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Adorable 2 floor apt - Santa Teresa

Claudia And Angus

Adorable 2 floor apt - Santa Teresa

4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
2 baths
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
2 baths

The space

Our charming and spacious apartment is located in the wonderfully bohemian Santa Teresa, a favorite neighborhood for foreigners and locals alike containing some of the most picturesque scenery of Rio de Janeiro. With its amazing views and fresh climate, Santa Teresa sits high on a hill between the southern areas and the city center and provides easy access to the most interesting sights of Rio: Lapa , Flamengo , Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches , the Christ the Redeemer statue and Tijuca Forest.

Our home is located in a region filled with historic mansions, charming squares, cultural venues, artists ateliers, a small Cinema, the best Acai (a local fruit delicacy) in Rio, small shops filled with local handicrafts and a number of traditional lively bars and restaurants famous amongst the locals and those that visit.

Our two floor apartment is located on a quiet residential street. The entrance is on the ground floor and the apartment has been newly renovated in a rustic style. You will find all the facilities you need to fully enjoy your home away from home. The apartment has a bright, airy and private environment which looks out onto a beautiful and typically characteristic view of Rio: the forest; the Christ the Redeemer Statue; old colonial style houses; and in the distance a peaceful community.

The ground floor consists of a spacious living / dining room. It has large windows which showcase an old, majestic tree offering a beautiful play of light and color through its abundant foliage. This tree is often frequented by Tamarin monkey’s.

In the living room there is a sofa that transforms into two single beds and a large dining table. The dining area joins onto an open plan fully equipped kitchen with a new stove, fridge and everything else you need to prepare some great cuisine. This floor also has its own bathroom complete with a washing machine.

On the upper floor there is a large open plan loft. This is our super cozy master bedroom with a comfortable double bed from which you can look out over the scenic view across the valley. In the corner of this floor there is a wonderful internal garden, perfect for relaxing in the fresh air whilst staying in the privacy of the home. Next to the garden you will find a desk perfect for working. At the other end of the bedroom a door leads to a small office with double doors opening out onto a delightful sunny balcony. During carnival the "bloco's" (local bands) pass right in front of the balcony. You can enjoy them drinking a cool drink from the comfort and privacy of the balcony, or head downstairs and out the door straight into the fun!! This floor also has a bathroom with a shower and we just had a brand new air conditioner installed to keep you super cool when you need it. There is also a silent fan on the ground floor should you need it.

There is a bus stop right outside the house to take you to Gloria or straight downtown (Lago Carioca where there are many buses and a subway to other areas of the city).

If you prefer the fresh air there are some great things you can do within walking distance:
- 20 minutes walk to the main carnival parades are held (in the Sambadromo).
- 15 minutes walk to Lapa (one of Rio’s main places for going out filled with bars and restaurants).
- 20 minutes walk to Gloria (also with a subway and easy connections to all over the city).

We would love to welcome you in our home, do let us know if your have any questions.


Free parking on premises
Air conditioning

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM


10 Reviews

LaJuana User Profile
August 2014
What a lovely place, great energy and very peaceful. We really enjoyed the amount of room we had. Veronica was our host, instead of Claudia and Angus, and was very pleasant to work with. They provided us with detailed information about the neighborhood and the little organic rest…
Timothy User Profile
July 2014
We had a truly wonderful stay at Claudia and Angus' place in Rio. The place is exactly as pictured in the photographs. It really is that adorable! The views from the house felt like we were in a movie. Everything was perfect. House was very secure (multiple locks etc), WiFi was s…
Jeff User Profile
July 2014
Santa Teresa is a great little artsy neighborhood that offers a distinctly different and interesting side of Rio than what you see in the Beach communities of Ipanema, Copa and Leblon. It's also close to Lapa if you want a night of partying. Claudia and Angus' apt was the perfe…
Dave User Profile
January 2015
What an amazing stay! Very spacious, tastefully decorated apartment with wonderful views overlooking Rio and Cristo Redentor. Angus and Claudia were great hosts, very friendly ad helpful and always went over and above in providing us with tips and recommendations in exploring San…
Thomas User Profile
July 2014
Claudia and Angus have a beautiful home, we spent 3 nights there and wished we could have stayed for more. The apartment was clean, spacious and filled with lots of natural light and good energy. It was unfortunate not to meet them in person as they were travelling, but their fri…
Matthijs User Profile
May 2014
Great apartment in the lovely and atmospheric neighbourhood of Santa Teresa. The apartment has a wonderful view of the hills of Rio de Janeiro and (albeit distant) Christ the Redeemer, all to be admired from a wonderful hammock and a cute and green outdoor terrace/balcony. Very a…
Julia User Profile
April 2014
Claudia and Angus are great hosts, they helped us with all our questions about Rio, the neighbourhood and the apartment. They were very friendly and we were very happy to stay at their lovely apartment. Everything was fine and as written in airbnb. So without doubts, you will ha…

Hosted by Claudia And Angus

Rio, BrazilJoined in July 2013
Claudia And Angus User Profile
17 Reviews
4 References
We are a Brazilian - Australian couple living in wonderful Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro. We love traveling all over the world as much as we enjoy living at our home in Santa. We spend time in nature whenever we can and love to meditate, have a healthy lifestyle and enjoy the tr…
Languages: English, Español, Nederlands, Português
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