Cali: The Main House @ Casa Tlalli in Mirantao


Entire cottage hosted by Wilbert

4 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 baths
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Casa Tlalli is a​n evolving work of love. Tlalli means Earth in Nahuatl, one of Mexico's original languages. Situated in the Serra da Mantiqueira in the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais, between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo cities, in the grounds of a former goat cheese production farm. This is an area whose landscape and vibe is reminiscent of the Catskills or the Cotswolds. I have two spaces the Main house and another reconverted pen, also available in airbnb.

Instagram: #casatlalli

The space
Home description. I have large 3 bedroom home with wooden floors and ceilings, with exposed wooden beams and terracotta tiles. The whole house is flooded with light. The walls and nooks are adorned with modern and indigenous Brazilian and African art; complemented by a library with titles in English/ French/ Spanish/ German and even Chinese (I love learning Mandarin). There is an ofuro, not square like the traditional Japanese style, but rounded, where you can sit in hot water overlooking the mountain. The house has been recently repainted and renovated.

The bedrooms. There is a master bedroom in the second floor with an attached bathroom and bathtub. Here you have windows from all sides and wooden floors that keep the warmth on those colder winter days. We have a guest bedroom in the bottom floor and a third contiguous bedroom that we use call the “Office”. The Office has a long table to write, read, work and draw as well as a projector for viewing films in the evening. These two bedrooms share a separate bathroom set up in beautiful blue tiles.

Other surprising features.
We have two beautiful horses that have recuperating in the property after years of working in other farms. At Casa Tlalli, they only feed on abundant grass and cavort all around. We only have one riding saddle. Let us know if you want ride ahead of time.

We have a path to our stream. Feel free to go down and take dip in the natural pools.

The landscape. Casa Tlalli is made up of 49 hectares; 7 hectares of farmed land and 42 hectares of protected forest that is connected to the Itatiaia National Park.

The property is mountainous, but the house and the pen sit on two small plateaus right at the foot of the mountain. The Pen sits below the entrance and the house about 500mts above. The diagram shows the property perimeter and the photo above the location of the house and pen relative to the mountains

We have a natural spring sprouting in the property and that joins the river downstream that merge with other streams that eventually become Cachoeria da Prata (Silver Waterfall) about 800mts below. We have a second stream on the west of the property that does not spring from the property.

Where you'll sleep

1 double bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Mirantão, Minas Gerais, Brazil

We are located in the Serra da Mantiqueira, a mountain range located in the the states of Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Casa Tlalli is located in the Minas Gerais side in the municipality of Bocaina de Minas, across the Pedra da Prata - a huge stone monolith, about 800mts from the Cachoeira da Prata waterfall. We are part of the Waterfall Circuit of the region.

​Casa Tlalli borders the Itatiaia National Park micro region, the first national park in Brazil. The landscapes are breathtaking, the vegetation lush and the mountains keep the silence and serenity of the land and its inhabitants. The region is known for its abundant water that maintains great biodiversity.

​Our region in particular is known for its counterculture vibe. The little towns of Visconde de Maua and Maringa - about 45minutes from us - are a treasure trove of culture in a rural setting. From the quirky Beatles bar to a Tibetan buddhist center and even a Jazz Bar. The cultural center at Visconde can hook you up to all the cultural events and various ateliers; we live right across from the former atelier of famed Brazilian pop-artist - Rubens Gerchman. Moreover the whole region is known for its outdoors lifestyle from mountain biking to mountain climbing (love the Pedra Selada and we do it often) or even paragliding.

​There is a relative recent documentary on the region - Caminhos da Mantiqueira (Trails of the Mantiqueira - in Portuguese only) - that can provide further background on this amazingly beautiful and culturally rich region. We are incredibly proud and GRATEFUL for being part of this community.

Hosted by Wilbert

  1. Joined in June 2012
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I am from Mexico, currently living in Brazil. Enjoy the arts, in particular photography and cinema. Highly interested in indigenous cultures globally and education. Always interested in a good book recommendation and in meeting eclectic individuals. Tlalli is a respite from the very urban Sao Paulo (which I also enjoy).
I am from Mexico, currently living in Brazil. Enjoy the arts, in particular photography and cinema. Highly interested in indigenous cultures globally and education. Always interest…


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During your stay

I will probably not be in the house when you are there, BUT, there is a house manager to host you.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $119

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