UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa

Trancoso, Brazil

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • One-way transfer from UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa to Porto Seguro Airport (BPS)
  • One special lunch tasting menu at Beach Bar during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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PROPERTY SIZE: 11 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Eclectic
VIBE: Casual
Beach Local Immersion Wellness

UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa

Address:
Praça São João Batista
Quadrado Histórico
Trancoso, 45818-000
Brazil
Nearest Airport:
Porto Seguro (BPS)
15 mi / 24 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • 24-hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Culinary Program
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Restaurant
  • Villas

Services

  • Concierge Desk
  • House Safe
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Room Service
  • Turndown Service
  • Wedding Services


Recreation
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Water Sports


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers

About Us

Brazil’s Southern Bahia region is famed for its tropical climate and hundreds of kilometers of pristine beaches.

In 1586 Jesuit missionaries travelling in the area founded Trancoso, carving out of the rainforest a grassy town-square overlooking the sea and surrounding it by fifty simple casas and a small church. This area, known as the Quadrado, has been preserved for centuries and is today one of the most picturesque settings in Brazil.

By carefully restoring 5 of the Quadrado’s historic casas and creating new ones with local artisans using traditional building methods and reclaimed materials, designer Wilbert Das opened UXUA Casa Hotel in May 2009.

UXUA’s 11 casas range from 1 to 3 bedrooms, and offer the space and privacy of a stay in a private home complimented by hotel services delivered with all the hospitality typical of the region.

The hotel blends seamlessly into its environment, with 7,000 square meters of private gardens holding an internationally acclaimed restaurant, aventurine quartz pool, lounge, spa, and gym. The UXUA grounds are for the exclusive use of hotel guests, and are complimented by a rustic beach lounge a short walk from the hotel through protected Atlantic mangrove.

Best of the Best

Its name is pronounced "Oo-shoo-ah," yet the moment you arrive at this boutique hotel, you’ll simply say "Ahh." In the heart of Trancoso, a sleepy fishing village along the Bahian coast, UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa features 11 casas around a garden and the 16th-century town square. Restored by designer Wilbert Das with local artisans using reclaimed materials and local artworks, antique casas feature one to three bedrooms, full kitchens and open-air bathrooms—some with private plunge pools and Jacuzzis. Relax at the beach lounge, try the Brazilian sport of capoeira or Bahian cooking classes, and follow up with an organic spa treatment.

Hotel Tip

UXUA’s beach is exquisite, but the pool also beckons with its 40,000 green aventurine quartz stones, believed to hold healing powers.

Location

Address
Praça São João Batista
Quadrado Histórico
Trancoso, 45818-000
Brazil
Nearest Airport
Porto Seguro (BPS), 15 Miles / 24 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

SEU PEDRINHO

SEU PEDRINHO

HISTORIC QUADRADO'S MOST SPACIOUS 1-BEDROOM CASA • 135 M²/1350 SQM • QUADRADO VIEW FROM EVERY ROOM • OUTDOOR SEATING/DINING AVAILABLE • PRIVATE GARDEN LOUNGE OFF BEDROOM

Seu Pedrinho once called this home. He was a fisherman as well as a legendary festeiro, organizer of local festivals in Trancoso held to honor the town’s patron saints such as São Brás (Saint Blaze) and São Sebastião (Saint Sebastian). These annual events, as opposed to Carnival, are the most important celebrations on the local calendar. Seu Pedrinho was a passionate soul who loved life - especially music and dancing – and his spirit still lives on in this area of the Quadrado with small, locally run cafes frequently hosting Bahian musicians or organizing nights of dancing forro or samba.

This is among the most photographed homes of Trancoso, with its brilliant magenta color inspired by the area's oldest bougainvillea growing directly in front of the house with a rustic picnic table and chairs resting in its shade – a perfect location for a meal or a drink, or just to enjoy the rhythm and spectacle of Quadrado life. The interior is no less colorful and inviting: airy, bright spaces, smooth wooden floors, views over the grassy Quadrado from every room, Bahian art and antiques, a well-stocked bar, cozy private garden at the rear with lounge chairs perfect for sunbathing or a siesta. Casa Pedrinho features two bathrooms – one with a double shower – and a spacious bedroom with canopy bed. This near-utopian location and atmosphere offers a sense of close community for which Trancoso is famed, all in a casa which remains a singular piece of Trancoso’s history.

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GULAB MAHAL

2-BEDROOMS WITH ENSUITE BATH • 215 M² / 2150 SQM • FACES HISTORIC QUADRADO • QUADRADO VIEW FROM MOST ROOMS • UNIQUE HERITAGE • OUTDOOR SEATING/DINING AVAILABLE • TIERED GARDENS IN KITCHEN • MEZZANINE LIVING AREA

Named after the Indian-inspired additions contributed by its recent hippie owners, Gulab Mahal is a fusion of Portuguese and Southeast Asian, with a generous dash of native Bahian thrown in for good measure. This two-bedroom, traditional fisherman's house boasts carved hardwood trims on windows and doors, decorative stained-glass, and even a raised mezzanine 'meditation' area, plus tiered gardens, indoor/outdoor kitchen and stunning views of Trancoso's historic Quadrado. Rustic table and chairs sit shaded in front of the casa in the heart of the Quadrado. In short: it's a history lesson of immigration to Trancoso, from the Portuguese Jesuits in the 1500’s to the international hippies of the 20th century.

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ZÉ E ZILDA

3-BEDROOMS EACH WITH ENSUITE BATH • 211 M² / 2110 SQM • FACES HISTORIC QUADRADO • OUTDOOR SEATING/DINING AVAILABLE • PRIVATE GARDEN PATIO • QUADRADO VIEW FROM LIVING ROOM, KITCHEN, AND EATING AREA • DETACHED 3RD SUITE

For an authentic dose of Trancoso, guests can do little better than this traditional fishermen's house that faces the Quadrado and can sleep up to six – ideal for visiting families or friends who simply cannot bear to be separated. A fully-equipped kitchen and adjacent sitting room and bar all offer spectacular Quadrado views, while a rustic table in front of the casa turns al fresco dinner parties into a reality. Two bedrooms sit in the main house, one on the second floor, with the third an independent garden suite with cushion-strewn outdoor patio. All rooms bear UXUA's trademark airiness and locally sourced home decor. Finally, ensuite bathrooms ensure maximum privacy amid the housemates.

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SEU IRÊNIO

1-BEDROOM • 120 M²/1200 SQM • FACES HISTORIC QUADRADO • PLUNGE POOL & PATIO • ABUNDANT QUADRADO VIEWS • OUTDOOR BATHTUB IN SUCCULENT GARDEN • OUTDOOR SEATING/DINING AVAILABLE

This lovingly restored colonial casa offers indulgent comfort, but also a taste of traditional Quadrado life. It sits on a privileged position next-door to a native family who still regularly socialize and play music in front of their casa in the traditional style. The atmosphere inside is of authenticity as well, but reinterpreted in a form best labeled 'rustic modernism'. Light streams through glass tiles hidden within a traditional roof; rooms are open to offer spectacular Quadrado views; the lone bedroom features a private garden with a tub and wooden showers open to the sky; a hidden patio holds a covered pergola and private pool, and of course a cozy picnic table sits on the Quadrado.

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ESTÚDIO

1-BEDROOM • 92 M²/920 SQM • UTOPIAN ARTIST STUDIO • LUSH GARDEN VIEW • INDOOR/OUTDOOR BATHROOM WITH TREETRUNK SINKS & VERTICAL GARDEN • VAST TERRACE • 2 PATIOS

Estudio features acres of space, sturdy antique furniture and rustic local accents that meld to form the perfect Bahian artist's studio. What that means: lush greenery afforded by an indoor/outdoor bathroom featuring a large vertical garden, sinks carved from old tree trunks dug out of UXUA’s garden, double-wooden shower heads, and one wall opening onto a mammoth veranda and private garden. There's more: walk-in closets, mini-kitchen, private patio, and unparalleled access to the healing waters of UXUA's one-of-a-kind green aventurine quartz pool – a cool oasis at daytime and a beacon of muted light in the evening.

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QUINTAL DA GLÓRIA

1-BEDROOM • 80 M²/800 SQM • 2ND FLOOR PANORAMIC GARDEN VIEWS • SPACIOUS OUTDOOR BALCONY WITH DAYBED AND EATING AREA • INDOOR/OUTDOOR BATH • HIGH CEILING & PITCHED TRADITIONAL ROOF

Perfect for couples or honeymooners, this airy one-bedroom apartment appears cocooned in the sheltering arms of a mango tree. Need a place to sunbathe in the company of only occasional monkeys and tropical birds? An open balcony with covered eating area and deep sofa overlooking UXUA’s garden and gleaming aventurine quartz pool just might fit the bill. Desire a place to shower à deux, complete with views of the surrounding greenery? A bathroom with double shower heads and open views across the treetops does the trick. A mini-kitchen, walk-in closets and pristine canopy bed round out this pretty picture.

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CASA DA ÁRVORE

1-BEDROOM TREEHOUSE • 139 M²/1390 SQM • LUSH GARDEN VIEW • SPLIT-LEVEL • BUILT FROM RECLAIMED WOOD • TRADITIONAL THATCH ROOF • ENSUITE BATH • WOODEN OUTDOOR TUB • PRIVATE GARDEN & PATIO WITH TRADITIONAL WOODEN SWING

Tree-house constructed of recycled wood and thatched roof with outdoor tub and captivating private garden. This elevated tree house fantasy sprawls across three levels, with its “green” credentials coming from the recycled wood that makes up its walls, its traditional, hand-woven thatched roof, and the abundant recycled and organic materials throughout its interior. Yet despite rustic appearance, this is no ascetic hippie enclave: little luxuries (and big surprises) are hidden throughout, including a large covered veranda/al fresco living room with hammock and bar, the bathroom’s double shower, and a spa tub on the outdoor deck. Guests shouldn’t miss the hanging swing underneath the casa, a perfect site for a private sundowner with a significant other.

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EUGENIA

2-BEDROOMS WITH ENSUITE BATH • 228 M² / 2280 SQM • PRIVATE POOL AND LOUNGE • MOST SPACIOUS HOUSE ON THE PROPERTY • LUSH GARDEN VIEW • INDOOR/OUTDOOR KITCHEN • VAST LIVING AREA & COVERED GARDEN DINING

The most palatial of UXUA's casas, Eugenia gets all the angles right. Garden location amid masses of verdant greenery. Outdoor dining terrace for al fresco dinner parties. Master suite with warehouse-sized bathroom, complete with antique tub. Vast living area spilling out to a patio deck complete with pool and outdoor rustic shower. Add overarching views of UXUA's private gardens, a second bedroom suite with private balcony, indoor/outdoor kitchen, bright, airy spaces and the surrounding cocoon of trees - indeed, some poke through the roof - and you've got the grande dame of the UXUA property, christened after one of the most prominent of the casa's trees. Of course, this grande dame loves green: with some surprising eco-conscious touches including a sofa covered with canvas material recycled from Amazonian truck covers.

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SEU JOÃO

1-BEDROOM • 125 M²/1250 SQM • PRIVATE POOL WITH HYDRO-MASSAGE • LUSH GARDEN VIEW • OUTDOOR SHOWER • SPACIOUS PATIO AND LOUNGE WITH TROPICAL PERGOLA • BATHROOM WITH INTERIOR GARDEN

Appearances can deceive. What at first looks like a traditional fishermen’s bungalow transforms upon entering into a gleaming, bright hideaway, worthy of any million-dollar music mogul. An entire wall of the house opens up and reveals views of a lush private courtyard and deck, crowned with the casa’s own swimming pool with hydro-massage jets. Private patio, outdoor shower, rustic pergola, poolside loungers, check all the boxes epitomizing the perfect Bahian lifestyle: bringing what’s outdoors to the indoors, and then back again.

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NOZINHO

2-BEDROOMS WITH ENSUITE BATH • 165 M² / 165 SQM • LUSH GARDEN VIEW • BRIGHT, AIRY KITCHEN & LIVING • COVERED PATIO WITH OUTDOOR DINING • LARGE PRIVATE GARDENS • ULTRA-PRIVATE BEDROOMS AT OPPOSITE ENDS OF CASA

A unique casa, with UXUA's typical rustic-modernism exchanged in this instance for a playful abundance of color and light. Nozinho sports sofa-fuls of light-toned throw pillows, an impressive yet welcoming dining area and scores of homey details. Tucked into a residential alley at the rear of UXUA's garden, Nozinho includes a private gate, a large kitchen, massive outdoor eating area and private garden.

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TERRAÇO DO CÉU

1-BEDROOM • 120 M²/1200 SQM • PLUNGE POOL ON ROOFTOP DECK • PANORAMIC VIEW OVER QUADRADO & OLD TRANCOSO • RESTORED ARTIST'S ATELIER • CERAMIC SHOWER HEADS • SCULPTED BATHTUB • PRIVATE GARDEN PATIO

This one-time atelier of a ceramic artist is now a spectacular one-bedroom casa with an innovative open floor-plan, its interior appointed with custom furnishings by designer Wilbert Das, hand-made objects produced locally in collaboration with artisans. Unique in all Trancoso, a flat roof holds a splendid deck with swimming pool, sofas and covered pergola offering views out over the ceramic roof-tiles of old Trancoso and onto the Historic Quadrado, or through trees of the Atlantic rainforest to glimpse mangroves and the Atlantic ocean.

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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Beach, Local Immersion, Wellness
Vibe Casual
Room Style Eclectic
Number of Rooms 11
Check-In Time 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Subject to availability.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

* CONFIRMATION POLICY - To confirm a reservation UXUA Casa Hotel asks for 100% of the total amount in advance.

Cancellation Policy

* CANCELLATION POLICY - Upon receipt of payment confirming a reservation UXUA does not issue reimbursements or refunds. In the event of guest cancellation a penalty is calculated according to the formula below and any remaining balance is available for use as a guest credit for accommodation within 180 days of the original arrival date, based upon availability. If such credit is not used by the guest within 180 days it will be automatically canceled.

  • Penalty for cancellation requested more than 30 days prior to arrival: 10%
  • Penalty for cancellation requested 15 – 30 days prior to arrival: 50%
  • Penalty for cancellation requested less than 15 days prior to arrival or No Show: 100%
Accepted Forms of Payment

Credit card and deposit.

Terms & Conditions

Renovations for 2018: July 3-12, 2017

  • UXUA’s property including restaurant, lounge, and spa, are exclusive to guests.
  • The UXUA Beach Lounge welcomes the public, keeping reserved sofas for UXUA guests, but can also be used exclusively for private functions.
  • UXUA’s eleven casas can be rented together, and the hotel has facilities for all variety of social occasions, parties, weddings, or small conferences or board meetings. Contact info@uxua.com for more information.


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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • One-way transfer from UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa to Porto Seguro Airport (BPS)
  • One special lunch tasting menu at Beach Bar during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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