A view of the seaView of Ipanema beach from the terrace.

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

A uniquely decorated room with a large terrace overlooking the Atlantic ocean, perfect for watching the sunrise. Also included is a private bathroom just outside your door, guarded by the wild foliage of the mountain.

The space

The room is very comfortable and spacious incorporating creative and personal art pieces. It was built as an addition to the main house, thus it's quite private. It has a comfortable double bed, a small fridge with a generous selection of beverages, a mirror, shelf and a clothes rack.

It is accessed via a small central open area, housing a private shower/bathroom and an open air wash basin. The bathroom has been recently renovated. The room also has double doors leading to a terrace overlooking the ocean and Ilha Das Cagarras in the distance and a phenomenal view of the Vidigal favela to the right. The house itself is nestled against the Morro rock covered with foliage and trees. It is completely private from neighbours due to the dense vegetation.

Other things to note

As this is a shared residential property, parties and extra guests are prohibited.

There are 5 friendly dogs living on the property. If you dislike dogs this is probably not the best choice for you.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $31
Security Deposit: $108
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Nenhum animal de estimação, por favor
Não se aceitam visitantes ou festas
O check-in às 13: 00h
Check-out às 12h00



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

1 night minimum stay

19 Reviews

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Morgan User Profile
January 2017
Having lived in Rio 4 summers in a row, I can say confidently this is a truly unique place. Absolutely gorgeous and quiet. Sonia is lovely and a fantastic host.

Bonnie User Profile
August 2016
A fabulous experience! Staying in a lovely house, with the most amazing view. Sonia was a really wonderful host, and did everything she could to make us feel comfortable and at home. We loved being in Vidigal, feeling part of a real lively and thriving community. We would recommend this to anyone ( as long as they are happy with dogs, and fairly fit). We certainly hope to return in the next few years for Carnival!

Fabio User Profile
March 2016
Hello, When we booked our stay we did it mostly for the house and its view of the ocean, we were not disappointed!!! What we also discovered is a community, the Vidigal Favela, and it blew away our stereotypes. Never in Rio have we felt safer than in Vidigal. Sonia is very welcoming and always open, she was curious about our trips in the city and never hesitated to give new ideas or tips. We should have listened to her more as every tip we actually went for were a total success. We recommend a stay with Sonia anytime and to anyone. Reservamos con Sonia por la belleza de la casa y sus vistas del mar, no fuimos deceptionado!!! Una maravilla! Pero tambien, lo que descubrimos, es una comunidad, la de la favela de Vidigal que nos cambio completamente el punto de vista. Nunca en Rio nos hemos sentido seguro como en Vidigal. Sonia es muy simpatica y acogedora, siempre estaba interesada en saber nuestras aventuras en la ciudad y tenia muchos consejos. Cada consejo resulto en una inolvidable experiencia. Le recomendamos a todos de reservar con Sonia.

Jennifer User Profile
February 2016
Sonia is a kind, dynamic and generous woman. She made me feel welcome and took good care of me as a guest in her home. She connected me with her friends who took me out to carnival events. She also helped me find live music and dancing opportunities. Her home is beautiful and artistic. It is high up in the mountain integrated with nature, surrounded by lush forest with a beautiful view of the ocean from the terrace. I was able to see may species of birds and a family of monkeys all from the terrace. There is also a little outdoor pool, an outdoor sink and an outdoor shower too. The neighborhood Vidigal is just after Ipanema and Leblon. It is easy to catch a bus or walk down town (20 minutes) or to the metro. Some cabs will not drive you up the hill and so you either will have to walk or pay 3 R and jump on the back of a motorcycle. The Shereton hotel down the street is a great place to take out money and to participate in daily tours. I highly recommend staying with Sonia she is a delight!

Vanessa User ProfileVanessa is a superhost.
January 2016
Sonia has a marvellous home and a fantastic view to the Atlantic Ocean. She is caring, warm, friendly and we immediately felt very comfortable with her. Simply put WE LOVE SONIA. Choosing to stay in Vidigal was one of the best decisions on our trip to Brazil. The neighbourhood is alive and vibrant, super safe and fun to explore. Don't shy away from hiking up to the Dois Irmãos peak for breathtaking views of the may sides of Rio, it's quite a rigorous trek mind you. We wholeheartedly recommend staying with Sonia, she is a true gem! Beijos e abraços Sonia :)

Dominik User Profile
January 2016
Staying at Sonia's place was more than we could ask for after arriving in Rio. Her generosity and kindness was just overwhelming. Waking up with this magnificent view, jumping in the pool when ever we wanted or just having a sunbath was just Perfect. In Vidigal we felt save by day and night. For us it felt like the real Rio experience after having some concerns it was the best decision we could have made. Enjoy your time at Sonia's place and do not be scared of the dogs :)

Andrei User Profile
November 2015
The host canceled this reservation 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · Joined in September 2011
Sonia Gallo User Profile

Originally from Sao Paulo, Vidigal has been my home for the last 30 years. I consider myself a Carioca.

I don’t speak English but understand Spanish. Since I am part Italian I am very communicative and usually make myself understood. I look forward to welcoming you at my hilltop home.

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