good supermarket, simple Brazilian beachside restaurants and bars. The main attraction of this house is its stunning natural setting, the house almost seems to be IN the South Atlantic Ocean! At the rear of the property there is a canal with a very rich birdlife (every day we see owls, kingfishers, cormorants, herons and many others) The village is quiet and peaceful. It is ideal for a group of friends or a family who want to be together in a tranquil retreat from the city life. Rio is not far away but the property is not recommended if people want to go into the city every day!
How to get there
There is a variety of road transportation between the village and Downtown Rio de Janeiro. Times vary considerably depending on the time of day, the mode of transport and the traffic. In average traffic it takes about 1.5 hours by bus and an hour by taxi (taxis are quite reasonable in Brazil). Uber now operates a cheap and reliable service in the area There is a luxury bus that goes directly from the village (the terminus) to downtown Rio and the tube - very comfortable, it takes about one and a half hours. Our caseiro, Eden, is also a taxi driver and will do an airport transfer for you for RS 200. We strongly recommend this on arrival
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