About this listing
A Spacious complete apartment with fridge, microwave, private bathroom, air conditioner at Santa Teresa, near the center but at a quiet dead street. 5 Minutes of Lapa, famous bohemian redoubt Rio de Janeiro!
Come live with real cariocas. Our family will love receiving you at our home!
We have a beautiful loft with separate entrance, air conditioner, fridge, microwave and free wi-fi.
We are located 200 m from the colorful staircase Selarón, Convento of the Carmelites, Chácara do Céu Museum, the Ruins Park and other famous tourist spots in the district of Santa Tereza and Old Town.
We are also next to the most Bohemian neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro - the LAPA, where you can hear a good samba, dance with friends and taste the amazing Caipirinha.
Very near you will find the Municipal Theater, Sala Cecilia Meireles, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Modern Art - all accessible within walking distance.
Easy access to public transport metro and bus to other tourist spots like Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf.
The apartment is all new and well decorated. On foggy days you can hear the whistle of ships coming in and out of Guanabara Bay.
Interaction with Guests
We love to help with our guests. If you have any issue or doubt we will be always ready to help and givi insights on how to spend your time here. And maybe, who knows, we might even go to lapa together! :)
I love how the neighborhood is so peaceful and in the middle of the city. Everyone here is enjoying life and friends! No Hurry, No Worries.
Santa Teresa is just next to lapa and Cinelândia, where you can get subways or buses to anywhere in the city.
From the international airport, you can get a Bus to Cinelândua, a Cab to here, or talk with us and we can arrange a pickup for you!
1.Guests have free access to their rooms 24 hours a day.
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4.The breakfast will be served from 7:00 am until 11:00 am. This is the only meal included in the daily fee.
5.The use of the kitchen must be negotiated and restricted to the hours of 9am to 21pm.
6.The water filter can be used freely.
7.Guests can cook their own food using the utensils of the house. After use, the utensils should be washed and stored properly.
8.Guests who stay for more than 7 days can wash their clothes once a week for the cost of R$40,00 each time. It must be reported.
9.We do not offer maid service. Tell us when you need to change the sheets and towels.
10.If there is any property damage will be charged for repair or replacement.
1.Os hóspedes têm livre acesso aos seus quartos 24 horas por dia.
2.Não é permitido trazer outras pessoas para a casa sem a nossa permissão.
3.Não é permitido fazer barulho.
4.O café da manhã será servido das 7:00 até 11:00. Esta é a única refeição incluída no preço da diária.
5.O uso da cozinha deve ser negociado e o horário permitido é de 9h às 21h.
6.O bebedouro pode ser utilizado livremente.
7.Os hóspedes poderão cozinhar sua própria comida usando os utensílios da casa. Depois do uso, os utensílios devem ser lavados e armazenados adequadamente.
8.Os hóspedes que permanecem por mais de 7 dias podem usar a máquina para lavar roupas uma vez por semana pelo custo de 40 reais cada vez. O uso deve ser comunicado.
9.Não oferecemos serviço de limpeza. Diga-nos quando precisar mudar os lençóis e toalhas.
(website hidden) houver qualquer dano à propriedade, será cobrado ao reparo ou substituição de hóspedes.
We felt very much at home. The family was very friendly and helpful. The appartement was comfortable and quiet. We enjoyed having breakfast with the family and the Selaron stairs. Susanne und Werner
Firstly i would like to make it be known that we normally stay in a much higher class of accommodation, but due to the high prices during the world cup our level of accommodation had to be lowered. Well firstly the host John and family were very helpful. We initially had the small room which unfortunately was not very comfortable or as clean as it could have been. The accommodation is advertised that it has animals, which is OK, as long as the animals mess is cleaned up, there was a lot of animal mess around the area where we hung our clothes out to dry. We eventually moved into the bigger room which was a lot more comfortable and a bit cleaner. The breakfast is served at a small bar down the street, of which the menu does not change from day to day.
The neighborhood would probably suit backpackers etc, i certainly would not take my wife or family to the area. The area certainly would not suit elderly or disabled people.
For the cost of the accommodation i suppose it would suit some people, but unfortunately i was not to impressed.
Joao and doris were so great hostes!!! We felt like home in their place!!! Of course if we return to rio it will at theirs. Santa teresa is beatiful, we really enjoy it. 100% recommended.
This is a nice self-contained basement suite that was clean and well equipped. Unfortunately, due to extremely heavy rain on the day of our arrival, the floor was partly flooded, but Paulo (Doris and Joao's father) had arranged for us to stay next door that night. The next day the floor was still quite wet, but Paulo did his very best to dry out the floor and this worked out OK. Fortunately the floor is tiled and there was no lasting damage. Both Paulo and his son Joao were very helpful, Joao booked our bus tickets for us – even he found the web-site tricky. We had ordered a taxi to take us to the bus station, but when it did not arrive, Paolo took us himself !
The house is just on the edge of slightly dodgy area – after 9pm we were advised not to go down the hill (towards Lapa), but up the hill into Santa Teresa was OK. Santa Teresa has some really nice eating places (but some are also expensive) and great views over the city. It is also very near the famous Selaron steps which are great fun. We also visited an excellent Samba club (Carioca da Gema) which is very close by, in Lapa (but took a taxi back).
Me and my boyfriend stayed at Doris and João for 4 days while travelling in Brazil and had a wonderful time in Rio. The room has a separate entrance from the house and it's very big with a nice bathroom. The location is great, right next to the Escalera Selaron between Santa Teresa and Lapa, we walked around and had no safety problems at all even at night (always being careful of not carrying big cameras or valuable things on us). Santa Teresa is a bohemian area where to find lovely restaurants and bars at night, also a few things to see and little shops. We went out in Lapa a couple of nights and it's really fun, at weekends packed with people drinking on the streets and checked out some live music in one of the many samba clubs. Transport is easy, lots of buses to the beach and Gloria is the nearest tube stop. João and the rest of the family have been extremely helpful with tips and they're all lovely and good hearted people. You have to love pets as there's quite a few cats and dogs at the house :) They let us have a quick shower before leaving for the airport which was a bliss! Overall a great choice which I recommend.
The house is well located within Santa Tereza, very close to restaurants, metro and arcos da lapa, but also in a safe & quite street. Its is well decorated with all amenities, perhaps it would be better if it had more sun light. When I was there, there was a problem with internet, which according to them is not normal, it is good to check before you go if you need this.
Very lovely and caring hosts. Efforts are being made. Large appartment in the basement. Mostly clean. Thanks a lot for the good time! Greats to Nana (the dog)
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