Everything about our stay was fantastic. The first is the location of the place. It’s off the beaten path and nestled in and unspoiled valley that overlooks the city with the most magnificent view. The construction of the place is tastefully done with stone and wood creating a natural feeling that blends into the environment. The space is a dream for anyone who has a connection to nature and sustainability including solar energy and an organic garden. We enjoyed various salads, vegetables, and delicious mulberries. The beach is about two kilometers away – – while it is walkable, it’s advisable to take a car. There were very few people on the beach whenever we went and we had it all to ourselves a number of times. Marilia was a fantastic host. She assisted us whenever we needed and gave us valuable tips so we could fully enjoy our stay. She even invited us to a local get together with food, singing, dancing, which was a highlight of our stay. Although the place does not have its own Internet access, we were able to get a Sim chip on the island which enabled us to have excellent access from any part of the house and property, as well as the beaches and the entire island. We were very inspired by Marilia’s vision of creating a place to impart knowledge about perma culture and sustainability. It added a very special dimension to our stay. I would highly recommend this gem of a place if you’re looking for being in a quiet paradise in unspoiled beauty away from the hustle and bustle of superficial, touristy places. It was really something of an adventure – – will surely be back!