I'm a musician raised in Rio, renting an excelent double bedroom with a king size bed in my apartment in Ipanema, perfect for 1 or 2 travelers in this incredible location: just 3 blocks from Ipanema beach and one block from Praça General Osório!
**** THE APARTMENT ****
This is a very clean 3 bedroom flat with 2 bathrooms, in a 24-hour doorman building right beside the metro station.
The building is historic, projected in the 1950s by the famous brazilian architect Sergio Bernardes, in the elegant and rationalist style of modernism then dominant in Rio. It stays on a charming and quiet tree-lined street, only one block from Praça General Osorio, famous for the hippie fair on sundays, and for carnival parades such as Banda de Ipanema.
Equiped eat-in kitchen for shared use, with a 4-seater table and washing machine. You will find lovely cafes for breakfast very close by.
The living room, with floor to ceiling windows facing south, is bright, with TV and DVD facilities, and plenty of brazilian music videos and CDs for you to enjoy when I'm not giving classes or working on musical arrangements.
There is a spacious shared bathroom with a great water pressure shower, water temperature control and toilet area. Clean towels are provided for each guest.
**** YOUR BEDROOM ****
You're renting a good-sized double bedroom. It has a comfy king bed with clean linen, well furnished, with a blackout curtain, ceiling fan and air conditioner. It's bright, cosy and fairly quiet, with a nice view over trees and greenery. Wi-Fi (10 mbps) access is provided.
You'll have your own keys to the apartment.
**** NOTES ****
. If you need room for more people, I may have other options available to offer.
. Any questions or special requirements? Please, contact me!
Please send me a message before booking.
Thanks for reading!
Interaction with guests
I speak fluent english an spanish, and a little french. I work variable hours in the living room as music teacher, and I'll do my best to make you feel home!
. Musicians are welcome to have a little jam if they feel in the mood: there are two achoustic guitars and a piano in the house! . We can also arrange some guitar lessons if you want to learn how to play bossa nova or samba :)
Other things to note
**** MUSIC TIPS ****
Interested on brazilian music? Take a 2 block walk to Toca do Vinícius, a famous CD and DVD store dedicated to Vinícius de Moraes, one of the great Bossa Nova songwriters. You'll find a huge vintage selection of Bossa Nova vinyl LPs and CDs, songbooks, books and a small museum on the second floor. There's live music outside on the sidewalk one sunday a month.
Go check Bip Bip, a small storefront bar in Copacabana near Arpoador where well known local musicians drop by for informal jam sessions. By a beer and listen to good quality Bossa Nova, Samba or Choro for free all week long.
. this is a non-smoking and no pets apt
. keep the noise down
. keep toilet, bathroom and kitchen clean after using
. if you stay 3 days or more, you're welcome to wash your laundry
. if something gets broken please let me know
. please don't slam the doors
. i'm not responsible for your lost or damaged personal belongings
. check in and check out times (2PM and 12 AM) can be flexible when there are no other guests (pls ask in advance)
. return room and house keys during checkout
. help me to be eco-friendly, and don't waste eletricity and water if not necessary
. please don't bring friends to the apartment
I'm brazilian, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, a "carioca" from Ipanema.
Friends, music, nature and traveling are on top of my "can't live without it" list.
I work with music, doing a mix of teaching, playing, writing arrangements, coaching singers and actors.
Hosting is a way to travel while staying home, to make new interesting friends, and to give my vision of life a refresh from time to time.
I'm fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and can communicate in French, although still not very fast..