USD $ 1,250,000
€ 1,141,970 | £ 969,532
Bathrooms: 10, Showers: 1
Size: Floor: 416 (m2) Land: 1068 (m2)
Advert last updated: 3/31/2020
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Ilha Grande International Award Winning B&B For Sale, Tropical Island Paradise, Rainforest Hideaway
Located on the internationally renowned and stunningly beautiful Ilha Grande, just 3 hours south of Rio de Janeiro, is Aratinga inn, a charming boutique hotel in the village of Abraão. This award winning B&B, nominated by Tripadvisor in 2012, 2013 and again in 2015 as one of The Top 25 B&Bs in Brazil, is for sale due to the current owner’s retirement.
Here is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change your lifestyle, move to a quiet, charming Island paradise and become the owner of a stylish, unpretentious and authentic bed and breakfast on the Costa Verde coast.
Hi, I’m Rennie and I’m really so sad to be selling Aratinga, but it’s time for me to retire. So, we are looking for a buyer who is willing to live in the premises and run the B&B with the love and care that it deserves, in the true Aratinga tradition.
The island, which is 193 km2 in area, is now a hugely popular tourist destination that is noted for its scenic beauty, unspoilt beaches, luxuriant tropical vegetation and rugged landscape. Most of its territory is within the Ilha Grande State Park. The remainder of the island is subject to stringent development restrictions. Ilha Grande is one of the most pristine remnants of Brazil's Atlantic rainforest making it one of the richest ecosystems in the world. As a hotspot for biodiversity and conservation, it holds some of the largest remaining populations of many endangered species, including the red-ruffed fruit crow, the brown howler monkey, the maned sloth, the red-browed Amazon parrot, and the broad-snouted caiman. The seas around the island, which are also protected, feature a unique convergence of tropical, subtropical, and temperate-zone marine life, and may be the only waters in the world where it is possible to see corals and tropical fish along with Magellanic penguins and Southern Right whales.
The Island is famous for its nature reserves and beaches and its strong environmental mindset: there are no large hotels, no buildings with more than 2 stories. Small-scale ecotourism is being encouraged on the island. Although it has no sealed roads and motorised vehicles are banned, the island has more than 150 km (93 miles) of hiking trails connecting all the coastal villages and hamlets. Lodgings have been made available near many of the Island's 100 unspoilt beaches. One of the most popular activities for visitors is to trek to spectacular Lopes Mendes surf beach, about a two hour hike from Abraão. Travel companies are now offering sight-seeing trips to see the Island's various beaches, mountains trails and waterfalls. Other popular activities are, trekking, kayaking, sailing, scuba diving and much more. Most of the visitor facilities and the park headquarters are located in the Vila do Abraão. The village can be reached from the mainland by local ferries and fast zodiac speedboats.
Aratinga enjoys a privileged position in Abraão. Near to everything, we are just 5 minutes on foot from the centre of the village and only 4 minutes to Abraão beach. In spite of our proximity, Aratinga inn offers guests total privacy and a cool, verdant sanctuary from the bustle of the streets.
From the lush greenery of our tropical garden we have a magnificent view of the mysterious Pico de Ferreira, the third highest peak on the Island.
Aratinga has been built with certified Brazilian plantation hardwood timbers, rendered cement, and glass, all in excellent taste, with an eclectic mix of classic Portuguese colonial style guest rooms and charming Balinese style chalets.
The owners’ house is built on two levels with a spacious upstairs bedroom with sea views and modern en suite bathroom. Downstairs there is a large living room, with separate TV and dining areas, a kitchen, laundry, storage and cleaning areas, washroom and a private courtyard garden.
The infrastructure of the inn includes
4 deluxe double chalets (bungalows)
1 standard double chalet
2 deluxe double guest rooms on the upper level
2 standard double guest rooms on the garden level
an airy breakfast pavilion overlooking the tropical garden and the mysterious Pico da Ferreira
a comfortable, spacious guest lounge with a full bathroom facility, overlooking the tropical garden
3 guest washrooms/toilet facilities in common areas
2 fully equipped kitchens
a fully equipped commercial laundry
Storage areas for bed linens and towels, cleaning materials, crockery and glassware, maintenance equipment.
55 KVA generator providing independent power supply when necessary.
Nearest Airports: Galeão Rio de Janeiro, 150 km | Santos Dumont Rio de Janeiro, 150 km
Whilst there are many guest houses on Ilha Grande, there are very few of outstanding quality such as Aratinga. Currently Aratinga is ranked # 1 on Tripadvisor and # 2 on booking.com. The inn is very keenly sought and we are generally fully booked year round. We have advance bookings through to 2021.
Real estate details
- Land/Lot area 1.068,05 square meters (11,498 sq. ft.)
- Entrance via Rua das Flores. Quiet location, away from bustle of the village, but close to beaches,
restaurants, shops, tourist agencies and the main jetty
- Full, clean title to land.
- Built area approx. 416 square metres (4,456.3 sq. ft.)
Revenues and Cash Flow
The business can generate revenues of approx. USD 450k - 480k depending on the number
of operational months per year and a cash flow of approx. USD 300k - 350k.
The inn currently operates for just 9 months of the year, with 3 months closure for owner/staff holidays, property maintenance and just pure relaxation.
- WIWO (walk in / walk out)
- Full sale of business, real estate, buildings, all fixtures, furniture and a lifetime of contents.
- Transfer of ownership of business: Brazilian limited liability (Micro Empresa) individual company.
- Transfer of trained and experienced staff for a period of 12 months: essential to ensure smooth transfer
of the operation of the hotel and to guarantee training and support of new owners.
- Sellers readily available for support during transition period.