Fascinating Rio, on the hills!

House - Private room · R. Mundo Novo, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22251-020, Brazil
Marcia  Longras
Your host, Marcia Longras
8 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: a few days or more

The Space

Located in a bucolic and quiet street in Botafogo, a central district of Rio de Janeiro which is 15 minutes by bus from the most famous beaches and the city center.

The entire house is spacious, sunny and airy. The room is large with:
- Shared bathroom with hot shower
- Balcony with hammock
- Comfortable double bed
- wardrobe
- Beautiful green view of the Christ the Redeemer

Free access to kitchen and living room where we have cable TV, Internet Wi-Fi and daily housekeeping.

Important notes:
- For additional $ 10 (each time) we will wash your clothes.
- It's important to say that we have two dogs.
- We also recycle everything is possible.
- The street is in a hill with two stairsthat make shorter the way to access the house and the neighborhood (bus stop, subway, restaurant, mall) 15-minutes walk or 5 minutes by car (taxi).

My daughter and I love hosting. It has being a wonderful experience exchanging knowledge with so many people from different nationalities. The ideal place for students and artists who needs inspiration and silence.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $37 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $372 /week
Monthly Price: $885 /month
Check In: 8:00 AM
Check Out: 8:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Was such unforgetable and incredible experience!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks so much to Marcia and her family for her hospitality and kidness.

    March 2013
  • Marcia and her daughter have been very nice to me. They gave lot of advices and have been very charmig hosts. Alsways helpfull if I needed something. The room was nice, with a nice view and fresh wind was blowing the whole day, so it was not so hot to stay. I sleeped very well and had a ver y good time. I can recommend it with no doubt. I would stay again in case to come back to Rio de Janeiro.

    December 2012
  • I highly recommend staying with Marcia if you're coming to Rio! From the moment I arrived she and her family were incredibly warm and welcoming. If you want somewhere that feels like a home away from home, then this is it.

    Up in the hills above Botafogo the house is in a beautiful spot with great views over the city below. The area is very safe and it's nice and quiet at night.

    Marcia and her family are very easy going and friendly, they don't insist on lots of rules and you feel at home right away. If you're looking for a place to stay in Rio and are would like an alternative to a hostel then this is definitely a great option!

    For transport you're a 5-10 min walk to Botafogo metro which will take you south to Copacabana or Ipanema and north towards Centro. The location is good if you want to get out of the touristy areas of zona sul without being too far away from the sights. In fact both Cristo and Pão de Azucar are nearby.

    November 2012
  • Our stay at Marcia´s house couldnt have been better. We stayed even two days longer than planned. The rooms are really lovely, we were very surprised about the Klimt picture on our wall, as we are from Austria :D !! We had a beautiful view out of the balcony.

    We also got friends with the dogs!!!The neighbourhood is safe, but you have to walk about 10 minutes from the metro / (email hidden)s up the hill...a lot of steps to take, so be prepared!!!!!!!

    Marcia made us a delicious breakfast a few times and never let us go out of the house without a coffee!!!
    We would definitely stay at her place again!
    Thank you Marcia, Tainah, Stefanie and Paula :)

    July 2012
  • Large, clean, airy double room with plenty of space and a balcony that gives you a fantastic view that illustrates emphatically just what a beautiful city Rio De Janeiro is. Located in a quiet and safe area in the hills of Botafogo it took me about 10 mins to walk down to the metro station, shops, bars and restaurants. Not too far at all from Copacabana, Impanema and Lapa - it was an excellent location for me.

    Marcia and her daughter Tainah are very nice people, very friendly, hospitable, knowledgable about the city and great to talk to.

    Overall, my stay there goes beyond what I could have expected or hoped for. I miss it already, but I will be back. Muito obrigado Marcia!

    June 2012
  • Nice, clean and very friendly. A bit out of the way but difficult to get to. A little bit expensive but short term stay in Rio seems to be very expensive, so not a bad deal. I stayed there for a week while I was working in Rio and had a good experience.

    April 2012
  • Marcia is a very hospitable person, who literally opened her arms and her house to me, during my recent stay in Rio. This was especially important to me, since I didn't know anybody & barely spoke the language. It's quite a different experience living with a host family, my 1st one, but I have only good memories, not regrets! BTW, the area, Botafugo is about a 10 min walk, then 5 min subway ride to Copa and the beaches.

    March 2012
  • Its the perfect place to stay. Its a nice view on cocovado and close and easy ways to town, Lapa, Copacabana, Ipanema... Marcias family is also nice and maybe a bit crazy. was really fun to stay there and have the carneval with them.
    I will come back soon as possible...

    February 2012
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I'm from Brazil , I like to dance , travel , read . I don't smoke .I love to host! I enjoy Airbnb. Marcia Longras .
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