British and Brazilian Male couple ....we are married gay couple of 17 years...we love to meet new people and look forward to welcoming you to our home..
Great place and great hosts. The place is just as described, which is awesome. Good breakfast, cool and safe neighborhood. It is a bit far from the tourist spots (about 1.5 hour by bus to Ipanema and Copa, and a little further to Christo Redentor). The bus runs very irregularly (one time we waited over an hour). But it's really cheap. (About US$1 to any destination). Taxis to these places take about 45 minutes and cost between US $25-40. Also, few people speak English near here, so make sure you at least print some helpful phrases if you are not fluent in Portuguese. So if you have time, are going to the places described in the listing, or want a more local experience, you can't bear this place (particularly at the rate offered).
I just had a wonderful weekend with Stuart and Mauricio at their beautiful house. It exceeded any expectation, as I just wanted to have a quiet weekend. My hosts included me in their plans for their weekend and thus ended up going twice to the beach, tasted wonderful meals in local restaurants, etc. The house is stunning, quiet and just gorgeous, breakfast is perfect, the two dogs are really cute, and I just felt at home all the time. Stuart and Mauricio are committed to their guests' comfort. I met with two other guests who have been visiting regularly for the last few months and who claim they wouldn't go anywhere else, as they feel so at home. My special farewell treat was to watch the hummingbirds and a little monkey having their own breakfast in the garden as I sipped my coffee. Loved every minute of it!
Stuart and Mauricio are the nicest hosts that we ever had, the room was very good, spacious, clean, very well lighted with fan and air conditioner. The breakfast is amazing, the area is secure and with close places to have something to eat.
The only thing that we didn't like very much is the location because we spent a lot of time going back and forth to Rio downtown and main attractions. If you have plenty of days then these wouldn't be a problem.
Response from Stuart & Mauricio:
Wow.guys...thank you for the great review....we really appreciate it...
I hope you had a great week in Salvador!!
Are you back in Mexico now?
A really lovely house in the suburbs of Rio, with a direct bus connection to the center of Rio (Leblan, Ipanima, Copacabana or the metro). Stuart and Mauricio are warm and hospitable hosts, with a good sense of service. The room was spacious, clean, very comfortable, and had a lovely design. Good bed, airco that meets everyones comfort level, and a private bathroom complete a five star experience.
Privacy is guaranteed if you desire it, and the homy atmosphere can accomodate your need for human interaction with the host or other guests whenever you want.
We recommend Casa Verge 100% to everyone who seeks a comfortable place for a very affordable rate.
Response from Stuart & Mauricio:
Wow.guys...thank you for being our first airbnb guests, and for leaving such a great comments....we enjoyed having you here....we hope the rest of your trip is successful
We have only positive things we can say about Casa Verde. The location of the house is in the middle of the green and among the mountains, and you are only a 20 minutes of lakes and stunning beaches of Rio. The rooms are perfect - new, clean, safe, organized, well decorated, impecable, with everything you need - including an excellent wi-fi signal. Stuart is always at the house and he is available to help you with information, some help and open to share his time with you. The breakfast is another chapter. Maurício loves to cook and you can´t wait to sleep and wake-up and have a wonderful brazilian coffe. What are you waiting to go there?
Stuart & Maurício are just very nice and reliable friends and hosts. I'm sure that whoever chooses to stay with them will be very lucky. Besides having a beautiful home, their hospitality is something out of this world.