Large TERRACE with view of CHRISTHere is the open KITCHEN...
Top of the world with terrace

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Special Rio experience, in Bohemian appartment with stunning views.
Christ in front of you. Monkeys and toucans in rainforest garden around.
Big terrace! Central ubication: 15 min to center, 15 to metro for beaches!

The space

Big fully equiped kitchen and living space. And a big terrace.
Bedroom with Aircondicioner.
Bathroom with HOT shower.
Everything newly made over. Fully furnished.

Guest access

WiFi, Washing machine, fully equipped kitchen.

Interaction with guests

I will be your neighbor. Living on the same premise. But you have your own private access to your apartment.
6 cats and 2 dogs live in MY house and garden:
They don't enter your house.
But they are very sweet and LOVE people!

Other things to note

The nice wooden floors, windows and door give the appartment a special Brazilian feel.
The colonial tiles on the terrace and in the kitchen add to that feeling.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people $59 CAD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $68 CAD
Weekly Discount: 18%
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House Rules
No parties or events

Be happy.
Don't invite strange people in the house. For your own and my safety.
Don't feed the monkeys. For the same reason.


3 nights minimum stay

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Bruce User Profile
May 2017
Marjon's place was in a great spot in Santa Teresa... it has easy access by bus to Rio downtown as well as Largo de Guimaraes. There are trees all around, with a view of some of the city and of Corcovado. Very comfortable as well as a very cool place (decor, location, veranda, etc). We were very happy!

Hyo Jin User Profile
June 2016
my husband and i had a fantastic stay at marjon's place. we were welcomed with warm hospitality and marjon's property was just beautiful! the view from our balcony was phenominal!! it is an older building, so it shows some age but it was nonetheless charming. her dogs and cats were adorable and very friendly:) the location was perfect. it is in a nice quiet part of santa teresa, yet very close, ~15min bus ride to bustling part of the city or the metro. bus stop is just steps from the house and there also are lots of taxi that drive by here so hailing down a cab is easy. (or you can download an app to call a taxi) we absolutely loved our stay here and highly recommend it.

Craig User Profile
January 2016
I am not sure where to begin. Out of 6 air bnb stays at different places and countries Marjon's is by far the best we have had to date. Likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. Starting with outstanding directions both in English and Portuguese for taxi driver to her welcome with a beer and a sit down to show area attractions and how the best way to get to them. Bus numbers etc. To setting up a taxi app to order taxi. Always around to answer questions or share some coffee when we ran out. Simply a very lovely and knowledgeable lady. The flat we had was even much better than we could have imagined. From the spacious kitchen living dining space to the terrace looking up to Christ the Redeemer. We thought when we booked it was kind of remote location but thought last stop on 3 week trip including Amazon so why not. Well it is remote in feel only. Surrounded by Jungle and secluded with Monkeys coming out in mornings to play on top of the trees. Amazing. But it really isn't remote. Regular bus stops out front. All you have to do is wave it down and it stops and Marjon will help you with Bus numbers depending on where you want to go or taxis regular go by or order one on her app. About a 20 minute bus ride to centre of city. Subway is good as well. 7 minute bus ride to small town Largo do Guimaraes which has wonderful cafe's and shops and also has a reasonable grocery store. I am writing this from our terrace before we leave tomorrow and all I can say is I don't want to leave. When we come back we will consider nowhere else to stay in Rio. Thanks Marjon for some wonderful memories. Craig and Diane. Toronto. Canada.

Kristi And Dale User Profile
January 2016
We loved staying with Marjon during our first trip to Rio! Her home is in a green area up the hills of Santa Teresa, away from the busy parts of Rio. It was totally worth the time and effort to take bus, taxi or metro to have peace, quiet and a gorgeous nature view each time we returned. Marjon was a wonderful host and helped make sure we had all the info we needed for a lovely stay. We really enjoyed her recommendations for restaurants, walks, etc. She kindly kept our bags for us on the day we were leaving so we could come back and shower and get ready before we headed for the airport for our late night flight, which made our last day in Rio much more pleasant. We hope to visit Marjon again!
Marjon User Profile
Response from Marjon:
You are wonderfull. Always welcome back!
January 2016

Amy User Profile
September 2017
We had a wonderful stay in this gorgeous hideaway in the jungle! We hardly wanted to leave to explore each day because the home is relaxing, comfortable with the most stunning views. Easy to get a taxi, bus or Uber to restaurants, shopping, bars and touring locations. We loved having our own "Rio pets" with the cats and dogs who came to say hello. Marjon was available anytime we needed and gave great recommendations for places to check out. We will definitely return, bringing friends to rent the other beautiful unit that Marjon has on the same property. Highly recommended!
Marjon User Profile
Response from Marjon:
Always welcome!
September 2017

Joanna User Profile
August 2017
Marjon's place was fabulous! The view from oyr balcony was on The Jesus Christ Redemptor statue. Really, we were on the top of the world. Since I missed my dog, having Marjons dogs, cats & wild monkeys was very comforting. We loved Santa Teresa vibe & whenever we wanted to go to different parts of Rio we would take Uber. We had a fantastic stay & Marjon was a very warm & welcoming host.

Hans-O. User Profile
April 2017
A good place to stay in Rio, far from the typical touristic life, but easy to get it. The extremely close view at Corcovado and a Favela at the other side of the valley is unique. the daily short trip by bus to downtown let you feel like domestics. an unforgetable adventure! Thank you, Marjon!!!

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Rio, BrazilJoined in November 2013
Marjon User Profile

Passionate journalist since 37 years. Born in Amsterdam, I lived in different parts of the world. Ten years in Italy, Bosnia (yes during the war), and Mexico.
Since 15 years in the bohemian Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Although I travel all over Latin America, this magical place is forever my home.
I just finished building this guest house at the top of my garden. A dream I had for years: to create a tasteful and cosy house, so other people can savour the place I love most in the world.
If you want I can be a source of tips for alternative places to visit and hang out, including favelas. Places I deeply love, and often frequent.
Ah yes: I have two (very sweet) dogs and a bunch of cats. (They don't come in your house. No worry.)
This year I will be at home a lot because of the World Cup, and a book I have to finish writing.
That's me, for now.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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