house A - Fully furnished kitchen, 3 beds 2 rooms, TV, DVD.. and a nice swimming pool!
Free parking on premise
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM
Charming House A was a great stay for my girlfriend and I. The house is in a gated community, with some adorable monkeys coming to say hello. We didn't have the chance to meet Rodrigo, but his brother was very hospitable. On the sole occasion where we did have an issue, a solution was immediately provided. The house is well located in between numerous activities of the Island and has all the necessities within walking distance (cafe & supermarket). We rented a scooter for 85Reals about 100meters away which was a cheap and comfortable way to explore. For some reason the address which (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Calendar interpreted from our confirmation email was completely off; not Rodrigo's fault but just a tip :) Putting it straight into (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps was no problem.
Rodrigo was a pleasure to deal with right from the off. He is an extremely friendly, helpful and conscientious host and he speaks excellent English (which helped, given the standard of my Portuguese). The house/apartment was perfect for us. Brand new (we were the second people to stay there), spotlessly clean, cool, spacious and extremely comfortable. It's also extremely safe and secure so would be great for anybody with children. Great restaurants and a beautiful beach are just a short drive away and it comes with monkeys in the garden to boot. Highly, highly recommend staying here, just try to avoid the peak to-and-from-the-beach traffic times. Many thanks to Rodrigo, really hope we can visit again sometime soon.
Very practical place with a bonus of being able to feed the monkeys (saguis), gralha azuis (native birds), owls and other amazing visitants we had! My 2yo daughter had a great time interacting with the animals and swimming in the pool when we weren't at the beach. We definitely would go back!
Nojento. My first airbnb nightmare. The house was infested with mold and when I alerted the host to this fact he promised to come by the next day to check it out. He did not come the next day - and in fact he stopped responding to my emails entirely. The house wasn't even remotely clean. There were spider webs and dust everywhere. Around the microwave there was a thick layer of scum and mildew which I photographed for airbnb. After several days of waiting for Rodrigo to contact me or come by to address the problems, I finally left the house and moved into a hotel. Staying in the house was making me physically ill - and yet I didn't receive any kind of refund for the rest of my stay (I had booked a month). Based on past reviews, the house has clearly not always been so disgusting. I hope he can fix that. The real problem though which he won't fix is his horrible attitude and character. I've stayed at more than 30 places on airbnb in over 10 different countries and have never encountered a host who had such horrible communication issues. I can still hardly believe he had the gall to lie to me about coming to check the problem out, and then cut off communication for days. Emailing is not hard.. there is no excuse for his behavior. He also told me the house is a good location for walking. There is absolutely nothing going on in this area. There wasn't even a place to eat dinner within 20 minutes walking. There is a single, very mediocre buffet for lunch and a couple markets with very limited supplies. Over all I feel he was extremely lazy and dishonest and an overall terrible person. Even if he manages to clean the house and make it liveable you can rest assured that if a problem does come up he won't be there to fix it.