An arty and cosy in Lapa + bikes

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rua Taylor, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 20241-060, Brazil

The Space

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!!!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $420 /week
Monthly Price: $1580 /month
Security Deposit: $99
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Tanja and Alex are perfect host, very friendly.
    Their apartment is very nice and well decorated and organized!
    Rio is fantastic, with Tanja and Alex Rio is better.

    April 2014
    Response from Tanja:

    Thanks hun!!! All the best:)

  • We stayed 6 days and everything was perfect. Tanja and Alex were really nice and helpful. They gave us a lot of tips. The studio is amazing. The location is really good to discover the city and to go out. We really recommend it !!!!

    April 2014
    Response from Tanja:

    We loved having you over guys!!! All the best:)

  • Tanja, Alex and Mila are great :)
    They welcomed us with open arms and we immediately felt at home in Lapa.
    Tanja was waiting for us at the flat and directly gave us a little tour through the neighborhood - where to find what. The same evening she took us to the birthday-party of a friend of hers. This was the perfect start of our Rio experience and getting in touch with the Cariocas.
    The apartement is really cosy and Tanja&Alex thought of everything (umbrella, canga, raincoat....).
    The local cellphone was really helpfull, especially when we were lost with our taxi-driver getting to a local samba spot. We also used it to text with Tanja, who supported us with a lot of handy hints.

    Thanks for everything! You made Rio to a very special stop of our journey :)
    We would love to come back and recommend this place to everyone interested in getting in touch with the local guys and diving in the mood of a city.

    March 2014
    Response from Tanja:

    Wonderful people are always welome:)

  • Tanja was an amazing host so full of enthusiasm! Tanja greeted us at her apartment with cheese bread and a bottle of wine. She made us feel very at home giving us loads of tips and advice about how to spend our time in Rio and the local nightlife in Lapa. The apartment looks exactly as the photos, super clean and tidy and perfectly designed with everything you need. The location is perfect if you want to experience Lapa and nearby Santa Teresa, great for restaurants and nightlife and walking distance to the underground metro station. We borrowed Tanja's bikes and spent one day cycling to Ipanema beach and back which was the perfect way to see the city. Tanja and her family live close by and were always available if we needed them. We really enjoyed our stay!

    March 2014
    Response from Tanja:

    Thanks hun, we wish you all the best!!!

  • Great space, perfect location and awesome communication and energy from Tanya and Alex. Water filter on the tap was a real plus so we could just keep refilling our bottles. They also provided a cell phone to get in touch with them. We didn't end up using the bikes but they would be a great option for exploring Rio. Bed is comfy, space is clean and the apartment was ideal for our week of Carnaval. Highly recommend.

    March 2014
    Response from Tanja:

    Thanks guys, he next time you come we will go to the mountains:)

  • Tanja & Alex (and Mila) are just amazing !!! If you stay at their apartment, trust me, you will be at the good place ! The flat is perfect, clean, safe, well located. We enjoyed Rio so much and thanks to Tanja & Alex's advice, we took the good bus, saw the best spots... Go there, you won't be disappointed !

    February 2014
    Response from Tanja:

    WE loved the opportunity to meet you!!! We wish you and your daughter ALL THE BEST!!!

  • Tanja was amazing...a really special person. She's thought of everything. The apartment is just as cute as it looks. Small but super comfortable. It isn't on the the prettiest block in the downtown area, but it is really convenient.

    February 2014
    Response from Tanja:

    Thanks hun, hope to see you again! Let us know if you need anything from Rio:)

  • One word ... PERFECT !!! We had a wonderfull time! Tanja and Alex were amazing host, kind, helpful, friendly and everything was super clean! They made sure we were find and if we had everything we needed!

    I would send anyone of my family or friend to their place! They were just so nice and carring!

    They made our stay easy and they made us feel just like home !!

    thank you so much Tanja and Alex. You made us want to come back!!!

    February 2014
    Response from Tanja:

    Thank you guys, you are awesome, we wish you all the best and sincerely hope to see you again!!!

  • The apartment is great: it's small but cosy and it has everything you need. The centre and the beach are both within walking distance. Tanja and Alex are very friendly people and perfect hosts. They made us feel welcome and at home and gave us a lot of tips about things we could do. We used their bikes to cycle to Urca, which was great. So we definitely recommend staying with Tanja and Alex!

    February 2014
    Response from Tanja:

    Tks guys! Have a great trip!:)

  • Our plans about the arriving shortly changed, but it wasn't a problem for Tanja to arrange our arrival in the flat. After a warm welcome she give us some usefull information about lapa and rio, which helped us a lot. All in all it was a great stay and we can highly recommend to be the guest of her and her husband alex. The appartment has a great location, everything is reachable by walking. but also the flat itself was clean and really cosy, how it is described. thanks a lot for everything!!!!!

    February 2014
    Response from Tanja:

    Thanks hun, you know where to find us!:)

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Hi! 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.
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