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Luxury Villa in Residential Resort w/Security Guards 24/7 - Sun, Sand & Solitude

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 4,370 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Paiva Beach, 4 Bedroom Suites, Private Swimming Pool, Large Rec. Center


Whether your itinerary calls for sun, sand and solitude or an energetic get-away with a Latin beat, our villa is sure to provide the experience you're looking for.

Morada da Peninsula Condominium is located on Paiva Beach in the large planned neighborhood of Reserva do Paiva on the northeast coast of Brazil in greater Recife. Morada da Peninsula is perfect for those seeking a hassle-free, safe and relaxing time in a tropical paradise. This is your perfect get-away destination on a pristine beach with crystalline waters. Because your security is paramount, the condominium is a gated community that offers locked gates, perimeter security cameras, and security guards on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Relaxation at its Finest:

Your own private swimming pool awaits you in the front yard of your villa. Sit relaxing on the patio with a cold drink in hand, jump in the pool for a cooling swim, soak up some sun on one of the chaise lounges or enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner cooked on the brick barbecue in the kitchen/bar area of the patio. This is the life!

You are just a stone throw away from the beach. Take a walk on beautiful Paiva Beach, enjoying the sound and motion of the waves and the warm sand between your toes. This particular section of the beach, while great for walking or sitting under an umbrella and enjoying a cold drink and the beauty and sound of the surf, is not considered safe for swimming because of sharks.

The Recreation Center is replete with activities: swimming pools; indoor clay tennis court; billiards; Ping-Pong table; foosball; Kid's Club; game room; fully-equipped fitness center with modern equipment; saunas; massage rooms; outdoor Jacuzzi hot tubs; large kitchen and dining room for parties; a night club for private use; a cinema with 21 plush reclining seats for private showings; a soundproof garage band room for those musicians who like to get loud with their music without bothering other guests and residents; large patio, with chairs and umbrellas, that overlooks the swimming pools and the ocean. The patio has a covered section and an open section. A short 10-minute walk from your villa is a playground area for children, a soccer field with artificial turf, and a multi-sport court, including basketball.

For joggers and bicyclists, there are 4.4 miles (7 km) of parallel bicycle and jogging paths on the perimeter of the residential resort of Reserva do Paiva.

Reserva do Paiva and Surrounding Areas

Located in Cabo de Santo Agostinho on Pernambuco's southern coast, Reserva do Paiva is surrounded by beautiful beaches and lush nature reserves. Nearby are historical sites, retail shops, and exciting nightlife options. Our luxury oceanside villas and apartments are approximately 30 minutes from Recife's city center and 11 miles from Recife/Guararapes-Gilberto Freyre International Airport (REC).

Less than a mile from our villa is the Sheraton Reserva do Paiva Hotel & Convention Center. Enjoy Sheraton's fine cuisine in the contemporary, elegant atmosphere of Paiva Grill or choose from the buffet at Reserva Restaurant. You can relax with cocktails and snacks at their Lobby Bar.

Even closer is the Empório Gourmet, a collection of restaurants, snack bars, bakeries, and a meat market. Included are Caffé Trieste; Carmen Delicatessen; Dantas Boutique de Carnes; Koni Mix; Pizza da Praça; Granado Doceria; Pé de Suco; Bazza Bar; The Black Angus; Empório Açai; Ganache; Mooshi Mooshi; Beijupirã and the Beach Club by Sheraton, which has a fine restaurant and bar overlooking the ocean.

Recife's upscale restaurant and night club scene is in the Boa Viagem Beach neighborhood, only 30 minutes our villa. You have good access to numerous tourist attractions in Recife and Olinda (a UNESCO World Heritage site) to the north and to the gorgeous beaches to the south - Muro Alto, Maracaípe (national and international surfing competitions held here), Porto de Galinhas (considered one of the best beaches in Brazil), Tamandaré, and Carneiros.

A Greg Norman-designed 9-hole golf course for Reserva do Paiva is coming in the future.


-Extra Supermercado: 6.6 miles / 10.6 km / 17 minutes

-International Airport/Recife: 12.4 miles / 20 km / 45 minutes

-Port of Suape: 30 minutes

-Porto de Galinhas: 35 minutes

-Shopping Guararapes ( A large shopping mall): 8.7 miles / 14 km / 25 minutes

-Boa Viagem Beach: 30 minutes

-Recife Antigo: 50 minutes

-Olinda: 60 minutes

-Convention Center: 55 minutes

-Arena Pernambucana Soccer Stadium: 25.3 miles / 40.7 km / 60 minutes

The taxi drivers listed below have been servicing me and my renters for over 10 years. All of them are trustworthy, dependable and safe drivers. Tell them that you are renting from Bob and Dalva. The one downside is that they speak only Portuguese. However, the English-speaking concierges at Morada da Península Condominium can place the call for you and give them instructions. You will be in very good hands with any of these men. Their taxi stand is in Joabatão dos Guararapes, across from the Hotel Dorisol, and it is only a 15-minute drive from there to Reserva do Paiva.

Reginaldo - (81) 9979-8766

Bruno - (81) 8884-2683 (Placing a call from within the Recife area, you do not

Vieira - (81) 9963-7094 need to dial the (81) city code.)

Gildo - (81) 9207-9103

English-speaking Silvana Ferreira at Mônaco Câmbio e Turismo can handle all of your transportation needs, be it a car rental or a van rental. She also can arrange for you to have an English-speaking chauffeur. Additionally, Mônaco offers a variety of tour packages, including city tours and tours to Fernando de Noronha, the beautiful archipelago that lies 220 miles off the coast of Pernambuco. Passage is by air or sea. Also, your currency exchange needs can be met at Mônaco. They are located right in the airport terminal as you leave the baggage claim area.

Located at:

Aeroporto Internacional do Recife/Guararapes-Gilberto Freyre,

Praça Salgado Filho, Sala 27, Ibura, Recife

Phone: (55-81) 3461-1036 / (55-81) 9247-5544 (cellular)

Email: silvanaferreira@monacoturismo.tur.br

Website: http://www.monacoturismo.tur.br

More Details

Property Manager
Bob Crites
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 May, 2018

About Bob Crites

Bob grew up in a small town near Eugene, Oregon USA. Dalva, his wife, was born and raised in Recife, Brazil, where she has a large extended family. Their children and grandchildren live in the United States, Brazil and Costa Rica.

Attracted to adventure and foreign lands, Bob first came to know Brazil as a Peace Corps Volunteer. A few years after that experience, he served in Guatemala as an Associate Peace Corps Director. His love and interest in people led him to a career in school counseling, during which time he founded a small nonprofit that provides academic scholarships to impoverished Brazilian children. He has degrees from the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. For sixteen years, he was a member of the Metropolitan Rotary Club of Eugene.

Dalva is a living encyclopedia of Brazilian music and northeast Brazilian culture. She is renowned among family and friends for her delicious traditional regional cuisine. A quintessential northeasterner, she is passionate about her northeastern culture and its traditions. To know Dalva is to love her. She is an unofficial Brazilian ambassador par excellence. Interestingly, she is a citizen of Brazil, Italy (her grandfather immigrated to Brazil) and the United States. She thinks three passports are enough.

In retirement, Bob and Dalva split their time between living in Eugene, Oregon and Recife, Brazil.

Why Bob Crites chose Paiva

Tropical beauty; tranquility; safety; closeness to a large city, but off by itself in a quiet, relaxing setting; modern and complete recreation center with concierge service very close to the villa; and all of the amenities offered by a 5-star residential condominium.

A Greg Norman-designed 9-hole golf course is planned for the future.

What makes this villa unique

Reserva do Paiva is an eco-friendly residential resort that is destined to become one of South America's signature vacation getaways.

Also being developed at Reserva do Paiva are a marina, equestrian center, shopping areas, more upscale restaurants, a spa, office space, and medical facilities. Already in place are the usual recreationl amenities, including tennis courts, soccer fields, jogging and biking paths, and recreation centers.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Paiva in Cabo de Santo Agostinho

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4370 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , En-suite in Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite in Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite in Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite in Bedroom 4
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located in service area for Maid's Bedroom
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , For Guest Use Downstairs
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Outside entrance near swimming pool
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Suite - 2 Sinks, Jacuzzi, Easy Chair, Air Conditioner
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Single Bed, 1 Trundle Bed, Bathroom, Air Conditioner
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Single Bed, 1 Trundle Bed, Bathroom, Air Conditioner
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Single Beds, Bathroom, Air Conditioner
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Maid's Bedroom w/Trundle Bed, a Fan, but no Air Conditioner
  • Bedrooms 1-4 have en-suite bathrooms, split-system air conditioners, and are located upstairs. Maid's bedroom is located downstairs and has its own bathroom with a shower.
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Soccer ball provided at the Concierge for use at the on-site soccer field.


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average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Casa com estrutura completa, pude considerar como extensão de minha casa.

  • 5 of 5

Confortável, excelente para final de semana e férias com a família. Enxoval de Cama, mesa e banho completos, não foi necessário levar nada além de suprimentos. Lugar para descansar e aproveitar com a família. Praia tranquila (praticamente exclusiva), ambiente muito seguro. Voltarei na próxima oportunidade. RECOMENDO

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house is very comfortable, clean and had everything we needed for a nice relaxing family vacation. The condominium is very safe and the employees were very helpful. The house is very well taken care, inside and outside. The kids loved the pool and the playground area. We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prague, CZ

World Cup stay June 2014

  • 4 of 5

A quiet and relaxing place with plenty to do and see around the complex. Beach is incredible and goes for miles. A bit of a drive to get to Recife, but worth the wait if you are looking for an upscale, more than comfortable, self-sustaining condo/apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place To Stay in Recife

  • 5 of 5

A group of 5 of us stayed at this Villa in mid June for 2 weeks during the 2014 World Cup. We were very happy with the place and would recommend it strongly to anyone thinking of staying in or around Recife. The Villa came as advertised and we were not disappointed or negatively suprised in any way. The location is just a couple minutes drive outside of Recife, and the "resort" is gated with full time security guards. Thus, the property gives you the best of both worlds as it is quiet, tranquil and safe, yet not so far away from Recife that you feel isolated.

The Villa is quite large and spacious and was very clean and well maintained. The furniture was all new and in very good condition, and quite nice. The main floor living area has plenty of sitting room, both in the living room (with large flat screen tv) as well as in the dining area. The patio outside, near the pool, is great and also has alot of comfortable furniture. The ocean is only 1 row of houses away, and can be easily heard throughout the day and night. The bedrooms are very nice, each with its own bathroom and shower, and are air conditioned. The master bedroom is very large and roomy. Everything seemed new and well taken care of. The kitchen was very well stocked with anything we needed (flatware, glassware, bowls, plates, pots, pans, etc.), and has a large fridge and freezer, a 6 burner stove and oven.

The beach is very close and worth exploring, although we were told there were sharks in the water and thus did not swim. The Villa has access to some shared amenities, but we did not use them due to a busy schedule. Because the Villa is a few minutes drive outside of the city, there isn't alot to do that is nearby. There is a brand new Sheraton complex only a 5 minute walk away that has a very nice restaurant and lounge area. We understand that this area is going to be built out quite substantially over the next few years so that will likely improve. Otherwise, a drive into town is required, but that is not a long drive. The owner provided us with a driver that I would recommed you take advantage of. It makes getting around much easier (and safer) and avoids having to drive the streets of Recife yourself.

The owner was very helpful from start to finish, and the few times we needed anything was responsive and prompt.

Overall, our stay at this Villa was great, and I highly recommend it to anyone. You will not disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Awesome Experience

  • 5 of 5

Had the pleasure to spend 2 weeks at this beautiful villa just outside Recife recently while attending the World Cup. The villa is located at Reserva do Paiva and is in a well maintained and gated community. The kitchen is a nice size and well stocked and the numerous bedrooms / bathrooms makes it ideal for a family or group of friends. Air conditioning in the bedrooms is a nice touch and the outside sitting / cooking area and pool are fantastic and was well used by our group. The location, although 30 minutes from Recife, is wonderful with access to a secluded and beautiful stretch of beach just a short walking distance away. The area seems to be developing quickly with a newly built Sheraton hotel nearby and plans for a Four Seasons hotel and a golf course to be built soon. The property managers Bob & Dalva are wonderful people and very helpful. I look forward to some day returning to this wonderful villa and beautiful city of Recife.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Local ideal para curtir a família e relaxar!

  • 5 of 5

Bob e Dalva são ótimos anfitriões. Sempre dispostos a sanar nossas dúvidas e nos orientar. As tratativas para a reserva da casa foram rápidas e objetivas. Tudo pago através do PayPal. O condomínio fica entre Recife e Porto de Galinhas, em Cabo de Santo Agostinho, na Reserva do Paiva. Para ter acesso a esse paraíso é necessário pagar um pedágio de R$5,70 durante a semana e R$8,60 no final de semana. Sim. Todas as vezes que você sair do bairro tem que pagar esse pedágio. Mas acredite, vale muito a pena! Muito mesmo! A Reserva do Paiva é um bairro diferenciado. Um mundo à parte na região do Recife. É lindo, bem cuidado, bem frequentado, bem arborizado, seguro ... Enfim, é realmente um paraíso! Quanto ao condomínio não tenho ressalvas. Tudo bem organizado, limpo, as pessoas que trabalham lá são educadas e solícitas. Merece destaque a disponibilidade de espreguiçadeiras, cadeiras e guarda-sol na praia. Basta ligar no concierge e solicitar que eles colocam para você! A praia é linda, pouco movimentada mas o mar é revolto, não muito indicado para nadar. Mas se o objetivo for apenas se molhar e curtir, é perfeito! Agora vamos falar da casa 15. Ahhhh a casa 15! Que delicia de casa! Tem o tamanho ideal para uma família de 8 pessoas. São 4 suítes na parte de cima. Uma master, como cama King. Uma com cama queen. As outras duas possuem duas cama de solteiro em cada. Todos os quartos têm ar condicionado Split e são muito bem ventilados. A roupa de cama e banho é toda MMartan, Casa Moysés e Casa do Enxoval. Tem muitos jogos de toalha e de cama, além dos indispensáveis protetores de colchão. Há, ainda, um quarto de serviço na área da lavandeira com uma bicama. Porém a ventilação não é boa e não tem ar condicionado. A cozinha é completamente equipada: batedeira, liquidificador, cafeteira, panelas, talheres, pratos... Enfim, tudo! E são produtos de primeira linha como tudo na casa. Na lavanderia (enorme) tem máquina de lavar, tanque e varal. Na área de lazer tem uma pequena churrasqueira “a moda americana”, uma grelha. Mas funciona bem para assar uma carninha. A piscina é ótima, na temperatura ideal para o Nordeste. Destaco, por fim, que havia disponível produtos de limpeza (Veja, sabão em pó, bombril...) o que ajudou bastante nos cuidados diários com a manutenção da casa. Super recomendo essa casa! Sem a menor sombra de dúvidas voltaria (e voltarei)!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Alugue Temporada, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Aeroporto Internacional dos Guararapes, Recife
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Beach Club at Sheraton
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Empório Gourmet: 13 Eateries Pizza to Fine Dining
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Paiva Beach
Car: recommended

Scuba diving excursions can be arranged in Boa Viagem, 30 minutos away.

The upscale restaurant and night club scene is in Recife in the Boa Viagem Beach area, 30 minutes from Morada da Peninsula.

Day trips might include Gaibu and Suape to the south, twin towns with clear, calm waters ideal for relaxing and kayaking, and boating around nearby islands along the 15-mile coastline. The tiny beach town of Porto de Galinhas, only 35 minutes south of Morada da Peninsula, is one of the nicest beach destinations in all Northeast Brazil. It is known for its crystal-clear water, its lovely beaches, and the tide pools that form in the nearby reef.

To the north of Marada da Peninsula, visits to Recife Antigo (especially to Rua do Bom Jesus) and Olinda merit your attention. The 'Oficina Cerâmica Francisco Brennand'(Francisco Brennand Ceramic Workshop) is a popular destination. The Casa da Cultura in Recife is a 19th-centuary city prison that has been turned into artsanal shops. This is a great place to find the special gift to take home with you.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £133.67
Damage Deposit £482.69

Cancellation Policy:
-More than 90 days prior to arrival date - full refund of Reservation Deposit, minus $25 fee.
-61-90 days prior to arrival date - 80% refund, minus $25 fee.
-60 days or less prior to arrival - no refund, unless re-rented.
-Re-rental income is credited towards refund, minus $25 fee.
-Trip Cancellation Insurance Recommended.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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