About this listing
Lovely, clean little apartment perfect for 1 or 2 people: comfy bed (queen), sofa-cama, decent shower, fully equipped kitchen, filtered water, fast WIFI internet, large flat-screen TV, safe & secure area only 5 mins walk from all the action!
Fully furnished, light and airy studio apartment, perfect for 1 or 2 people, or up to 3 people (using sofa-bed).
Rent by day, the week or by the month!
This apartment is located in Centro/Lapa - Rio's bohemian historic centre, 1 block from Cruz Vermelha Square. Only a 5-10 minute walk from where Rio's best nightlife and cultural scene is; Samba clubs, theatres, museums, churches, cinemas, restaurants, old historical houses converted into trendy antique stores, funky bars & cafes and of course the famous Lapa Arches!
If you want to be in the middle of everything, but still somewhere safe, this is the place to be! Just down the hill from Santa Teresa and only 10-15 minute walk from Cinelandia or Carioca metro stations. This means that you can arrive to Copacabana or Ipanema beach in less than half an hour.
It's also just a couple of blocks from Rua Riachuelo where all the buses pass by and there's a huge supermarket and every other type of shop you'd ever want! Banks, restaurants, clothes shops, beauty salons.... Convenient for everything.
Just a short jump across the square to the Saturday open-air flower & fruit market and a few blocks down to Rua Lavradio - site of the Lapa Antique Fair - where you can sit at corner pubs, sip on cold beer and listen to live samba music on the street!
The apartment itself is part of a large residential apartment building with 24 hour security (porters at the door). It's located on the 2nd floor and has a lovely view over the tree-lined street below. It is fully equipped with a double queen-sized bed and a sofa-cama, ceiling fan, bathroom with hot/cold shower, large flat-screen television, kitchenette with filtered drinking water, fridge, mini stove, toaster, omelet maker etc.
UPDATE: Faster and better Internet WIFI recently installed! FULLY FUNCTIONING!
Everything you need for a comfortable stay in Rio!
Guests have 100% access to everything.
Interaction with Guests
My friend Jessica manages the apartment for me while I am in Australia. She speaks English and Portuguese. Jessica is always contactable by phone, email or whatsap to help guests and answer any questions. She knows the area well and will be happy to show guests around and give extra tips and recommendations if requested!
5 minutes walk from the heart of Lapa and 10 minutes walk from Carioca/ Cinelandia, this a fantastic area to be based in Rio. It's very safe (as it's a residential pocket of Centro so it's buzzing every day of the week) and you have all different types of bars, clubs, cafes and restaurants at your door-step! As well as loads of shops, markets, banks, salons, supermarkets, parks and even beaches (Flamengo) within easy walking distance. You get all different type of people living in this area: students, professionals, families, couples, Brazilian, Foreigners... you names it! It's a very up-and-coming part of Rio. Come see it for yourself!
Extremely convenient to ALL public transport: 5 mins walk to every different bus stop, 10 mins walk to the closest metro station (taking you to Copacabana or Ipanema in less than 15 mins), 10 minutes walk to Central Train Station and only 15 minutes walk to the sambadrome itself! It's also within short walking distance of: Uruguaiana markets, Carioca, Cinelandia, Praça XV (and the ferries to Niteroi), Santos Dumont Airport, Lapa, Santa Teresa, Gloria, Flamengo and Catete! In fact you can walk to so many different parts of Rio that you'll hardly ever even need to get the bus or metro anywhere ;-)
I don't have many rules. I just ask that you look after the apartment and my belongings and keep the apartment as clean as possible. Its important to take your garbage out every day. The garbage shoot is by the stairs. You must put all your garbage down this shoot (don't leave it on the floor next to the shoot). This is a residential building with 24 hour porter security. Everyone in the building is very friendly, so I also just ask that you are friendly and respectful in return to the porters and residents! Thank you!!
Also, please let us know if you have any problems, or if anything has been damaged or broken. We will always do our best to fix the situation as soon as possible!
Hi everybody! I'm an Aussie girl who's lived in Brazil the last ten years! I've lived in both Rio and Itacare, Bahia. Before that I worked for 10 years as a tour leader in all of Latin America. I now have my own tourism business based in Rio (short tours around Rio State and 10 night tours between Rio and Salvador). I love travelling, Latin America, the beach and surfing! I also love languages. I speak English, Spanish and Portuguese.