About the Homestay

Cosmopolitan Stylish
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

After my daughter went to college in the US, I decided to be a homestay host, because I love having people around. I had nothing but great time with my hosts since then! I live in a 4 bedroom apartment, between the three main beaches of Rio, Ipanema, Arpoador and Copacabana. The famous Sunday Hippie Fair (best souvenir market in Rio) is one block away. One of the rooms is occupied by a very nice bilingual Brazilian guest, who is a theater producer. We are a cosmopolitan home, I travel a lot, have been to many countries and have friends and family in the US, Europe and Uruguay. I speak French, Spanish and English and love exchanging ideas and experiences. Our neighborhood has beaches, bars, restaurants, cinemas, theaters and much more. I am a fan of bikes and have an extra one for the guests. They can bike along the beaches, around the lake or even bike to Sugar Loaf, the Botanical Garden and other nice places.There are bike lanes that take us everywhere, a real invitation to know the city and exercise at the same time.But if you prefer the subway, it's right around the block. And taxis or Ubers are available day and night and not expensive at all. Welcome!

Additional Info

Bikes available for guests

House Facilities
  • Bikes for use
  • Computer
  • Laundry
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 180 nights

Check-in date must be before 19 Jul 2019

Available for given dates

Studio Room
From $13 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Small room, for one guest, next to the living room.

Facilities
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$16
Weekly Price
$110
Monthly price
$410
Spring Room
From $15 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Colorful, silent double room. Window full of plants, birds come in sometimes

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$20
$26
Weekly Price
$125
$180
Monthly price
$450
$600
Double room
From $20 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Room queen size bed, LCD TV, wifi, silent, luminous

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$22
$29
Weekly Price
$153
$202
Monthly price
$600
$720
Young Room
From $20 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Large double bedroom, airy, bright and quiet, with digital TV, wifi and air conditioning

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$24
$28
Weekly Price
$167
$195
Monthly price
$600
$700
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About the Area

Our apartment is three blocks from Ipanema beach, two from Copacabana Beach and three from Arpoador Beach. Despite being a busy street, the apartment faces the courtyards and is quiet and airy. There are many bars, restaurants, cinemas and theaters nearby and the subway is just half a block away. Taxis and buses pass by at any time of day or night.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Water sports
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital

Meals

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
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

Smoking is not allowed inside the apartment. I like animals, but they are not allowed in the house. The kitchen is all you can use the fridge. Just do not forget to wash the dishes after you use them. There is a cleaning lady once a week, but we ask that the common areas are always tidy.

Smoking is not allowed.

21 Reviews

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    Germany
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    Very good place to stay in Rio de Janeiro, because it´s located central near by the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema and Isabella is really expieriencend in Hosting and always has good advices where to go and what to do in this City. I enjoyed much my Holiday staying at her´s!

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    Malaysia
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    Fantastic stay with Isabella. Would recommend anyone who is passing through Rio to stay in her lovely home. She gives you a very strong sense of community, and is always willing to go the extra mile to make your trip more pleasant. Just like many others that had stayed at Isabella's residences, I had extended my stay for another 4 days simply because of her welcoming gestures and fantastic hospitality.

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    United States
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    Although Isabella was not there when we stayed the house is very comfortable and is centrally located right between both beaches Ipanema and Copacabana. We had full use of the kitchen which is important for us. The room was clean and has plenty of closet space. Her husband and Deborah very helpful in what to do and where to find attractions around town. I highly recommend staying with Isabella. Thanks for everything and sorry we did not get to meet you.

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    Switzerland
    Age 25 - 34

    4 hearts
    May 2018

    I stayed at Isabella's home for five weeks. She helped me getting around in this beautiful city and was always available if I needed help. Her roomates were easy-going and interesting conversational partners.
    Public transportation can be reached within minutes form Isabellas apartment. Within a less than 10-minute walk you can get to the beach, either Ipanema or Copacabana. Bars, shops, reastaurants and fitness centers are close-by and some of them are open 24/7. It is really a great place to stay at.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Isabella  in ,

    Alice is a very nice guest, easy going person and a real traveller: enjoyed Rio at its fullest.

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    France
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    December 2017

    Je suis resté 6 nuits. La petite chambre simple est sans fenêtre mais dispose de sa douche privative. C'est aussi plus calme, le quartier l'est, de toutes façons. L'immeuble est ancien mais Isabella permet d'utiliser la cuisine et espaces communs. J'ai pu aussi utiliser le vtt rustique, bien pratique. La localisation est parfaite, avec ascenseur. Wifi impeccable. Mais surtout.... ce qui fait l'authenticité du lieu sont l'enthousiasme et le dynamisme communicatif d'Isabella (qui parle français couramment)... je ne saurais comment la remercier des moments de découvertes et partages de sa ville préférée... C'est assurément l'endroit où je reviendrais et vous conseille de ne pas rater. Si vous avez cette chance.... Préférez au moins 4 ou 5 jours.

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    Homestay Host Family Isabella  in ,

    C'était un énorme plaisir de accueillir Ben chez moi. Une personne tranquille, sympatique, communicative, une compagnie très agréable. Le genre de gens que l'on aime recevoir. Il est toujours le bienvenu ici!

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    Germany
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    September 2017

    Stayed with Isabella in her cosy flat right in the middle of Copanema just minutes to the beaches by foot. Suprisingly quiet room. Isabella is a wonderful host and supplied me with a lot of useful advice for Rio. There is also a bike available, which is a great way to get around the neighboring areas, I took it though Ipanema and Leblon to the botanical garden and back along the Lagoa.

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    Hungary
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2017

    I loved everything about this place. The location, the host, the fellow guests, the pictures on the wall, even the doorman :)
    I would recommend it to anybody and everybody and I would definitely come back myself.

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    United Kingdom
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    January 2017

    What a great host!! She just gives you the key and off you go!! Anything you want or need she is right there, she is a busy lady but she's there for anything! I want to Cabo frio and Buzios which is 3/4 hours away for 4 fats and she told me to not take my big bag so she as stored it for me when I get back! The massive bonus is you turn left out of the house and 4 minutes straight down the st is Ipanema and right from the house 4 mins again is copacabana, brilliant!!!! Metro is 5 mins away so easy to find and really clean and safe!!!! I'm back next week where she will help me book flight to foz iguassu

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    Peru
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2017

    Excelente anfitriona,nos sentimos como en casa. Seguro que volveremos .

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    Latvia
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2016

    Isabella is one of the best host I experienced! She is caring, fun, with good taste for food, music, films ofcourse and so many other things! Big loss if you are not knowing her! Extraordinary personality and great place to stay!!! Recommend.

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