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Apartment - Entire home/apt · R. Barão de Guaratiba, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22211-150, Brazil
Humphry

A beautiful apartment in a restored colonial-style house in one of the oldest residential areas of Rio de Janeiro. Terrific views over the city, and excellent transport - Metro, buses and taxis - to the famous beach areas and the city centre.

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A beautiful apartment in a restored colonial-style house in one of the oldest residential areas of Rio de Janeiro. Terrific views over the city, and excellent transport - Metro, buses and taxis - to the famous beach areas and the city centre.

The Space

This 1 bedroom apartment is on the lower floor of a completely renovated traditional house in the quiet residential area of Catete/Gloria, in one of the oldest parts of Rio de Janiero, with wonderful views across the city to the Christ. It is very close to transport to the City Centre via the Metro and bus, so is well placed for vacations and business. It is surrounded by old-style private houses, quiet cobbled streets, and small bars, and sits on a small hill with a colonial era church on top, close to Flamengo beach (15 minutes walk). 10 minutes walk to the Metro (Catete/Gloria), halfway between the city centre and the beach areas of Ipanema, Botafogo and Copacabana. The cultural quarter of Lapa is a few minutes walk, with its famous bars, music clubs (samba, forro, choro, jazz etc), restaurants, antique shops and nightlife. Close to a wide range of shops and malls, cafes, street markets, banks, museums etc.

One large bedroom with en suite bathroom leads to a private veranda with built-in barbecue, and separate fully equipped kitchen. Separate entrance from the street with videophone entry, free parking on the street. Wifi broadband, local and national TV. Personal attention from the Brazilian/English owners, who live in the upper floor apartment and can help you with information about the city and the Brazilian way of life. Our apartment provides an excellent base for the discerning tourist and traveller, as well as for visiting academics, conferees and business people.

Guest Access

The apartment has sole use of a large double bedroom, en suite bathroom, kitchen with washing machine, and large terrace with seating, dining table and barbecue. The apartment has its own entrance from the street.

Interaction with Guests

The apartment is on the lower floor of the building, with our own apartment on the upper floor, which is occasionally rented out. When guests are occupying the owner's floor, my wife Patricia stays with her mother not far from the house, so is available to deal with queries and any problems that might arise.

The Neighborhood

This is one of the oldest areas of Rio de Janeiro, located close to the centre of the city, built around a small hill that is topped by the colonial church of Santa Gloria, with good transport to the beach areas of Ipanema, Botafogo and Copacabana.

Gloria is entirely residential, with its late 19th/early 20th century houses accessed by one twisting cobbled street that winds it s way up from Rua Catete. It is effectively a cul de sac, so there is very little traffic, and great views over the city.

Getting around

The apartment is about 10 minutes walk from the Metro (Catete) which gives excellent access to the city centre and the beach areas. Many bus routes also stop along Rua Catete. There is a cheap scooter service to take residents up the road if they are burdened with shopping.

Other Things to Note

Gloria is a short walk from Lapa, the well-known 'bohemian' area with restaurants, bars and lots of live music. It also has many antique and clothing shops, and weekend street markets. Rua Catete itself has many banks, department stores and small shopping malls, as well as the National Museum.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $396 /week
Monthly Price: $1164 /month
Security Deposit: $116
Cleaning Fee: $47
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    June 2013
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    June 2013
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    May 2013
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    December 2012
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    December 2012
  • A very special and beautiful apartment with wonderful view to "Cristo Redentor". It takes five minutes walking to access the metro catete, very quiet location and unique neighborhood in Gloria and I was feeling absolutely safe. Anything you need for your stay in Rio is in a very close distance. The host is very gentle, helpful, friendly,....the best you can meet in your journeys. I do not want to write more....if you are a kind person never will happen to be dissapointed by this choice....thank you the host for the nice stay !!!

    October 2012
  • The reservation was canceled 21 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    October 2012
  • The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    August 2012
  • Great appartment!!!! First of all, I did not see ANY cockroaches, NONE during a stay of 1 week!! The appartment was very clean and everything was there to make you stay unforgetable. The view is magnificant, the neighbourhood far more interesting than the touristic Leblon/Ipanema/Copacabana areas. The walk towards the appartment is only five minutes and there is a small local bar very close to the appartment which always has people there. With the central location and Metro around the corner everything is very close. The appartment with extra entrance gives you complete privacy. For me this was the perfect place to discover Rio!!!

    August 2012
  • Great Hosts and Great Apartment!

    August 2012
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I am helping to manage the listed properties on behalf of my wife, Patricia Costa. I am English, she is Brazilian, and we divide our time between the UK and Brazil. We both work in film and TV production, although I am semi-retired now: and I am also involved in film education at university level. Between us, we speak English, Portuguese, French and Spanish, so we can help a wide range of people with queries about how to go about things in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil generally. We both love Brazilian music and culture, and are also involved in environmental issues, and follow the development of Brazil as an exciting emerging country with great interest. We like to have a friendly relationship with our guests, on the basis that you should treat people as you would like to be treated.
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