Welcome to our charming, loving historic home in one of the best neighborhoods in Rio.
I'm sure that you will love your stay in town, everyone does.
But why stay in an apartment in Copacabana as a normal tourist when you can enjoy the true carioca way of life in a lovely house.
Rany and I searched months and months to find something so special and rare. We, a franco-brazilian couple, just finished restoring a typical carioca house built in 1927. Today, we would love to share it with new friends from around the World.
The house is located in Humaitá/ Botafogo, in the Zona Sul, one of most preserved neighborhoods in Rio. A few meters of the house you have the best Argentinian restaurant in town, Tragga, a good lounge bar, Meza, and Cobal, a unique place which offers during the day an opened market (fruit, fish, flowers, wines) and during the night, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
The house has just been restored and offers all the commodities you need, two bedrooms, both with queen size beds.
One nice living room with sofa, TV, sound system. One dining room with a big wood bar table, ready to make capirinhas.
One terrace with
All bedrooms and the living room have air conditioning and high speed wifi.
David and Rany
To the all house!
Interaction with Guests
Just during check in and check out but in contact during the all stay by email whatsapp...
The house is:
- 5 minutes walking to the Lagoa, where you can have a run, cycling or skate.
- 5 minutes by cab to the famous Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches
- close to Jardim Botânico where we recommend the Parc Lage.
- 10 minutes by cab to chic Leblon
- 6 metro stations to the Centro and Santa Teressa, the oldest parts of Rio.
From the airport:
- Taxi: 30 min and around 45 reais, the best option if you are more than 2 and with luggages
- Bus: Real Onibus, 1 hour and 12 reais/ person
From everywhere in Rio:
- Metro: Botafogo Station and take the Metro Bus integration (same ticket than the Metro) and stop to Cobal do Humaita
- Bus: lines 438, 157
- Bike: the best option
Smoking: Do not smoke inside the house, but you can smoke in the patio.
Dishes: Put the dishes near the big tree in front of the main entrance.
Doors: Close the main door with the lock after 8 pm.
Equipments: And just be respectful of furnitures and decorations.
Have a nice stay!
In David's house we felt like our own home. The place is perfect for a family. We had a lot of space and privacy for everyone. The neighborhood is awesome, excellent connection by bus, taxi or bike with Copacabana and Ipanema.
We didn't have the chance to meet him, but he always was connected with us, resolving everything and he gave us a great welcoming through his friend Irlan.
I highly recommend him.
We stayed in this charming little house for the entirety of the World Cup, and it was perfect. It's located in a really nice area, incredibly safe, and loads of really nice bars and restaurants within walking distance.
Copacabana is about 20 minutes walking, or a short bus ride. Lapa is a short cab ride, usually costing about 30 reals (this may have been more than usual due to inflated World Cup prices).
The property itself is exactly as it looks in the pictures. 3 of us stayed but I'm sure it would be big enough for 4 people too. The kitchen is well equipped, great TV and sound system, decent Internet, everything you need.
David was a fantastic host. He provided us with all the information we needed on the local area, and was quick to answer any question we had about the property and Rio in general. He made us feel incredibly welcome, and he also makes a pretty decent caiprinha!
I'd highly recommend this property, as well as David, and we very much hope to visit again some day.
Logement bien situé pour ce que nous voulions voir de Rio à savoir les plages, le Corcovado, le Pain de sucre, quartier de Santa Teresa, ... . Le confort est suffisant pour 4 personnes, cependant la cuisine manque un peu d'équipement pour qui voudrait en faire. A proximité justement, plusieurs restaurants pas toujours bon marché, mais plus loin en ville il y a de nombreuses possibilités de restauration locale type "lanchonete". David nous a accueilli comme prévu et renseigné sur tout les aspects pratiques nécessaires au touriste débarquant à Rio. Nous sommes donc globalement satisfait de cet appartement.
Great apartment with a very accommodating host. We found The location ideal for getting to different Rio sites. David was very helpful in getting us settled and getting us oriented to Rio. The apartment itself was great as well.
My girls and I (we were 5 in total) were really happy to stay at David's and Rany's place. The apartment was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed: from all cooking implements, hair dryer, cocktail shaker :P....and so on. David was always really helpful and made our stay enjoyable. We also loved the location of the apartment: very close to Lapa, to the beaches, to all the main sight seeings (like Christ, Sugarloaf, Downtown,...), very good restaurants next door, nice, calm and safe neighbourhood, 20-30min from the airport and main bus station, close to supermarket and pharmacy... So in any sense the location was practical, especially for tourists. I lived already as well in other neighbourhoods in Rio, like Copacabana and Ipanema, but I definitely prefer Botafogo now after my stay at David's and Rany's place. It is definitely more comfortable and cooler. ;) If you are looking for a nice place to stay in Rio where you will feel immediately welcomed, comfortable and "in good hands"- then we would definitely recommend this place to everyone- from young till old. ;) The hosts will be always there with helpful hints and tips to explore Rio in the best way. ;) Hope to be back soon.
I arranged for my boss Rozina to stay in the house while on a long business trip in Rio. From the very first enquiry David was very informative and helpful. In the run up to Rozina’s arrival he was organised and also amenable with regards to meeting times to show Rozina the house and settle her in. During Rozina’s stay, he was available for any additional queries we had and was prompt in arranging extra amenities in the house.
Rozina found the house to be just as described and a great convenient location for her business requirements while still being close to the wonderful beaches that Rio has to offer. She would definitely recommend the house especially with such a welcoming and helpful host in David.
Here are some of Rozina's comments: "David was super sweet, super helpful - went the extra mile helping me with directions, yoga, carnival advice.
The house and facilities were also great - wifi, printer, fully stocked fridge/larder... better than being at home!"
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Hi airbnb comunity,
I'm French web entrepreneur living in Brazil for 2 years with Rany my girlfriend, Brazilian and stewardess for Etihad Airways, we are renting our charming Carioca House in Rio de Janeiro, we just finished to renovate and decorate.
We rent the all house when we are traveling (as much as we can) and our second room when we are in town which is really cool to meet people from everywhere.
We love traveling, so we are also looking for great and nice places in the all world to spend our holidays.
Hope to meet you soon in Rio or anywhere else,
David & Rany