I rented one of the 2 small bedrooms available in Sandra's flat for 1 month.
I wish I could have canceled my booking and go somewhere else as I didn't feel at ease at some point and strongly had the impression to disturb Sandra.
I went to Sao Paulo for my PhD research and I had to stay at home some days to focus on my work and write some stuffs.
Sandra couldn't get that and kept telling me how it is good to go out and kept asking if I would go out during the day etc...
Other concern, Sandra is obsessed with cleaning and ordering the house. She could come 5 times in a row to my bedroom to tell me to leave this object that way or to not forget to close that or clean this etc...
Without previously asking me, she repositionned my food in the fridge, she did the same with my food in the cupboard, and with the dishwasher...
More disturbing, she removed my wet clothes to put hers closer to the window. One morning she did the same with my toasts as she obviously couldn't wait one minute... No need to say that she wasn't in a particular rush to take a plane or to go to work (she's doesn't work).
Sandra doesn't want to use chemical products to clean the house, and I do respect that, but washing the floor with an old floor cloth and water is not cleaning anything!
Constant advices and recommendations were annoying and tiring.
Internet connection is very slow and most of the time it didn't work in the bedroom. I had to go to the living room.
The flat must have been nice 20 years ago but today everything is old, so are kitchen appliances and utensils.
I would have appreciate if the description mentionned that Sandra smoke.
About a week before leaving I asked to use the washing machine for the first time. First she recommended a dry cleaner in the area, then she argued it wasn't included in the rent. For the equivalent of 2,5 times the Brazilian monthly minimum salary, I would have expect to be able to use the machine at least once in a month...
I also asked to leave 3 days earlier to catch a cheaper connection to Rio and asked if she could refund me those 3 nights I wouldn't use... of course she couldn't as she "already used that money".
Positive part... after explaining how the 15 years old matress was killing my back I was happy she replaced it by a new one.
As a conclusion, I wouldn't recommend that flat to my friends.