….. GREAT HOST, GREAT ROOM, GREAT ARTWORKS IN THE HOUSE, AMAAAAZING BREAKFAST (best ever so far on airbnb), GREAT TOUR SUGGESTION.

BEST OF THE BEST….. DEFINITELY NEED TO STAY WITH JOANA WHEN GOING TO OLINDA.

Long Review (for the one who want to know the real thing).

Joana is a sweetheart, an artist, with a house that was built thinking of the environment. Hand made bricks with no use of fire (to not use wood and cut threes) just to say one aspect. The house is full of local and personal art, and with an atmosphere that you can find on a tuscany home in the hills. The staying made me remember when I was going to my grandma house in toscany in summer. A “fazenda” atmosphere but right 5 minutes walking from the main stream olinda.

The room is exactly as shown in the picture, with a great bathroom, and with a view into the local botanical garden (a rarity in olinda where if you stay in the main stream area you probably won’t sleep at night).

I had asked if she knew a taxi and she made more…. alem the ride, she personally gave us a welcome night tour to experience the SERENATA de olinda on friday night. Something that I did not find on guides and that without Joana I would not have experienced since is just one night a week. I am a host myself in IPANEMA, and although I offer a great service to my guests, I felt that the “family” treatment I received from Joana was something to remember, that I would love to be able to offer to my guests.

Breakfast, was the best I had in any airbnb stay in the last two years. Full of fresh fruits, minas fresh cheese, juice, yogurt, fresh bread, eggs, and local tradicional treats, all in a big wood table in her lovely porch.

Any time in recife, definitely will stay at Joana’s charming place.

GET IN OLINDA OF FRIDAY NIGHT TO PARTICIPATE TO THE SERENATE.

GO UP THE HILL RIGHT CLOSE TO THE HOUSE TO ENJOY THE VIEW, BUY SOME LOCAL ART CRAFT, AND HIRE A NATIVE TOUR GUIDE. WE HIRED ANA ((phone number hidden)) EXTREMELY PREPARED AND COMPETENT AND 50R$ FOR A FULL TOUR.

HIRE “JACARE” ARTIST AND CAB DRIVER, AND EXCELLENT GUIDE (A FRIEND OF JOANA) TO TAKE YOU TO THE ISTITUTO BRENNAND, MUSEU BREANNAND, MERCADO DE SAO JOSE, MERCADO DE PERNABUCAN ART CRAFT

AND ABOVE ALL…… FORGET ABOUT “BOA VIAJEM”….. WORST BEACH EVER IN BRAZIL. STAY MORE IN JOANA’S HOUSE TO APRECIATE THE CHARM OF OLINDA, AND IF YOU WANT BEACH, DIVIDE YOUR STAY BY SPENDING SOME DAYS IN PORTO DE GALINHAS AND TOP RATED PRAIAS DOS CARNEIROS.

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