About This Listing
We are not just a place for you to stay. We are YOUR HOME in Rio de Janeiro.
Feel right at home here. Warm hospitality and love, we believe that.
Private room, neo-colonial home in the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro. House built in 1890, completely renovated. Place very well located, close to downtown, 10 minutes from Santos Dumont airport, easy access to the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.
Breakfast(fee) and wi-fi.
The room has Queen super comfortable bed, one window offering a beautiful view of the city, and nice lighting and ventilation.
The kitchen is fully equipped and can be used. (just VEGETARIAN food)
We do not charge for cleaning.
We do not charge for use of laundry.
Consult me about prices for three or four people.
Better still, all this tranquility is 5 minutes from Lapa, the bohemian neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.
In the morning you can hear the singing of the parrots in your window and balcony.
Talk to me about favela tour and see the harmony and conviviality walking along the narrow streets, lifestyle and real contact with people living in the community where you learn about the history, culture and geography of the area.
For longer stays, we offer a cell phone for your use, talk to me.
My guests usually take the shuttle bus from the GIG international airport to the SDU city airport. and from there a taxi to here (R$12,00 per person+R$20,00.for the taxi)
You can get a cab at SDU to get here, make sure you get a metered taxi and not the special airport cab. It shouldn't be more than R$20,00. There is not a subway Station in the airport.
If you prefer taxi a taxi in the international Airport choose the company Aerotaxi, they have the best price. ( R$ 75,00) .
The adrees is rua monte Alegre 167 s 101. Santa Teresa . It is a yellow house in the letf side of the street, with glass blue door.
Interaction with Guests
We are very warm and welcoming. you'll feel at home immediately.
We ll give you a lot of tips about the city, beaches, transport, our favorite places (bars and restaurants) and the real "carioca" life.
Cigarettes allowed on terrace. no drugs allowed. If requested, guests may use kitchen.We will do our best to make guests feel comfortable, as if they were in their own homes .
From Dec 27, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
Evandro and Leo were wonderful hosts! They were helpful to tell us exactly how to get around, and gave us lists of great places to go as well. I really appreciated their kindness and hospitality! The home is so cute and is in a wonderful neighborhood that is dripping with culture! And when we had issues with water, Evandro found a way for us to shower upstairs as a quick accommodation. I highly recommend this home!
Os 5 dias que passamos na residência dos meninos nos renderam uma experiência ótima, o lugar possui excelente localização e segurança para conhecer os pontos turísticos mais importantes do Rio. O assesso aos ônibus e o horário de frequência deles contribuiram para que os passeios fossem ainda mais agradáveis. A vista da casa é simplesmente belíssima, tanto de dia quanto de noite, fazer as refeições observando a cidade tem todo um diferencial. Havia roupa de cama e toalhas limpinhas e também havia uma disponibilidade em ajudar por parte deles que nos fizeram ficar muito satisfeitas. Recomendo o lugar para quem está a passeio ou mesmo para quem precisa trabalhar ou estudar. Os táxis chegam super rápido e o comércio é muito pertinho. Os meninos são muito amáveis. Levaremos boas memórias desse lugar
Très bon accueil, chaleureux et discret au même temps. Maison bien située, au calme tout en étant proche du centre et de la vie nocturne de Lapa.
Terrasse super agréable avec très jolie vue, idéale pour se détendre après les sorties.
Ménage dans la chambre, très bonne surprise !
Je recommande :))
I think I am really not fussy. I have traveled South America (Mainly Ecuador and Columbia) for more than 6 months as a backpacker. I have seen bad accomodations and I don´t easily complain. But this one was really bad.
Unfortunately the bed is not a real bed, but a pile of 2 very old and dirty mattresses, making the entire construction very unstable. Very annoying when you have to rearrange the mattresses several times during the night.
Even worse: The mattresses are really old and filthy. The bed sheet we were provided with was way too small so e also had o rearrange that constantly.
Then there was that smell. A really, really bad smell in the room, probably coming from mold in those old mattresses or maybe it´s just mold in the walls of that wet old building. The smell was so bad that it caused me headache.
The cab drivers warned us vividly that this area is very dangerous and highly recommended us to take a cab at all times - even to Santa Teresa (we actually thought the house was in Santa Teresa, but the area with the restaurants, bars etc of Santa Teresa is somewhere else.
We were also surprised that this place is not much of a private home but rather something like a small, unofficial hostel with several rooms for tourists, obviously without complying with the regulations for a hostel business regarding hygiene fire protection and things like that. We met several other tourists there.
Also there is only one bathroom. This would be no problem at all if it was just a normal private house. But with so many other tourists living there at the same time, it was not only occupied very, very often, but also pretty filthy - at least when we managed to use it.
Also the plug sockets are pretty damaged and don´t look very reliable.
The worst experience however was the way the host treated us after we told him that because of these things (plus one more thing, which we had overlooked, namely the fact that there are 3 cats in the house, our fault) we have to move out after the first of 3 nights, things turned really bad. Incredibly bad treatment of customers, including replying in Portuguese instead of English, eventhough he knows that I don´t speak Portuguese and he does speak English very well. He refuses any refund and is incredibly stubborn. We even had to consultAirbnb resolution center.I would never, ever treat my customers like this. In my opinion: Keep searching.
We found a great 4-star hotel last minute for more or less the same price in a secure area and very centric. Everything clean, our own bathroom and a great breakfast included. There are a lot of last minute offers like that in Rio. Sureley less risky than sth like that.
My house is very clean, you can read more than 300 comments that are on my profile, joe was the only person who spoke these things about my home, Yes here is my house, not a hostel, however rented three bedroom our house, which has four rooms. We live in the house.
when Joe went out of my house, the only thing he said was about the allergy that his wife had to cats, I'm sorry that he should have checked my profile before not done so he has no right to get your money back. When Joe made the booking he never texted me and apparently did not examine my profile.
never any guest was robbed or suffered violence near our house (read my review).
We airbnb there four years and were invited in November 2014 to open Airbnb as one of the best hosts in Brazil. Why not accept this comet.
The only reason Joe's dissatisfaction was having cats in my house and he did not have seen it in my profile and demanding money back. Our answer remains will not return the money.
There are two comments from my guest before and after Joe:
"Nice place, nice hosts, really good location!! Recommended!"
Jonathan Perrot from Paris
"We rented a private room at Evandro and Leo's appartment for 3 nights. Their welcome was so warm and friendly- we instantly felt at home! The appartment is very spacious, with a fantastic terrace and open kitchen where we spent many evenings with the other guests in the appartment. Our room was cosy and big enough for us and all our luggage, and we had a wardrobe for all our stuff. The 3 cats make it an additional pleasure to relax after a busy day visiting Rio! The location of the appartment is superb- right in the middle between Santa Teresa and Lapa; if you like the quiet of a residential area, but also like being very close to lively evening and nightlife then this is perfect. The only thing to note is that it is on a slight hill so you have to walk up/down to get there (not a problem for us!). What made our stay perfect was the hospitality and friendliness Evandro and Leo showed us... This is what makes airbnb so special, especially when you find such great hosts! To give you an example, my partner fell sick, and Evandro spent the whole day with us at the hospital translating and just smiling and keeping us company. This isnt something that can be bought! I look forward to coming back to Rio in 2016 and seeing everyone :-)"
Cristina Stringer from Brussels
Nice place, nice hosts, really good location!! Recommended!
We had a wonderful stay at Evandro and Leo's place!
The room is really spacious and confortable.
Evandro is a very good host. He welcomed us with a coffee early in the morning!
Great journey in rio. The apartment is well located and Evandro & Leo are very nice, they gave us great tips and information along the way. We stayed there during three days and had the time to make the most of what the city has to offer.
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About the Host, Evandro & Léo
We love meet new people! We love music, travel, dinner, goods restaurants and enjoy the life. ;)
I work with human resources and leonardo is director and professor of theater arts.