Visit create.airbnb.com »
Thanks for taking the time to report this user.
Your participation helps keep Airbnb a safe and trusted
community, and it doesn't go unnoticed!
I am a British travel writer living in Rio de Janeiro with my Brazilian partner, our beautiful daughter Sofia and our lovely dog Clara
Lucy has completed online and offline ID verification.
Learn more »
I have had the best time in Lucy's apartment in rio... It was very functional, clean, pretty well located and beautiful! I would advice anyone to go there! We had problems with the keys and gas but thanks to William we found a way to sort everything out! We even stayed loner than planned! The cosy terasse hold amazing moments I will hardly forget...! Lucy, William and carol have been great host I d recommend anyone who want to spend nice chilled out holiday in a beautiful area centrally located!!! Thanks guys... You rocked!!!
Lucy's apartament is really beautiful and good located (right next to bus stop in Santa).
The place was a little messy (one wet towel, some dirty dishes) but nothing much of a problem.
Lucy was away at England and her friend will was helpful during our staying.
The dog Clara is wonderful and the place has a great calming view to the nature.
Overall it was a good experience, in spite of the let-downs.
l'appartement est grand et agréable; Lucy très sympathique et disponible. Notre séjour à Rio était parfait.
Thanks Lucy and Ademar.
My stay was very pleasant, the place was very cool. I would recommend anytime.
We stayed in Lucy's apartment for a few days during the final part of the World Cup. The apartment is spacious, with a great terrace, and was clean. Lucy was very helpful and great about responding promptly to any questions we had. The wi-fi went down but Lucy resolved it very quickly.
Santa Teresa is a great neighborhood. Apartment is well-located and well-equipped.
Clara is a very friendly and nice dog.
There is a bus stop near the apartment and the tramways. But unfortunately the tram was not running because of "winter" repair.
Four of us stayed here for three weeks during the World Cup. The host Lucy is very knowledgeable and helpful with lots of good advice. The neighbourhood, Santa Teresa is a wonderful area with good bus service, good shops nearby, fascinating buildings, friendly people and an interesting history. The apartment is a good size but wasn't as bright and clean as the website photos appear and the couches are not as shown. The Internet wifi went down but Lucy resolved it within a day. The dog Clara is a darling. She is very good company, good fun and is very easy to care for. The deck out back over the jungle is great and having the monkeys eat from your hand is a thrill. The apartment is very good value for a city with very expensive hotels. Get into the bohemian spirit of Santa Teresa and you will really enjoy your stay. Thank you very much, Lucy.
Thanks for looking after Clara! I will take up your issues about sweeping with the cleaner. Clara had been having daily medicinal baths - but as soon as she runs outside she needs another one!
We loved this apartment in tranquil area of Santa Teresa. The garden , the terrace and the animal life with monkeys in the trees and their lovely house dog Clara made the visit excellent. They bought food for us and left some things to eat, and were very helpful and quick in responses. Santa Teresa was only difficult to live in for one reason: transportation, specially during carnival, but outside that period it´s a perfect spot in the very urban and hectic city of Rio Janeiro to relax in, quite a village atmosphere really. I can highly recommend the place! We miss you Clara many hugs Jens and Dani
Glad you enjoyed the stay! Transport now back to normal after carnival and will be even better when the tram is running again. Thanks for looking after Clara!
Une merveilleuse expérience! L'appartement est conforme à la description. Je me suis senti chez-moi pendant ce mois! Clara (le chien) était de bonne compagnie, facile à vivre et très protectrice! Le quartier de Santa Teresa est tout simplement magnifique et le transport en commun y est très présent. De par sa situation, le logement est calme et frais. Un bonheur d'y revenir après des journées, ou des soirées bien remplies! Je conseille définitivement cet appartement!
P.S. Pas de problème d'insectes!
A wonderful experience! The apartment is in conformity with the description. I felt home during this month! Clara (the dog) was good company, easy going and very protective! The neighborhood of Santa Teresa is just beautiful and buses are very present. Due to its location, the property is quiet and cool. A pleasure to return there after busy days, or busy evenings! I definitely recommend this apartment!
P.S. No bugs problems for me!
I am glad you enjoyed your stay - thanks for taking such good care of Clara!
Très bon séjour, appartement conforme aux attentes. Un vrai plus pour la terrasse en pleine nature !
The apartment was as described. We had no problems with anything and Lucy and her partner were very prompt to reply the few times we contacted them.
Would definitely rent from Lucy again, we had a great month while living in their home.
A experiência de tener a Lucy y a Sophia conosco foi deliciosa. A Lucy é excelente mãe e excelente hóspede. Ela manteve o seu quarto arrumado e limpo e além disso, respeitou as regras da casa, além de ser muito gentil! Recomendamos Lucy para qualquer bom anfitrião!
Lucy was just great, very accommodating, super nice to interact with. I highly recommend her to all.
Lucy's apartment in Santa Teresa is seriously one of my favourite apartments in Rio! The location is amazing, being surrounded by forest, nature and wildlife while at the same time being right in the middle of bohemian Santa Teresa with loads of cool cafes, bars and shops nearby. It's also really easy to get to and from the apartment either by public transport or moto-taxi (I love getting the moto-taxis, they're really fun as well as cheap and convenient)
Once you're inside the apartment, you instantly feel at home. It's so relaxing sitting on the balcony with a drink surrounded by forest and birds, it reminds me of being in Rio's botanical gardens. A really cool and refreshing place to sit on a warm Rio afternoon.
The apartment has everything you'd ever want and need for a really comfortable stay. I couldn't recommend it more. And if there's anything at all you want to know about Rio, who better to ask than a Brazil guide book writer! Lucy's a wealth of knowledge on everything. She'll tell you where all the new hot-spots are to eat, drink and hang out in Rio. And you'll find that most of these places happen to be a really short distance from her apartment.
There's no better city than Rio, and no better place to stay in Rio than Lucy's apartment!
I've known Lucy since approximately 1984 when we were small children in a little village near Manchester. I stayed with Lucy and her family in December 2011 - I had a great time sightseeing, walking around the local area with Lucy and Sofia, eating out locally and having drinks in the evening on the balcony. Lucy is a really conscientious and thoughtful host, and very organised - she deals calmly with the challenges of daily life and is the kind of landlady I would want. Even as a non-dog person, I would say that Clara the dog was very cute, and she did as she was told when she was used to me being around. The apartment itself is spacious and convenient and at the same time feels quite secluded and private, even though it's only a short walk from the fantastic bohemian bars and restaurants in Santa Teresa.
I know Lucy and Ademar from spending time living and working in Rio. We've known each other for over 3 years now. I stayed at Lucy's apartment in Santa Teresa for a few months. Lucy is extremely laid back, reasonable and accommodating. Her apartment is lovely and spacious, with a back porch veranda that's hidden by surrounding trees and perfect for hanging out, ample space to cook amazing meals in the kitchen, and a great place to handwash and dry your clothes. I'm not a dog person and I fell in complete love with her dog, Clara. You will too! She lives mostly outside and can be as low maintenance as you want her to be. Santa Teresa is an amazing place. It's community-oriented, so in the off chance there are any issues at the apartment, her neighbors and even her friends are around to help. Lucy's apartment is also safe, it's protected by 4 different gates/doors that you can keep locked. Lastly, it's convenient to many types of transport- the bus and the bonde go right by her front door, and there is a mototaxi and car taxi station right around the corner. I can't recommend Lucy highly enough, you'll have a great time there whether your goal is to relax or to party in Rio!