WORLD CUP in LAPA, close to Stadium

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Avenida Mem de Sá, Rio, Rio de Janeiro 20230, Brazil

AFFORDABLE PRICES AT JULY for W Cup in Rio, do not loose time or miss nice places! 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!

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AFFORDABLE PRICES AT JULY for W Cup in Rio, do not loose time or miss nice places! 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!

The Space

charming Studio as a one bedroom place, with entrance hall to kitchen well equiped, with 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 ( not in the pictures) and kitchen facilities added. View to old buildings and the Archs at hallway, 3 elevators and 24 hours doorman.Internal phone

Guest Access


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!

The Neighborhood

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

Getting around

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $1000
Cleaning Fee: $50
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Thanks for housing! We have not met in person, but all issues were resolved very quickly. She helped us get tickets. super! The apartment is located in a busy area, lots of shops and bars. room is clean, has everything you need and a good interet access. Thank you!

    June 2014
  • Gisella was very communicative and I had no problem getting to the apartment settling in. The room is how it looks in the photos and it conveniently located in Lapa. My only complaint is the noise at night on the weekends. Lapa is a very busy place at night and some of the local bars play music late into the night.

    June 2014
    Response from Gisella:

    Lapa is known for its bohemian and live music concerts and bars and a lot of people who goes there, wants to stay late at night enjoying them. it is not the perfect place for those who are coming to Rio to work as Tanyu was... but for holidays! Although most of my clients are brazilians workers from downtown companies and they are aware about it. I had even families living there for a year long. We are used to late hours!

    June 2014
  • I had a wonderful experience at Gisella's home in Lapa! I traveled to Rio for Carnival 2013 with a friend. We did lots of research on the best neighborhoods to stay during our visit. Look no further if you want an authentic Rio experience. We were literally in the heart of Rio nightlife, culture and restaurants as well as no more than a $R 20-45 cab drive from Copacabana & Ipanema beaches, Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer statue, and the airport. You're also within a 15-20 minute walk to the Sombodromo as well. The crowds can be a little noisy at night if you are a light sleeper or retire early in the evening. Otherwise, I recommend it as a place to get a true Rio experience.

    February 2013
    Response from Gisella:

    hi guys hope you got some rest before coming back to work! Lapa is definitely a moving place but is gets way more busy during carnival, i was there under the Archs for a concert of BLoco Sargento Pimenta ( Sgt Pepper) which plays just Beatles Music in samba rhythms! a shame you weren't there anymore so you could finally sing in English with anyone else!

    February 2013
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Gimk - colégio Bahiense, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, UCLA, PUC-RJ
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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...
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