Об этом жилье
Cool and airy two-bedroom townhouse designed by surfers for a laid-back lifestyle in the middle of Itaúna beach, just one block back from the oceanfront. Very safe and completely private in a quiet street with ample street parking. Spacious for four, comfortable for six and cozy for eight or more. Secure Wi-Fi network throughout the house. Anglo-Brazilian family vacation home, speaking English e português também, con un poquito de español et um tout petit peu de français aussi.
Downstairs: double doors open onto a spacious sitting room with two settees, large wall fans and a 32" flat-screen TV, tiled bar and fully-equipped American kitchen integrated with the barbecue patio. Laptop-ready desk and phone/tablet charging station (110V, European standard plugs). Plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses. Breakfast nook with double fold-out sofa-bed and ample pantry.
Upstairs: two bedrooms with wall fans, black-out curtains and orthopedic mattresses, one with a double bed and the other sleeping eight with twin beds, two bunks and a rollaway bed. Bedding provided (quilts as well).
Bathrooms: one upstairs, one downstairs, both with hot showers (electric) with plenty of towels available, plus two garden showers to rinse off the sand before coming into the house. Three rooftop water tanks hold 500 liters each (1500 liters total). Remember to switch the electric pump on every day for 10 minutes or so to keep them filled!
Laundry patio with basic washing machine (no spin cycle), drying racks and iron.
Fun stuff: board racks (safely holding +12) and lockable concealed board loft; loads of hammocks, beach chairs and cart, stretchers, sun brollies etc. Two bikes, skateboards, longboard, bodyboard, surfboards, floats, roller blades, bats, balls etc.
Facilities: refrigerator, drinking fountain, toaster, microwave, blender, juicer, mixer, pots and pans; hairdryer; radio and television (no cable channels); electric mosquito repellers and coils.
An easy two-hour trip from downtown Rio by car or bus (Viação 1001, departures from the Rodoviaria bus terminal every two hours), crossing the Rio-Niteroi breach and continuing along the BR 101 highway. The house is a three-minute drive from the Saquarema Bus Terminal (R$ 10 by taxi) or a 10-minute walk. Arrive and leave as early or as late as you want.
Общение с гостями
The house is completely yours, but Robert and Carolyn are always online, so someone is there whenever you need help. WA is the easiest way to communicate, together with sms, email and mobile phones. List of useful and emergency telephone numbers on the refrigerator: drinking water, gas bottles, cleaner, repairs etc. Please don't bring your pets, thus respecting subsequent guests.
Другие важные подробности
There are plenty of budget-friendly restaurants and kiosks nearby, many of them facing the sea: barbecue, fish, pizza, Japanese, self-service etc. Bakery and supermarket (with delivery) one block away. Handcrafts fair in the square on weekends and frequent open-air events: shows, luaus and other celebrations.
Economizar agua sempre que puder, para não faltar. Cuidado com a bomba d'água, ligando-a tudo dia mas somente para 15 minutos quando tem agua na rua. Ao final da sua estadia, desligue tudos os interruptores, deixe a porta da geladeira aberta, aperte as torneiras e tranque todas as janelas e portas da casa. Fumar somente fora da casa por favor.