About This Listing
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Cool apartment in one of the best neighbourhoods of Sao Paulo, Itaim Bibi. Very close to Clube Pinheiros, Hebraica and Shopping Iguatemi. Well connected by buses, cabs on the door step, and parking available inside the building if you have a car.
This apartment is currently the studio of an artist, so it has a cool, laid back feel to it. It has a bathroom, a shower room, and a separate sink/toilet, so you will most likely not have to share.
The apartment has three bedrooms of different sizes, all of them fitting double size beds. The bedroom featured in this listing is a large single room. We have also a double room facing the front of the building, and a large double room facing the back of the building (large enough for three people) listed separately. All rooms have plenty of storage, and the lighting is a special feature, set up by the artist who works here.
There is also a great office space, if you are coming to Sao Paulo to work or study.
Nobody lives here, except me, the owner. My girlfriend is occasionally here too. I travels a lot given that I have a second home in London, UK, so you are most likely going to have privacy and be on your own unless we have other guests.
The keys will be left either in the reception of the building or with the painter who works here. He's got the most fabulous sense of humour you will be glad you met him.
The building is safe with 24 hours reception and it has a nice view of Faria Lima Avenue, one of the main avenues in town. Sao Paulo's night life is booming and you will be a walking distance from some of the best bars and restaurants in town.
Host have had wonderful experiences through AirBnB so far, but thought it was worth highlighting, just in case:
> Guests are expected to be quiet, kind and polite, as host(s) will be.
> Should any problems arise on long term stays, guests will be given 5 days to find an alternative suitable location.
> Our insurance policy does not cover guests belongings.
> Cleaning fees are included.
> We care for the environment and appreciate good use of the resources. Electricity must be left on only when in use. Spending in excess of the usual will be charged separately.
> Doors of the apartment must be left locked at all times.
> Windows of the apartment must be closed when leaving the building.
> Cleaner is responsible for beddings and towels. Guests who would like her to take care of their personal clothing can request this from her and and pay her an additional of 200 reais month.
> Guests are not authorised to use the buildings car park, in no circumstance, not even for one minute.
> Guests are not allowed to smoke within the building. Smokers are suggested to discretely use the area near the reception, and if so, leave it clean of ashes and cigarettes always using the bins provided, or go for a walk around the block.
> Guests are not authorised to bring anyone into the building without express authorisation in writing from the host.
> Disrespect of these rules may imply on the no devolution of your deposit.
We apologise for the strictness of these rules but the building management isn't tolerant and was excessive with complaints when these rules were disrespected in the past therefore we must comply with them in all cases.
It may not look like after reading all this, but the host is pretty flexible and open minded, any question just ask.
João's apartment is a great choice for those business travelers who enjoy spending time out in the city as well. The area is not only close to one of São Paulo’s business neighborhoods, but also close to a great number restaurants and bars. The apartment is spacious and confortable, with a nice living room full of art. Overall Jõao is a great host. During my stay he was very kind and respectful; always making sure the apartment is in the best conditions. His British English is perfect. Definitely a great host!
Marvelous stay, wonderful host. The space is awesome, well-located, great neighborhood for food, going out, and running (Parque do Povo is around the corner, the larger Ibirapuera at about 10 minutes running). Joao is very respectful of your privacy but also loves to socialize and introduce his visitors to the art scene and nightlife Sao Paulo has to offer. Definitely my go-to place in the city from now on!
Joao is very nice host. He is very polite, clean, tidy, respectful and keen to help his guests. His place is fantastic. There is a cleaner twice a week that leaves the place spotless.
The property is very central and safe, with a porter 24 hours a day. It is quite busy during the day, and rather calm during the night, although you have several bars and high profile restaurants nearby. You know when you are late when the helicopters start to fly around.
Within ten minutes by taxi you can reach the neighborhoods of Pinheiros and Vila Madalena, where there are lots of bars and clubs. Avenida Paulista is quite close by taxi as well. Also you have several bus lines that can take you whenever you want.
There are supermarkets and pharmacies in a walking distance as well.
In short, it was a very nice experience. I definitely recommend this place.
What can I say! When staying in João's apartment you are not just given a room you are given the full Sao Paulo experience! I was shown immense hospitality from being invited to have lunch with his mother to practise my Portuguese to visiting his brothers art studio after expressing an interest. This was my first experience of using airbnb and I was shown hospitality above and beyond of what I expected! In S.P you will not find a better located/equipped apartment in which to explore the city! I wish the best of luck to João with his future endeavours!
Joao's apartment was a good fit for me considering the value and location. The pictures are an accurate representation of how the apartment looks and feels. The apartment is kept clean and a maid comes multiple times per week. Overall I recommend this apartment for people looking to live in itaim
João is an incredible person and a fascinating host, specially if you love arts and the cultural scene in São Paulo. He´s the right host to show you around, giving you nice tips about it. Moreover, I did like the effort that João does to keep everyone happy and comfortable in the house. He welcomes suggestions to improve your stay.
The apartment is really well located too!
Fantastic stay at Joao's, definitely exceeding my expectations. He is an inspiring host, although he has a busy life he's always up to share a smile or a thought with you. Joao is definitely one of a kind. You can't have a better pick to stay in Sao Paulo, I really felt home. Look no further!
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About the Host, Joao
I have many passions but career wise most of my path has been in the art world. I love the business side of the arts and I like it internationally. I worked for an arts magazine in Paris, had a gallery in Mayfair (London) and now am the founding partner of an art consultancy business in Sao Paulo. I also travel regularly to fairs and biennials around the world.
As a host, Airbnb allows me welcome people from all over the world which keeps me connected to different beautiful realities. I make new friends, have company, make work contacts, hear different opinions, and get the opportunity to show aspects of Sao Paulo to visitors who would perhaps not discover it otherwise.
As a guest, Airbnb is an opportunity to connect to locals and learn how to get around faster, feel part of the culture, experience different types of comfort, hospitality, architecture and interior design, and of course get a better deal than I would in a hotel.
I speak English, French and Portuguese and enjoy this site a lot. Hopefully my reviews, references, photos and videos will give you a good impression of who I am.