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Entire home/flat

5 guests

1 Bedroom

5 beds


Entire home/flat

5 guests

1 Bedroom

5 beds

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About this listing

Beautiful private 40 sqm villa, set in tropical gardens with a roof terrace with views over Santa Teresa. With queen size bed, living area with two varandas and two single beds and a drawer bed. No kitchen, but breakfast included

BLUE ROOM
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/872540

ORANGE ROOM
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6479659

LOFT
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6447111

BUNGALOW SUITE
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6479309


The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 8AM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £17 / night after 2 guests
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Description

The space

THE VILLA is a 40 square metres room, set in tropical gardens with your own private roof terrace with peaceful views over Santa Teresa. The room has queen size bed, ensuite bathroom and separate w/c, air conditioning. The living area has two varandas, and possible two single beds and a drawer bed. The room is located up about 40 steps up the garden path, so you must be able to carry your bags up to the room.

There are no kitchen facilities but a delicious tropical breakfast is included, and there are fantastic restaurants just with in 5 minutes walk of the city. Daily maid service is included in the price.

Our Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of Santa Teresa, the city’s charming historic district. This 1930’s mansion was the former residence of the governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

It features a swimming pool and 1700 square meters of gardens with small monkeys, butterflies, toucans, fruit trees and many rare flowers and plants of Brazil.

All rooms have private bathrooms, and guests are given their own keys for privacy and independence. There is a library, mini-bar, and facilities in the communal breakfast room. Check out our other rooms:

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6479309?preview
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6447111
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/872540

Santa Teresa’s cultural life, bars, and restaurants are only a few minutes walking (stumbling!) distance away. Five minutes down the hill takes you to Lapa, the home of Samba and Rio’s best bars, nightclubs and music venues set in the picturesque streets of colonial Rio.

The beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana are a short ride away, as is the Cristo Redentor.

We are very well served by local transport and the famous antique cable car of Santa Teresa.

The owners are a musician and a documentary maker - Antoine Olivier has produced several albums of Brazilian music, including Real Brazil - and is a great source about the local music scene. Bindu Mathur is currently making 101 Short Films About Rio - and shared her knowledge of Rio as local producer for Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, when the famous chef and his crew were in town.

They are aways around over breakfast to share their best tips to enjoy the Cidade Maravilhosa!

Guest access

The house runs as a Bed and Breakfast, so all rooms have their own private bathroom, and guests have their own keys and private entrance. There is a garden terrace for the guests, and they have access to the swimming pool until 20h00 in the evening.

Interaction with guests

Breakfast is included with the price, and every day we are available to help you settle in, arranging activities, answering questions or just pointing you in the right directions. We have been known to take a caipirinha (or two!) with our guests from time to time!

The neighbourhood

CHECK IN/CHECK OUT
Check in for the rooms is 14h00, and check out is 11h00. We are open only from 8h00 to receive you. You must let us know roughly what time you are arriving so we can arrange to be here, as we do not operate a 24 hour reception.

HOUSE RULES
Smoking is permitted in outside areas only. There are no outside guests allowed at any time. Swimming pool is for daytime use only. Please note that we have two tortoises and a friendly dog on the premises.

Getting around

We are well served by local buses and taxis, and the nearest Metro is Gloria station.

The main sights of Rio are only a short taxi ride away:

Sugar Loaf and Christ Statue - 15 minutes (25 Reais)
Copacabana - 20 minutes (25 Reais)
Ipanema 35 minutes (30 Reais)
Lapa for nightlife and Samba music - 10 minutes (10-15 Reais)
Centro and the historic center - 10 minutes (10-15 Reais)

Other things to note

Please be aware that Casa Beleza is not suitable for those with mobility issues. The house has many stairs, and the local streets have many hills and cobblestones. We ask that guests be physically able to manage their own luggage to their rooms. Thank you for considering this before booking with us.


House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 8AM

MOBILITY
Please be aware that Casa Beleza is not suitable for those with mobility issues. The house has many stairs, and the local streets have many hills and cobblestones. Thank you for considering this before you make your reservation.

CHECK IN/CHECK OUT
Check in for the rooms is 14h00, and check out is 11h00. We are open only from 8h00 to receive you. You must let us know roughly what time you are arriving so we can arrange to be here, as we do not operate a 24 hour reception.

HOUSE RULES
Smoking is permitted in outside areas only. There are no outside guests allowed at any time. Swimming pool is for daytime use only. Please note that we have friendly dog on the premises.

CHILDREN AND POOL
Due to safety concerns with our swimming pool, which is in an open area and without lifeguard, we have the following policy regarding children at Casa Beleza:
-Babies under 1 year are welcome
-Children over 1 year who cannot swim unaided (without flotation device) CANNOT stay at Casa Beleza
-Families with children who can swim unaided must sign a pool waiver form and agree to the safety rules of the pool.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 29, 2017 - Jan 01, 2018 the minimum stay is 4 nights.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

5 Reviews


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Jacqueline User Profile
April 2017
This part of our holiday was three nights in Rio so we decided to make a change from the beach area and stay in Santa Teresa. We stayed in one of the garden cottages at Bindu's. Arriving in the late evening we used Bindu's taxi pick up suggestion which was very easy and took any hassle out of finding the house. The reviews on trip advisor had lead me to believe the area was not particularly safe but we felt completely fine going out to the bars and restaurants in Santa Teresa at night. Bindu arranged Vinicius to be our private guide for a morning. We had a 4 hour tour of the centro area, Lapa and Santa Teresa and he was fantastic. All in all a great place to stay in a really interesting area of Rio.

Jean-Marc User Profile
December 2016
This is stunning place where to stay in Rio. We highly recommend it. Settings are perfect and worth the price. Hosts are lovely and very helpful to guide you to find the best thing to do.

Ivana Amaya User Profile
October 2016
What a gem of a place! We were looking to stay in the vibrant Santa Teresa and still be surrounded by a bit of atlantic forrest...and we could have not wished for more! Bindu and her husband's property is stunning and super well located. The private terrace on the roof of the bungalow was simply amazing. The bungalow is on the property and you have your privacy plus a beautiful view over the city. We've also got breakfast and lots of great tips from Bindu and her husband. Safe street with easy access to restaurants, bars, shops. Overall, absolutely loved our weekend at Bindu's place. They're lovely hosts. Highly recommendable!

Nadia User Profile
July 2016
Incredibly accomodating hosts who were always on hand with support and guidance on exploring Rio de Janeiro. Hosts were very approachable and polite and the location was idyllic. We would definitely return here!

Daniel User Profile
December 2016
Lugar muito romântico e excelente atendimento dos proprietários Bindu e seu marido.

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Bindu User ProfileBindu is a superhost.

We are a Brazilian-French-Indian-Canadian-British family who are happy to pass on their favourite tips for enjoying the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Antoine Olivier is a musician and a great source of knowledge for the lively Rio music scene. He has produced several Brazilian albums including Real Brazil and now heads up the Afro-Brazilian jazz ensemble Alabe Ketujazz.

Bindu Mathur is a documentary maker who was the local producer for Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and is currently making 101 Short Films About Rio.

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour