About this listing
Our charming and spacious apartment is located in the wonderfully bohemian Santa Teresa, a favorite neighborhood for foreigners and locals alike containing some of the most picturesque scenery of Rio de Janeiro. With its amazing views and fresh climate, Santa Teresa sits high on a hill between the southern areas and the city center and provides easy access to the most interesting sights of Rio: Lapa , Flamengo , Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches , the Christ the Redeemer statue and Tijuca Forest.
Our home is located in a region filled with historic mansions, charming squares, cultural venues, artists ateliers, a small Cinema, the best Acai (a local fruit delicacy) in Rio, small shops filled with local handicrafts and a number of traditional lively bars and restaurants famous amongst the locals and those that visit.
Our two floor apartment is located on a quiet residential street. The entrance is on the ground floor and the apartment has been newly renovated in a rustic style. You will find all the facilities you need to fully enjoy your home away from home. The apartment has a bright, airy and private environment which looks out onto a beautiful and typically characteristic view of Rio: the forest; the Christ the Redeemer Statue; old colonial style houses; and in the distance a peaceful community.
The ground floor consists of a spacious living / dining room. It has large windows which showcase an old, majestic tree offering a beautiful play of light and color through its abundant foliage. This tree is often frequented by Tamarin monkey’s.
In the living room there is a sofa that transforms into two single beds and a large dining table. The dining area joins onto an open plan fully equipped kitchen with a new stove, fridge and everything else you need to prepare some great cuisine. This floor also has its own bathroom complete with a washing machine.
On the upper floor there is a large open plan loft. This is our super cozy master bedroom with a comfortable double bed from which you can look out over the scenic view across the valley. In the corner of this floor there is a wonderful internal garden, perfect for relaxing in the fresh air whilst staying in the privacy of the home. Next to the garden you will find a desk perfect for working. At the other end of the bedroom a door leads to a small office with double doors opening out onto a delightful sunny balcony. During carnival the "bloco's" (local bands) pass right in front of the balcony. You can enjoy them drinking a cool drink from the comfort and privacy of the balcony, or head downstairs and out the door straight into the fun!! This floor also has a bathroom with a shower and we just had a brand new air conditioner installed to keep you super cool when you need it. There is also a silent fan on the ground floor should you need it.
There is a bus stop right outside the house to take you to Gloria or straight downtown (Lago Carioca where there are many buses and a subway to other areas of the city).
If you prefer the fresh air there are some great things you can do within walking distance:
- 20 minutes walk to the main carnival parades are held (in the Sambadromo).
- 15 minutes walk to Lapa (one of Rio’s main places for going out filled with bars and restaurants).
- 20 minutes walk to Gloria (also with a subway and easy connections to all over the city).
We would love to welcome you in our home, do let us know if your have any questions.
- Maximum occupancy of 4 people.
- Children are welcome.
- No smoking inside please.
- No pets.
- Additional people are not permitted to stay at the house without prior permission.
- Please do not invite people over that you do not already know for your and the houses safety.
- No parties.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
We are a Brazilian - Australian couple living in wonderful Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro. We love traveling all over the world as much as we enjoy living at our home in Santa. We spend time in nature whenever we can and love to meditate, have a healthy lifestyle and enjoy the tropical fruits that only Brazil can offer.
Meeting new people and sharing experiences enriches our lives and we would love to meet you!