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Villa / House in Ingleses do Rio Vermelho, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina

Additional Documents

About Ingleses do Rio Vermelho.doc


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

Road map of Florianópolis

£272,727 / $421,348 / €333,333 / R$750,000

4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms

Ref: PBSC1026

General Summary

  • 5 minutes' walk to beautiful Ingleses beach
  • 40 minutes' drive to Florianopolis International Airport
  • Shops, restaurants, banks, schools and clinics close at hand 
  • Florianópolis city centre approx. 20 Mins drive

The Property Offers: 

  • Property Size: 260 + patio with swimming-pool
  • Plot size: 15,21 m x 70 m = 1,065
  • Built in 2007
  • 1 en-suite bedroom with closet
  • 3 other bedrooms 
  • Roof fans in all bedrooms
  • 04 bathrooms in total
  • Open plan living, dining, kitchen and barbecue area
  • Fireplace
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Private swimming pool
  • Large underground clutter room
  • Car shelter
  • Solar panel energy system
  • Prime location just 400 m from the sea

Florianópolis Property
Overview - PBSC1026

Set in one of the most pleasant areas of Ingleses do Rio Vermelho, a highly appreciated neighbourhood in sought-after northern region of Florianópolis on the island of Santa Catarina, this beautiful house uses top-of-the range materials to realise a functional, smart architectural project. 1 en-suite bedroom, 3 other bedrooms, a total of 4 bathrooms, open plan kitchen, living, dining and barbecue area. Built on a 1,065 plot leaning against the foot of the hills which are part of the local permanent preservation area, just 400 m from the sea, this magnificent property features a large patio with swimming-pool, laundry room and an ample terrace on top of the car shelter. Solar heating system with electrical support. G
as supply, washing machine and dishwasher installation. Calm, quiet and safe neighbourhood near all facilities and amenities such as shops, restaurants, banks and clinics, a mere 20 minutes' drive to Florianópolis town centre. Good public transport service, schools, etc. close at hand. Ingleses is a beautiful beach suitable for families as well as an excellent surfing spot. Perfect as permanent dwelling, holiday home or pure investment. Real estate appreciation rate in Ingleses is around 20% per year. During the summer, this property may be easily let out at the current rate of R$ 1,000.00 per day.


Property Location within Florianópolis Area


Located on the north of the Island of Santa Catarina, just 36 Km from Florianópolis town centre, Ingleses do Rio Vermelho or simply Praia dos Ingleses (Ingleses Beach) is the neighbourhood that is most highly populated by all-year residents in the region. Large investment has been made in the last few years to provide Ingleses with good infrastructure.

The origin of the name 'Ingleses' derives from the belief that an English ship sank nearby many years ago and some members of its crew settled there. From then on, the beach would then have been known as 'Englishmen's Beach'.

The five kilometre long strip of white sand bathed by the green water of the open ocean is the main attraction at Ingleses. The sea, with its 22°C on average in summer and medium-sized waves, ensures pleasant bathing.   Ingleses is also a good surfing spot on many days when well-formed waves make surfers happy. In colder months, Ingleses fishermen go after schools of fish travelling north in search for warmer waters and sell their catch to local restaurants, fish shops and fish packing companies.

The dunes lying between Ingleses and Praia do Santinho are a natural attraction not to be missed where sandboarding is practised by people of all ages. A 4-kilometre trail over the dunes leading from one beach to the other is an interesting outing.

Ingleses features a large number of hotels and guest-houses, restaurants, clinics, all sorts of shops and public and private schools as well as branches and ATMs of four large banks. It is a pleasant place to live, quite near the town centre and served by a good bus service.


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 but with fitted kitchen.
We can assist in providing all sorts of furniture at competitive rates in the Florianopolis area. Quotations can 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.


Property Deposits & Payments Terms

It is usual that with resale properties the full payment is made upon contract exchange (approx. 4 to 8 weeks from signing contracts and paying deposits).  A deposit of approx £2,000 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 801.00 BRL) of the purchase price (payable to the notary) 
  • Notary Fees is approx 1% of the purchase price (Max of 805.00 BRL)
  • 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 400.00 BRL)
  • UK / Brazilian Lawyer (optional but recommended) - see below
  • Admin / Processing if Property below £50k (includes all processing costs) - No Charge

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

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


  • Council Tax (per year): R$ 1,200.00
  • Utility expenses shall depende 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

    Ask about rental projections. Each specific area within Florianopolis and Santa Caterina vary, depending on location and property.  Tourist demands are high in Florianopolis.  There is a mix of rental opportunity from long term contracts to short term holiday lets. 

    In Florianopolis, most hotels and guest-houses are largely booked and tourist visits to the city are increasing year on year. Short-stay rentals are highly sought-after here especially in the summer months (from Christmas to the end of February).

    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).