Beautiful 1920 Style 5 Bedroom (with Terraces) House with Spacious Backyard

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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

House: 6 bedrooms, 4 w/ terrace, 2 suites, 2 living rooms, a dining room, full equipped kitchen, 4 bathrooms plus outdoor shower, jacuzzi, centenary mango tree w/ swing, hammocks, BBQ, big trampoline, basketball hoop, gardens, Wi Fi, cable TV, Netflix, live-in maid on weekdays, 10 min away from beach. Two suites, one inside the house and another outside, plus other 4 bedrooms. This house is perfect for families with children or teenagers. The neighborhood Gávea is a noble upscale residential neighborhood between the Botanical Garden and Leblon beach, with a city park full of green and rivers. It is where PUC University is. It is very close to the Lagoon, Leblon and Ipanema beaches (10 min by taxi, bus or less than a half hour walking). It is always a couple of degrees fresher in Gavea than the rest of the city. In a 10-15 min walk you are at the Gavea Mall where you will find restaurants, bars, ATM machines, money exchange and stores in this chick neighborhood. In 7 min walk up the hill you are at IMS museum with a movie theater and restaurant. In 15 min walk you can bathe in a river water natural pool at the City Park.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 5150 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Children will love this house. It is perfect for them with whirlpool, hammocks, swing, basketball hoop, a big tree, a yard with outside toys......moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking only outside the house, in the garden or at the terraces. Three bedrooms have have terrace!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    I have a cat that lives in the house and scares bugs away. If you want to bring a pet, let's talk about it!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Sorry, it is a 1920 house......moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    Suite with a private bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Two single beds but reversible bunk bed for more room...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 and 5 are suites with private bathrooms, rooms 2 and 4 share a bathroom, room 6 has a small bathroom just outside...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Every room has a TV, some with cable, all with Netflix...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Games:

    Wii U...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Historic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Paragliding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    The dining room table sits 8. other ones can eat at the living room...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    All bedrooms come with air conditioning and fans that shall be turned off when guest is not in the room...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    We hang our clothes dry...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The master bedroom has a heater....moreless

  • Internet:

    60 mega internet with wifi in the whole property...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Local telephone line...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full equipped kitchen you can use....moreless

  • Microwave:

    One in the kitchen, other on in independent suite 2...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    5 flame silver stove with oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
New Year
Dec 27 - Jan 4, 2017
6 night min stay
Carnaval 2017
Feb 24 - Mar 4, 2017
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$3,000 $9,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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11 Miles
Nearest Airport
International Airport GIG
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Baixo Gavea
2.4 Miles
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many restaurants in the area
1 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Prestigious in location, Gávea, which translates to “topsail” in Portuguese, sits within the golden circle of the Zona Sul (South Zone). The area has a much lower ratio of foreigners than the beachfront boroughs adding to the charm for many. Flanked by Leblon, Lagoa, Jardim Botanico and São Conrado, this neighborhood has established itself as a residential spot with lots to offer both its inhabitants and visitors.

Home to one of the larger malls in Rio, Shopping de Gávea boasts over 220 stores, selling everything from home furniture and books to antiques and fashion. It also has three theaters within its walls, which feature some spectacular shows and plays that attract a wide audience throughout the year.

As winter draws near, an increasing number of people are paying a visit to one of the districts star attractions, the Planetarium. Opened in 1976, it is known as the first museum in South America to operate a 180 degree cinema screen, which uses state-of-the-art technologies to transform the huge dome in to a star-lit night sky.

The venue also attracts a lively crowd to its bar and eatery ‘00’ (Zero Zero). A stylish restaurant and lounge club, which serves Brazilian cuisine inspired by Asian and Mediterranean flavors and also plays host to some incredible parties, regularly featuring many of Rio’s finest DJs.

Along with Jardim Botanico, Gávea is known as one of the city’s garden neighborhoods, thanks largely to the presence of “Parque da Cidade.” A beautifully kept oasis displaying tranquil gardens and streams which house a variety of typical Brazilian wildlife, including sloth’s and marmoset monkeys. In contrast, the bohemian quarter, known as Baixo Gávea, is immensely popular among Rio’s younger generations. The area, which begins around Praça Santos Dumont and ends at Rua José Roberto Soares is often described as a less intense version of Lapa and has a real down-to-earth, Carioca vibe.

The restaurants within these boundaries are relaxed and informal, attracting a large number of visitors, particularly on Sunday nights. Begin the evening with dinner at Braseiro da Gávea, which serves typical bar foods, and then top it off by joining the street party, which runs from 10PM until midnight.

Entertainment of a different kind is available in the form of the “Hipódromo da Gávea” race track, also known as the Jockey Club. Built in 1926, races take place from Friday to Monday evenings and provide foreigners with something new and fun to do in the evening. The first Sunday of August is the international Grande Prêmio, a popular day out among the residents of Rio.

Gávea is also famous for its prestigious private university PUC (Pontifícia Universidade Católica). This fee-paying establishment holds an exceptionally high reputation that reaches beyond the confines of the city alone. Among its many courses it offers a number of Portuguese language programs designed to suit various standards that prove extremely popular among foreigners.

Not surprisingly, Gávea is a sought-after address in most respects, and prices in some cases have almost doubled in the last two years. A two-bedroom property will cost in the region of R$800,000 on average in areas such as Praça Santos Dumont and rise to R$1.7 million in others. Rentals are less available than expected, and one-bedrooms are rare but a two-bedroom apartment can range from an average of R$3,500 to as much as R$24,000 a month for a penthouse.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I am a journalist who loves adventure and traveling. I have a big family between Rio, Alaska, Seattle and NY. I love taking care of my family, the garden, our animals and the house. I am very concerned with the environment. We recycle, compost, save water and care for the planet. I love my city and hope you have a wonderful time here. I think our house is perfect for moms and kids, with such a big back yard.

Why the Owner Chose Gávea, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:
I love this house because it looks like a smaller version of the amazing house I grew up in, in the same neighborhood. It is great to have my kids friends around so I can see who they hang out with. They all love here to jump in our trampoline and play at the basketball hoop! I love gardening and spend hours taking care of it, from composting to picking fruit. Reading in one of our hammocks is very nice and when it is too hot, the whirling pool can cool you off in a minute. When it is cold, it can warm you up just as fast too! If you love barbecuing, go ahead! Have fun!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Every wall in the three living rooms have either a door or a window in the middle of it. It is a very bright house, with unique windows, tiles and iron work. It is a 1920 original house, renovated for your comfort. What makes it really special is the centenary mango tree in the backyard. Some years it will give me over 100 mangoes a day in January! I can sit on the swing hanging from it and just let the body swing for a good while! It feels like you are not in the city and yet, the city is right outside!

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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, A little bit of french and italian



  • The front of the house

    The front of the house

  • The master apartment with bathroom, spare office room and terrace

    The master apartment with bathroom, spare office room and terrace

  • the master bedroom bathroom

    the master bedroom bathroom

  • The second bedroom

    The second bedroom

  • Terrace shared by second and third bedrooms

    Terrace shared by second and third bedrooms

  • The third bedroom

    The third bedroom

  • The beautiful terrace that belongs to the fourth bedroom with garden view

    The beautiful terrace that belongs to the fourth bedroom with garden view

  • The living room

    The living room

  • The dining room

    The dining room

  • Downstairs reading terrace

    Downstairs reading terrace

  • Full equipped kitchen

    Full equipped kitchen

  • Bacyard with centenial mango tree, big trampoline, hammock and swin

    Bacyard with centenial mango tree, big trampoline, hammock and swin

  • The back of the house

    The back of the house

  • The master apartment with bathroom, spare office room and terrace

    The master apartment with bathroom, spare office room and terrace

  • The master bedroom terrace

    The master bedroom terrace

  • The second bedroom

    The second bedroom

  • The third bedroom

    The third bedroom

  • The fourth bedroom

    The fourth bedroom

  • The bethroom for second, third and fourth bedrooms

    The bethroom for second, third and fourth bedrooms

  • The second living room

    The second living room

  • Going upstairs - all wood

    Going upstairs - all wood

  • back of the house view with terraces

    back of the house view with terraces

  • Downstairs restroom

    Downstairs restroom

  • Summer flowers on the front garden

    Summer flowers on the front garden

VRBO #691972

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Beautiful 1920 style 5 bedroom (with terraces) house with spacious backyard

Gávea, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil #691972

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