The SpaceLodging in the Serra da Mantiqueira: We are a young couple (English and Brazilian), living on a farm in the south of Minas Gerais, 2 hours from São Paulo City and 13km from the small town of Itapeva, Minas Gerais. Organic farming and gardening, orchard, apiary, spring water, bathing in the lake, forest trails, waterfalls, vegetarian food ... This is our way of life. We believe it is possible to try new ways of living, to connect and develop. We think simplicity is beautiful and appreciate all that is homemade, local and organic. We have opened up our home to share that spirit with those who want to visit us. Here you will not be received as "clients", but as visiting friends. After all, in some way we are all connected on this journey that is life.
The idea here is to disconnect and enjoy the experience of a simple, healthy and full lifestyle. We have no TV and internet is only via cell phone if you have one, and even then the signal fluctuates a lot and only works outdoors. However, we do have table tennis, balls and various games and books, as well as abundant nature all around.
The Cave is a unique construction built by Anna’s father, the farm owner. The bedroom, bathroom and meditation room were built literally between and under two large rocks, which provides excellent thermal comfort, alongside everything else that a normal room provides. It's hard to explain it exactly, come and see for yourselves and experience life in “Our peace”!
Don’t expect a perfect lawn and crystal clear swimming pool! We choose a more natural style, preferring to swim in the lake with the fish. And we don’t always keep nature completely “under control”, preferring to coexist in harmony with it.
This room is currently only available for stays of a minimum of 3 nights. If you would like to come for a shorter stay, please take a look at the other room we have available under the name Sítio Nossa Paz – Serra da Mantiqueira. Guest AccessGarden, orchard, apiary, lake, spring, viewpoints, forest, trails, waterfalls (in the surrounding area), horse riding (in the surrounding area - please confirm first), fishing (in the surrounding area - please confirm first). Interaction with GuestsThis is our home and you will be welcomed as friends/guests. We love to meet different people, exchange experiences and share our lives. We will also continue with our everyday activities, while visitors can walk or simply relax.
Due to the remote location (30 minutes on an unpaved road from the nearest town), we suggest that you eat here with us. We serve vegetarian food made with organic produce from the farm or neighborhood, following our principles of self-sufficiency, wellbeing and environmental awareness. The price includes a generous breakfast, but we request an additional R$ 50.00 per person per day for full board, all inclusive. However, we do not serve alcoholic drinks or fizzy soft drinks, but you are welcome to bring your own. You can eat with us, or alone by the light of candles and a log fire, weather permitting. The NeighborhoodWe are well away from everything here. The idea here is to "disconnect" and get in touch with nature!
There are other people living on the farm, but in separate and isolated houses. Some neighbours offer horse riding and there are also fishing lakes and waterfalls, but a car is necessary to reach some of them. Getting AroundYou can catch a bus to the town of Itapeva-MG and then take a taxi.
Alternatively, by car, access is along 30 minutes of unpaved road. Normally the road is absolutely fine, but when there is a problem (especially in the summer after continuous rain) we will be available to help with our 4x4 if needed. Other Things to NoteAs we are 13km from the nearest town (Itapeva-MG), on an unpaved dirt road (30 minutes), we recommend that guests take the full board option. If you have any special needs, dietary or otherwise, please let us know beforehand.
We serve vegetarian food prepared with organic produce from the farm and local area, following our principles of self-sufficiency, wellbeing and environmental awareness. The cost of accommodation includes a generous breakfast but for full-board (lunch, dinner, hot and cold drinks, etc.) we charge an extra R$ 50.00 per person per day, with everything included. We do not serve alcoholic drinks or soft drinks but you are welcome to bring your own.
This room is only available for stays of at least 3 nights. If you want to come for a shorter stay, please check out the other room we have available under the name Sítio Nossa Paz – Serra da Mantiqueira.
Bed linen and towels are provided.