Buzios is a peninsula counting two big and another 20 medium to smaller mediterranean style beaches, filled with natural beauty, legends and social happenings. Because of its geodetic characteristics and brigitte bardot’s visit in 1964, when it was yet a little fishing village, it is today known as the brazilian st.tropez.
Today buzios has become one of the most exclusive national and international tourism reference points of latin america.
It is located on the costa del sol 180 km, or 2. 1/2 hours by car from rio de janeiro. Its micro climate guarantees a medium of 250 sunny days per year.
Now it counts about 30.000 inhabitants. Many rich brazilians and most of the 20% of foreigners, composed of more than 15 nationalities mostly french, germans, argentines, swiss, americans, italians and even some austrians. Have their summer residences, or actually live in buzios and are responsible for the polyglot atmosphere typical for the place.
Buzios has many boutiques, mini shopping malls, restaurants from simple to international standards, like brazilian, french, japanese, thai, italian kitchen and others, many bars and several nightclubs making of buzios nights always a sparkling and never monotonous quality entertainment.
Instead of big resort hotels, one finds many pousadas, (mini hotels) and mostly private residences. The fishing village’s character is carefully maintained by severe building restrictions, allowing only one and a half stories, and no permits at all on many beaches and on the hills 50 meters above sea level . Areas in the interior are declared as zones of permanent ambiental protection. Therefore this fishing village will maintain his charm also in the future.
Because of the constant interest of wealthy brazilians and far-sighted foreigners, looking for the individualists tropical beach paradise, there are no more free building sites left. Neither on the beaches further up town, like praia do canto, da armação e joao fernandes, that are more exposed to the dominant north east winds, as also on manguinhos beach, the traditional noble quarter of buzios, where the first big houses were built.
In the east corner of this beach, protected from the direct dominant ne-winds, 400 meters from the fishing outpost and new gourmet center, on a quiet, practical private stretch, is the location of the house in question.
It is built on the first slopes of the hills determining the end of the flat stretch of manguinhos beach. Its 4 levels lie between a lower and upper access lane, 23 meters above sea level, 50 meters from the beach and so has a dominant 200o view over the roofs of the house in front, of the bay towards north west, allowing to relish the always different unbelievable sun sets famous for this beach.
Casa 16 a enseada do gancho
Built area is 650,00 m2 sitting on a 892,00 m2 plot. The house has two fronts. The main access is on the road towards pousada martin pescador and the lower access called “rua hans” across the street from the beach house entrance.
The main front has three doors.
On the left side the door leading to the house keepers facilities, consisting of a kitchen-living room, veranda two bed rooms and one bath. On the right side a smaller door gives access for pedestrians and a double door for two cars to a covered car port and the double door main entrance into the house.
It leads to the entrance hall and discrete access to a guest wc. On the left side there is the living room with fireplace, indoor dining a big bar between the living room and the veranda.
Kitchen, service area and access to the service quarters are on the very left side. Over a staircase the engine room for the pool, a complete turkish sauna with bathroom, and finally the housekeepers facilities can be reached.
On the right side of the entrance hall are two bed rooms and one bathroom.
The stairs right up front, are leading to the hall of the second floor. It gives access to the master suite, with a jacuzzi, its private bath room, a big dressing room and a covered veranda, on its left.
On the right another suite, and further to the right the third suite on the second floor. All rooms have double doors to a covered terrace and wide open sea view.
the living room with his wide blindex – (tempered glass)- double doors and the two bed rooms, open to the 50 m2 veranda, lying between house and pool.
In front and close to the kitchen are the bbq, the round, chinese style outdoor dining table seating twelve and the big bar. Hammocks and all kind of outdoor furniture, very much used due to the usually good weather and protected from the main winds, make the perfect ambience for successful grill and pool parties.
The pool, its wooden deck and a wide stone terrace are integrating the main level of the house, forming one big living room.
Each room of this house has a covered veranda up front and its privileged position guarantees a splendid 200o ocean view over the roofs in front. The incredible sunsets provide every day a new, different and unforgettable spectacle. They are the special attraction of this part of buzios.
On the right side, between the stone terrace ( 6 meters above the road below), and the garden, a stairway leads two levels down to some big storerooms and a 75,00 m2 garage that can be easily transformed into an independent loft- like guest apartment with a private entrance from the “rua hans” below. As it is completely independent from the main house, it also could be rented and would pay the monthly maintenance costs of the house.
It is important to remember the excellent location of the house. In buzios, most houses close to the beach are usually far away from the central areas with all their facilities and exposed to the strong dominant winds. Not so this one. Distances to the buzios main road, with its local transports and a grocery market, 150,00 m; a super deli, excellent bakery and the gastronomic center porto da barra with its first class restaurants can be reached over a 5 minutes walk on the beach. For somebody who is looking for a quiet, wind protected, west – orientated location, close to the sea , with a super view and at the same time wants to be close to the action, without having to take his car every time he leaves his house to go somewhere – this is the place.