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 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!
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.
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
lugar agradabilíssimo, vista incrível, arejado, bem iluminado, bem
limpo e organizado. adorei o mimo de deixarem itens básicos na cozinha, como pó de café, aceito balsâmico, sal etc. a jennifer e o helcio são muito simpáticos, me deram várias dicas e atenderam com boa vontade aos pedidos que fizemos. o lugar vale muito a pena. recomendo.
We were staying in Rio for a few weeks and decided to try out Jennifer's studio after renting a place in Copacabana. It was a very refreshing change of pace. The neighborhood is very unique and reminiscent of a mix between San Francisco and the Greek Islands, with the color and culture of Rio sprinkled in. There is fantastic food very nearby and while it is probably not completely advised, I felt safe walking around at night. The studio is also very conveniently located near the Lapa nightlife as well as several tourist locations such as the Selaron steps - which are only a 5 minute walk.
In addition to the location being perfect, the studio was gorgeous. The views were fantastic, the garden was an excellent spot for breakfast or brunch, and the room was airy and very well lit. It was a little bit hot without a/c but we were also there during one of the hottest weeks of the year, and the large windows allowed for a decent amount of convection with the fan on. Since the windows are likely going to be open, I would suggest bringing bug spray if you tend to get bit.
The hosts were also more than accommodating. They are a very warm and friendly couple with two beautiful children. They live in the house above and were quick to help with either suggestions or advice about the area. They went above and beyond to assist us with booking a flight to Sao Paulo and making reservations (we had no phone).
I would highly recommend this place, it has so far been my favorite Airbnb location.
Tolle Gastgeber und wunderschönes Apartment! Der Ausblick auf Rio ist einmalig und das Apartment selbst ein Traum - großzügig, sauber und mit viel Liebe eingerichtet! Santa Teresa ist eine sehr nette Gegend und man kann den Rest der Stadt gut erreichen.
What a wonderful place this was. A perfect area of Santa Teresa especially once they get the tram working again. The accommodations were spacious and clean with stunning views. Every amenity was included to make the stay very easy. It's great to be able to wash your clothes and have a functional kitchen at your disposal. Just like being home.
Getting here from the airport was a breeze with Jennifer booking us a private taxi and if that is not in your budget she also had instructions written that you could show a cab driver to get you to her place without any fuss.
Access to all zones of Rio were easy. Just by walking down to Gloria station (11 min.) and taking the subway or a plethora of buses. You can also take a bus down or taxi as well as they run constantly.
When coming back home walking is tough all uphill but you can use a taxi bus or hop onto one of the motorcycle taxis ($3 Reals and right outside of Gloria station) which was super fun, our fav!
The area was very safe as we walked around a lot. Tons of great restaurants and bars with a great atmosphere as you soak up how wonderful this neighborhood is.
Thanks Jennifer for making our stay a perfect one!
J'ai adoré cet endroit! Le studio est, comme prévu, vaste et lumineux. Très belle vue sur le centre de Rio. Calme, juste les oiseaux, un peu de musique qui monte de Lapa, nous sommes au Brésil, rumeur de la ville, nous sommes à Rio. L'emplacement est parfait pour visiter la ville: quartier sûr, bistrots sympas, tout est assez proche, il faut y monter mais les taxis moto font ça très bien. Jennifer était en voyage, Hélios m'a superbement reçu, conseillé, aidé, guidé. Et leurs enfants ont cueilli des fleurs pour le studio! Que demander de plus? Y revenir.
Great, airy studio with view. Only saw Jennifer when I arrived, so can only say that she was friendly, communicated well, and had no problems. As long as you don't mind the steep up hill to get there (which really doesn't take long), or getting a taxi, and as long as you don't mind the music and sounds of Lapa drifting up to your window, then it's a great place to stay. Not particularly cheap but roomy and private space.
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!