About this listing
A privileged place for those who is planning to enjoy quiet and nature in a cozy hideaway between the mountain and the sea. Carefully built from recycled materials and a laid back atmosphere with all privacy. To get the island you have to take a short boat ride through the lakes.
On the way you see egrets, herons, spoonbills, an occasional capybara and the sort of nature one wouldn´t normally associate with a metropolis like Rio.
Just a few minutes walking from Barra beach, the longest waterfront of the city with 14.4 km of clear green ocean water that spreads along Sernambetiba Avenue. Where you can find the most famous meeting points for several outdoor sports like surf, kiteboard, bodyboard, windsurf, fishing and diving. There are also many bars, kiosks, and also an all lighted bike track ideal for an evening ride.
One step away from the bustling Avenida das Americas which lead us to the best restaurants, malls, bars, night life. Also close to Rio Centro exhibition & Convention center, Rock`n Rio, Windsor Barra, Sports City, HSBC Arena, City Hall and favorite places for Adventure and Nature Tours.
We offer our personalized attention and the purpose to "feel at home" as a very special guest.
Our house is on side the Studio, so assistance and safety is our prime concern.
Visitor policy is quite flexible but subject to discussion and approval.
The Guesthouse accommodates only those registered .
It is strictly forbidden to bring persons who are not announced during reservation or communicated in advance.
Smoking is allowed in open area ( pergola,patio,garden)
Communication is the best policy.
If you have ahy questions about anything please ask us when booking!
As someone who loves to travel and stay off the beaten path, I must say that this property is, hands down, the most wonderful, relaxing, beautiful place I have ever had the pleasure of staying in. It's hard to believe that you're only a 5-minute boat ride away from the city and not in the middle of the Amazon.
If the view, serenity and the aesthetics of this amazing property isn't enough, Silvia, the host, was so pleasant, friendly and made us feel welcomed the moment we stepped off the boat. She was always there to answer questions, offer travel suggestions and places to eat. Morning breakfast was always fresh and delicious. When it was time to depart (after only 3 days), Silvia saw us off from the pier when we left and my girlfriend and I got teary-eyed.
We fell in love with Rio and vowed to return. And when we do, we hope to stay again at Silvia's place.
A wonderful place with great soul... very nice house decorated with "bom gusto"... in the midst of wonderful nature! We really enjoyed! The best were the people - Silvia, her son and Paulinho, who we never forget.. THANK YOU!! and see you soon!
Um lugar maravilhoso, paradisíaco, a Sílvia é realmente uma superhost. Ficamos três dias, dois deles com chuva e mesmo assim foi uma experiência maravilhosa. Ter o Rio e ao mesmo tempo um lugar único no meio da natureza estonteante é algo de espetacular. Tranquilidade garantida. Pegar os barquinhos é um charme adicional e em nada um incômodo. As casinhas são super confortáveis, o café da manhã, servido pelo super simpático Paulinho, uma delicia à parte que dá vontade de ficar à mesa por horas. Agora temos um cantinho quando voltarmos ao Rio, porque a sensação que fica é de estar em (website hidden) uma gatinha, Isabel, muito carinhosa que nos recebeu com muitos romrons. Recomendamos fortemente.
Silvia y su familia fueron excelente anfitriones. La casa esta perfecta para 2 personas inclusive puede ser utilizada para 3.
El lugar es muy lindo y basicamente todo funciono a la perfeccion en nuestra estadia.
Esta es una casa que tiene muy buena vibra y que ademas, tiene muy buen gusto en todos sus arreglos. La recomiendo mucho, aunque hay que pensar que son 25 minutos para llegar a Ipanema.
La recomiendo muchisimo, y sinceramente es muy facil convivir cuando a los dueños de casa les gusta recibir visitas! uno siente calidez.
It's been a couple days since I've returned from my trip, so I've had time to digest my stay with Silvia and write a completely unbiased opinion. Here it is: the stay was incredible, and Silvia did everything she could possibly do to make us comfortable.
My wife and I went with our two kids, aged 3 and 5, for a week long stay during the World Cup. Silvia was great with the kids, and after we settled in, she greeted us on the patio with caipirinhas to give us the lay of the land. It was a lot to absorb right off the bat, but there is a direct phone line to her residence that she enouraged us to use if we needed *anything*.
The first night, my 5 year old got sick with a fever and cough. The next morning, she went out of her way to help us find a pediatrician to take both kids to (my daughter was coming down with something as well). We could have stumbled along on our own, but she sent us to a very specific place whose reputation she knew. This gesture made us realize just how lucky we were to have her available to us.
She also arranged transportation for us. We had a taxi from the airport that she set up, and we had a great driver (Alfredo) that took us on a tour and drove us back to the airport.
The residence itself was clean, spacious, and in a beautiful location. There is a swimming pool available for use, and the patio offers a great place to congregate for meals or just to relax.
In terms of location, you need to take a boat to the residence itself. It's a quick, 5 minute trip. There are buses in and around Barra de Tijuca (where this is), but they're not as convenient as taking a taxi. That being said, there is a massive project underway to have the metro run there in time for the Olympics. The addition of the metro will make this location even more desirable.
I would wholeheartedly recommend any of Silvia's listings to anyone wishing to take a trip to Rio. Our family is hoping to go back in 2016 for the Olympics, and we will most definitely try to stay here again.
A HUGE OBRIGADO to Silvia and Francisco for allowing us to share our trip with you!
Definitlely something special ! The kind of atmosphere in this stunning studio is amazing. Away from the hustle and bustle, you almost forget about being in Rio. Just a quick boatride though, and you're in Barra, a safe and quiet neighbourhood all the way to wonderful Praia do Pepe ;-) Both my adult sons and I felt home away from home - due to the care and assistance of Silvia, Francesco and, last but not least Paulinho ! And its so easy to reach by bus 2018 from and to GIG airport. The aircon-busride can take up to two hours but it's a city-tour itself already for just 13,50 Reais...
Incredibly beautiful place!!
I never imagined such a place exist so close to the city. I had to spend 4 days in the Barra of Rio, which is quite apart from the main part of Rio, and found this peacefully on the lake/canal water, just 5 minutes away by boat to the main traffic routes.
Silvia and Francisco were so kind and welcoming, and helpful with any request, and you can see and feel their spirit in every detail of the beautiful houses and the garden.
I came to work, and felt like in holiday whenever returned home or before leaving in the morning.
Simply beautiful and inspiring place. Highly recommended !!
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About the Host, Silvia
I am a native from Buenos Aires who is blessed to be living in the most exciting city in the world since many years ago. I am a passionate for all things involving the arts, music, architecture , dance, literature, good food and wine. I really enjoy entertaining friends and family in my home, Bossanova, classic jazz, and love watching old time movies and dining out. I`m a big fan of traveling and experiencing new cultures. It`s really nice to have friends (and of course, make new ones) from all around the world! I'm lucky to have a life rich in relationships with family, friends and guests!