Rua Taylor with the apartment's building between the trees.Street Entrance
Quiet Apartment in Sta. Teresa/Lapa
Quiet Apartment in Sta. Teresa/Lapa
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Temporary rent in the lower part of Santa Teresa, next to Glória and Lapa, the Bohemian district of Rio, with downtown only a few minutes away as well as the nearby Flamengo Beach and the subway that brings you to Copacabana within 15 minutes.

The space

In spite of its central location, the newly refurbished apartment is very calm, bright and with a lot of green and nature in front of its windows. It consists of a living-room with cable TV and internet access (Wi-Fi), a bedroom for up to 4 persons, a fully functional kitchen with a service area that also serves as breakfast or social area, and a bathroom. The building provides a 24/7 doorman service, and the porters are all very kind and helpful.

It is a perfect place for a single, a couple or a family with kids, or for up to 4 friends. Note that the beds are all in one room, so it might not suit two couples (or any combination of a couple with other individuals), unless they are very close friends.

Interaction with guests

We live next to the apartment's building, and our working facility in Lapa is only 5 minutes away, so we can assist and support our guests easily and fast, if necessary.

Wireless Internet

Extra people $32 CAD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $64 CAD
Security Deposit $1526 CAD
Weekly Discount: 12%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

The Obvious:

- You will be welcomed in a clean apartment, everything prepared for you to have a pleasant stay, so we expect that you will leave it preferably in the same conditions. If there are any troubles, please contact us as soon as possible, so we can sort things out, if necessary.
- When you are going out, please ALWAYS close all windows (at least to a small gap), switch off the TV and all lights.
- No drugs at all please! Not only would you put yourself at risk, but also our reputation and legal status. If there are complaints or legal troubles caused by the use of drugs in our apartment, you'd have to leave immediately without any refund.
- No prostitutes. Prostitution is officially prohibited by law and could cause serious troubles not only for you but for us as well.
- No hosting of other people other than the official guests. We don't prohibit visits from other people, for instance for lunch, but as long as they are not good personal friends of yours, be aware, who these people are, and if you got to know them somewhere in the streets or at a bar or restaurant, and therefore don't know much or anything about them, we strongly advise you to NOT let them in!
- As the apartment is located in a residential building, you have to follow the official rules like no loud noise or music after 10pm, and appropriate clothing at common places like staircase, elevator and entrance hall.

Some more:

- At check-in, you'll receive one key for the apartment, please do not insist to get more. The receiver of the key will sign a paper that he or she will be responsible. In case of lost, the guest has to bear the costs for a locksmith and repair.
- It is officially prohibited for tourists to work in Brazil. That said, we do not care what you'll do during your stay, as long as it doesn't affect the aforementioned rules. But in no way are you allowed to use the apartment as your official business address here in Brazil.
- Concerning refunds: if you find that our offer didn't meet your expectations or needs, we are open to discussion, if reasonable. But we will not offer any refunds for inconveniences caused by external circumstances like power failure caused by heavy thunderstorm, or a dead internet connection due to service operations or malfunctions by the provider that we can not influence. In any case, we would prefer a dialogue to find a solution for any defect that could mess up your stay in our apartment.


1 night minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Don User Profile
March 2017
Wonderful apartment in a low cost neighborhood close to Centro and the night life and attractions of Lapa. Great hosts! They could not be more welcoming ! Excellent, affordable apartment !

Philippe User Profile
March 2017
This Flat is very well located, with many restaurants and bars around. The subway is near so it's very easy and fast to go to Ipanema or Copacabana or visit the Rio's wonders. The district of Lapa is very lively but the apartment remains peaceful, slighty behind the mains streets. It's a very good price quality apartment and was a pleasure to spend 12 days in this Flat. Merci Michael, ce furent des vacances merveilleuses.

Hannah User Profile
February 2016
Its hard to put in words the amount of joy and excitement I received every morning, waking early to catch the sunrise and listening to the sounds of a neighborhood slowly coming to life after a night's rest. Michael and Penha's apartment offers everything one seeks in Rio which made our stay during Carnival all the more authentic. The rooms are spacious and offer great views of the surrounding area and neighborhoods and is situated around many local areas of interest. Though the hustle and bustle of Lapa is just a walk down the street, our apartment remained peaceful. The perfect antidote to your mundane M-F work schedule! Michael and Penha extended every bit of hospitality and grace. Communicating with them was easy enough and any questions we had concerning the area/culture were answered. They're very sincere people and we are very lucky to have met them and hope to visit them again.

Ramona User Profile
August 2015
The condo was a great respite in a very busy Latin American city. Close to the Gloria Metro, it is only one stop away from Lapa and 20 minutes to Copacabana. The condo is spacious, with a very nice kitchen suitable for cooking to entertain. It has exactly what you need to feel at home - beautiful light, excellent internet, large rooms, a gorgeous breakfast nook with washer, and warm neighbors throughout the building. A bonus is the wonderful rooster that wakes you in the morning, making you feel like you are not in the middle of the city. Michael and Penha are two of the most gracious and endearing people that I have met in a long while and I enjoyed being with them. They go out of their way to make sure you have what you need. They also live next door, which makes it so convenient to ask questions and engage with them. They were fantastic with me as I learned Portuguese and helped me with pronunciation and correct structure - I loved it! Couldn't have asked for better hosts.

Gandhi User Profile
July 2014
We had a wonderful stay with Michael and Penha. The apartment was very spacious for two people and it had all the usual amenities. It is close a train station and to the clubs and bars stretch in Lapa. It is in a quiet neighbourhood, quite unlike the touristy stretch in Copacabana. We got to see and live in the real Rio de Janeiro and Michael and Penha made our stay all the more better by introducing us to their friends over drinks and sharing their experiences of the city with us. All in all the apartment was very comfortable, in a historic neighbourhood, and close to transport and other amenities. I would recommend the apartment, particularly for couples.

Cecilia User Profile
July 2014
Michael and his lovely wife Penha were great host. The price is reasonable and honest during the World Cup perior. Great communication in setting up and a supper clean,very confortable apartment in a safe and quiet neighborhood. The apartment looks great in the pictures, and it turned out to be even nicer. Close to everywhere and easy to explore the city. I will definitely stay again and highly recommended !

Beli User Profile
July 2014
The apartment is nice and well situated near the subway. Close to supermarkets, local bars and all beaches. We had a great time.

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Michael User Profile

I am a composer, music producer and audio editor for film, TV and media, operating on an international level from my own production company in Rio de Janeiro that I run together with my wife Penha Maria. I've studied classical guitar, music theory, composition and instrumental education at the University for Music and Performing Art in Vienna, Austria, where I was born and started my career as composer and musician.

For about ten years I live in Rio de Janeiro. As my wife is 100% Carioca, you can be assured that we can provide our guests with valuable local information and tips. Also, we live next to the apartment's building, and our working facility in Lapa is only 5 minutes away, so we can assist and support our guests easily and fast, if necessary.

It will be a pleasure for us to welcome you as our guest(s)!

Languages: Deutsch, English, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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