RIO DE JANEIRO Nature at your door!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Praça Martins Leão, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 20531-350, Brazil

The Space

This beautiful 1400 sq ft loft is located near the Floresta da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro.
It boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open kitchen, a large living room/dining room with breathtaking views over the forest and the Pedra da Gavea. Hosts up to 4 people comfortably.

There is also a full gym and a 'Hollywood' swimming pool that has endless views to Barra da Tijuca and the beaches below.

Great for families and those that want to experience a different Rio. Writers, artists and photo enthusiasts will be inspired by the beautiful surroundings. Imagine waking up to colourful birds outside your bedroom window and views that go forever.

Hang gliding and paragliding are minutes away.The apartment is 5 minutes from the ramp in Sao Conrado. Depending on the thermals, you can see the sky full of gliders over the Pedra da Gavea. Tandem flights are available and can easily be arranged.

The gardens were inspired by Roberto Burle Marx, the legendary Brazilian landscape artist who created the famous Copacabana sidewalk designs and worked with Oscar Niemeyer. Numerous Brazilian 'novelas' have been filmed here in the gardens.

There is world class biking, hiking and rock climbing right outside your door. The hike up to the Pico da Tijuca is a must...and its right next door!

The original stone house has a beautiful reception area that is perfect for a quiet yoga session.

There is a local bus that will take you to the main road where you can get various buses to get to the beaches or downtown Rio. Taxis are readily available and will pick up. 10 minutes to Barra and 20 minutes to the beaches of Ipanema by car. Easy access to World Cup and Olympic events. There are 2 covered secure parking spots in the building. I also have an old TREK mountain bike that can be used for puttering around the neighbourhood.

This is a place to get away from it all, yet be close to all of what Rio has to offer!

I have travelled a lot and I can truly say that there is nothing like this place any where in the world.

Guest Access

The main house on the property has a fully equipped gym, the key is available from the doorman. There is also a beautiful swimming pool on the property.

The Neighborhood

If you love nature, and waking up to the sounds of birds, this is the place for you.
Hiking biking hang gliding are all close by. The Floresta da Tijuca is literally right next door.

Getting around

The flat has two parking spots. There is a shuttle bus that takes you down to the main road where you can catch buses to all points of the city.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1707 /week
Monthly Price: $5690 /month
Security Deposit: $512
Cleaning Fee: $77
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Cancellation: Strict
  • Lisa is an absolutley amazing host with a beatiful apartment to match!

    To start of the apartment is amazing everything Lisa says in the description is 100% accurate. The views are amazing, the atmosphere is idyllic, the people are friendly you feel at home from the moment you arrive and set your bags down.

    The apartment offers you the peace and serenity of relaxing retreat away from the busy beaches and of towns of Rio. You have the option to travel down to the towns,beaches and local hotspots (which is very easy and accesible by the mini bus and bus, even easier and definitley cheaper than taxis) and escape to quiet relaxed atmosphere when you see fit.

    Lisa is so attentive and responsive to your every need and helped us arrange things from transportation and to assistance from the staff due to our limitations with the language.

    Her easiness to approach and general feeling of concern that we felt okay, were at home and having fun made us feel at ease throughout our stay. She recomeneded places for us to eat, visit and go to and even went the extra mile to provide deatils of the public transport links like the buses and metro stations.

    Brazil isnt the easiest place for first time travellers to get acustomed to but the apartment and Lisa's hosting made the trip a really memorable experience and one that we'll remember forever. Hopefully at some point I'd like to re-visit Brazil and no doubt will be over moon if the apartment was available to rent again.

    February 2013
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I have travelled the world and lived in Rio for over 18 years. I was a model and worked for magazines such as ELLE and Vogue with the best photographers in the industry. I am now a model scout on the lookout for the next Gisele or Linda Evangelista. I am also a mom of two great talented teenaged boys. I enjoy biking ,hiking and rock climbing, as well as yoga.
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