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FOR SALE: Gorgeous villa in Saco Grande on the Island of Santa Catarina

Villa / House in Saco Grande-João Paulo, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina

Additional Documents


Florianópolis Presentation 2009 eng.doc

New York Times Florianópolis 2008.doc

Florianópolis - The Guardian 2007.doc

The Guardian 2005 Floripa Article.pdf

£289,091 / $446,629 / €353,333 / R$795,000

4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms

Ref: PBSC1031


General Summary

  • 20 minutes' drive to Florianopolis International Airport
  • Distance to Florianópolis city centre: approx. 8 km  
  • Easy access to motorway leading to all other regions of the island
  • Shopping centre and all sorts of amenities nearby


The Property Offers: 

  • Plot area: 750 sq. m.

  • Blueprint: 370 sq. m.

  • Top quality building materials

  • Air-conditioning in two bedrooms

  • Walled and fenced garden
  • All documents in order


Florianopolis Property Overview - PBSC1031

Middle floor:


Separate living and dining rooms 

TV room

Cable TV 

1 bedroom with en-suite bathroom and closet 


Fitted kitchen 


Barbecue area with gourmet space/bar and WC


Top floor


2 bedrooms with closet 

1 bathroom


Fitness room 




Party lounge with barbecue opening to a large, beautiful lawn garden accessible by side gates 

Outer shower


Service area (laundry, indoor area for drying laundry, etc.) 

Maid's quarters that may be used as a 4th bedroom (with own WC) 




All bedrooms with balcony and built-in cupboards 

Panoramic view of surrounding hills and lots of green 

Sea view from viewpoint on roof 

Solar energy water heating system 

Security alarm system 

Electronic control gate



Property Location within Florianopolis Area


Saco Grande is a quiet, prestigious, secure area appreciated for many reasons:  view, convenience to town, shopping and beaches. 


Neighbours are very friendly, generally educated professional types as a rule.


The actual neighbourhood, known as Caio Big Condominium, where the house is located is a very exclusive area with just a few beautifull villas set on a hilltop surrounded by Atlantic Forest vegetation.


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 for 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).


Property Deposits & Payments Terms

To be discussed in due course.

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 approx 2% (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) - see below
  • With regard to lawyers 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 the lawyer advise you not to proceed, then 50% of the agreed legal fee is payable.


    Property Running Costs


  • Council Tax (per year): approx. R$ 1,050.00

  • Monthly utility expenses shall 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 (usually around 1% of the property value per year) 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.

  • In Florianópolis where property for long-term rental is scarce, this property has great potential in generating a steady income.

  • Also, an increasing number of expatriates are arriving in Florianópolis with their families in search for top-end rental accommodation which turns this house into a good investment opportunity.

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

  • * 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).