Wonderful home in beautiful Lagoa
There are so many things we loved about our stay here including the house itself, the location, the view, and the owner. The house is well built with beautiful wooden window frames and flooring, very spacious and loving decorated. The views from the house are outstanding. The house is surrounded by trees and perched high up a mountain road above Lagoa. From the main floor windows and balconies we have sweeping views of the surrounding mountains, the 2 Lagoas, the Joaquina dunes, and the ocean beyond, including Ilha da Campeche. The wildlife is another treat. We enjoyed having a few visits from a family of large monkeys (which we were instructed not to feed), and saw and heard some interesting birds. Another positive aspect is the security. The house has an alarm which you can set when you are out. There are several year-round resident neighbours so it always feels safe. Some might see the location of this house up a very steep road to be a drawback, however, we enjoyed our daily hike up and down the road. If it is too steep for you, you can simply take the car (only a few minutes from town) or a taxi. Lagoa itself is a great town in the ideal location to see the rest of the island. It is not far to hop over the hill towards Centro (avoid traffic times if you can), and the trip to the two closest beaches is only about 10 minutes by car (outside of traffic times). The last thing to mention about this place is the owner. From the moment we met Mara we liked her. She is warm and caring and genuinely wants her guests to be comfortable and have a good experience. She took time to tell us about things to do in the area and on the island and had a guide book and some maps handy to borrow. We felt comfortable calling with questions. We would definitely stay here again if fortunate enough to visit Florianopolis in the future.
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