A cosy beach front studio in Rio's most beautiful neighborhood.
PLEASE READ FULL DESCRIPTION UNTIL THE VERY END! PORFAVOR LEIA TODO TEXTO COM ATENCAO. THANKS.
The studio is a separate 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. The WI-FI IS NOT IN THE STUDIO IT IS IN THE MAIN HOUSE. You will be completely independent from the house but welcome to pop in if you need anything including the free wi-fi (our doors are open from 9am-9pm).
CHECK OUT IS AT 11AM. CHECK IN FROM 3-10PM FLEXIBLE BUT MUST BE ARRANGED WITH US).
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). 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)
The studio, the main house for wi-fi ONLY from 9am-9pm. We DO NOT provide food, water, extra towels or bed linen unless you are staying for more than 1 week. We have a cat, so if you are allergic you may not want to come into the house.
Interaction with Guests
We are a working household so we are available for quick chats and to give you tips but we are very busy so don't expect more than a 10 minute chat as we have so much to do but will always try to help with anything we can!
Safe, central and super unique. 5 minutes from the beach just next to the ocean. Bliss.
Very easy to get taxi's, buses and metro. Everything is a 5min walk.
Other Things to Note
The shower is electric so it does not get super hot. We have not had complaints so far as the weather he is usually warm. We can wash your clothes for $5 per item although they will take 24hrs to dry.
Quiet and discrete yet lively and happy guests would be ideal! Responsible people who respect the house and the environment, if keys are lost we will charge a 50 dollar fine. Wi-fi is available in the house from 9am-8pm.
As you have a separate entrance there is no need to knock on the main house door unless you need help/assistance which I am happy to give you as long as it is not past 10pm and night or before 9am, unless of course it is an emergency.
We are nice people so we expect people to be nice in return.
We expect you to communicate with us beforehand so we know exactly what your needs and requirements are so you have a perfect stay!
We have a cat that roams around our house so don't leave your door open unless you want him strolling around in your room!
CHECK IN - FLEXIBLE (never before 3pm and never past 11pm)
CHECK OUT - 11AM (you can leave your bags in the house if you need too until 11pm)
*WE CANNOT ALLOW YOU TO USE THE KITCHEN IN THE MAIN HOUSE, THE HOUSE IS COMPLETELY OFF LIMITS UNLESS WE INVITE YOU IN - THANKS!
**NO SMOKING ALLOWED INSIDE THE STUDIO.
This was a unique, beautiful and safe location situated on the edge of Vidigal and Leblon overlooking a cliffside view. We fell asleep each night to the sound of the waves. Patricia was a lovely host who shared guidebooks and local knowledge.
This property does not have ac and is positioned up one flight of stairs in a neighborhood, but if you are open to nontraditional hotel accommodations then you should enjoy this cozy space.
Fomos muito bem recebidos pela Patricia e seu marido, que inclusive entraram em contato com um motorista para nos levar até o aeroporto na volta. Ela estava esperando no momento em que combinamos chegar (na verdade atrasamos, e mesmo assim ela estava lá), e a saída foi muito tranquila também. Apesar do local trazer um pouco de temor aos nativos (o motorista nos disse que 99% dos que se hospedam na estrada do Vidigal são estrangeiros), o lugar é pacato e tranquilo, com pessoas simpáticas e cordiais. O acesso é o ponto alto: ao lado do Leblon (5 minutos de uma caminhada bem legal), e em frente ao Sheraton, onde se pode pegar táxis, ônibus e vans o tempo todo. Foi uma experiência bem legal!!!
We felt very welcomed and relaxed in Patricia and Gregory's beautiful home, both were really helpful. We loved the area, the apartment and the cat :)
Beautiful! We had such a pleasant stay! The view is spectacular & the host were very helpful!
My sweetheart & I are grateful for our time ...simply magical:)
Patricia and Gregory were great hosts, they were extremely helpful in guiding us to their preferred spots in Rio and very welcoming. Their location in Vidigal was also excellent, it is very close to the major beaches but also distanced enough to avoid the typical tourist traps. With its proximity to the Sheraton catching a cab or a bus was no problem at all.
La estadía es excelente patricia y greg son muy amables, nos tocaron unos días de lluvia y nos dieron los mejores consejos. Súper recomendable. La habitación era muy cómoda y súper limpia.
Très bon rapport qualité prix. Superbe vue sur une très jolie petite plage. A 10 minutes a pied de leblon.
Rue un peu bruyante surtout tôt le matin.
Accueil sympathique et disponible.
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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 skype if you'd like to know more. : )