Casa Vermelha guest house is now our first choice in Ilhabela!
My family spent the last holiday at the nautica suite in this stunning guesthouse! It is located in the north of the island, my favorite location because it is less crowded and the beaches are more beautiful, although it is far away from all the rest and car is mandatory.
This house used to be the family vacation home and the owners turned it into a guesthouse recently. All the decoration is very tasteful, from the details of the building with predominance of glass and high quality wood to the choice of the small pieces of decoration that refer to a mezzo Bali / mezzo Trancoso style.
The owners are a very special couple, Paulo and Adriana, that knows the exact balance between make you feel at home and keep your privacy !
The house is built in a rocky hill by the ocean and has three levels, at the main level is the breakfast room, living room, kitchen and the parking lot.
The level below is the nautica suite and the above the other rooms. They are connected by stairs. it is possible to enjoy a typical brazilian breakfast in a charming way. It is served at your table a selection of tropical fruits, breads, brazilian cheesebread, three kinds of cheese, ham, jelly fruit, homemade cakes, orange juice, coffe, milk, tea. You can also order some egg or a tapioca. There are only four rooms and each one has a unique decoration. Our suite is the largest. It has 60 sqm plus 30 sqm porch with magnificent ocean view!
The room is huge and was more than enough for us, a couple, our 13 year old son and our dog (call in advance to check if it is possible to take your pet with you), inside the room there is a sitting area with fireplace, Tv, and a sofabed and, in front, a very confortable king bed; there is no wall between those areas, though. All linens, pillows and towels are very high quality and there is plenty of light, ventilation, lots of outlets for our devices. We did not use the AC. The porch is amazing! There is a dinner table for four and a sofa set, it has its own access to the breakfast area and to the garden/sea and marvelous view! We are very pleased by the bathroom because it has a good size, good shower and the sink area is separated.
The room was clean and quiet, only waves could be listened, except for some noise of the chairs in the upstairs breakfast area (Some pads at the chairs´s foot would solve it fast). I have two observations (not a complaint at all!): there is no mini fridge in the rooms, they have a common fridge in the kitchen where you can pick drinks and snacks and let a note to pay at the check out and there is no pool on property.
Overall we had such a good experience that despite the rainy weather in our 4 day stay we did not want to leave there!