Unique House in Rio, at Copacabana

House - Entire home/apt · Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22071-060, Brazil
Renato / Louri
Your host, Renato / Louri
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The Space

5-Story House located in Copacabana.


Experience what favela (Brazilian name for shanty towns) life is like staying in this spacious place settled right at the verge with Ipanema, 2 blocks away from the beach and a few steps from the main commercial artery in the neighborhood, Ave. Copacabana, this house comfortably accommodates 10 people in 5 totally independant studios/bedrooms fully equipped.

With a modern, industrial-like ambiance, the house has view to the area in front of the pacified Pavão-Pavãozinho favela’s main street entrance, and close to the typical Copacabana’s residential buildings from the 1960s.

All bedrooms are fully equipped (each one includes private kitchen equipped with everything (fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender and basic utensils) needed to prepare simple meals (breakfast and quick meals), not involving heating since there is no stove for cooking.

This house has been totally remodeled with demolition materials and transformed from a traditional house from the 1950s, into 5 totally independent and functional studios/bedrooms. The entrance facing Rua Saint Roman is neat and clean; minimalist, totally welcoming.

The environment inside is quiet and relaxing, contrasting the liveliness of Pavão-Pavãozinho, one of the first favelas founded in Rio de Janeiro sixty years ago when migrants from northern Brazilians came to live in the city to work in civil construction. It is common to hear loud music coming from the bars and restaurants in Rua Saint Roman, and easy to see motorcycles, cars and people eagerly going in both directions, as it happened in a typical, busy street in Rio.

Pavão-Pavãozinho was pacified back in 2008; it is also expected to see police patrols at the entrance and in the surrounding areas.

Subway lines: 5-min walk to Subway Station General Osorio (in Ipanema). One block away from Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, well served with taxis, buses and public transportation.

Restrictions: Smoking is not allowed.

Near to: Two blocks from Copacabana Beach, four blocks from Ipanema Beach. Five-min walk to Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas which offers stunning views of the city. Five-min walk to Ipanema metro/subway station and main bus routes in the city. Just next to cinemas, restaurants, pizzerias, bars, cafes, night clubs, banks, museums, theaters, bicycle rental public stations, and more.

Can accommodate up to 10 guests (couples and friends), per request. Linens and towels available.

If desired, an unforgettable tour of the city is offered aboard a fully restored, 1970 VW Bug (same year Copacabana became the city's must..)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Beds: 8
Extra people: $300 / night after 10 guests
Minimum Stay: 15 nights
Monthly Price: $54999 /month
Security Deposit: $4000
Cleaning Fee: $300
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
  • Renato and louri's place is excellent. It is super convenient located just a few blocks back from Copacabana beach and a short walk to ipanema. The space is spacious and the layout great for groups of people travelling together.

    We stayed during the World Cup and Louri made sure that all our needs we're met by having helpers who could take on some of the administrative tasks and show us around the neighbourhood.

    They provide all guests (email hidden) of places to eat and drink nearby and attractions and are available for any request you might have. They also organise a little tour of the neighbourhood to help you settle in.

    Great safe clean environment and super friendly hosts. I would highly recommend my friends stay here and hope to come back.

    June 2014
  • Louri and Renato were absolutely brilliant hosts and the house is beautiful. The room was exactly as expected - amazing furnishings, incredibly comfy bed and a wonderful balcony to sunbathe on. Puma and Duma are the cutest little dogs, although I rarely saw them. Louri and Renato showed me around the neighbourhood, helped me investigate renting a bike, finding language lessons, provided me with a metro card and adapter (which I had stupidly left at home), and even helped me to buy old magazines on mercardo livre (the brazilian ebay) for my phd research - nothing was too much trouble, and they were always around to help with any questions I had. I hope to come back next time I have to research in Rio. It is an amazing price for such a luxurious apartment in a great part of the city.

    May 2014
  • Caixapreta is the perfect place for a short or a long stay in Rio. Louri and Renato are brilliant hosts - so helpful, nothing too much trouble, and pleased to share their extensive local knowledge. Short walks to both General Osorio and Cantagalo metro stations, the location is very accessible and a great base for exploring the rest of the city. You are right at the heart of things here. Highly recommended.

    April 2014
  • Do not even know where to start ! We liked it! This wonderful home is wonderful hosts , very kind and helpful people , we are very grateful for what they have helped and advised us . The house itself is a separate issue , it has a stunning design , nice atmosphere, great interior , I already miss our Caixapreta ( name of the house ), he is in a great location, 5 minutes to Copacabana ,10 to Ipanema . Subway and bus stop near the house , as well shops, markets, cafes, banks , everything about you. I'm sure that once again come to this fabulous city , and always stay in the same house , these wonderful people have Louri and Renato))

    March 2014
  • Renato & Louri are very nice and helpful hosts. The apartment is spacious, bright and comfortable. The only negative point is that the area can be loud until late in the morning.

    March 2014
  • Firstly, Renato and Louri are amazing hosts. Friendly, informative and helpful, these guys will go above and beyond the call of duty for you to enjoy your time in Rio.

    The apartment is great and it's location is even better. Within vibrant suburb of Rio, it is only a short hop to Copacabana or Ipanema. THe metro is also just a short walk. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Rio and a large part is due to this setup. Thanks fellas.

    March 2014
    Renato / Louri
    Response from Renato / Louri:

    Charlie is a super guest. Honest, clean, silent, respectful, international. Doors are open for you, always. And thank you for staying with us.

    March 2014
  • Wir wurden super empfangen und haben auch tolle Tipps bekommen. Die Wohnung ist wie auf den Bildern zu sehen sauber uns schön. Für 4 Personen jedoch zu klein. Nachteil ist die durchsichtige Scheibe zum Bad. Man sieht wenn jemand auf der Toilette sitzt. Also nur was für offene Menschen. Sonst eine super location in den Favelas. Wir haben uns sicher und gut aufgehoben gefühlt.

    March 2014
    Renato / Louri
    Response from Renato / Louri:

    Goran e seus amigos foram hóspedes fantásticos. Gentis, educados, silenciosos, respeitaram as regras da casa durante todo o tempo em que estiveram aqui. Um grande prazer ter a oportunidade de hospedá-los. A casa estará sempre aberta para vocês.

    Goran and his friends were fantastic guests. Gentle, polite, quiet, they respected the rules of the house during the entire time they were here. A great pleasure to have the opportunity to host them. The house is always open for you guys.

    March 2014
  • The house and the flat are great, we had everything we needed during our 10 days holidays in Rio but the more exceptional was the great hospitality of Louri and Renato, both have been very kind and available during all our stay for any questions we had about the flat, visits, restaurants …
    The Area (near from a favella) is actually very safe at any time of the day, we were two girls and we never have been disturb in the street.
    If we come back to Rio I would definitively stay again at Louri and Renato's house.
    Justine & Cécile

    February 2014
  • Great room for its price in Copacabana. Renato and Louri are very welcoming and friendly, they do their best to make you feel at home - clean linen, nice toiletries. The room was well equipped and any issue was solved very quickly. The street is an entrance to favelas so it's kind of smelly and lively 24 hours with different sort of people. If you like to feel the local vibe, then it's your choice. And because you basically rent a room in the hosts' house and have the hosts on site, living in the same building you should consider the level of you privacy and observe house rules thoroughly. No unregistered guests on site. Generally the impression is really great, my hosts really helped me a lot.

    February 2014
  • Louri is a wonderful host, who makes you feel like family. He is extremely devoted and always willing to help out, give recommendations. He is exactly what airbnb hosts should be about: a nice, warm and welcoming host who helps you make the most of your stay by sharing what he loves the most about his city. His property is beautiful and well maintained. I though the location was ideal, but some may not be comfortable coming home at night alone and may chose to be driven by a taxi. I highly recommend Louri's place!

    February 2014
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*French version below We have hosted international business & leisure travelers since 2011 - vacation and corporate housing. Renato is the architect (responsible for the 5-story house design) and Louri is your main host, as well the manager of the place. We are the owners. If you like outdoors sports, biking, running, swimming, hiking, climbing, stand-up paddle (SUP), or just want to try Rio in a different and original way, we are waiting for you. Architecture & Design can connect us, as well. if you are interested to know more about architecture in Rio, we could take you deeper in this world. Renato has some cool projects in town and he will be more than happy to give you some information and guide you, if you are interested, of course.. We are Smoke-Free/Drug-Free/Drink Responsibly Smoking not allowed/Drugs not allowed >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Unregistered guests not allowed, for safety reasons Every aspect of your stay is important to us and we can tailor any request to your individual needs ensuring you have a unique experience in Rio. We are available in English, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, of course. Nous accueillons des voyageurs internationaux depuis 2011 dans le cadre de leurs déplacements professionnels ou touristiques. Renato est l'architecte à l'origine du design et de la conception des 5 suites et Louri votre interlocuteur et manager des lieux. Nous sommes tous les deux associés et propriétaires. Si vous aimez les sports extérieurs, vélo, course à pied, nage, randonnée, escalade, stand-up paddle ou si vous souhaitez tout simplement découvrir Rio différemment nous vous attendons! L'architecture et le design à Rio peuvent également être des sujets d’intérêts en commun que nous pourrions vous faire découvrir plus en détail. Renato pilote actuellement plusieurs projets dans la ville qu'il serait plus que ravi de vous expliquer, si bien entendu cela vous intéresse. Nous sommes non fumeurs, non consommateurs de drogues et peu consommateurs d'alcools. Non fumeur / Aucune drogue admise Personnes extérieures non acceptées pour des raisons de sécurité Chaque aspect de votre séjour est important à nos yeux; c'est pourquoi nous nous efforcerons de répondre à vos attentes afin que votre expérience à Rio soit unique et inoubliable. Nous sommes à votre disposition en Anglais, Français, Espagnol et Portugais Brésilien, bien entendu.
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