Bahia, Brazil

Uxua Alma Casa Luz


Camellia-coated casa


Technicolour Trancoso

Bordered by a bright blend of Brazilian flowers, this secluded four-bedroom villa overlooks Trancoso’s honeysuckle beaches and sleepy Quadrado. Beyond the fauna-lined doors and pastel-painted walls, you’ll find an artistically quaint space that combines pristine all-white interiors with a dash of Bahia’s bohemian tapestries and a stream of natural light that flows gently through mahogany-stained shutters. The villa’s private botanical garden will continue to impress, with a terracotta-tiled terrace and a palm-lined pool, by which the days slip away in a dreamy daze interrupted only by the soft singing of Bahia’s resident blue-backed birds.

Smith Extra

Get this when you book through us:

A bottle of champagne; those staying five nights or more will also get a Smith cocktail each and one free candle-lit meal for two on the Quadrado; GoldSmiths receive a Capoeira class with teachers from Capoeira School Sul da Bahia

First Glance

  • Flower-flocked exteriors and brightly coloured walls.
  • White linen bedrooms with open-plan tiled bathrooms and a steady stream of natural light.
  • Concrete floored fully equipped kitchen with wooden island and direct garden access.
  • Bahian tapestries and kaleidoscopic screen-prints hand painted by local 20th-century artist, Kennedy Bahia.
  • 150-square-metre tiled terrace with a hammock and sofa leading down to the private swimming pool, alfresco dining area and outdoor shower.
  • Rooftop deck overlooking the wooden bridge trail to Trancoso’s sun kissed beaches.

Villa highlights

  • Enhanced natural light
  • Bright botanical gardens
  • Bohemian Bahia artwork

Sleeping arrangements

  • The villa has four bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, two with double beds and one with single beds.
  • Each room has an open-plan ensuite bathroom with a walk-in rain shower.
  • The top floor bedroom also has a private balcony and direct access to the furnished terrace.

Key kit

  • Breakfast delivered daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Sky TV
  • MP3 docking station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Oven
  • Espresso machine
  • Gardener
  • A private chef, yoga and pilates instructor, masseurs and babysitters can be arranged for an extra cost


  • There’s a 15 square-metre swimming pool lined with Bahia’s exotic flowers and palm trees that make for perfect natural shade during the hotter afternoons.
  • There are sunbeds located on the wooden deck next to the pool.


  • All the rooms in Casa Luz have wooden doors that offer direct access to the garden and pool. The three ground-floor rooms border the garden’s courtyard.
  • The living area and kitchen are located in a separate building at the back of the garden on the veranda.
  • There’s a top-floor terrace overlooking the mangrove and the bridge to Trancoso’s beaches.
  • There’s parking in the main hotel.
  • Guests can use the hotel’s gym for a daily fee. You’ll need to book a treatment to get into the spa, but many can also be done in the villa.


  • Porto Seguro Airport is an hour’s drive away. Our Smith24 team are on hand to book your flights and arrange transfers to the hotel (from BRL$330 each way for two guests, or $484 for up to four guests).
  • The villa is set along Trancoso’s famous beco, minutes from the beach on one side and the town centre on the other.
  • If you’re tempted by the exclusivity of a private jet, there’s a private landing strip at Terra Vista golf course, a 15-minute drive from the villa.

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