Located 35 miles south of international tourist destination Florianopolis and 18 miles west of the resort town Garopaba, the property sits above several of southern Brazil's most beautiful beaches, including Praia do Rosa and Guarda do Embau. Six miles of hiking trails offer spectacular eastern views of Guarda do Embau and Ibiraquera beaches and western views of the mountains in the neighboring 200,000 acre state park. As part of Brazil's Atlantic Forest, which Conservation International has named a "Hot Spot", the property is home to a wealth of tropical fauna and flora, as well as many mountain springs and three major streams that commence on the property. In order to help preserve this incredible ecosystem, 725 acres of the property have been permanently protected as a private reserve under Brazilian Federal Law. The property has two houses built with reclaimed wood and brick, one a main residence and the other a guest house. Both are located approximately 200 yards from the main gated entrance.