Bom Jardim villas
Just a 15 minute boat ride from Paraty, directly overlooking the calm waters of the Bay and set in large tropical gardens, lie two stunning private houses to rent, both renovated in 2020.
Converted boat house Loft Bom Jardim juts out dramatically into the calm protected waters of the Bay with 3 bedrooms, high ceilings and use of glass to accentuate the incredible sea views.
Close by, larger Villa Bom Jardim - classical colonial style recently renovated by renowned Brazilian architect Marcos Tomanik - has 7 bedrooms, beautiful large gardens and direct access to the coconut and palm tree fringed beach.
Both houses come fully serviced - with cook, housekeeper, caretaker and butler - the houses offer a unique, high end Brazilian coastal experience like no other.
Once upon a time...as countless travellers had before ...we fell in love with a small Brazilian town called Paraty that lay below the heavily forested mountains of the Serra da Bocaina. One day taking a bright pink local boat - ‘Rock in Rio’ - to explore we dropped anchor and coasted in quietly towards land as a turtle swam under through clear water. i pinched myself, i had never been anywhere like this, only reached by sea, it was a new, magical feeling.
Another family fell for Paraty and its bay long before i did, a fascinating story of three generations spanning 50 years. Now Sandra Foz and her son Sandi have opened two incredible private houses, their homes - to share their deep love of this town, this region, its exuberant nature and the warm, proudly independent caiçara people that call it home.
Leave the roads and cars behind, cast off, and stay where the water laps at your feet; the natural playground of one the world's most beautiful marine environments awaits discovery. Every year I return I pinch myself again...and dive in.