Paulo is possibly the most hospitable person ever! We loved our stay! The apartment is spacious, clean and comfortable, with a large bedroom and separate kitchen/living room. Ideal for a couple. It's about 15 minutes walk to the local beach but close to the Interpraias bus (corner 3rd Av and Rua 1500) which takes you to several nicer beaches. It's very close to an excellent supermarket, so we cooked most meals at home. We even had a little dinner party with Paulo one night. The area can be a bit noisy in the evening due to dogs barking. The garden is delightful to sit in, especially on a hot evening. Thanks Paulo!