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The studio is a seperate part of our home, which is 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.
A very cosy studio apartment with its own private entrance and bathroom with shower in the most popular area in Rio only 5 minutes walk to the beach...paradise. We are located 10 minutes from Leblon, and 15 from Ipanema. We are in a very bohemian, laid back neighborhood, a hidden gem where we have peace and calm if you want it and lots of energy and things to do only 5 minutes away! The studio has a large double bed, its own bathroom and mini bar (small fridge) plus sea views and private entrance. You will be completely independent from the house but welcome to pop in if you need anything including free wi-fi.
A very unique experience in a beautiful setting just a 10 minute walk from Leblon and 15 from Ipanema! The studio has a fan and 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.
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! Once here and also before you arrive I will do my utmost to answer all your questions via email/(website hidden). NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN THE STUDIO IF YOU NEED TO SMOKE PLEASE DO IT OUTSIDE THE STUDIO ON THE STEPS, THANK YOU. The free wi-fi is in the main house and available from 9am and 9pm so come up and enjoy our views as you surf the internet!
As I said, the studio is located in our home, KublaKhan a 1960's psychedelic adobe mexican/greek style mansion with unique features and a very central stunning beach front location. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Sugar Loaf Mountain 12.9 km/8 miles
Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon 13.0 km/8 miles
Confeitaria Colombo 17.7 km/10 miles
Santa Teresa/Lapa 17.7 km/10 miles
Buzios 193.0 km/119.9 miles
Ipanema Beach 1.5 miles
Copacabana Beach 6.4 km/4 miles
Botanical Gardens 11.3 km/7 miles
Maracana Stadium 16.0 km/9 miles
Arts & Culture
Banco do Brazil Cultural Center 19 km/11 miles
- Centro is filled with cultural stuff and its very close, just ask us we are happy to help!
*PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER LISTING FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE AREA: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/899592
**PLEASE NOTE: THE STUDIO HAS A KETTLE, A TOASTER FOR BREAD AND MINI PIZZA'S AND A MINI BAR/SMALL FRIDGE. THERE IS NO KITCHEN IF YOU NEED ONE PLEASE DO NOT BOOK/RESERVE THIS STUDIO THANKS!
CHECK IN - FLEXIBLE (never past 11pm)
CHECK OUT - 11AM (you can leave your bags in the house if you need to)
Thanks to Gregory and Patricia (and Freddy!), our stay in Rio will remain as a good memory. The studio is cosy, the view is stunning and the neighborhood is safe. We enjoyed the little beach of Vidigal, a nice and peaceful alternative to the crowded beaches of Leblon and Ipanema. Our host were friendly and very discreet (maybe too much). We regret we were not able to say goodbye on the morning of the check-out.
We had a very nice stay at the beach studio. patricia and gregory were really nice hosts and helped us with everything. they gave advices e.g. were we could go for dinner. the studio is in a calm location, but pretty good to reach and to go to the beach (leblon & ipanema). thx for everything! :)
The Pink House in Vidigal was a very special experience. I've been to Rio several times, yet it was my first time staying in the western part of the city. I'll be back. The house and this area of Rio is a hidden gem. Behind the famous "Two Brothers" mountains that mark the end of the glitzy, white sand beaches of Leblon, lie Gregory and Patricia's haven. From their doorstep, you will enjoy a fantastic view and a roughly 15-minute walk to Leblon. If you want a less crowded beach, there is a beautiful underused beach located just a 5-minute walk from the house. The expansive sea view in the mornings is an inspiration. If you're looking for an authentic, exotic, immersive Rio experience, this is it. If you're looking for a clean, polished American-style hotel room with AC and all the comforts of home, book a room at the Sheraton with all of the other overspending tourists. We were at the Vidigal house during the peak of summer, when Rio temperatures were hovering around 100 degrees, and the fan was suprisingly adequate and we slept soundly. Gregory and Patricia are in a passionate love affair with this old mansion, and rest assured every attempt will be made to accomodate you. Nearly all day and night, two police cars are posted on the street near the house, which serves as a personal watch guard. It was very easy to catch a taxi or the bus from this location. It's nice to know, too, that there is an HSBC ATM (for U.S. Wells Fargo customers) and another ATM (for U.S. Chase customers) located inside the nearby Sheraton Leblon. The hotel also let us use their telephone free of charge to call our bank in the U.S. when our card was not working. I felt very safe here and look forward to seeing what Gregory and Patsy will accomplish in this home. Boa viagem!
The beach studio was cozy and beautifully decorated. It was also clean and tidy. The location was great! Patsy, the host, was very cool and helpful. We spent a really good time there! Highly recommended
This is such a lovely place, good if you want to escape the madness for a bit but you can still get to all the action easily. Swimming at Vidigal was lovely and Patsy was great. Popped up every day to use the Internet and for a chat and she was a great source of info. Would definitely recommend :)
Great stay with Patricia - amazing place, loads of character and brilliant location. Patricia was really helpful and friendly from the start and made us feel right at home. Highly recommended in every way.
This is really an unique place. lovely house, great location, beautiful Studio and Patricia is a very, very nice host.
The Vidigal neighborhood is vey trendy and save night and day. Always nice parties in the Favela community. Don´t miss it !!
I loved the place and for sure I will come back soon.
AMAZING is all I can say about Patsy and Greg's House. The view is just wicked and the house is in a perfect location and only a short walk to the real Rio. The room was great and the bed was massive. Also Greg and Patsy are both legends who gave me so much information that I went and explored the city not to be seen for days. Also very very very good value for money.
Lovely house with an amazing view! Great location easily walkable to the beaches and restaurants of Leblon. The owners are very knowledgable about the area, and can give all sorts of ideas and suggestions! Thanks for everything!
THE place to stay in Rio. Here is why I had an amazing stay at Patricia and Greg's home:
- extremely comfortable bed
- great beach access- I loved vidigal for swimming every morning, when I just wanted to get in a quick dip in the ocean, and even to hang out all day. Such a great neighborhood vibe and good swimming.
- Patricia and Greg have the ability to share their space in a way that you feel it is truly yours too. They are incredible hosts. Attentive, helpful, resourceful, full of ideas.
- The view from their living room and terrace is spectacular.
- Having the Sheraton there for taxi purposes was awesome. So easy to get a taxi or bus where we wanted to go. And the walk to Leblon and Ipanema was great- on the coast, beautiful, safe.
Every time I return to Rio I hope to stay here. I remember reading that someone was disappointed there was no wi-fi in the studio. For me this was almost a plus- definitely healthy. I was forced to not be connected the whole time during my vacation (read: slave to my phone), and I could easily walk upstairs to connect. When I did, I enjoyed the incredible view and comfortable atmosphere.
Thousands of thank yous, Patricia and Greg- I miss you!