My home and art studio is a fully furnished one bedroom spacious 61 sq meter apartment, located in the cultural heart of São Paulo, two blocks away from MASP, Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo which faces the Trianon Park, the city's version of Central Park. As an added "perk" and since I love hammocks, I had one installed and it's probably the only apartment in the area with a hammock!
It is my home and also a working artist's studio. The living room is decorated with subtle colors and all original artwork on the walls: on one half, it's a living room and the other half I use as my studio with a good art book library. Beautiful grounds on a well kept property. It's also next door to the best movie theater in town, the Reserva Cultural. All the necessary modern comforts are included: TV, WI-Fi and telephone for local calls. We even have a hammock for a relaxing stretch which holds one person at a time.
Fully equipped kitchen, bedroom has 2 single beds with firm mattresses plus a pull out trundle bed with all linen necessary, available. Washer and a good clothes line. Great views from large windows and fantastic location: 2.5 blocks away from MASP, the Museum of Modern Art and Trianon - the equivalent of Central Park. Metro stations 1.5 blocks away as well as a taxi and bus station in front of the building. Besides being in the heart of the cultural and banking district, this avenue has 5 large shopping centers with restaurants, movie theaters, exercise academies and all sorts of smaller businesses, laundromats, hair salons, snack shops.
Half a block away, the Maksoud Plaza Hotel has restaurants and bars opened 24 hours a day, and weekly rates for a complete workout gym, a spa and a pool. Also the "Pão de Ló Bakery," across the street from the Maksoud Hotel is now opened 24hrs a day and has great breads, pastries and a general international type menu that is very pleasing. It is my normal hang out spot.
The whole apartment is rented to one party at a time and is fully furnished. If the use of a gym is needed, we suggest the gym provided by the Maksoud Hotel across the street on Rua São Carlos do Pinhal. This hotel has many amenities which are available 24 hours (coffee shop, restaurant, bars). They offer monthly rates for a complete workout gym, a spa and a pool.
Interaction with guests
I am willing to exchange emails answering questions. If any situations arise which would benefit from speaking to me directly we can certainly talk on the phone or email each other while I am away. My land line phone number in New York is available upon request and I also have (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). If there are any emergencies, the building manager is on duty 24/7 therefore always available and can call Ms. Jacinta Goes, my apartment's housekeeper and manager.
Other things to note
I have an ongoing contract with Jacinta, the housekeeper who comes once a week and the cleaning fee covers vacuuming all rooms, cleaning the bathrooms and the kitchen. She will do the dishes for the day and put all dishware and pans away. The contract we have does not include any personal laundry. There are several laundromats nearby. The housekeeper/manager is under a contract with me and her coming once a week is not optional. She is completely trustworthy and has been working for me for the last 8 years. She does not speak English. Thank you.
NO SMOKING please
NO CHILDREN PLEASE: the apartment has large sliding glass windows with NO CHILD SAFETY SCREENS.