Entrance from the street, all hand-tiled by Selarón himself......and what a street! The Selarón Steps –
'Carioca Jewel' – Selarón Steps, Lapa – 2-beds
'Carioca Jewel' – Selarón Steps, Lapa – 2-beds

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds
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2 living-rooms / 2 double-bedrooms / 2 baths in a charming early 20th-century period-house, on 2 floors, with front-garden and wood deck and large back-yard, on the world-famous Selarón Steps.
Your chance to live inside a work of art!
Great location for Gloria, Maracana, Centro, Zona Sul:-
close to metro/buses/tramlines/taxis

The space

Entering through the front garden, with its palms and bougainvillea, will take you into the open-plan ground-floor of the house – with 2 spacious living/dining rooms, plus kitchen, bathroom, service-area and large back-yard, where there are more palm-trees and plants.
Upstairs you will have 2 double-bedrooms and a second bathroom, plus rear balcony with direct access to the back-yard.

Guest access

Guests will have full and exclusive possession of the whole house during their stay. The house has 3 bedrooms but one will be closed and locked.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

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Cleaning Fee $84 NZD
Security Deposit $702 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 1PM

Just common-sense:-
– Treat the house and the neighbours with respect, and pls consider there are young children in the local area.
– Do not leave air-conditioner or fans switched on when not in use or when you go out.
– No overnight guests allowed other than those named in the booking.
– None of the contents of the house are to be removed from the house.
– And, based on experience, no parties unless by prior agreement.


2 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews

Andrey User Profile
February 2017
It was a great stay in the center of Rio. Close to SDU airport, many museums and Circo Voador where we saw a great concert. Close to Santa Teresa. Easy access (about 10 minute walk) to Metro. We felt part of the local culture living right off the Celaron Steps. The house has a fully usable kitchen where we cooked several meals. Simon is a caring and attentive host, always available for any assistance and recommendations on what to see in Rio.

Franck User Profile
April 2017
logement bien situé pour les transports en commun

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Rio de Janeiro, BrazilJoined in March 2014
Simon User ProfileSimon is a superhost.

I've lived in Rio for 25 years. For the first dozen I lived on the Selaron Steps (in the photo) – at the foot of Santa Teresa, on the border with Lapa, where I was a close friend of Selarón himself, and very happy: it's such a fantastic and convenient location.
Now I live a bit further up the hillside – where the view is glorious, the air clean and cool and the city dangles tantalisingly below...
I built my own house there, and also two more next-door! We call this private paradise 'Vila Floreal' – a tropical dream come true.
I adore my city and especially my neighbourhood, Santa Teresa – I recommend you check it out, I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

Languages: English, Español, Français, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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