Apartment - Entire home/apt · R. Carlos de Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 20230-180, Brazil

Lovely & clean little apartment, great location, perfect for 1 or 2 people. Comfortable queen-size bed and sofa-cama, hot/cold shower, kitchen, mini-stove, fridge, kettle, toaster, omelette-maker, filtered water, WIFI internet, large flat-screen TV!

Your host, Jane
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Lovely & clean little apartment, great location, perfect for 1 or 2 people. Comfortable queen-size bed and sofa-cama, hot/cold shower, kitchen, mini-stove, fridge, kettle, toaster, omelette-maker, filtered water, WIFI internet, large flat-screen TV!

The Space

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 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). 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 bed and a sofa-cama, ceiling fan, bathroom with hot/cold shower, clothes-washing area, large flat-screen television with DVD, kitchenette with filtered drinking water, fridge, toaster, mini stove, omelet maker, coffee maker etc.

UPDATE: Faster and better internet WIFI being installed!

Everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $16 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Lapa is a popular and interesting place to stay in Rio, we felt safe in this apartment in the heart of Lapa, it have everything that you need for few nights.

    March 2014
  • My girlfriend and I stayed at Jane's place throughout one month, which was a great pleasure. Jane is super sweet and greatly devoted to being a good host. This became very clear to us when she responded quickly and responsibly and took immediate care of a few things we coincidentally ran into in the beginning at out stay.

    The apartment is exactly as shown on the pictures and is nicely located in Lapa with cheap Brazilian food choices on the street, which we enjoyed a lot. With Lapa being the attractive, vibrant district of Rio, the apartment naturally also comes with the sounds from the streets during the night, which might be worth taking into consideration if someone is going to Rio on a fully packed business trip over a weekend. Though we would still choose Jane's centrally locate apartment again, rather than ending up in a more remote, off-center, but calm neighborhood.

    Jane, thank you for an amazing stay! Such a pleasure! Looking forward to meeting up for a drink when you come to Rio again!

    February 2014
  • Jane y Jorge se adaptaron a las necesidades que tuvimos de muy buena manera y nos ayudaron en todo momento para que nuestra estadía sea grata.
    El departamento estaba en perfectas condiciones, todo lo ofrecido en el perfil coincidía, la zona donde se encuentra ubicado no nos pareció insegura, esta cerca de varios puntos turísticos y cerca del metro y ómnibus. Alrededor hay lugares para comer que algunas noches del fin de semana se vuelven un poco ruidosos, pero así es Lapa.
    Recomiendo mucho el departamento y a Jane como anfitriona.

    December 2013
  • I stayed with a friend at Jane's apartment for 6 nights. We were going to get there in the afternoon, but the airline changed our bookings, so we arrived early in the morning. Her manager Jorge, eventhough I woke him up, presented himself pretty fast to give us the keys and give us any information we needed. The apartment itself was clean and spacious and fulfilled 100% the presentation on the website. Eventhough its in Lapa, at no time we felt unsafe. The only downside is the noise from the street. But hey...its Rio :). No need to go to bed before midnight. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a nice apartment for a very good price.

    September 2013
  • I stayed for two months in this apartment. Its location is great if you are looking for a cheap and convenient place to live in Rio. The area is a bit lonely at night, but once you are comfortable with the area you will leave all your safety worries behind. 2 months of carrying my laptop to and from the subway everyday and I didn't have a single incident.

    The kitchen is basic but serves its function. Jane gave me helpful advice on places to eat nearby that are very cheap, but luckily this apartment is also near two large supermarkets and every saturday there is a street food market just a block south.

    Overall, it is a good place to stay, particularly if you need a place to stay long term for a reasonable amount of money. An upgrade to the kitchen (like a small toaster oven or microwave) would make this apartment even better.

    August 2013
  • I stayed in apartment for almost 4 weeks with my girlfriend.
    Jane and Jonathan were very active in communication so I liked that.
    However there were few moments that made our experience definitely not the best:
    1. it was very noisy there. Basically it was very difficult to sleep for the first 2 weeks (until you get used to it) because window has holes and there are a lot of public transport routes.
    2. very often there were problems with Internet. I guess there were no Internet for few days several times and speed was not very good overall.
    3. apartment located very close to underground and to Lapa which is very good but the neighborhood itself was pretty dirty and there are too many homeless people near the building.
    4. there were problems with shower. water leaked and made this distractive noise.
    5. there were a lot of cockroaches in the hall. sometimes you can see 10/20 dead cockroaches on your flor. so it is better to get ready for such picture.
    6. The space is very limited. The room is much smaller from what you see on picture. Also there are too many stuff in the room (backpacks etc).
    7. The door was almost broken. It was very weak.

    For us this location did not worked (even if it was so close to Lapa and downtown where you can find a lot of cafes and bars). Next time we will try to stay at Botafogo or some other more southern neighborhood.

    Rio in general is pretty expensive city so I can consider price for the apartment very adequate right now. However it was my first time in Rio and Brazil and I was expecting better quality. My next apartment in Sao Paulo was much better.

    December 2012
  • L'appartameno è molto accogliente e la zona centralissima, ottima per vivere la notte di Rio! Anche se non abbiamo incontrato Jane di persona, è stata molto carina e disponibile.
    Se torno a Rio, torno sicuramente nello stesso appartamento

    November 2012
  • Jane is amazing, I couldn't have asked for a better host for my stay at her lovely, cozy apartment! Jane is cheerful, helping in any needs, conerns, questions you might have during your stay. She made me feel very welcome and cared in any respect! As I lived myself for many years in this neighborhood, this place is just perfect regarding saftey, restaurants, bars, shopping, whatever you wish for is within walking distance. The apartment is airy, cozy and equipped with all necessities for a comfortable stay, I instantly fell in love with this place and truly miss it!, I felt so very at home there, my place for future stays in rio!

    October 2012
  • Jane was amazing! Extremly helpful both before and during our trip.She gave me a dozen recommendations of restaurants and bars to visit and introduced to me to locals via (website hidden) before our trip. It was my boyfriend and my first trip to rio and we arrived around 3am (airline fault), because of the info Jane had provided we were able to hop in a taxi, pick up the key and be settled in within an hour. The only small glitch was an issue with the hot water in the shower, but again, the second I informed Jane , she had her apartment manager over to fix it the next morning. The apartment is extremly comfortable and has everything you need. Rio is such an incredibly vibrant city that the idea of spending a fortune on a hotel you will only shower and sleep in is absurd. I highly reccomend Jane's apartment and the Lapa neighborhood. It is a short taxi and subway ride from the most popular beaches and attractions as well as minutes walk away from the best nightlife in rio. The Lapa arches are a short walk and you can't throw a stone without hitting a great Samba bar. We plan on returning to rio in a couple years and hope this place is available!

    September 2012
  • La casa è in una zona perfetta! molto vicino alla Lapa,(circa 8-10 min a piedi) e quindi alla vita notturna, dal giovedì al sabato è veramente fantastico vedere quanta gente frequenta quei luoghi, inoltre è a soli 8 min a piedi dalla metrò (Central) e da tutti gli omnibus e treni che ti consentono di girare tranquillamente tutta Rio senza spendere molto.
    Trovi anche tantissimi posti dove magiare a prezzi ottimi e supermercati molto vicini, inoltre si è a due passi dal saara (mercato popolare) dove si possono fare acquisti a prezzi stracciati!!
    Pur non avendo incontrato personalmente Jane è stata molto disponibile per tutte le necessità che abbiamo avuto.
    Credo proprio che ci tornerò!!!!

    August 2012
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