Another view of this corner facing the entry. With so much color from my artwork hanging all over, I keep  earth tones on the furniture to balance it out.
Artist's Pad on Paulista Avenue
Hosted by Maria
Maria is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1.5 baths
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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!

The space

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.

Guest access

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.


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Shampoo

Prices
Cleaning Fee £221
Security Deposit £737
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with doorman

NO SMOKING please
NO PETS
NO CHILDREN PLEASE: the apartment has large sliding glass windows with NO CHILD SAFETY SCREENS.


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FengTing User Profile
July 2016
Maria has been very responsive in requests and very flexible in making arrangement. The flat is well maintained, clean and amazing. It's literally right next to the Av. Paulista and close to MASP and Trianon station. Whether you are travelling for work or holiday, the location is perfect, right in the centre of everything. Overall speaking, I recommend the flat.

Stephen User Profile
August 2017
Maria's apartment is beautiful, in a perfect location in the heart of São Paulo, and had no maintenance issues or problems over the course of a 2.5-month stay. Honestly, we couldn't ask for much more. It was a great experience. Maria herself is a warm host who is quick to respond to all communications and to provide help and suggestions when needed. She also has a weekly housekeeper named Jacinta who does an excellent job and is very friendly.
Maria User Profile
Response from Maria:
Congratulations! Stephen on your engagement! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that Brazil welcomed you with open arms. I will tell Jacinta that you appreciated her work. She really like both of you. I also am grateful for the tips on the maintenance improvements and I will take care of it it ASAP! As for returning, you are always welcome back and if you let me know well in advance when you plan your next trip, I will make sure that the dates you choose will be available. PS: did you get my personal email address? it's on my website... Warmest Regards, Maria
August 2017

Jan User Profile
February 2017
We spent our second time staying in this beautiful and fantastically located apartment on Avenida Paulista. Great host, excellent communication, all we needed was always arranged. The weekly cleaning services are a great add on, thanks to Jacinta. The flat is charming and beautifully decorated, the location can't be better, right next to MASP at the heart of São Paulo. It became our home away from home. Thanks to Maria for everything, hope to be back again soon! Regina & Jan
Maria User Profile
Response from Maria:
It's been a pleasure having Jan and Regina return a second time. It is like welcoming friends back to the apartment. They take care of it as if it were their own home. They are wonderful "five star "guests and will always be welcome back anytime. I highly recommend them! Thank you Jan and Regina for your kindness and consideration and I do hope you will be back again soon! Big hugs, Maria
February 2017

Michael User Profile
November 2016
I stayed at Marias apartment for three months. The apartment has a strong and warm shower, a hair dryer, a very big washing machine and an iron. The kitchen has all you need for cooking easy meals and it includes a big fridge. There is no really solid table for "everyday homeoffice" but it is enough for ocasional work. The apartment has an outstanding location which totally makes up for the "lack of a solid table" (three starbucks in a 3 minute walking distance and a public (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) space reachable within 15 walking minutes) and provides you with exceptional access to public transportation (and most central places can be reached by uber for under R$20). Maria is a very nice person and a super responsive and caring host. She has a cleaning lady who - for years - has been coming once a week and you probably will have to contract her aswell (its included in the rent). She is very friendly and does a great job. I totally recommend staying at Marias place!

Clara User Profile
June 2016
It's been the best experience I had with Airbnb so far. The appartement is great, spacious and luminous. All commodities are there. The localization is perfect, in the center of Paulista neighborhood. Jacinta, the housekeeper, has been great to me. And above all, Maria is the greatest host I ever met. Everything was perfect, I would love to come back to this place!

Rodrigo User Profile
January 2016
Very nice flat two steps away from Paulista Avenue. Maria's place was nice and have a very nice location. Although it can be a busy loud, the big windows makes the space fresh with a lot of light. Thanks, Maria!

Jan User Profile
January 2016
I highly recommend it! It was a fantastic place to stay at the main cultural and commercial center of the city, in the heart of São Paulo, at Avenida Paulista (Paulista Avenue). The flat was perfect! With all amenities, very comfortable, spacious enough for to 2 people (up to 3 max.), clean, well ventilated, wi-fi.. Plus, you will be surrounded by Maria’s fine art works – which will make you feel even more pleasant to stay at her flat. Also, Maria has a maid who comes once a week to clean the apartment. The lady (maid) is very nice, trustful and she can give you a big help to keep the place always neat. Definitely, next time coming back to Sao Paulo – I hope to stay at Maria’s flat again.
Maria User Profile
Response from Maria:
Jan was called on business but his wife, Regina - who stayed longer at my apartment - is a delightful person. We had long chats through (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). She left the apartment spotless and was an exemplary guest. I would recommend her and Jan anytime. They will always be most welcome at my home. Great and wonderful people!
January 2016

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