Casa de Yemanja

(Home of the Sea Goddess)




Eduardo our owner/manager will help you to feel safe and comfortable and to get the most out of this spectacular location.

A range of services are on offer which include:

Airport transfer from GIG - £80 for up to three persons

Day trip to Rio (guide only) - £35

Day trip to Rio, car, up to 4 people and guide (not including entrances) - £150

Beach Barbecue for 4 people - £60

Terrace Barbque for 4 people - £40

Round (4) of Brazilian Caipirinhas on the terrace - £12

Service wash and fold (per load) - £15 Other services such as full catering, shopping expeditions, nature walks etc. can be arranged.



The City, the Sea, the Wildlife



Contact details:



Philip (London)




Eduardo (Rio)




Tripadvisor references

Whole Villa - 1361615

Ocean Apartment - 1398687

Garden Apartment - 1394645



A little detail about the house…….

The Casa de Yemanja is located in the quiet fishing village of Recanto de Itaipuacu. It faces the South Atlantic Ocean and behind is bordered by a tidal river and mountains, the most striking of which is the Elephant's Head. The village of Recanto has a well stocked supermarket , a bakery, a few bars and restaurants and is generally very quiet, getting a little busier at weekends.

The village is linked to Rio by a combi (minivan) service over the hill and then a considerable choice of buses. Depending on traffic the journey can take between one and two hours. Taxis are available and cost about RS100 (£25).

The house enjoys a magnificent location - one almost feels as a ship on the sea. The house is over 3 floors with the top a 90sq m terrace partly open which has a kitchen/bar/fridge and barbecue oven. This is the ideal place to take a little sun (in winter) relax in a hammock with a cocktail, cook a barbecue dinner or just watch the Milky Way falling into the sea.. The middle floor is the main living floor with a huge lounge facing the ocean, dining table, sofas, easy chairs and a library of books and dvds. A large TV screen and dvd player are also available. There are two large double bedrooms on this floor one ocean facing with AC and ceiling fan, the other mountain facing with ceiling fan. There is a large fully equipped kitchen (with a second dining table) and a large family bathroom with beautiful views over the beach from the shower. These two floors can be rented together as the "Ocean Aptartment".

The ground floor constitutes the "Garden Apartment" and has a large studio that has a small modern kitchen as well. The studio has AC and ceiling fan and faces onto a large covered patio via French doors. There is a bathroom and garden furniture arranged on the patio, where a barbecue is also available. The patio is surrounded by private, walled gardens, beyond which is the ocean.

Both apartments have use of the laundry and there is a caretaker living on site who can help with problems and orientation, as well as providing a range of services.

Our swimming pool is 3.5m x 7m and between 1m and 2m in depth.

The pool is located in the rear garden which is being planted with luxurious tropical plants and is within its own private and secure walls







"to see a world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower…. to hold infinity in the palm of your hand …and eternity in an hour"

William Blake

Our intention is that you find the peace, joy and relaxation in this property that we do - all our efforts are towards this end...


Philip, Eduardo, Stormie, Naomi and Beyonce.