Hi! I have a lovely comfortable Bedroom with private Bathroom on the top floor of my apartment that will give you total privacy. It has a double bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, internet and a lovely view to the woods. The apartment is near the beach (botafogo bay) and all the facilities, like malls (2) and cinemas (16).
Botafogo and Flamengo beach are famous for its parks and gardens made by Burle Marx, a great place for walk and jogging with a wonderful view of the Sugar Loaf. But the best thing about my place is the location. Half way to all the main attractions that you may want to go. 10 minutes to the Sugar Loaf (a 20min. walking that I highly recommend); 15 min. to the lift that brings you up to the "Christ the Redeemer"; 10 min. to Copacabana Beach or 20 to Ipanema and 15 min. to Downtown-Lapa.
I'm a separated 52 years old Graphic Designer and have a girlfriend that usually spends the weekends with me. A healthy breakfast is provided. You can have it with me or you can help yourself from the fridge. The kitchen is fully equipped and you are free to use it. Still want more? OK, I will lend you my bikes, but please don't ask for my surfboard! :-))
See you in Rio! Cheers.
• No visitors allowed.
• No smoking inside the room.
• You can wash your clothes and cook but please keep everything clean and tidy afterwards.
• If you are staying longer, linen and towels are changed every week, and room is cleaned every 15 days.
• As a matter of hygiene, I recommend people not to wear shoes inside the house.
Luiz was the best Host you could wish for. He picked us up at the gate, showed us around the nice apartment and helped us get some dinner the first evening.
Everyday we enjoyed a lovely breakfast together, with fresh fruit and juice. He was very helpfull at recommending things to do and places to go. He also lend us his bikes, which was very nice!
The second day of our stay, I (julie) got very sick, and stayed in bed an entire day. Luiz was so sweet, and brought me food and water and bought me watermelon.
We really enjoyed our stay with him, and would recommend it to anybody going to Rio.
Hi Julie and Ulrich, yes...Carnival...feijoada...caipirinhas...in 40C heat was a rough beginning for a trip! Good that at least I could make you feel comfortable at my place. Hope you are feeling better now and that everything goes well in the rest of your 5 months trip. Send me some news every now and then. Luiz
We had a great time at Luiz's place. Breakfast was awesome and waiting for us every morning. We loved the smoothies, principally the one with fresh papaya. The place is well located very close to restaurants, bars, mall, and subway. You can pick it up the bus or cab without any problems. Close by his house there is a very hip bar/restaurant district. It's a very safe location. The room and bathroom were hotel quality. We had a great time in Rio and we will be back to his house when visiting friends and family again.
Our stay with Luiz was wonderful. He's a super host and a truly kind person. We had endless talking during breakfast and in the evening about NY and Brazil culture.
The house is very clean and quiet and the guest room is on the top floor and has a private bathroom. The house location is perfect. You can easily reach Copacabana beach and the center and Lapa. He lent also two bikes which made our going to the beaches even easier and more enjoyable.
My stay with Luiz was the ideal introduction not only to Rio but also Brasil. Luiz is a very generous person especially with his time. When I arrived my flight was delayed and Luiz went to the trouble of cooking me a lovely dinner. The next day Luiz suggested that I might like to explore Rio by bike and while this may not suit everybody I really enjoyed it. Luiz provided the bike and sent me on my way with a number of very good suggestions and options of how best to spend my day. I really enjoyed my chats with Luiz and gained valuable insights into life in Rio and Brasil. The apartment is ideally located and is central to most of the attractions in Rio and has easy access to the subway and shops. The appartment is exactly as described/pictured its clean spacious,comfortable,cool and a great place to retire to after exploring all tha Rio has to offer. I really enjoyed my time in Rio especially having Luiz as host and a great apartment to return to and did I mention the great breakfasts.
We spent a week at Luiz Apartment and it was a very good stay. Luiz is a very nice and warm hearted person, from the beginning we felt welcome and he always had good advices and ideas for us. Going to Lapa together surely was one of the highlights (not mentioning our bicycle tours :-))We will never forget our stay in Rio and want to say thank you to Luiz. Sabrina and Randolf
Luiz é um excelente anfitrião. Muito atencioso e prestativo. Fiquei totalmente a vontade durante a minha estadia, e espero sempre que precisar voltar ao Rio me hospedar novamente em sua casa, que é muito confortável e bonita.
Minha estadia na casa do Luiz foi simplesmente perfeita. Ele possui um lindo e estiloso apartamento em Botafogo que fica em uma região (website hidden) redor existem diversos restaurantes bacanas e a algumas quadras um ótimo shopping center . Não deixem de ir no oitavo andar que tem uma vista espetacular. O metro está localizado a apenas algumas quadras do apartamento e do outro lado da rua é possivel pegar o onibus para diversos locais. O quarto é bem aconchegante , limpo , confortável e com um banheiro privativo. Mas a melhor parte da minha estadia foi poder conhecer uma pessoa tão especial como o Luiz. . Ele realmente é um excelente anfitrião ... me fez sentir muito a vontade e fez com que minha estadia fosse muito agradável . O Luiz é muito tranquilo , amigável , e senti como se já o conhecesse há um bom (website hidden) conversar com ele eu até esquecia das horas pois ele possui um bom papo , é bem viajado e tem coisas interessantes pra contar. Outra coisa que me chamou a atenção é o seu senso estético apurado... Percebe-se logo isso ao adentrar no seu apartamento cheio de estilo e personalidade. Ele me deu ótimas dicas de restaurantes que talvez eu nem teria a oportunidade de conhecer. Uma das partes agradáveis era acordar ouvindo o som dos passarinhos e também tomar tranquilamente o ótimo café da manhã preparado por ao som de uma boa música . Em um desses momentos pude até avistar um macaquinho na árvore . Isso não tem preço. Obrigada Luiz por fazer minha estada tão agradável. Isso me fez querer voltar em breve.
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Hi, my name is Luiz. I'm a brazilian guy who loves nature and sports. Surf used to be a great part of my life but now I'm more into tennis (I think I'm getting old!).
I'm a 52 years old graphic designer who spends most of the day out working (not 9 to 5 but rather 10am to 7pm)!
My grandfather was german and I studied german in school until I was 15 years (still remember a bit).
I'm divorced and have a girlfriend that eventually spends the weekends with me.
I also like architecture and home decoration and my house reflects that.
I have a daughter (with me in the picture) who's married and living in the UK so now I have a spare room in my apartment that I can share with other people.
I'm pretty much an organized person who likes the house to be fresh and clean so I appreciate people not to wear shoes inside the house. Overall I'm a relaxed and easygoing person as you will find out by yourself.
Hope to see you in Rio!