About this listing
An arty and cozy studio flat in residential Lapa, perfect for a couple, in a quiet side street. The apartment is on the second flor, with a window towards the street`s greenery.
The apartment is brand new, from the modern furniture, wardobe to freshly painted walls, american kitchen with a red brick bar and a bathroom. The bed is new and meets hotel criteria. There is an Air-Con, a fan and internet connection. The building has a 24 hours doorman.
-It is 5 min. walking from Cinelandia Metro station, where you can enjoy the Municipal Theatre, The National Library, Cinelandia Square, Odeon Theatre Café, The Municipality Building, etc.
-It is also 5 min. walking from Gloria metro station, and, if you continue walking for 10 min. along Catete street, you will get to Museu da Republica. If you cross the street towards the sea, you will find yourself walking or biking around Aterro, a huge park that runs along Flamengo beach with heaps of trees from all over the world. Absolutely fantastic!
And, all of this within walking distance!
-If you walk for 15 minutes, right after Cinelandia, you will find yourself in the Business centre, right on Carioca metro Station, from where you walk for 5 min, to the famous Cathedral in a shape of Mexican pyramid.
-Would you like to get to know the famous staircase built by Selarion from Chile? It is only a couple of minutes walk from the place where you are staying.
- If you want to enjoy the famous Lapa`s Night life, just turn left on the way out of your quiet street. Do not forget to visit Rio Scenario, the most authentic Brazilian music club in Rio. Just 15 min. from our place.
-You are in Copacabana in 10 min and Ipanema in 17 min by metro.
Posto 8 or 9 is where you want to go to if you want to feel real Rio.
And, more important than anything else, I and Alex are always available to help you out!!!
I hope you enjoy your stay.
I hope you like the state of our flat. Let`s leave it nice and neat for everybody else, and, who knows for you if you decide to visit us again!
You should also keep in mind that the flat is in a residential building and there is a silence rule after 10.00 pm. While going through the main gate and walking around the building`s common space you should not be without a T-shirt or in a swimming costume.
Thanks a have a great stay,
Tanja and Alex
Awesome couple, awesome place, awesome city! We absolutely loved this tiny-cute-happy apartment and our hosts! Tanja and Alex are very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Would love to stay there again if I'm in Rio again. They have travelled a lot so give super cool tips and ideas. They invited us over, we had drinks and a very lovely last evening of our stay. Thank you once again! "Let go of your cows" :-)
Tanja et Alex sont deux personnes formidables! Ils ont été présent tout au long de notre séjour. Leur appartement était comme sur les photos, bien rangé, propre, bref : impeccable! Nous avons eu droit à plein d'attention ( où sortir, quel bus prendre, ...).
Bref, ce fut un super séjour!
Merci à vous ! :D
Anne & Gilles
Very friendly hosts, had a welcome gift for us, very kind, they showed us around, pictures were very accurate, the apartment was very clean.
Only thing I must say and this has nothing to do with Tanja and Alex : I would not recommend for a girl to walk alone at night in that street.
I had a great stay at Tanja and Alex's flats. I used both of them, and can confirm that they're great, very convenient, and as shown in the pictures. I had a slight preference for the one on the 5th floor (Pop Art), but the other one is nice too.
Tanja and Alex are great hosts, always providing relevant advice that matches your expectations (at least mine!). They are very helpful and responsive, and more generally nice people to hang out with and chat, and I'm only sorry I couldn't do it more.
If you want to listen to good live Brasilian music, Lapa is the place, and Tanja will keep you posted on what's going on. The neighbourhood is lively and might not be the quietest one (close to the center), but the building and the flats themselves are quiet. Something I found convenient was that there are lots of small businesses around (including a nice bakery), and markets. The flats are just down the slopes of the Santa Teresa hill, a great neighbourhood not to be missed. I really enjoyed having a bike to cycle along the bay and the beaches. Essentially all the buses you might need stop a few hundred meters from the flats, which is convenient because the bus service is good and worth using (I never waited more than 2 minutes for a bus to any direction). The Santos Dumont Airport is just 10 minutes away in taxi (but we don't hear airplanes from the flat, which I feared initially).
The rest will be for you to discover, but all I can say is that I would probably come back here if I'm lucky enough to come back to Rio one of these days!
They were helpful and patient- I had 3 flights canceled... The flat was even more charming than on the pics...
Tanya is a super great host!!.. She is always available to help you. She is so kind and easy going. The place is very cozy, clean and confortable. Thanks guys for receiving us so well and make me feel like home! .. beijos!
This a a great place for a stay in central Rio for one person or a couple. It's conveniently located next to the selaron stairs and the bars in lapa. Alex and Tanja have been great hosts, very flexible and helped us find our way around Rio. The bikes are a great way to get around and to make use of the cycle pathway that goes all the way down to ipanema beach.
The apartment is however somewhat smaller than it appears on the pictures.
All in all a great place for a few days in Rio.
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About the Host, Tanja
My name is Tanja. I was born and brought up in Macedonia. I lived in 19 countries before settling down in Brazil. I have lived and worked in Rio for the past 10 years.
I am a language specialist and a painter and I also occupy the position of Honorary Consul of Macedonia in Brazil. I am married to Alex, who is a University professor of Psychology and we have a cute 4 year old called Mila.
Being experienced travelers ourselves, we love and respect people from all different cultures and backgrounds and we sincerely hope we will be able to help you have a pleasant and enriching stay in Rio.