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It's a big and classic apartment at Flamengo, a traditional/familiar neighborhood of Rio, 10 minutes from Downtown or Copacabana by Metro, with buses for all directions of the city and services all around.The room is very comfortable.

Perfect location at Rio! - qb

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $23 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $129
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

*** cats ***
I have cats in the space, so, you need to LOVE cats! That's rule number 1!
There are smokers in the house (sorry - or not ;) - about that!

My apartment is at Barão de Icaraí street, at Flamengo, a residential neighborhood, 10 min from even Downtown or Copacabana, or Ipanema (by Metro, or bus) and Sugar Loaf, at Flamengo's Beach (by foot).
Close to everything and everywhere, Flamengo has a lot of services to offer, such as bakeries, supermarkets, Shopping Centers, traditional or fashion restaurants, theaters, night life and sight seeings. It's a true Carioca residential neighborhood, indeed and – even considering we Rio de Janeiro a big city – Flamengo is considered a quite safe neighborhood.

I live in this apartment since I was born. This is the home of my grandparents.
The apartment is at the 2nd floor, facing a traditional street.
It's a big and pleasant old fashion apartment (160m2).
It has 05 rooms, 4 of them, I'm offering for renting.
It has 2 comfortable bathrooms and another one which serves the service area (all 3 bathrooms are complete - shower, toilet, etc. - and all of them are available for guests); 01 living room; 01 large dining room (with a big table for 8 people); service area (with laundry machine and clothesline clothing); kitchen (with stove and oven, microwave and a freezer/refrigerator). There is, also, a pleasant balcony with another table which sets 4 persons, and a set of sofa and chairs. It is a quite pleasant place.

This bedroom faces the backyard of the building. It has a confortable double bed; 2 desks; 1 wardrobe. The room fits 1 or 2 persons. Maybe ideal for a couple.

Let's talk now about what REALLY MATTERS (if you know what I mean... "better having wifi than a roof over ours heads!" lol kidding!):
I have WiFi in the house, guests would be able to use Internet broadband in the entire apartment.

Although I have one telephone in the house, it would be difficult for me to afford international calls (very sorry about that) I thought I had to say this since now.

I have a helper who comes for house cleaning, or, if I travel (which I do every 15 days, if I'm able to), she comes to take care of the 2 cats.

I don't provide meals, but this should not be an issue, as we have plenty of breakfast services all around, and guests can use the kitchen (stove, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, coffee maker, etc) for cooking, if they want so. I'll also be very glad to guide them to the supermarkets and other places around.

We have doormen night and day, all the time (sometimes, by the night, he sleeps!!!).

All guests have their own room with their own keys.

Guest Access

Everybody shares the bathrooms; the kitchen and the common areas and I leave to them to decide how to do this. Anyway, there are lots of wardrobes at the kitchen and bathrooms, so this won't be a problem.

Maybe, maybe, just another thing to keep in mind:

*** common areas***

You will have access to the whole apartment, except other room's guests, of course.
Even I'm constantly paying attention in order to have the house confortable (in terms of numbers of guests in here, as we're talking about an old apartment), there will be always the common areas to share, so it would be nice taking care of them every time you use them... just keep this in mind... I really will ask you to use them as you wish, since you leave it as if you have not used it!
Keep in mind that someone else will need to use it the minute after you did, so, it must be clean! This rule is very important to me and it worths specially for the kitchen and the bathrooms!

Interaction with Guests

I don't consider myself a hostel, as a matter of fact, I don't want to be a hostel, at all! I like to interact with guests feeling that this is still a home and absolutely not a formal or impersonal place! The idea is to share my home with people who want to stay in here for a while (or even, a bit more than “a while"). This is an important aspect to me!
Sometimes, I may travel for 3 or 4 days, but I will try to be there for you as much, as I can.

The Neighborhood

I think that my neighborhood is special because it has the perfect balance between commerce and residences. Its habitants are older (including myself and my cats) which makes it it a calm place. It is also well placed, between Downtown and Copacabana with metro and buses for all over Rio.
I think guests will like it.

Getting Around

Flamengo is about 10 min from even Downtown or Copacabana, or Ipanema (by Metro, or bus) and Sugar Loaf, at Flamengo's Beach (by foot).
Flamengo is about 10 min from even Downtown or Copacabana, or Ipanema (by Metro, or bus) and Sugar Loaf, at Flamengo's Beach (by foot).
Buses and Metro about 5 min from the apartment.
I don't have garage, but there are parkings 5 minutes from here.
There are buses coming from both Airports of Rio, passing at the corner of my street. So, it's easy to arrive/leave here.

Other Things to Note

I have those rules printed, and lots of small notes that, I guess, may help. I know that rules are boring, but we will need them, since we will share the same space. So, I am sorry and I will be here to help every way I can!

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House Rules

I expect guests to:
1) Take care of the cats, for instance: not leaving food exposed over the places; close the lid of the stove, after cooking; close the windows of the balcony when leaving the place; pay attention to not lock a cat inside your room or pay attention when oppening the front door of the apt...).
2) Think about the other guests when using the common areas. I have a tip for this, but it is a bit rude, I guess, so excuse me for writting it:
"Try to leave NO traces, after using a common area" and this includes even the kitchen and the bathrooms! Think you should be the next one using them!

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3 nights minimum stay
Perfect location at Rio! - qb

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About the Host, Maria Cristina

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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