House - Entire home/apt · Rua do Jogo da Bola, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 20081-170, Brazil

The Space

HOUSE available only for these dates and holiday:

Fifa World Cup 2014
June and July 2014
10-night package minimum


Go beyond touristic experience !
If you are looking for a real and authentic local experience, you've just found it !!!

Come and give your contribution to our House Art Gallery !!!
A House that is an Art Gallery and is under a constant change because of the contribution of the artists who stay here. Any guest is very welcome to have a part of the the house wall to produce any drawing, mosaic, painting, sculpture and so on.


The house is set in the most traditional street of the Conceição Hill, Center City of Rio. Conceição Hill is an unspoilt historical and historic Hill in Rio and a place where many artists chose to have their Art Studio.
It is a historical neighbourhood where many houses are cultural and historical heritage of the country because of the Portuguese colonial architecture, the history of the place and all the tradition involved in the area . It is just 50 metres away from the Conceição Fortress and under the constant surveillance of the soldier . Because of it, it has been pointed out as one of the safest area of Rio.

Why is it the best place to stay in the Fifa World Cup ?
Because the house is only 5 Km away to Maracana Stadium or 5 subway or train stations to it.

Why is it the best place to stay in the carnival ?
Because the city center is where the greatest carnival blocos perform and where there is the school of samba parade .

Why is it the best place to stay anytime ?
Because we are in the city center of Rio where buses, subway, metro and train are available and you can go to any part of the city, state and country.


The house is very comfortable and big with where up to 12 people sleep , size 150 m2, 5 rooms, 2 bathrooms, WI-FI , fully equipped kitchen, dinning room, living room, a garden with a centenary vine, flowers, plants and 3 varandas facing the Christ, The Redeemer and the city center.
It is a colorful and beautifully decorated house.

BEDROOM 1: for 2 people, 13m2 size, queen size bed, air conditioning which also cools the living room, TV, desk and chair.

BEDROOM 2: for 2 people, 11m2 size, queen size bed, air conditioning that cools the room 3 or the living room, wardrobe with six doors.

BEDROOM 3: for 3 people, size 11m2, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed. wardrobe 2 doors, ceiling fan, but you can use the air con of the bedroom 2.

BEDROOM 4: small room, for 1 person, size 5 m2, single bed and small table fan.

BEDROOM 5: Large room for 4 people, 20 m2 size. shelves, desk fan typhoon, washbasin, two single beds and two lower beds assistants under them (bunk bed), when put together, become a king size bed.


5 minutes to MAR - Museu de Arte do Rio - Art of Rio Museum
3 minutes to Pedra do Sal - The most important and outdoor live samba performance held every Monday and Friday and free of charge - It is one of the birthplace of the samba in Brasil also.
10 minutes to Uruguaiana or Presidente Vargas metro station
15 minutes to Mosteiro de São Bento - Services with Gregorian chant are held every Sunday
20 minutes to CCBB Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
20 minutes to Igreja da Candelaria
20 minutes to Centro Cultural dos Correios
20 minutes to Casa França-Brasil
20 minutes to Catedral Católica do Rio de Janeiro - Catholic Cathedral
20 minutes to Catedral Presbiteriana do Rio de Janeiro - Prebyterian Cathedral
25 minutes to Biblioteca Nacional - National Library
25 minutes to Museu Nacional de Belas Artes - Fine Arts National Museum
25 minutes to Teatro Municipal - Municipal Theatre
25 minutes to Centro cultural da Justiça Federal
25 minutes to Arcos da Lapa - Lapa Arches
25 minutes to Escadaria Selarón
25 minutes to Lapa


Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 9
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 10 nights
Security Deposit: $2296
Check In: 11:00 AM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
  • Gostaria de agradecer imensamente pela recepção e cordialidade! Tive uma semana corrida, ou seja, parei pouco na casa, no entanto, mesmo assim, Thatiana sempre foi muito atenciosa e comunicativa! Em sua casa me senti muito à vontade e por isso, nas próximas vezes que eu for ao Rio não hesitarei em nenhum momento de ficar em sua casa, caso haja disponibilidade! Recomendo a todos (as) aqueles (as) que tiverem interesse e, com certeza, recomendarei aos meus amigos que forem à cidade. Sou grato de verdade por pensar no próximo, no coletivo. Um grande ser humano.

    March 2014
  • A Thatiana é uma excelente anfitriã! Está sempre pronta pra dar muitas dicas do que fazer, onde ir e como ir. Não tenho palavras pra agradecer toda a ajuda que recebi dela, antes e durante minha estadia. Ela é muito agilizada e preocupada em tratar seus hóspedes muito bem e a casa está sempre limpa e organizada. O Morro da Conceição é um lugar seguro e muito bem localizado, além de ser muito charmoso! Tem fácil acesso e é perto de muitos pontos turísticos do Rio. Super recomendo!!!! Obrigada por tudo, Thati!!!

    March 2014
  • Passei ótimos dias hospedada na Happy House da Thatiana. Adorei a atmosfera da casa, e a sempre atenciosa anfitriã. Ela também soube me dar privacidade e ao mesmo tempo disponível se eu precisasse dela. Infelizmente fui a trabalho, mas gostaria de ter tempo de usar as ótimas dicas do Rio de Janeiro da Thatiana, vários pontos turísticos e culturais estão bem próximos da casa. Quanto à localização – num morro - também quero adicionar que é um local seguro e tranquilo. Sempre é bom levar o “como chegar” para indicar aos motoristas de taxi.

    I have spent great days at Thatiana's Happy House. I loved the house atmosphere and the attentive and helpful host. She also let me have my privacy while being there if I needed her. Unfortunately I was traveling for work, but I wish I had more time to make good use of the great Rio de Janeiro tips from Thatiana, several touristic and cultural locations are nearby. As for the where the house is – a “morro” - I would like to add that it is a safe and calm area. It is always good to keep the “how to get to the house” handy as some taxi drivers don't know where Morro da Conceição is.

    March 2014
  • Accueil très chaleureux, appartement propre et agréable. Hôte disponible et conciliante (possibilité de parler en anglais). Emplacement pratique pour le carnaval, et bien desservi pour accéder aux sites touristiques. Accès direct en bus pour les plages.

    Warm welcome, pleasant and clean apartment. A receptive and conciliatory host (english speaking). Good location for the carnaval, and well served location, direct access to the beaches and turists sites with the bus.

    March 2014
  • My experience with Thatiana was better than I could have imagined!!! From the time we booked, Thatiana provided a vast amount of details and support to assist us on our journey. She even wrote out personalized directions for the taxi driver to locate her place of residence. The morning before our travels began, we connected via WhatsApp and were able to communicate freely, where she shared great enthusiasm about our pending arrival.
    When our taxi driver arrived (after deciding to take his own route to the home), Thatiana was outside and presented a warm and genuine greeting, showing us around the home, our room, and even sharing with us the food she'd prepared for all those scheduled to stay there! Our stay was brief but Thatiana was our master planner in ensuring we got the most out of our stay. SHE KNEW WHERE EVERYTHING WAS FOR CARNAVAL! This resource was invaluable. We were able to navigate the bus, taxi and train system with Thatiana's direction and guidance (and the maps and books she offers to those who stay there). We truly connected with Thatiana about Brazilian culture, where she shared her insight about the history of many of the places we visited. We even danced with Thatiana at a Bloco (Block party during carnaval in the neighborhood where she lives), we took pictures and truly established an invaluable friendship and she made a BRAZILIAN feast for all those visiting! It was delicious! Whenever we were with any questions or needed support, Thatiana was attentive and available (sun up to sun down).She gave us suggestions on how to arrange our daily itineraries and the best place to shop for souvenirs!
    When it was time for our departure, Thatiana arranged our taxi ride back and when the taxi driver had some trouble reaching her home (because of street blockages due to Carnaval) Thatiana arranged for an alternate meeting location and ran with us with all our luggage to our taxi! SHE IS ABSOLUTELY amazing, warm, engaging and truly dedicated to ensuring you have a meaningful trip to Brazil! I would recommend anyone staying in Rio to room with Thatiana for a lifetime experience. When I return, I will be staying with THATIANA!!!!

    March 2014
  • Nuestra estadía en la casa de Thatiana fue agradable. La casa es amplia y cómoda, se encuentra en una zona segura, volvimos de noche tarde varias veces y no tuvimos ningún problema. Thatiana es una persona encantadora, nos ayudó mucho indicándonos lugares, horarios, líneas de buses, etc. Le gusta cocinar y eso redundó en beneficio de los que estábamos hospedados. Recomiendo plenamente a la anfitriona y su casa.

    March 2014
  • Thatiana is a terrific hostess and a wonderful lady, and my stay at her house was a delight. She is upbeat, positive, full of knowledge and enthusiasm for her city, while at the same time keeping a very balanced and objective view of things. A traveler herself, she will give you recommendations that are tailored to your tastes and interests, and you can learn a lot about Rio from talking to her -- she is really smart and speaks her mind. The house is cosy and very charming, and set up in such a way that you can have as much privacy or be as social as you like. It's also very conveniently located, and, in the Rio summer, much cooler than the city streets. I would be very happy to stay at Thatiana's again on my next visit!

    February 2014
  • The wonderful reviews of Thatiana were one of the reason I chose to stay with her and now I am happy to be able to leave a glowing review of my own. Thatiana is absolutely wonderful. She genuinely cares about her guest's experience, is knowledgeable about the area, and is extremely helpful. I felt very welcomed and throughout my 3 week stay, had the chance to observe the care and attention to detail she puts into her house and work. I feel that she is a person with high integrity and I would trust to refer any of my family or friends to stay with her.

    I stayed in the smallest room and it was comfortable and perfect for my purposes. As it has been pointed out, the area is not in the usual touristy area and allows you to get a feel for the city from more of a local's perspective. Thatiana explained what my transportation options were as soon as I arrived, provided a map for me that I have used a lot, and also gave a lot of recommendations of activities and events to do during my stay. The metro and bus are nearby and I easily commuted to the touristy areas from her house.

    I have so many nice things that I can say about my time at Thatiana's. To summarize about the house, if you're looking for a warm and inviting place to stay with easy access to public transportation, this place is it. As for Thatiana as a host, I would summarize my experience as "above and beyond".

    Muito Obrigada Thatiana!

    February 2014
  • It was really interesting to stay in Saude at Thatiana's place.The room was just perfect for me and located near to Pedra do Sal, one of the wonderful carioca's cultural place.

    February 2014
  • Staying at Thatiana's was marvellous!! She is a very friendly and caring person so is her home 'Home sweet home'. My friend and I had a nice welcoming home at our arrival. Thatiana helps us every time she could. The room and also the entire house is very clean, well-decorated and colourful. It is well located too downtown, in a historic area next to a military fortress so the neighboorhood is safe. You can find the Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil, 15 min by walk, Museu de Arte do Rio at 5 min (which is free entrance on Tuesday by the way), and you can find 2 metro stations at 10 and 15 min, near you have a huge street market everyday and of course down from the house, many buses go to Copacabana, Ipanema, Botafogo where is the Sugar Loaf and so on. Taxis are not expensive at night from there (- than 30 Reais). However, taxidrivers tend to have problems to find the street because it is high on the hill but with good indications from Thatiana and if you have a map, you can indicate pretty easily. Overall I will definately recommand anyone who wants a relaxing holidays and is willing to learn about Brazil's history and culture, this is the place to be!! Thank you again Thatiana

    January 2014
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Faculdade Bethencourt da Silva
Although graduated in Management I worked for 11 years as sales woman. Currently I've been working as an independent real estate agent . Travelling, beach, samba are my passion. I lived in Australia and Israel and have been in Turkey, Cambodia, Malasia, Laos, Thailand, Japan, Argentina, Chile and Bolívia. They are just the beginning... I enjoy taking people around to see the Cidade Maravilhosa ( The Wonderful City ), taking care of my garden where there are flowers, a vine and herbs that I use for cooking, trying new recipes and a cold waterfall dip in a hot day in Rio. I am literally very colorful and so is my house. Some review written by my guests: "Thatiana was attentive, friendly, helpful, beautiful, kind, communicative, respectful, responsive and caring." Celeste "Thatiana herself is just wonderful! She's helpful, informative, hospitable and also well travelled" Bree "A estadia na casa da Thatiana foi ótima. Ela é uma pessoa muito atenciosa e prestativa. Sempre preocupada com o bem estar dos seus hóspedes, à disposição para ajudar no que for preciso..." Weverton "Thatiana is a wonderful host and makes a big effort to ensure your stay in Rio is enjoyable. She's welcoming and relaxed and has a genuine interest in meeting people from around the world. She'll give you heaps of info on the neighbourhood, the transport connections , supermarkets, bars and cafes." Vincent "La habitación es tal y como se ve en las fotos, pero lo que es más que recomendable es la dueña de la casa. Una persona muy servicial que se desvive por hacerte la vida fácil, cómoda y sobre todo que te esesora cómo y dónde ir adaptándose a la mentalidad de cada tipo de viajero. Personalmente me siento muy privilegiado por haber podido visitar Río de Janeiro con esta maravillosa guía local. " Nacho "Thatiana is a very easygoing girl, very helpful and kind. She enjoys meeting people and shared nice conversations and even drinks. Always nice to meet people with an happy soul as her. " Antonio "Thatiana is very friendly and helpful host! " Yulia "Thatiana is a great host. She is extremely knowledgeable, very helpful, and a pleasure to be with. She knows a lot of kool places and is fun to hang-out." Rishabh "Tatiana was amazing with me all the time! she give me advices ab the city all the time! were? how? times ? prices ... etc. " Daniele "O Rio com certeza se tornou um lugar muito mais agradável depois de conhecer a casa da anfitriã e principalmente ela, uma pessoa muito agradável e de um caráter indiscutível." João Paulo "A anfitriã ... fantástica, praticamente uma guia cultural, deu todas as informações necessárias para se locomover pela cidade (trajetos de ônibus, itinerários, horários, metrô, ruas , bairros, tudo!), além de sugerir vários pontos culturais alternativos da cidade para sair do óbvio. Extremamente cordial e culta, atendeu e esclareceu toda e qualquer dúvida a respeito de sua região e das demais." Daniel "Thatiana is a wonderful host. From the minute I arrived she made me feel at home with here sparkling personality and colorful house." Frank
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