- Maria Cláudia Barros Arantes Social Worker (56)
Hello everybody of the Home Exchange, welcome.
We are Carlos and Cláudia. Carlos is an Engineer and he has his own business. Cláudia is a Social Worker. Carlos has one daughter and two sons - Ana Carolina, Carlos Cesar and Fernando Augusto. Cláudia has one son and one daughter – Frederico and Beatriz. We are non-smokers. Our interests are outdoor activities, jogging, walking, wine, food, current affairs, reading and music. If you want you can write in english, spanish, italian or portuguese.
June 1 — June 30, 2016
We intend to be in France during all of June 2016.
This was an amazing experience. We spent a week at this house- 5 friends. It was a quick walk to the beach where we were pampered by the locals with cocktails, oysters, and local delacacies. We cannot fail to mention the massages available on the beach- pure heaven. The house is comfortable and has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Our exchangers helped us to arrange transportation from the Rio airport to the house and gave us the use of their car which was very convenient. The town has wonderful restaurants, boutiques, and night clubs.....but after a day at the beach drinking chiparinias- we rarely stayed out too late. We had the pleasure of meeting these lovely people and having dinner in NY. Gracious, accomodating- everything you would want in an exchange. Make sure you plan to spend at least 2-3 days in Rio. There are so many fantastic things to do and see.
I stayed at Carlos' beautiful home from Dec 14, 2013 through Dec 27, 2013. For those familiar with the Hamptons on Long Island,NY, think of Buzios as being the Hamptons of Rio. Wonderful area, very relaxing and some terrific restaurants that rival anywhere. If you like fresh seafood, this is the place. Buzios is about 2 1/2 hours from the airport in Rio and is a pretty simple drive. Definitely recommend GPS though as once you get close there are a couple, trickier turns. The main town is a short 20 minute walk along the waterfront and it is 100% safe. We often had late meals and then cocktails in the main town and would walk back. Taxis are always available too if preferred. Everyone is exceedingly friendly. English is not very common but with Google Translate we had no trouble communicating. Carlos' home is beautiful...5 bedrooms, large living area and nice kitchen. We spent most evenings on the balcony enjoying a bottle of wine. Even during the heat of summer, all we needed at night was the ceiling fans as the evenings are relatively cool. A short drive away is Cabo Frios which is a city and has a terrific beach. All in all, if you are looking for a relaxing, sun filled spot with good food, I highly recommend Buzios and Carlos' home. Arranging all the details with Carlos was easy and his party left my home in NYC spotless when they left. A great person to work with.
La Dolce Vita à Buzios. Claudia and Carlos' house is very comfortable, peaceful and convenient. It's very near to the beach, so we could have lunch at home and walk back for another swim. It's also close to Ossos, off track spot from Buzios for a fish diner. A 10 minutes drive will get you to Brava Beach for a lounge-bar atmosphere body-board and surf beach. Vacances exceptionnelles. Obrigada, Carlos and Claudia.
Séjourner à Buzios chez Claudia et Carlos a été un vrai plaisir ! Belle et confortable maison, au calme mais à 2 pas de la plus jolie plage. La communication avec Carlos a été parfaite....il nous donne un maximum d'infos pour faciliter notre séjour dans sa maison, ainsi que les bons endroits à visiter ou fréquenter, particulièrement les bons restaurants ou nous avons pu déguster d'excellents poissons et fruits de mer. Encore une fois " Muito obrigado " d'avoir participé à notre découverte du Brésil.
Casa localizado numa colina, com vista ampla, muito bonita! Casa espaçosa, clara, arejada, moderna, limpa, com tudo que a gente possa precisar. De muito bom gosto. Eu recomendo sem sombras de dúvida!
We had a wonderful time at Regina's apartment, which has a wonderful view and a location with multiple options of fun, and very safe.
We had a great time at Buzios and Carlos house is just amazing. Near the beach, the house is big, with lots of light, very comfortable and cozy. After two months working hard filming around Brazil, ending up in Buzios at Carlos house was like finding a piece of heaven. And Carlos was very nice to us and send us very detailed information about the house, how it worked and how to move around. It was a wonderful experience and we really recommend going to Buzios and staying at Carlos house... thanks so much!
We spent two lovely weeks in Carlos house in Buzios in December 2014. It's a lovely house situated next to the beach in beautiful and calm surroundings. The house is well equipped and nice. Carlos is very friendly and was easy to get along with and directly answered our questions. It was our first but not our last exchange as it was a very nice way to do vacation!
If you are looking for a an enjoyable stay in Sweden, then this is one of the best places to be there. It is an ideal location, quiet suburb and you can be in the city centre of Goteborg in 20 minutes. The house is so fine one family, it is clean and well equipped. Angelica, Tomas, and their children are warmth and exceptional. We enjoyed very much our stay there. We received them in Rio de Janeiro on December 2014 and we have been in Hjuvik on this July.
This summer I stayed in Búzios just north of Rio de Janeiro. The location was perfect 100 meters from the beach and the surroundings amazing. If you want relaxation, tranquility and the opportunity to eat well and partying at your convenience I can happily recommend Búzious. If you at the same time want the luxury of a secluded compound just of the beach and the hospitality of Carlos I suggest you try this out. Myself, I would only be happy to do it all over again.