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 outdoor grills and BBQs. Prices start at $18 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.

Activities

Rio's 3 R's: Reading, riding, and rhythm

Bring the kids to the Festa Literaria Internacional de Paraty (FLIP) literary festival, held annually in July or August in Paraty, where they can join creative workshops and meet with writers and illustrators. When it comes to outdoor activities, the whole family can sign up for horse riding classes in Saquarema farms and ranches, or join bike tours in the capital to see its most famous landmarks. For some of the best live music in town, head over to the bohemian Lapa neighborhood, where you'll find yourself swaying to the rhythms of forro, chorinho, and pagode.

Weather

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Rio de Janeiro State, BR?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 6,645 vacation rentals around Rio de Janeiro State. From 3,196 house rentals to 3,096 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Rio de Janeiro State?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rio de Janeiro State. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Copacabana: 1,306 vacation rentals
  • Paraty: 476 vacation rentals
  • Ipanema: 910 vacation rentals
  • Arraial do Cabo: 1,501 vacation rentals
  • Barra da Tijuca: 333 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Rio de Janeiro State! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Rio de Janeiro State?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rio de Janeiro State:

  • Paraty: 476 rentals
  • Arraial do Cabo: 1,501 rentals
  • Rio de Janeiro: 2,366 rentals
  • Buzios: 2,027 rentals
  • Angra dos Reis: 503 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Rio de Janeiro State?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Rio de Janeiro State are:

  • Cabo Frio (CFB-Cabo Frio Intl.): 2,450 vacation rentals
  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont): 2,265 vacation rentals
  • Petropolis (QPE): 323 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Rio de Janeiro State?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Rio de Janeiro State. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Porto Belo: 2,530 rentals
  • Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro: 2,284 rentals
  • Imbetiba Point Lighthouse: 80 rentals
  • Paraty House of Culture: 459 rentals
  • Shopping Center Boulevard Rio Iguatemi: 2,344 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rio de Janeiro State listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Rio de Janeiro State

Paraty
476 vacation rentals
Arraial do Cabo
1,501 vacation rentals
Rio de Janeiro
2,366 vacation rentals
Buzios
2,027 vacation rentals
Angra dos Reis
503 vacation rentals
Cabo Frio
2,581 vacation rentals
Teresopolis
265 vacation rentals
Mangaratiba
369 vacation rentals
Rio das Ostras
143 vacation rentals
Sao Pedro da Aldeia
2,420 vacation rentals
Guapimirim
256 vacation rentals
Araruama
314 vacation rentals
Nova Friburgo
98 vacation rentals
Saquarema
213 vacation rentals
Lumiar
88 vacation rentals
Duas Barras
21 vacation rentals
Petropolis
339 vacation rentals
Marica
232 vacation rentals
Niteroi
1,863 vacation rentals
Iguaba Grande
245 vacation rentals