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FOR SALE: Maisonette just 500 m from the beach

Villa / House in Santinho, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina

£200,000 / $308,989 / €244,444 / R$550,000

4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms

Ref: PBSC1045


General Summary

  • 4 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


Plot: 560


Built area: 200

  • Maisonette comprising 2 identical one-storey houses each containing:
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • living-room
  • partially furnished kitchen-diner
  • laundry-room
  • barbecue area

Florianopolis Property
Overview - PBSC1045

For sale: maisonette containing two 2-bedroom houses (top and bottom floors) which may easily be converted into one 4-bedroom house if desired.  560 plot beautifully landscaped into a colourful, well-kept garden. Both houses contain living-room, partially furnished kitchen-diner, bathroom, laundry-room and barbecue area.
The bottom-floor house has covered parking space for 1 car and the top-floor house has a balcony with fantastic sea view.
Located between the main road and the beach, the best location in any seaside area, and  just 500 m from the sea, the value of this property increases at a much faster rate than in any other area of the neighbourhood. An rare investment opportunity!

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 the 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

This maisonette requires a few finishing touches such as fitting railings on the stairs and the top-floor balcony.

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): To be advised 
    • 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).