7 minutes walk to the corcovado train.
The apartment is at the best street of Laranjeiras, very calm, with many trees, where every saturday there is the street feire and the "chorinho" music concert at the street.
At the same time is the best well located neiboughoud because you can get everywhere in 15, 20 minutes:
15 minutes by bus to LAPA, 10 minutes by car to SANTA TERESA, and 15 minutes by car to the Ipanema, Copacabana or Leblon Beach.
And you can also get to the Largo do Machado Metro station is just a 15 minute walk away.
Huge 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with central/split air conditioning and wireless internet.
Each wall has huge windows looking out onto one of the most beautiful, safe and central neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro.
Master suite has extra comfy queen bed, double set of armoirs and large bathroom with JACUZZI tub.
The living room is equipped with a brand new sofa-bed, full sized futon, dinner table, TV, DVD, CD player, working table, a hammock to lay down and a full bathroom.
The open kitchen features all modern amenities including washer/dryer and espresso makers. You can help your self washing all your clothes.
The building has elevators and a doorman, and is located on a tree-lined, quiet, residential street with top notch cafes, bakeries, pharmacies, super-makets and plenty of safe, available street parking right at it's door step.
This is a beautiful and newly renovated apartment appropriate for mature and responsible guests who want to enjoy the best that Rio has to offer in one of it's most respected and refined residential neighborhoods and at the same time enjoy carnival, Lapa, Santa Teresa and all the beautifull partyr Rio has to offer.
We stayed in Mariana's home as we were waiting for the arrival of our baby girl! The perinatal hospital is just around the corner. Marianna was a most welcoming host, accommodating our needs, answering any questions we had and helping us to be nice and relaxed. The location is wonderful, not just for the hospital but the flat is on a great street, with shops and chafes close by. Supermarkets etc just 5 minutes walk away. We had a wonderful time and would absolutely recommend staying in Mariana's apartment.
I stayed for a week at Mariana's wonderful apartment in June 2013. I loved everything about it: the entire apartment is beautiful, every aspect of it is of high quality as well as fully functional (high speed internet, TV, DVD player, washing machine, etc..). The building and the neighborhood are great. As other have mentioned, the Maya Cafe is really good, the Saturday market (food and crafts) fun, and the chorinho (which started sometime in the early afternoon) is not to be missed--really fantastic. The pastels at this market are excellent. A few blocks down there are two bar/cafes (on the Rua Alice) that are classic places to have appetizers and drinks. The neighborhood is close to a very central place for getting around (Largo do Machado). Finally, Mariana was an excellent host -- answering all my questions/requests. She was travelling, so her mother was there to greet me and help me settle in nicely. My only concern: it's such a great place, that I'd almost like it to be kept a secret!!! Thanks, Mariana, for allowing me to be your guest. I hope to be able to repeat this experience again one day.
The flat is a great place to be, the atmosphere in this small valley in front of the mountain is great. Very nice cafe named Maya Cafe is front of the house with amazing ice cream and delicious meals.
Had a perfect time especially due to the nice hammock which makes recovering after an exhausting days full of exploring even easier!
Mariana has received four days in his apartment in Rio. It was a great pleasure. The apartment is big, bright, quiet and very well decorated. The neighborhood is very convenient. It is located 10 minutes from start to Corcovado.
Mariana had left us very kindly guide for carnival and party favors, this was a nice touch.
I would strongly recommend staying in the apartment of Mariana.
I have rented from Airbnb 5 times before and this was by far my best experience! Okay, Rio during Carnival helps me say that, but Marianna could not have been a better hostess. The apartment was great, and in a nice safe neighborhood with lots of helpful shops and restaurents nearby. Public transport was easily accessible and it's within walking distance to the cog-train to Christ the Redemptor.
Marianna herself was a most gracious hostess. You could tell even from the email before we arrived that she really wanted her guests to have a wonderful experience. She is a very warm person and did her best to help us enjoy our time. Don't hesitate to stay here when coming to Rio.!!