A studio apartment on Rua Murtinho Nobre in Santa Teresa is available for short term rentals. The studio is owned by a Brazilian-Canadian couple who work in the arts. It has a bathroom with large shower and kitchenette with all the basics. The apartment overlooks a garden which guests are free to use, boasting hibiscus plants and a pitanga tree and flanked by jambu and avocado trees. The garden has an outdoor shower for cooling off on hot summer days. As we are on a hill, the apartment has a fabulous view of greenery as well as of the Centro, arches of Lapa, Cathedral, Bay of Guanabara & bridge to Niteroi. The studio has been a home away from home for visiting journalists, musicians, architects, as well as to happy honeymooners.
Rates include wifi, a local cellphone, a clock radio/speaker dock for iphone/ipod as well as basic amenities such as toilet paper, hand soap, dish washing soap, laundry detergent, salt, etc. There is shared access to a laundry area with washing machine and racks for having clothes. There is a tap with filtered drinking water. For rentals over 1 week, weekly cleaning with bed/bath linen change is included. Extra services (ironing, more frequent cleaning, airport pick up and tours etc.) available on request.
Our neighbourhood has an awesome vibe, and you will get to know the area and locals quickly. We are on the same dead-end street as the Parque das Ruinas cultural centre and park, as well s the quaint Chácara do Céu Museum. There is 24 hour watchman at our street entrance. Our closets hangout is Bar do Serginho about 3 minutes walk away, where you can buy food, beverage and other basics you might need, as well as have capuchino and hot sandwiches for breakfast, or pizza, capirinhas and beers while you shoot the breeze like the locals.
We are less a 10 minute walk to Largo do Guimarães. the centre of Santa Teresa, where you will find shops, restaurants and a funky 50 person cinema which plays independent films. You can take the bus down to Centro, or walk 15 minutes down the hill to Gloria Subway, or to Lapa. For coming back up if you are not up for a walk, there are also motorcycle taxis outside of Gloria subway which will take you up for $R2,50. Santa Teresa has arguably the best street carnaval in the city- and all free of charge!
Jennifer and Helcio's studio apartment is exactly as it is represented on the website - a pleasant, bright space with a magnificent view of Rio centro. It is located in the heart of Santa Teresa, a charming, lively district within walking distance of the center of Rio or Flamengo beach. The famous Parque das Ruinas, with its fabulous view of Rio de Janeiro is literally across the street from the house but the apartment is discreetly tucked away behind the house with its own private terrace overlooking Rio. Jennifer and Helcio were ideal hosts, always available to help us with transfers, recommendations etc. yet never imposing. We can certainly recommend this place highly!
The Studio was one of the most beautiful airbnb places we've been so far. We couldn't believe our luck to spend one week in this cosy and extremely tasteful place. The view is amazing and the area is perfect location for everyone who wants something else than Copacabana & Ipanema. The parc nearby is beautiful at sunset hours and the "center" of Santa Teresa with all the bars and restaurants is a 5 minute walk away. So just perfect. Jennifer was a perfect host and we felt very welcome.
Très bel appartement, conforme à ce que nous avions vu sur les photos, la vue est exceptionnelle surtout la nuit. Quartier très agréable aussi
Jennifer's studio was more than I could have hoped for. It's beautifully designed, comfortable, very clean, with lots of gorgeous touches and amenities. Jennifer is an amazing host, she helped us out with absolutely everything. We felt like we were staying with family. Thanks again Jennifer for everything- we can't possibly recommend this place enough.
What a nice place to stay at. Friendly, no expensive and such a nice apartment and view. Thanks for everything.
Our stay in Rio was superb made all that much better by Jennifer and her family . They went out of their way to be helpful and welcoming and we enjoyed their friendly support.
The apartment was perfect for our use with stunning views over Lapa and the Cathedral. Located in Santa Teresa made it that much more interesting with its cobbled streets, friendly bars and restaurants and rather wild bus rides into the city.
We would recommend this apartment and its wonderful hosts to anyone wanting to visit Rio.
Louise and Russell Watson
Wellington, New Zealand
Le quartier de Santa Teresa est exceptionnel. On recommande beaucoup cet appartement, très bien situé, avec une vue magnifique sur le centre de Rio. Des bars incontournables de Santa Teresa sont à 10mn à pied. Et on va aussi à pied au centre. Par contre c'est un peu bruyant (Lapa juste en dessous). Petite kitchenette très agréable quand on veut faire une soirée sans resto, ou pour le café du petit (website hidden)ès bon point !
Jennifer est une très bonne hôtesse. Vous trouverez aussi de nombreux guides à disposition dans la chambre.
Fantastic, sunny, spacious apartment, with a great outdoor patio with a view of downtown Rio. Jennifer was a marvelous host... always there when you needed her but respected our privacy. Santa Teresa is a fun neighborhood- a pleasant change from staying in Copacabana, where we usually stay. Can't wait to come back!
Perfect location and setting. Very nice and available hosts. Highly recommended.
We thoroughly recommend Jennifer's studio. Jennifer and Helcio were always very helpful and knowledgeable and more than happy to help with transfers, local info and suggestions. The studio is perfect for a couple: everything you might need and with an amazing view over Centro. It also has a very friendly cat! Santa Teresa is perfect for people looking to stay somewhere a little different than the beaches that has its own neighbourhood feel but still very close to everything. Opposite the studio is the Parque das Ruinas (one of Rio's best views) and, if you like to run, the Parque de Flamengo is a great place to run safely and with spectacular views only 6 quick minutes down the hill via Gloria. Overall, we have no hesitation in recommending this studio.