About this listing
The room is spacious, double bed box pattern, space in the wardrobe, bedding and bath, air conditioning, overlooking the green. I make perfumes and I leave the glass lavender to be used when sleeping. Perfumes away the mosquitoes that come from the inner area of the condominium.
The apartment with 125 square meters, is located a few meters of cinemas, bars, subway, bus to anywhere in the city, both small and large super markets. There are taxi ranks and bus stop close by, as well as bakery and pharmacy.
The apartment is 200 meters from Botafogo Metro station, 100 meters to the Botafogo Praia Shopping, Praia de Botafogo, Flamengo Park, Casa de Rui Barbosa, Villa Lobos Museum, about 1 km to Copacabana 3 km to Ipanema and Leblon, 5 minute taxi ride to Lapa.
I enjoy meeting new people and cultures, have an affinity for people related to art. I made short trips to Brazil when new, now I want to develop the art of receiving. I intend to use more short trips in the Airbnb to train my English. I live with my son for 31 years, he speaks fluent English, French and Spanish, in case you have good communication.
My apartment is based on solar energy!
Who wants to try is only canditar as host.
I'm waiting for you!
NEW YEAR, WORLD CUP AND CARNIVAL OTHER PRICES.
Here are two other rooms of the house that my son manages
https://www.airbnb.com.br/rooms/297070 and https://www.airbnb.com.br/rooms/295683.
We are at house full time.
We will let you know ( slightly).
You can use the kitchen, then leave everything clean.
When returning from the beach, clean the feet of sand.
When leaving the house should close the windows of the room because of the many trees and mosquitos in the area inside the building.
It is not allowed to use the phone for long distance calls.
Avoid hitting the door of the rooms and bathrooms and not disturb those who may be sleeping.
Not allowed to bring companions to sleep in the room without speaking to us. Here is a residence, not a hotel.
Be convenient with others who share the same bathroom. Clean the feet of sand when it comes to the beach, so that others can find the bathroom clean.
My stay was indeed a very pleasant one. Welcoming feeling, nice big room with silent(!) air conditioning. One shared bathroom, but worked fine with me. Coffee and nice conversation in the morning and loads of useful information about Rio from Guaciras son Antonio. What he didn't know, he had friends who knew. This enabled me to hike 5 mountains in 7 days:-) Living in Botafogo gives you direct access to a local and lively part of the city, away from the tourist scene and with good connections to any part of Rio. (Metro/bus) Guacira is your dream host!
The reservation was canceled 114 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Guacira is a good host. She greeted us warmly and treated us well. She offered fresh orange juice and a sandwich when we arrived, and gave us good advice about where to go. apartment is in an excellent location--safe, near the beach, near two metro stations, and between centro and zona sul. Just a block from the apartment is a food stand outside a shop that sells Bahaian crafts. The woman makes acaraje, a Bahaian dish. Delicious. Fruit stand and small grocery store just up the street from the apartment.
The house was more crowded than we expected. We had to share a bathroom among all the occupants--three rooms in all were occupied all four nights we were there so there were six people competing for the bathroom (there is a second toilet, behind the kitchen, but not very convenient).
It might be helpful to some to know the apt is on the third floor; no elevator.
Peter seu perfil é mais para um hotel. Você não leu o Perfil Completo e não me perguntou se o quarto era com banheiro, ou uma suite. Normalmente as pessoas perguntam o que é Banheiro 1,5. O suco que lhe ofereci foi Suco de Manga, não Suco de Laranja, você fez uma pequena confusão. O segundo banheiro foi reformado há pouquíssimo tempo e você definiu esse banheiro de uma forma bastante (website hidden) próxima vez que você for viajar Peter, escolha um hotel 3 estrelas. Sinto muito eu não tive o menor prazer em conhecê-lo. Passar bem.
The host was very kind and helpful in accommodating us on such short notice especially during World Cup Finals week. The room is exactly as pictured and also includes a large closet which is not seen in the main picture where one can comfortably hang your clothes. It is clean, private and comfortable.
The neighborhood of Botafogo is a Middle to Upper Class neighborhood of working families, it is very quite, organized and relaxed. There is a shopping mall with a great panoramic view 3 blocks away, the metro station is a 5 min walk and on the main avenue of Praia Botafogo there are buses that will take you anywhere in the city. There are supermarkets, pizzerias, upscale and budget restaurants and great bars.
Travel time from Botafogo metro to Copacabana stations of Siquiera Campos, Cantagalo, and Genral Oliveira is lest than 20 min from the apartment. The beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon are easily less than 30 min's away and public transport to Sugar loaf Mountain and Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer) are readily available and are both no more than 20 min away by bus. The area is safe and the same precautions as in any large city should be taken.
The host truly treats this as a private accommodation and does not bother you at all, coming in and going at any time of the night or day is perfectly alright and she keeps the whole of the apartment especially the bathroom very clean.
Having stayed in many different Airbnb's, Hostels and Hotels this one meets the standards that are expected of a host, location and comfort.
The room is exactly as it appears in the photos. The internet is fast. The location is great, close to the beach, metro, grocery store, and a shopping center. We felt very safe in the area. Guacira was gracious and helped us do laundry twice during our stay. There were ants in the kitchen and bathroom. The bed was comfortable and there was plenty of room to hang our clothes. Guacira was available to answer any questions. There are three rooms that listed on AirBnB and one bathroom to share amongst 6-8 people so it can be a bit difficult to get into the bathroom in the morning. This could be a World Cup anomaly and might not always be this way. Guacira played old school Brazilian music which was really nice. Guacira smokes, the house doesn't smell of smoke but just something to be aware of if you are sensitive to the smell of cigarette smoke. The apartment is on the 4th floor and there is not an elevator, again something to note. Overall we had a great stay with Guacira. Thank you!!
Thanks for the comments on the stay in our home. We are investing to make our guests feel more comfortable in the high season, as Carnival, Christmas and New year and recently the World Cup. Our bathrooms have been renovated recently, the ants is typical of a tropical country. It is the constant care that they do not disturb our guests. Are three flights of stairs, nothing more than an aerobic fitness. This makes us well.
Very nice, helpful and friendly! They help you with any questions and organized also the transport from/to the airport. They give you also insider informations of Rio. Room and bathroom are big enough for a two week stay.
Par où commencer... Guacira est une femme géniale. Très hospitalière et très attentionnée (elle nous a toujours aidé lorsque nous avons eu besoin !!). Son appartement très accessible et bien placé. Il est par ailleurs très propre et très joli. La chambre était très confortable et nous retournerons chez elle sans hésiter si nous devions nous rendre de nouveau à Rio. Mention spéciale pour son jus de mangue maison avec lequel elle nous a accueilli :)
About the Host, Guacira
Gosto de conhecer novas pessoas e culturas, tenho afinidade por pessoas ligadas a arte. Fiz pequenas viagens pelo Brasil quando mais nova, agora quero desenvolver a arte de receber. Pretendo usar mais o Airbnb em pequenas viagens para treinar meu inglês. Moro com meu filho de 32 anos, ele fala fluentemente o inglês, francês e espanhol, caso seja preciso uma melhor comunicação.
O apartamento fica perto de cinemas, bares, farmácias, metrô e ônibus para qualquer parte da cidade. Tem quarto amplo, silencioso, ar refrigerado, espaço no guarda-roupa, vista para o verde. O apartamento fica a 200 metros da estação do Metrô de Botafogo, 100 metros para o Praia Shopping na Praia de Botafogo, Aterro do Flamengo, Casa de Ruy Barbosa, 15 minutos para Cristo Redentor e Pão de Açúcar, poucos minutos para Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, 15 minutos de táxi para a Lapa.
Internet de alta velocidade WiFi, cozinha para refeições rápidas com espaço na geladeira e armário para alimentos. É aconselhável que se faça refeições rápidas, para que outro host possa usar a cozinha. Favor deixar tudo limpo e organizado depois das refeições. Não faça comidas pesadas, que tomam muito tempo.
Toalhas de banho e lençóis de cama estão incluídos e trocados uma vez por semana. O quarto será limpo, se você não trancar a porta do quarto nos dias em que a faxineira vem, ela é de confiança. Roupas devem ser lavadas na máquina, nunca no banheiro.
O apartamento é à base de energia solar! Você irá compartilhar um quarto da nossa casa.
Quem quiser experimentar é só se candidatar como host.
Estou esperando por você!