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FOR SALE: brand new 2-bedroom apartment in Canasvieiras

Apartment in Canasvieiras, 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

Escape from America Floripa article.doc

£90,909 / $140,449 / €111,111 / R$250,000

2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms

Ref: PBSC1034

General Summary

  • 2 minutes' walk to beach
  • 27 km from Florianópolis city centre
  • 45 minutes' drive to Florianópolis International Airport
  • Restaurants, bars, night-clubs and all sorts of amenities close at hand
  • Banks, supermarkets, shops, pharmacies, medical clinics, etc. nearby


The Development / Communal Building Offers:

  • Party lounge with barbecue
  • Swimming-pool
  • Garage
  • 24-hour on-duty caretaker
  • Access to Internet
  • Excellent location near the sea and all amenities but away from busy areas
  • Top building standards and materials
  • Lift


The Property Offers: 

  • 1 en-suite bedroom
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Open plan living/dining-room/kitchen
  • Laundry-room
  • Barbecue on balcony

Florianopolis Property
Overview - PBSC1034

FOR SALE: Brand new, top construction standard two bedroom apartment for sale in the most exclusive area of Canasvieiras, a traditional seaside neighbourhood in Florianópolis. Open plan living, dining-room and kitchen. One en-suite bedroom. One other bedroom and a bathroom. Laundry-room. Barbecue on balcony. Two-storey building with party lounge with barbecues, swimming-pool and garage. Just 100 m from the sea and near all sorts of amenities. This apartment has never been used so the new owners will be able to decorate it to their taste.  Fantastic opportunity for living or short/long-term rental or as pure investment.


Property Location within Florianopolis Area


In the 1980s, Argentinean tourists flocked to Canasvieiras, turning this seaside neighbourhood in the island city of Florianópolis from a mere fishing village into a true tourist location.  Canasvieiras, which is located on the north of the Island of Santa Catarina has around 4,000 permanent residents in the low season and over 20,000 in the high season (December to March). Set between the beaches of Jurerê and Cachoeira do Bom Jesus, Canasvieiras is 27 km north of Florianópolis city centre.

This beach-neighbourhood offers all sorts of leisure options including banana-boat and disco-boat, guided diving, schooner trips to nearby island such as the one where the Santa Cruz de Anhatomirim Fortress is located, now a marine research centre, and the famous Ilha do Francês believed to have been inhabited by a general from Napoleon's army seeking shelter after the defeat at Waterloo in 1815.

All sorts of shops, supermarkets, banks, post office, travel agencies, police station, mini-shopping centres, car rental companies and medical clinics, may be found in Canasvieiras. Everything is open till very late so shopping is not a problem.

As far as eating out is concerned, Canasvieiras features all sorts of restaurants including barbecue and pizza parlours, pasta, typical local food and seafood restaurants, snack bars, ice-cream buffets and a McDonald's kiosk.  


Accommodation is varied with luxury hotels, guest-houses, hostels, short-stay house and apartment rental and camping sites.

In Canasvieiras, the fine, white sand meets the green, warm, calm sea which is ideal for the practice of water sports.


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 property is sold unfurnished.

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 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 
    • Condo Fee (per month): To be advised
    • Utility bills will depend on consumption.
  • To obtain amounts 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 apartment 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).