I am Renata, 36 years old, living by myself
i work as a beauty therapist
We had a great experience staying here with Renata for the five days of our NYE trip to Rio. She is a really nice woman and makes a big effort to be a good host. Before we arrived she was responsive to my emails about setting up an arrival time and any questions.
Her apartment is quite a way up the Santa Theresa hill but it is only a block from the two bus-lines that go from Lapa to the top of the hill. The apartment has a great view of Santa Theresa and the centro/Lapa. It is about ten minutes walk from the main restaurant area of Santa Theresa, which is also on the same bus-line. The apartment is basically furnished but very comfortable, with a large bedroom with space for up to four people (queen bed and a bunkbed) and a hammock positioned to take advantage of the great view.
Renata provided us with a nice typical Brazilian breakfast of fruit like mango, papaya, melon, bananas, etc along with toast, cheese, jam, and really really good coffee. The apartment has wireless internet which is a little slow for things like (website hidden)ing but works just fine for web browsing.
Renata is a very nice person and very "bright." She is super fun and very professional. Do not hesitate in staying at Renata´s home because it is comfortable, bright and clean. I'm sure you will like to live with her.