Garden Studio- Home away from home

Apartment - Entire home/apt · R. Murtinho Nobre, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro 20241-050, Brazil

The Space

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!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Jennifer was amazing! So friendly and lovely was a pleasure staying with her and family x the apartment is great and Santa Teresa is a great place to explore rio from x

    April 2014
  • The studio was perfect - really well considered for people travelling. The apartment has everything you need in for a great stay in Rio, plenty of guide books and more niche guides to Rio and surrounding areas which are great for planning day and nights out.

    As a host Jennifer was most welcoming when we arrived, ensured we had everything we needed and again at the end of the stay.. for anyone a perfect stay in Santa Teresa this is a perfect find, in a cool part of the neighbourhood.

    April 2014
  • The apartment is better than in pictures. Nice deco. Well equipped, the kitchen is very convenient to have some meals at home.
    Superb view from the hammock. and a superb garden to chill out.
    Santa Teresa is a lovely and charming neighbourhood. Very Central. There are many transport options to the main places in Rio.
    Also, Santa Teresa is an ideal location during the carnival.

    Last but not least, Jennifer is a lovely host. She did amazing efforts to make our stay comfortable (she found and collected carnival tickets for us before our arrival, just one of her multiple kind gestures). We really felt like at home.
    Thanks Jennifer and bonjour to all your family.

    We have spent a great week in Rio, we totally recommend the apartment, and we will definitely go back there again

    March 2014
  • 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!

    February 2014
  • 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.

    January 2014
  • Très bel appartement, conforme à ce que nous avions vu sur les photos, la vue est exceptionnelle surtout la nuit. Quartier très agréable aussi

    January 2014
  • 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.

    December 2013
  • What a nice place to stay at. Friendly, no expensive and such a nice apartment and view. Thanks for everything.

    December 2013
  • 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

    November 2013
  • 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 déjeuner. Très bon point !
    Jennifer est une très bonne hôtesse. Vous trouverez aussi de nombreux guides à disposition dans la chambre.

    November 2013
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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!
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