Angra dos Reis Villa 16

Villa 16 is located on Cavaco Island in what can only be described as paradise on earth…this stunning location allows guests to fully connect with nature.  

The villa´s architecture is rustic yet comfortable. It is built on stilts over the sea and the use of glass throughout the house allows visitors to feel surrounded by the Atlantic rainforest and sea from every room in the house. 

The sounds of birds in the lush rainforest and the gentle lashing of the sea against the house are always conducive to a peaceful night sleep. All five bedrooms are en-suite and supplied with the finest linen. 

As well as the main house, there are two bungalows…one with a master suite and another with a sauna, barbecue area and boat house which connects to a private beach. 

This villa is perfect for those who would like to explore (by boat) the breathtaking natural beauty of the area and its plethora of stunning tropical islands.  

Ilheus Villa 01

This villa is located on a coastal farm near Ilhéus.  It is a 40 minute drive from Ilhéus airport and then a short drive along a dirt road to the gates of the property. You can reach the villa from the mangrove along a river or from the beach depending on the tide.

The scenery around the villa is breathtaking as it is located on a 10km stretch of deserted beach. The house is unpretentious and tastefully decorated. The owner is an artist and her colourful printed fabrics are spread around the house on cushions, pictures and other items, which gives the house a colourful, relaxed atmosphere.  Every detail has been thought of in the lay out of this fabulous villa, including the large glass windows and a fantastic team which includes a great cook.

If you can drag yourself away from the pool, or from one of the sun loungers under a coconut tree, you can walk along a footpath to a gorgeous crystal clear lake on the property. This is ideal for swimming, paddle boarding or simply meditating on the deck overlooking the water. Whatever you choose to do, we are certain of one thing, this property is as close to paradise as you can get.

Paraty Villa 11

You only need a few minutes in Villa 11 before you realise why the owners of this house fell in love with Paraty back in the 1960s. 

The villa has three suites and is located 10 minutes by boat from Paraty’s historic centre.  It is surrounded by lush Atlantic rainforest and a magical garden, with an abundance of native trees and tropical flowers.  There are two hiking trails within the property which take in the ruins of an imperial fort with its original canons and a 360 degree view of the bay of Paraty. 

The villa’s landlord owns the well known Pousada do Sandi in Paraty’s historical centre.  The internal décor is tasteful and stylish with floor to ceiling windows which show off the spectacular tropical rainforest and emerald green sea. The staff are well trained and include a cook, cleaner, housekeeper and sailor. 

There is a paddle board, a wakeboard and kayak available for guest use.  Should you wish to visit some of the many tropical islands in the area or gather mussels at the mussel farm in Pouso da Cajaiba, there are two speedboats available to hire.

Paraty Villa 14

Villa 14 is a mere 10 minutes by boat from Paraty’s historic centre.  It is located on its own private beach and surrounded by lush Atlantic rainforest gardens with stunning views out to the bay of Paraty.  The villa is Portuguese colonial in style and tastefully blends modern furniture with antique art. 

The villa oozes charm and is an idyllic hideaway from which to immerse yourself in nature.  The views out to the bay of Paraty and the surrounding rainforest are simply stunning and if you are feeling active you can paddle board, swim in the emerald green sea or simply take a walk through the rainforest. 

Paraty, Villa 11+14

If you wish to bring a group of friends to a stunning location in a beautiful house, we suggest combining Villa 11 and 14.

One side of the property has a three bedroomed converted boat house overlooking the beautiful bay and the other side of the property has a gorgeous colonial style farmhouse with tasteful interiors boasting gorgeous Brazilian art and furniture. The combined villas have nine en-suite bedrooms and are the only houses on a beautiful private beach.

Access to the villas can only be made by boat across the beautiful emerald green waters of Paraty´s bay. Once at this paradise location, we suggest you enjoy everything it has to offer, from lazy days on the beach to walks through the villa´s stunning tropical gardens (which boast the ruins of an Imperial Portuguese fort), as well as making use of the sauna, paddle boards and the gym. Pizza nights and barbecues in the outdoor eating area are a must, as are the freshly caught scallops from the local sustainable marine farm in Pouso da Cajaíba.

Paraty, Villa 18

It might sound like a bit of a cliche, but this villa can only be described as a “unique hideaway”. It was originally a fisherman´s house in the heart of the Saco do Mamangua, near Paraty. It has been sensitively and tastefully restored by well-known Brazilian architect, Thiago Bernardes. It is unique in that it goes beyond the traditional concept of luxury of five-star hotels.

Luxury in this villa, is the privilege of being surrounded by some of the most beautiful, pristine and untouched scenery in Brazil…this is a piece of paradise which affords visitors total privacy. Luxury in this villa is spending time in a place with no electricity but which uses a modern generator that makes no noise. Luxury in this villa is its simplicity, while also providing all the comforts you need: Internet, comfortable beds, hot showers and the most delicious food cooked by the villa´s talented cook.

As well as the restauration of the original fisherman´s house, the villa now has two extra en-suite bedrooms housed in two annexes surrounded by lush rainforest. There is a central living area with a kitchen, sitting room and TV room which can also be made into an en-suite bedroom, as well as a warehouse with a further two bedrooms. All rooms face the pristine, crystal-clear sea. In order to enjoy the many beaches and islands, it is also possible to rent one of the local fishing boats.

This is a must villa in our portfolio precisely because of its uniqueness… something we value and believe in at Matueté.