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.
Jennifer's & Helzio's Studio was the perfect place to begin an amazing two-month-trip throughout brazil and to get accustomed to rio's vibrations; very charming hosts. Muito obrigado por todos!
We had an amazing time at this beautiful studio in Santa Teresa. The area is stunning with great people, lovely cafes, restaurants and great views. The apartment is even nicer than the photos and our hosts were fantastic from the moment we made our booking and throughout our stay.
We had a great stay at Jennifer's and Helcio's place. The view is spectacular, both from the apartment, the hammock and the garden. Such a nice vibe in the neighborhood, we could easily spend the rest of winter here :-)
This is my second time staying at Jennifer's flat. Excellent as usual. Great location with easy walking distance to bars and restaurants in Santa Teresa. 10-15 minute walk to metro. On a quiet dead end street with a great view over the city centre. Taxi's are easy to call and come within 3-10 minutes. Clean, comfortable, airy and lots of light just like the pictures. Wifi is excellent.
We have been to Rio de Janeiro and stayed at this wonderful, modern, great and clean apartment.
The view is stunning and the owners are a very helpful, friendly and sweet couple with 2 adorable kids 3
Mike & Nicole
Juste un super logement, niché dans un des plus charmants quartiers de Rio. L'accueil est parfait! Le logement est parfaitement équipé! Le logement permet une grande indépendance!
Somente um lugar super aconchegante, situado no melhor bairro da cidade!!!
Sem duvida é pra não perder!!
Sans aucun doute, n'hésitez pas à le louer!
Dear Jennifer & Helcio,
We want to thank you for the amazing stay in your studio in Rio. You made us feel at home and you took great care of us when we arrived after a long trip. The studio, the garden and the view are better than the pictures. Good luck with these busy times for you two and we hope to be back sometime.
Daan en Lorine
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!