House in lush forest Rio de Janeiro
House in lush forest Rio de Janeiro

6 guests

3 rooms

6 beds

2 baths

6 guests

3 rooms

6 beds

2 baths

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About this listing

A hidden gem, just 40km from Rio, built on the most pristine lush tropical forest this house was inspired by portuguese colonial arquitecture and old farm houses. A river runs through the terrain feeding a natural running water swiming pool.


Cleaning Fee: $65
Security Deposit: $837
Weekly Discount: 35%
Weekend Price: $327 / night


The space

This is a new house with a feeling of an old farm. The kitchen has a wood burning stove and is integrated with the ample living room and the veranda. All rooms open up to the beautiful nature all around and have AC. The roof is beautiful from the outside , with its old farm tiles and from the inside. The garden has various exotic palm trees and rare orquids.

Guest access

Guests will have acess to all the house, a big nice veranda, a big garden, a natural running water swiming pool and a river to bathe.

Interaction with guests

I will be there to greet you and will available in case you need anything. My local helper Beto lives around the corner and is a very helpful and nice person.

The neighborhood

We are located next to Parque Estadual da Pedra Grande, a big natural reserve so there is abundant wildlife and nature. Be prepared to be visited by tucanoes!
Vargem Grande is considered a gastronomical hub (people come from Rio the city over to eat here) and there are plenty of good restaurants.
Amazing beaches are only 12 km away.

Getting around

Public transportation is not good so you need a car to get around.
I usually send a driver to the airport to guide the guests home on their rented car.

Other things to note

If you are lucky you will be visited be a sloth! but dont worry, she is very sweet a just hangs out there on the trees. Tucanoes are a common sight.
This house is particularly great for children, they seem to enjoy it a lot.

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in time is 9AM - 11AM
Check out by 4PM

Take good care of this house as if it was yours.
Please dont leave any food, crumbs or garbage around since we are in the middle of the forest it attracts animals and insects.
We dont allow parties and outside guests.
No loud music to respect nature.
No smoking in the house and no cigaret buts in the garden please!
We separate our garbage - organic, reciclable and normal garbage.
Please use the air conditioner preferably at night and consciously.
Check in before 7pm.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

22 Reviews

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Alice User Profile
November 2016
The house is very pleasant and relaxing, and decorated with very good taste . The garden is absolutely stunning, perfect for families or, in my case, a week off to disconnect from the world and immerse in nature. And the bathtub overlooking the garden is simply divine! Veronica was an attentive host and the house keeper, Beto, a very nice guy who took us on beautiful walks in the forest as he knows the area like the palm of his hand. Hoping to come back many times.

Lisa User Profile
March 2016
We spent our Easter weekend at Veronica´s house and I must say we were truly overwhelmed. It is such a beautiful place - a small paradise for children and (not only because of that) for their parents as well. Every detail is made with love and taste - for example, you can open the doors of the shower, so you are taking your bath almost within the forest. The garden is an oasis as well. Veronica was a perfect host. She answered immediately and took care of everything. We will definitely come back.

Barney User Profile
November 2015
Second stay in this wonderful house which is beautifully integrated into the surrounding forest.

Jo User Profile
October 2015
Veronica was really helpful in giving us all the information we needed to find the house and even left us a little food package, that was much needed after the journey! We stayed at the house for my wedding and it was just the most beautiful location to get ready in. In the middle of the forest, we had so much help from Beto (the housekeeper) who did his absolute best to make sure everyone was ok and chauffeured us in his 4x4 to and from the main gate. He even picked me and my husband up at 2am the night of the wedding to make sure we got back ok. I would recommend Veronica's beautiful house to anyone who wants a few days away from it all, it's perfect.

Vanja User Profile
September 2015
We stayed at the house for two nights over the weekend and we absolutely loved it. As soon as you arrive you feel relaxed and connected with nature. The sounds of the river, birds....wind in the trees...the space for my son to explore....everything was perfect. The housekeeper Beto is an amazing guy. He made us feel very welcome. He played with my son and showed him around. we will definitely return!

Barney User Profile
June 2015
Veronica was very responsive and the house is extraordinary. Situated right in the middle of the forest, the kids can run around freely and there is great infrastructure for them. Our whole family loved it and we want to go back soon!

Maÿlis User Profile
May 2015
Veronica's house is a paradise. Both gorgeous and comfortable, perfect for families or group of friends. We had an great time and my son loved the beautiful garden.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · Joined in May 2012
Veronica User Profile

I had a dream of one day building a house in the country side, surrounded by beautiful nature and its amazing sounds. One day I found the most amazing piece of land, bordered by a river, close to a conservation unit, with amazing lush vegetation and full of different species of palm trees (a personal favorite).
This house is the dream come true. Inspired by gorgeous portuguese colonial style, every little space was carefully thought of and designed by me.
Living in bustling Rio de Janeiro it is the perfect escape into nature, not only because of its deliciousness in general, amazing surroundings, proximity to great beaches (15 minutes), but because it is so close to the city - 42 km, which makes it very simple to pack and go. On a normal day, avoiding rush hour, one takes 50 minutes to get there from Rio.
This a quiet nature retreat, but the neighborhood (Vargem Grande,10 minutes) is considered a Gastronomical Pole with many nice restaurants. The area also has an ample tradition of horseback riding.
Besides the abundant lush nature, waterfalls and great hiking trails, it is close to the best beaches in Rio de Janeiro - Prainha and Grumari, also a surfer's haven, 10km away.

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour

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