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Arty house, stunning view in Bohemian Santa Teresa

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
3 guests
3 nights minimum 
Private Room
THE OTHER RIO EXPERIENCE IN BOHEMIAN NEIGHBORHOODYour OWN HOUSE on the MOUNTAIN, of the famous COLONIAL neighborhood Santa Teresa.Stunning VIEWS from your bedroom and balcony. Christ floating right in front of you. MONKEYS visiting your open kitchen in the garden. SILENCE, toucans and hummingbees in the middle of the RAINFOREST. All in the HART OF RIO de Janeiro: 15 minutes from nightlife and center, 15 from metro to beaches!
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlySmoking allowed
For your own safety as well as mine, don't bring strange people in the house. And don't feed the monkeys.
Bedrooms
1 Queen1 Single
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
marjon R
Hosting since January 2015
Languages spoken: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese
Response Rate: 40%
Response Time: Within a day

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Reviews (14)
Danny T
Danny T
Vejle, Denmark5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Authentic Brazilian
Fantastic apartment in the most beautiful surroundings. Rainforest with monkeys, view right up to the Chris statue, and a fantastic host. The apartment is nice and clean. In a safe and quiet area. You can easily walk down the mountain to Santa Teresa enjoying the incredible views of Rio from up there. Also the bus comes every 2-3 minutes, so moving around is easy. Marjon was the perfect host. And we had some good times with her and her husband. I would recommend this to everyone. And we will definitely be back.
Visited August 2018
Written September 4, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Johan V
Johan V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing place surrounded by nature, perfect for an adventurous stay
Look no further: you’ve found the hidden gem you were looking for. We had an absolutely amazing stay at this apartment. The location and flat are the way it is described. It is not the most central place, but definitely a challenge for those who are up for living the real experience. You’ll be surrounded by nature and silence, and might be woken up by the sounds of monkeys and toucans. From your balcony you’ll have a spectacular view on the Cristo. The apartment is located in the district Santa Teresa, a bohemian area that still breathes the vibes and architecture of a century ago. Buses drive every 5 minutes and will provide you with plenty of panoramic views. Within 10-15 minutes, you reach Lapa and the Centro, where you find the modern cathedral. Marjon is a charming hostess who will provide you with all the necessary inside information you need. This might not be the most common spot or typical airbnb you have in mind, but if you’re up for an adventurous trip in Rio, then this is the right place for you.
Visited April 2018
Written April 25, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
marjon v
marjon v
Thank you so much! Always welcome back.
Written April 27, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

A L
A L
Luneburg, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great experience
The flat was clean and comfortable and it had everything we needed (including a great view of the Redentor every day). Sometimes we had breakfast or dinner on the beautiful balcony. Marvellous! We enjoyed taking the dogs out for a walk around the neighbourhood. Marjon gave us lots of advice about nice places to visit and places of life music. From the beginning we felt very welcome and safe. So that really means: The area outside the door is super safe! We enjoyed to take local bus transport and throughout our 1 month stay we often came back by bus late in the evening. Only twice we took a taxi. Santa Teresa's charme at night is unbeatable (life music, artists exhibition). Marjon is a wonderful and kind host making it easier for us to enjoy our stay at all times. We recommend it to anyone who wants to have a natural, genuine experience in Rio. PS: the
Visited November 2017
Written December 18, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
marjon v
marjon v
Thank you so much! Always welcome here. Have a good trip.
Written December 22, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nikolai v
Nikolai v
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Incredibly romantic apartment overlooking Rio de Janeiro
We booked our holiday with Marjon having seen the pictures of her apartment but we couldn't believe how romantic, stylish, and charming her place really is! From the moment we got there, easy ride from the airport, we were very impressed with Marjon's beautiful, art deco house. (I am a fan of Egon Schiele's work and so is she!) She showed us to our well maintained and well prepped apartment and we were greeted by Christ the Redeemer overlooking us and the odd monkey coming down to check out the new guests :) Our stay with Marjon was made all the better by her knowledge of the city which came in very handy. She gave us great tips about where to go and how to get everywhere from her part of town, the bohemian 'Santa Teresa' neighbourhood, to other interesting parts such as Lappa, Centro, the famous Copa Cabana and Ipanema beaches, as well as a host of other places. The great thing was we could just hop in public transport and get to most places in about 15min, or take a metro connection to the beaches. Not bad for such a big city so we were very happy that our apartment was in Santa Teresa. We were told by people that we would need to watch out for our safety but frankly we have not felt unsafe once during our stay in Rio so that might have been a bit exaggerated. All in all, we couldn't be more happy with our stay, Marjon was an exceptional host; helpful, knowledgeable, sweet and relaxed, and her place was more than we could have hoped for, a beautiful celebration of Brazilian life, we even got to meet some of her Brazilian friends over caipirinhas! Thanks again Marjon, we'll be back for sure!
Visited August 2017
Written September 10, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alex_Amster
Alex_Amster
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cool house with a great view
Beautiful location, the house has a cool style and is nicely decorated. It has a gorgeous "postcard" view over Rio. Outside you can see monkeys at sunset in the nearby trees. I had a great time, and Marjon, the host, was very helpful with all sorts of information on getting around.
Visited August 2017
Written September 5, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jj75018
jj75018
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Un séjour enchanteur dans la jungle /// Santa Teresa /// Rio
Accueil convivial et généreux de Marjon, qui connaît le Brésil et Rio comme sa poche : astuces et conseils nous ont permis de découvrir le quartier de Santa Teresa et la ville de Rio, mieux qu'avec des guides. Elle habite dans cette belle maison très stylée Art Deco, depuis 17 ans. La maison en duplex dans le jardin est indépendante et très spacieuse avec cuisine ouverte sur le jardin, hamacs, vue sur le Corcovado. La chambre à l'étage est climatisée. Un incontournable !! Nous reviendrons ici, c'est sûr, dès que possible !
Visited December 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written January 24, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JeffCnd
JeffCnd
Hamilton, Canada18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved this house and our host!
From the moment Marjon greeted us warmly on arrival we had a very good feeling about our stay. The house is wonderful with exceptional views of the mountains and Christ the Redeemer. There is a very well equipped and beautifully designed kitchen and dining area, both of which are open to the outdoors. Its like living outside! The living and sleeping spaces are fully enclosed and the bedroom has large sliding glass doors to another terrace with amazing views. The location provided easy access to the lovely Santa Teresa neighbourhood, which has lots of bars, cafes and cool shops. The local bus service is easy, safe and cheap. Transfer from bus to the subway was also easy for longer day trips. The subway is modern, clean, air conditioned, safe and an easy ride for a day at the beach. Taxis are also readily available. Marjon was extremely helpful and knowledgable about Rio and Brazil. She gave us alot of helpful advice and we really enjoyed getting to know her. We were very pleased with our stay and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a lovely retreat in the city. And yes, the monkeys do come to visit but you have to get up early to see them!
Visited December 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written January 3, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
marjon v
marjon v
Thank you. Always welcome back!
Written January 9, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gary H
Gary H
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
quirky place with lovely views
Hold on to your hats as you join the locals on a bus ride over the cobblestones and up the mountain to get to marjons place. There awaits a quirky place with lovely views especially of the Christ statue. A narrow spiral staircase takes you up to a lovely bedroom with even better views. We had expected a near proximity to a bohemian style village with craft shops and cafes but we did not find any. Marjon made us feel most welcome.
Visited November 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written November 15, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
marjon v
marjon v
Haha. I had to look 'quirky' up in the dictionary. It means: original, eccentric. Yes, that it is! The Bohemian village is 3 busstops away! Anyone you doesn't like exitement of the bus, can also go to and from the house with the languid (and chaep) Rio taxi's :)
Written November 19, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah L D
Sarah L D
Montreal, Canada5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful views within the largest urban forest in the world!
My husband and I were very warmly greeted by the owner Marjon who even stocked our fridge with a few things upon arrival. Marjon is incredibly lively, open and fun. She explained to us how we can get around as well as the best sites and restos. Arty House in Santa Teresa is outstanding because it is located in Tijuca National Park, the largest urban forest in the world! In the early morning if you get up with some coffee you can see monkeys eating berries on the trees just outside the balcony as well as humming birds and toucans. The drawback is that it may be a bit far from some of the action. We ended up using Uber to get around 99% of the time which made travel incredibly easy and used the bus that passes every 3 mins or so just a few times. The apartment and views are better than the photos with the statue of Christ the Redeemer. We had a great time relaxing in the hammocks, drinking wine and listening to music.
Visited October 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written October 12, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Miss_Pantaloons
Miss_Pantaloons
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Luxury Respite in the Santa Theresa Jungle
I have stayed in some pretty spectacular locations around the world, but this apartment, takes the cake. I was on holiday with my best friend, first time to Rio...we originally thought we wanted to be down near Ipanema Beach, near the action...and I am so glad we did not! Marjon's estate is literally a paradise. From the moment you step through the secure gated wall...down the garden steps and then you're breath gets knocked out of you by the unreal view of the Santa Theresa hills below, and Cristo Redentor above on the mountain. The apartment is stunning, the furnishings are custom, the kittens and dogs are mellow and like to say hello...and Marjon is a spectacularly brilliant woman with a fascinating life story...she's a kindred spirit and I am so pleased to get to know her! She's a busy woman and mostly keeps to herself, but if you need her help or advice she is very prompt! I felt I could self-sustain at this apartment. Santa Theresa gets a bad rapt from the old days, now it's a fairly affluent neighborhood. The location felt super safe, was super quiet, the apartment is right off 3 major bus lines, which are easy to take (cash) Taxis can be called, and the village is minutes away with incredible restaurants and charming nightlife. We hung around Santa Theresa and the apartment as much as we did inside Rio's hotspots.This place is respite. I've already booked my next stay.
Visited May 2015 Travelled with friends
Written June 1, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Hiking areas
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Children's pool
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • City getaway

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About the neighbourhood
Santa Teresa is THE BOHEMIAN neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. Colorful COLONIAL HOUSES. With little restaurants and Art galleries. LIFE MUSIC is offered in many bars. Santa Teresa also has it';s own CARNIVAL. It sits on a beautiful MOUNTAINRight in the MIDDLE between the CENTER, and the BEACHES of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. The atmosfere is cosy. Like a SMALL VILLAGE in the middle of this big town. You are surrounded by the most STUNNING VIEWS of the city, the bay, and Rio's highlights: SUGERLOAF and CHRIST. Meanwhile there is TROPICAL RAIN FOREST all around you. For many Santa Teresa is the the peaceful ALTERNATIVE to the hectic beach neighborhoods, with their small (and more expensive) apartments. At the end of a busy day in town or at the beach, you are happy to wind up the quiet of mountain SANTA TERESA.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots available

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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