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Itatiaia National Park - Rancho San Carlos

Bedrooms 6
Space 150,694 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house


About the property

Beautiful site with great natural pool by the Itatiaia National Park

Rancho São Carlos (RSC) is an excellent property built in the 1940s. It has belonged to the Azevedo Family for 50 years and can comfortably accommodate 16 guests. There are three separate rooms, which can be booked in full or separately. The reserve includes the Main House with capacity for 8 guests, the Casinha (6 guests) and the Chalet (2 guests), large garden, natural pool of the river Campo Belo, dry wood sauna, waterfalls, hiking trails, in addition to a chapel . Now we also have a pleasant gourmet space with barbecue, oven and wood stove and equipped kitchen. The dining area has a large spacious table.

The RSC is located along and within the lower part of the Itatiaia National Park, which can be accessed through a 30m bridge. More than 60,000 m2 of native Atlantic Forest in Lower Part of the Itatiaia National Park. Homemade services, cleaning and kitchen included, plus breakfast.

We also serve a lot of meals when requested beforehand. Try Dona Lucia's excellent feijoada. You will not regret.

Main House:

large and airy with 2 suites and 1 bedroom with independent bathroom, airy living / dining room; comfortably accommodates up to 8 guests, one suite and one bedroom with one double bed, and one suite with a queen size bed and a bunk bed. Large and nice balcony overlooking the lawn, full kitchen and maid's bathroom. It has Pay TV (Sky) and Wi-Fi


cozy and comfortable, sleeps up to 6 guests in 2 bedrooms and one bedroom with a double bed and another bedroom with 1 double bed and 2 single beds; has a shared bathroom. Glazed room with armchairs, cable TV (Sky), Wi-Fi and views of the lawn.


Ideal for couples, spacious and with great privacy. View of the Campo Belo river, cable TV and Wi-Fi.

More Details

Marcos Azevedo
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018


Itatiaia Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 150694 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 22 ...
  • Max. adults: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    Banheiro 2 - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    Banheiro 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Itatiaia National Park - Rancho San Carlos
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Já frequento o Rancho São Carlos há muito tempo e é sempre um enorme prazer estar de volta. Com especial destaque à sauna à lenha acompanhada de banho de rio que foto nenhuma faz jus, noites de sono tranquilo, além da grande hospitalidade do pessoal do Sítio. Recomendo muito!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
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Rio de janeiro

Viver - estar junto a natureza

  • 4 of 5

O fim de semana foi excelente! Já estivemos outras 6 vezes nesta propriedade, porém foram realizadas melhorias de infra estrutura, resultando em melhor conforto e comodidade. O serviço de preparo das refeições e apoio esta nota 10!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: Alugue Temporada, from HomeAway
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mais um ótimo final de semana

  • 5 of 5

Sou visitante frequente do Rancho São Carlos e cada vez gosto mais. Pessoalmente, vou para estar em contato com a natureza e curtir o imenso rio com pequenas cachoeiras que cruza a propriedade. Fico feliz que meu cãozinho é bem vindo. Os funcionários são muito simpáticos e os quartos são confortáveis.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: Alugue Temporada, from HomeAway
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Lindo e Sereno

  • 5 of 5

I have rented vacation homes with my family for almost 10 years and I can honestly say that Rancho São Carlos is a very rare piece of property on this market. It is absolutely unique, next to Brazil’s oldest national park – one of the few surviving examples of the Atlantic Rain Forest (Mata Atlântica). The ranch is cut by a pristine river that forms a gorgeous pool, large enough for plenty of swimming and diving. Sweating up in the wood burning sauna and jumping into the cool river is just awesome. The grounds are beautiful and the accommodations are charming. The main house and smaller shed are rustic, yet well-equipped, clean and comfortable. Marcos is a great guy, easy to work with, and the staff at the ranch is professional and helpful. If you are lucky like we were, you might also be visited by a family of capuchin monkeys! I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: Alugue Temporada, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Já frequento o Rancho São Carlos há muitos anos e sempre é uma enorme satisfação estar de volta. O lugar é simplesmente encantado, com destaque pra sauna à lenha seguida de banho de rio da cachoeira logo em frente. Além da hospitalidade, e das noites tranquilas de descanso. Nota 10.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Alugue Temporada, from HomeAway
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Rio de Janeiro

Pra curtir e descansar!

  • 4 of 5

O RSC é excelente local para ficar com os amigos e com a família para descansar e curtir. É um terreno muito lindo, arborizado e com três casas amplas, cuja arquitetura é linda e a decoração refinada. Os quartos são muito confortáveis, com luminária, roupa de cama e banho disponíveis e muito limpos, sem qualquer traço de umidade que são típicos de regiões frias e úmidas, como Itatiaia. A cozinha é bem servida de equipamentos e louças. O serviço de copa, cozinha e limpeza é exemplar! Estão de parabéns!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: Alugue Temporada, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
178 Kilometres
Rio de Janeiro (Intern./GIG-Santos Dumont/SDU)
Nearest Barpub
20 Kilometres
In the Penedo District are the best options
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
President Dutra Highway (BR-116)
Nearest Restaurant
20 Kilometres
In the Penedo District are the best options
Nearest Beach
185 Kilometres
Rio de Janeiro
Car: recommended

The biggest attraction of the region is the Itatiaia National Park, the first in Brazil, whose entrance is only 5 minutes (3 km) from Rancho San Carlos. With several waterfalls, trails and receptive center, which includes a museum, the park was created in 1937 by Getulio Vargas.

Just 20km, the Boulder district is with great bars, restaurants and shops, and more attractive nature. Former Finnish colony, Boulder worth a visit.

A little farther, Visconde de Maua (43km / 40min), traditional alternative tourist resort, offers an even greater refuge with beautiful waterfalls and several lodging and food options. Well worth the visit to the waterfall slide, in the Town of Maromba (55km / 1h).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $826.72
Pet Fee $0

Para pagamentos em cartão de crédito, consulte o proprietário.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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