About this listing
BEAUTIFUL LARGE ROOM IN HOUSE BY THE OCEAN IN RIO'S MOST BEAUTIFUL AND COOLEST NEIGHBORHOOD - PLEASE READ FULL DESCRIPTION!!! THIS IS A LARGE ROOM WITH A KING SIZED BED IN OUR HOUSE IT IS NOT A PRIVATE HOUSE OR APARTMENT.
PLEASE READ FULL DESCRIPTION!
THIS IS THE LISTING FOR A LARGE ROOM WITH A KING SIZED BED IN OUR LARGE PINK HOUSE BY THE SEA. IT IS NOT A PRIVATE APARTMENT OR HOUSE, THAT'S OUR OTHER LISTING!
We are in a beautiful pink house at the end of Leblon and start of Vidigal, we are not in the favela/shanty town we are on a separate street with nice houses right behind the Sheraton Hotel.
The room is a fully refurbished large double room, with a brand new double bed, spacious wardrobe with a large window opening onto a partial ocean view. The house is Mexican Adobe/Greek style with an ocean view throughout. The bathroom is shared with us (myself and my husband but we are fast clean and courteous), it also has an ocean view and a small varanda overlooking Vidigal beach (a little piece of heaven 3min walk away).
It has a shower with hot water, and some quirky late 60's psychedelic design! A very unique experience in a beautiful setting just a 10 minute walk from Leblon and 15 from Ipanema! The room has a fan and free wi-fi with a cool ocean breeze almost every day. My husband and I own this house which we named KublaKhan (from the poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge) as it is a fantastic property which captures the imagination.
We moved here from London a year ago where my husband worked as an artist, here in Rio he continues to paint and is very inspired by our stunning views (in fact his atelier/studio is on the top floor of the house and we both work from home so there is always someone in). I used to be a PR Director at a top London agency but decided to ship out buy this house and live life to the full instead. The house, KublaKhan is located near all amenities, there is a chemist/pharmacy 5 minutes away (they also deliver), as well as a small supermarket just beside it with a cash point/ATM machine.
The house is very big with a kitchen, large varanda overlooking the ocean and a very beautiful living room and dining area with a excellent view. You can get a bus just outside the house a few steps down onto Avenida Niemeyer and get taxi's, van's and buses anywhere in Rio fast! The metro is in Ipanema's General Osorio street (30 min walk). Any questions on nightlife, shopping, attractions, size of bedroom etc just ask!
*CHECK IN - FLEXIBLE (never past 11pm)
CHECK OUT - 11AM (you can leave your bags in the house if you need too)
Once here and also before you arrive I will do my utmost to answer all your questions via email/(website hidden). We look forward to seeing you soon.
Patricia Moreira Lima-Smart.
THE ENTIRE HOUSE APART FROM OUR BEDROOM, THE TOP FLOOR ATELIER AND THE LAUNDRY ROOM.
Interaction with Guests
We are a working house hold and we cant always sit and chat for hours but we are happy to give you as many tips as you need about Rio!
Safe, unique and lovely! VERY CLOSE TO LEBLON AND IPANEMA.
Very convenient, bus stop right in front of the house and taxis, metro close by, easy!
Other Things to Note
WE CAN OFFER TO WASH YOUR CLOTHES $5 PER ITEM BUT THEY WILL TAKE 24HRS TO DRY.
WE HAVE A CAT SO IF YOU DO NOT LIKE CATS OR ARE ALLERGIC PLEASE DO NOT BOOK.
Respect the house, follow the rules.
1. You can use our fridge but don't eat our food.
2. You are not allowed to bring guests in.
3. NEVER LET THE CAT OUT
4. Respect the house by locking your window and the door and gate when you come in/go out!
5. DO NOT lose the house keys, if you do we will charge a $50 real fine.
6. Do not make loud noise/play music after midnight.
7. Enjoy yourself and smile.
Patricia and Gregory were unreal hosts. Their house is beyond amazing and they made us feel so welcome. They had so much knowledge about Rio and were able to answer all our questions about places to go and things to see.
The room was large and had a homely feel. The views from the huge balcony and lounge/dining room were out of this world.
I thoroughly recommend staying here - you won't be disappointed!!
Patty was a wonderful host. We unfortunately only had 2 days at the "Casa Rosa" with her but she was extremely helpful and welcoming. She gave us massive map of Rio when we got there and essentially planned our entire itinerary for us, focusing on things that were important to us i.e. food!!! She also recommended top sight seeing spots that we really enjoyed. The house is beautiful and very close to Ipanema. Wish we could stay longer!
Great place! Patricia and Gregory have great information about the city and beaches. The location of the house is not the best but is very near Ipanema and Leblon. Wonderful view and we felt like home. Recommended place!
the location is superb, right next to a bus stop, across from the Sheraton if you need taxis, nestled between Leblon the nicest neighborhood in Rio and a (safe) favela Vidigal. Patricia, Gregory and their cat are super friendly and easy to get along with. They have great tips for places to eat and see around the city too. Of course, the view is stunning. The entire place is very airy so it's not bug/mosquito free, but that's part of life in Rio. Overall, it was a lovely experience.
A fantastic Airbnb experience all around! Patricia was incredibly helpful in making my stay in Rio so warm & welcoming. The property listing was very accurately described and far exceeded my expectations.
Patricia is the most amazing host you could meet in Rio!
We had the best time at her place.
Where to start... I guess the first impression is a big surprise to discover this magnificent pink house.. A hidden paradise with the most outstanding view of Rio! The house is full of beautiful furniture, art and an incredible cat called Master!
You really feel at home, with a lot of style and good energy.
I would definitely recommend this place to some special people who understand love, good food, good companies and want to celebrate life! I miss it already.. We will be back soon! :)
We had a wonderful week at Patricias and Gregorys beautiful house. After a hotel stay at Copacabana we really felt home at their special place. The house is beautiful decorated and everything was nice and clean. Leblon and Ipanema are close, within walking distance.
Our hosts provided us with great tips, what to do and where to go, that we didn´t have to open our Lonely Planet guide book once!
Thank you for telling us about the restaurant ZAZA. It became our favorite place!
We enjoyed our stay very much - especially we loved our breakfasts on the wonderful terrace.
Wish we could have stayed longer!
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About the Host, Patricia
Howdy! I'm Patricia and I am 37 years old, married to Gregory Smart who is a painter, an artist and my better half for sure. We lived an exciting life back in the UK but decided to move to Rio last year to start a new life on the other side of the pond! I was a successful Publicist in London working as a Director in a top agency but we decided it was time to try Brazil, seeing as this is where I was born originally, plus we missed the sunshine. My father is a diplomat so I have lived all around the world, speak many languages and am familiar with all sorts of cultures, I lived mainly (most of my time) in New York and London. I love people and I love food and cooking. I am also a lover of music, film and art. Our house is the result of a lot of blood sweat and tears and now we get to share it with amazing people from all over the world. Our house is very unique, for one thing its bright pink, its in front of the ocean and it once had a famous, iconic legend living in it...Elis Regina the Brazilian singer who in the 70's lived in this very house on this very street - when they called this area "Rio de Janeiro's Riviera". There were casino's, restaurants, bars and huge houses lining these bucolic streets. Now in its present reincarnation it is a house on a quiet street full of wonderful, creative neighbours in a most wonderful little community full of love, peace, culture and nature. Please write or skype if you'd like to know more. : )