Elegant private room located in the wonderful artistic district of Santa Teresa. This room has incredible panoramic views of Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf mountain, Cosme Velho, Tijuca forest and Guanabara Bay. Experience the true beauty and serenity of Rio from the large private balcony attached to your room.
Our home is conveniently located near all the major tourist hotspots of Rio and public transportation can be easily accessed just seconds from our doorstep nearly 24 hours a day. Ipanema and Copacabana beaches are only 15 minutes away by taxi and can be easily reached via public transportation as well. The nearest Metro stop is only 5 minuets away, the easiest way to navigate the city. Lapa, the best place to experience the bohemian spirit of Rio is only 10 minutes away.
Santa Teresa offers you peace, tranquility, and a romantic atmosphere without sacrificing the accessibility you desire to get a true "Carioca" experience. Also nearby is a variety of unique museums as well as a plethora of both fine dining and budget friendly restaurants.
We provide for our guests breakfast, wireless internet, and cleaning services all free of charge. Fully equipped kitchen is also at your disposal anytime outside of breakfast hours.
Private airport transfer can be easily arranged for you for an additional small fee. Go from the airport to our doorstep in just 30 minutes!!!
PS: Don't let the map fool you we are NOT located in a Favela and our neighborhood is extremely safe and peaceful!
Não são permitidos animais nem fumar dentro da casa. Alem disso, só pedimos que você tenha uma experiência maravilhosa, na cidade maravilhosa.
Paulo's home is located in the quaint neighbourhood of Santa Teresa. It's not quite in the heart of Santa Teresa where most of the cafes and restaurants are located, but further up on the hills. But this also means that you get panoramic views of Rio, starting with the Sugar Loaf on the left and the Cristor Redentor on the right, with small communities sprinkled in between. The place was generally clean and well-maintained. Breakfast was included for our stay, with bread, hams, cheese, eggs, fruit salad, yoghurt, and coffee served. Wi-fi signal is serviceable. Adam is usually around to help with any queries about getting around Rio. There is a decent restaurant with a killer view just 30 metres from this home.
First, the room is lovely. Very clean, airy, bright and spacious with a comfortable, large double bed, leading on to a balcony with a spectacular view accross to the Pao de Azucar and the sea beyond, to the left, and the Cristo to the right.
Secondly, the location, while not in the heart of Santa Teresa, is very good. There are a couple of bus routes which stop right outside, one leading to Santa Teresa centre (5 mins) then on to Lapa/Central the other to Largo de Machado and the tube line (10 mins). The views are magnificent from the road leading up to the Plazeres favela (really nice people, we found, and friendly with Adam)
Finally, and most importantly, both Adam and Paulo are great. Paulo is welcoming, gentlemanly, warm and courteous, and dishes up great eggs for the filling breakfast. Adam was an absolute star, going out of his way to help us out, answer questions, fix problems, and genuinely wanted us to enjoy Rio to the full. It was a real pleasure and a privilege to get to know him, and hopefully we'll meet again in London.
Greetings to Paulo and Adam, we were very good, super room, super host!
Thank you, come back!
Très bonne adresse dans un quartier paisible et agréable. Vue imprenable sur la ville de la terrasse de la chambre que nous occupions (spacieuse ). Nos hôtes ont été très accueillants.
Adam est de bon conseil et les déjeuners de Paolo sont exquis.
We had a simply wonderful stay at Paulo's characterful mansion on the hills of Laranjeiras. The house is general is very artsy as Paulo is a creative person with every fiber (ask to see his atelier where he designs handbags) - which was a brilliant change to the many unimaginatively designed pousadas we had stayed in before.
The breakfast is great (fruit salad, warm bread rolls, cheese & ham, scrambed eggs, fruit juice and coffee), but what stood out most for us was the incredible view from the balcony. You can almost touch Christ the Redeemer, you have a great view of the surrounding greens and can see a large chunk of sea including the Sugarloaf - it's magic.
Paulo, you know how much we enjoyed our stay and we will always come back if we are in Rio again.
All the best,
Paul & Corina
I stayed in the large beautiful room at Paulo and Adam in September for 6 nights. The room is huge and exactly how it looks in the pictures. The view is amazing. It is well located for exploring Santa Theresa with its nice bars and restaurants. It is a short taxi ride from Lapa where you can experience Samba clubs and Rio nightlife.
There is a bus that stops outside the accommodation which takes you to the metro where you can get down to the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabanna. The total journey is 30 minutes.
Adam was very helpful with tips of restaurants and places to go in Rio. Adam is originally from the US so he is able to give you great tips.
Paulo cooks a fantastic breakfast scrambled eggs, fresh fruit juice, coffee, bread with cheese and ham.
I really enjoyed my stay at Adam and Paulo's place and thoroughly recommend it.
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Adam a fun loving easy-going person who's determined to make a difference in the world. Adam has traveled all over the world and gets great satisfaction from helping other people create memorable travel experiences. Paulo is Brazilian and a long time resident of Rio. Paulo designs and produces top of the line leather handbags out of the third floor of our property.We both love people of all shapes, sizes, colors, religions, ethnicities, backgrounds, preferences etc. We love hosting guests in Rio and look forward to making your visit to this city one you'll never forget!!!