About this listing
Studio apartment with garden and awesome views on a quiet cul-de-sac street in the artsy Santa Teresa neighborhood, with a park and cultural centre right across the street. Brazilian-Canadian couple as your hosts. Local Rio de Janeiro at its best!
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 drying racks. 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 closest 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 $R 3,50. Santa Teresa has arguably the best street carnaval in the city- and all free of charge!
Interaction with Guests
We live in the house upstairs and are available if needed.
Maximum 2 adult occupancy.
No smoking indoors, just outside in garden.
No pets, please.
About the Host, Jennifer
The studio is owned by myself, a Canadian who has lived in Rio for 8 years, and my husband, a native carioca (local from Rio de Janeiro). We both work in the arts, are passionate about the city, and love to recommend off the beaten track places and events that most tourists never hear about. This is an awesome city is if you know a few people and your way around. I love to bring renters to the awesome bilingual yoga classes I can't live without, and my husband can't bear for people to leave the city until they have fallen in love with it!