About This Listing
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
This is one of our four apartments offering this amazing view that will make you really feel you are 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. Please note that the entrance of the building is now under restoration - it will be beautiful one day but by now ground floor does not look good. It will not interfere with your stay at all as stated in our reviews.
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 , https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/70009 and https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5660111
Entire and exclusive apartment
Interaction with Guests
The lady in charge lives next door and will care for your needs for an excellent stay
Excellent location! Close to all major attractions in Rio and offering transportation for everywhere in Rio just in front of our building and metro station at 2 blocks.
Totally safe area. Plenty of shops, restaurants, super markets, even an 8 floors Shopping Mall on the corner.
Bike Rio station in front.
Besides the fantastic view for the bay and Sugar Loaf that is all around we are connected to the very center of Rio by a large park starting in front of us and going through Botafogo beach, Flamengo beach, Rio's Marina, Modern Art museum ending at Santos Dumont airport, all surrounded by a beautiful green area designed by Burle Marx. I love taking a bike at the station in front of our building and enjoy the park, reaching downtown in 20 minutes. Then leave the bike at the ferry station to Niterói and cross the square to visit Paço Imperial and cultural centers of Banco do Brasil and Correios, all offering galeries and other cultural atractions, the old streets of central Rio and Museu de Belas Artes. Have a beer or fresh fruit juice and get back the same way facing the Corcovado and the sea of Guanabara bay at sunset. Unforgetable.
Being an important avenue you will find trasportation for anywhere in Rio in front of our building. Subway station Botafogo is at 2 blocks.
A large offer of commerce, movie theaters, restaurants is available on the blocks around, including an 8 stories shopping mall on the corner.
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 , https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/68223 and https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5660111
Ótima estadia. O anfitrião sempre atencioso. Tudo conforme o anúncio. Muito Bom Apartamento!
Tudo ocorreu da melhor forma. Maurício é um excelente anfitrião e o seu apartamento é muito fiel ao apresentado no anúncio. Sempre que estiver no Rio e houver vaga me hospedarei nesse apartamento. Recomendo com empenho!
Très bon contact par mail avec Mauricio, le propriétaire, qui envoie des infos bien utiles au moment de l'arrivée dans le studio.
Bon accueil également de la dame qui accueille.
Mauricio m'a fait livrer un bouquet de fleurs pour mon anniversaire! Muito obrigada, Mauricio!
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 wrong mail 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.
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About the Host, Mauricio
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.
Rio offer a great system: you pay R$5 a day or R$10 a month. Plenty of stations, one 10m from our building - to pick up and leave bikes. 140km bicycle paths in town(website hidden).br