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.
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.
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.
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!
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.