House in Santa Teresa - Great views

House - Entire home/apt · Rua Aprazível, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 20241-270, Brazil

The Space

House on top of Santa Teresa hills. 3 rooms available to rent.

Big property with stunning views of Rio. Native forest in the backyard.
Beautiful attic, good for parties (careful with too much noise)
Living room with TV, sofas, etc.
Garage w 2 spots
In front of Aprazivel Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in Rio
Kitchen with fridge
Pool (needs to be cleaned - speak to housekeeper)
Place for party, trail in native forest

About Santa Teresa Neighborhood:
Santa Teresa is the name of a neighbourhood in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located on top of the Santa Teresa hill, by the centre of Rio, and is famous for its winding, narrow streets which are a favourite spot for artists and tourists.

The neighbourhood originated around the Santa Teresa Convent, built in the 1750s on the Desterro hill. At the end of the 19th and early 20th century it was an upper class borough, as testified by its magnificent mansions, many of which are still standing.

In 1896, the Carioca Aqueduct, a colonial structure that used to bring water to the centre of Rio, was converted into a viaduct for the Santa Teresa Tramway (bondinho). The historic tram line - the only remaining one in Rio - is a popular attraction among tourists. The ride starts in the city centre, near the Largo da Carioca square, crosses the old aqueduct and goes through the picturesque streets of the neighbourhood. Wonderful views of the city downhill can be appreciated.

Santa Teresa ceased being an upper-class neighbourhood long ago, but it has been revived as an artistic hotspot. It is home to several artists and art studios and galleries. The offer of restaurants and bars is also varied.

One of Santa Teresa's most illustrious inhabitants was Raimundo Otoni Castro Maya, an art collector who lived in his Chácara do Céu mansion in the neighbourhood. The mansion was turned into a museum (Museu da Chácara do Céu) and its exhibits include works by Matisse, Jean Metzinger, Eliseu Visconti, Di Cavalcanti, and Candido Portinari. Another museum is the Museu do Bonde, which tells the history of the Santa Teresa tram since its origins.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Extra people: No Charge
Cancellation: Flexible
  • i had a wonderful stay at carlos house. top of sta teresa. the pictures are accurate the house is well suited for groups. i felt very secure in the streets. highly recommend it. its in sta Teresa there are buses to gloria, lapa, central. i did even walk to lapa and catete. (catete via Pedro americo not in the nights.) the walks take about 20 to 30 minutes. moto taxi From gloria also.

    communication very good!

    December 2013
    Response from Carlos:

    Thanks Markus! That street is very dear to me and my family!

  • Wonderful house, very big, very quite, the forest is just behind the house. Fantastic location with the best views in the city. The rooms are very bright and spacious, has everything for cooking in the kitchen. There is a very romantic fire place in the house with huge mango trees. Carlos is a person with whom it`s very easy to deal with, reacts very fast and he provided us quickly everything which we needed.

    December 2013
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