Our penthouse in historic Salvador, Bahia, in the North East of Brazil, is a gorgeous and sunny, south facing property, with a stunning 180 degree panoramic view of sea and sky from our amazing 24 metre (26 yard - 4 yards longer than a cricket pitch) long terrace. Decked in beautiful Brazilian hardwood, inside and out, it's like an open plan New York loft with a view. The reaction of our guests is always, "Wow!" Relax in one of our hammocks with a caipirinha and soak up the sunsets, or watch the moon rise slowly over the statue of Salvador's very own Cristo. Who needs Rio, this is the land of Samba! Salvador is the beating heart, the drum of Brazil. Come see where it all started.
Tell us about yourself, your group & vacation dates, and we'll be happy to help with your reservation and give you a price. Prices not shown for special events, like Carnival and New Year.
The apartment is self catering with clean linen and towels, some basic toiletries to get you started, and a well equipped kitchen suitable for your holiday. All your shopping is readily available from two excellent delicatessens, several supermarkets, small fruit and veg market shops, or the large shopping centre, all within easy 10 minute walk.
We're 100 metres in front of a beautiful beach, a historic lighthouse, Farol da Barra, the first in the Americas, and a 10 minute walk to a second beach, with sunbathing, swimming, standup surfing, kayaking, scuba diving, and line fishing all on offer.
The area is safe and popular with tourists and locals. Excellent transport options, bus stops right outside the building, and taxis passing our street night and day.
All the rooms have superb ocean views to the front and the island of Itaparica to the back. The master bedroom has a super-king bed, luscious ensuite bathroom, ample wardrobe space, and sensual Brazilian wood floors. The second bedroom has similar ocean views and a queen sized double or optionally, two single beds, ample wardrobe space and a private bathroom. A third room can be curtained off as a third bedroom, with fantastic views to the lighthouse, ocean and sky, equipped with a sofa-bed or single bed, and with a third bathroom right beside it. There is also an outdoor shower on the terrace. The bedrooms all have ceiling fans and AC.
We're in walking distance of everything you'd need: cafés, restaurants, bars, delicatessens, butchers, bakeries, fish mongers, shops, banks, clubs, supermarkets, gyms, hairdressers, tour companies, car hire, pharmacies, medical services, hospitals, etc. And the current number 1 restaurant on TripAdvisor is a minute away from our building.
A short 15 minute taxi (or bus) ride to some of Salvador's best attractions, such as the enchanting cobble-stoned streets of the historic centre, Pelourinho, the old Portuguese markets of Cidade Baixa, the restaurants of Santo Antonio, and the bars and restaurants of the bohemian neighbourhood of Rio Vermelho. We are also 150 metres from the biggest Carnival circuit of Salvador, Barra-Ondina, Circuito Dodô.
• The building has excellent security, with round the clock doormen 24/7 and two elevators.
• There is a large seating area and reception area at the entrance of the building
• Bedroom 1 with ensuite bathroom: King size bed, air-conditioning, ceiling fan and plenty of wardrobe space.
• Bedroom 2: Two single beds (which can be converted into a king), wardrobe, air-conditioning, ceiling fan and with a social bathroom directly beside it.
• Large entrance hall with desk & seating area with free WiFi access.
• Fully equipped kitchen with bar area, fridge/freezer, gas oven, 4 burner gas hob, microwave, water cooler, electric coffee maker, juicer, fruit blender, plates, cutlery, cups, mugs, and an assortment of general utensils.
• Minimum stay is usually 2 days.
• Prices for usually up to 6 months are shown on the site, except for Carnival, New Year, or special events. But contact us and we will be happy to confirm prices for any dates we can.
• After 4 guests, US$20 per person extra, per day, up to a maximum of 6-7 guests.
• Booking is only confirmed after receipt of reservation deposit in our account.
• There is a refundable security deposit due on arrival of US$500, which is fully refundable on departure, assuming no losses, damage, or serious breaches of the condominium rules, available on request.
• Guests are responsible for electricity, metered usage at cost, paid separately on departure, and should arrange their own personal travel insurance.
• We can arrange airport collection bringing you directly to our apartment, which is a big help if you're new to the city, or don't speak the language. The service we use currently charges from around R$85 to R$130 in local currency for an airport transfer, depending on the number of passengers and luggage.
• Maid service to clean the apartment, laundry, iron or cook can be arranged at cost, and is additional.
• We don't usually allow children younger than 8 years old.
Have a look at our calendar and rates to check availability and prices, and tell us a bit about yourself and your group, and we'll be happy to confirm details or answer any questions you may have.
Jon and RosanaTripAdvisor property ID 3763830...Read more
Amazing Panoramic Seaview, Penthouse, Salvador BA Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
Additional Location Information
Located in a very safe part of Salvador, the seafront residential neighbourhood of Barra, a short taxi (or bus) ride from some of Salvador's best attractions such as the historic centre of Pelourinho, about 15 minutes by taxi or bus, the old Portuguese buildings and markets of Cidade Baixa and Santo Antonio, and the bars and restaurants of Rio Vermelho.
We're 150 metres from the beach with beautiful reefs forming natural sea pools to float in when the tide goes out. And there is surfing at the other end of the beach, and stand up surfing, snorkelling and scuba diving 10 minutes walk away.
Within walking distance of everything you might need: cafés (padarias), restaurants, bars, delicatessens, butchers, bakeries, fish mongers, ice cream parlours, shops, banks, night clubs, supermarkets, gyms, hairdressers, travel agencies, taxis, car hire, pharmacies, medical services, you name it, it's probably here.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, City vacations, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Nearest airport: SSA - Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport, 20.01 miles Nearest ferry port: Ferryboat Terminal, 3.98 miles Car is not necessary
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the [owner/manager]’s discretion.
Cleaning fee | $50 per stay
Security Deposit | per stay | Paid on arrival or before
Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
50% deposit to secure the reservation. Pay safely by TripAdvisor (or FlipKey) Credit Card, or by Bank Transfer, or PayPal. Guests pay any charges.
Electricity is your responsibility during your stay, and will be charged separately on departure. Usually between US$5-10 per day, but it varies from group to group.
Our Airport pickup or drop off from R$80 Reais (around US$35) – getting an airport taxi will generally cost from around R$107.
Additional guests after 4 people, R$40 (US$20) per person, per day. Up to a maximum of 6 guests. • All guests must present and leave a copy of photo ID with us on check in, and must complete a check out on departure. Only guests named at the time of reservation are allowed to stay in the apartment. Change of named guests or change of dates may incur a fee or cancellation, at our discretion.
Check-in time: 3:00pm Check-out time: 10:00am. Housekeeper, cleaner, cook or Private chef not included, but available on request for a fee. The building has round the clock, 24 hour porters with electronic gated entrance, in a popular residential area. Please note that prices are only shown up to about 6 months in advance. The guide price shown on this site may not be correct if you enquire beyond that time. Check with us for quotes on any dates you're interested in.
Left on 09/11/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 11, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
The apartment was better than the pictures portray with everything working and clean. The views were spectacular and the location great.
The owners were beyond helpful and did everything in their powers to make our stay great. I would highly recommend this property
Recommend you get the owners to set up airport transfers for you.
Left on 09/02/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 2, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
My family and I were absolutely blown away by the sheer luxury of this apartment. Everything had been considered in the design, from the layout to the decor, functionality and exquisite attention to detail throughout.
Jon and Rosana were the perfect hosts and looked after our needs, often going above and beyond expectation. It really felt like a home from home and the location is great, with the beach, bars, restaurants and other amenities all a stones throw away.
I would recommend this apartment to anyone planning to travel to the area. Just a shame that we were unable to spend much time enjoying the luxury of the penthouse and it's spectacular views, but there is so much to see and do in Bahia!
Left on 08/23/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 23, 2013Stayed May 2013
We stayed in this beautiful apartment for 3 nights. The top floor offers a magnificent view of the ocean. The apartment is equipped with everything necessary. Hoyain apartments Jonathan very kind and sympathetic person. He is very concerned about her apartment and her lodgers. If you treat with respect to Jonathan, you'll be rewarded fully. Best wishes to the owners of the apartment - Jonathan and Rozzane.
Left on 03/04/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 4, 2012Stayed Jan 2012
Our group consisted entirely of expats living in Brazil so we were a bit skeptical as we had all been let down with Brazilian accommodations in the past. However, we could not have been happier with our stay over the New Year in this amazing apartment. Jon and Rosana were wonderful from the start. Jon answered our myriad questions and went out of his way to accommodate our separate arrival times and our inconvenient departure time. His assistance in arranging airport transportation was greatly appreciated (a separate charge but well worth it and for safety reasons I would strongly recommend this to all traveling to Salvador). The apartment was located in the heart of NYE celebrations with a million dollar view of Salvador's fireworks. Close to the beach and all the action, this apartment could not be better located. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable, the kitchen had all the necessities, and the living room was great for pre-street party entertaining. Much appreciated was the I-pod hook up with the speakers in the living room ceiling which added to the festive NYE atmosphere. But the best part of this apartment is, by far, the amazing balcony. The photos are exactly what it looks like. We appreciated having the balcony to sun on when the beach got overcrowded and enjoyed the convenience of being able to make our own mojitos and listen to our own music while enjoying the sunset views. Right down the street is a pizza place with the best pizza that I have eaten in my more than two years in Brazil. You will not regret your decision to stay here.
One tip: If you are going to stay here during NYE or Carnaval, don't plan on getting any sleep. The street parties last until sunrise at which point the trucks come out to clean the streets creating a cacophony of beeping and breaking glass.
“The only place to stay in Salvador! Beautiful views. Stunning a”
Left on 02/09/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 9, 2012Stayed Jan 2012
We stayed here for 3 nights and loved it! The apartment is fantastic - even more beautiful than the pictures.
I debated whether to stay in Pelourinho or Barra - we are so happy we chose Barra and this apartment. It's very easy to deal with the English speaking owner (who is on site in the building which makes for a very easy check in and out and other help/suggestions you might need)
The neighbourhood is great - there's a small shop across the street for cold beer, a lovely market less than 10 minutes walk for groceries/good wine and many great restaurants.
We spent hours on the magnificent terrace watching the sun rise and set - the apartment is extremely well equipped and while it was very hot while we were there, the cross breezes and ceiling fans ensured we were very comfortable (there is air conditioning, but we didn't need to use it).
We made day trips all around Salvador and up the coast...found the location very convenient.
This very special apartment added immeasurably to our stay in Salvador,
Thanks for the glowing review – for us the most important thing is for guests to have a great vacation while staying with us here in Salvador.
There's always a warm welcome awaiting your return.
Jon and Rosana
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“A great accommodation in Salvador - Do not miss it, if you can”
Left on 01/08/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 8, 2012Stayed Dec 2011
Our family of 4 stayed for 3 nights at this amazing apartment. We enjoyed every second of it. The view from the terrace is just amazing, and you can spend hours, just enjoying the breeze and the atlantic ocean. The apartment is modern, perfectly designed, and has all the amenities you are looking for - flat screen TV with Sky TV, wireless Internet, a fully equipped kitchen and just everything you need. There are 3 bedrooms, so you can easily stay with 6 persons. Barra is a good place to stay, as you can be in the beach early morning and/or afternoon, and just take the taxi (around 10 Euro) to the old city for some sight seeing. There are a lot of restaurants nearby, and the Barra shopping mall is just 5 minutes walk away. Jim is a great host, and helps you with everything you need. He arranged us with the transportation from the airport, so it was a easy landing in a place you are not familiar with. We highly recommend this place for anyone who wants to really enjoy the good life of Salvador!!!
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