About this listing
::: please do some research about São Paulo's water rationing before coming to the city, especially if you're planning to stay outside downtown and richer neighbourhoods (Jardins, Higienópolis, Pinheiros, Vila Madalena, Lapa, etc) - fortunatelly, here at downtown we're not passing through rationing, but there may be lack of water sometimes (rarely, like once in a month) for some hours during the afternoon :::
My flat is cozy, clean and charming. It can be the place for you to stay like home in São Paulo. Bright, spacious (65 square meters) and comfy, it´s in a secure building with doormen 24 hours a day.
Here you´ll have space: big bedroom and living room. It can comfortably host up to 4 people: two in the queen size bed in the bedroom and two in the comfy single futons in the living room.
You can relax on the hammocks in one of the two balconies (by the living room or the bedroom) enjoying the scenic skyline view and even sunbathing! The sun comes in every day at noon, if the weather it´s not cloudy. Beautiful sunsets are waiting for you!
- 15 mb stable, fast optic fiber wi-fi internet
- Doormen (non-english spoken)
- Big balconies in living room and bedroom
- Scenic view
- Owen, refrigerator, dishes
- Washing machine
- Dryer machine
- Queen bed
- TV and DVD with mini display port DVI cable if you wanna use your laptop
::: Living Room
- Sound system with P2 cable to connect your mp3, cell phone or laptop
Interaction with Guests
I'm usually working and studying around the city, so it's rare for me matching times to receive or meet my guests, but I'm always available: a text message away! =)
I live here, but I leave it empty and clean for my guests to enjoy it.
I can help you (upon request) with:
- recommendations for cultural/nightlife/restaurants.
- tips on cheap places to eat and hang around: São Paulo is an expensive city!
- Hatha Yoga classes
Located in the downtown heart of the city, between the Niemeyer's Copan building and the Roosevelt Square and walking distance to downtown spots like Augusta Street, Terraço Itália, Theatro Municipal, Viaduto do Chá, Praça da República, Consolação church and most part of the historic buildings.
Walking around you'll easily get to pharmacies, bakery, restaurants, bars, banks, theaters, samba places, supermarkets, grocery stores and sunday street markets - ask me for the guide map I've made!
The República subway station is 400 meters walking distance, in República Square, and it can take you quickly to most of the interesting points outside downtown. In República Square you can calso get the Airport Bus Service, which takes you to (and from) the Guarulhos International Airport.
There's a bus stop just in front of the building where you can take buses to go to many places, as Ibirapuera Park and Paulista Avenue. There are plenty of bus and taxi stops around.
Oh, and G. Maps works properly to get directions in São Paulo =)
Preserve personal goods, trying to keep things clean and neat.
If you smoke, please be sure to do it next to the balconies, using the ashtray.
I love pets, but my building doesn´t alow them =/
Remember this is my home and be gentle to it, as it were yours.
About the Host, Vinícius
I'm a quiet, open-minded and easygoing guy. I like learning from and sharing with people. I like to have my own space/moments and respect others'. I believe in real connections build organically with respect.
I live in São Paulo since 2007 and work as an Yoga instructor.
I love traveling, among other things, to experience and expand my eyes/myself in time/space. Putting yourself - even if shortly - in different places, away from your daily life, can open your perception to see and feel your life from a different point of view, from another perspective. Things can turn easier, possible, and you can know a lot about life, people and yourself. Traveling can be just a distraction... or it can be an enhancing experience, depending on your openess.