Great house 15min to the beach

House - Private room · Rua Jose Leite Lopes, Rio, Rio de Janeiro 22785-075, Brazil
Your host, Benoit
10 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

The house is located in a very safe a quiet district of Rio surrounding by national park and close to the most prestige beach. A 10 min walk to the bus stop where you could get direct bus to city Center, Sugar Loaf, Copacabana, Ipanema .

You could rent the entire house or only one of the 2 double rooms with their own private bathroom and shower. (This ads if for one bedroom) Your welcome to use the kitchen, BBQ, the large living room and the great lounge garden gazebo to relax. You also have access to the 2 swimming pools of the condominium.

You have acces to high speed WI-FI internet and could use one of the house PC if needed. The house have flat screen TV with a BoxeeBox so you could get all Netflix movie or Hulu series.(all english)

The house is not far from Shopping Center and restaurants or market. But we found that our guess like to cook and enjoy the great backward to eat. The atmosphere is amazing. Depend of what you like but we love to cook and we be happy to cooking something special.

Please note that we located in a very quiet, safe and green area of Rio. Close to the most nicest and safest beaches of Rio, where you could spend a perfect holiday. If you search for nightlife perhaps this is not the right place as here is more a place for you to relax, be far from noise, traffic and pollution. If you want and enjoy time at great beaches plus enjoy nature and get some adventure you will love .

Alex study in a culinary institute with some of the best chef in Brazil, so he will be please to make you some amazing meal if you want or too tired to cook after a day visiting Rio. We offers you a breakfast of your choice for a small supplement (Please ask a day advance)

Speak English, French, Spanish and Portuguese
2 bedroom with 2 double bed
3 bathrooms with hot shower
Air conditioning on demand
TV with English movie or show
Swimming pool
Free Wi-Fi High speed internet
Washing Machine
Well-equipped Kitchen
Table for 6 persons
Private Garden and gazebo
Free safe parking

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Monthly Price: $1854 /month
Cleaning Fee: $9
Check In: 12:00 AM (midnight)
Check Out: 12:00 AM (midnight)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • muito bom adorei!
    Passei 4 dias, fui muito bem recebida, o Alex foi muito prestativo e atencioso voltarei mais vezes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 2014
  • We had an excellent time at vargem grande! Alex was a wonderful host. The house is close to some beautiful beaches (by car) but about an hour and a half away from rio Central so more of a getaway than a city stay!

    February 2014
  • O Canadense Benoit com quem estive em contato durante a reserva precisou viajar para Canada e não estava na casa durante nossa estadia. Quem nos recebeu foi Alex. Ele tenta ajudar os hóspedes no que for necessário mas devido a estadia de outro casal na casa ele ficou bem ocupado e não tivemos muito contato com ele.
    Quero deixar aqui meu sincero feedback para que outros hóspedes saibam a realidade do local.
    3pontos negativos: a casa tem sérios problemas com água, tivemos dificuldade em tomar banho, por isto saímos 1 dia antes do check-out time :( . A casa é super isolada da cidade, é imprescindível ter um carro e um GPS. Se você deseja curtir a Barra o ideal é procurar uma casa mais próxima de lá porque a Av das Américas está sempre engarrafada e da Barra para esta casa você gastará 1hora de carro. O quarto que ficamos é confortável, porém a casa em geral precisa de manutenção, diferente estado das fotos mostradas no anúncio :(
    Havia 1 casal hospedado, mais 1 moça que dormiu do lado de fora, mais o Alex que dormiu na sala, achamos que isto gerou uma sobrecarga de pessoas no local, que é pequeno!
    Felipe & Karina.

    January 2014
  • Nice apartment. Alex is very calm, easy-going and respectful person. he kindly showed around the neighborhood and gave helpful advices. if you want to relax after seeig enough of Rio, it will be a good option. it was great to use the laundry machine, too.
    The kitchen was ok, but it could be cleaner.

    October 2013
  • I and my husband stayed in this place for a week. The house is small, cozy and comfortable, with a little backyard where it is lovely to have a dinner. The house is located in really quiet part of the city, not far from one of the best beaches in Rio (Recreio beach). We had not a car, and we traveled by bus. From the house to the bus station is about 10 min, and from the bus station to the beach is about 20-30 min by bus.
    Benoit was out of town, but Alexandre, the young nice Brazilian guy, answered to all our questions and helped us a lot. Unfortunately we could not spend a lot of time together because he was really busy preparing to the final exam but as we understand it is rather an exception than a rule. Anyway, in general, we are quite satisfied by our trip, and thanks a lot, Benoit and Alex!

    October 2013
  • A recepção foi ótima, Alexandre sempre disposto a ajudar e indicar lugares e rotas para locomoção. Quarta super aconchegante, adorei a hospedagem.

    September 2013
  • Well-kept house in a safe neighborhood (if you have a car, you can park it securely inside the gate. Room is comfortable enough; bathroom (with hot shower) is OK but a bit cramped. Kitchen is very well appointed with modern appliances and a nice gas cooktop. The backyard has a little futon and fountain and is a nice place to relax for a bit.

    Benoit was very flexible for a last-minute (same-day) booking. Benoit was out of town, but Alex, a culinary arts student, proved a nice host and even cooked us dinner one night (small extra charge).

    Although it's not far from a couple of very nice (and more secluded/less busy) beaches, it is a good ways out of Rio--almost an hour without traffic and upwards of two hours with rush-hour traffic. It's also a residential neighborhood (a long-ish walk to basic services and at least a 10-minute drive to grocery/restaurants/etc.). If you're searching AirBNB for Rio de Janeiro and come across this place, just be aware of this. That said, for the great price and nice, safe location, we're happy with our stay.

    September 2013
  • Alex hosted us with great care, the room was really clean and he was really flexible as we got there really late after getting lost. The place is really quite but we highly recommend you get a car.

    August 2013
  • My partner and I had a very special time at Benoit's and Alex's house. The house itself has a lovely garden and the guest bedroom we stayed in had an en-suite bathroom and was very comfortable. The house is not located near the main City Centre and beaches such as Copacobanna (you're looking at at least an hour in the car to get to these), but it is located a 15 minute drive from some stunning beaches off the tourist trail and a great water park (it's best to hire a car and explore). Alex and Benoit were fantastic hosts and took us to to some great places. What made the experience really special was the neighbours as they invited us into their homes and cooked for us which gave us a "real" experience of Rio life. The local town is surrounded by mountains and nature and made a nice constrast to central Rio. It's also great value for money.

    June 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    February 2013
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Im 34 years old arquitect from Canada. Being travel around the world for five years, and currently living in Rio de Janeiro. Love cooking, art and travel. Easy and independ going guy
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