Exterior of our house Casa BelezaSwimming pool, for daytime use until 20h00 in the evening.
Santa Teresa Mansion Blue Room
Hosted by Bindu
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2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Enjoy our award-winning Guest House with breakfast included, and your own keys and entrance for privacy, in the heart of Santa Teresa, with tropical gardens and inviting pool.

Our Blue Room has two twin or one queen bed, with luxurious private bathroom and ceiling fan.

Other rooms:





The space

The BLUE ROOM has either two single beds or queen size bed, enormous private bathroom located one step across the hall, ceiling fan, and window over the garden and swimming pool.

Our Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of Santa Teresa, the city’s charming historic district. This 1930’s mansion was the former residence of the governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

It features a swimming pool and 1700 square meters of gardens with small monkeys, butterflies, toucans, fruit trees and many rare flowers and plants of Brazil.

All rooms have private bathrooms, and guests are given their own keys for privacy and independence. There is a library, mini-bar, and tea-making facilities in the communal breakfast room. Check out our other rooms:


Santa Teresa’s cultural life, bars, and restaurants are only a few minutes walking (stumbling!) distance away. Five minutes down the hill takes you to Lapa, the home of Samba and Rio’s best bars, nightclubs and music venues set in the picturesque streets of colonial Rio.

The beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana are a short ride away, as is the Cristo Redentor.

We are very well served by local transport and the famous antique cable car of Santa Teresa.

The owners are a musician and a documentary maker - Antoine has produced several albums of Brazilian music, including Real Brazil - and is a great source about the local music scene. Bindu is currently making 101 Short Films About Rio - and shared her knowledge of Rio as local producer for Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, when the famous chef and his crew were in town.

They are aways around over breakfast to share their best tips to enjoy the Cidade Maravilhosa!

Guest access

The house runs as a Bed and Breakfast, so all rooms have their own private bathroom, and guests have their own keys and private entrance. There is a garden terrace for the guests, and they have access to the swimming pool until 20h00 in the evening.

Interaction with guests

Breakfast and daily maid service is included with the price, and every day we are available to help you settle in, arranging activities, answering questions or just pointing you in the right directions. We have been known to take a caipirinha (or two!) with our guests from time to time!

Other things to note

Please be aware that Casa Beleza is not suitable for those with mobility issues. The house has many stairs, and the local streets have many hills and cobblestones. Thank you for considering this before booking with us.

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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Check in for the rooms is 14h00, and check out is 11h00. We are open only from 8h00 to receive you. You must let us know roughly what time you are arriving so we can arrange to be here, as we do not operate a 24 hour reception.

Smoking is permitted in outside areas only. There are no outside guests allowed at any time. Swimming pool is for daytime use only. Please note that we have two tortoises and a friendly dog on the premises.

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Dog(s) and other pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

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Charlotte User Profile
April 2017
We had a fantastic stay at Bindu's place whilst visiting our son in Rio. We stayed in the Blue Room which was even bigger than it looks in the photo, and very comfortable. The nearby bathroom was excellent. Breakfast was lovely, and a good opportunity to catch up with Bindu and Antoine. They gave us great advice about things to do, especially a good tip about live music locally. Santa Theresa is a fascinating neighbourhood, great for wandering around and really good food and drink. We especially appreciated that our son was able to visit us at Casa Beleza and made to feel so welcome. We would definitely recommend you stay here if you want a special place to stay in Rio. Thank Bindu!

Adrian User Profile
February 2017
Good value in quiet location.

Lea User Profile
January 2017
what a perfect choice! x Unbeatable location, within the beautiful arty district of Santa Teresa x Amazing house!! Spacious nicely decorated rooms, and a garden that mixes with the jungle ... guarantee of a serious waouh effect x Bindu & Antoine are very attentive hosts who took great care of us, with super plans or tours, and always a good word to make sure we were having a great time x The staff is flawless and breakfast delicious x Big up to the pool :) We wholeheartedly recommand this piece of paradise!

Neil User Profile
December 2016
Really great place to stay . Such a lovely welcome they made me feel comfortable and at ease straight away . They have looked after this house so well and you could feel like an ambassador! Two delightful children as well who I managed to teach ' Marco Polo' too . Bindu is full of helpful info on Rio . I hope they will come and stay with us if they visit Devon in the U.K. Neil and Ceri

Ivy User Profile
September 2016
Both Bindu and Antoine made us very welcome and advised on a number of things we could do. There were an array of travel books on Rio De Janeiro so we could also easily plan our day. We especially appreciated Bindu arranging for us to go to a Samba Club with a local who turned out to be very fun and full of information about Rio. The walk down to the village was an easy ten minutes, the walk back uphill took some effort as we are obviously not fit!

Janet User Profile
April 2016
It was such a pleasure to stay in Bindu's house. Santa Teresa is a really nice place to stay in Rio, we tried also Copacabana and just can recommend Bindu's beautiful and safe home. The breakfast was good, the employees were really kind and also Bindu is a really good help, for telling you about the really good places in Rio, when you ask her for! Big thanks also to Annett, with who we made the great hiking tours with! Thank you Bindu, was a good choice to stay in your house, wish you all the best!! Janet & Ali

Chrissy User Profile
April 2016
We had a wonderful stay in Bindu's beautiful house. The neighbourhood is great, and the house/pool/garden is stunning. Before our arrival, Bindu upgraded us to the bungalow which was beautiful with a super shower and large private balcony. Bindu kindly organised a favela tour of Rocinha with Paolo, which was excellent. We would thoroughly recommend doing it! Thank you so much :-) the breakfast was also delicious - fresh fruit, pancakes, and tapioca pancakes were so good.

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilJoined in June 2012
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We are a Brazilian-French-Indian-Canadian-British family who are happy to pass on their favourite tips for enjoying the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Antoine is a musician and a great source of knowledge for the lively Rio music scene. He has produced several Brazilian albums including Real Brazil and now heads up the Afro-Brazilian jazz ensemble Alabe Ketujazz.

Bindu is a documentary maker who was the local producer for Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and is currently making 101 Short Films About Rio.

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