For me, this was an ideal place to stay in Parati. In the historic center, only a block or two from shops, as well as the waterfront. The room was simple but beautifully decorated. The pousada has a beautifully landscaped courtyard and several common rooms, where you can relax on sofas, chairs, or hammocks with plenty of interesting books, magazines, and videos available. Everywhere you look there is an interesting painting, historic map, sculpture, antique furniture, etc. It is like visiting the home of a friend who is a great host with a flair for design. There are no TV sets in the rooms, adding to the peacefulness of the place. Very highly recommended!