Our charming and spacious apartment is located in the wonderfully bohemian Santa Teresa, a favorite neighborhood for foreigners and locals alike containing some of the most picturesque scenery of Rio de Janeiro. With its amazing views and fresh climate, Santa Teresa sits high on a hill between the southern areas and the city center and provides easy access to the most interesting sights of Rio: Lapa , Flamengo , Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches , the Christ the Redeemer statue and Tijuca Forest.
Our home is located in a region filled with historic mansions, charming squares, cultural venues, artists ateliers, a small Cinema, the best Acai (a local fruit delicacy) in Rio, small shops filled with local handicrafts and a number of traditional lively bars and restaurants famous amongst the locals and those that visit.
Our two floor apartment is located on a quiet residential street. The entrance is on the ground floor and the apartment has been newly renovated in a rustic style. You will find all the facilities you need to fully enjoy your home away from home. The apartment has a bright, airy and private environment which looks out onto a beautiful and typically characteristic view of Rio: the forest; the Christ the Redeemer Statue; old colonial style houses; and in the distance a peaceful community.
The ground floor consists of a spacious living / dining room. It has large windows which showcase an old, majestic tree offering a beautiful play of light and color through its abundant foliage. This tree is often frequented by Tamarin monkey’s.
In the living room there is a sofa that transforms into two single beds and a large dining table. The dining area joins onto an open plan fully equipped kitchen with a new stove, fridge and everything else you need to prepare some great cuisine. This floor also has its own bathroom complete with a washing machine.
On the upper floor there is a large open plan loft. This is our super cozy master bedroom with a comfortable double bed from which you can look out over the scenic view across the valley. In the corner of this floor there is a wonderful internal garden, perfect for relaxing in the fresh air whilst staying in the privacy of the home. Next to the garden you will find a desk perfect for working. At the other end of the bedroom a door leads to a small office with double doors opening out onto a delightful sunny balcony. During carnival the "bloco's" (local bands) pass right in front of the balcony. You can enjoy them drinking a cool drink from the comfort and privacy of the balcony, or head downstairs and out the door straight into the fun!! This floor also has a bathroom with a shower and we just had a brand new air conditioner installed to keep you super cool when you need it. There is also a silent fan on the ground floor should you need it.
There is a bus stop right outside the house to take you to Gloria or straight downtown (Lago Carioca where there are many buses and a subway to other areas of the city).
If you prefer the fresh air there are some great things you can do within walking distance:
- 20 minutes walk to the main carnival parades are held (in the Sambadromo).
- 15 minutes walk to Lapa (one of Rio’s main places for going out filled with bars and restaurants).
- 20 minutes walk to Gloria (also with a subway and easy connections to all over the city).
We would love to welcome you in our home, do let us know if your have any questions.