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Birds eye view of patio and pool
Guest house in luxurious garden bikes included
Guest house in luxurious garden bikes included
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Perfect if you are in Rio for work and need to be in a central location and have a wonderful place to relax; Perfect if you are a writer or artist and wants an inspiring place to work; perfect for the tourist who wants to experience the bohemian Rio.

The space

Have you ever thought you could enjoy a pristine setting right in the middle of Rio? Staying here you will be close to all main tourist attractions ( The Christ is right around the corner) and yet you can enjoy peace, quiet and a beautiful pool if that is your choice. This is a one bedroom house with a rooftop that can host up to three people. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to make a meal, including a laundry machine. You can also make your barbecue by the pool.This is a very safe neighborhood and the house has a security system.

Guest access

The garden, orchard, pool and terrace.

Interaction with guests

I live in the pink house that you see in the pictures, and I rent the guest house ( the darker pink or "beetroot" house).
The guest house has a separate entrance and you will have your space and privacy.
There is cleaning two times a week if you choose a longer stay.
The pool is a common area, but in case I am here ( since I travel a lot), I leave the pool entirely for my guest.
I love meeting my guests and helping them to navigate in this fascinating city. However, if you want privacy and solitude, your wish will be granted. Just let me know what you are looking forward in your stay.

Other things to note

This house is for dog lovers! Because my dog is a "people's person" and he will try to make friends with you. He is a sweet and loving animal and loves children.

Pets allowed
Wireless Internet
Suitable for events

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is flexible
Security deposit is $239

Be respectful with neighbors
You can smoke, but only outside the house ( Dont worry, there is plenty of outdoor space here)
Pets allowed

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The house is built on a mountain so there are stairs to arrive at the guest house
Pet(s) live on property - One super friendly dog


35 Reviews

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Anne User Profile
November 2017
Original home full of character and style Marcela super kind coffee and tropical fruit for us. Walking distance to corcodova railway up to Redeemer did food walking tour with Giovanna around Santa Teresa loved that too. Definitely recommend to anyone wanting a unique experience in this remarkable city.

Elaine User Profile
September 2017
We are really pleased we chose to stay with Marcela for the second part of our Honeymoon. We stayed with her for 6 days and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Marcela made us very welcome, with many helpful suggestions of things to do and see and useful tips for avoiding the pitfalls of some parts of Rio which might otherwise trip up the unwary tourist. The accommodation itself was absolutely beautiful, very comfortable including air conditioning in the bedroom!) and totally self -contained with everything we could want. The apartment itself was set in beautiful gardens (Marcela is an avid collector of (URL HIDDEN) such, there was plenty of wildlife & birdlife attracted to the garden which included seeing a toucan and the ‘piece de resistance’ of course was the lovely swimming pool which we made full use of. We would have no hesitation in returning to stay again, or in recommending it to others. Thank you Marcela, we will be back! . Elaine and Mac xx

Edward User Profile
September 2017
My good luck with Airbnb's was surpassed with Marcel's beautiful and lovely space in the Santa Teresa neighborhood of Rio. Marcela is a great host in this fantastic little hideaway, a great place to come back to at the end of the day...or a great place to hang out during the day to write or read or rest. One can't do much better than this.

Pieter User Profile
August 2017
Marcella's house in Cosmo Velho is an oase in the middle of Rio. A small tropical paradise with alle the comfort you want. Marcella is a great host and is helpfull with everything she can. We loved to stay in Marcella's guesthouse and can recommend it to everyone. Ina, Sasha and Pieter

Cindy User Profile
May 2017
Marcella is a gracious host. The garden/pool area was beautiful. The weather was cool for Rio standards so a little warmer shower would have been appreciated. In warmer weather it would have been no problem.
Marcela User Profile
Response from Marcela:
Cindy, it was truly a pleasure to have you and your family here! I will definitely take care of the shower situation! Enjoy the rest of your trip!
May 2017

Thomas User Profile
April 2017
This place was better than we could have hoped for even after seeing the beautiful photos. Marcela wasn't actually there to greet us, but she had sent her friends to welcome us who were extremely friendly and helpful. The flat has everything you would need - kitchen, double bedroom with air con, fans and also a small lounging area at the front. The flat is right next door to Marcela's beautiful house but still feels secluded and we definitely had our privacy. Just round the corner is the amazing pool and garden area, with plenty of space for sunbathing if you wish. All in all a wonderful little paradise in Rio within easy access of the main attractions of the city. Thank you Marcela!
Marcela User Profile
Response from Marcela:
Tom and Olivia, it was such a pleasure to host you and meet you!
April 2017

Mary User Profile
March 2017
Great paradise in the middle of Rio. Quiet street but close to the excitement of Rio. Very comfortable accomadations. Great bed and strong fans. Loved the swimming pool too. Had a great stay!

Rio, BrazilJoined in March 2014
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Sou uma mineira morando no Rio, artista plástica e viajante...

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