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Sue Bates

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, portuguese

Stylish Brazilian eco house in a unique sea front location

18 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Costa Verde House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 2-8 in fabulous contemporary comfort with stunning west facing sea views

Indulge in this bit of paradise without compromising environmentally & enjoy the comforts of luxury accommodation utilising solar energy & natural spring water. Accessible only by boat, escape the hustle & bustle of modern life but be charmed by local activities of fishermen, kids coming to the little school on the beach and endless local maritime life, enhanced by spectacular evening sunsets over the bay. Observe exotic plants and birds and look out for dolphin & our turtle! Designed for single occupancy in 3 newly refurbished buildings:

Main house - open plan living - huge windows leading onto extensive main deck, with master en-suite and dressing room.

Stone house - 2 large double en-suite bedrooms.

Fisherman's house - self-contained with double en-suite bedroom with patio, separate kitchen/living room (with 2 single beds) and leading onto own balcony.

The property suits a couple for a special occasion (honeymoon?) or parties of up to 8 having large open private spaces.

Our Manager: Our local manager, who speaks excellent English, will be there to personally meet you and take you out to the house. She will be there to help you familiarise yourself with the house and surroundings and to help you throughout your stay to ensure a truly memorable holiday.

How can we help?: From arranging private car transfers to borrowing a local mobile phone, just let us know how we can help and we’ll do our best to meet all your requirements.

Catering: The kitchen will have already been stocked with some simple provisions when you arrive. Although designed for self catering a cook can be provided for breakfasts or for a full catering service if preferred - please enquire for availability.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sue Bates (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A casa e o lugar encantam... A casa é de cinema, com vista para o azul e para o horizonte sinuoso. A decoração é de muito bom gosto e tem tudo a ver com a natureza. É completa, nada falta nela. E, o mais incrível, é ecológica, o que nos permite usufruir do lugar com paz na consciência.

O lugar é fantástico: um mergulho na natureza. Céu, mar, montanhas, árvores, pássaros... Ruídos? Só os que vêm do mundo natural... O silêncio completa a beleza do lugar.

E para completar, a alegria, o bom humor e a gentileza de Yara que sabe receber como ninguém quem lá chega. Recepção perfeita!

Foram dias de paz e alegria... Dias azuis...



The house and the place enchant ... The house is cinema, overlooking the blue and the winding horizon. The decor is tasteful and has everything to do with nature. It is complete, nothing is lacking in it. And, most amazing, is environmentally friendly, allowing us to enjoy the place with peace of mind. The place is fantastic: a dip in nature. Sky, sea, mountains, trees, birds ... Noise? Only those who come from the natural world ... Silence completes the beauty of the place. And to complete, joy, good humor and kindness of Yara who knows how to get anyone who gets there. Perfect welcome! They were days of peace and joy ... Blue Days ..."

FlipKey Review 28 December 2014
Nov 2014
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4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

Stylish Brazilian eco house in a unique sea front location
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 32 reviews
5

Peaceful and Tranquil stay in Casa Tartaruga

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Casa Tartaruga. It is truly paradise. The home is beautiful and located in a tranquil area with a small private beach just steps away. It far exceeded our expectations. It was perfect to accommodate my wife and myself along with our two friends who stayed in the Stonehouse. Everyone was able to have privacy while still enjoying each other’s company. A clear view of the bay can be seen from the living room and master bedroom and it was breathtaking to see the sunrise lighting up across the bay in the morning. Although being an eco house nothing was lacking. Yara made our arrival seamless. She was waiting for us at the pier in Paraty with a boat transfer and made sure our groceries were stocked and Sueli was on hand to cook a delicious meal. Yara was on hand whenever we needed and also arranged early departure from the home to ensure we returned to the airport in time for our flight home as well. There are many activities to do including hiking, swimming, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle boarding the coast. It was relaxing just sitting out on the dock watching the boats passing by on the bay. We also enjoyed a short 20 min boat ride back to Paraty. The town is quaint and the shops are full of hidden treasures. It was nice to return to peace at the end of the day and more of Sueli’s cooking.

Thank you Sue for such a well cared for property.

We had an amazing time and look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are really pleased that you had a great and memorable stay and that Yara and Sueli were able to contribute to that. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not to distant future.
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Paradise on earth

  • 5 of 5

If you are on this page, you have already chosen to visit in the most beautiful bay of South Brazil and you have made the right choice. If you wish to relax and enjoy the bay, Casa Tartaruga is certainly the most quiet and delicious place to stay in Paraty. Pictures on the website are great but do not even reflect totally how amazing and quiet the atmosphere of this place is. We had a wonderful stay there. The house in only 15 minutes from the village by boat. We were lucky to visit the amazing beaches and islands of the bay with Eli and his boat '' Nativo''. We also enjoyed nice rides with the kayak available at the house. The peer below the house is also very nice to jump in the water or just relax. Last but not least : we would like to thank Sue, the owner of the house, and Yara, who is taking care of everything there, for their more than friendly and warm wellcome . Thank you Sue and Yara !!! Take care and see you again !! Pierre, Patricia, Mathilde and Juliette Hott from France

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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A piece of paradise in a wonderful situation

  • 5 of 5

This is a piece of paradise - an amazing house, very tranquil with beautiful views.and small private beach. The house is stunning and has everything you need, including a discreet and efficient cleaner, Suelee, and gardner Tipa. Yara, property manager, will

act as translator and order anything you wish - transfers/local information/organise day trips. The bird life is wonderful, and marmosets and monkeys were seen in the gardens - very exciting.

Old Parity itself, a short boat trip away, is colourful and atmospheric and well worth visiting. It was a wonderful experience and I would definitely go back to Casa Tataruga.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Casa Tartaruga Parity Brazil

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation - large modern house, well maintained by Yara et al and stylishly decorated.

An unforgettable stay. As can be seen from the photos, the house is set in atlantic rainforest, so we were surrounded by exotic tropical trees and plants. Both the living room and master bedroom had vista windows - stunning views straight over the bay, film-set sunsets. Swam every day from the little beach, and pottered round the local islands and restaurants by boat. We left papaya fruit on the balcony so the local tropical birds would come and feed, and we watched them from a hammock. I would have been happy not to move an inch, but the colonial Portuguese town with cobbled streets had too much to offer. Beware the local brew caipirinha - quite lethal.

L Hunter Sutton Coldfield UK

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Casa Tartaruga Parity Brazil

  • 5 of 5

Unforgettable stay. As can be seen from the photos the house is set in Atlantic rainforest, so we were surrounded by exotic trees and plants. The living room and master bedroom had vista windows - stunning views straight over the bay, and film-set sunsets. Swam every day from the little beach, and pottered round the local islands and restaurants by boat. We left papaya fruit on the balcony so the local tropical birds would come and feed, and I watched them from a hammock. I would have been happy not to move an inch, but the colonial Portuguese town with cobbled streets had too much to offer. Beware the local brew caipirinha - quite lethal.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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A place in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is a very special place to stay. It is located in its own subtropical gardens looking out over the sea across dozens of green, wooded islands and bays dotted with secluded sandy beaches, towards Paraty, with no roads, houses or human disturbance except the occasional boat sailing past. It is totally secluded, but access by boat is easy, using the private jetty. The house is amazing: architect eco friendly design, self sufficient in pure water and electricity. The furnishings and layout are stylish and beautiful. The bedrooms are superb (all ensuite) and sleeps 8 in comfort. The house has a Brasilian manager located in Paraty who speaks perfect English and efficiently handles transport, food if required, and can answer every kind of query. There is a wealth of things to do, incl. swimming and kyaking or paddle boarding right off the jetty, or from lovely quiet sandy beaches on the doorstep. Fishing, walking, birdwatching and boat trips to little island restaurants are a delight. We did all these things during our stay. The water is perfectly clean and warm, and suitable for children (supervised of course). Best of all we watched the changing light over the sea from the sundeck or balcony, looking west across the sea towards the wild mountains in the distance. This is really a very special place to visit!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Car: not necessary

The house is located in extensive private gardens which lead down to Baré Beach (home to a small, friendly community) and overlooks the spectacular Bay of Paraty. Swim or fish directly off the private dock or from the sheltered beach, walk along coastal paths or hire a boat to idyllic beaches and sample superb regional seafood or just relax on the decks and watch the world go by. The charming Portuguese colonial town of Paraty, a short boat ride away, offers excellent facilities for shopping, restaurants and further excursions to islands, fantastic beaches, and activities such as fishing, diving and trekking. The town hosts numerous festivals, including Jazz, Food, and Film, the best known being the International Literary Festival (FLIP), and of course the annual Carnival. Paraty itself lies between Sao Paulo (330km) and Rio de Janeiro (236 km) on the BR 101 with good public and private transport links between both (between 4 and 6 hour journey). There is also a small airport.

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Rates & Availability

Paraty House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season (8 Guests)
Apr 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$366
 
 
High Season (8 Guests)
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$472
 
 
Xmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$511
 
 
New Year
Dec 27 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$661
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$352
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $332

Rates vary depending on total occupancy and time of year. Rates above are for up to 8 guests occupying the whole property.
Couple rate to occupy the Main House only is: £264 per night (High S) or £184 per night (Low S).
The Fisherman's House can accomodate 2 additional children.
Please apply for Carnival and New Year Rates. Discounts available on stays in excess of 7 days

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Amenities

Costa Verde House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main House - toilet , shower , Twin sinks and double shower
    Main House - toilet
    Stone House - Blue Room - toilet , shower
    Stone House - Turquoise Room - toilet , shower
    Fisherman's House - toilet , shower
  • All the bathrooms are newly equipped and have powerful showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main House - 1 queen , Master en-suite, dressing room, panoramic views
    Stone House - Blue Room - 1 queen
    Stone House - Turquoise Room - 1 queen
    Fisherman's House - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have sea views, en-suite bathrooms with powerful showers, ceiling fans and mosquito netted windows.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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