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.
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.
Bed linen and towels are provided. The guest room is large, with a double bed and a single bed, plus a sofa bed and en-suite bathroom. It is separated from the rest of the house, via an external staircase. The buildings are all somewhat independent, although linked together, with greater focus on the external space. It's hard to explain, because it follows an unconventional layout, but please come and see for yourselves and experience life in “Our Peace”!
This room has only recently become available after construction of an en-suite bathroom. To see more comments about us and our other accommodation option, please look under the name The Cave Room – Sítio Nossa Paz. 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 GuestsHere is our home and you will be welcomed as our friend-visitor. We love to meet different people, exchange experiences, share our lives. But also we follow with our normal activities, while visitors can walk or simply relax.
How far we are all (30 minutes on a dirt road from the nearest town), we suggest you eat here with us. We serve vegetarian food with organic products of the site or neighborhood, following our principles of self-sustainability, wellness and environmental awareness. The value of hosting already includes a neat breakfast, but for full board, ask an additional $ 50.00 per person per day, all inclusive. Just do not serve alcoholic drinks or soft drinks. If you want, you can bring your own. You can eat with us, or alone, by candlelight and bonfire, weather permitting.
This 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.