About this listing
One of the 7 units of an imposing 5-story house, in Copacabana, 2 blocks away from the beach, subway, buses, taxis, restaurants, supermarkets etc.
Free transfer from the Airport >>> Welcome Breakfast >>> Special Guided Tour >>> can be added in your package.
Please talk to us to check availability ... =)
- We are Smoke-Free/Drug-Free/Drink Responsibly
- Smoking is not allowed
- Unregistered guests are not allowed
(for safety reasons)
- Located at the 1st floor
- Max. 2 people in 1 Queen Size bed, private bathroom
- Front open balcony
- Common area available/ Main entrance available to staying/reading
- Owners live in the same building
- Our street is the main access to the main favela in Copacabana (busy street 24h)
- Possible to hear loud music during some parties in the favela
- A few steps to the beach, all transportation (subway, buses, taxis)
- A few steps to supermarkets, drugstores, restaurants, bars, cafes
SAFETY - As described in our profile, our street is located in front of a favela (located on a hill), a poor Sub-Neighborhood inside Copacabana Neighborhood, a situation very common in the whole city of Rio. The Rio's favelas are inhabited mostly for honest and worker people, as in the whole city, but this is a personal decision of you.
This is the link of the whole building:
We have received more than 500 people from more than 40 countries, so far, and you've read our very positive reviews. If you want to go ahead, we could offer a free transfer/shuttle for you, from the airport to our address, DEPENDING of your arrival time. If not possible for us, we could offer you another transfer, during your stay in Rio, as a signal of our good intention and our goodwill. Please let us know =)
Weekly and monthly rates do not apply during December-March, Summer Olympics, Rock in Rio Festivals, or other holidays/major events.
---------------------------- FAQ ----------------------------
Q: How far is it from the beach?
A: 1,5 block from Copacabana Beach and 4 blocks from Ipanema beach. It is located close to the Posto 6 (Life Guard 6) of the beach, the trendiest beach spot in town.
Q: Are there any good restaurants/bars/clubs in the neighborhood?
A: Yes, there are many of them. We provide our guests an email or (website hidden) with a lot of tips, advices and suggestions.
Q: Where is the apartment located?
A: 10 min walk to subway station, 5 min walk to all important buses lines and taxis 24/7dd
Q: Do you charge me extra for electricity and internet?
A: No, everything is included in the AirBnb rates.
Q: Is early check-in/late check-out available?
A: We are very flexible, so upon request and depending on calendar availability early check-in / late checkout are available.
Q: Is there a special carnival or new years eve package?
A: Yes, There is a special NYE and Carnival package, please feel free to contact us if you wish to book these weeks.
Q: What's the best way to get there from the airport?
A: Taxi or private driver
Q: Are VAT and other hotel charges included?
A: Yes, VAT are included.
A: Yes, throughout the building. The apartment has a 20Mb internet connection speed.
Q: Is it safe to walk at night?
A: Absolutely, Copacabana lives for its nightlife and people walk the streets safely in this neighborhood all night long.
Q: Does the apartment have a US/EU outlet/plug socket available?
A: All plugs are brand new, and respect the new Brazilian norm and standard. We also provide US/EU adapters.
Q: How early should I book?
A: It is recommended to book at least a month in advance to ensure availability, earlier in the high season.
Q: Can I smoke in the apartment?
Q: What happens after I made a reservation through Airbnb?
A: After you made a reservation through Airbnb, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details needed about your trip as well as the House Manual.
Linen/Towels/Free WiFi/permanent presence of the host, reading room/ living room (public area).
Interaction with Guests
We are available for a tour in the neighborhood, take your doubts and give our suggestions about Rio, via (website hidden), anytime.
The beach is pretty close, 5 min walk from the address, easy transport (buses, taxis, subway), supermarkets open daily until 10pm, drugstore open 24h
Subway, bus & taxi 24h
Other Things to Note
This apartment comfortably accommodates 1 couple (1 queen size bed). The kitchen is equipped with fridge, microwave, coffee maker espresso, toaster, blender and basic utensils. This 5-story house owned by Louri and Renato has been totally remodeled with demolition materials and transformed from a traditional house from the 1950s, into 7 totally independent and functional apartments. The entrance facing Rua Saint Roman is neat and clean and minimalist. The environment inside is quiet and relaxing, contrasting the liveliness of Pavão-Pavãozinho, one of the first favelas founded in Rio de Janeiro sixty years ago when migrants from northern Brazilians came to live in the city to work in civil construction. It is common to hear loud music coming from the bars and restaurants in Rua Saint Roman, and easy to see motorcycles, cars and people eagerly going in both directions, as it happened in a typical, busy street in Rio.
Subway lines: 5-min walk to Subway Station General Osorio (in Ipanema). One block away from Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, well served with taxis, buses and public transportation, 24/7. Restrictions: Smoking is not allowed in any dependences of the apartment/house. Near to: 2 blocks from Copacabana Beach, 4 blocks from Ipanema Beach. Five-min walk to Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas which offers stunning views of the city. Five-min walk to Ipanema metro/subway station and main bus routes in the city. Just next to cinemas, restaurants, pizzerias, bars, cafes, night clubs, banks, museums, theaters, bicycle rental public stations, and more.Weekly and monthly rates do not apply during December-March, World Cup, Olympics, Rock in Rio or other holidays/major events. ---------------------------- FAQ ----------------------------Q: How far is it from the beach? A: 1,5 block from Copacabana Beach and 4 blocks from Ipanema beach. It is located close to the Posto 6 (Life Guard 6) of the beach, the trendiest beach spot in town.Q: Are there any good restaurants/bars/clubs in the neighborhood? A: Yes, there are many of them. We provide our guests an email or (website hidden) with a lot of tips, advices and suggestions.Q: Where is the apartment located? A: 10 min walk to subway station, 5 min walk to all important buses lines and taxis 24/7ddQ: Do you charge me extra for electricity and internet? A: No, everything is included in the AirBnb rates.Q: Is early check-in/late check-out available? A: We are very flexible, so upon request and depending on calendar availability early check-in / late checkout are available.Q: Is there a special carnival or new years eve package? A: Yes, There is a special NYE and Carnival package, please feel free to contact us if you wish to book these weeks.Q: What's the best way to get there from the airport? A: Taxi or private driverQ: Are VAT and other hotel charges included? A: Yes, VAT are included.Q: WiFi? A: Yes, throughout the building. The apartment has a 20Mb internet connection speed.Q: Is it safe to walk at night? A: Absolutely, Copacabana lives for its nightlife and people walk the streets safely in this neighborhood all night long.Q: Does the apartment have a US/EU outlet/plug socket available? A: All plugs are brand new, and respect the new Brazilian norm and standard. We also provide US/EU adapters.Q: How early should I book? A: It is recommended to book at least a month in advance to ensure availability, earlier in the high season.Q: Can I smoke in the apartment? A: No.Q: What happens after I made a reservation through Airbnb? A: After you made a reservation through Airbnb, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details needed about your trip as well as the House Manual.
When staying at this apartment, you agree to the following:
-Turn off air conditioners when out of the house;
- Not to have more people staying in the house/apartment than originally agreed unless specifically discussed;
-Not to leave permanent damage to any furniture or personal belongings
(otherwise appropriate reimbursement will be expected)
Upon arrival we will sign a brief and simple declaration/ Check-In Form, where you must to declare that you are not bringing any kind of illegal drugs or similars and/or any kind of forbidden material under the Brazil's Law.
Your passport might be required to double-check your identity at the moment of check-in.
>>>ILLEGAL DRUGS, EVEN ONLY TO SELF CONSUME, ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE APARTMENT OR IN ANY DEPENDENCES OF THE BUILDING, INCLUDING OPEN AREAS. CAMERAS ARE CONSTANTLY OBSERVING ALL MOVEMENT IN ALL AREAS.
- Only small and trained dogs are allowed in the apartment, max. 2 dogs.
Examples of small breeds: Maltese, Chiuahua, Dachshund, Miniature Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Pomeranian, Pugs, Miniature Pinscher, Shihtzu, Yorkshire Terrier.
- You will notice that the apartment is clean. Please keep it that way after your stay.
- Clean sheets and towels are provided each 7 nights, until 15 nights. Monthly guests will be in charge to wash/dry during the period of stay.
- Avoid any kind of noise to not bother the neighbors.
- You are responsible for your trash. There is a specific place to put it. In case of doubt, please ask us.
- Never accept any kind of approach or offer that can jeopardize your safety or the security of the apartment or the building.
>>>SMOKE IS NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE APARTMENT OR INSIDE THE HOUSE.
>>>ILLEGAL DRUGS, EVEN ONLY TO SELF CONSUME, ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE APARTMENT OR IN ANY DEPENDENCES OF THE HOUSE, INCLUDING OPEN AREA. POLICE’S CAMERAS ARE CONSTANTLY OBSERVING ALL MOVEMENT IN THE STREET.
Smoke is not allowed in any dependence of the apartment/house/open area
- You will notice that the studio (and the apartment overall) is clean, please keep it that way after your stay. If you want a cleaning service, tell us at least 1 day before. It costs US$ 60. You have to pay before the service, already converted in Brazilian Reais, about R$ 110,00.
Saint Roman St. connects the common city with the largest favela in Copacabana and Ipanema, inhabited by simple and honest people, however, there are always bad guys who might try to take advantage of a foreigner or a stranger to the place. Never accept any kind of approach or offer that can jeopardize your safety or the security of home. Be natural and avoid to take pictures in the street.
We don't accept, at all, any strange person at the house, for our own safety. Rio is dangerous like any cosmopolitan city, but is specially dangerous when we invite strange people to come to our house. There are professional people specialized in attract and seduce foreigners and this can be really dangerous. If you meet someone interesting to dating, we can give some options of places to go overnight.
Upon departure, don’t forget to:
- Throw away your garbage. The garbage station is in the slope;
- Give back the keys;
Louri and Renato were absolutely brilliant hosts and the house is beautiful. The room was exactly as expected - amazing furnishings, incredibly comfy bed and a wonderful balcony to sunbathe on. Puma and Duma are the cutest little dogs, although I rarely saw them. Louri and Renato showed me around the neighbourhood, helped me investigate renting a bike, finding language lessons, provided me with a metro card and adapter (which I had stupidly left at home), and even helped me to buy old magazines on mercardo livre (the brazilian ebay) for my phd research - nothing was too much trouble, and they were always around to help with any questions I had. I hope to come back next time I have to research in Rio. It is an amazing price for such a luxurious apartment in a great part of the city.
Louri is a wonderful host, who makes you feel like family. He is extremely devoted and always willing to help out, give recommendations. He is exactly what airbnb hosts should be about: a nice, warm and welcoming host who helps you make the most of your stay by sharing what he loves the most about his city. His property is beautiful and well maintained. I though the location was ideal, but some may not be comfortable coming home at night alone and may chose to be driven by a taxi. I highly recommend Louri's place!
Renato and Louri were very available, attentive, and friendly hosts. We had a wonderful time in Rio and staying in their warm and stylish place. We would happily go back anytime.
This place was perfect for a long-term stay in Rio. The studio is super cute and well-designed, and Louri and Renato are warm and helpful hosts. They have the sweetest mini dogs and try to make a family environment with the people that stay there. Louri lent me a cell phone, helped arrange travel outside of Rio--really, above and beyond. It is close to both Copacabana and Ipanema and a ton of buses and taxis pass constantly on Av. N.S. Copacabana, two minutes away. So, so convenient. When I come back to Rio, I look forward to returning to my new home there...
Rachel Nolan. Please take note of this name. A guest to never forget. Honest, clean, easygoing, international, smart, intelligent, funny. If you have the opportunity to host her, in your property, don't think twice. Thanks for coming, Rachel. Feel at home here!
Another stay at Caixapreta and another great experience. It's like a second home with close friends you have known for years. Great conversation and laughs with Loiri and Renato... A totally pimpin place to stay in the heart of copa/ipa. Potential guests... you will not be disappointed unless you are a total snob! Go to caixapreta and enjoy!!
It was the second time that we've hosted Arturo. And each time, we are sure that this guy could be our brother. He is so familiar, and simple, and sofisticated at the same time. We are really proud to be chosen as his second home in this Planet. Come again as soon as you can, my friend. Rio will be always ready to hug you..
Louri and Renato,
We will come back soon! Your apartment is my house in Rio.
Thanks again for your hospitality.
See you soon.
These guys are sooooo awesome and their place "Caixapreta" is ultra cool. We were welcomed into their home as if we were family. They even invited us to brunch, on New Years Day! The Studio we stayed in was roomy and chique with a newly remodeled interior and a classic RIO city feel. Caixapreta is also a prime location as you can easily walk to Copacabana and Ipanema. There are plenty of amenities nearby and we really loved our stay there. On our last day I honestly asked if they would consider us during the upcoming Confederations Cup, World Cup, and/or Olympics as it is high on my wishlist to do one of those things. Louri and Renato's place is a great stay and you will be comfortable there regardless of how well you know RIO.
Muito Obrigado Amigos... E esperamos reunir com voces no futuro!!
Arturo is a perfect guest and also a perfect cook! He cooks pretty well and we had really a good time with him and his lovely girlfriend... They spent only some days here, in the New Year's Eve period. During this time we've met, it was enough to perceive how adorable they are and how we want they come back always...Yes, buddy... you guys can come to the Confederations Cup, to the World Cup AND the Olympics!! haha... and of course, as soon as possible again. Muito obrigado pelas palavras e pela amizade.
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About the Host, Renato / Louri
*French version below
We have hosted international business & leisure travelers since 2011 - vacation and corporate housing.
Renato is the architect (responsible for the 5-story house design) and Louri is your main host, as well the manager of the place. We are the owners.
If you like outdoors sports, biking, running, swimming, hiking, climbing, stand-up paddle (SUP), or just want to try Rio in a different and original way, we are waiting for you.
Architecture & Design can connect us, as well. if you are interested to know more about architecture in Rio, we could take you deeper in this world. Renato has some cool projects in town and he will be more than happy to give you some information and guide you, if you are interested, of course..
We are Smoke-Free/Drug-Free/Drink Responsibly
Smoking not allowed/Drugs not allowed
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Unregistered guests not allowed, for safety reasons
Every aspect of your stay is important to us and we can tailor any request to your individual needs ensuring you have a unique experience in Rio.
We are available in English, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, of course.
Nous accueillons des voyageurs internationaux depuis 2011 dans le cadre de leurs déplacements professionnels ou touristiques.
Renato est l'architecte à l'origine du design et de la conception des 5 suites et Louri votre interlocuteur et manager des lieux. Nous sommes tous les deux associés et propriétaires.
Si vous aimez les sports extérieurs, vélo, course à pied, nage, randonnée, escalade, stand-up paddle ou si vous souhaitez tout simplement découvrir Rio différemment nous vous attendons!
L'architecture et le design à Rio peuvent également être des sujets d’intérêts en commun que nous pourrions vous faire découvrir plus en détail. Renato pilote actuellement plusieurs projets dans la ville qu'il serait plus que ravi de vous expliquer, si bien entendu cela vous intéresse.
Nous sommes non fumeurs, non consommateurs de drogues et peu consommateurs d'alcools.
Non fumeur / Aucune drogue admise
Personnes extérieures non acceptées pour des raisons de sécurité
Chaque aspect de votre séjour est important à nos yeux; c'est pourquoi nous nous efforcerons de répondre à vos attentes afin que votre expérience à Rio soit unique et inoubliable.
Nous sommes à votre disposition en Anglais, Français, Espagnol et Portugais Brésilien, bien entendu.