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GREAT VIEW -Guesthouse "CASA 48"- Santa Teresa #1

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7 bedrooms

10 beds
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If you want to experience something different and more authentic than classical hotels during your stay in Rio : welcome in our GuestHouse "Casa 48" in Santa Teresa. Be ready for a unique relationship with the Sugar Loaf!

The space

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BREAKFAST / WiFi / TOWELS INCLUDED -
NO EXTRA CLEANING FEE
ALSO INCLUDED : OUR DAILY GOOD PLANS TO ENJOY RIO BY DAY & BY NIGHT
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NEW ! little Swimming pool on the roof top!
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CAUTIOUS: this listing is to rent ONE room, and not the entire floor/house. If you want the entire floor or house, please contact us. One floor can welcome up to 10 people.
If the website indicates that the room is booked please contact us we may have other rooms available on another listing.

Casa 48 is a 7 private rooms GUESTHOUSE, there is no dormitory.
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** SITUATION OF THE HOUSE **
It is located in the lovely and bohemian district of Santa Teresa, next to Lapa and the city center. The house is situated at the beginning of a small and safe Favela.

** ABOUT THE ROOMS **
Casa 48 offers 7 rooms on 2 independent floors. 3 rooms are on the second floor, 4 rooms are in the first floor, 2 of them are studios with their own bathroom and terace. This listing concerns ONE of our REGULAR rooms (without private bathroom and terace) for 2 or 3 people. They are called "Acerola, Graviola, Açai, Pitanga, Amora". Those rooms offer different disposition for a better comfort and flexibility to meet your expectations (if you are friends, couples, family), we have triple rooms.
- all the rooms are equipped with ventilators
- towels and bed sheets are provided
- you can lock the door

** THE SPACE / THE HOUSE **
You will enjoy a large living room, 3 bathrooms and toilets, 2 kitchens full equipped, a 12 meters terrace, a rooftop with a swimming pool.

We do live in the fisrt floor of the house in our own flat.

** CHECK IN => 14h & CHECK OUT => 12h **
If the rooms are free you will be able to do your check in as soons as you arrive. We keep your luggages in a safe place if you have to leave later.
We welcome you from 7h30 to 23h.

** BREAKFAST **
a regular breakfast is served with bread, fruits, butter, jam, coffee/tea, cereals from 8h to 10h30.

** THE GREAT VIEW ! **
The highlight of the house is definitively the WONDERFUL view that you will enjoy from the living room, the terrace, the kitchen and 5 of the rooms. There is always something happening with this view and it has always a different face, thanks to the game of the sun, the clouds, the ships and sailing boats on the Bay, the birds, the Toucans passing by (sometimes...), the sunrise or moon rise, the kites of the kids of the favela, the fireworks during the football games... you can stay hours and hours in front of it, just enjoying. Like we have been doing for 7 years now!

THE OTHER "+" of Casa 48 :
Casa 48 is a warm and friendly house and we hope we will share more than the view.

In staying at Casa 48, you will have the opportunity to get in touch with the real Carioca way of life and to discover the city in an alternative way : we are happy to give you tips to enjoy nice walks through the city, good popular restaurants, Roda de Samba parties, Forro dancing, hidden museums etc. And Santa Teresa is the perfect place if you want to feel the heart of the city because it is close to the authentic Rio : the City Centre, Lapa... Also, Axel is an official tour guide and propose you unique walking tours in the Tijuca Forest, to the beaches of Grumari and Prainha, in some others favelas ... We can combine tours easily once you are here. We also organise your Hanggliding jump if you want.

** UNIQUE ROOFTOP with JACUZZI & GREEN ROOF **
We just opened a new rooftop with jacuzzi in front of the green roof. We changed the roof in 2013, it provides a far better cooler sensation thanks to the 15cm of earth and grass.

** LAUNDRY **
We take care of your laundry for 25reais per machine.

** YOU SAID FAVELA?! **
The Casa 48 is located in the upper part of Santa Teresa, in a small, quiet and safe favela. Please do not think that a favela is a dangerous slum. Everybody in this favela has access to drinkable water, electricity, sewage system, houses are built with bricks and concrete... We never ever had any problems of security with the tourists we have been receiving for 5 years. You are more than welcome in our house so you can change your mind if you have some bad stereotypes about the favelas. It is not at all what you can read in some (ignorant?) guide books. Moreover, people are very nice and warm, there is a very friendly atmosphere, you feel like if you were in a village. There are a lot of life, kids playing, neighbors speaking on their entrance doors... 25% of the population of Rio lives in a Favela, and you can find them everywhere in the city as there are on the hills.

** TAXIS / BUSES / METRO ACCESS**
Taxis, Uber and buses let you 100meters from the door of the house. Buses number 006 or 007 take you to LAPA and the City Centre in 10/15min. Taxis can leave you at this point. We are speaking of the main road of the district, "rua almirante alexandrino".
Closest Metro stations :
- Largo do Machado : you reach it by foot, 20min walking, or 5min walking down the favela and 5min van ride.
- Carioca : you reach it by bus, 15min ride from the house

** COPACABANA & IPANEMA BEACHES **
30/40min, by bus or by metro

** MARACANA FOOTBALL STADIUM **
40min, bus & metro

** SUPERMARKETS **
- little supermarket inside the favela, 60meters from the house for your basic needs open until 22h.
- medium supermarket 5min walking
- large one 10min walking

** ABOUT SANTA TERESA DISTRICT **
Santa Teresa used to be the richest district of Rio, that's why there are wonderful houses from last century, with Portuguese and French architecture. It is known to be the Artistic neighborhood of Rio ; indeed there are a lot of cultural events organized by the local people and a lot of small ateliers.
As it is on a hill in the center of the city, you will enjoy amazing views on the whole city, whether it is the North Part (Maracana, Sambodromo...) or the South Part (Sugar Loaf, Guanabara Bay...). And Santa Teresa is the beginning of the Tijuca forest, it is full of nature and Brazilian vegetation.
It is a kind of a village inside the huge city, everybody know each other, it is peaceful and quiet, there are popular bars and restaurants, you will find here a very unique spirit.
Cautious : Santa Teresa, though it is a central district, does not offer the "convenience" of a more classical district. There are no 24h ATM, just one farmacy, supermarkets close at 21h, no metro station... Still it really worth it if you want to know Rio from an other insight.
- LARGO DO GUIMARAES : 15min walking. It is the heart of the district where you find good restaurants and bars, cinema... open until late.
It is safe to go there at night from the house.
- LAPA Night Life district : very close, just 10 min by bus

** THE YELLOW TRAM **
The "Bonde", the yellow old-fashioned and famous tram, is now running again from the City Centre until the Largo dos Guimaraes (15 minutes walking from Casa 48). Due to the tragic accident of 2011, they have been changing all the rails, it is expected tu run until Casa 48 in 2017.

** CARNIVAL IN SANTA TERESA = YOUR BEST OPTION EVER! **
If you choose Santa Teresa to enjoy Carnival, trust us, you do the right choice! The best "blocos" are definitively around, like "Carmelitas", "Ceu na Terra", "Me Enterra na Quarta"... The "bloco" is this brazilian band playing popular songs in the street during day time. Those street parties are free and there are about 50 blocos per day during carnival...) In Santa Teresa, EVERYBODY is taking part of it with crazy and creative costumes, you will have to dress up as well : be ready! People going up the hill of Santa are the most motivated ones, and the funniest people ever. Also you must know that the best Blocos start EARLY in the morning, from 7am! And it turns really difficult to reach them when you come from another district as streets are closed to traffic, so the best is to go by foot. Others nice blocos are in Lapa and the Center, like Cordao da Boitata or o Boi Telo.

** SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE AT SAMBODROMO **
Best days are Sunday and Monday nights, it starts at 9pm, it ends at 6am, you will see 6 samba schools parading, each one has about 4000 participants and has 1h22minutes to present its show! It is massive, wonderful, unique, gorgeous : you can't miss it!!!
We can provide you tickets at a reasonable price, contact us. You can go by foot from Casa 48 to the Sambodromo, it is a 40min walk through Santa Teresa.
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**CASA 48 REGULAR FARES - BREAKFAST included **

5 CLASSICAL ROOMS (this annonce corresponds to one of them).
Their names are : Acerola, Graviola, Açai, Pitanga, Amora.
** PRICE per night for 2 persons **
- 40EUR / 45USD / 150BRL
- extra person : 10EUR / 12USD / 35BRL (Rooms Açai and Graviola)
- Carnival & New Year's Eve : 80EUR / 90USD / 300BRL

REMEMBER : You then have to add the AIRBNB FEE (+ 12%)
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New Year's Eve: 3 nights mininum
CARNIVAL : 5 nights minimum
(2017 Carnival dates : 24th of february ==> 1st of march)
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For your interest, we offer 2 other rooms which have their own bathroom and private terace, both have the view on the Sugar Loaf !

Suite "Abacate"
- 50EUR / 55USD/ 180BRL

small flat "Manga" , up to 3 people
- 60EUR / 70USD / 210BRL
This space has also a small kitchen and a living room with a bed/sofa.
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any question ? feel free to ask!

Um grande abraço ! até logo !

Axel , Valentin & Casa 48 Team

WE SPEAK ENGLISH
FALAMOS PORTUGUÊS
HABLAMOS ESPANOL
NOUS PARLONS et SOMMES FRANCAIS


The space
Bathrooms: 5 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 7
Beds: 10
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 5
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 6
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 7
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules

- Main rule at Casa 48 : NO DRUGS!
- Please put the toilet papers in the trash, not in the WC (sorry this is the way in Brazil...!)
- Casa 48 is not a Motel, not a Bar, not a Disco : it is important to respect the tranquility of its inhabitants and its neighbors after 23h. The favela is like a small village, our good relationships with everybody also depend on you.
- It is forbidden to invite strangers without our previous authorization.
- It is not allowed to walk on the green roof.


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First aid kit

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Greg User Profile
August 2017
This Air Bnb is incredibly unique and provides a view not many get to see in rio unless you stay at this location. It is very cultural and the staff are very accommodating. The owner is present and always popping in saying hi and offering suggestions. Would stay again and highly recommend it to any fellow travelers !

Van Acoleyen User Profile
July 2017
Great place!

Kim User Profile
July 2017
Axel was on vacation therefore we had the

Detlef User Profile
April 2017
One of the nicest places to stay at Rio for sure! What a view! And Axel always ready to give some tips about Rio, where to ear, what to do! One word; great!

Andreea User Profile
March 2017
Simply loved this house and it's location. I didn't know what to expect at the beginning but once inside I realized I had made the best decision by booking Axel's house. It was simply an amazing experience . Nothing beats the stunning, unique vistas ( the best in Rio) , the boho house decor, the song of the roosters in the morning and the birds, as u wake up to realize what an unbelievable circumstance u r finding urself in :) It's breathtaking! Axel and Valentin are the perfect hosts and they are super helpful with all u need to know to move around the city and the neighborhood. Plus they make a delicious breakfast they serve in cute colorful plates and cups ;) A lovely, entertaining, unique and interesting experience ! U will not regret it! En contraire :)

Alice User Profile
March 2017
Everything was perfect : location, view, atmosphere ... I loved the interior design. Amazing stay in this beautiful hostel with great value for money.

Miriam User Profile
December 2016
Confirming the GREAT VIEW! Lovely town, sweet guesthouse and good breakfast! Will recommend your house.

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Casa 48 Guesthouse User Profile

Casa 48 is situated in the bohemian and colonial district of Santa Teresa, in the centre of Rio de Janeiro. The story began in 2009 when Raphaël and Axel arrived from France to do an exchange program, later Valentin and Clément joined them to take part to the adventure. Step by step, the 4 of us have been improving the house to turn it in a nice 7 bedrooms guesthouse in front of the Sugar Loaf.

Axel and Valentin are living in the house, Valentin is in charge of receiving you, he will give you the keys of your room and of Rio! Axel is always around and he is an oficial tour guide, you can rely on him to discover Rio from all angles.

Raphael and Clément live in France, they come often to take part of our new projects and to enjoy Rio.

We speak english, french, spanish and portuguese, we are in our thirties and we have been experiencing Rio for many years. We are very pleased to make you sharing our passion for this amazing city, we will give you our best tips by day and night so you can really feel the Carioca way of life.

Axel, Valentin, Raphael, Clément

Languages: English, Español, Français, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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