The Casa Gloria

trancoso, brazil
5 bedroom - 5 bath
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$935 per night (USD)
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Property perks

  • Concierge
    A concierge service is available for this property
  • Baby rental
    equipment partner
    We work with a carefully-chosen baby equipment rental partner in this location
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  • Professional
    This property is professionally managed by a trusted partner

Perks for the Parents

This eclectic 5-bedroom house with a pool is a street from Trancoso’s bustling Quadrado, and has a relaxed, luxurious air. The open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen (with a wrap around breakfast bar for 8) open onto a wooden outdoor deck with a swimming pool framed by lemon trees and comfortable white day beds. The pool has a whirlpool current and there are plenty of extra to make a stay more special, including staff, a wood-fired pizza oven, a BBQ and 3 bose iPod stations. The set up is intimate, yet the layout of the rooms ensures everyone has their own privacy.

Why Kids Love it

This luxurious and spacious home in the heart of Trancoso is great for families, and has a pool with a current, plus space to play in the gardens. The outdoor showers are fun. The Quadrado is just a block away and is a great place to play or meet local children; the beach is also close. There is no need for car rental - everything is a short stroll away. The barbecue and pizza oven make for easy family meals. Three of the 5 bedrooms can be made up with 2 twin beds, making it easier with kids. Although there is limited provision for younger children, the concierge can help arrange baby equipment as required - please discuss on booking.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 days. The swimming pool is not fenced. There are some ungated stairs and steps in and around the house, including open stairs in the house itself - young children may need supervision around the property. The complex is staffed with a daily maid, live-in caretaker and night security guard shared with the other houses on the street (7pm-6am). There is English-speaking concierge available for up to 4 hours. Additional professional cooks, maids, babysitters, and barmen may be provided for an extra cost and paid for locally when requested in advance. Pre-arrival grocery shopping can be arranged - arriving to a kitchen full of food and a fridge of cold drinks is highly recommended. Transfers, tips, car hire, food and drink and additional staff are not included in the rates.

About the Location

This residence is a block from Trancoso’s central square. Trancoso, in southern Bahia, is a relaxed and unpretentious beach town with a sophisticated clientele, designer boutiques, crêpe stalls and friendly restaurants. International visitors tend to fly into Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo and take a local flight to Porto Seguro. Transfers with trusted drivers can be arranged from Porto Seguro airport, 1.5 hours’ drive away; there is a private landing strip at Terravista, 10 minutes from the village; helicopter and private plane charters can be arranged for an additional cost. Car hire is not essential but can be arranged in Trancoso by the hosts if desired.

Accommodation Details

The residence has an open plan living space with living room, dining room and kitchen with wraparound breakfast bar, all open to the terrace, garden and swimming pool. There are 5 bedrooms - 3 have a private balcony/deck while 2 have outdoor showers. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, air conditioning and 4-poster bed frames with mosquito nets. There are 5 double beds; 3 can be converted into twin beds. Some are on an upper level while others are on the lower level.

Style Notes

In the native Indian language of Tupi-Guarani, ‘angatu’ is the word used to communicate ‘well-being’, ‘happiness’ and ‘a good-soul’, which is the epitome of Casa Gloria. The house has a rustic yet modern design, combining traditional techniques of tinted wood, sloping white ceilings, white chaise-lounges and contemporary art. We love the quirky outdoor showers, the pool deck and its loungers and the fantastic location, right in the heart of the village and close to the beach.

  • 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
1 queen
1 full / double
6 twin / single
Steven C.
Member since November 15, 2013

Trancoso, Brazil

Luxury on the beach

Life is lived at a relaxed pace in this former fishing village turned barefoot chic hangout, an hour and a half's flight north of Rio de Janeiro on the south Atlantic coast. The beaches are beautiful - some fringed with palm trees, others with beach bars - and when the tide goes out, reefs create perfect natural swimming pools for tots.