About the Homestay
Spacious and well located family home.
We live in a spacious and well located house. With a wonderful terrace to make a very succulent barbecue. Our house has 12 large rooms, almost all with air conditioning and 2 beautiful and cheerful dogs. You can use the kitchen with no extra daily. For those who are planning to spend the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, we are already receiving reservations and we will be offering at a very low price and the opportunity to participate in the biggest popular party in the world. Come and have fun in Rio and stay safe in our house. We hope you
We are not very strict with rules, what we really want is that you feel at ease in our home.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is in the north of Rio de Janeiro in a quiet family area called Vista Alegre, famous for its street markets that sell typical food very tasty and nicely wooded squares. We are 16 km from the city center and 10 minutes from the International Airport Tom Jobim. The bus stop is 2 minutes walk from the house and there are many bus options which passes through this point. We have several expressways and BRT by expressway that connects all direct capital to the airport. The house is well located with a very wide trade as supermarkets, all banking network, excellent restaurants and bars, pubs, beer gardens, gyms, parks and good schools courses only spaces for elderly gyms outdoor and lots of cheerful and fun people.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
We do not like to smoke inside the house, you can outside on the balcony or terrace,
We asked to be paid the full amount of the reservation before arrival.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
My friend and I stayed at Ester's Homestay during the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio and we could not have been happier. Ester and her husband went out of their way to make us feel at home. They showed us around the local area and even took us to their favourite pizza shop. The location in Vila Da Penha makes it easy if you want to travel around Rio but don't want to stay in a tourist area. It has a bus at the end of the street which takes you (in 5 mins) to a Metro Station or a BRT which will take you around the city. If you are on a budget but want to see some of the real Brazil then make sure you book with Ester. The room was fairly basic but had hot water, was clean and had a comfortable bed. Breakfast was also provided every morning even when we were leaving very early. Ester even looked after some of our bags for us while we went traveling for a week. I can honestly not speak highly enough of this homestay.
Excelente localización para acceder a restaurantes, servicios de transporte y lugares turísticos de la ciudad. Adecuado para estudiantes que deseen vivir una experiencia de amistad y familiaridad.
Very friendly, very helpful, if can help they will, even though they have very little English, still found ways to communicate with them,
Ester & her husband Ilias were excellent hosts. Their lack of English speaking skills was limiting but we got by fine with the help of Google Translate. Their daughter Isadora is occasionally there and speaks excellent English. Braz de Pina is about 1.5hr commute from Cocacabana, and about 1hr from the Galeao International airport. Transport via a nearby hub (Vicente de Carvalho) gives access to BRT Bus Rapid Transport, metro and train. Local bus stop is within 100m of Esters home. The accommodation is basic at backpacker hostel standard. Bedrooms can be locked and I did not experience any security risks. Reasonable standard of cleanliness. Three small shared bathrooms but don't expect high pressure pr endless hot water. Basic air conditioning in most rooms but in August was not required. Complimentary wifi access was good. Laundry facility useful. Local supermarket, restaurants and bars close by but quality is variable. Breakfasts typically breadrolls, cheese and sometimes sliced meat. Fruit salad some mornings was very good. Regarded as a relatively safe neighbourhood before midnight. Street music and general noise often featured til early hours so earplugs useful if you are a light sleeper.
Un lugar muy acogedor, realmente te sientes en familia, la atención brindada fue de principio a fin de mucha preocupación. Más que una parte dónde alojar es un hogar.
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.