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Lapa:culture, work and fun in Rio
Lapa:culture, work and fun in Rio
4 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
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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

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.

Guest access

WIFI
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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!

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.


Amenities
Wireless Internet
Elevator
Kitchen

Prices
Extra people $10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $39
Security Deposit $487
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules

no prostitution, smoking at window, no parties, no sublocation, no gambling, no religious meetings. Check in at 14:00 check out at 11:30.

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Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

10 Reviews

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Dan User Profile
July 2014
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 Gisella!
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Response from Gisella:
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!
July 2014

Tanyu User Profile
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.
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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

Kenny & Erica User Profile
February 2013
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.
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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

Damon User Profile
February 2015
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 (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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.
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Response from Gisella:
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.
February 2015

Mounir User Profile
February 2015
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 !

Tom User Profile
July 2014
The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Egor User Profile
July 2014
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.
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Response from Gisella:
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...
July 2014

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me chamo Gisella e sou cineasta.
gosto de natureza, trekking, cinema e arte, Yoga & meditação, MPB e gafieira!
Admiro a vida agitada e cultural mas cultuo a paz em casa.
viajar é meu grande hobby! Mas sou apaixonada pelo Rio de Janeiro, minha cidade Natal! sempre que posso, levo meus hospedes a locais onde eles jamais iriam sozinhos como parque 2 irmãos e estrada das paineiras, Sumaré. Mas o Rio tem tantas coisas para fazer que uma semana é pouco!

I'm filmaker and nature addict!
love traveling, yoga, dancing, reading, watching films of course, party with friends around.
I lived in Paris and Los Angeles, USA and visited many countries in Europe, Latin America and some in Africa. Now, going to discover Asia... started with India, great experience! Also like trekking in wild places around the world and South America, the best!!! Also mountains range in Brazil which are very unknown for the tourists. But Rio and Paraty keeps my favorites places in the world! we can go trek, bath on waterfall and beach at same day and same place!!
PS: this picture was taken in Ireland at famous beach from Ryan's Daughter a masterpiece film by David Lean!

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