In the quiet part of the historic center of Paraty, opposite the harbor pier, Casa Turquesa was designed as a real guest house. There are only nine suites, which guarantees an intimate atmosphere. Inaugurated in 2008, the pousada is made in a large restored house that faithfully recreates the facade of the historic 18th century town house that existed there, until it was consumed by fire for more than three decades. The restoration and decoration project is signed by the architect Renato Tavolaro, expert in Brazilian colonial architecture.
Large windows and balconies bring to the house the landscape that makes Paraty one of the most charming cities in Brazil, such as the roofs of colonial mansions, the surrounding mountains, the 1722 Santa Rita church and the verdant bay. . of Paraty and its islands. In addition to the typical charm of period architecture, there are all the comforts of contemporary hospitality, such as Egyptian cotton sheets and Wi-Fi Internet connection in all areas, as well as the cocooning that makes the face of the Casa. Turquesa, as well as Hawaiian custom. guests receive as gifts – to feel even more comfortable when they arrive.
The warm colors and natural materials such as wood and stone bring warmth to the spaces of Casa Turquesa. The hostel’s common area includes a large living room, a shop, and a library – with a fireplace to warm the environment on colder days. Outside, the courtyard is surrounded by a green garden punctuated by orchids and features a hot tub, a bar and a graceful gazebo ideal for a drink or a massage.
The light design of Lightworks highlights the designer furniture of Zanine Caldas, Carlos Mota and Armando Cerello. The turquoise color, which gives its name to the house, is revealed with brushstrokes in the decoration: from the window to the sheets on the sofa, from the cushions to the paintings signed by the artist Tiacho Baenninger – already twice awarded with the Biennale Naïf Art and Jacques Rey, French from Provence. The sculptures by local artist Pedro Malvão and an original photograph, made especially for the House and signed by Thomas Farkas, a Hungarian photographer who grew up and lived in Brazil, are other striking elements of the decoration.
With attentive staff and personalized service, Casa Turquesa is ideal for a unique experience of absolute luxury: the guarantee of a carefree stroll and rest.