Paradise on Earth

Paradise on Earth

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
5 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home sits on virtually 1 hectare of completely grassed beachfront land with a 22 metre swimming pool and a full size tennis court, as well as 2 separate guest chalets and the permanantely occupied maids house. The main house itself is a very open plan airy structure designed to take full advantage of the light and the superb ocean and mountain views. It has 2 bedrooms downstairs (with ensuites) which both open out onto the pool decking and so does the living area which through the use of bi-fold doors brings the outside in and vice-versa. A kitchen fit for a chef is the centrepiece of our downstairs life. Poolside there is a separate BBQ kiosk.
Upstairs we have an office equipped with all mod-cons and the Master bedroom with en-suite, jacuzzi, walk-in wardrobe and a spacious upstairs attic with incredible views from the island to the mainland. The house is serviced 4 times a week by the maid who does a great job and we also have a gardener to look after the extensive greenery.
Including the chalets our home comfortably sleeps 12.
There is also a 16 foot speed boat with 70HP Johnson motor available for use. (Licence required)

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More about us

  1. Our family consists of Jon(Australia), Ana (Brazilian) and Lucas who was born here on the island in early 2005. Ana and Jon met 11 years ago in Santiago de Chile in while travelling independently and have divided the intervening years living in Sydney, Sao Paulo, London and New York as well as various international travel destinations.
    When we came to Florianopolis in early 2004 we shared a common idea of the place where we were looking to constuct our dream home and after a few months of looking it was actually the very first place that we saw that grabbed our attention and nowhere else was able to surpass it as far as we were concerned.
    So the last 2 years have been spent realising our dream but of course being the travellers that we are we are always keen for new experiences and are now keen to offer our house for exchange with like minded people who are looking to swap there piece of paradise for a little while.
    We are very much outdoors people but are equally comfortable in the city or the wilderness and always open to making friends from different lifestyles.

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Where is it?

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The home is located on the Island capital of Santa Catarina state called Florianopolis. We are situated on the Continent facing side of the island on a beautiful flat water beach which is great for swimming, fishing, boating or windsurfing as well as a morning or evening stroll. The nearest village is 5 kms from the home with a choice of seafood restaurants as well as artisan shops and an 18th century Baroque church.
As the island is long and thin (60km by 15km) it is only a 15 minute drive to reach the many surf beaches as well as a choice of salt water and fresh water lakes.
A 35min drive and you will arrive in the business center of Florianopolis with all the infrastructure of the modern city that it is as well as a bridge connecting to the mainland.
There are countless hiking trails leading to deserted beaches and pristine waterfalls as well.
Brazilians consider Florianopolis to be a Paradise with its outstanding nature, mild climate and low crime rate. I agree.

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