Rent a country house

The House by "The Old Cashew Tree" is a vacation/country house for nature-lovers who also want to be near a wonderful beach and the fascinating city of Salvador da Bahia.

PHOTOS: Country House by the Old Cashew Tree  

PHOTOS: Surroundings - Capivara Nature Preserve, Arembepe Beach and the Tamar Project for the Protection of Turtles.

The rental includes a abundant welcome basket of local goodies and tropical fruit and daily an abundant local breakfasts with lots of tropical fruits, as well as cleaning up service in the kitchen. If you wish it, we also can provide (including) an intercultural briefing on Bahia and a guided tour to Salvador’s Historic Centre in either English or German.

Optionally, the following additional offerings are available very low prices: transportation to and from the airport; abundant breakfasts with lots of tropical fruits; housekeeping services and other services upon request. For more optionals: See also section on intercultural orientation and excursions around the city and section on courses.

House by "The Old Cashew Tree"

Whether you want to contemplate, bird-watch, play, or just plain rest in a natural setting, House by the Old Cashew Tree is ideally located on the edge of the Rio Capivara Nature Preserve in Arembepe, just off the Coconut Highway on Bahia’s north coast. This environmental protection area, considered especially scenic and interesting, has an ecosystem featuring mangrove swamp, dunes, river, wetlands, sandy marshes, lagoon, secondary forest, beach, and peculiar flora and fauna.

Besides the centuries-old cashew tree that gives the place its name, there is a wide variety of tropical fruit trees, plus ample room for recreation, meditation and rest for people who want to recharge their batteries in an unspoiled natural environment.

The house is set far back from the street to preserve the cashew tree, whose huge branches stretch out in every direction, bending to almost touch the ground and then sweeping up to great heights. This is a tree with centuries of stories to tell, and the space embraced by the tree is in fact a marvellous place for telling stories, dancing, sharing experiences, and doing things together as a family or in small groups.

Next to the house there are two smaller structures, a barbecue area with kitchen and bathroom, and a Jacuzzi with lounge area. Sunrise and sunset are ideal times for watching tropical birds that inhabit the nearby wetlands, the monkeys jumping around on the trees, or even our friendly land-house dogs and cats playing around. In fact, you can watch them right from the outdoor-Jacuzzi.

The house is two stories, roughly 1700 square feet (~180 m2), with lots of exposed hardwood. It has two large living or dining rooms, four verandas, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large kitchen, and complete service areas. There is phone and DSL Internet-connectivity available at the house.

The house comfortably accommodates 6-8 people or even more if it’s a family gathering.
Caretakers live on the property and provide a variety of services upon request.   The house is located inside a small condominium, which means a closed, secure area.

Location and additional information: The House by the Old Cashew Tree is located at Kilometer 22 on the Coconut Highway, Coqueiros de Arembepe, north coast of Bahia, 27 miles from the centre of Salvador and 13 miles from the international airport. The access road to the house is paved and well-lighted.

Country and Seminar House
By The Old Cashew Tree

The house is 1.5 miles (7 minutes by car) from one of the most beautiful beaches on the north shore, the Beach of Arembepe, one stretch of which is protected by a natural barrier of rocks and is ideal for swimming. The town of Arembepe is quiet and friendly and full of small-town charm, but surprisingly it has some excellent restaurants, especially a place called Mar Aberto, owned and operated by an expatriate French chef. Arembepe is also home to Project Tamar, run by Brazil’s Environmental Protection Agency tching sea turtles. Another corner of the town has villas built in the 1970’s by Janis Joplin, Roman Polanski, Jack Nicholson, Mick Jagger, Caetano Veloso, and Gilberto Gil when Arembepe was the "in" place for international stars.

Coqueiros de Arembepe is also a great place for day trips to waterfalls, other beaches, like Praia do Forte, and stretches oand dedicated to haf the Mata Atlantica, the forest which once completely covered the Atlantic shoreline.

The climate in Arembepe is tropical (warm and humid), with an average year-round temperature of 82°F (~28°C). Summer temperatures (December-February) are 10-15°F degrees warmer, cooler of course at the beach.

Bus service is available to the centre of   Salvador and Camaçari. But it is very nice to have a car for tours around the Estrada do Côco, Coconut Highway and the wonderful beaches.

Address and location of the House by "The Old Cashew Tree"

Address: SALVADOR DA BAHIA / Arembepe, District 42.835-000 - Coqueiros de Arembepe.

Locations: North East shore line of Bahia. About 2 miles from the beach of Arembepe.

Distance from Salvador city center:
~29 miles

Distance from the international airport of Salvador: ~13.5 miles

Directions: by car, taxi of bus, from city centre of Salvador. From the airport by taxi (~US$ 60,00), rental car or pick-up service. From and to Arembepe in 7 minutes by car, by bus or simply by foot. The streets are paved until the farm's entrance. Rent-a-car may be useful.

For further information and rates please contact.
Evelyn Hartoch
When calling this phone you can speak English with me:
Phone in Salvador da Bahia: (0055) (71) 8817-2711