We absolutely loved our stay at this villa in Pipa. Everything inside and outside of this house was so well thought out. The rooms are all very spacious and comfortable. Our kids hardly ever wanted to leave the house because of the wonderful pool - which is hard to believe because they really do love the beach too!
The owners, manager and caretaker's family were all wonderful and very responsive to every request and detail.
For the vast majority of our stay we did not have a car. We did a lot of walking into the village and nearby Praia do Amor. If you're not up for the walk, just ask the caretaker to give you a lift - he owns a taxi cab. Besides, since you're not driving, you can enjoy a lot of cervejas or caipirinhas on the beach !!
If you have young kids (like we do) you will no doubt meet the adorable Giovanna (the caretaker's little girl) who loves to hang out and play. Don't forget Lola, the original lazy brown dog, who loves to sleep in the shade of the garden and keep an eye on things in the pool.
Waking up every morning in this house was like a dream come true. Such a privileged view of the ocean and atlantic forest - really spectacular from every room on the 2nd level - not to mention the rooftop.
Oh, and while this may not be important to everyone - the Internet access for such a remote location was actually quite excellent (about 500kbps up and down). As near as I could tell, the access is a microwave based DSL which suffers a bit from "rain fade" but otherwise worked brilliantly. I brought my own Vonage router and was able to make crystal clear phone calls every day.
We give our strongest recommendation to anyone considering staying in the area. It may not be the least expensive option but you will not regret one cent of what you spend.
We can't wait to go back - sincerely.
Rick & Luciana (and kids!)