House - Entire home/apt · R. Caminhoa, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22460-230, Brazil
Your host, Tania
9 Reviews
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The Space

Beautiful 2-floor penthouse in a renovated house in the entrance of Horto, one of the prettiest neighborhoods in Rio's Zona Sul - Jardim Botanico, noted for the posh nature and tranquility.
The penthouse has a view to the Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden of Rio), and is very close to its entrance at rua (street) Pacheco Leão.
The penthouse is well lit, confortable, and has contemporary decoration and art works.
In the first floor, there is a living room, a lavatory, a bedroom (suite) with a private bathroom, and bar/cafeteria.
In the second floor, there is a dinning room, connected to a kitchen equipped with a fridge, electric and microwave oven, besides the charming verandah, where there is an ample view of the Jardim Botânico, Cristo Redentor landmark above the Corcovado hill, and the forested hills that are part of Tijuca Forest (Floresta da Tijuca).
The guest does not have access to an architecture firm that operates in part of the house.
The house is located in a very calm and pleasurable street that mixes artist's and professional's studios and local dwellers and cuts across Pacheco Leão street, just beside the Botanical Garden. It is possible to rent bikes at the entrance of the Botanical Garden in rua Pacheco Leão.
At rua Pacheco Leão, there are buses to other areas in the city and a taxi stand just close by. It is also close to rua Jardim Botanico which has abundant transportation to everywhere in Rio. In the surrounding area, there are plenty of commercial establishments: restaurants, supermarket, drugstore, bookstore, banks, bakeries, cafes, and delis for all tastes.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $23 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $46
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • The flat is well situated if you are looking for a quiet stay in Rio. The area is full of small, cosy restaurants but I would suggest you go there with your GF or BF. We went there for the World Cup and found the flat far away from all the entertainments. It is important to know that in Rio there is an heavy traffic all along the day and therefore if you want to come back to the flat to refresh yourself before going out for dinner, it will cost you some money with the taxi, without considering that you will lose a lot of time. Regarding the flat itself, we were quite disappointed. Indeed, it was very humid and therefore all the clothes and towels were damp. Moreover, the bathroom was quite old and the shower, kind of disaster. The worst thing was definitely the room as there were no bed...but only 2 mattrasses put directly on the floor. I found also some hairs on the pillow which is a good proof of the fact that the cleaning should be really elementary. I would honestly not recommend this flat as it was a negative experience.

    June 2014
    Response from Tania:

    Aurélien, I am very sorry for not fulfilling your expectations. This is the 1st complaint I have ever received for my apartments.
    Jardim Botânico is one of the most fancy and charming areas of Rio. It is known for its lovely restaurants, bars, and the Botanical Garden itself. Please note that during the World Cup, traffic got a lot more chaotic than usual in most places in Rio.
    There is a housekeeper who cleans the apartment before and after we receive a guest, but I will pay closer attention to that. Regarding the bed, it is a sofa bed as shown in the pictures and description.
    Although the building is a stylish early 20th century, the penthouse was renovated recently including the bathroom which is fully functional.
    All my previous guests were thoroughly impressed by the charming architecture and the functionality of the place.

    June 2014
  • Tania's penthouse was great.
    Her place is spacious and is furnished really smartly. The location felt safe and the restaurants and bars nearby were good.

    June 2014
  • Nous avons passé des moments agréables dans cet appartement, très propre, bien placé, et sécuritaire, Tania et son mari sont des gens très gentilles et professionnelles. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié leur hospitalité et surtout leurs aides ! Ils vous indiqueront tous ce que vous pouvez faire dans cette magnifique ville RIO
    Merci beaucoup, et je reviendrais chez vous :)

    June 2014
  • The place is great and the location can not be better especially for those who love the Botanic Garden. The terrace is an invitation for a great wine and relaxing moments.

    Tania (email hidden)e is always available to help.

    I will definitely stay there in my future trips to Rio!

    April 2014
  • An absolutely fabulous place! The apartment is so tastefully furnished and looks just like the pics. A cute little kitchen to make breakfast and anything else you might need. The viés from the terraço are tge tops of tge trees of the adjacent botanical garden. A magical apartment!

    April 2014
  • We had a very nice stay here in Rio. We were met when we arrived and given valuable information about the place and city. The location was safe and ideal for what we were looking for. I would definitely recommend this apartment and host to anyone traveling to Rio.

    March 2014
  • Nossas expectativas foram TODAS (email hidden) por Tania que é supersimpática e nos recebeu muito bem, nos deixando muito à vontade e a sensação que nós tivemos, inclusive ao abrir e fechar nossa "casa", é de que nós estávamos realmente morando no Rio de Janeiro. O apartamento é uma gracinha, meu esposo, curtiu de montão ver livros de arquitetura com fotos maravilhosas e nós curtimos demais o Jardim Botânico, ai que coisa mais linda!!! Fizemos boas farras, só nós dois e uma vez, na chegada, com a minha irmã que mora lá e que fez prá gente uma Carbonara especial. Num hotel jamais teríamos ficado tão bem alojados, num lugar lindo, especial e com momentos tão nossos e felizes. Só faltou mesmo, foi o violão de Nehemias, prá completar o nosso encanto deste fim de semana, que ficará para sempre nas nossas mentes. Aguardamos a nossa anfitriã, que inclusive, descobrimos, vendo numa mostra de filmes do diretor Domingos de Oliveira, que a mesma é Diretotora de Arte do filme Feminices, acho que sim, pois (full name hidden) só existe uma e esta nós acabamos de descobrir agora. Acho que faremos mais viagens pela airbnb, pois nossa primeira experiência valeu a pena.

    February 2014
  • Não poderia imaginar dias mais incriveis no Rio de Janeiro do que nesse studio maravilhoso e com anfitriões tão queridos como a Tania e o Humberto.
    Além da vista linda, do ambiente super aconchegante e do clima super gosotoso de ficar no horto, o apartamento é lindissimo e muito charmoso. Mal dá vontade se dair de casa! O studio é muito bem decodado com muito bom gosto e carinho. Qulaquer um que amar artes e design ficará apaixonado por esse cantinho.
    Recomendo essa experiência para qualquer um que estiver procurando momentos inesquecíveis no Rio.

    February 2013
  • Im not much of a reviewer, so I will be short to the point. I dont know if you could find a more beautiful spot in Rio to stay. Its quiet, its safe, and you have Christos literally in your backyard. Jardim Botanical garden is stunning (and only R$6.00) and is your morning view from their patio as you sip a coffee and listen to the birds of Rio sing Good Morning. There is great restauarants in the area, and possibly one of the best Curry dishes I have ever had. Lago is a 15 minute walk, and Ipanema id about a 10 minute taxi ride ($R20.00). It is a beautiful, quiet, clean, and safe area of Rio to call home. Tania and Humberto were wonderful to me, and could not be better hosts!

    January 2013
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We are from Rio de Janeiro and we love to travel to know diferents places. I'm an architect and my husband is a financial consultant.
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