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Brazilian House for sale on elevated site with panoramic sea view

Villa / House in Santinho, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina

£138,182 / $213,483 / €168,889 / R$380,000

4 Bedrooms
5 Bathrooms

Ref: PBSC1042a

General Summary

  • 8 minutes' walk to beach
  • 45 minutes' drive to Florianópolis International Airport
  • All amenities close at hand
  • Restaurants, bars, night-life nearby
  • Approx. 30 minute's drive to Florianópolis city centre

The Property Offers: 

Property Size


Built area: 315

Plots: 4 plots totalling 1440 (360 of land per plot)

House built on 2 of the plots totalling 720 of land

The other 2 plots may be bought with the house or separately (just one or the two together)



Description of the house:

  • 3 en-suite bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • open-plan living/dining-room/kitchen
  • office
  • larder
  • laundry room
  • large balcony with sea view
  • spacious porch
  • large well-kept garden
  • fruit orchard
  • Atlantic forest vegetation
  • walled-off plots
  • central gas water heating system


  • 3 small bedrooms or hobby-boxes
  • 1 large room with fireplace 
  • roofed parking for 3 cars
  • farm-style kitchen with counter, stainless sink, pizza oven, barbecue and wood stove
  • greenhouse
  • large old wooden shed

Florianopolis Property
Overview - PBSC1042

The property


A chalet-style house at the beach just 200 meters off the main road upon a paved street with access to cable and satellite TV, telephone and Internet services.


This 315 house has been built on two 360 plots (24 m x 15 m each). The property comprises another two 360 plots which may be bought either together with the house or separately. Altogether the property currently has an area of 1440


Dunes and forest reserve at the highest end of the street.

Minimum terrain elevation: 100 m

Distance from sea: 800 m.


Versatile project with modular construction which may be easily modified through small changes. Construction work ended in March 2000. All building materials suppliers and labourers' receipts available. Project and construction management by owners.



Main house


Ground floor with 2 en-suite bedrooms, closet and cupboards. Solid, hardwood windows and doors, tempered glass shower boxes, central hot water on all taps; high quality bathroom fittings and showers and crystal mirrors in all bathrooms; stone floor in bathrooms and social areas; other rooms have  wooden floors.  Part of the ceiling is made of concrete and the rest is wood. Concrete stairs with wooden steps.


Stone mosaic in open-plan L-shaped living with 3 defined areas. American kitchen with counter table and solid wood shelves; two kitchen sinks on marble worktop; larder and laundry room with dedicated water reservoir. Gas central heating. Office.  Spacious porch.

Top floor: sitting room and one loft-style en-suite bedroom. Closet with cupboards. Bathroom with tempered glass shower box and glass brick wall. Large balcony with gorgeous view of Ingleses and Santinho beaches.


Outbuilding comprising: large leisure room/sitting-room/games-room/bedroom with fireplace; 3 small bedrooms/hobby-boxes and 1 bathroom plus roofed parking space for 3 cars.


Outer farm-style kitchen with counter, stainless sink, pizza oven, barbecue and wood stove.


All the wood used in the house is 'angelim pedra', a highly resistant hardwood that is not attacked by wood-worm. La Fonte metalware.

Greenhouse and fruit orchard. Large wooden shed.

Property Location within Florianópolis

Santinho Beach is located on the north of the Island of Santa Catarina, between the beaches of Ingleses and Moçambique and 39 km from Florianópolis town centre with easy access to both the city and other beaches. It is an unspoilt beach with a 2 km long and 200 m wide natural reserve along its 3 km of white sand and green water.


Santinho has all the necessary amenities such as supermarkets, drugstores, post office, bank, medical services, school, etc. It is a well-known beach neighbourhood of Florianópolis because Costão do Santinho Resort & Hotel Internacional, the largest and most famous beach resort in southern Brazil is located there, increasing real estate appreciation of the area as well as being the largest employer in the region. Good, reliable bus service to and from Santinho to town centre and neighbouring beaches.


Archaeological site and leisure boat marina nearby.


Florianópolis is the capital city of the Brazilian southern state of Santa Catarina. It is located on a subtropical island featuring over 50 beaches, green seas, historical places, hills and breathtaking views. Florianopolis is a place with out-of-the-ordinary beauty, the island is increasingly sought after as one of the best locations for safe investment in real estate in Brazil. Connected to the mainland by two bridges and just 20 minutes from the local international airport and 30 from the coach terminal,  Florianopolis is the capital city with best quality of life in the country, a safe, relaxed place with the highest real estate appreciation rate in the region (proven 20-25% per year).


Build / Property Specification
In Florianópolis, property is usually sold either partially or fully furnished as most properties are resale properties (and not new build / off plan).  In the majority of cases, sellers do take furniture with them, although this is negotiable.

We can assist in providing all sorts of furniture at competitive rates.  Quotations may be supplied on an individual basis as this will depend on the quality of furniture required and the actual size of the property to be furnished. Architect and interior decorator's expert assistance is available for a fee to be negotiated.

Property Deposits & Payments Terms

It is usual that with resale properties the full payment is made upon contract exchange.  A deposit of approx R$ 5,000 will be required to secure the property and produce a contract.

Associated Purchase Costs of Property in Florianopolis

In addition to the listed price for the investment, the following costs will apply to your purchase:

  • Stamp Duty Tax (or Registration tax) is around 0.8% (max. of R$ 801.00) of the purchase price (payable to the notary) 
  • Notary Fees is approx 1% of the purchase price (max. of R$ 805.00)
  • Property Transfer Tax (ITBI) of 2% of the sale price (payable at the City Hall).
  • 'FRJ - Fundo para Reaparelhamento do Judiciário' (Fund for Reequipment of the Judiciary) Tax of 0.3% of property price (max. R$ 400.00)
  • UK / Brazilian Lawyer (optional but recommended) - please see below
  • With regard to lawyer's fees, this can vary depending on the work and level of service you require.  A fee of between 0.5% and 3% will be charged depending on work / service.


  • Should the property have any issues with regard to debts and/or documentation and the lawyer advises you not to proceed, then 50% of the agreed legal fee is payable.

    Property Running Costs

    Monthly utility and other costs directly associated with this property are set out below:

    • Council Tax (per year): R$ 700.00 (for the two plots with house and outbuildings + two other adjacent plots)
    • Utility bills will depend on consumption.
    • To Obtain the price in your own currency, divide the above figures by the rate(s) shown at the bottom of the page.  All above rates are approximates / estimates.

    When buying a property it is important that you pay the appropriate council rates  and condominium charges (if applicable), your home/investment is at risk if you do not keep up these payments. 

    Rental / Yield Potential


  • Real estate appreciation rate in Florianópolis is @ proven 20-25% per year.


    Please, ask about rental projections as these vary for each specific area within Florianopolis, depending on location and property. 


    There is a mix of rental opportunity from long term contracts to short term holiday lets.

    In Florianopolis, hotels are largely booked in summer and tourist visits to the island are increasing year on year.

    We deal with local contacts in the Florianopolis area who know the markets well and can help you manage your properties generally.


    This property has great yearly/holiday rental potential because it is located in a highly sought-after area which turns it into a good investment opportunity.  

  • * All properties are sold in Brazilian Reais (symbols R$ or BRL). Currency rates will depend upon your banks conversion rate at the time of transferring the monies. The current conversion rates used on this site are €1 = R$2.25, £1 = R$2.75, $1 = R$1.78. To check the latest rate 'spot rate' with Bank of Brazil click here.

    Consider using a Money Transfer Agent to Transfer Money To Brazil, offering better Exchange Rates than High Street Banks.

    Prices displayed do not include other associated purchase costs such as Government Purchase Tax, Legal Costs, Admin and Furniture (unless stated).