Im 34 years old arquitect from Canada.
Being travel around the world for five years, and currently living in Rio de Janeiro.
Love cooking, art and travel.
Easy and independ going guy
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muito bom adorei!
Passei 4 dias, fui muito bem recebida, o Alex foi muito prestativo e atencioso voltarei mais vezes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We had an excellent time at vargem grande! Alex was a wonderful host. The house is close to some beautiful beaches (by car) but about an hour and a half away from rio Central so more of a getaway than a city stay!
O Canadense Benoit com quem estive em contato durante a reserva precisou viajar para Canada e não estava na casa durante nossa estadia. Quem nos recebeu foi Alex. Ele tenta ajudar os hóspedes no que for necessário mas devido a estadia de outro casal na casa ele ficou bem ocupado e não tivemos muito contato com ele.
Quero deixar aqui meu sincero feedback para que outros hóspedes saibam a realidade do local.
3pontos negativos: a casa tem sérios problemas com água, tivemos dificuldade em tomar banho, por isto saímos 1 dia antes do check-out time :( . A casa é super isolada da cidade, é imprescindível ter um carro e um GPS. Se você deseja curtir a Barra o ideal é procurar uma casa mais próxima de lá porque a Av das Américas está sempre engarrafada e da Barra para esta casa você gastará 1hora de carro. O quarto que ficamos é confortável, porém a casa em geral precisa de manutenção, diferente estado das fotos mostradas no anúncio :(
Havia 1 casal hospedado, mais 1 moça que dormiu do lado de fora, mais o Alex que dormiu na sala, achamos que isto gerou uma sobrecarga de pessoas no local, que é pequeno!
Felipe & Karina.
Nice apartment. Alex is very calm, easy-going and respectful person. he kindly showed around the neighborhood and gave helpful advices. if you want to relax after seeig enough of Rio, it will be a good option. it was great to use the laundry machine, too.
The kitchen was ok, but it could be cleaner.
The house is good but I very highly recommend you visit before book.
I and my husband stayed in this place for a week. The house is small, cozy and comfortable, with a little backyard where it is lovely to have a dinner. The house is located in really quiet part of the city, not far from one of the best beaches in Rio (Recreio beach). We had not a car, and we traveled by bus. From the house to the bus station is about 10 min, and from the bus station to the beach is about 20-30 min by bus.
Benoit was out of town, but Alexandre, the young nice Brazilian guy, answered to all our questions and helped us a lot. Unfortunately we could not spend a lot of time together because he was really busy preparing to the final exam but as we understand it is rather an exception than a rule. Anyway, in general, we are quite satisfied by our trip, and thanks a lot, Benoit and Alex!
A recepção foi ótima, Alexandre sempre disposto a ajudar e indicar lugares e rotas para locomoção. Quarta super aconchegante, adorei a hospedagem.
Well-kept house in a safe neighborhood (if you have a car, you can park it securely inside the gate. Room is comfortable enough; bathroom (with hot shower) is OK but a bit cramped. Kitchen is very well appointed with modern appliances and a nice gas cooktop. The backyard has a little futon and fountain and is a nice place to relax for a bit.
Benoit was very flexible for a last-minute (same-day) booking. Benoit was out of town, but Alex, a culinary arts student, proved a nice host and even cooked us dinner one night (small extra charge).
Although it's not far from a couple of very nice (and more secluded/less busy) beaches, it is a good ways out of Rio--almost an hour without traffic and upwards of two hours with rush-hour traffic. It's also a residential neighborhood (a long-ish walk to basic services and at least a 10-minute drive to grocery/restaurants/etc.). If you're searching AirBNB for Rio de Janeiro and come across this place, just be aware of this. That said, for the great price and nice, safe location, we're happy with our stay.
Alex hosted us with great care, the room was really clean and he was really flexible as we got there really late after getting lost. The place is really quite but we highly recommend you get a car.
Bisou was sweet, gentle, courteous, clean, observant of the space..took personal interest and made a suggestion and took action to help me with my computer set up.
so in actuality//left it better than he found it!..