... And this is the house taken from OUTSIDE.This is your BEDROOM
Arty house with stunning view!
Arty house with stunning view!
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
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Your own peaceful rainforest house! On top of mountain, in bohemian Santa Teresa.
Big open kitchen. Monkeys and toucans visit daily.
Yet: 15 minutes to citycenter, and swinging nightlife Lapa.
ALSO: 15 to metro beaches Copacabana and Ipanema

The space

Spacy bedroom with balcony and stunning view. Brand new bathroom.
Spacey open kitchen and sitting room. Hammocks.
Room with sofa bed and smaller bathroom.
Your have your own garden house, with your own keys. Full privacy!
2 dogs and 7 cats live in MY house and garden. Very sweet.
But they don't enter your house.

Guest access

WIFI, fully equiped kitchen. Busses downtown and Bus to metro connection beaches.Taxi's available.
Santa Teresa is the Bohemian neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.
Bus every 5 minutes to downtown Lapa, Rio's night life district.
Every 5 minutes bus to center of town with museums, shops and services.

Interaction with guests

I live in the house next to yours.
Available for any question, tip, chat.

Other things to note

Since the kitchen is open, smoking no problem.
I have 2 very nice and calm dogs in the garden.
They don't enter the house though.


Extra people $47 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $55
Weekly Discount: 19%
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House Rules
No parties or events

Be happy!
Don't invite strange people in the house. For
my and your own safety.
Don't feed the monkeys. For the same reason.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


3 nights minimum stay

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Deepasri User Profile
October 2017
Marjons house is out of a dream, nestled inside a lush forested hill, with christ looking over. The house was easy to locate, and very well connected by bus to the centre of Santa Teresa, which is a beautifully ambient neighbourhood. Marjon's very affectionate cats and dogs made us feel at home. And Marjon herself is an incredibly knowledgeable person and a warm host. Nature almost spills into this house, which is what makes it special. However as a result, maintaining the house is a challenge. There will be monkeys, birds, bugs and of course dogs and cats around. The open kitchen will tend to get dusty. While these were hardly issues for us, people who have outrageously high expectations about cleanliness should are not encouraged to stay here.

Frank User Profile
June 2017
The best view of the Christ you can imagine Funny monkeys come and say hi to you from the trees

Frank User Profile
May 2017
I enjoyed the privacy and quiet of the place, the view is gorgeous, you are really surrounded by nature The host is warm and corteous.

Mike User Profile
January 2017
Marjon was a fantastic host! She made extra efforts to make sure our stay was great. The house is really cool and could appreciate its character, highly recommend if you like unique architecture. The view and property are nice to enjoy at anytime. Just a short bus ride and you are anywhere in Rio! A++

Brooke User Profile
November 2016
I am in love with RIO but also my host Marjon and her home! Marjon is so warm and welcoming and open and receptive to your needs as someone staying in her home but she was so willing to make you feel like a part of her beautiful and colorful family living in Santa Teresa! Her sweet dogs and clever cats make the stay feel like home! The open, outdoor kitchen area is a dream! Stunning views of Cristo as well as the lush rainforest around the property. Everything from the stunning tiles, to the ambient lighting, small subtle touches like eccentric art pieces and found objects. These elements create an environment that allows to look forward to returning home everyday after your adventurous day in Rio! Thank you Marjon for everything! I will be back!

Troy User Profile
October 2016
My stay was fantastic! Out of this world! Marjon communicated with me before during and after. She met me with warmth and kindness. The cold beer was awesome. She also expanded the are and gave me travel info. I came to Rio to relax and photograph Santa Teresa. Strange, I know, but I choose this property for its eclectic nature and it's sweeping views! Marjon is also a SUPERHOST! There should be a new Airbnb catagory for hosts of her kind. Airbnb please name it Airbnb INTPrimeHost. This would let ppl know that the super host is also international and recognized as the best of the best as a host!

Andrea User Profile
September 2016
Staying at the Arty house was everything I needed and so much more. The moment you step inside you know there is something magical about this place. Marjon is the sweetest and kindest hostess, she goes above and beyond. She made feel special with decorations for my birthday upon arrival to the lodging (sweet surprise). Marjon, her friend Ai`cha and her pets all made me feel right at home. The views from the Arty house are spectacular. Every aspect of the house is perfectly situated so that you have a garden house feel with a bonus; an amazing view of Christ the Redeemer. I was starring at it day and night. The house is well kept and clean. If you want peace of mind Arty house is a perfect place to stay. Thanks Marjon for allowing me to experience your piece of paradise. Andrea

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Rio, BrazilJoined in November 2013
Marjon User ProfileMarjon is a superhost.

Passionate journalist since 37 years. Born in Amsterdam, I lived in different parts of the world. Ten years in Italy, Bosnia (yes during the war), and Mexico.
Since 15 years in the bohemian Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Although I travel all over Latin America, this magical place is forever my home.
I just finished building this guest house at the top of my garden. A dream I had for years: to create a tasteful and cosy house, so other people can savour the place I love most in the world.
If you want I can be a source of tips for alternative places to visit and hang out, including favelas. Places I deeply love, and often frequent.
Ah yes: I have two (very sweet) dogs and a bunch of cats. (They don't come in your house. No worry.)
This year I will be at home a lot because of the World Cup, and a book I have to finish writing.
That's me, for now.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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