The growing community of Hosts on Airbnb welcomes one of the most influential names in northeastern music and a large presence in Brazilian national culture. Brazilian singer-songwriter Alceu Valença is embracing the experience of hosting through Airbnb and is listing his home Sobrado Alceu Valença, a colorful property located on the same grounds as Casa Estação da Luz in Olinda, Brazil, a city designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The property stands out for its imperial style architecture, also for the magnificence of its constructed area. Preserving the original characteristics of its construction, both the Sobrado Alceu Valença and the Casa Estação da Luz, which since 2022 has been operating as a center of art and culture in Brazil, reflect the singer’s creative soul. It was no coincidence that it was the venue chosen to celebrate the wedding of Alceu Valença to Yanê Montenegro back in 2004. Moreover, Casa Estação da Luz also inherited the name of one of his most emblematic songs, whose lyrics are stamped on the staircase which provides access to the listing.
Now, the space is available only on Airbnb to offer fans and guests a stay immersed in tradition in the heart of Olinda’s historic center. “This house is very important to me and for those who have followed my work throughout the years. Being able to host it on Airbnb and receive guests who value culture as much as I do is a gift and an incredible pleasure,” says Alceu, who turned 77 on July 1.
On the road since the early 1970s, Alceu Valença has celebrated the traditions of the Northeast with enthusiasm and emphasizes the importance for his guests to get to know the destination they are visiting thoroughly.
“Olinda is a tropical and joyful city that values the tradition of popular culture. It has exuberant hillsides and a rich historical center, besides one of the most famous carnivals in the country.”
Alceu Valença, singer and songwriter
This last Carnival, Alceu thrilled his fans by appearing at the window of his house on the hillsides of Olinda, singing to a crowd of people who were enjoying the pre-carnival festivities in the city. The video went viral on social media, leading to comments praising Alceu as “An Olinda tradition”.
About the Sobrado Alceu Valença stay
The house is located just in the heart of the Historic Center of Olinda and nearly 12 miles from Recife’s International Airport. It has comfortable areas and useful amenities, such as wifi, air-conditioning, kitchen utensils, a breathtaking yard and incredible views.
Guests can book the Sobrado Alceu Valença beginning this Thursday, July 6, at 1:00 PM, Brasília time, at airbnb.com/h/alceuvalenca. A special1 two-night stay will be available for two guests2 who request a booking from July 21-23, for $83 USD a night3, in celebration of Alceu Valença’s birthday month. Guests are responsible for their own travel to and from Olinda.
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Except for the dates July 21-23, the Sobrado Alceu Valença will be available on Airbnb upon the availability of the Casa Estação da Luz.