This cozy studio will take you from the start with the fantastic view to the Sugar Loaf and Botafogo Bay but also feel a true "carioca" neighborhood - markets, bars, restaurants - even a mall on the corner - and transportation for anywhere in Rio
One room apartment facing Botafogo Beach and Sugar Loaf. All furnished. Air conditioning, confortable double bed and sofa bed, TV, DVD, wifi internet. Small kitchen equipped with minibar, microwave, coffee maker.
WE HAVE JUST INSTALLED AIRPORT LIKE WINDOWS.
We have had two reviews about noise from the street and agreed that it must have been really disturbing for people not used to a noisy city like Rio. Now you can enjoy this unforgettable view in total silence too!
The building is simple, from the fifties, but offers doormen and security 24 hours.
At Botafogo Praia Shopping Mall block, large offer of good restaurants, supermarkets, cafeterias, and 16 movie theaters.
Transportation to and from everywhere in Rio de Janeiro on your door and subway at 3 blocks (Botafogo station). Metro to downtown or Copacabana and Ipanema.
Ten minutes from downtown, 5 minutes from Copacabana (or 15 minutes walk), Rio Sul Shopping Mall, Sugar Loaf, Aterro do Flamengo, 20 minutes to Jardim Botânico, Lagoa, Leblon, Ipanema.
Rates are meant for two guests and include absolutely all expenses.
Daily rates are not valid for Carnival and New Year's Eve periods. Please check special rates and conditions for those periods.
FOR HIGH SEASON - FROM DECEMBER 15TH TO MARCH 15TH - OUR MINIMUM RESERVATION IS FOR 5 NIGHTS
One only time amount of US$50 is charged on all reservations despite the duration of stay. Refers to the initial cleaning and linen.
IF THIS APARTMENT IS NOT FREE FOR THE DATES YOU WISH: WE HAVE ANOTHER TWO APARTMENTS AT THIS SAME BUILDING AND THE SAME AMAZING VIEW THAT YOU CAN CHECK HERE AT https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/68223 AND https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/70009
Entire and exclusive apartment
Interaction with Guests
The lady in charge lives next door and will care for your needs for an excellent stay
This is one of our 3 apartments in this building, advertised in airbnb. Take a look at the others at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/70009 and https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/68223
We spent a nice time in mauricio's house (we were 3), the location is cool, with a safety neighbourhood etc and Mauricio sent us lot of informations like a "to do list" before we arrived so it was nice in general. But we had the feeling that he didn't really cared about our stay beacause except all the "prepared copy- pasted" texts he sent to everyone he didn't actually answer at 2 important questions we asked (our time of arrival who had changed and we wanted to know if we could arrived earlier etc.) Finally, the appartment was tiny but confortable except the fact that some water arrived from nowhere on the floor and the poor sympathic woman who was there for us seemed to be not very surprised by that...we also saw some rats and trash on the floor in the building. To conclude: nice appartment but desgusting building and sympathic host but very descreet.
I am really glad that you enjoyed location and our apartment and most of all your stay in Rio
Unfortunately I did not get your messages and they do not show on your chat in airbnb at all. There you will find a message we sent asking if you were feeling well at the apartment and if there was something we could do to give you a better stay but you did not answer. Maybe you have send a message to some direct wron(website hidden) but we never got it.
The sympathetic woman, thank you, lives side by side and is in charge exactly to give you quick assistance on anything, even when I am not there. She was really not surprised with the water because it is usual that guests do not manage well with the hygienic shower usually leaving the main tap open and slowly dripping. It is understandable because it is not a common system in Europe and in France you are more familiar with bidet system.
As for the restoration works on the ground floor of our building, you are totally right, it is really ugly and I do feel bad and apologise about it, it will be really nice at the end but now it looks terrible.
Sorry for the inconvenients and hope you may come back some day and check the improvements. Promise to be there to welcome you :)
Average studio with nice view (photo accurate.) The location is good for Rio, a little outside of most of the hotspots. The building is outdated, dirty and being repaired. The apartment too needs to be modernized -- bare bones of of what a traveler needs. Bugs were an issue. Hostal quality. Way, way, way overpriced for carnaval ($200 USD a night.) I regret spending so much. Other travelers got better quality for half the price. Okay for a backpacker with few scruples. Marcelo was communicative and and his contacts were helpful -- they even washed my clothes for me (for a fee.) Rio bike system close to front door.
Everything was o.k., one little problem was managed immediately.
Mauricio is very friendly and helpful, even if you only contact him by email. He answers immediately and cares about the questions you have and send someone to help you.
He also sends a big information list about Rio, which is very helpful.
The environment was wonderful, because we could do so many things by walking around or just taking the bus in front of the house. Taxi is cheap, much cheaper than in Europe.
Best was the view out of the window to the sugarloaf.
We felt safe in the appartement and outside too.
The only thing I would mention is, that you should like -as friends or couple- to sleep in the one big, good bed. As an elder adult, I did not feel well on the couch for several nights. But we found another solution to this problem.
To sit on, it is very comfortable.
I would come again to live there, I felt in love in the sugarloaf, was 2 times there. Second time I walked from the appartement in 45 minutes. Took the bus back for 4.30 Real in some minutes....
O apartamento é exatamente como descrito. Fomos bem recebidos e o Maurício nos prestou todas as informações necessárias. Obrigada!
Este apartamento possui um ótimo custo/benefício : bairro seguro, belíssima vista e metrô, comércios, bares e restaurantes próximos. O Mauricio é super simpático e prestativo. BnB recomendado.
Good quality/price ratio for this apartment. The neighborhood is safe, the view over the sugar loaf is awesome, there are bars, restaurants and shops all around. Mauricio is a nice and acomodating guest. We recomend this BbB.
De voorbereidingen en het onthaal door de familie waren geweldig. Wel even melden dat het een zeer oud gebouw is en de eerste indruk was niet al te best.
De studio is niet modern, wel zeer goed, fris, netjes, volledig in orde en veilig. Daarbij een super locatie aan de strandweg, op 20 meter van het grote shopping center Botafogo, alle bussen stoppen voor de deur, enkele minuten van de metro en in de nabijheid van winkels, restaurants, supermarkten en kilo restaurantjes. En daarbij vanuit het raam uitzicht op de haven, Urca en de Pão de Açúcar : in één woord GEWELDIG !
Dit was echt een topper. Bedankt Mauricio en familie.
Excellent apartment in an brilliant location with a lovely view of Sugar Loaf mountain. Although I did not meet the host he was always available to answer any questions and gave good advice. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone busting Rio. I had a lovely time :-)
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I'm 58 years old, married, four kids and four grand children, three living in Australia. Live in Buzios with my wife - a village 2 hours from Rio city - where we run a small hotel - Pousada Telhado Verde. We also offer 3 apartments in Rio for rent alone or in packages with a stay in Buzios. We take hosting as a serious business that we love as much making new friends from all continents and helping them to know better this amazing country and people.