LEBLON-VIDIGAL SEA SUN AND SOUL

House - Private room · Estrada do Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22450-230, Brazil
Patricia

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE BY THE OCEAN IN RIO'S MOST BEAUTIFUL AND COOLEST NEIGHBORHOOD - PLEASE READ FULL DESCRIPTION!!!

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BEAUTIFUL HOUSE BY THE OCEAN IN RIO'S MOST BEAUTIFUL AND COOLEST NEIGHBORHOOD - PLEASE READ FULL DESCRIPTION!!!

The Space

PLEASE READ FULL DESCRIPTION!

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.

Guest Access

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!

The Neighborhood

Safe, unique and lovely! VERY CLOSE TO LEBLON AND IPANEMA.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $714 /week
Cleaning Fee: $23
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • As I am telling my friends back in Germany of how open-hearted and lovely people in Brasil are, I always find myself thinking first of Patricia and Gregory. What a wonderful holiday start, what a great stay at your place! Thank you for having me as your guest, thanks for all your wonderful travel tips, guiding to delicious places to eat and finally, for sharing your thoughts. Breathtaking view from the terrace as wonderful as my hosts. Their memorable place always invites to stay for a longer time, no matter how long.

    June 2014
    Patricia
    Response from Patricia:

    Thanks Birgit! We really enjoyed meeting you :)
    Px

    June 2014
  • We spent 3 nights in Patricia's amazing appartement. The place is fantastic : full of positive energy, colors, art, good taste and with a massive terrasse on the sea (perfect to enjoy breakfast). It's located in a safe area, just up to a beautifull small beach and 10 mn walk to the vibrant Leblon area. Patricia and her husband were really nice hosts, keen on giving precious advices to enjoy the city at its best. don't hesitate, it's probably the best place in Rio !

    May 2014
  • A great place to stay right on the coast where Leblon meets Vidigal. Patricia and Gregory were excellent hosts: warm, open and keen to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about Rio. The house itself is beautiful with winding wrought iron staircases and a panoramic view out to sea. It's in a great area but be aware that if you're most interested in going out in Lapa or exploring centro then it's quite a long way to travel by bus.

    April 2014
    Patricia
    Response from Patricia:

    Thanks Ed! Yes this area is better suited for people who want to hang out in Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana and visit things like Christ The Redeemer and the Sugarloaf mountain. By taxi its cheap and easy just 30min to Lapa and Centro unless its rush hour, I wouldnt recommend getting the bus there but it is dirt cheap!
    ;)
    Hope to see you in the UK! Good luck! Px

    April 2014
  • I had the best time in Rio.
    Thanks to my wonderful hosts and their great house.
    Initially I just wanted to stay a couple of days, but then it was almost two weeks.
    And I wouldn't want to miss a single day. Patricia and Gregory had so many great suggestions what to do in Rio and how to discover all parts of this great city.

    And after an exciting day it was even more exciting to come back to the house and spend another nice evening on this great terrace overlooking the ocean.

    I could go back right away.

    March 2014
    Patricia
    Response from Patricia:

    Aaaah Timm we miss you! It was our pleasure, see you in Hamburg! ;)

    March 2014
  • Wir haben wunderschöne Tage in Rio verbracht. Bei Patricia und Gregory fühlten wir uns sehr wohl und angenommen. Die Atmosphäre im Haus ist wunderbar, alles ist liebevoll und mit Geschmack eingerichtet. Das Bett ist bequem und das Zimmer gross. Der Ort am Meer mit einmaliger Aussicht war magisch. Unsere Gastgeber waren offen, freundlich, unkompliziert und hilfsbereit. Wir waren von den 7 Tagen Rio de Janeiro begeistert. Wir hätten es nicht besser treffen können. Das Haus ist wie eine Oase wo man sich nach den Erlebnissen des Tages zurückziehen und auftanken kann. Wir können die Unterkunft wirklich weiterempfehlen.
    Liebe Patricia und Gregory, tausend Dank, dass wir bei Euch so fein aufgenommen wurden. Wir haben es sehr genossen.
    Wir wünschen Euch weiterhin viel Erfolg, Freude und gute Erlebnisse mit Euren Gästen. Meldet Euch, wenn Ihr in die Schweiz kommt!!
    Liebe Grüsse Elisabeth und Eric

    March 2014
    Patricia
    Response from Patricia:

    you were great guests, the cat misses you also! ;) See you in Switzerland! Thanks YOU

    March 2014
  • My cousin and I stayed 7 nights with the hosts. Patsy and Greg were wonderful! Not only was the place beautiful but the hosts were very informative and gave us tips on Rio on places to visit. Patsy was so sweet as well and did our washing for us.
    I highly recommend staying at their beautiful place in Rio.

    February 2014
  • This property lives up to its tag line of Sun, Sea and Soul. I absolutely loved the property, the location, its quite unique - a haven away from the busy-ness of Ipanema and Copacabana. The house is joyful and restful, the hosts fun and accommodating. I felt safe at all times and enjoyed the walk down the hill to the other neighbourhoods of Rio or to hop onto a bus. In a short period of time I was made to feel comfortable and relaxed and wished I could have stayed longer. The bedroom I stayed in was huge and the shared bathroom is terrific. The living area and balcony - just stunning...again I wish I could have stayed longer.

    January 2014
  • We had a really great stay at Patricia's apartment! The house was very beautiful and the hosts were very friendly. The area is safe and the walk to Leblon was shorter than we expected. We can happily recommend this place!

    January 2014
  • There is be no better place to stay in Rio than at the Casa Rosa. Here's why:
    1- Patricia, Gregory and Freddie will make you feel so at home from day one. Patricia gave us great advice about our trip via email before we'd even got there.
    2- The view is out of this world, unmissable.You'll find the house beautiful, comfortable and rich with inspiration. You might even be lucky enough to see Gregorys studio.
    3- They have fantastic tips for the city (art, food, beaches, going out) and you'll feel like a carioca by the time you leave.
    4- To top it all, they're also super interesting and engaging people, with great stories and great taste. Ask Freddie about telenovelas.
    5- Gregory makes the best espresso in Brazil. Ok I haven't tried them all, but it is good coffee.

    Staying here was the best introduction to Brazil we could have had, and by the time we left we felt we'd known these guys forever, and were really living in Rio. We'll be back for sure.

    November 2013
    Patricia
    Response from Patricia:

    You were a great guest! We miss you and will see you soon no doubt! xx

    November 2013
  • I cannot recommend this place enough. The house and location is amazing and the hosts are awesome! Such a short walk to Leblon and the view straight out at the sea is brilliant. The room is large and the bathroom also has a nice view of the sea.. The overall vibe is brilliant and you will not regret it.

    August 2013
    Patricia
    Response from Patricia:

    Thanks Jeremy!!

    August 2013
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Howdy! I'm Patricia and I am 36 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 (website hidden) if you'd like to know more. : )
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