ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT House on 20-mile sandy beach

Sunset from garden
Sunset from gardenLocals playing soccer on beach at sunsetEvery morning this fishing boat goes pastBeach looking east from our garden"Oceano Atlantico" from our gardenBeach looking west from our gardenWhimsical garden, daughter not included!Facade and drivewayPool, spray from dolphin fountainPool, dolphin, property walled & gatedOutdoor shower, granite tables, lanternsTwo hammocks swing from front lanaiView of house from garage, full-length side lanaiBarbecue area, marble counters, picnic tableBarbecue/fish cleaning areaLiving roomLiving room entertainment centreOpen living/dining areaBlack granite dining table stained glass reflectedKitchen: 2 sinks, 6-burner stoveKitchen w/white & brown graniteMain bedroom facing oceanMain bedroom with closets (the Brazilian way)Main bedroom ensuiteMiddle bedroom, 2 pullout trundle bedsMiddle bedroom ensuite, marble counter3rd bedroom: double bed, large Brazilian closet3rd bedroom with green marble table
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT House on 20-mile sandy beach
3 bedrooms
6 guests
7 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per week: $1,000 - $1,900
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Rio de Janeiro vacation home rental
This is truly a dream location. Only an hour's drive from the "Marvellous City" of Rio lies the safe yet bustling town of Marica and its 20 mile stretch of golden sandy beach. Along the beach are various communities including Itaipuacu, Barra de Marica, Guaratiba, Cordeirinho and Ponta Negra. Our house, located on the beach at Guaratiba, is walled, gated and alarmed for security although it is in such a quiet location with friendly locals that the security is not really necessary! It's a lovely detached house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a living and dining room, an eat-in kitchen, an outdoor barbecue area, a fenced-in private swimming pool with dolphin fountain, private driveway for parking, and a garden overlooking the beach which is just a few steps down. The view is spectacular with 180 degree open Atlantic Ocean view. You can lie in bed against the padded headboard drinking your coffee or tea in the morning, watching the waves come in, or you can sit at the marble table in the evening sharing a glass of wine with your loved one, watching the incredible sunsets. How about a campfire on the beach at sunset and after dark when it's still 25 degrees Celsius? The house is newly furnished with black granite custom tables in the dining and living rooms, granite countertops and table in the kitchen, and granite or marble countertops in each of the 3 bathrooms. The house is located between 2 beach kiosks serving delicious food, and more outdoor restaurants and a LAN internet business are within a 10 minute walk. There is a bakery a 2-minute walk away, and buses can be caught into Marica a 2-minute walk away. From Marica's bus station you can go anywhere in the Rio area. Included are airport transfers (maximum 4 passengers), and our caretaker, Vinicius, can be your friendly, English-speaking tour guide for a cost of $75 US/day. Meals can be arranged for a reasonable price. Rate is $1,000 US/week (except Carnaval in February each year @ $1,900 US/week); reductions available for longer stays. Contact Caroline for more information.

Caroline O'Callaghan

Area Information
Marica has a population of about 70,000 in "centro" and in the Marica area there are approximately 125,000 people. Services of every kind are located in centro, and in Guaratiba (only 1 km from the house) you will find services such as a food market, hairdresser, bar, restaurants, church, bakeries, outdoor bars, a LAN internet house, and more. In nearby Cordeirinho you can find tidal pools for the children to play in, and the locals will be sitting in these pools in their lawn chairs, cooling off. There is fishing on the salt-water lagoons a few blocks behind the house, or you can fish from the beach in front of the house (rod provided), and the locals go swimming a few miles away in Lagoa de Barra. About 10 km to the east of the house (buses are easily caught) is Ponta Negra where the canal comes in from the ocean to the lakes, all interconnected by canals which eventually return to the ocean at Itaipuacu at the western end of the beach; you can walk up to the light house at the top of Ponta Negra for an amazing 180' ocean view, with miles of golden sandy beaches to either side, or enjoy the views from the top of Pedra do Elephante at Itaipuacu. There is caving at Ponta Negra as well. If you are interested in historical sites, there is one of the oldest churches in Brazil in nearby Saquarema, and another near Marica in Sao Jose do Imbassai. Artifacts have also been uncovered in the Marica/Saquarema area. Marica has waterfalls as well. The region is called both Costa do Sol (Coast of the Sun) and the Regiao das Lagoas (Region of the Lakes) and it stretches for at least 100 miles from Marica to Buzios and Cabo Frio. Amazing beaches, lakes and friendly locals make an experience in this part of Brazil unforgettable. Let's not forget the close proximity of Marica to the city of Rio itself, with its unbelievable views from the top of Corcovado Mountain where the Statue of Christ stands protecting the city, the ride on the tram to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain (called Pao do Acucar by the locals), the Tijuca rainforest and Jardim Botanico in the centre of Rio, Rio Water Planet (waterslide park) and Terra Encantada (amusement park) in nearby Barra de Tijuca, the Rio Zoo and the huge Maracana soccer stadium. Marica is centrally located to take in Saquarema (Brazil's surfing capital), Araruama, Cabo Frio with its white sand dunes, and Buzios, the city made famous by Greta Garbo in the '60s.

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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Feb 18 2016 Dec 31 2016 - - $1,000 - 1 Week
Apr 09 2016 Feb 10 2017 - - $1,000 - 1 Week
Feb 11 2017 Feb 17 2017 - - $1,900 - 1 Week
Deposits: 20% payable to make reservation, 30% payable at least 30 days prior to arrival date, and 50% payable to caretaker upon arrival (in Brazilian currency) unless owner advises 50% must be paid directly to them at their Canadian address within 30 days prior to arrival. Security deposit payable to caretaker upon arrival ($500 US), fully refundable upon departure pending inspection by caretaker with nothing damaged or missing.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order
Other Fees: Optional: - tour guide services with caretaker at $75 US/day; - additional cleaning services (100 Brazilian reis per cleaning); - meal preparation, to be determined by caretaker's mother
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