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Sítio Folha d´Água: Inside the earth bungalow, with all modern facilities
Sítio Folha d´Água: Inside the earth bungalow, with a loft bed
Sítio Folha d´Água: Inside the earth bungalow, with all modern facilities
Sítio Folha d´Água: happy breakfast
Sitio Folha d´Água: outdoor coffee break area
Sítio Folha d´Água
Sítio Folha d´Água
Sítio Folha d´Água: In the garden
Sítio Folha d´Água: Loving dogs
Sítio Folha d´Água: Relaxing at the pool
Sítio Folha d´Água: little pool
Sítio Folha d´Água: in the garden
Sítio Folha d´Água: little monkeys
Sítio Folha d´Água: in the garden
Sítio Folha d´Água: holistig space healing arts (acupuncture,hot stone,reiki,chromotherapie,etc.)
Sítio Folha d´Água: in the garden
Arembepe, beach - 35 minutes walking distance from Sítio Folha d´Água
Arembepe, beach village - 35 minutes walking distance from Sítio Folha d´Água
Arembepe, beach - 35 minutes walking distance from Sítio Folha d´Água
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Arembepe, State of Bahia

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Akachai C
1 review
“Beautiful place”
Reviewed July 30, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Sorry for late feedback hahaha I stayed at Sitio Folha d´Água for 10 days from July 6 2015 in exchange program

I had such a very good experience there. The owner, Evelyn is a very nice person ever that I met in this trip, every morning she prepared awesome breakfast, told the story about food and real tradition in Bahia manything....  Sometime we explored around Arembepe area that's very nice

In the privat area from Evelyn there are a lot of dogs, and you can enjoy them if you want, they are very funny everyone have their own incredible personality.. You will see if you be here hahaha

The earth guest house....  That was amazing best place ever for stay and be apart with nature,very comfortable in every meaning.

Wifi is in the common area.

... If I come back to Bahia for sure I will come here again

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Management Response
19 Oct 2015
Hello Akachai, thank you for your informative revew! We all did like very much having you here, and - of course! - you will be more than wellcome to come back to Bahia and the S�tio! All best for you! Cheers, Evelyn
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Maciej T
1 review
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“Perfect time in the relaxing yet creative atmosphere”
Reviewed December 11, 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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I stayed in the earth house for 2 weeks and the time here couldn't be better! It's very comfortable yet fully environmentally-friendly place to rest and gather some energy for the future. It's also relatively close to the charming village of Arembepe where beaches and restaurants are one if the best in the area. I wanted to have some peaceful time to write my thesis while having the possibility to swim in the sea and just relax in a very chilled out atmosphere. This place fully met my expectations! :)

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Liked best: Friendly and open atmosphere in the harmony with nature.
Liked least: For one day there was no electricity in the village of Arembepe and I couldn't work on my thesis.
Travelling group: Solo
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Management Response
31 Jan 2015
Thank you very much. We are happy that you enjoyed beeing at our Sítio. We enjoyed as well having you over here, and mainly your spezial good mood and humor! All our best wishes for you.
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Martin P
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing! Can't wait to go back”
Reviewed November 24, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

I only stayed at Sítio Folha d´Água for a weekend but I really enjoyed my time there. The location was perfect and the people in the area were really friendly. Definitely want to return soon!

Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 18-24
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Robin E
New York City, New York
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“A natural environment that's perfect for unwinding.”
Reviewed August 25, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

During our stay, Sitio Folha d'Agua felt like our magical home away from home. As city dwellers, my partner and I were yearning to reconnect with nature and feel more balanced. Our time at the sitio re-energized, inspired, and helped us grow both individually and as a creative team.

The sitio is run along principles of environmental preservation and a positive energetic balance. It's the perfect space for retreats (health & well-being, creative, and/or academic).

Owner:
The owner and coordinator of the space, Evelyn, radiates joy. She's very welcoming and goes out of her way to ensure her guests have an enjoyable stay.

She also has a wealth of knowledge about Brazil, especially Bahia. Born in Germany, she was raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She was a university professor in Environmental Planning, and for many years has had the vision of creating a space that will further the integration of the human being with nature. Lucky for us, this dream has been realized.

(She's fluent in Brazilian Portuguese, German, and English.)

Location:
The sitio has a beautiful setting full of tranquility and warmth. It's located in a more rural area, next to a river and environmental preservation area. There are a variety of plant species as well as birds, monkeys (playing about in the trees), etc on the property. Nature provides a lovely soundtrack throughout the day.

Arembepe, a charming seaside town, is about 40 mins by foot or 15 mins by bike. There you'll find stunning beaches and a number of restaurants (as well as good supermarkets).

There's a bus stop within walking distance from the sitio, where you can go to Salvador or places of interest further up the coast. The bus to Salvador takes 1.5 hours; the city boasts museums, shops, open air concerts and more. During our time in Bahia, we also made trips to the gorgeous Morro do Sao Paulo and Chapada (it's worth spending 4-5 days in each place).

Accommodation:
For retreats, there are two indigenous, adobe huts with private bathrooms (and hot showers). They're built from natural materials and have a very organic feel within the setting. The same is true for the furniture and decorations within the homes. The natural light and soundtrack make the huts lovely spaces to work (we focused on art projects) and live. There are also plenty of lights and outlets.

Outside the doors of the huts, the natural park provides many play and work spaces. There are seating areas (benches, swings, etc) around the trees, a pavilion, outdoor kitchen, and pool.

It's also worth noting that the area is very secure; the property sits within a gated community.

Pets:
Evelyn cares for a pack of friendly dogs (16 in total). They have their own area to live and play; you'll likely bump into a couple of them at a time, but you won't see or hear much of them near the guest houses. If you're interested, you can spend time getting to know them - including observing and learning about their behavior and interactions within the pack. We loved hanging out and playing with them.

Workshops:
During our stay, we participated in several workshops / activities, including: crystal bowls, Tai Chi and meditation, celebrations of nature, and individual healing treatments. Evelyn has a great partnership with Freddy, a wise healer and highpriest of Candomblé. We highly recommend taking his workshops as well as individual healing sessions with him (the hot stone massage is deeply relaxing).

Evelyn's goal is to expand the offerings of seminars and workshops on subjects such as bodily, energetic and spiritual consciousness, health & healing, etc. More information on the offerings can be found at sitiofolhadagua.com and discussed with Evelyn.

We hope you love the sitio as much as we do. Enjoy your stay!

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jenn729
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“Lovely Rustic Space in a Peaceful Natural Reserve”
Reviewed August 14, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

I had a lovely stay at Sitio Folha da Agua. It is located on a natural reserve, so there are all kinds of animals about---tiny adorable monkeys swinging from the trees, great big frogs, hundreds of types of birds, and everything in between! The garden area has large trees and lots of space to wander and feel free. My favorite space is the pavillion, which is used for the variety of ceremonies and workshops that are hosted at the sitio---I loved the opportunity to participate in the tai chi and crystal bowl healing workshop!!
There are 16 dogs living at the sitio--they are all very sweet and I enjoyed getting to know them during my stay--but definitely you must like dogs if you want to stay here!
The adobe huts are charming and have very nice bathrooms with hot water (a huge plus in South America!!) Overall I would say this is a great place to relax, unwind, and commune with nature. Arembepe, a lovely little beach town, is a thirty minute walk away, or you can ask Evelyn to borrow a bicycle to make it a shorter trip.
I would definitely recommend this sitio to artists, writers, or anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and spend some time surrounded by nature. I also recommend getting involved in the holistic workshops that are offered here, or having a private healing session with Evelyn. I loved my stay here and want to thank Evelyn for being such a great host!!! I will miss this place and will forever be grateful of the peace of mind it showed me!

Travelling group: Solo
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Management Response
25 Aug 2014
Dear Gavi, Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to review as well as your feedback. One note re: our friendly pack of dogs, we would like to make it clear that the dogs live and play in a separate, private area. If guests are interested, they're welcome to observe the behavior of the dogs as well as interact with them. However, this is only if the guests wish to spend time / interact with the dogs (as you were invited to the private area to do so). We wish you the best and hope you will visit again in the future!
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Reviewed December 14, 2017 for a stay in December 2017
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Reviewed May 16, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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