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Large Ocean facing villa with pool

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
2 nights minimum 
Villa
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 double bedrooms and the lounge which can have proper single beds. Master bedroom - first floor, ocean view terrace, AC and ceiling fan, queen bed with great mattress. Rear bedroom - first floor, mountain view, AC, ceiling fan, double bed and large closet. Pool bed...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 double bedrooms and the lounge which can have proper single beds. Master bedroom - first floor, ocean view terrace, AC and ceiling fan, queen bed with great mattress. 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, 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 we live 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, Leo, who visits the house daily and takes care of the animals, plants, pool etc. He can provide support for your stay if you so choose, including driving We have 3 dogs and a cat. They all live outside, but will come in if you let them. The dogs are a useful security support but are super friendly. The cat is very friendly as well. The beach is simply stunning - tranquil, yet occasionally wild. The sea directly in front of the house is usually 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 and dishwasher- 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.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlySmoking allowed
Bedrooms
3 Doubles2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath2 Full baths

Meet the host
Philip H
Hosting since February 2014
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe will not be onsite. Eduardo may welcome you, or more likely our house manager Leo

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Reviews (10)
Graciela d
Graciela d
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Paraíso perfecto!
El sueño de una casa a pasos del mar! Pasamos días hermosos de relax total, paz y gozando de una vista del mar increíble! Una casa cómoda, agradable, equipada y con una piscina hermosa. Naturaleza plena! Dan ganas de volver siempre!
Visited January 2020
Written January 29, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Anthony M
Anthony M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing vacation
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.
Visited March 2018
Written April 4, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kim6675
Kim6675
52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Rio's best kept secret
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 well- equipped accommodation, a swimming pool, a roof terrace, local shops, bars, glorious sunshine, a very helpful (off - site) housekeeper/driver, Eden, and it is simply a fantastic place to experience an area of Rio that's off the tourist trail - it was magical to sit on the roof terrace cooking a bbq, listening to the sea, with a full moon and starry sky. Our photos and memories are spectacular!
Visited May 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written August 20, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
philipdavidmarkhurd
philipdavidmarkhurd
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!!!
Written August 21, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anna S
Anna S
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Olympic-Rio 2016-15th birthday gift vacation, a sublime reality!
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 for our family, Rose’s delicious churrasco and Eden’s patience in chauffeuring us to our Olympic events made our stay worry free. “Casa de Yemanja” on the amazing beach of Itaipuaçu with view of Pedra do Elefante in the horizon was a heavenly escape from the action and attention Rio-the Olympic host city, appropriately received. Brazil is beautiful and we miss it already! Philip and Eduardo, THANK YOU for making our Olympic-Rio 2016-15th birthday gift vacation a sublime reality!
Visited August 2016
Written August 12, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
philipdavidmarkhurd
philipdavidmarkhurd
Thanks so much Anna. We loved hosting you and your delightful family at our home. So pleased that you had a great time!
Written August 13, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Luke M
Luke M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A quiet bit of Rio paradise
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 bussy hustle and bustle of Rio to realy relax and chill out in privacy. The house itself has a fantastic location right on the beach, and is only one of a couple of other building there, meaning you prety much have the beach to yourself. Surrounding the property there is a lovely little garden in the front and at the back is a patio area with a good sized pool, (to note one of the cleanest we have been in on our trip around. South America). The downstairs bedroom where we stayed is essential its own flat, with a fully equipped kitchen, and ensuite bathroom/shower. The beds were incredibly comfortable with clean linen and towels provided. The first floor of the property has a large open longe/dining area with big sliding windows opening into a balcony which looks out over the beach and sea great views from dinner. There are two good size rooms with double beds and air conditioning which is always needed!. Then a kitchen at the bakc, fully equipped for any meal. On the roof there is a fantastic open space with a bar and bbq brick oven. With 360 uninterrupted view surrounding the property of the beach and mountains, in the evening the sunset and the stars are just amazing ! So overall this property is just what everyone is looking for, Quiet,private, clean, and homely just a great place to spend some time relaxin and catching a good tan!
Visited April 2015
Written April 2, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
philipdavidmarkhurd
philipdavidmarkhurd
Thanks a lot Luke - so glad you had a good time!
Written August 13, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Luciana H
Luciana H
Argentina1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Preciosa casa sobre la playa
La casa es muy linda y cómoda. Eduardo, el anfitrión muy cordial y siempre atento para resolver los inconvenientes que pudieran surgir. Fuimos tres matrimonios con niños de entre 7 años y 10 meses de edad y estuvimos muy comodos. Lo mas lindo: las vistas desde la casa. Lo mas incómodo: en esta playa el mar es muy bravo para bañarse. Pero a 10 minutos en auto (también hay un servicio de combis) está la playa de Itaipú muy linda y de aguas calmas. Recomiendo seguir las indicaciones de Eduardo para llegar al establecimiento, ya que son muy claras. Si vas a conducir por tu cuenta, recomiendo leerlas atentamente con anterioridad ya que conducir en Rio no es fácil.
Visited December 2014 Travelled with family
Written December 22, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AnnaDorset
AnnaDorset
Poole, United Kingdom20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Paradise
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 instantly felt at home. The top floor terrace is wonderful and we enjoyed BBQ's there most evenings and spent hours just enjoying the view. There was enough in the village to keep us occupied, some nice simple beach bars, a great pizza place and well stocked supermarket. We took the local bus over the mountain on a number of occasions to enjoy the beaches and seafood on offer. The views from the house are just amazing, the sea, the beach and the mountains, what more can you want. Eduardo was a delight, so amiable and helpful. All in all a wonderful time was had by all.
Visited April 2014 Travelled with family
Written June 7, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
philipdavidmarkhurd
philipdavidmarkhurd
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 mattress in question!! Philip and Eduardo
Written June 19, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ShanColombo7
ShanColombo7
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The perfect de-stress location!!
I stayed in this house in March/April and had a really wonderful time. This place is perfect for a relaxing getaway from the stress of city life (i live in london) but also only an hour and a half from Rio for a little shopping and clubbing! I loved this house from relaxing in the walled garden to barbecues on the terrace - catered for by Eduardo as I wanted a little pampering! You feel like you're on a ship in the ocean here - the sound of the waves sending me to sleep each night. I can't wait to come back - particularly after June this year when they tell me the new swimming pool will be finished.
Visited April 2014 Travelled solo
Written April 5, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

dazza185
dazza185
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A Room with a View
A beautiful house literally on the beach. Stunning views in all directions, the sea and beach in front trees and mountains behind The roof terrace is spectacular - you can lounge in a hammock and get a 360 degree view. There was abundant wildlife and good fishing. The house itself is comfortable, quiet and relaxing. I would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone.
Visited December 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written February 17, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

RenatoMarques
RenatoMarques
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Una casa muy especial!
La Casa de Yemanja es una bellisima residencia a una hora de Rio de Janeiro. Si buscas una casa grande, totalmente equipada para alquiler y con una vista increible al Atlantico, este es el sitio perfecto para vos. La casa es perfecta para relajarse y esta muy bien localizada. Es facil hacer excursiones de un dia a Rio de Janeiro. Llegamos a Rio y decidimos alquilar un coche para llegar hasta la casa. El viaje se puede hacer en bus pero es mas comfortable y rapido si alquilas un coche. Cuando llegamos a la casa fuimos muy bien recibidos y ellos nos explicaron todo lo necesario para que tuvieramos una buena estancia en Rio. La ciudad es chiquita pero alla son todos son muy amigable. Las playas son bellisimas y sobre todo tranquilas. Nos encanto pasar el dia en la playa y acabarlo disfrutando de un asadito en el jardin! Al final de la tarde, todos nos reunimos en el balcon para admirar la puesta de sol: INCREIBLE! La terraza de la casa es grandisima y perfecta para celebrar fiestas, como la Luau (fiesta a la luna), asi la llaman los brasilenos. Hasta un búho vino a visitarnos! La Piedra del Elefante nos encanto! Es un sitio perfect si quieres disfrutar de un caminata y pequenas escaladas. Dormir escuchando el mar todos las noches fue lo mejor de todo…
Visited January 2014 Travelled with friends
Written February 11, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Staff on property
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Nearby
  • Countryside area
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside

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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 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 river 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!
Access
Car not needed
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 hour 30 mins 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, Leo, is also a taxi driver and will do an airport transfer for you for RS 200. We strongly recommend this on arrival
Activities nearby
Fishing spots available

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 p.m. Check out by 12 p.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Our rates are seasonal. Brazil has very marked seasons. We will always consider an offer, particularly if you are a small number, staying for a long time or out of season.

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