Private room

1 Guest

1 bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

1 Guest

1 bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

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


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The space

The Blue House in Santa Teresa is really nice, well located, in a silent place, full of nature, at the same time near downtown, Lapa and Gloria - 10 or 20 min walk to any of these places. It´s a family house. Great for turists, students and workers of all ages. There are rooms available for one or two people. Two rooms have ceiling fan and the other has a regular fan. You can use the kitchen and we offer laundry service. Internet WI-FI available. The house is near Largo do Guimarães, the cultural center of Santa Teresa, with cinema, shops, restaurants, lots of bars and music!!!!! Santa Teresa is well-know for the artists that live in the neighborhood, and the cultural and social life. It's a hill, full of green from the trees and blue from the sky. Lots of birds and sometimes we have the luck to see some little monkeys!!! GRATITUDE***

Guest access

The guests can use the kitchen, do their own meals, or, if they prefer can give some extra money for eating with us at the house. I like when the guests feel home, but it's always important to wash and clean after cooking!!! Gratitude! The guest can also use the washing machine!!! We have toaster, oven, iron. But we don't have micro-wave. It would be better if the guest avoid cooking meat and chicken at the house. GRATITUDE!!

Interaction with guests

I really like receiving people in my house. You're welcome. We're all one. Love and gratitude.

The neighbourhood

Quiet and friendly neighborhood. Usually very calm and silent. It's a 5 min walk, to Largo do Guimaraes, the cultural and social center of Santa Teresa. It's a 10min walk to Lapa and a 15min walk to metro Gloria or Cinelândia.

Getting around

You can come to the house walking or by bus, from Riachuelo Street (Lapa). From Gloria, you can come walking up the hill or get a Kombi. From both places, you can come by taxi or mototaxi.

Other things to note

I would prefer if people don't smoke cigarette in the house and don't cook meat. Gratitude***

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

Love, respect and gratitude***



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3 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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James User Profile
April 2017
Amala and her son were very helpful and made check-in easy. I was also able to check-out late. The stay is for those who want to experience an authentic Rio household and neighborhood. The Internet worked great and the bed was comfortable!

Benjamin User Profile
January 2017
Clean, comfortable and affordable excellent hosting

Sarah User Profile
August 2016
Amala was a fantastic host! I stayed with her for three weeks during the Olympic period. She was very welcoming and makes you feel very at home! The room itself was perfect. The bathroom worked well and the kitchen was fully equipped for cooking anything I required! It is only a short walk to buses or the metro station. Amala was more than happy to give advice on how to get to certain areas of Rio and different activities to see and enjoy! I would definitely recommend staying with Amala :)
Amala User ProfileAmala is a superhost.
Response from Amala:
All the best, Sarah!! It was great receiving you!!! You were inspiring for me as a human being... We have many political problems in Brazil, a lot of corruption, so we are mad with the politicians... and we were worried about the Olympics... maybe a lot of people was... You brought me back the sense of UNITY... it's not all bad... there are many good things going on and good people around!!! Gratitude for being a volunteer, waking up 5am to work at the airport... and after going to Barra to serve... Gratitude for your big heart! Keep it on... the world needs people with consciousness of unity... Ah... and Sarah was all good, organised, clean... Gratitude! All the best***
August 2016

Roberto User ProfileRoberto is a superhost.
February 2016
Lovely house, lovely location and lovely host. It was a great pleasure to spend some time in Amala's place, she is a very nice girl, friendly and always with a big smile. Gratitude for making my stay in Santa Teresa much nicer than it could already be. The house and the room are clean and as described, absolutely nothing wrong! I'm surely coming back here next time I will be around Rio, very recommended.
Amala User ProfileAmala is a superhost.
Response from Amala:
Gratitude! Always welcome, Roberto! See you next time! Gratitude***
February 2016

Matthew User Profile
July 2014
I was extremely lucky to stay with Amala and her family. She is a wonderful person with great knowledge of Rio. I felt very welcome and comfortable in her home and enjoyed waking up to fresh coffee in the morning! The location of the house is very central and close to public transport. The avocado tree in the backyard was filled with wildlife - monkeys and toucans where some of the highlights. I would recommend this house to any traveller looking for a great experience in Rio! Thank you Amala!
Amala User ProfileAmala is a superhost.
Response from Amala:
Gratitude, Matthew!!!!! It was great receiving you!!! I was positively impressed with you!! You're very sensitive and easy going!!! Hope meeting again! Gratitude!! See you***
July 2014

Eckart User Profile
December 2013
Amala is a wonderful and welcoming hostess. With her family and their congratulations friends I have felt very comfortable. I will return to spend more time at this amazing place. Thank you for this wonderful time. Edgar
Amala User ProfileAmala is a superhost.
Response from Amala:
December 2013

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Amala User ProfileAmala is a superhost.

Amala is my initiation name at yoga. It's hard to describe oneself because we are so many things at the same time... I love the nature and search seing the divine in all beings.I have travelled a bit, speak 4 languages (now learning Italian, the fifth language) and love flowing by the universes...
I worked for 13 years as a journalist, than changed all life and since 2005 I'm a Yoga instructer. Also do Ayurvedic Massage, Tradicional Thai Massage, Reiki Usui and Karuna Reiki. I'd say I'm an agent of peace culture. GRATITUDE***

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