About this listing
We have a baby grand piano in our living room. There is an amazing hammock near to the window. Perfect to rest after lunch or read a book.
We have a brand new queen size bed for the guest room.
NEW QUEEN SIZE MATTRESS, new sheets and new pillows, everything is anti-allergic and anti-mite. We decorated the room with one beautiful vintage wooden desk that belonged to our grandmother. We offer the big purple wardrobe, into the room, to the guests organize their stuff. There is towels, sheets, blankets, one medium mirror, and a fan.
We are so happy because our home has never been so beautiful than now. We are married for 7 years and Pedro lives in this house for 10 years. Here is our sweet family home. We don't have pets, children and we don't smoke. We have one amazing grand piano, instruments, cds, books and plants.
We like to rent because we like to share experiences and receive people from around the word who like to travel. Always we receive good and sweet guests from airbnb.
If you want to read more:
Enjoy the hypest bohemian neighborhood in the city. A few minutes walk from Lapa, the Sambódromo and some of the sweetest bars and cafes in town!
We´re a friendly musician/actress couple. The guest room has an independent entrance for better privacy, and guests have access to the fully equiped kitchen (shared with the hosts), wireless internet, shared bathroom and a living room with a hammock and a breathtaking view of downtown Rio, the Guanabara bay and, on clear days, the mountain range afar. Our apartament is gay friendly.
We hope you have a delightful stay and enjoy the city to the fullest!!! Whether it´s your first or thousandth visit to Rio, there are a few suggestions we always like to offer, which are part of what brings magic to our day to day life.
Have a pizza and a beer (or a cachaça) at Goyabeira, one of the bars in Largo das Neves, a couple hundred meters to the right of our front door. Take a walk following the tracks towards the left, and have another beer (and a meat “croquete") at Armazém S. Thiago, the famous “Bar do Gomes". For a cheap, honest, homey meal, the Nega Tereza restaurant can´t be beat. For a special occasion, Aprazível (a 5 star gourmet restaurant with a killer view and a classy rustic ambiance – good for a wedding proposal). Getting close to Largo dos Guimarães (always following the tracks) some argentinians opened the finest café in town: Cafecito. Great sandwiches, great coffe, great local draft beer, and great Ice Cream – do try the fig+nuts one.
About a hundred meters down the road, Arnaudo is the choice for traditional northeastern brazil food, and Espirito Santa has got killer gourmet food from the Amazon region!
A mere 10 minute bus ride, or 15 minute walk from here, and you´re in Lapa, the heart of Rio nightlife. Check out Carioca da Gema and Rio Scenarium, for a more groomed, tourist friendly experience (with amazing music!) or check out one of the favorite hype-alternative college cariocas hangout: the 100+ years old art deco ballroom Clube dos Democráticos.
Ask us about other adventures and hot spots, in or out of the Carnaval craze, and we´ll be more than happy to give you directions!
Guests have access to our lovely living room with the hammock (the star of the house) and an amazing view of the city, kitchen, bathroom and laundry space with washer.
Interaction with Guests
Jessica and I love to make new friends and to talk about our city and give suggestions and recommendations on how to make the most out of their stay.
Some people call Santa Teresa the "Montmartre of Rio". It's on top of a hill from where you can see most of the city, including Guanabara Bay, and it's full of nice historic buildings and little cafes and restaurants, that make it the cultural and bohemian hub of the city.
There is one bus line that passes in front of the apartment and takes you directly to the heart of downtown Rio and to the bohemian Lapa neighborhood.
This is a non smoking house. Jessica and I occupy the master bedroom -- and we´re available in case you need anything. Please be courteous with the bathroom time (only one bathroom in the house) and clean after yourself in the kitchen and common areas, so that everyone has the most comfortable time in the house.
Keep the front door locked at all times and please don't bring other people in the house. This is a family home, with our books, our CDs, or photographs -- we're really happy to open this space to you via AirBnb, but we wouldn't want any other people, of whom we have no contacts or references, entering this space we take such loving care of.
We appreciate your taking care of this house as if it was your own!