About This Listing
Lapa in the most fun area in Rio.Turists & locals loves hanginout,so close to Santa Tereza,Maracanã Stadium, SugarLoaf and Corcovado,15 min metro to Copacabana beach!
Monthly price: R$2.000,00 for one month and R$1.800,00 for more months. charming Studio as a one bedroom place, with entrance hall to kitchen well equiped: Air conditioning, microwave and electric oven, stove, fridge, china and silverware.The living room has 2 sofas turned to bed during the night with 4 places. A FUTON double bed ( replaced the one at the pictures) and a bi-bed (one comes from underneath). Fits 4 people maximum. Closets, drayers, renovated bathroom with laudry services and clothes hangers. Washing MAchine until 6 kgs. Linens , towells, blankets provided. Ventilators on roof and table.
Internet and WIFI. Flat TV and kitchen facilities added. View to old buildings and the Archs at hallway, 3 elevators and 24 hours doorman.Internal phone to front desk.
Interaction with Guests
if you want a private tour, in the city, outskirts to the mountains or to south beaches and gastronomy, we can arrange!
MEM de SÁ ST, N 72. (FIRST BUILDING ON THE RIGHTHAND SIDE).
Just after the Arches, the bohemian cultural and fabulous site of Lapa, famous for the scenery of Twilight movie shot in Rio.
CLose to all the facilities such as Subway (Metro), International and intermunicipal bus station, Santos Dumont and International Airports,Central Train Station , The Sambodrome and Downtown, MARACANÀ STADIUM about 6 stops of METRO.
Supermarkets, Restaurants, Groceries, Drugstores and Bakery.
Lapa is where you have all the samba playing bars, Jazz, ballrooms dancing, Antiques Fair and Designed Stores and Restaurants at Lavradio Street. Happy hours to business workers and live samba and choro at old houses clubs just across the street like CArioca da Gema and Leviano (salsa)
The famous nightclubs just 5/10 minutes walking as Rio Scenarium, Lapa 40 Graus, Clube Democráticos, Triboz, Circo Voador e Fundição Progresso where you can see in the best concerts from Brazilian & International Pop Music. 10 minutes walking : Municipal Theather (OPERA HOUSE) and Sala Cecília Meirelles . COncerts of classical music, Opera and Ballets. The Cinelândia area, the political centre and old Cinema reduct, very famous for its Museums such as Belas Artes (Fine Arts), Biblioteca Nacional( NAtional Library), Museu Nacional, Paço Imperial with Praça XV where a huge flea market and vintage cars takes place in the weekends, take the ARCO DO TELLES from praça XV e enjoy all happy hours at bars and restaurants across the OLD RIO quartier and at the end reach: Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil CCBB, with great exibitions and CANDELÁRIA Church the biggest in Town ( Uruguaina Metro station). Keep going to PRACA MAUÁ and reach MAR ( Museum of RIo) and MORRO DA CONCEIÇÃO (where Rio started) and dance real samba played live at Largo da Prainha e Pedra do Sal at mondays nights.
Very close to Santa Tereza Quartier can reach walking up,15 minutes where an old little town awaits you, also very bohemian with outstandings views from the city, looking straight to the Sugar Loaf and Guanabara bay. Do not Miss the very top floor of the Parque das Ruínas, (just during the day) an entertainment center, then take the walking bridge just at the side of ruins building to Chacara do Ceu, a traditional ART musem at splendid house with Picasso, Monet's paintings. Santa Tereza is the artist and cable car district. All across it you reach the way to get to the biggest symbol of the town: Christ the redeemer, passing through a lust rainforest in about 20 minutes by car or taxi.
About 15/25 minutes in bus, taxi or metro from Copacabana Beach and 30 minutes to Ipanema. At weekends much faster.
Many hubs of buses and taxis right in front of the building
METRO: GLORIA or CINELÂNDIA.
going to Bus station ( RODOVIÁRIA) you can reach Petropolis, Imperial town in an hour trip by the mountains. taking the ferry at Praca XV, the MAC Museum of Contemporary ART famous Oscar Niemeyer's project at Niteroi shore, the city across the bay. Also the small palace: ILHA FISCAL or maybe ride the bikes at PAQUETA ISLAND. At summertime, lots of free concerts at Arcos da LApa. The cable car from the Archs leads you to Santa Tereza. The train from CENTRAL DO BRASIL ( Central Station same as Walter Salle's movie) takes you to famous favela: Complexo do alemão where you can ride a "teleférico"until the very end of huge complex. Ask people first before going to ANY favela about pacification.
Other Things to Note
any problem, ask the doormans ( porteiro) Sr Ismael, Manoel, Mario they are very helpfull and can arrange many things you need.
There are many hospitals at that area as INCA, ORDEM TERCEIRA DO CARMO. Also police Station POLICIA CIVIL. All political Insitutions are mostly downtown and Praca Mauá area. Many churches from XIX century and even before, not listed here but at Primeiro de Março St are plenty .Also Santo Antonio Complex of Convent and Museum at LArgo da carioca and the Famous IGREJA DO S. BENTO a big convent and best school in town, at praça Mauá. All in gold the richest one is a real gem. The opposite direction side, at Gloria metro station coming 10 minutes walking uphill: the most beautifull and baroque: OUTEIRO DA GLORIA, tiny little one on top watching the bay.
no prostitution, smoking at window, no parties, no sublocation, no gambling, no religious meetings. Check in at 14:00 check out at 11:30.
Anfitriã atenciosa, apartamento ótimo, tudo limpo e organizado, ambiente aconchegante, localização excelente. Recomendadissimo!
Tatiana e a inquilina dos sonhos! com ela nunca tem mau tempo, 'e respons'avel e honesta, limpa e organizada. Sempre responde quando precisamos mesmo quando n~ao e possivel, ela avisa que ir'a ligar e pasmem!! ela LIga!!! MESMO! definitivamente ela n~ao 'e carioca!!! kkkk
O apartamento é bem legal, limpo e com uma ótima aparência e estado de conservação.
Tive um probleminha com o banheiro porém a proprietária me ajudou.
O único ponto negativo é o barulho que realmente incomoda na hora de dormir. Porém se colocar tampão de ouvido, fica tranquilo.
Recomendo o lugar.
Localização mais do que excelente para turistas e pessoas que gostam dessa região, além da proximidade com o metrô.
We did not meet Giselle as she was travelling but she arranged for her friend Gabrielle to greet us and show us around. The apartment is pretty small, as shown in the listing, but has all the essentials you need for a short stay in Rio. The apartment is in a great spot for the bars and clubs of Lapa, and there are always people walking around so it feels safe. This is Lapa, so be prepared for lots of music and laughter until the early morning most nights. Great for a party not if you are an early bird. Giselle had just installed air conditioning before our visit, which was essential for us. The small size of the apartment and Rio summer weather around carnival was HOT so we were glad to that we could be comfortable in the apartment. The concierge in the lobby was great, always happy to look after the keys and laugh at my attempted Portugese. It was a nice feature to have in case you needed to ask questions, but we could also contact Gabrielle via Whatsapp and she was very good at helping us when we needed anything. During our stay, I accidentally tripped and broke a pane of glass in the shower. I informed Giselle and Gabrielle straight away and over the course of a few days we agreed how everything should be put right, very fair. Overall, I would recommend this apartment for singles or couples looking for a short stay in Rio who are looking for a lively place to base themselves for a mixture of sightseeing and partying.
HI Damon, next time you can stay here in my house in Leblon to know another neighbourhood, thanks for your concern, and easygoing way to solve the problem, have a wonderfull trip around south america which is lovely, hope you 'll have all the best stories to tell later.
Apartment is nice ! Not more than for 3 person suitable. Perfect location, noisy, but U should not expect anything else from Lapa ! Perfect place for having a good time in rio !
Apartment was good enough for 1-2 people. Location was also very good. But it's in the center of Lapa and music is very loud until 4-5 am, only on Sundays they are quiet. World cup is the worst time, disgusting so-called "football fans" are just animals.
Also for some reason every evening wifi was very slow, about 0.3 mbps, I hope it will be fixed.
Maybe Mr Homakov is not aware World Cup atracts millions of people and he decided to have his holidays in the FINALS Matches where all the crazy Argentinians where coming to town, besides all other nationalities, they were really many as they're our neighboohrs. Lapa was a place where all the football fans where gathering due to it's bohemian tradition. This is told at the announce but is NOT TRUE that just on Sundays is quiet; JUST on Fridays & Saturdays is loud since there is no World Cup all year long, best saying: can happen 40 to 50 years at the same country. You cannot take a period of WC as reality. It the biggest event i've ever seen in my life.
Although, as a young man, seems Mr Homakv enjoyed staying late for the night since the day we made the check out, we agreed at a late appointment at 12:00; he remained sleeping and did not let cleaning lady come in. I have to call and beg and then he started having his shower. When we could finally enter, i could see the apartment completely upside down, even took pictures from the mess. The futon bed which is a doubled bed was never opened and it fits 2 people besides the other beds we have at the apartment.
During World Cup, all the city was busy and for someone who is not a football fan, Rio should not be the place for vacation. Many times MR Homakov send me mails and I've told him about places around where he could escape from the TVs , with all details. my previous guests took all those tips, as you can read here at the comments, enjoyed every minute and were happy the be right on the sceen. Before Mr Homakov booked, i have told him i coudn't do a much lowered price as asked by him since WORLD CUP FINALS were the most busy time. So he knew it. Even tough, i have made him a very nice deal and later I'd offered my other listing for the same price in exchange, at my place in Leblon , best neighbourhood in town, but he never took it. I also told him World Cup would not cover all the extension of his vacation, just about 5 to 10% but the city was in the high season and lots of people stayed longer. As for WIFI, he told me the problem; before i could book the company for repairs, he'd changed my login and said was perfectly working. WIFI during world cup, with so many people in town, did not worked as normal times. And so the country; whose government decided for so many holidays due to important matches, so the foreigners could move easily and enjoy. It was a huge success and we had a high rate for a hosting country by FIFA although we brazilians paid high price, having the country work in just half period...
Gisella is the perfect host. We were in constant contact with her, very responsive, and some of our best experiences while in Lapa were from her recommendations.
If you are looking to be in the heart of Lapa, this place is for you. My girlfriend and I are in our young 20's and we absolutely loved the location, about a block away from the famous Arches, and right in the middle of the main street where all the bars and clubs are. Our friends that we met in Rio were all jealous of how close we were to where everyone goes out, it was so convenient to go out for a couple drinks, pop back in to the apartment for some food or to grab more money, then walk right back out to the party.
This apartment is perfect for two people, but could fit more if needed. Very clean, nice kitchen, bathroom with washer and a neat clothes wrack that's hooked up to a pulley system. Bars, clubs, restaurants, supermarkets, and pharmacies are all within walking distance.
The famous steps of Lapa are also within walking distance as well as a metro stop that will take you to Copacabana, Ipanema, Centro and many other areas very easily.
I would highly recommend Gisella as a host and this apartment as a great place to stay while in Rio.
Thanks Dan, i'm happy you made to most of all the recommendations such as concerts, Museums, Santa Tereza Views, Flea Market Fair. You really know how to enjoy Lapa and surroundings. Next time, i promisse to take you to Estrada das Paineiras for a natural shower. I owe you that.
If you ever stay here in my place, ( i have a room in Leblon) I'll take you to Vidigal and Morro dois Irmãos trek!
thanks again for the nice Sanfran souvenir and your advices.
Say hello to your adorable girlfriend!
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About the Host, Gisella
me chamo Gisella e sou cineasta.
gosto de natureza, trekking, cinema e arte, Yoga & meditação
Admiro a vida agitada e cultural mas cultuo a paz em casa.
viajar é meu grande hobby!
I'm filmaker and nature addict!
love traveling, yoga, dancing, reading, watching films of course, with friends around.
Had lived in Paris and LA and visited many countries in Europe, and Latin America. Now, intending to discover Asia... started with India, great experience! but Rio is still my favorite town…
PS: this picture was taken in Ireland at famous beach from Ryan's Daughter a masterpiece film by David Lean!
alternative culture bars
great music bar
antiques stores at all the street named the same.
cult music bar
biggest cathedral modern like a spaceship, great vitrals
traditional dance balls, forro, samba, bolero, etc
ball dancing, samba, choro, bolero GAFIEIRA
best concert hall in town
best jazz concerts
best ilve music bar in town
very famous area in town where movietheaters , big companies, political Assembly all protesters, etc.
great concerts, musicals
all great symphonic concerts, Ballets And great brazilian musicians
oldest movie theater turned to sex shows but beautifull old preserved street.
best modern art museum
great exibitions and flea market at sundays
very nice passage with lots of bars and happy hours places
best cultural center
best contemporary art