About this listing
This is one of the safest neighborhoods in Rio, Urca is really the most charming and security place. We have a perfect view of the Corcovado, Guanabara Bay and of the city.
Here everything is an excuse for a walk through the quiet streets; the markets, local bars, restaurants and bistros take all 5-10 min away by foot.
Sugar Loaf is 15 min by foot and next have the restaurant and nightclub Zozô.
Should you want to hit the beach or go somewhere more agitated, bus lines take you to the city centre, or anywhere on the zona sul; one bus line takes you directly to the subway.
Room with double bed, private bathroom, air conditioning, spacious wardrobe. Our guests are welcomed with comfort and tranquility.
Bedding clean and of good standard.
A few steps to Sugar Loaf, bus stop in front to south zone, center, lapa, easy access to anywhere you want, bus metro stops in front.
The neighborhood is very quiet where you can make a nice walk and take beautiful pictures, trendy bars to choose, only a few steps.
Well frequented restaurants, markets, drugstores.
We speak English, french and portuguese.
We just got home from a week in Rio, where we stayed in Cissa's beautiful airbnb room. It was perfect for us, with a spectacular view, clean, and very comfortable. Cissa was a friendly, caring host and my husband and I loved Urca -- a safe, walkable town. One of our favorite things to do was to end the day by getting a Caipirinha (delicious Brazilian drink) at the local Urca Grill (about a 15 min walk) and sit on the stone wall outside the grill watching the sun set over the bay and Corcovado (the mountain that Christ the Redeemer statue is on). Stunning. We highly recommend staying with Cissa!
A anfitriã se mostrou muito simpática durante todo o tempo em que fiquei hospedada na casa. As acomodações eram exatamente como descritas e mostradas nas fotos. A cama era bastante confortável.
Je tenais à remercier mon hôte car mon mari et moi avions passé un super moment à Rio grâce à Cissa! Elle a été super accueillante et sa maison est très bien située! Pour tous ceux qui ont peur de se retrouver dans un endroit peu sécurisé et bien "URCA" et tout à fait le contraire.... Car c'est une zone militaire... Donc très peu de risque d'agression! En bref, tout est vrai dans la description de Cissa, elle loue une grande suite parentale très bien situé, calme et près des bus pour se rendre sur toutes les plages mythiques de Rio! Je vous conseille vivement ce lieu!
Nass et lolo
Cissa was a wonderful host to my husband. The room is exactly as pictured online. She has a great wifi connection which was important to us since we only had FaceTime to communicate with each other. He liked Urca and would go to ipanema and copacaba almost daily. After getting back to Cissa's he would go to Bar Urca for some food and a beer which is very close to Cissa's. Staying at Cissa's is a beautiful, quiet and money saving bargain, in a busy expensive city! Thank you Cissa! Danielle and Ivanildo
Pretty much the best decision we made when planning a trip to Rio. Cissa was a wonderful host who went out of her way to make us comfortable. The place is exactly as advertised ( clean spacious room with a brilliant view ) in a nice/safe neighborhood.
In short , a great place with a wonderful host.
Una experiencia magnífica, una anfitriona muy atenta.
El cuarto muy amplio y limpio, en una localización muy buena .
We were delighted with the position, quality We were delighted with the area and quality of the accommodation and welcome Cissa gave us. Although Rio was at its busiest with the carnival in full swing we found everyone helpful and to our surprise as we are in our 70's all transport was free, entrance to the sugar loaf etc. was half price and when queuing officials took us out of line and sent us to the front. We felt like royalty.
Barry and Shirley Morton.