House - Private room · R. Mundo Novo, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22251-020, Brazil

The Space

Owned by a British resident (Scottish), the house is situated on a leafy hillside in a residential area of Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro. In spite of its central location, Rua Mundo Novo seems like a green oasis within the urban context, offering to visitors frequent sightings of parrots and marmosets.

There are three rooms available, each with twin, triple or double beds, fridge, large work/study table, ceiling fans, wi-fi (in all rooms and garden). All of the rooms open out on to a large 110 square meter garden with two large dining tables and a generous outdoor kitchen area with cooker, oven, microwave, fridge and bar table with 7 stools for guests. All guests are offered Bed & Breakfast, linen changes, cooking and laundry facilities.

The largest room (24.5 square meters) is a suite with bathroom and closet.
The other two other rooms (each 13.2 square meters) share a bathroom with shower (4 square meters) and mahogany Captain’s beds with 6 storage drawers. All three rooms are situated independently from the rest of the house, each with an independent entrance, and combination lock, offering complete privacy for the guests.

The rooms look out onto a garden area of 110 square meters and a view of the surrounding hillsides. The garden besides having trees and granite outdoor dining tables each capable of seating 8 people comfortably, has an independent open air kitchen,
The property, besides offering privacy and independence for individuals and couples in the double and twin rooms is ideal for families or small groups of up to 8 people.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 8
Extra people: $70 / night after 6 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $2450 /week
Monthly Price: $9000 /month
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Very, very nice location to spend some days in Rio with some friends. Great view, all the equipment you need (for churrasco), friendly host... we spent many evenings at the balcony because it was just better than going to a restaurant in the city!

    March 2014
  • La estancia fue muy agradable, el sitio es muy especial y los habitantes de la casa muy amables, y siempre preocupados por el bienestar de sus huéspedes.
    la zona es tranquila y alejada del bullicio carioca.

    June 2013
  • My experience at Rua Mondo Novo has been excellent. Charles was a very gracious host and went above and beyond to make sure that I was taken care of, and finding my way, for that I am most grateful. The location is superb, in that it is a few blocks to the metro, so therefore easy access to anywhere you want to go. Walking down the hillside stairs to downtown Botofogo really gives you a sense of old Rio. This is not the soul-less highrise experience of Copacabana, you are in a traditional neighborhood. The rooms are clean & modern, very nicely appointed. The very well equipped kitchen is an added plus. It is the perfect spot for a group. Waking up to the song of birds in the morning is wonderful. Oh, and did I mention, the view is spectacular!

    June 2012
  • Beautiful house with magnificant view. Room were very clean and comfortable, host very kind and helpfull with everything. Extremely well equiped kitchen, perfect for hobby cooks with terrace outside including BBQ. About 10 min walk downhill to Botafogo beach and 5 minutes further to the metro stop. Area felt very safe, and with the access codes perfect to leave your valuables in the room. Delicious breakfast.

    February 2012
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English, Português
Worksop College, Worksop, Nottingham UK: Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, UK
Teach at the School of Visual Arts, Rio de Janeiro
Born in Scotland. Studied at art college in England (Bath Academy of Art) and was later invited to Brazil by Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro), on a scholarship. Built my own house in Rio. I teach at the School of Visual Arts in Rio de Janeiro and lecture around the country to universities, cultural Institutions and companies, on "Creative Thinking and Problem Solving". At present writing a book on the subject. I am also Director of "Dynamic Encounters" International Art Workshops, project involved in interviewing creative personalities around the world. My main hobby (non educational) is boatbuilding and sailing. I build wooden sailing boats and sail around the Guanabara Bay area. Others hobbies include reading and research, building my house. Hobbies are so tied up with work that it's kind of difficult to separate them.
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