Discover a selection of 7,000 vacation rentals in Rio de Janeiro State, BR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $34 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Rio de Janeiro State. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Have a rip-roaring good time in the State of Rio de Janeiro

Ready, set, samba—it's time for a vacation in Rio de Janeiro! It isn't just the capital city that offers the prospect of fun-filled hours, as the entire eponymous state holds much promise, too. Expansive beaches and jacuzzi-warm water on the coast, tropical mountain forests, and a perennially vibrant culture make the region one of the top travel destinations in Brazil. Book State of Rio de Janeiro vacation rentals and get ready to party with your posse during Carnival or spend quality time with the family in the lush mountain resorts of Petropolis and Teresopolis.

Things to do

Are Rio ready for this? Art attacks in Rio de Janeiro

Sunlight isn't the only thing you can soak up in Rio. The region is steeped in history and culture, and State of Rio de Janeiro vacation rentals put you close to attractions like the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (National Fine Arts Museum), where you can feast your eyes on Brazilian art dating from the 17th century, as well as works by some world-renowned artists. A nirvana for history buffs, the former imperial city of Petropolis is where you'll find the magnificent Cathedral of Saint Peter of Alcantara, where Pedro II, Brazil's last emperor, is entombed. Don't miss Rio's icon, the 98-foot-tall Art Deco statue of Christ the Redeemer.


State of Rio de Janeiro: a tropical treat in all seasons

It's warm as toast on the coast in the summer months from December to March, where the annual mean temperature is around 79 degrees—perfect for just lounging on the beach. Go farther inland and you'll find summer temperatures a bit cooler at 72 degrees. Though the entire state enjoys a tropical climate, it can get quite frigid in winter, from June to September, when the temperature dives to a low of 46 degrees. It also isn't unheard of for mountain cities like Nova Friburgo, Teresopolis, and Petropolis to experience subzero temperatures, with a side of frost and snow.

Natural features

At the copa (Copacabana), you'll fall in love

If an amazing beach holiday is what you're after, State of Rio de Janeiro vacation rentals will put you close to some of the best beaches on the planet. You can go paddleboarding in world-famous Copacabana Beach, splash in the tide pools of Ipanema Beach, and jam to live music at sunset at Leme Beach. If mountains are your thing, then Itatiaia National Park is sure to please. Located in the Mantiqueira Mountains, it's Brazil's oldest national park. Feel free to go chasing waterfalls, or to stick to the rivers and lakes.

What are the top vacation rentals in Rio de Janeiro State?

From lavish condos to rustic cabins, Vrbo has properties to fit all budgets and tastes. Here are some of the top vacation rentals in Rio de Janeiro State:

  • "Copa America Copa 4 - Wi - Fi, Net And Netflix": If you're searching for somewhere in Copacabana with 1 bedroom and plenty of charm, this retreat will tick your boxes. Amenities include a smart TV and a blender.
  • "Aptº 07 Corner Of The Tree, 03 Min": Located in Arraial do Cabo Centro, this sought-after getaway has 1 bedroom and plenty of handy amenities. A meal delivery service and WiFi are among them.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Rio de Janeiro State vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Rio de Janeiro State?

After a hectic week, a quick break teeming with adventure will be just the thing to reenergize your spirit. Check out these popular weekend getaways in Rio de Janeiro State where you can squeeze loads of fun into your stay:

  • Unpack your bags at "The Villa In Copacabana - 8 Bedrooms" in Copacabana and take advantage of all its creature comforts. But of course a weekend away isn't only about unwinding. Get out and discover interesting nature sights such as Praia do Imbuí and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Water skiing and golf are some exciting activities to try around here too.
  • You'll be able to pack loads into your quick break at "Best Location, 80 Meters Praia Do Forte". This retreat is located in Cabo Frio Centro and is surrounded by impressive sights like Amor Beach and Prainha Beach. Water skiing and snorkeling are some fun experiences also on your doorstep.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Rio de Janeiro State?

Easy to keep clean and tidy and with everything you need within arm's reach, studio apartments are a terrific option if you're traveling by yourself or with your significant other. If you're looking for someplace small and comfy to call home for a few days, have a look at these studio apartments for rent in Rio de Janeiro State:

  • "Copa America Copa 4 - Wi - Fi, Net And Netflix" in Copacabana puts you within reach of some of the area's sought-after cultural attractions, including Fundação Eva Klabin and Archaeological Museum of Itaipu. A living room and high-speed internet services are two of the handy amenities here.
  • "Aptº 07 Corner Of The Tree, 03 Min" in Arraial do Cabo Centro is another terrific option that comes with a nearby marina and a restaurant dining guide. Cabo Frio Municipal Theater and Casa-Atelie Carlos Scliar Museum should be on your to-do list in this area.

Can I find short term rentals in Rio de Janeiro State?

Short-term rentals come in all shapes, sizes and budgets in Rio de Janeiro State. Whether you're planning a quick trip with the family or a night or two on your own, Vrbo will help you find the ideal retreat. Here are a few irresistible options:

  • "The Villa In Copacabana - 8 Bedrooms" in Copacabana was made for quick escapes. Spend your stay doing little else except chilling here or get out and explore. Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain are among the top things to see and do nearby.
  • "Best Location, 80 Meters Praia Do Forte" is another wonderful choice. Spend a few days or more at this vacation rental in Cabo Frio Centro and check out Japanese Island and Pontal Beach, which are within close reach.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Rio de Janeiro State?

If you're looking to impress your someone special, take them somewhere special! Plan a romantic weekend getaway in Rio de Janeiro State at one of these retreats and let love bloom:

  • Discover your inner Casanova at "Copa America Copa 4 - Wi - Fi, Net And Netflix". This Copacabana property is perfect for romance, offering amenities like a nearby marina and air conditioning to help set the mood.
  • Alternatively, book an amorous weekend break at "Aptº 07 Corner Of The Tree, 03 Min". Located in Arraial do Cabo Centro, it offers a nearby bay, beauty services and other highlights.

Are there mansions for rent in Rio de Janeiro State?

With space, character and a whole lot of wow factor, mansions offer a taste of something very special. If you think your whole gang deserves a slice of the high life, you'll want to check out these mansions for rent in Rio de Janeiro State:

  • Settle in and make the most of all the awesome things on offer at "Mansion In The Botanical Garden With Open View" in Jardim Botânico. Top-end amenities here include a firepit and a fireplace.
  • With a swimming pool and a separate dining area among its many highlights, "Itacoatiara Mansion, Niterói, Rj" also promises to make your vacation one you'll never forget. You'll find this impressive property in Itacoatiara.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Rio de Janeiro State?

When it comes to who you take on vacation, the more the merrier. If you're looking for a getaway with plenty of space for family and friends, one of these large group vacation rentals in Rio de Janeiro State could be your perfect pad:

  • "The Villa In Copacabana - 8 Bedrooms": With 8 bedrooms, everyone can join the fun at this exceptional retreat in Copacabana. A garden and mountain views are just some of the amenities available here.
  • "Real Residence Hotel 3 Rooms": This retreat in Copacabana has 3 bedrooms, so don't stress about leaving anyone off your invite list. A sauna and a kitchen are among its many highlights.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Rio de Janeiro State?

Planning a getaway in Rio de Janeiro State with a big group doesn't have to mean squishing everyone into one room. If you're searching for someplace comfy where you and your crew can spread out and relax, one of these large vacation rentals might just fit the bill:

  • "The Ideal Place For Your Event": With 7 bedrooms accommodating up to 60 people, this vacation rental in Rio Claro has all the room you need. A swimming pool and a chef are some of the amenities on offer here.
  • "Your Private Spring On The Mountain Peak With 360 Views": Situated in Copper Mountain Village, this retreat features a swimming pool and a kitchen. It has 19 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 50 guests.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Rio de Janeiro State?

In Rio de Janeiro State, there are plenty of house rentals where a pool day can be every day. Having a splashing great time will be your main priority at one of these top-notch escapes:

  • Spend your vacation at "Country House For The Beach In Arraial Do Cabo", where the first thing on your must-do list should be a dip in the pool. This retreat is located in Arraial do Cabo and features a host of family-friendly amenities, including a fridge and a microwave oven.
  • "Rio003 - Contemporary House With Pool In São Conrado" in Sao Conrado is another popular option. There's lots to love about this property apart from its pool, such as a kitchen and a toaster.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Rio de Janeiro State?

We've got large family vacation rentals big enough to fit distant relatives — even that dear old aunt of yours. Whatever type of property you require, you'll find a perfect option on Vrbo. Here are some of our favorites in Rio de Janeiro State:

  • For family-friendly properties in Copacabana, "The Villa In Copacabana - 8 Bedrooms" is a great choice. It offers 8 bedrooms and can fit up to 18 of your lucky loved ones. A microwave oven and a dishwasher are some of the useful amenities you'll find here.
  • Another terrific option is "Penthouse Beautiful View 2 Floors". Located in Botafogo, this excellent escape boasts 5 bedrooms and great amenities such as a video library and cable/satellite TV services. It can accommodate up to 10 guests.

If you're hoping to visit some family-friendly attractions in Rio de Janeiro State, you're spoiled for choice. Arcos da Lapa, Quintandinha Palace and Rio Water Planet promise a good time for young and old.

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