Meditation Spot @ The BalconyThematic Art Balcony
Art&Garden 2 blocks from Leblon Beach!
Art&Garden 2 blocks from Leblon Beach!
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
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The best and most waited events planned for the coming years are in Rio de Janeiro: Carnival and the 2016 Olympics Games. We, from Rio de Janeiro, are exited to welcome every tourist with open arms!

The space

I have a comfortable room for rent in the apartment that I live that can accommodate up to two people. The building has an excellent location, in the heart of Leblon. It’s two blocks away from the best and most prestigious beach in Rio: Leblon. The apartment faces the rear side of the street, thus it is very silent. It’s located next to Antero de Quental square, the most famous in Leblon. The metrô will be read in August 2016. It's a great location with several transportation options right in front of the building to take you to the most beautiful sights of Rio de Janeiro .

By walking 10 minutes you are at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, 15 minutes you arrive at Ipanema or Gávea and in 20 minutes in the historic Botanical Garden. Overall, Leblon is the best neighborhood of Rio, due it’s safety and quietness. You can walk without any problems 24h per day and access everything you want.

I have a varanda with a lot of green plants and a hammock. It is a special place for relaxation and meditation. The living and dining rooms are prepared as an art gallery, with artworks from all over the world.

The room I’m renting has two single beds and was designed with the same artistic concept of an art gallery. It has a TV 29" LCD , 10GB internet with Wi-Fi, ceiling fan and air conditioning.

You are more than welcome to use the kitchen, which is equipped with refrigerator, stove and electric oven. You can also use the washing machine and clothesline for drying your clothes.

The bathroom has whirlpool tub and a great shower, plus a toilet, all shared with the home owner, who is an engineer and former art dealer who currently works with education for sustainability.

The building is quiet, with elevator and four apartments per floor. We have a doorman who also lives on the building.

Besides the short distance to the beach, the apartment is near several natural juices stores, such as Bibi Sucos and Balada Mix. Next to the apartment you can find good coffee shops as Pavelka, Talho Capixaba, Cafeína and many others bars and restaurants as Jobi, Bracarense, Chico & Alaide, Academia da Cachaça, Veloso , Alvaro's, Degrau, Antiquarius and others.

The apartment is located less than 200 meters from Rua Dias Ferreira with its important gastronomic complex, apart from supermarkets ad other commerce. 150m from the center of Conde Bernardote Street, with its important cultural center and entertainment options...

Walking 5 blocks you are in the Lower Leblon and in the opposite direction there are several cinemas and malls, as Shopping Leblon and Rio Design Center.

Near you will also find Bookstores as Livraria Argumento and Livraria da Travessa. Also, many restaurant options with foods from all over the world as Brazilian Food, Japanese Restaurants, Thai , Peruvian, Portuguese, French, Italian...

Leblon ... where the world meets in Rio de Janeiro ...

Whenever I am asked , I can also help by giving several tourist information about bars, restaurants, arts and cultural activities, as well as indication of taxi drivers for a good stay in Rio de Janeiro.

I speak English and understand Spanish, French and Italian. You will share the apartment with a resident (me). It is a no smoking place, without children and pets .

It is not allowed to come home with friends or guests.

Hot tub
Wireless Internet

Extra people $40 CAD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $40 CAD
Security Deposit $201 CAD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM


1 night minimum stay

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Justin User Profile
August 2016
Paulo was a fantastic host during our stay for the Olympics. He helped us buy cheap tickets to events, showed us around Leblon, and even took us for our first ride on the new metro. The apartment has lots of character and Leblon is a fun part of Rio with lots of good restaurants. The location is great. I'd happily stay with Paulo again.

Robert User Profile
August 2016
I stayed at Paulo's place with a friend during the Olympics. His apartment is located in Leblon, which is a very nice neighborhood with easy access to all the famous Rio landmarks. Paulo was very welcoming and it was easy to communicate with him before and during our stay. He provided us with a simple fruit breakfast each morning and even cooked a traditional Brazilian dinner for us one evening. He was also always willing to provide us with tips on where to eat, where to go, or which drinks are the best. Overall we had an amazing time and I would definitely recommend staying with Paulo if you find yourself going to Rio.

Antonio User Profile
February 2016
Paulo dedication to make the guest comfortable change the trip from a tourist trip to personalized experience which turn into an unforgettable Rio experience. In my trip to Rio, I was searching for a journey that can touch my spiritual side and I got to what I ask by deciding to stay in Paulo's apartment. I also thanks for all the details as local advice on the places to go (the new museum) was an excellent choice. Also by showings me into the correct reference, I save money on the excursion to Isle Grande. I think that the sting connection on Paulo on similar topics open the door to future projects that will be for the benefit of people that look into assisting other people. Thanks

Julia User Profile
February 2016
Such a great experience! Being a single, female traveler I felt much safer with the advice that Paulo gave me on where I should go and what I should avoid. Also the artwork in his place is stunning!

Laurent User Profile
February 2016
Paulo is a very warm and welcoming person... Honestly, it was such an easy and light experience staying over at his place... He was very helpful with local leads and very flexible with house rules etc... Liked the inviting energy at his place with all the artifacts... I would stay again with him next time i visit Rio.

Rena User Profile
January 2016
Paulo is a fabulous and welcoming host. We connected instantly and he really made me feel at home. His home is beautiful and unique, it is impossible to take it all in at once.

Ivan User Profile
January 2016
We had a great stay with Paulo! He was very helpful in providing us with information and a genuinely nice and interesting guy as well to talk too. It was great to stay at his beautiful unique apartment which was comfortable and say in the lovely area of leblon. Highly recommended!

Rio, BrazilJoined in December 2013
Paulo User Profile

Engenheiro, ex marchand e que atualmente trabalha com Educação para Sustentabilidade, além de desenvolver atividades artísticas e musicais. Uma das principais paixões é viajar. Tendo conhecido todos os cinco continentes, tenho fascínio por diferentes culturas e faço questão que todos meus hóspedes se sintam em casa.

Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiano, Português

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