7 room house in Laranjeiras, all available (singles, couples, groupes and families). Each room accommodates 2 people (double or single beds). Access to: kitchen, swimming pool, barbecue, pizza oven, laundry, internet, cable TV.
Recently renovated house, modern, quiet, spacious, bright, fresh, surrounded by fruit trees, garden, swimming pool, barbecue, terraces, pizza oven, kitchen, table games, TV room, and laundry facilities. 7 rooms air-conditioned or with fan: 3 suites (double bed) and 4 bedrooms (3 with bunk bed, 1 with sofa bed), that share 2 bathrooms. In addition the person may camp in the garden and count with private bathroom. In total 16 people can be comfortably accommodated . In total, 6 bathrooms are available for guests.
Guests have free access to the kitchen next to the barbecue grill and pizza oven, to all appliances (microwave, toast oven, blender, dishwasher, etc) as well as the washing machine and iron. Guests have access to all environments shown in the photos. It has three bedrooms with cable TV, as well as a common TV room. We provide sheets, duvets, pillows, towels and soap. Guests have access to wireless internet (wifi).
Interaction with Guests
We will be present during the stay of guests presenting them the city, showing them on city maps typical rides (locals and tourists): museums, restaurants, bars, party houses, beaches, forests, bike rides, helicopter, boat at the Lagoon and launch ride at the sea. If interested, we have contact with a registered guide of our confidence. If there is interest, we can offer an experience in our workshop about art and Brazilian cuisine. We can also arrange a typical Brazilian breakfast, barbecue or other dishes.
The house is located in Laranjeiras, district of intellectuals and artists, near the square that provides free exercise classes 6 to 10 am every day, to the Lob Club, that provides paid tennis lessons, and has as a neighbour the most recognized Brazilian astrologer. The house is a few blocks from the train station to Corcovado, in the adjoining district of Cosme Velho which still has the Naif Museum and interesting tourist spot in the Largo do Boticario . On the streets of Laranjeiras there are banks, post-office, supermarkets and several shops of fine food as well as natural - vegetarian food and fast food. Saturdays have the typical fair of Brazilian music in the street General Glicério Square(for free ), besides the beautiful and exotic fair vegetables, fruits , spices , seafood , flowers , jewelry , crafts , art pieces and Brazilian costumes . Sundays at São Salvador Square there is free brazilian live music and food stalls and clothes from various regions of Brazil , festive meeting place for young locals . Although the neighborhood has bars and restaurants typical Portuguese , Japanese , Chinese, French , Italian food , and a typical French cafe . In Largo do Machado there are cinemas and Centennial Church of Our Lady Victorious .
The neighborhood borders the neighborhood of Santa Teresa, Paineiras, Aterro do Flamengo with its famous park where it is hiking, soccer, volleyball , tennis, aero modeling, and biking ( bike racks is open to the public ) opposite the wonderful view of Guanabara Bay , in addition to theaters and museums.
There are several bus stops near the house and one of the buses connects with the subway station at Largo do Machado, leading to the Maracana stadium in 10 minutes, and to city center (5 '), Copacabana (10') and Ipanema (12 '). Largo do Machado has a bike rack for touring at Flamengo beach and the city. There are three taxi stops near, as well as the EasyTaxi system.
Other Things to Note
You can rent a rooms or part of the house with swimming pool (see photos) to 14 well accommodated guests, as well as other guests who want to camp in the garden, with private bathroom.
Because this is a shared house, basic common courtesy rules are appreciated. Keep the shared areas (turquoise bathroom, living area, dining area, and kitchen) tidy so that others can use the space as well.
If you want to invite friends over, you'll need to check with the other guests before doing so. Quiet hours are from 9am - 10pm on weekdays and from 9am - 01 am on weekends. Just be respectful of the other people you're sharing the space with.
Mi experiencia aca fue incredible!! I recommend it for anyone looking to stay in rio. The neighborhood is gorgeous (and very safe), the house is incredible with original artwork by one of the hosts - they are welcoming and accommodating! Speaking Portuguese, Spanish and French!
Muchas gracias, Meg,
Felices de que hayas disfrutado de tua estadia y de que hayas gustado de la casa y del hospedaje!
Meg es una persona educada, comunicativa y simpática, una excelente huésped! Recomendamos a Meg a cualquier buen anfitrión!
Adoramos tener a Meg en nuestra Bucolic House y esperamos que un día, si vuelve a Río, venga nuevamente a visitarnos! Serás bien venida!
This house was lovely! The pool and patio area were great, and my room was very comfortable. There was an air conditioning unit to use at night, so I always slept comfortably, and there was a big fan to use during the day. Pablo and his parents also live at the house, and they are helpful if you have any questions. It was definitely a group living situation, and everyone had to be respectful of everyone else in the home and keep the common areas clean and not make noise after 10. Laranjeiras was a great neighborhood - very quiet, residential, and safe. But one downside was that the house is quite far from the metro (probably a 20-30 minute walk) and at the top of a hill, so it's always kind of a big effort to go out and come back. But you can catch a bus or a taxi at a stop that's just a 5-10 minute walk away.
Para nosotros también fue un gran placer recibirte! Pena no haberte comunicado mejor con nosotros pues la estadía podría haber sido aún mejor! Cada vez que te preguntaba si necesitabas algo, decías que estaba todo bien y
pensábamos que eras una amante del footing y del tracking pues estabas siempre andando y corriendo con tus fones de oído!. Si nos hubieras dicho que te representaba un esfuerzo subir la ladera te hubiéramos recordado lo que dice en el anuncio: que existe un ómnibus, el 184, que queda a 100 metros de la casa, bajando por la escalera, que te hubiera ahorrado el esfuerzo de subir 2 cuadras y medio por ladera.
En realidad, casi todos los barrios de Rio de Janeiro tienen laderas, pues se trata de una ciudad en las montañas, frente al mar! Por eso existen el Alto Leblón, Alto Humaitá, Alto Copacabana, el Alto Laranjeiras, Alto Jardín Botánico. Siendo que en este caso se trata de unos pocos (100) para llegar a la casa! .
A pesar de la altura, o justamente por la altura, esos barrios son muy apreciados y valorizados por sus ventajas: su alta seguridad porque en general son barrios cerrados, en una ciudad peligrosa; su temperatura más fresca en una ciudad tropical; el verde de la floresta en lugar del cemento de las calles; el silencio y la música de pájaros, monos, cigarras, en lugar del ruido de coches y ómnibus pasando a grandes velocidades! Gracias por la preferencia! Vuelve siempre!
Foi muito bom, os donos sao pessoas muito queridas, simpaticas e atenciosas, nos ajudaram com informações e dicas de lugares e tudo que precisavamos.
A casa fica localizada numa otima area e a casa possui todo o conforto mecessario.
Obrigado por tudo Gloria, Alexandre e Pablo
Um abraço grande
Carol, Paris e Jean
Merci à Gloria, Pablo, Andres et toute la famille pour leur accueil chaleureux. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié la maison et notre chambre ainsi que le temps passé autour de la piscine. Le quartier est fort sympathique. Merveilleux séjour!
Dominique & Philippe
Vous étiez invités très sympathiques! Toujours avec un sourire affectueux et se avère être très patient et sensible! Toujours bon d'avoir des invités ce que la bonne énergie! Au plaisir de vous revoir et éventuellement aller un jour leur rendre visite dans la Ville Lumière! Joyeux Noël et une grande 2015!
Pablo and his mother Gloria were very welcoming and accommodating. The house is beautiful, well designed and in a very tranquil neighbourhood.
I stayed with my girlfriend at this place for a while. Pablo and his mom are great hosts. They are always willing to help you. The place itself is incredible, the rooms are very nice modern and clean. There is a big pool, a hammock, a bbq place which we used very often and even a mango tree.
The neighborhood Laranjeiras itself is really nice. There are a lot of restaurants and nice bars. There are direct buses to most places in the city (Copacabana, Ipanema, Centro). However to reach the place at night you might have to wait a little longer for a bus and you have to walk up a little hill (10 minutes). All in all this is a great place to stay in Rio, which I can definitely recommend.
Florian and Mayra were a couple of exemplary guests. Both were extremely respectful of house rules in addition to always prove friendly and humorous. We were glad we have enjoyed the infrastructure of the house as taking pool bath, make authentic Brazilian barbecue and fraternize with the people at home. Recommend to anyone open your home to Florian without any worry. Will certainly be very satisifeitos with their friendliness and elegance.
Bucolic Art House is a lovely place to stay on your trip to Rio. Located close by to restaurants and a few bars, and round the corner from neighbourhoods Flamenco and Botofogo which are busy every night of the week. The hill that the house is on is quite long but it was never a problem for us. Due to the nature of our stay, our group was working every day of the 2 weeks and therefore used the nights to explore, I hope we were not too loud for Gloria when coming back, we tried to keep it down as much as possible! Keeping 9 people quiet is hard!
I'm sure it was a bit of a shock when we first arrived as we were a large group (10 in total) but Gloria and her husband seemed to get used to having us around and we had some nice conversations with her, as well as her offering lots of help with what we should do in our spare moments.
We made excellent use of the facilities at the house - the pizza oven and bbq the most! The pool was great and the large living space was really nice for late night dinners when getting back from the workshop we did.
Overall I highly recommend Gloria's house to stay in - it is very clean, has lovely morning sun and Gloria is a welcoming and generous host. I know we would all love to go back!
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I´am 33 years old and absolutely loved with my city Rio de Janeiro. I have studied International Relations and Journalism. Nowadays I´am a documentary director for Tv series.
I usually go to Ipanema beach with my closer friends and really like to go to a bar and talk about my life, projects and everything with them. Also I really like to the movies! In the past years I usually travel a lot around Brazil doing my documentaries!
I love to host people around the world to know about diferent cultures and hear about human histories!