Casa da Vanessa
About the home
We offer 3 charming two-storey bright villas located at Estrada dos Macacos, in the village of Trancoso with views of the Mata Atlantica, the Brazilian rain forest. The chalets can be rented seperately. Surrounded by a magical tropical private lighted gardens, approximately 1,600 m² each, with a rustic outside shower and hammocks. Just 20 minutes walk from the most beautiful beaches of Brazil.
Supermarket, bakery and little shops are just around the corner. A car is not needed in Trancoso but if wanted can be rented for day trips. The Quadrado is approximately 15 minutes walking. If you don’t feel like walking, take a Mototaxi.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Nativos, Coquieros, 3km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
|General:||Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
* Linen and towels provided.
* WiFi internet, 220 Volt.
* Cleaning twice a week.
* No furniture for small children available.
RESERVATION & CANCELLATION POLICIES
1.1) The rates in folders and publicity are valid to the specified days and can be changed for high season reasons or any special event, as well for rates flotation reasons.
1.2) The Rates do not include Breakfast, nor tax and services
2.1) It is demanded 50% payment in advance of the total reservation amount within 2 weeks after reservation by paypal (includes creditcard) or bankaccount.
2.2) The difference must be paid 2 weeks in low season and 4 weeks in high season before check-in.
3. Returns and cancellations
3.1) The cancellations requests, must be written and sent to us
3.2) The cancellation charges will be charged in conformity as shown below
March 1st to Nov 30th (except for July and holidays)
* Until 7 days before check-in: 10% of the reservation’s total amount
* 7 days before check-in until the check-in day: 50% of the reservation’s total amount
December 1st to February 28th, July and holidays
* Until 15 days before check-in: 10% of the reservation’s total amount
* 15 days before check-in until 7 days before the check-in day: 50% the reservation’s total amount
* 07 days before check-in until the check-in day: 100% the reservation’s total amount
SPECIAL PACKAGES (New Year’s, Carnival, Easter Vacation:
* Until 30 days before check-in: 10% of the reservation’s total amount
* 30 Days before check-in until 15 days before the check-in day: 50% the reservation’s total amount
* 15 Days before check-in until the check-in day: 100% the reservation’s total amount
In case of "no show" 100% of the reservation’s total amount will be charged or the amount that had been already paid.
The North East Brazil / Bahia region
Salvador, capital of the state of Bahia, was the first major port and the capital of colonial Brazil for almost two centuries. The city lies between green tropical hills and broad beaches along the bay of Todos os Santos. It was built on two levels with administration buildings and residences constructed on the hills; forts, docks, and warehouses on the beaches. To this day the city is still divided into upper and lower cities.
From 1500 to 1815 Salvador was the nation's busiest port. A significant portion of the sugar from the northeast and gold and diamonds from the mines in the southeast passed through Salvador. It was a golden age for the town; magnificent homes and churches resplendent in gold decoration were built. Many of the city's baroque churches, private homes, squares, and even the hand-chipped paving bricks have been preserved as part of Brazil's historic patrimony.
In Salvador, more than anywhere else in the country, the African influence in the makeup of Brazilian culture is readily visible, from the spicy dishes still called by their African names (caruru, vatapa, acaraji), to the ceremonies of candombli which honour both African deities and Catholic holidays, to the capoeira schools where a unique African form of ritualistic fighting is taught. Its population is around 2,250,000 inhabitants.
The Trancoso area
It’s worth arriving in Trancoso, a chic little town on the north-east Brazilian coast about 300 miles south of Salvador, at night-time. A preservation order means the Quadrado, the broad village green that makes up the town’s historic centre, has almost no outdoor electric light. Instead, after sunset, the boutique bars, shops and restaurants that now occupy most of the one-storey artisans’ houses on either side of the grass put out gently flickering coloured candles on their tables and window sills, giving the place a wonderfully fairy-tale feel.
Above you a carpet of stars shines down and, perched on top of the cliffs near to where the Portuguese first landed in Brazil 500 years ago, a simple, slightly dilapidated church basks, with just the slightest ecclesiastical aloofness, in its (permitted) electric floodlighting. Starting at the bottom of the cliff, the sand stretches for hundreds of kilometres in either direction and, however busy the town seems to be, you can pretty soon find a quiet spot to yourself.
Trancoso is a small historic, Indian village with a serene atmosphere, nice restaurants, shops and lounge bars. It is mentioned as a transcendent place and compared with Ibiza, Goa and Bali. The houses on the Quadrado have, as much as possible, been kept in their original form. With so much outdoor beauty, it's not surprising that in Trancoso you spend very little time indoors ... even when you are indoors.
(Softly, softly under a Brazilian sky. By David Baker. Published: November 25 2005, Financial Times.)
COSTA DO DESCOBRIMENTO
Trancoso is located on a foothill from where it is possible to see beautiful beaches, cliffs, rivers and coconut groves. The temperatures are very pleasant, thanks to a cool ocean breeze most of the year. Besides the natural beauties, the town has also a great cultural and historical legacy to offer to tourists. Trancoso is also the place for trance and chill-out music and is seen as a transcendent place as Ibiza, Goa and Bali. The town used to be a small village founded by the Jesuits, who imposed their habits on the local people. Thanks to this domination, the city has a very specific architecture with a church surrounded by houses built very close to each other, forming a big square called ‘Quadrado’, which is one of the most valuable historical sites on the Discovery Coast.
Around Trancoso you can find several protected parks and vegetation. You will find deserted beaches and can reach Caraiva by car or bus trough APA (Área de Proteção Ambiental) Caraiva-Trancoso. National Parc Monte Pascoal can by reached by car within 4 hours (see owners website MAPS).
Porto Seguro is the main city of the area. Here you can find important institutions like the Townhall, Airport and Hospitals, beside a lot of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops.
Just above Porto Seguro you can find Cabralia, the location where Brazil was founded by Cabral.
Arraial d'Ajuda, between Porto Seguro and Trancoso, is a busier and more touristic village with bars, restaurants and discothecs.
Caraíva, just under Trancoso, is a village located inside of a Pataxó indigenous reservation between the river and the sea. Some people think it is an island, but they make a mistake, because it is a peninsula. If you stay in Trancoso, you have to visit Caraíva. On your way you will pass the famous praia do Espelho and Curuipe.
For diving, there are several rifs. The Recife de fora en Recife da Coroa Alta are close to Porto Seguro. Are you more into travelling you can go to Recifes Itacolomis at Curumbau or Recife dos Patachos at Cumuruxatiba (see owner's website: MAPS - HOW TO GET TO MONTE PASCOAL, CUMURUXATIBA AND CORUMBAU).
How to get there
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Trancoso is located in north-eastern Brazil in the state Bahia, 40 km under Porto Seguro, and can be reached by Porto Seguro International Airport. Porto Seguro International Airport is the closest airport at 40 km distance. It takes approximately 45 minutes by car, 1 hour by bus to travel to Trancoso.
It is possible to book a flight direct to Porto Seguro from Milan, Lisbon and Paris, although most connections pass through Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo or Belo Horizonte.
There are several Airlines that fly to Sao Paulo (or Salvador), with connection from here to Porto Seguro.
BA and TAM from London to Sao Paulo, KLM from Amsterdam to Sao Paulo, Lufthansa from Frankfurt and Munich to Sao Paulo, TAP from Lisbon to Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Sao Paulo (See owners website)
You can rent a car at the airport or in the centre of Porto Seguro at HERTZ or LOCALIZA. From Porto Seguro you can take a taxi to the ferry (Balsa) across Rio Buranhem to the other side and take a taxi or bus (ÁGUIA AZUL) to Trancoso in about 60 minutes.
If you ask us in advance, we can arrange a taxi for you. A taxi directly from the airport to Trancoso costs around 150 Reais (€ 55). A taxi to the ferry (Balsa) in Porto Seguro around 20 Reais (€ 8). In both cases you will have to pass Rio Buranhém by ferry for about 6 Reais (€ 2) to take a bus (ônibus) (viação Águia Azul - see timetable) or a van to Trancoso for 5 Reais (€ 2).
Casa da Vanessa is situated at Estrada dos Macacos, a rural road, near the beginning of Rua Principal, where many vans and busses pass. At Rua Principal are several bus stops. If your are by bus, get off just after Posto da Saude (First Aid) at the beginning of Rua Principal. Take Estrada dos Macacos on your left after 50m. After 100m you will find the chalets on your left hand side.
Activities near Trancoso
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
17 Jan 2012
We stayed in Casa De Vanessa for just under two weeks and it was by one of the best places we stayed during our trip around Brazil. We stayed in a one bedroom casa, which was absolutely stunning,... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||11 Sep 10||1 Dec 10||£ 3724||£ 532||£ 532||5 Nights|
|High Season||1 Dec 10||26 Dec 10||£ 5068||£ 724||£ 724||5 Nights|
|High Season||5 Jan 11||4 Mar 11||£ 5068||£ 724||£ 724||5 Nights|
|Low Season||14 Mar 11||1 Jul 11||£ 3724||£ 532||£ 532||5 Nights|
|High Season||1 Jul 11||1 Aug 11||£ 5068||£ 724||£ 724||5 Nights|
|Low Season||1 Aug 11||1 Dec 11||£ 3724||£ 532||£ 532||5 Nights|
|High Season||1 Dec 11||26 Dec 11||£ 5068||£ 724||£ 724||5 Nights|
|High Season||5 Jan 12||17 Feb 12||£ 5068||£ 724||£ 724||5 Nights|
|High Season||27 Feb 12||1 Mar 12||£ 5068||£ 724||£ 724||5 Nights|
|Low Season||1 Mar 12||1 Jul 12||£ 3724||£ 532||£ 532||5 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
* The chalets can be rented seperately, see for more information hollidaylettings.co.uk of owners website
* Packages for New Year's, Carnival and Easter vacation. Contact us for rates if not available.
* Prices can change due to flotation. Reservation and cancellation policies applied.
* Brazilian Real / Euros accepted, payments by bank account or PayPal, some services can be paid on location.Enquire now
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Leonardo Vlan de Castro & Arjan de Meij
The owner is based in Netherlands and has advertised with Holiday Lettings since 2011. This chalet has received 1 review from previous guests.
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