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Stylish Brazilian eco house in a unique sea front location

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2-8 in fabulous contemporary comfort with stunning west facing sea views

Indulge in this bit of paradise without compromising environmentally & enjoy the comforts of luxury accommodation utilising solar energy & natural spring water. Accessible only by boat, escape the hustle & bustle of modern life but be charmed by local activities of fishermen, kids coming to the little school on the beach and endless local maritime life, enhanced by spectacular evening sunsets over the bay. Observe exotic plants and birds and look out for dolphin & our turtle! Designed for single occupancy in 3 newly refurbished buildings:

Main house - open plan living - huge windows leading onto extensive main deck, with master en-suite and dressing room.

Stone house - 2 large double en-suite bedrooms.

Fisherman's house - self-contained with double en-suite bedroom with patio, separate kitchen/living room (with 2 single beds) and leading onto own balcony.

The property suits a couple for a special occasion (honeymoon?) or parties of up to 8 having large open private spaces.

Our Manager: Our local manager, who speaks excellent English, will be there to personally meet you and take you out to the house. She will be there to help you familiarise yourself with the house and surroundings and to help you throughout your stay to ensure a truly memorable holiday.

How can we help?: From arranging private car transfers to borrowing a local mobile phone, just let us know how we can help and we’ll do our best to meet all your requirements.

Catering: The kitchen will have already been stocked with some simple provisions when you arrive. Although designed for self catering a cook can be provided for breakfasts or for a full catering service if preferred - please enquire for availability.

More Details

Sue Bates
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sue & Yara,

I know I am a bit late but I wanted to drop you a note in regards to casa tartaruga a couple of weekends ago.

We cannot thank you enough for an amazing weekend in Casa tartaruga. The house is absolutely beautiful, the scenery is amazing, the kayak and other amenities for water sports and deck were fantastic...! All the support from Yara around logisticis, getting groceries, the cleaning & cooking lady, even restaurant reservations -- THANKS

I have already sent the link to some friends so they will be able to enjoy as well.

Take care,


emailed to Sue & Yara 28 Sept 2017
Sep 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Paraty in Baía da Ilha Grande

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main House - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Twin sinks and double shower
    Main House - Toilet
    Stone House - Blue Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Stone House - Turquoise Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Fisherman's House - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All the bathrooms are newly equipped and have powerful showers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main House - 1 Large Double Bed , Master en-suite, dressing room, panoramic views
    Stone House - Blue Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Stone House - Turquoise Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Fisherman's House - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have sea views, en-suite bathrooms with powerful showers, ceiling fans and mosquito netted windows.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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Stylish Brazilian eco house in a unique sea front location
average rating of 4.95 based on 35 reviews

Tranquil Relaxing bit of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

After a hectic and exhausting week at the Rio Olympics (which was most enjoyable), Casa Tataruga was just what the doctor ordered!! It was like being cast away on your own desert island away from modern life but with all the mod cons on hand. The whole experience was an adventure.....the peace and tranquility of where the house is situated, being able to connect with a world that normally doesn't exist in our everyday lives. Yara was fantastic in ensuring that our needs were catered for and ensured that our holiday was everything that we had hoped for. Some of the largest prawns I have ever seen would appear via Suelee who also prepared a mean creme caramel for us. Yara arranged for a trip to a mountain village where we just happened to stop off at a distillery at 1000 for some light refreshment, a lavender farm owned by an Englishman in the middle of nowhere, then on to various pottery studios and finally to a hidden restaurant where the owner prepared a delicious lunch in very tranquil setting. There is a secluded beach next door to the house with a school which is populated by a small group of young children who arrive in the morning by boat!!! We were also entertained one Sunday by a 5 a side soccer tournament on the beach. Casa Tartaruga lived up to its name when we saw a turtle languidly swimming by on more than one occasion. All in all it is a quiet, tranquil place - a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of life. The weather was hot and it was such a pleasure to be able to drop into the sea to cool off. I didn't use the kayak or paddle ski because it would entail a level of effort that I didn't want to muster. Batteries were fully charged when I returned to the UK. Can't wait to go back there.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful holiday house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Casa Tartaruga after our daughter's wedding in Sao Paulo in May. It was the perfect place for our family and the bride to relax and recover after the celebrations. The house is lovely, peaceful and very well cared for. Yara manages it beautifully, was very helpful and was always available when needed and Sueli kept it spotlessly clean. We loved swimming from the jetty just below the house, BBQing fish on the veranda and had a happy time on boat trips and exploring along the coast path. Paraty is worth many visits and, as our visit was mid season, the town was very quiet. It is a beautiful place for a holiday away from a busy world. Do hope to return one day.

many thanks from all the Buchan family . Fiona

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and Tranquil stay in Casa Tartaruga

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Casa Tartaruga. It is truly paradise. The home is beautiful and located in a tranquil area with a small private beach just steps away. It far exceeded our expectations. It was perfect to accommodate my wife and myself along with our two friends who stayed in the Stonehouse. Everyone was able to have privacy while still enjoying each other’s company. A clear view of the bay can be seen from the living room and master bedroom and it was breathtaking to see the sunrise lighting up across the bay in the morning. Although being an eco house nothing was lacking. Yara made our arrival seamless. She was waiting for us at the pier in Paraty with a boat transfer and made sure our groceries were stocked and Sueli was on hand to cook a delicious meal. Yara was on hand whenever we needed and also arranged early departure from the home to ensure we returned to the airport in time for our flight home as well. There are many activities to do including hiking, swimming, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle boarding the coast. It was relaxing just sitting out on the dock watching the boats passing by on the bay. We also enjoyed a short 20 min boat ride back to Paraty. The town is quaint and the shops are full of hidden treasures. It was nice to return to peace at the end of the day and more of Sueli’s cooking.

Thank you Sue for such a well cared for property.

We had an amazing time and look forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are really pleased that you had a great and memorable stay and that Yara and Sueli were able to contribute to that. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not to distant future.
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Paradise on earth

  • 5 of 5

If you are on this page, you have already chosen to visit in the most beautiful bay of South Brazil and you have made the right choice. If you wish to relax and enjoy the bay, Casa Tartaruga is certainly the most quiet and delicious place to stay in Paraty. Pictures on the website are great but do not even reflect totally how amazing and quiet the atmosphere of this place is. We had a wonderful stay there. The house in only 15 minutes from the village by boat. We were lucky to visit the amazing beaches and islands of the bay with Eli and his boat '' Nativo''. We also enjoyed nice rides with the kayak available at the house. The peer below the house is also very nice to jump in the water or just relax. Last but not least : we would like to thank Sue, the owner of the house, and Yara, who is taking care of everything there, for their more than friendly and warm wellcome . Thank you Sue and Yara !!! Take care and see you again !! Pierre, Patricia, Mathilde and Juliette Hott from France

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A piece of paradise in a wonderful situation

  • 5 of 5

This is a piece of paradise - an amazing house, very tranquil with beautiful views.and small private beach. The house is stunning and has everything you need, including a discreet and efficient cleaner, Suelee, and gardner Tipa. Yara, property manager, will

act as translator and order anything you wish - transfers/local information/organise day trips. The bird life is wonderful, and marmosets and monkeys were seen in the gardens - very exciting.

Old Parity itself, a short boat trip away, is colourful and atmospheric and well worth visiting. It was a wonderful experience and I would definitely go back to Casa Tataruga.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Tartaruga Parity Brazil

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation - large modern house, well maintained by Yara et al and stylishly decorated.

An unforgettable stay. As can be seen from the photos, the house is set in atlantic rainforest, so we were surrounded by exotic tropical trees and plants. Both the living room and master bedroom had vista windows - stunning views straight over the bay, film-set sunsets. Swam every day from the little beach, and pottered round the local islands and restaurants by boat. We left papaya fruit on the balcony so the local tropical birds would come and feed, and we watched them from a hammock. I would have been happy not to move an inch, but the colonial Portuguese town with cobbled streets had too much to offer. Beware the local brew caipirinha - quite lethal.

L Hunter Sutton Coldfield UK

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

The house is located in extensive private gardens which lead down to Baré Beach (home to a small, friendly community) and overlooks the spectacular Bay of Paraty. Swim or fish directly off the private dock or from the sheltered beach, walk along coastal paths or hire a boat to idyllic beaches and sample superb regional seafood or just relax on the decks and watch the world go by. The charming Portuguese colonial town of Paraty, a short boat ride away, offers excellent facilities for shopping, restaurants and further excursions to islands, fantastic beaches, and activities such as fishing, diving and trekking. The town hosts numerous festivals, including Jazz, Food, and Film, the best known being the International Literary Festival (FLIP), and of course the annual Carnival. Paraty itself lies between Sao Paulo (330km) and Rio de Janeiro (236 km) on the BR 101 with good public and private transport links between both (between 4 and 6 hour journey). There is also a small airport.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Rates vary depending on total occupancy and time of year.
High Season (excl New Year/Carnaval) £260 - £350 per night
Low Season £200 - £275 per night

The Fisherman's House can accomodate 2 additional children beds.
Please apply for Carnival and New Year Rates. Discounts available on stays in excess of 7 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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