Charming 2BD in front of University
Hosted by Ricardo
Ricardo is the host.
5 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Beautiful apartment, new building, fully furnished and decorated. In the top floor (18th), with a wonderful view, right in front of the Catholic University (PUC-RS).

2 queen size beds + 1 Sofa. Fits at most 5 people, 4 comfortably.

The space

The building is new, was constructed 3 years ago. The apartment is beautifully decorated, it has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There are 2 queen size beds, plus 1 large sofa which can be used as bed. Additional mattress can be provided upon request.

** Please note of the additional fee (30usd) when exceeding 4 guests.

Guest access

Air Conditioning, 2 TVs, 2 Bathrooms, Wardrobes, Closets, Hammock (on the balcony), full kitchen (microwave/stove/fridge/pans/dishes/etc), washer, mirrors, table, shelves, blankets, sheets and towels.

Barbecue area inside the apartment, shared pool, gym and playroom within the building.

Interaction with guests

I can be a guide around town on my hours off-work. (8pm-11pm). I will make the present guide service available once a week for 3 hours (can be extended, depending on occasion). I can also be reached by phone with no restrictions as to hours. (please use common sense and avoid calling after 11pm unless it is an emergency)


Amenities
Free parking on premises
Elevator
Internet
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people $24 CAD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $57 CAD
Security Deposit $159 CAD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch, 1 floor mattress, 1 hammock

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 4PM

- Guests staying longer than 3 nights are required to take out garbage to the collectors in the first floor regularly
- Note of building rules, there should be little or no noise after 10pm
- Note of pool hours, 8am to 8pm. Pool is not available on Mondays (Maintenance). Drinking alcoholic beverages and putting music on is not allowed on the pool area.
- Any damage to furniture, appliances or walls will be charged. (sign in inventory at checkin)
- No pets are allowed
- Smoking is not allowed inside inside the apartment


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
4 nights minimum stay

20 Reviews

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Romina User Profile
March 2015
Although I didn't personally meet Ricardo, we kept in touch through (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). He left a couple treats on the table to welcome us which was much needed since we arrived late at night. The apartment was immaculate and the view was stunning. The weather was hot and the fan was not working but the breeze helped out a lot. The location was central and right next to the University. The building is very new and despite its university tenants, the weekend was not noisy at all. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would return.

Raoul-Darius User Profile
August 2017
The host canceled this reservation 26 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Trevor User Profile
March 2016
He bought some groceries for our arrival. The neighborhood was not exactly where we wanted to be because there was not as much to do near the campus, but it was the closest you could get to the campus. If you are looking for the easiest commute to PUCRS you won't find closer, just cross the street. It was nice being on the top (18th floor) because the view was beautiful especially at sunset, and there were not any bugs to deal with. We needed to take taxis back from the grocery stores nearby to bring our groceries, but if you have a car they are not far. The pool was nice, even though we did get called out for drinking a beer each and having a music speaker. There is a soccer court and workout room for people looking to be active. In the summer, the pool is great to have because it gets so hot. Did not have a ton of pots and pans for long term meal preparations, but did have a washer and strong fans to dry clothes with. The beds could be improved on, and the vacuum is kinda small, but there is hot water in the showers and a nice tv in the bedroom. The tv in the living room is pretty ancient. Overall, it might be a better fit for somebody else, but we made it work and enjoyed some aspects. Ricardo was very easy to communicate with and prompt to respond.
Ricardo User Profile
Response from Ricardo:
Thank you for your feedback Trevor, this exactly the type of inputs I need so that I can improve my space, which I am committed to continue improving. I had never received feedback about the items you mentioned, but I will definitively provide a better vacuum, upgrade the living room TV, replace beds if needed and also provide another set of pots and pans for long term staying folks. These are the things I can work to improve and I will definitively have them ready for the next guest. In regards of taking a cab to pickup groceries, did you find Carrefour which is only 3 blocks away? I will make sure this is in the welcome letter next time, because I never had any complains about distance to pickup groceries considering its only a 3 block walk. Drinking alcohol around the pool area and putting music on is against the building policies and this is pretty much a standard practice around most condominiums here, there is nothing I can do about this other than making it very clear on the welcome letter-- I will make sure this gets added. If there is anything else I can do, please let me know and I will be happy to improve my space. Again, thanks for your feedback!
March 2016

Sebastien User Profile
October 2015
Ricardo apartment was tidy and very well located in front of the University and hospital. Great amenity and views. We enjoyed the indoor bbq and parking spot. Easy communication and check in and out. I highly recommend the place.

Bob User Profile
June 2015
We spent a week at Ricardo's apartment, which is on the top floor of an 18 storey apartment block, located in a secure area about 25 minutes by bus from the city centre. It is next door to the PUCRS (university) and is very well serviced by public transport. Ricardo made us feel very welcome and assisted us with information regarding public transport and location about supermarkets, the city market and good restaurants to eat at which were located near the apartment. The description of the apartment was accurate but he did leave out information regarding some of the facilities within the building; swimming pool, pool tables, self-contained BBQ area as well as a small enclosed football pitch.

Harry User Profile
May 2015
Brilliant apartment as a base for visiting Porto Alegre! Very convenient location (next to PUC and nearby the main transport links) and also very safe & secure. Great views, too! Ricardo is a great host and all-round good guy! He has great local knowledge (Porto Alegre is his hometown so he has a lot of great tips about the city...!) - and he speaks perfect English - it was very easy to organise everything with him. Especially if you are visiting PUC / Tecnopuc it is absolutely the best choice! The location is directly across the street so it couldn't be better! I would definitely stay here again on future visits to Porto Alegre. Big thanks to Ricardo!

Lucas User Profile
January 2015
Ricardo took care of all the minor issues that we had, always with a solution. Great apartment.

Porto Alegre, BrazilJoined in January 2014
Ricardo User Profile

I'm an IT Analyst, renting my whole apartment. I speak 4 languages:
- English (Proficient)
- Portuguese (Proficient)
- Spanish (Pretty Good)
- German (Certified in Basic)

I'm a friendly person, will be happy to be your host and help you to get around town.

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

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