The entrance to the apartment. Air Conditioned bedroom - but you probably won't need it most nights. Leave the windows open, and be  awoken by the chirping birds ...
City Living with Forest Views
City Living with Forest Views
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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A cool and green open-plan apartment with sweeping forest views from the bedroom, private garden, and sun-drenched office/2nd. bedroom. Kitchen wraps around a grand tree and restful deck. Peace, quiet and a beautiful view in central and vibrant Jardim Botânico.

The space

This entirely independent two-bedroom apartment is accessed via the outside area of a one-family residence on a quiet street in Jardim Botânico. After descending a number of stairs, guests will be rewarded with stunning views of the imperial palm trees of the Botanical Garden, the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world.

Recently built, the 60m2 apartment has a large bedroom (with brand new box spring full bed) opening onto a private terrace and garden. The living room and full kitchen are uniquely integrated around the foot of a large tree, encased by a private seating deck. Enjoy a glass of wine with a view while keeping company to whomever is cooking!

The office is fully reversible as a second bedroom, and is equipped with a Sofa-Bed. The sliding door makes the room totally private, and the large workspace and high-speed wireless internet makes it an ideal space to work and play. Just don't get distracted with the view!

The bathroom has high-pressure hot and cold water and a great view from the shower.

The open kitchen has ample working space, an electric cooktop, state-of-the art combined microwave and electric oven, full fridge and comes complete with all utensils. Cooking overlooking the tree-bench is a true joy. Eat on either the high counter top with bar stools inside, or on the full table on the veranda, or on the garden bench overlooking the magnificent views of the Botanical Gardens.

Jardim Botânico is naturally substantially cooler than the beach areas of Ipanema, Leblon and Copabana and the apartment is already airy and light. Just in case, we have two brand new split air conditioning units (in the bedroom and the office) for hot nights.

Between the double-bed, and the pull-out couch, the apartment sleeps comfortably up to 4 - perfect for one or two couples, a family or small group of friends.

In the service area there is a brand new washer/dryer and private laundry facilities.

Interaction with guests

We live in the main house, and so we are happy to help with anything that you might need!

Speak to us about our special privately guided tours of Rio - in Portuguese or English!

Other things to note

The apartment is accessed via a number of descending stairs and is not suited for people with mobility issues.

The family owns two very friendly cats.

Free parking on premise

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)

The apartment is independent, but within a family home, so common respect and courtesy is expected. No drugs, parties or loud music after 23:00, please!

Smoking is allowed on the terrace.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


3 Reviews

Check In
Laura User Profile
June 2017
The host canceled this reservation 27 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Aline User Profile
August 2014
Carol's place is spectacular! The location is great, Walking distance to the best parks in town and groceries, charming restaurants, bars, pharmacies, etc (20 minutes walk). Besides beautiful, the flat is very clean and comfortable for 4 people sleeping on beds. Highlights to the view, tree inside the flat and also to the digital clothes washer and drier machine. My only alert is to the accessibility. Guests must have good legs to get to this peace o Eden!

Paulo User Profile
July 2014
This is one of the nicest areas in Rio - for those that want to experience what Rio has to offer beyond the famous beaches. The botanic garden is a very short walk away, and the Horto neighborhood is one of the coolest places in Rio. The apartment has everything you will need. The mattress/pillows are of a very high quality (something hard to find in short term rentals), the decor is tasteful and there is ample space for a couple. If you don't like stairs, this is not the place for you: getting to the apartment from the street entrance involves going down many steps, but that's really the only "warning" that I have about the apartment - and for us, this was not a problem at all. The hosts are very nice, multicultural, and very responsive to any requests. In short, highly recommended for those that want to experience a different Rio - quiet, relaxing, but still close to all major attractions.

Juan User Profile
May 2017
Muito bom

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilJoined in January 2015
Bruno User Profile
Empresario, 58 anos, Uruguaio, Residente em Rio de Janeiro, Brasil ha mais de 25 anos. Gosta viajar. Sou proprietario de um apartamento em nossa residência que alugamos via Airbnb em Brasil, sempre com ótimas experiências.
Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Português

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Caroline’s place.
Jackie and Bruno help host.

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