Entire home/apt

8 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

8 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

Excellent 2 bedroom house in the wonderful Coqueiros Condominium in Gigoia Island, located in the beautiful Barra da Tijuca Lagoon Complex.
The house has 2 floors and the rooms can be rented separately.
We do not live in the house.

The space
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $8 / night after the first guest
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The space

Excellent house in Rio de Janeiro on the beautiful Gigóia Island, located in the heart of Barra da Tijuca. Take a boat to get home in a super nice ride. Walk to the amazing Barra da Tijuca and Pepe Beach
The 1st floor you have a large living room, kitchen, bathroom and a yard. On the 2nd floor there are 2 bedrooms with a double bed each, plus another bathroom. The house is fully furnished and has free internet access and breakfast is optional.
Comfort and Safety.
We apreciate the preference.
Thank you very much.

AirBNB Neighborhood Guide

Far-removed from the core of the city, Barra da Tijuca exchanges Rio de Janeiro’s traditional apartments and villas for chic condominiums and mega malls. This glass-towered neighborhood borrows its entertainment éclat from cosmopolitan hotspots like Miami, USA. Primped socialites gather in Barra da Tijuca’s glamorous boutiques and glitzy nightclubs. Its beauty goes beyond skin-deep—this neighborhood boasts scenic mountain vistas, the city’s longest stretch of beach, and the notoriety of being South America’s first city to host the Summer Olympics in 2016.

Guest access

The guests have access to the entire house, being able to use the kitchen, bathroom and all the facilities of the house.
Respecting the law of silence, until 22 hours

Interaction with guests

We are always willing to help you if you have any doubt to get somewhere in Rio de Janeiro, or want that hint to a different place or that bar where you have the coldest beer. We do not live in the house alone because we believe that guests have more privacy to enjoy the house.
We also offer taxi services, if you need we can pick you up at the airport, take you that beach you dream to meet, or to a big game at Maracana Stadium. Ask us about our taxi rates. We always have a great price to negotiate.
We speak English, Spanish and Portuguese

The neighborhood

The house is in the beautiful Coqueiros Condo, in Gigóia Island. 23 nice houses in the form of a village.
Gigóia Island is that little place with the atmosphere of a small city, where all the neighbors know each other and meet at a bar or nearest bakery to stop the conversation flowing.

Getting around

The access to the island is by boat only
The boats operate 24 hours and the trip does not last even 5 minutes.
Costs between R$ 1.00 and R$ 2.00 only.
For those coming by car, there is a free and 24 hours parking for residents and visitors to the island.
At the entrance of the island there are bus and taxis stops to anywhere in the Rio de Janeiro and related to the Rio Metro

House Rules

Pets and smoking are allowed
The rule is only one which we think is basic in any situation in our lives, not only do to others what you would not do with you, Take care of the house as your own.



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Jean-Nicolas User Profile
August 2015
A beautiful house surrounded by lots of cool neighbours! Good location for good atmosphere. Calm and peaceful, this house will be keeping you away from the craziness of the world! Vinicius and pat who live close by, have been some great hosts. Friendly, Helpful, easygoing, accommodating, the perfect hosts!!!

Daniel User Profile
March 2014
Staying on an island was a great experience, the neighbors are very nice. Vinicius' house has everything one can need, the place is quite and calm and plenty of privacy. Barra da Tijuca has a nice beach and is about 20 minutes walking from Vinicius' place.

Cornelia User Profile
December 2013
A realy nice place, just the internet connection was not constant. But it was clean, safe and a great neighborhood.

Ryan User Profile
August 2013
Living on an Island is a great way to experience something different. The boat taxi takes only 30 seconds to get across and only costs 80 cents! Vivicius was a great host and met all expectations. The directions to find the place were perfect and someone was there to meet me when I arrived. thanks again

Ryan Kor Of Support International User Profile
Ryan Kor Of Support International
February 2013
Living on an Island in the middle of Rio de Janiero is amazing, taking a short 20 second boat ride back and forth to the city is even better! The people on the island are friendly and helpful. A neighbor even lent me their wine bottle opener and then invited me to have dinner with their family. The general location of the island in Barra is ideal because the closest beaches are the most beautiful which you can easily walk to. Also, the island's boat dock is located on the main road to Ipanema, Copacabana or the main Shopping District in Barra with inexpensive air-conditioned buses passing every 5 minutes. I didn't have to waste money on taxis the entire trip which probably saved me hundreds of dollars. The design of the actual home is a 2 story townhouse/duplex which is perfect for sharing with another person or renting the entire home for 2 couples or a family with children because it is a split roommate floor plan so you have privacy from the others. The main common living area is on the first floor with a fully stocked kitchen, a separate laundry room with washer and a place to dry your clothes, a living room, dining room and a second bathroom which is nice. Both of the bedrooms upstairs have double beds (enough room for 2 people per bed), televisions with digital cable boxes and ice-cold air conditioning which is a must for a comfortable night's sleep in Brazil. The first floor has sliding glass doors that walk-out onto a small garden patio which is private due to the high hedges which shields the view from the neighbors. The island has some great small family restaurants from real pizza, hamburgers, seafood, italian to authentic Brazilian cuisine which became my favorite. My best memory and most delicious part of the stay was practicing my Portuguese and eating delicious cheese covered shrimp out of a fresh baked zucchini (no idea what it's called in Portuguese) with a nice old lady who has a small 4 table restaurant IN FRONT of the condo complex. It was the best food on the entire trip and tasted homemade. I now know that I have a Brazilian grandmother waiting for me upon my return to the island. I am an AirBnb host in Colombia and highly recommend this unique island getaway within the city. The question is not should you stay on the island with Vinicius, but should you order "camarão ou salmão" from the nice old lady each night.

Arkady User Profile
February 2013
I arrived from Russia at a Carnival, and we stayed in a wonderful location on the island, to which you want to travel by boat. This is very interesting! And safe!!!

Fernanda User Profile
August 2016
Foi tudo maravilhoso, Vinicíus sempre pronto atender todas as nossas dúvidas e o lugar super tranquilo.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · Joined in March 2012
Vinicius User ProfileVinicius is a superhost.

Hi, I'm Vinicius , I live on the Island of Gigoia, great place in Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro / RJ / Brazil and I´m hosting Airbnb since 2012 by renting house and rooms in the First and Gigoia Islands, in the gorgeous lagoon complex of Barra Tijuca. I also have options throughout the South Zone (Copacabana and Vidigal) of Rio de Janeiro and also in the North Zone (Tijuca and Maracanã). I do not live in the houses that I rent, so you will have the whole house for your own. I'm sure I can find something special that fits your budget. I wish you all a great stay in my properties, and a great trip in the Marvelous City.
=========================================================Sou o Vinicius , atualmente mora na Ilha da Gigoia, lugar paradisíaco na Barra da Tijuca, no Rio de Janeiro / Rj / Brasil e sou anfitrião da Airbnb desde 2012 alugando casa e quartos nas Ilhas Primeira e Gigoia, no belíssimo complexo lagunar da Barra da Tijuca. Tenho também opções em toda a Zona Sul do Rio de Janeiro e também na Zona Norte. Eu não moro nas casas que alugo , portanto você ficara com toda a casa a sua disposição. Tenho certeza que posso encontrar algo especial que caiba no seu orçamento . Desejo a todos uma excelente estadia em minhas propriedades, e uma ótima viagem na Cidade Maravilhosa.

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