Discover a selection of 6,000 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 $39 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.
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.


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.


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 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 6,367 vacation rentals around Rio de Janeiro (state). From 2,990 house rentals to 2,930 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: 1,269 vacation rentals
  • Ipanema: 869 vacation rentals
  • Barra da Tijuca: 327 vacation rentals
  • Geriba Beach: 940 vacation rentals
  • Paraty: 453 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: 453 rentals
  • Rio de Janeiro: 2,296 rentals
  • Arraial do Cabo: 1,538 rentals
  • Buzios: 2,049 rentals
  • Cabo Frio: 2,573 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:

  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont): 2,218 vacation rentals
  • Petropolis (QPE): 285 vacation rentals
  • Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.): 2,202 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:

  • Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro: 2,227 rentals
  • Imbetiba Point Lighthouse: 82 rentals
  • Shopping Center Boulevard Rio Iguatemi: 2,286 rentals
  • Paraty House of Culture: 433 rentals
  • Ilha Da Gigoia: 2,269 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.

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