Stay In the Beachfront Villa Where Edward and Bella Honeymooned In Twilight


Twilight fans will remember the luxe private island villa where Bella and Edward stayed after getting married in Breaking Dawn – Part 1.

In the Stephenie Meyer-authored series, the lovers spent their honeymoon on a private island called Isle Esme, a property Carlisle Cullen had purchased for his wife.

In reality, the location used to film these formative scenes, whereby Bella and Edward get down for the first time and ultimately create a half-vampire, half-human baby, was at a luxurious property located in Paraty, Brazil.

Paraty is a small town backed by mountains on Brazil’s Costa Verde coastline, between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. While the home used for filming is not actually on a private island as the film would have viewers believe, it is positioned between two small hills, making it completely secluded and free of neighbours.

Even better? It’s available to rent now on Vrbo, an American vacation rental platform.

Image: Vrbo

The home itself, designed by Brazilian architecture firm Bernardes + Jacobsen, spans over 3,500 square-metres, has six bedrooms with capacity for 12 people in total, eight bathrooms, and is accessed exclusively via boat or helicopter.

The tropical-inspired home is designed to appear as a treehouse for adults and blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings via floor-to-ceiling doors that open onto an expensive balcony, generous use of skylights within the home, and huge banana trees planted throughout the space.

Eucalyptus beams reiterate the treehouse feel, while an actual wooden bridge on the second floor adds a jungle touch.

The furniture for the interiors and external balconies were sourced locally from South America and from Bali, while artisanal tiling used throughout come courtesy of Francisco Brennand, a renowned sculptor and ceramic artist in nearby Recife.

Image: Vrbo

The chance to stay here, while not actually possible at this stage due to border restrictions for Australians, does not come cheap.

The home comes with a nightly rate of US $3,225 (AU $4,486), although there’s a minimum stay of three nights, so you’re really looking at around AU $13,460 for a long weekend here. Divide that by 12, though, and it’s about $1,121 per person — which isn’t cheap, but it’s also not entirely outrageous.

Probably worth noting though that you will have to pay an additional and likely hefty fee if you plan on breaking the bed like Edward.

You can peruse the property more closely on Vrbo now.

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