Casa do Morro is 5 suite property in Trancoso, ideal for a group of friends or family wanting to enjoy the essence of being on the beach in Brazil. A great beach house decorated with local antiques and natural fibres, the whole emphasis on being in the Casa do Morro is the outdoors – the view, the pool and the beach.
Suitable for groups of up to 10 people the Casa do Morro features a main house with three en-suite double bedrooms and a further bedroom with two single beds and its own (separate) bathroom. There is also a Tree house Suite featuring an air-conditioned double bedroom with en-suite bathroom designed and built by the same team responsible for the Uxua Casa Hotel.
A large veranda runs along the entire length of the house and offers great views of the sea which is a short walk away. The large garden is dominated by a good-size swimming pool, bar and barbecue kitchen, an outdoor lounge covered by a bougainvillea-clad pergola and a separate thatched pavilion slung with hammocks for an after-lunch siesta. The beach is a short walk down the hill and extends for miles, unspoilt in both directions, and the trendy beach-bar at Hotel Estrela d’Agua is nearby.
The house works equally well for groups of friends of families with children of all ages, although those with toddlers should be aware that the pool is not fenced off from the house.
The property features the following; a large open plan sitting and dining area; a TV area with flat screen TV and large film library; wireless broadband internet; cable TV, DVD & IPod dock; fully equipped open plan kitchen; a large swimming pool with infinity lip (kidney shaped, approx 18 m long: 1.2m deep with built-in steps); wet-bar and barbecue pavilion with wood-burning pizza oven; and a thatched pavilion with pool table and hammocks.
Included in the cost of the rental is a maid, a good local cook and an English speaking house keeper from 8am-5pm. Additionally babysitters, extra maids or evening cover may be provided for extra cost and paid for locally when requested in advance.
A welcome hamper of food and drinks is included in the cost of the rental.
Private transfers with trusted drivers can be arranged from Trancoso whilst helicopter transfers can be arranged at reasonable rates for those in a hurry. Alternatively there is an excellent private landing strip at Terravista, just 10 minutes away from the village.
The best months to visit are from November to May. The rainy season usually runs from May until September. The busiest months when there is most going on are December (from Christmas on), January and February. While the buzz is great fun, many people prefer to visit outside of this period.