Nr Paraty, Brazil
Casa Cairucu is a beautifully secluded laid back Brazilian eco-villa (sleeps two to eight), perched between lush rainforest and deserted beaches and only a short boat ride away from the UNESCO colonial gem of Paraty on Brazil's stunning Emerald coast.
At a Glance
Stunning bay-side location only reached by sea, fronting crystal clear waters full of fish, turtles and sometimes dolphins
Colonial town of Paraty is only a 20-minute boat ride away
Clean and minimal design with scattering of color to emphasise the amazing views to sea and rainforest
Guide on day 1 and shopping service included, and Adriana the maid cooks delicious Brazilian dishes
Fully equipped house - kayaks, DVDs, CDs, books, fishing rods, snorkels…
Easy access by water or footpath to range of beautiful beaches
Casa Cairucu is perfect for families, groups of friends or honeymooners looking for somewhere totally unique and unforgettable to explore or relax.
Built in 2010, Casa Cairucu has a modern, clean feel which certainly makes the most of the picturesque sea views. The house has three double en-suite rooms that face the sea and a further single room on the other side of the house with a bathroom next door.
There is a daily maid service (8am – 1pm) each morning to prepare breakfast, do laundry and clean. The house has a fully equipped kitchen with fridge freezer, Sky TV, DVD player, a small library of books and films, and wireless 3G internet. Casa Cairucu is at least partly self-catering but they do include a food shopping service on your arrival day (guests just pay supermarket prices) and the maid can prepare simple, delicious Brazilian dishes. Alternatively a professional chef can be pre-booked.
The beautiful town of Paraty is well worth a visit and is only a short 15-30 minute boat ride away. It plays host to stunning colonial architecture, churches, boutique shops, bars and restaurants. Take a boat trip from the house to explore the bay - visit the secluded islands and experience the local snorkeling spots and tucked-away restaurants that lie off the coast. Back at the house there are fishing rods, two double kayaks and a foot path to access the nearby beaches.
Casa Cairucu has three double/twin bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and facing the sea. In addition, there's a further single room on the other side of the house, with a bathroom next door, which might suit a nanny or older child. Two of the rooms can connect. All of them have beautiful hardwood floors and white walls, with just a scattering of colorful local paintings and bright turquoise or lime green bedspreads. There's no air-conditioning, however, there are cooling sea breezes and eco-fans.
Children are very welcome to come and stay at Casa Cairucu and it is a lovely, relaxing and exciting place for adventurous kids of all ages. Two of the bedrooms can connect. There are two cots available and a high chair for guests' use.
Spacious living area with a fireplace, open plan kitchen/dining, fully equipped kitchen, DVD and CD player, small library, films and board games, Sky TV, sea kayaks and fishing rods, travel cot and high chair, hammocks.
Take a boat excursion to explore the nearby islands, stunning sandy beaches, great snorkeling spots, restaurants and local Cachaca distilleries. Laze on the deck or the pier with a good book and have a dip or snorkel in the sea to refresh, visit colonial Paraty with its beautifully preserved churches, boutique shops, bars and restaurants. Go sea kayaking or fishing. Trek to deserted beaches.
The villa is pre-stocked (you pay the cost of food and drinks only) ready for arrival. A daily maid service is included from Monday to Friday from 8am to 1pm. She will prepare breakfast, make your beds, clean and do laundry. An English speaking concierge meets you on arrival, shows you the house, and can be contacted by phone afterwards. They can arrange for a local or professional cook, boat and day trip excursions and to deliver food and drinks.
Location & Directions
Nr Paraty, Brazil
Casa Cairucu is a short 15-30 minute boat ride from the colonial town of Paraty, which is halfway between Rio and São Paulo in southeast Brazil - approximately a 4-5 hour car journey from both.
When to go
High season is generally December to April when it's warm and humid. The coastal location ensures that temperatures rarely exceed 30°C and generally do not fall below 13°C (night-time in July). Even in winter (June-September), when rates are lower, daytime temperatures usually reach 21°C. This can be a lovely time to visit as it is warm in the day, cooler at night and drier. Rainfall is a possibility throughout the year, but the peak summer months of January and February often experience heavier showers. Christmas, New Year, January, Carnival, Easter and Paraty's International Literary Festival (normally held in July) are high season and hotels will be busy.