Suite with an independent entrance, in a private house, built around 1910 which has been renovated recently in the hills of Santa Teresa.
The house has a large garden with panaoramic views from Rio city center and a nice swimming pool. We have different kind of fruit trees(such as: mango, guava, banana,j abuticaba etc) also have lot of birds and small monkeys who visit us very often.
The suite has 21sq/m with, double bed, air conditioning, wardrobe, televison, wifi internet connection and breakfast.
The house is situated at upper part of the land with has an acess through a lovely way in the gardens with some steps and a ramp.
We are 10 minutes walking from the Lapa Arches (Rio's historical area) with a very good choice of bars and restaurants and also very close to Santa Teresa's restaurants and touristic points such as Parque das Ruinas and Largo dos Guimaraes.
At the house live the two owners Claudio and Gabriel with their two dogs Paco and Mel.
Our commitment is to offer you a pleasant and good quality stay giving you all kind of information about the city of Rio de Janiero and its surrounding areas.
Our #1 airbnb accomodation so far! The house is a gorgeous portuguese colonial building, set in a lush garden. The garden hides a pool where you could stay for hours staring at downhill Lapa district. Very peaceful and quiet. Claudio and Gabriel were the most affable hosts ever, and the best source of info on Rio. We would definitely stay in the same place when we go back to Rio.
We were there during Carnaval time and the house is a nest of peace, far away from the hustle and bustle of the street.
What a marvelous place!! Right in the center of the busy Rio de Janeiro, this place is an oasis where you can find peace and refuge!
Claudio and Gabriel are excellent hosts and the breakfast...I won't tell you about the breakfast. You'll have to experience for yourself!!
Definitely one of the best places I've stayed in EVER!!
It was my first time in Rio de Janeiro and I had such great time there. Especially also because of Claudio & Gabriel. Both guys are very, very friendly and helpfull with everything and gave us great insider (email hidden)ey are the perfect hosts and preparing the best caipirinha I´ve ever had.
But also their place is very stylish, clean and well located in the city center of Rio de Janeiro. And the breakfast is the best.
If I´m coming back to Rio I will definitly stay at this place again.
So, therefore I can highly recommend to stay at Claudios and Gabriels place.
We spent 3 days at this fabulous place. Our days went like this: Gabriel and Claudio served us a delicious breakfast with self-made pastries (mmmhh!!) fresh fruits and juices and much more - more than we could ever eat, sitting amidst a wonderful tropical garden. Then we enjoyed some hours in the pool, with great views over Rio Centro and Lapa, before going out. At night we jumped in the pool again before going to bed. The room was perfect, and we didn't even need the air condition, despite temperatures well above 35°. It's a really private place, as there are only four rooms. Feels like home, not like a hotel at all. Not one thing to complain about - just perfect. And Claudio and Gabriel are really lovely, as are their two dogs. We'll definitely come back! Helge
Fiquei impressionada com esse lugar. Tudo foi perfeito. O local é maravilhoso, a vista, a piscina e a decoração da casa, bem como o bairro de Santa Teresa que é uma graça. Há fácil acesso ao bairro da Lapa e a outros pontos.
O casal Claudio e Gabriel são excelentes anfitriões. Nos receberam muito bem e sempre solícitos com as informações de como melhor conhecer o Rio. Eles prezam por detalhes e isso é percebido logo no café da manhã, já quem servem frutas e comidas frescas e feitas por eles. A cada dia uma louça diferente e novos sabores de cupcakes. É realmente de enlouquecer.
Os quartos têm decorações diferentes e são muito agradavéis. Nos sentimos em casa.
Os dois cães: Mel e Paco são muito fofos e não atrapalham em nada, caso alguém não seja muito chegado a bichos. Para mim, a casa com eles fica muito mais (website hidden) certeza queremos voltar, pois a experiência e o casal são muito queridos! Geraldine
I can't recommend Casa Genario highly enough. It was a perfect base for my week long stay in Rio. Close enough to get everywhere you want, but a calm place to retreat to when you need a break.
Claudio and Gabriel are impeccable hosts. On hand to answer any question and offer any help but never interfering or overbearing.
The rooms are stylish, spacious, comfortable and clean.
Breakfasts are delicious and generous.
I only wish I could be back there now, lying by the pool looking down at the city below!
Claudio and Gabriel's house is a paradise in Santa Teresa. The interior design is amazing with beautifully restored elements. The swimming pool overlooking Rio and its cathedral is the perfect place to relax after exploring the city. Only a chef like Claudio could create such amazing breakfasts every morning. But perhaps the best part of my experience was Claudio and Gabriel's warmth and attention. They made me feel at home and we very supportive during the time I stayed with them. Would absolutely recommend their place to anyone wanting to know Rio.
I had a great stay at this wonderful oasis in the beautiful neighbourhood of Santa Teresa. Claudio and Gabriel are not only warm and symphatetic hosts but also very helpful guides to explore Rio. The accomodation is arranged very tasteful with a mixture of asian-moroccan details. And the breakfast with their delicious self-made treats is a feast for foodies. And after a long day exploring Rio it is great to enjoy the quiet pool with a nice view onto Lapa. The location is perfect as well, the bars and restaurants of Lapa and Santa Teresa are close by and can be reached within minutes. And due to the nearby bus stops you can get everywhere in Rio shortly.
I can only strongly recommend to stay at this place, I will definitely next time again!!!
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This place is a little bit of paradise in the centre of Rio! We had a great stay and it was the perfect place to wind down. Claudio and Gabriel were the perfect hosts and served an incredible breakfast every morning. Would definitely recommend staying here. Thanks Guys!
Hands down the highlight of our 5-week trip in South America. Claudio and Gabriel are the best host we've ever had: extremely available, well-mannered, resourceful, and best of all these qualities, have excellent taste that is reflected throughout the property they renovated. The interiors go beyond the usual luxury you might find in hotel rooms; they are immaculately clean, elegant, and refined.
Claudio and Gabriel also provide a unique and fantastic breakfast every morning, including hand-made pastries, charcuteries, freshly squeezed juices, that compliment an amazing view of Rio from the Santa Theresa hills.
The place also has ultra-fast wifi :)