Casa Corcovado - Suite

House - Private room · Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Joao
Your host, Joao
9 Reviews
Response rate: 80%
Response time: within a day

The Space

This is a colonial house with lots of class and style. The house is with our family for more than 60 years, and recently we started offering accommodation for people visiting Rion.

The property has a vast garden with two mango trees that fill the garden with fruits at the end of every summer. We also have a tree of Brazilian Jabuticaba, and lots of other tropical plants. From the garden, guests can view the Jesus statue, prettily illuminated as the sun sets.

The weather in the house is fresh and enjoyable, not only because of the various plants and the shades they provide, but also because it is located above the sea level benefiting from a constant pleasant breeze.

If you are considering using public transportation while in Rio, the house is nicely located - walking-distance from the Corcovado train and metro-bus. But if you intend to use taxis, it might become slightly pricy, depending on your budget.

The style of the house, its tranquility and green areas make Casa Corcovado a great place for your staying in Rio. Lastly, the house has a priceless book-collection.

You are welcome to explore Rio de Janeiro beyond the obvious and feel like a real carioca.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • My friends and I stayed at Casa Corcovado for the World cup and it definitely made our experience even better. The place is as described and it is located at a very accessible area. Really close to Cristo Redentor and walking distance from the bus terminal where you can take buses around most of the tourist attractions in Rio. It is also just a few minutes bus ride from the metro, which can also help take you around the city easily. The location is also safe.

    The hosts are also very accommodating and very friendly, and they attend to your needs very well. The place also gives you a chance to get to know other visitors, which is a really good experience for a traveller.

    I would love to come back someday and I would recommend the place strongly to my friends.

    July 2014
  • Отличное место!!
    Комната просторная, большая кухня, в доме всегда прохладно, вообщем все необходимое для комфортного отдыха имеется. Просторный двор с кучей зелени, обстановка в доме - колоритная, не в одной гостинице не найдете, восхищает просто! Catarina and Joao (хозяева дома) очень доброжелательные и отзывчивые. Все подскажут и расскажут.

    Пару вещей на заметку:
    географически - дом расположен очень удобно для туристов. Автобусы и станция метро- рядом, как в центр города, так и на пляж доберетесь без проблем.
    дом находится на возвышенности, так что если с чемоданами, то лучше на такси. Налегке - подниматься не более 5 мин.

    Спасибо, за прекрасный отдых!!

    June 2014
  • Excelente es mi calificación, cumplió con las expectativas. Muy buena disposición de Catarina y Joao, como experiencia cuento que mi hijo se enfermó y a las dos de la mañana me ayudaromn a conseguir una Clinica y movilización.

    Lugar cercano a medios de transporte, zona tranquila.
    lo recomiendo 100%

    June 2014
  • I spent 3 wonderful months at Casa Corcovado. I was able to work, study, meditate and host friends. Joao and Catarina were very responsive to any concerns I had and helped me in many ways during my stay. The soul of the house is very strong, there are always artists and musicians coming through and music being played. There is also a library with books in different languages. I had a great stay and hope to return soon.

    June 2014
  • Beautiful house with stunning views and good location. Joao and family were lovely and very welcoming although we'd have liked to see them more to get local knowledge.

    Would love to come back and wish them all the best.

    March 2014
  • Adorei a comodidade! A casa é muito legal por ser antiga e muito bem preservada! A localização é excelente, e facilita a locomoção no Rio de Janeiro
    Além disso, fomos muito bem recebidos, e o João nos tratou com muita atenção!
    Adorei a viagem, pena ter sido tão curta!

    February 2014
  • Casa Corcovado is a great place. The house is large, and the grounds are wonderful to relax in. Beyond our room, we were able to utilize areas of the property for other purposes (in our case, for making art). We found the neighborhood of Cosme Velho to be safe and navigable. The house is close to many buses, but you do have to walk up a somewhat steep hill to get home. We found Joao to be extremely helpful, warm, and flexible. In many ways he went above and beyond what would be expected of a host.

    Though parts of the house can be a bit rough around the edges, for the price you get more than your money's worth. If you're looking for a flawless and sterile place like you might find in an apartment complex in Ipanema, Casa Corcovado might not be for you. But if you're looking for a place that's full of character, charm, and history, I would highly recommend staying here.

    February 2014
  • Very good!
    The house is a few mins walk up the hill with a lovey view of the Corcovado and its own very chilled garden.

    It is a place of faded glory...with old books, statues, heavy leather sofas etc about. Very comfortable and chilled out. It is not in perfect modern condition but everything you need is here including strong hot shower / bath etc.

    You will be sharing the property with with a couple of artists - and it is really more like an artists' studio with works in progress here and there. But there is no feeling of crowding as people are doing their own thing and are super nice and quiet in their own projects.

    The host (Jorje) is a fascinating, well spoken , well educated gentleman who goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable and help with any issues/ questions. Speaks very good English.

    If you want clinical modern accommodation this is not for you - but for those of a more bohemian bent, this is an excellent place to find relaxation and quiet in the heart of Rio - and yet very easy to get from here to pretty much anywhere as the bus terminus is just at the bottom of the hill.

    August 2013
  • Nós adoramos ficar na casa do Joao. Seu pai Jorge é uma pessoa muito simpatica,que nos deus várias dicas. Nos sentimos muitos seguros lá..As outras pessoas que moram na casa também sao muito legais...tivemos várias noites super agradáveis juntos!

    Weiter zu empfehlen!!

    August 2013
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Columbia University
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Fundação Lemann, East Timor, IOM, International Organization for Migration
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