About This Listing
Beautiful 19th century house with a view of the city. 16-square-meter room with double bed. Terrace with jacuzzi and sauna. internet access. Price includes (website hidden) pets. Owned by gay man with teenage adopted son. Portuguese, English, Spanish and German spoken.
The district of Santa Teresa started next to a convent on Morro do Desterro, Rio de Janeiro, in the 18th century.
Located high on a hill, surrounded by other hills like the one featuring the
famous Christ's statue, bordering the biggest urban forest of the world, the area enjoys cooler, fresher air than most of Rio, and it offers an oasis of peace and quiet just inside Rio.
Set on a hillside in the center of the city, it seems to have stopped in time maintaining, as it has for decades, preserved features of Old Rio and a bit of history in each corner.
Writers and artists have always been seduced by the district’s call to internal life and to its architectural and cultural treasures, visible to the eye and cherished by the heart. A symbol of counterculture and of the art shown in its many studios and ateliers, any artistic expression finds its home in Santa, as its admirers prefer to call it. Everything that exists in Santa Teresa and that is known about it is also part of the history of Rio. To the visitor, however, it seems like a place apart with its own characteristics.
The narrow and winding streets with the old tramcars, the last to be found in the whole of Brazil, are one more singular attraction. The charming vehicles, which date from the 19th century, were moved by animal traction at first and later by electricity. Survivors of romantic times, they are now protected as historical heritage and still go along perfectly preserved tracks taking visitors to a re-reading of the past.
Better still, all this tranquility is 5 minutes from Lapa, the bohemian neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.
Cigarettes allowed on terrace. no drugs allowed. If requested, guests may use kitchen, play the electric piano. we will do our best to make guests feel comfortable, as if they were in their own homes .However, one night stands will not be accepted for security reasons.
Angelo was a most gracious host. The house is located in a historic and charming part of Rio. It is in a safe and quiet neighborhood with nice restaurants and bars. The view from the terrace is beautiful and the layout of the house is so inviting. Angelo lives by his motto-he told us to treat it as our own home and made us feel so welcome. It was so great to be able to do laundry after traveling for a week in the Amazon and chatting with Angelo was one of the nicest part of the day when we returned from sightseeing. Angelo provided us with information regarding the city and sights and we truly felt like we were staying with a good friend. I highly recommend the location and host and we will most definitely come back to stay with Angelo again if we return for Carnival. Lila and Mark
Staying in Rio during the World Cup is a cheering but expensive thing, but we are lucky to stay in Angelo's place. The room is very comfortable (according the comments of my roommates) and it's very clean. The balcony is such a pleasant presence in this quiet neighborhood.
Angelo is a funny and friendly host. Both Cleber and Angelo has helped us with travel information in Rio. Thanks to Cleber we can get to sugar loaf without lining up in the long queue.
The airport pick-up is a bit pricy considering I need to undertake the cost on my own, but the host is being very punctual and friendly.
Before leaving I have the honor to listen to the very beautiful singing of Angelo and his friend. It's such a pleasant to have music around.
The location of the apartment is fine if you like to walk and enjoy the bars in Santa Teresa. It's a 10~15min walk to the bar area and very delicious restaurants. The neighborhood is quiet at night but it's generally safe. We didn't encounter anything strange there. It take about 10min~15min to walk uphill to the apartment with the shortcut, so be prepared with comfy walking shoes. The location is a bit far from the metro but there are frequent buses in front of it.
Angelo is the perfect host : very kind, smart, giving good advice about his city, making us feeling like if we are at home. And the place is amazing, in the nice and old-style bairro of Santa Teresa, with a great view on the much-more-restless downtown.
Hey reader, don't look further, you just definitely have to come here.
meus pais se hospedaram na casa de angelo,foi só por uma noite para descansar de um voo esntre outro,eles gostaram muito,foram muito bem recebidos e assim puderam descansar tranquilamente,recomendo!!obrigado angelo que deus abençoe!!
Angelo es una muy buena persona, un gran anfitrión, nos ha tratado muy bien.
El lugar es limpio, seguro, cómodo y tranquilo.
Angelo é uma pessoa muito boa, um grande anfitrião, nos tratou muito bem.
O lugar é limpo, seguro, confortável e (website hidden) recomendo!
Angelo's house is in a great location for people wanting to explore some of Rio's best neighbourhoods: Santa Teresa and Lapa.
Angelo is a very cheerful and friendly host and was a MASSIVE help to us for helping to reclaim my fiancée's luggage, which she was without for more than a week after the airline lost her suitcase.
Angelo speaks great English which was a huge asset for us when translating conversations with the airline to us.
Our bedroom had modern, air conditioning which kept us cool at night and Angelo's house has a fantastic balcony where you can enjoy great views of downtown Rio while relaxing in a hammock.
Staying with an Air bnb host gives you so much more local knowledge than staying in a hotel.
We can't thank Angelo enough for all the help he gave us during our stay.
I had the best time ever at Angelo's home in Santa Teresa and I can highly recommend him as an Airbnb host!
Angelo speaks excellent English (better than I do!) and I found him to be very warm and welcoming. He's a great conversationalist and we spent some enjoyable hours in the hammocks on the terrace of his house which overlooks downtown Rio.
His home is an historic building and nicely decorated and quite comfortable. The bed was very comfy. It's a 10 min walk down the hill to where the buses are and the nightlife of Lapa. Or I ended up mostly taking taxis (which are affordable). Angelo also gave some very good tips about the night life in Rio.
While I stayed with 2 other Airbnb hosts while I was in Rio, Angelos' place was the best, and I'm already looking at my 2013 holiday calendar to see when I can return and have some more fun!
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About the Host, Angelo
I'm a single gay man with a teenage adopted son living in Rio de Janeiro. Pretty average, down to earth, laid back. I work as a psychotherapist and a translator (English, German, Portuguese). My interests are classical music, cooking, and singing.