The SpaceThis Luxury Room, has a large and charming en suite bath, and is a luxurious way to experience Rio. It is exceptionally appointed with inlaid hardwood floors and Brazilian antiques. There is a grand picture window that looks out onto the private veranda - where you will find a hammock, a table & chairs, and of course - breathtaking views of Sugar Loaf and the Bay of Guanabara.
Please check our other Bedroom options:
Corcovado Room - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/76658
Mango Tree Room - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/17105701
All of the rooms have high speed wifi Internet, modern, electric ceiling fans, air conditioning and a safe.
There is a secure private guest entrance to the home, through a common area. Our dog stays in the private areas of The Villa. Guests will only meet the dog upon request.
Breakfast, wi-fi and daily maid cleaning service included.
There is a table and chairs and an equipped kitchenette where guests may prepare snacks and drinks should they desire to do so.
Airport pick-up is available as an additional service.
Washer and Dryer available. We charge R$10 per load, 8kg maximum. Guest AccessThe private guest entrance is through the lush garden, where you can find mango, coconut and goiaba trees, bromeliads, orchids, not to mention countless tropical birds and the occasional monkey. On the ground floor, guests have access to the living rooms and the terrace. We also provide their own dining room and a self-catering kitchenette where they are welcome to prepare snacks and drinks. Interaction with GuestsThe Villa’s gracious host, Guido, is a native Cariocan and has lived in Rio all his life. He speaks English, French and Italian and is always available to give tips on Rio during breakfast, or join guests for a homemade piece of cake or a cachaça on the terrace during the afternoon. The host's personal phone number is provided so you can get in touch when needed.
Guesthouse Bianca offers a delicious Continental Breakfast from 8:00 until 10:30 served on the veranda by our tropical garden. You will enjoy eggs to order, Brazilian coffee, tea, milk, granola, fresh fruit juice, tropical fruits, freshly baked in-house cakes & breads and more. Our breakfast is prepared so you have energy to seize the day in this wonderful city. The NeighborhoodSanta Teresa, or just Santa, as it’s affectionately known by locals, holds a special place in the hearts of Cariocans. The colorful winding streets and stairways, the passings of Brazil’s last surviving antique wooden trams, the stunning colonial and eclectic mansions, castles and museums, the numerous cafes and restaurants that buzz with music and people at all hours - paint a picture that is unique from any other place. It is not hard to see why charming Santa Teresa is not only considered by most to be the cultural and historical heart of Rio, but is also the favorite of the intellectual and artistic elite.
Nestled on a hillside above just 5 minutes by tram from Rio’s city center and premier party destination in Lapa, Santa Teresa boasts spectacular views and to the sea, bays and mountains. It also neighbors the hills that are home to the renowned Corcovado and the biggest urban forest in the world - one of the reasons why it often enjoys cooler, fresher air than most of Rio. Santa Teresa is truly a refreshing oasis of charm and culture inside the city center. Getting AroundThe Villa is located right in the heart of charming Santa Teresa, and is only a 10 minute walk to Rio's expanding metro line, from which you can reach nearly every address in the city.
Santa Teresa: Home to some of Rio’s best restaurants, cafes, architecture & artists. Right at your doorstep.
Downtown Rio: The commercial and transit hub. 20 minute walk or a 10 min ride on the bonde tram or metro
Lapa: The world’s biggest street party. 5 min bonde tram ride across the scenic arches, or a 10 minute walk.
Corcovado: The Christ Redeemer and the international symbol of Rio. A 15 min taxi to the entrance of the park.
Sugar Loaf: One of the world’s best sunsets. A 20 min taxi to the base of the mountain.
Copacabana & Ipanema: Rio’s world renowned beaches are just a 20 min metro ride from the Gloria station.
Curvelo Tram Station: 350m, 5 minutes walk
Gloria Metro Station: 1,2km, 10 minutes walk or R$9,00 by cab
Places of Interest:
Parque das Ruínas: 56m (café and viewpoint)
Selaron Steps: 650m
Lapa: 800m - 12 minutes walk
Marina da Gloria: 1,2km- 26 minutes walk or 12 minutes by cab R$20
Corcovado train station: 5,3km - 20 minutes cab ride R$20
Sugar Loaf: 7,8km - 21 minutes cab ride R$25
Copacabana: 8,7km - 21 minutes cab ride R$27
Rodrigo de Freitas Lake: 9,8km - 23 minutes cab ride R$31
Botanical Gardens: 11,7km - 30 minutes cab ride R$35
Ipanema: 12,4km - 26 minutes cab ride R$36
Domestic Airport (SDU): 2,9km - 13 minutes cab ride
International Airport(GIG):18,8km - between 30 and 50 minutes cab ride
Novo Rio Bus Station: 6,0km - 19 minutes cab ride R$20
Shopping and Dining (walking distance):
Serginho - 240 meters
Portela - 800 meters
Cafe do Alto - 800 meters
Espírito Santa - 600 meters
Mineiro - 900 meters
Aprazível - 1400 meters
Market: Santa Quitanda - 700 meters Other Things to NoteSanta Teresa is built on a hill and The Villa has great views because it is located on the top of a mountain.
All 3 bedrooms are located on the second floor.
We have a beautiful marble staircase, but no elevator.
If you have a mobility issue, The Villa may not be ideal for you.