Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

This room is in a very spacious and fully-equipped 4-bedroom apartment, close to Leblon-Ipanema Beach, the Botanical Garden and the Lagoon. Guests have access to a private bathroom and can also use the kitchen.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Extra people: £12 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: £12
Weekly Discount: 15%


The space

I live in a four-bedroom apartment, with three spare rooms (with beds), and a living room with a sofa, in Gavea neighborhood, one of the most elegant in the city, very safe, green, cozy and with good infrastructure (banks, ATM machines, drugstores, a supermarket and food stores are close-by). I live on my own.

It is a bright room with daylight, spacious, with blinds and A/C. Double bed linens, pillows, comforters and towels are already included.

We also have other two spare rooms available:

Guest access

It's a fully equipped apartment, with a big kitchen, with a microwave oven, a washing machine, a refrigerator, etc. Besides that, there is also free wi-fi connection and hot shower. The building has doormen and surveillance 24/7.

Interaction with guests

I am well-travelled and interested in getting to know different cultures, whether from Brazil or abroad, so I would be very happy to have guests who would like to interact and share ideas, at least once.
Possible gatherings:
- I love doing sports activities outdoors, such as trekking, and would love to take my guest.
- I enjoy cultural events, and would be pleased to show around the city and tell about its history.
- I am fond of cookout or potluck events, when I can also cook some Brazilian dishes!
- I also love dancing, so going out is a cool option as well.

I work 9-7 but will be pleased to provide tips and support by telephone or e-mail when needed.

The neighbourhood

Gavea is known as a neighborhood full of artists and intellectuals, where public people always go around. There is also a high number of tourists, many of which are here due to exchange programs at PUC (Pontifical Catholic University), the best private university in the country, and at IMPA (National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics), one of the top science institutes in the country.

Getting around

There are lots of bus options (heading to Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Humaitá, Botafogo, Flamengo and downtown) and it's connected to the subway system (integration system), close to General Osorio station. There is also a rental bike spot (Itaú) on my street and a taxi stand in front of Shopping da Gavea. A taxi ride to Leblon or Ipanema beach will have a top cost of 20 reals.

Other things to note

My place is a location-wise spot, near:
- PUC (just beside it);
- Planetarium Theater (in front of it; there is a food truck fair once a month);
- Nightclub 00 (within Planetarium garden);
- Shopping da Gavea (at a 2-min walk, where there are lots of stores, theaters and a cinema);
- Theaters ("Clara Nunes", "Vannucci”, “Teatro dos Quatro" and "Teatro das Artes",, in Shopping da Gavea);
- Cinema (Estacao Vivo, in Shopping da Gavea);
- Casa da Tata (breakfast house, at a 2-min walk);
- Gavea Trade Center (in front of it, where there is also a gastronomy center);
- Santos Dumont Square (at a 5-min walk, a hot spot full of bars, restaurants – such as Garota da Gavea – and active nightlife; known as Baixo Gavea);
- the fanciest beaches in Rio, Leblon beach (at a 15-min walk) and Ipanema beach (at a 20-min walk);
- Lagoon;
- Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas (at a 15-min walk);
- Moreira Salles Institute;
- Parque Lage (where you can go trekking and also have breakfast);
- Christ, the Redeemer;
- Parque Lage (at a 20-min walk);
- Botanical Garden;
- Jockey Club; and
- Tijuca Forest.

During New Year’s and Carnival seasons, we have special prices!

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

Visitors are only allowed after permission.
No partying at the apartment, only small gatherings.
No loud music is allowed.
The guest has to be polite and responsible, and keep the house clean, eg the guests must wash the dishes they use.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

4 Reviews

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Karina User Profile
March 2017
The flat's location is great. It's a pleasant walk to the beach and easy access to the metro station. The flat is very comfortable and well equipped. Above all, Andre and Rafaela are fantastic hosts. They are genuinely interested in their guests and make everything possible so you can have a great experience. We had an amazing time!
André & Rafaela User Profile
Response from André & Rafaela:
Thank you, Karina and Ersin! We really enjoyed having you here and spend some time with you. Also, thank you for sharing a bit of your travel experiences: we learned a lot :) Whenever you come back to Rio, feel welcome to contact us again :)
March 2017

Andrea User Profile
August 2016
We had a wonderful time staying with Andre and Rafaela! They were very helpful and took the time to answer all of our questions. We felt safe and welcomed. We wished we could have been able to spend more time with our hosts, but the Olympic Games kept us busy! Thanks again for hosting us!!

Erica User Profile
February 2016
Andre and Rafaela were great hosts! Extremely welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. We are very grateful for their hospitality and company during Carnival!

David User Profile
July 2015
André and Rafaela both monitored the text messages and always responded quickly and warmly. We were worried about lack of standards compared to a hotel, and it turned out very well, so we have favorited the place and would like to return. They let us know when they would be home and extended our checkout time to match. They left our photos with the porter to recognize us when we came in. They greeted us warmly and gave us a quick tour of the apartment and keys, which we could leave with them or the porter when we would check out. The flat is in an excellent location near theaters and restaurants in Gavéa and Leblon. The room and apartment were clean and simply and beautifully furnished, including reading books and everything we needed in our private bathroom. This turned out to be a reliable, safe, clean, friendly, and beautiful home in a perfect location, so we would book it again.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · Joined in April 2015
André & Rafaela User Profile


We like being polite and attentive to people. So, when we have someone over we are pleased to have the opportunity to show around the city. Rio de Janeiro has great landscapes and sometimes it demands a well-informed person (a local) to take you to those places. We love exchanging cultural perspectives, whether with Brazilians or foreigners. André is a very active person, who loves running, cycling and trekking. Rafaela also likes exercising but prefers going for a walk or watching a movie.


Gostamos de ser educados e atenciosos com as pessoas. Por isso, quando temos hóspedes, temos o prazer de ter a oportunidade de mostrar a cidade. O Rio de Janeiro tem paisagens maravilhosas e algumas vezes é necessário ter uma pessoa que conheça bem o lugar (um nativo) para levar o visitante para ver essas paisagens. Adoramos discutir perspectivas culturais, seja com brasileiros ou estrangeiros. André é uma pessoa bastante ativa, que adora correr, andar de bicicleta e fazer trilhas. Rafaela também gosta de fazer atividades físicas, mas prefere caminhar ou assistir a um filme.

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