Southern Coast, Brazil
Villa Luz is one of the most stunning and contemporary private beach houses available to rent exclusively in Brazil, located 2.5 hours drive from Rio de Janeiro in the fashionable coastal resort of Buzios. Accommodates up to 10 guests in 4 suites.
At a Glance
Fantastic ocean views throughout the property
State-of-the-art home cinema
Infinity pool overlooking the ocean
Set into the hillside of Buzios with five guest rooms
Stunning, contemporary design
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Sculpted into the hillside overlooking Buzios, Villa Luz is architecturally a visual feast. Each of the five suites commands breathtaking natural ocean views while the large double height living room faces toward the infinity edge pool which appears to empty into the bay toward amazing sunsets. Graceful contemporary architecture comprised of a restrained palette of natural local materials provides a backdrop to the phenomenal natural setting. Streamlined white building forms rest in relaxing horizontal planes sparingly embellished with all of the luxurious comforts of custom designed hand-crafted furniture.
Each suite has a private balcony facing the ocean. The heart of the home is a two-level 1,700 sq ft. living, dining and entertaining area. Two living areas and a bar also share the modern space with a 14-seat home-theatre on the mezzanine. Sliding glass doors allow for the living area to be completely opened up to the garden, pool and sunsets.
Villa Luz sleeps up to ten guests, in four air-conditioned rooms and suites, each (bar the one children's room) with a private balcony with breathtaking ocean views. The suites, designed in a fresh contemporary style, are entered via a courtyard full of fountains and cascades.
|Bedroom 1 - Master Suite||
Large double bed, sofa, cowhide arm chair, bedside tables with lamps, walk-in closets, large deck and deck chair. Huge panoramic windows stretch across the whole of the far wall, affording fantastic ocean. Walk-in closets. Very light, airy bathroom with bathtub and walk-in shower.
Adjacent to the Master Suite, accessed via the same staircase. Slightly smaller, same view and bathroom, veranda, hard floors and an all white-sleeping environment. Walk in closet with floor to ceiling mirror.
|Bedrooms 3 & 4||
One level below rooms 1 & 2. A very small, twin-bedded children's room (the only room facing north and not the ocean), separated from a smaller (than 1,2 or 5) doubled bedded room with veranda. Both rooms are independently air-conditioned. Shared bathroom has a walk-in shower.
One level below bedrooms 3 & 4. Medium sized room, good size balcony with fabulous ocean view, black-out blinds, hard wood floors and silent air-conditioning. Bedside tables with good reading light. The most 'Brazilian' of the rooms and the most colorful. It is also the closest to the living room.
Children are welcome at Villa Luz but must be supervised at all times. There are lots of stairs and the outside steps are made of stone. In the living room the staircase from the main-door has an open handrail and the balcony also has an open sided handrail which affords no protection for children. The patio around the pool has a drop which increases towards the end of the pool. The drop by the Jacuzzi and at the infinity lip is approx 10ft.
Villa Luz has a swimming pool of approx. 14m x 4m, with eight sun loungers, surrounded by a sandstone-tiled patio. A gazebo contains the open barbecue and a table for up to 8 diners on wooden stools. There is an outside lounge area with sofas and a fantastic inside lounge with arm chairs, a sofa and sound system, and great ocean views. The dining area has a table for 10 guests, a bar and wet bar with cocktail equipment. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a wine cellar, and a fantastic home cinema.
There are 23 different beaches on the Buzios peninsula, best explored with a rental beach buggy or from one of the schooners that tour the bays. Ferradura beach, 1km away, is great for swimming. Various activities can be arranged including golf, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, dingy sailing, surfing and surf lessons, diving, snorkeling, sea fishing, horse riding and biking. The old center of Buzios has many bars, restaurants and shops and a vibrant nightlife.
Villa Luz counts with a daily maid service (8am - 7pm), a full time local cook (8am - 9pm and available after for a small extra charge), and a full time English speaking concierge. A welcome hamper is provided on arrival. For an additional charge it is possible to arrange a professional chef, meals, drinks and staff overtime. Car hire, restaurant reservations and in-house spa treatments can also be arranged.
Location & Directions
Southern Coast, Brazil
Villa Luz is set into the hillside overlooking Buzios Bay, in Buzios, less than 125 miles north from Rio de Janeiro on the Southeast coast.
When to go
Go in low season (March-June and October-December) to avoid the crowds and the heat. It can be quite cool from July to August (usually in the low 20°C). The hottest time is from December to February, when temperatures often reach 30°C and it can be humid with frequent short bursts of rain. This is also the busiest time of year (New Year is one big party).