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For sale: Gorgeous villa on a hillside overlooking Lagoa da Conceição

Villa / House in Lagoa da Conceição, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina

Additional Documents

The Guardian 2005 Floripa Article.pdf

Escape from America Floripa article.pdf

Florianópolis - The Guardian 2007.pdf

Florianópolis Presentation 2009 eng.pdf

New York Times Florianópolis 2008.pdf


£654,545 / $1,011,236 / €800,000 / R$1,800,000

5 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms

Ref: PBSC1050

General Summary

  • 20 minutes' drive to Florianopolis International Airport
  • 20 minutes' drive to Florianopolis city centre
  • Local restaurants and bars
  • All amenities close at hand
  • The best nightlife in town


The Property Offers: 

  • Plot size: 1600 sq. mt. 
  • Built-up area: 420 sq. mt.
  • 05 bedrooms
  • 02 living-rooms
  • 02 gourmet kitchens
  • Private swimming-pool
  • Spacious barbecue area

Florianopolis Property
Overview - PBSC1050

Located in the heart of Florianópolis, island capital city of the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil,

this 3-bedroom exclusive luxury villa with private guest house boasts beautiful vaulted ceilings,

wooden floors, high-end custom-designed furniture, an expansive outdoor BBQ patio area with private pool,

3-car garage, large master suite with Jacuzzi, and fully-equipped gourmet kitchens.

Enjoy sweeping views of the lagoon, ocean, and lush mountains from every room of this exclusive property!


The house is located in an exclusive residential area in what used to be a charming fishing village called

Canto dos Araçás, and sits on a hillside overlooking the picturesque Lagoa de Conceição (lagoon).

The neighbourhood of “Lagoa” upon the lagoon is the centre of the island's best nightlife and boutique

shopping – the hottest spot on the island. Less than one mile from the house you will find Lagoa’s cafes,

restaurants, pubs/bars, and hip nightclubs.

Luxurious and comfortable in a perfect location with endless options for recreational and leisurely activities,

dining and nightlife close at hand.

Less than two miles from the property are gorgeous Mole and Joaquina beaches. These beaches are

famous for their natural beauty, the great sunbathing spots and, of course, the surf.

The property is equipped with luxury furnishings and amenities. Please watch a video by clicking here.


·         Samsung Home Theatre system and Optima HD projector

·         Solid wood floors

·         High vaulted ceilings

·         Mood lighting throughout the house

·         Three-car garage

·         Formal dining room

·         Washing machine/laundry room

·         Maid’s quarters with single bed and bathroom

·         High-quality linens provided

·         Cable/satellite TV

·         Bose sound system

·         DVD player

·         Land line

·         Wi-Fi internet

·         Wood fireplace

·         Private pool

·         Indoor wood Jacuzzi in master bath

·         Vegetable garden & citrus trees

·         Professional landscaping

·         Kid friendly: guard rails and sandbox

·         Alarm security system/5 security cameras

·         Secure gated entry



·         Two fully-equipped gourmet kitchens with marble countertops

·         Custom-designed bar off kitchen in main house

·         Cookware & utensils

·         Refrigerator and Freezer

·         Dishwasher

·         Microwave


Living room

·         Custom made 15 ft. L shaped chenille sofa

·         Stone fireplace

·         Custom-made bar


Master Bedroom Suite

·         Large master bedroom with king-size bed, vaulted wood ceilings, wood floors, and sliding glass doors to balcony

·         Large bathroom with double sinks

·         Wood Jacuzzi with water and jungle views

·         Workout area/office space

·         Entire suite has incredible water & jungle views

·         Walk-in closet

·         LCD TV with Sky HD TV

·         Balcony


Other Bedrooms in Main House

·         Room with double bed & single sofa bed with jungle/water views

·         Room with double bed with lake and jungle views

·         Maid’s quarters with single bed and bathroom


Outdoor Features

·         Expansive outdoor BBQ patio area

·         Charcoal grill, stove, and pizza oven

·         Tables seating 20 people

·         Over 1,000 sq.f. of deck space: three wooden decks and balcony

·         Poolside furniture

·         Sound system

·         Hammocks

·         Custom outdoor mood lighting


Guest House

·         One-bedroom, 700 sq.f. with ocean views

·         Queen bed and pull-out chenille sofa

·         Brand new gourmet kitchen

·         Wooden deck with hammock

·         Sky HD TV

·         Wi-Fi and phone line

  Air conditioning


Property Location within Santa Catarina


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).


Property Location within Florianópolis


Lagoa da Conceição is a small town located on the eastern side of the Island of Santa Catarina, where Florianópolis, the capital city of the state of Santa Catarina is located. It is a popular tourist destination due to its unique environment, Azorean culture and widespread water-sports activity. 

Lagoa offers an array of international restaurants, from sushi to Thai to American style food, and is a popular nightlife destination.


The vibe in Lagoa is mostly popular with bohemian types and surfers. Lagoa da Conceição’s central location makes it a popular choice for short-stay accommodation. Guest-houses, rental houses and apartments and even a boutique hotel can be found here. Easy access to the town centre and most parts of the Island as well as a good public transport service have contributed to the growth of this former fishing village.


Lagoa da Conceição is an excellent alternative to the beach. Being positioned on the lagoon, there are many options for water sports such as boating, kayaking, water skiing and kite and windsurfing.   Lagoa also offers a few athletic facilities where you can work out, practice yoga or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. 


The Lagoa da Conceição town is one of Florianópolis most sought-after locations to live in all year round. It features high quality houses and apartment blocks as well as good schools and all sorts of excellent infrastructure. Nicely urbanised, Lagoa also offers a large variety of shops and boutiques and a pleasant environment for a relaxing break.

Lagoa is no longer a 'summer' destination. It has become a busy place with life of its own all-year-round. Buying property at this location as pure investment has proven to be the sure thing in terms of financial return.

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 many 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 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 15-20% 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).