About the Homestay
My brother and I have a similar dream. We have been working together for 3 years to create a space to converse and laugh & explore.
Kris came to Brazil the first time at 18 in 1993 and worked at a small airport in Bahia. He learned Portuguese out of sheer necessity and has experienced all of the massive changes Brasil has seen in the last 20 years.
I arrived 6 years ago, receptive to what life had to throw at me next after quiting my job. I fell for this country with all I had - the music, the color, the heat, the expression, the language, the food, the culture – I had a dangerous combination of bravery and curiosity and it threw me around mentally and emotionally.
Growing up on Vancouver Island in Canada, our British/Brazilian parents planted seeds of curiosity in us about this massive, well-endowed and ethnically diverse country. After years of travel and corporate commitments we began to work together towards developing a space that could support our creative and financial needs.
And with that,we welcome you into our home and hope to help you explore the curious and creative side of this city, and of yourself.
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
This neighbourhood is in a magical & very desirable part of the city. The house and the neighborhood have been reformed and are now filled with life and love and visitors.
We watch the sun rise each morning beside the Sugarloaf Mountain, warming up the cityscape and by the afternoon shadows descend and fresh mountain winds liberate us from the urban heat.
Cyclists pass daily heading either to Christ the Redeemer statue or into Tijuca National Park. At night the city pulses with music and lights and the moon glitters off the ocean.
There is a convenient and regular bus that stops at the front door, with a direct line the the subway. Taxi's and Ubers are great. We are on the border of the Tijuca tropical rain forest so walking in the area is always a delight with sounds and smells of the forest.
Local Area Facilities
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.