About this listing

2 Bed Apartment, Rio de Janeiro
House swap available

Our place is a fully furnished 2 bedroom flat located in Flamengo- a middle class neighbourhood in 'Zona Sul' (south of Rio).It is very convenient and centrally located (close to the centre of the city, Copacabana beach and also Maracanã Stadium)
This is a 65sqm apartment , cosy and well maintained - recently painted and with the floors done.
The property is close to two beaches - Flamengo and Botafogo - and it is sunny but ventilated and cool.. The building is family- friendly, with nice nice and respecful neighbors. Flamengo is a safe and calm neighborhood, conveniently located and with lots to see and do.
The apartment has a kitchen, a bathroom (with a shower and a tub), two bedrooms and a spacious living-room which can accomodate two more people (extra matresses provided upon request).
In the living room there is a console with a 32' (new) led tv , sound system,dvd, a table with four chairs, a sofa and an armchair .
The master bedroom has a double bed, a closet, a dresser and air- conditioning. The second room has a a wardrobe of 8 doors, and a bed (a spare bed can be provided upon request).
The kitchen is fully equiped with utensils(silverware,pots,pans,plates na cups) a stove , refrigerator , microwave, washing machine. Cable tv and Wi - fi internet are also available. 2 sets of linen and bath towels provided,as well as blankets.Extra matresses can be arranged. Cleaning once a week is included.The location is very convenient , allowing the visitor mobility and leisure .

Things to do nearby

The building is located on Rua Senador Vergueiro , close to Botafogo (10 minute walk ) Beach and about 3 minutes ( also walking ) to the subway station ( in Flamengo ) . From here you will get to Tom Jobim International Airport in 30 minutes (by taxi), to the local airport - Santos Dumont in less than 10 minutes by bus, go the center of Rio de Janeiro and Lapa (wonderful night life) and Copacabana in about 10 minutes by either bus or the subway. And it takes only 18 minutes from Flamengo to Maracanã Stadium by subway!
Nearby (in the neighborhood ) there are great restaurants , bars , supermarkets, convenience stores , pharmacies , pizza places , bakeries , various shops , cinemas , shopping malls , the subway, gyms,laundromats and a large number of buses to the South (Copacabana , Ipanema , Leblon ) and West of the city ( Barra da Tijuca and Recreio ) , the Centre and the North(Maracanã) of Rio. You'll arrive Rio's Twin City - Niterói (where there is the MAC - Museum of Contemporary Art and fine restaurants , plus the most spectacular view of Rio!) in about 30 minutes BY BUS ! :)
The neighborhood is rich in history and there are cultural and historical places such as Casa de Cultura Julieta de Serpa and the Centennial Café Lamas (a most tradicional restautant in Rio). There is also Aterro do Flamengo - a huge leisure area where you can bike, skate, run or simply walk by the beach and enjoy the beautiful scenery. You can walk there in about 5 minutes!
In Flamengo, there are also Casa de Cultura Julieta de Serpa and the centennial Café Lamas.In the surroundings you can go to Palácio do Catete (the Presidential Palace of the Brazilian federal government until 1960) , the headquarters of the Botafogo Football Club and Fluminense Football Club (Botafogo) the palace of the state government of Rio de Janeiro ( in Laranjeiras) , Corcovado (where Christ the Redeemer is located), the Sugar Loaf ( in Urca). All in about 10 minutes by bus!
Recommended nearby places : Casa de Cultura Julieta de Serpa , Praia do Flamengo , Aterro do Flamengo , The Sugar Loaf , Corcovado , the Steakhouse Porcão Rio 's, Praia Vermelha, Botafogo Bay , Rio Sul Shopping Mall , Botafogo Praia Shopping , Lapa, CCBB (a cultural center with some great art exhibits) The Imperial Palace - Paço Imperial, The Historical National Museum, MAM - The Museum of Modern Arts, The National Library, and The Municipal Theater among other historical places in the center f Rio.
Pets are welcome - small ones, like a cat or a small dog. Smoking is not allowed - sorry! You have full acess to the apartment except for a small room where some belongings of ours were stored.We would ask you to be careful in using our apartment - the way we would be if we were using yours. Thanks! :)
As I am a tour guide, in case you stay here for 15 days or longer, I will be glad to take you take you on a historical tour in Rio (downtown área) or Maracanã Stadium and whereabouts (at your choice) as a welcoming gift. I can also arrange for trips around town (not included in the price) such as Lapa, Samba schools, The Sugar Loaf,Christ teh Redeemer, beaches, Niterói,as well as nearby cities/places such as Ilha Grande, Paraty, Petrópolis.
I´ll also be available for any information needed.
I do hope you enjoy your stay in our city! :)

The owner

Female from Brazil
Joined 03/04/2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese

Hello! I am an English teacher who happens to be also a tour guide. I am a "carioca" (Rio de Janeiro dweller) and I am interested in music,art,cinema,literature,travelling - whatever is related to culture. In fact, being able to have contact with different cultures is one of my objectives here (that is why I am also interested in swapping houses). I am married, have a teenage daughter,cats ( I''m a cat lover :) and work as a teacher at a prestiged language school in Brazil. I am a first timer here and I will do my best to help travellers have a real nice stay in my city (including tips on what to do and where to go in Rio+going sightseeing with them). I do hope you enjoy our charming city!

Cosy and central flat in South Rio!


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