Suite of 25m2 in historic house, located in the central part of Santa Teresa, near the main shops, restaurants, sights, and bars of the neighborhood. The room is in the backyard of a typical brazilian family's house but It has a separate entrance and a private bathroom. It's furnished with a double and a single bed, a wardrobe, a sofa, a table with chairs, air conditioning, fridge and ceiling fan. The garden is a very nice place where the guest can relax enjoying himself with the beauty of vegetation and birds singing.
We offer a delicious breakfast with hand made breads, cakes, juices and jellies, prepared in our house with top-quality products. For those who are fan of organic vegetarian diet, there's the option of a delicius green juice made with wheat grass, sunflower sprouts and organic vegetables harvested in kitchengarden.
We also offer bed linen and towels, cleaning service and wi-fi, at no additional charge.
Santa Teresa is known to be a neighborhood of artists and intelectuals, with a very rich and peculiar cultural life and very interesting place to go just walking, as Parque das Ruinas and Museo Castro Maya. For those who really like to walk, it' possible get Corcovado step by step (aproximately 1hour and half), in a amazing journey.
It's very easy to access to public transportation from the house: the bus stop is just 2min and the metro 10min walking.
As we have a backyard with a very nice garden, smoking is permitted only in outside areas. If you want to invite someone to get in, you must remember that visits are possible only with an advance request. In case of any doubt, just ask someone of the house to help you. You'll be always well come.
Excelente host, breakfast maravilhoso, lugar tranquilo em Santa Teresa. Fomos muito gentilmente acolhidos pela Beatriz. Recomendo para qualquer um que gostaria conhecer o Rio e ja se sentir logo em casa...
We had a wonderful time staying in this beautiful retreat in Santa Teresa. Beatriz is a great host who shared a lot of beautiful ideas for day trips around the city with us. Through her we saw many nice places off the beaten track. The location itself is perfect. Clean, calm, but only three minutes walking from the beautiful santa teresa center. As well, the house lies perfect to get to know other areas of rio, like the center, Christo or lapa nightlife. We definitely recommend staying here. The breakfast itself is worth the stay - Beatriz makes homemade cream cheese, jam, yogurt, muffins and serves lots fresh fruit (juice) with it. Thank you again, Beatriz. We hope to be back very soon!
We would definitely recommend staying with Beatriz in her nice family’s house for several reasons. The room is very spacious, spotless, light and comfy and you can enjoy 100% privacy as it is located in a separate private wing of the house overlooking a nice courtyard. The hilly historical bairro of Santa Teresa is great and we are really happy we did not choose any other part of Rio to stay in: Even though it is considerably quiet, it disposes with a handful of good bars and restaurants; it is also very safe and you feel like you went 70–100 years back in time, it’s so beautiful. It is only a shame that its famous historical tram way is still not fixed after a massive reconstruction commenced being enforced by a 2011’s deadly accident – it was supposed to be finished by 2014 FIFA World Cup but it doesn’t look like it will be for the 2016 Olympics either… The real highlight of a stay with Beatriz is her breakfast, the best breakfast in South America for us right here (and we’ve done a lot of S. Am. before, trust us!): homemade bread, homemade yoghurt with granola, homemade butter, ham, cheese, homemade marmalades, fresh fruits, fresh fruit juice, real (non-instant) and very good coffee, etc. Beatriz and her family are also very helpful on any tourist info and advice you need, let alone supplying you with maps of Rio and the neighbourhood. They were super-helpful when we wanted to go see a football match at Maracanã, which had a kick-off about one hour upon our arrival in town and we had almost zero information but esp. Beatriz’s son Miguel made it all happen for us providing precious and exact info and navigation. Beatriz also provided us a free laundry service and our whole stay in her house felt like home. It is only a pity that it is technically not possible to use the kitchen in Beatriz’s house, which sometimes would be very useful for us because of Rio’s restaurant prices but you at least have a refrigerator in your room. Nevertheless, next time we’re in Rio, we definitely stay here again! Thank you Beatriz for your hospitality and everything! Lexa & Ondrej
Thank you for your kind words Alexandra. I really enjoyed meeting you, Ondrej and Kristina. It's really very good to cook for those who appreciate it. It's inspiring and I'm grateful for that. Hope to meet you another time. Be sure you will be allways wellcome, anytime, any place. Best wishes for all of you, with love, Beatriz
The flat was very nice, extremely well-located, very clean and fine.
Beatriz was a wonderful host and we ate there one of our best breakfasts ever. She gave us a lot of good ideas of walks in Rio and suggestions about the city
Ok heres the thing: Beatriz might just be the nicest Brasilian you will find in all of Rio. She has a a big heart, makes a fantastic and superdeluxe healthy breakfast with fruit from her garden, made me probably the best Tapioca with homemade Hummus ever made, and was very helpfull with tips on where to go. Even though we broke their bed (soooo sorry again), Beatriz and her nice husband kept cool - brazilian style - and repaired it. The place is super lovely and spacious. Santa Teresa is the place to be in Rio anyways, and Beatriz´place is in the heart of it. Go there or you havent been to Rio, thats all I can say !
Thanks for your words Cornelius, but the credits are not just mine. It was a really good meeting. Although brief, it was an inspiring one, able to awaken what is best in us. Was a really great pleasure to meet you and Alexandra. Best wishes for you and keep enjoy living, with love, Beatriz
If I have to go back to Rio De Janeiro, I will definitively stay in Beatriz's place again. The room is comfortable and far from the rest of the house. She has a very nice that would be happy to help you out. For exemple, I wanted to visit the Favelas, So they introduced me to someone who lives there. And the icing on the cake is that every morning she makes an awesome home made breakfast.
We are lucky to have chosen this room. First of all, the room is actually separated from the house, has it's own entrance, bathroom and fridge, so there is plenty of privacy. The location is very nice on an old street in Santa Teresa. We loved the neighborhood even more than the common tourist parts of the city. It's charming with an authentic flavor. The street is a little hard to find at first, so be prepared.
Of course, a very important part of the experience is your host. Beatriz is a wonderful host: available for an interesting conversation when you want it, but not intrusive. She told us many interesting things about Rio and Brazil, and she even taught us to make home-made cream cheese. She provides fresh breakfast every morning (or afternoon, in our case). All in all, this was a wonderful stay!