The Casa do Forte

paraty, brazil
5 bedroom - 5 bath
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$1,625 per night (USD)
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Property perks

  • Concierge
    A concierge service is available for this property
  • Baby rental
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  • Professional
    This property is professionally managed by a trusted partner

Perks for the Parents

This beautiful colonial-style beachfront property with a pool dates to the 19th century and is just a few minutes' walk from the bars, restaurants and shops of Paraty. There are views of the islands of Paraty Bay. Great for a large family break with bedrooms split across the main house, pool house and guest house, offering privacy and space for all. You can drink your morning coffee at the breakfast table on the veranda, relax in the day beds while enjoying the ocean view, or sip cocktails at sunset. Breakfast is included. Nearby attractions include cycling to waterfalls, beaches and islands to visit, and kayaking in the mangroves.

Why Kids Love it

The large garden and swimming pool are ideal for kids. The terrace has a ping pong table and basic board games, and sea kayaks are available. Boat trips can be arranged to the nearby islands and beaches on the Bay of Paraty - speed boats, crewed yachts, converted fishing boats and more can be arranged in advance or during your stay. There are 2 twin bedrooms plus another that can be set up as a twin/double as required, and sofa beds can be added to the pool house living room for kids. There is a crib and a high chair that attaches to a table for young children.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 1 week. Note that the swimming pool is not fenced and there is a drop from the garden to the beach - younger children may need supervision. There is a barbecue. Professional cooks, additional maids, babysitters and barmen may be provided for an extra cost, paid locally. Request in advance. Pre-arrival grocery shopping is highly recommended - it is ideal to arrive to a kitchen full of food, a fridge full of cold drinks and an easy meal served shortly after arrival. The house is staffed with a daily maid, pool and garden maintenance, a night guard and a bilingual concierge.

About the Location

The residence is in Praia do Jabaquara, a few minutes’ walk from Paraty but far enough away to ensure privacy. Paraty is a 17th century town with charming art galleries, shops, restaurants and bars tucked amongst the cobbled streets. It is approximately 3.5-4 hours’ drive from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Private transfers with trusted drivers can be arranged from the airports in Rio and São Paulo upon request. Paraty also has its own airport, which is about 10 minutes by car from the house, and helicopter and private plane charters are available upon request.

Accommodation Details

The property has 5 bedrooms in 3 buildings: a main house, guest house, and pool house. The main house has a master suite with double bed plus a twin bedroom with 2 wide single beds, both with ensuite bathrooms. There is also a study, kitchen, dining room, guest bathroom, and a sitting room with French doors that open to a veranda the length of the house. The guest house has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, both with ensuite bathrooms, and the pool house has a double bedroom with twin beds/ a double bed as required, plus a kitchen and sitting room.

Style Notes

The house was recently remodeled, and the colonial architecture is perfectly in keeping with its environment. The views of Paraty Bay from the covered veranda are a high point. The in-ground pool has views of swaying palms and the bay. Decor inside is colonial-style with traditional touches - colorful bed linens, cool tiled floors, whitewashed walls, simple wooden furniture and tropical flowers. We love the blue and white tiles in the kitchen and the hammocks swinging on the part-covered veranda.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
3 full / double
4 twin / single
Steven C.
Member since November 15, 2013

Paraty, Brazil

Luxury meets hippy chic

Sink your feet into fine white sands, thwack through the rainforest, and island hop to your heart’s content: this is life in bright and colorful Paraty, a colonial town with pedestrianized streets, eco-attitudes and a cosmopolitan flavour on the lush green Costa Verde corridor between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in southeast Brazil.