We very much enjoyed this house and the surrounding "Pitangueiras" complex of about six residences. We visited in the second half of February, after Carnaval, and had the complex mostly to ourselves. The pool and grounds are terrific, great for small children, as is Geribá beach, which is just off the back end of the property. There were plenty of beds, bathrooms, and common areas for two families. We parked safely inside the complex and a watchman was on the premises 24/7. It's about a 20-minute drive to downtown Búzios, but the seclusion and position in the middle of Geribá, with its wide, clean beach and gentle ocean, is fantastic.
We would note, however, a few items in need of improvement. First, only the bedrooms are air conditioned, not the entire house. This should be specified on the listing. The living room, dining room, and kitchen are not air conditioned and the windows and doors have no screens. It is too hot to keep them closed, but when you open them, many mosquitoes enter the house, night or day. It is too hot to wear long sleeves, pants, and socks. With the current outbreaks of Zika, Chikungunya, and Dengue, this was quite a concern. If the windows in the common areas had screens -- particularly the big window in the living room -- this would largely solve the problem. There were several sources of standing water around the complex; eliminating the mosquitoes themselves seems unrealistic.
Second, the WiFi annoyingly did not work at all for the first three days of our four-day visit. According to the watchman, this seemed to be a combination of a service outage from the street and some issues with the WiFi antennas and other infrastructure within the complex. Once it was finally fixed on the third day, it penetrated the house well and was fast. Hopefully such outages happen infrequently; perhaps we were just unlucky.
Third, towels and linens are not provided at the house (blankets and pillows are). We realize it is not common in Brazil to provide towels and linens to guests at a rented house. But it is quite common, and generally expected, in North America. While we were able to acquire our own sheets and towels, they took up a huge suitcase and it is unrealistic to expect visitors who have to fly from another country to be able to bring these items. Given that the house is advertised to international visitors, sheets and towels should be provided. It does not seem difficult to require the cleaning person to them after the guests leave; there is a washing machine on the premises. At minimum, the listing should specify that linens and towels are not provided.
Fourth, the house's stairs have no banisters, which can be dangerous for small children.
Fifth, while the house was reasonably clean, it was still dusty in places.
Finally, the kitchen was reasonably well stocked but lacked a spatula.
With these caveats, we had an great experience.