|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Welcome to our spacious apartment (1,733 sq. ft./161 sq. meters.) on the 12th-floor that fronts beautiful Piedade Beach - the southern extension of Boa Viagem Beach - with warm water all year long. Walking out the back door of the condo property, you step onto a newly restored beach extending out to the ocean over 100 feet (30 meters).
With large sliding windows opened, the apartment has a constant, cooling ocean breeze. Formal dining room, living room, kitchen, large service area. Master bedroom suite with bathroom. Wood cabinetry and furniture throughout the apartment. Large sofa and love seat, 32-inch HDTV. Large, beach-side patio area, outdoor barbecue grill, private gated entrance to beach. Marble floors in living room, dining room and hallway. Ceramic floors throughout the rest of the apartment.
A supermarket is conveniently located across the street from the apartment building.
Great temperatures all year round (June to August: 21-30 degrees C / 70-86 degrees F; September to May: 24-35 degrees C / 75-95 degrees F). Two-and-one-half kilometers (1.5 miles) to Shopping Guararapes, a large, modern shopping mall with over 150 stores, food court and movie theaters. Near supermarkets (across the street), bakeries, drug stores, banks, ATMs, travel agencies, good restaurants, Internet Cafe and much more. City buses pass in front of apartment building. Taxi stand across the street. The condo is two doors south of Hotel Dorisol, a four-star hotel with complete tour information and booking services.
If you like the comfort and security of a warm, congenial and inviting home atmosphere, this is a good choice for you.
The owners are Bob and Dalva. She is a Brazilian who was born and raised in Recife, and can be very helpful in sharing useful information about her city and culture. Bob, an American, is a former Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Brazil, and is a retired school counselor who founded ''Students Helping Street Kids International'', a nonprofit that provides scholarships to impoverished Brazilian kids.
This is a beautiful apartment that is furnished and maintained to high North American and European standards. You will enjoy the cool ocean breeze, the soothing, gentle sound of the surf breaking onto the beach and the expansive ocean view while sitting in the apartment.
Bob grew up in a small town near Eugene, Oregon USA. Dalva, his wife, was born and raised in Recife, Brazil, where she has a large extended family. Their children and grandchildren live in the United States, Brazil and Costa Rica.
Attracted to adventure and foreign lands, Bob first came to know Brazil as a Peace Corps Volunteer. A few years after that experience, he served in Guatemala as an Associate Peace Corps Director. His love and interest in people led him to a career in school counseling, during which time he founded a small nonprofit that provides academic scholarships to impoverished Brazilian children. He has degrees from the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. For sixteen years, he was a member of the Metropolitan Rotary Club of Eugene.
Dalva is a living encyclopedia of Brazilian music and northeast Brazilian culture. She is renowned among family and friends for her delicious traditional regional cuisine. A quintessential northeasterner, she is passionate about her northeastern culture and its traditions. To know Dalva is to love her. She is an unofficial Brazilian ambassador par excellence. Interestingly, she is a citizen of Brazil, Italy (her grandfather immigrated to Brazil) and the United States. She thinks three passports are enough.
In retirement, Bob and Dalva split their time between living in Eugene, Oregon and Recife, Brazil.
Bob Crites purchased this condo in 2004
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
-91 days or more prior to arrival date - full refund of Reservation Deposit, minus $25 fee.
-61 to 90 days prior to arrival date - 80% refund, minus $25 fee.
-60 days or less prior to arrival - no refund, unless re-rented.
-Re-rental income is credited towards refund, minus $25 fee.
-Trip Cancellation Insurance Recommended.
1) Reservation Deposit equal to 50% of the rental fee is required when making a reservation.
2) The balance of the payment (remaining 50% of rental fee + refundable damage deposit) is due 30 days before arrival.
3) Payment online with credit or debit card, using PayPal.
4) PayPal invoices will be sent for each payment.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.