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Nature Retreat with Healing Dogs in Brazil, Eco-Lodge 'Sabiá'

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Arembepe, beach - 35 minutes walking distance from Sítio Folha d´Água
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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Our place is a unique rustic eco-retreat with friendly dogs in Arembepe, Bahia. Come stay with us, let the Brazilian sun warm your body and our loving dogs warm your heart! . Here, at Bela Natureza we believe in the gentle healing power of nature and animals. We welcome you to stay with us to recharge your batteries, and harmonize with nature and our family of dogs. Our dream is that more and more people come to know this powerful and unique love for the good of our planet and everything in it! . This small oasis, nature retreat Bela Natureza, is about 35 minutes walk to the charming seaside village of Arembepe which hosts the successful marine turtle conservation space Projeto TAMAR, about an hour drive away from the culturally-rich city of Salvador da Bahia, and a half-hour drive from in...Our place is a unique rustic eco-retreat with friendly dogs in Arembepe, Bahia. Come stay with us, let the Brazilian sun warm your body and our loving dogs warm your heart! . Here, at Bela Natureza we believe in the gentle healing power of nature and animals. We welcome you to stay with us to recharge your batteries, and harmonize with nature and our family of dogs. Our dream is that more and more people come to know this powerful and unique love for the good of our planet and everything in it! . This small oasis, nature retreat Bela Natureza, is about 35 minutes walk to the charming seaside village of Arembepe which hosts the successful marine turtle conservation space Projeto TAMAR, about an hour drive away from the culturally-rich city of Salvador da Bahia, and a half-hour drive from international airport of Salvador. . The area of the retreat Bela Natureza is large with many old trees offering nice shade and a chance to cool down. It provides guests with countless opportunities to roam around, be at one with nature, collect mangoes, meditate, and even do yoga or light sports. Here, we offer rental of two little ecological earth lodges and a double suite, named according to the native singing birds: Sabiá, Bem-Te-Vi, and Curió. Each is constructed in a traditional Native Brazilian adobe style from local materials and topped with a handsome thatched roof. The lodges are equipped with modern facilities and internet access, making them suitable for those wishing to engage in creative pursuits such as taking a sabbatical, writing or painting. . Sabiá is a mezzanine-style lodge with the sleeping area accessible by a sturdy and short, knurled wooden ladder. On the lower floor there is a cozy living room with a hammock, where a mattress can be added, if required. . Sabiá is equipped with a private bathroom, desk, storage space, and a double bed which will comfortably accommodate two people. It is perfectly balanced with modern amenities and a warm shower. It is ideal for those looking to work remotely in a relaxing environment, with wifi available throughout, and plenty of accessible sockets within. . For all our guests, we prepare and offer complimentary continental breakfast with tasty regional goodies and tropical fruit. Moreover all guests are welcome to use the refreshment area and all common areas of the retreat, such as the swimming pool, meditation pavilion or hammocks amongst the mango trees. You will have the use of these spaces for most of the day, however, the holistic center occasionally runs healing courses or eco-workshops at which times some of them will be occupied. . Free parking is available at the property for our guests. Please let us know, if you are arriving by car. . Our guests will have the unique opportunity to interact with our many friendly and healthy dogs. The dogs are a great source of affection, relaxation and healing. They are an integral part of the retreat, and we hope that guests will be happy to spend time with them. We’re sure their doggy bliss will rub off on you! . We would like to ensure a completely stress-free stay for the guests. The retreat area is vast, and being here feels like visiting a natural park with friendly dogs, mango trees, wild flowers, and pineapple plants. Sometimes you could spot little monkeys called “miquinhos”, and other small lively creatures. Guests will be able to feel comfortable and at ease, as the large natural area is only shared with our small team and a few other guests (up to 6 people). . The external refreshment area is surrounded by nature, and equipped with a microwave, a traditional clay oven, and a coffeemaker. A well-maintained swimming pool provides a soothing feel on a warm day. Guests have a private entrance to the property, and the cabin can be securely locked. . We run our nature retreat Bela Natureza along principles of environmental preservation, positive energetic balance, reuse and recycling. We kindly will ask our guests to respect this. . Our space welcomes kids as well; it is suitable for children from 6 years on, if they are familiar with dogs and like them. Our family of dogs is very sweet and friendly to our guests, but they have their natural territorial instinct, therefore, we are not able to invite guest with pets. . It is possible to arrange airport pick up for the guests, if they arrive during daytime, for an additional fee. This may be discussed with us directly. Also, guests can take an official taxi from the international airport of Salvador (guests can buy the ticket inside the airport building, which costs about 160 RS). . We would like to let you know more about the option of having a guided tour to the historic city of Salvador da Bahia, or to many places of interest further up the coast such as Praia do Forte, Imbassai, Mangue Seco, and other interesting beaches, rivers and natural reserves, as well to Chapada Diamantina.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable only for kids which are familiar with dogs and are over 6 years old, the parents are responsable for the kid. The place is run along principles of environmental preservation, a positive energetic balance, reuse and recycling. We will ask our guest to respect this.
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1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Evelyn H
Languages spoken:German, English, Portuguese
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
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Reviewed February 8, 2019

Evelyn has created a little piece of paradise in the heart of Bahia, Brazil. It’s a quiet and peaceful retreat center, beautifully located in a natural surrounding. I felt at home immediately in my charming eco-lodge and Evelyn’s warming and welcoming energy made that I...More

Date of stay: January 2019
1  Thank IngeR331
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I really loved my stay at Bela Natureza. The place is beautiful; a lot of nature with big old trees. The patio is such a great place to meditate and do yoga with the dogs. This is a nice place to take a step back,...More

Date of stay: July 2018
2  Thank Saskia3
contato670, VR Owner at Nature Retreat with Healing Dogs in Brazil, Eco-Lodge 'Sabia', responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Dear Saskia, it had been a real pleasure having you at our Retreat! We will allways remember you with love! Warm regards

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

I live in London, a big city, and my life is very busy with work and socializing so I was in need of revitalization and to be reconnected with nature, Retreat Bela Natureza Holística provided the perfect place for me to do that. First thing...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Amanda B
contato670, VR Owner at Nature Retreat with Healing Dogs in Brazil, Eco-Lodge 'Sabia', responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Dear Amanda, it had been a honor and a pleasure having you with us. You had been such a great guest for us humans and for our doggies as well! Thank you very much, be well and warm regards!

Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

I had an amazing time at this yoga retreat and wish I could have stayed for longer! Evelyn and her wonderful dogs were fantastic and so welcoming. The yoga sessions with the dogs were such a unique experience and very relaxing, I would definitely recommend...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank alexsibley2018
contato670, VR Owner at Nature Retreat with Healing Dogs in Brazil, Eco-Lodge 'Sabia', responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

Thank you very much, Alex. It had been a real pleasure for us humans and our resident dogs to have you! We all wish you all best for your travels on our Continent! Warm regards, Evelyn

Reviewed June 23, 2018

Time here stands still.This is a place to thoroughly relax. The affection from the 13 dogs and the calming pavilion space were highlights next to time with Evelyn and her wonderful food. Definitely relax with her crystal bowl meditation. We will miss this lovely nature...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Bonnie B
contato670, VR Owner at Nature Retreat with Healing Dogs in Brazil, Eco-Lodge 'Sabia', responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Thank you dear Bonnie. For me and all of us it had been a pleasure to be able to have you at our place. We are missing you as well and hope to see you soon again!

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Reviewed November 11, 2016

Retreat Bela Natureza is a great place to find peace and rediscover your sense of wholeness and well-being. The 15 dogs are something very special and unique to observe and coexist with, bringing a whole new different experience to the concept of nature retreat. The...More

Date of stay: October 2016
1  Thank luigibc13
Reviewed April 11, 2016

It was such a nice experience to stay at Retreat Bela Natureza. I was there for 1 month and really enjoyed it. To be close with nature and the dogs has really bring me some peace, it's such a peaceful and enjoyable place. The dogs...More

Date of stay: January 2016
Thank elisegirardin
Reviewed October 23, 2015

We stayed in Sitio Folha D'Agua for 5 days and it was amazing! The location is perfect. You can go to the beach, Aldeia Hippie, Projeto Tamar. Transportation to Salvador is very easy as the place is located about only 10 minutes walking from the...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank Beril Ece G
Management response:Responded October 24, 2015

Dear Beril, thank you very much that you have chosen our place. I am very happy that you did like our S�tio so much, and that I got to know you. Truly, it was a great pleasure for me to have you here as a...More

Reviewed October 17, 2015

We arrived in Arembepe by public bus on a Friday evening and were expected at the bus station by our very kind host Evelyn Hartoch who took us to our lodge at her big property, which still seems to be so untouched. Arriving there we...More

Date of stay: October 2015
2  Thank sabinajankowski
Management response:Responded October 19, 2015

Dear Sabina and Andrzej, thank you so much for have chosen our place to stay and thus made it possible to get to know you, such nice people and wonderful guests! We all are missing you, including the dogs (wau wau wau!). Thank you as...More

Reviewed September 5, 2015

The hut I stayed in is the perfect combination of tranquility and peace that I (and perhaps you) are after. Being the only person in my hut, it was the perfect space for my time away where I wanted to spend time on myself and...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Martinchooooooo
Management response:Responded October 19, 2015

Hello Martin, thank you for your informative revew, which will help future guest do decide! We are missing you, including the dogs, which did love you so much! I am very happy that you did enjoy your time at S�tio and had find the peace...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Books
Children's Pool
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Playground
Private Fishing Lake/River
Secure Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Garden
Cooker
Swingset
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Our retreat Bela Natureza is situated in a secure condominium inside the rural community of Coqueiro de Arembepe, rich in lush greenery, flowing with meandering riverside vegetation, and home to wild birds and small monkeys. The atmosphere here is friendly, and the dappled forests surrounding the village are perfect for long relaxing walks to gently unwind. In Coqueiro, less than a five minute walk away, you can find small shops with beverages, fruit and vegetables, fresh bread, eggs, milk, and all basic necessities. . Across the road is the charming fishing village of Arembepe with a historic background, beaches offering bathing and surfing, and plenty of traditional local cuisine. Around the main square, you can find food stands, hidden bars, supermarkets, pharmacies, gyms, cash machin...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nature Retreat with Healing Dogs in Brazil, Eco-Lodge 'Sabiá'

Nature Retreat with Healing Dogs in Brazil, Eco-Lodge 'Sabiá' is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Nature Retreat with Healing Dogs in Brazil, Eco-Lodge 'Sabiá' has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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