Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Rio de Janeiro, 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 kitchens. Prices start at $23 per night, and condos and houses are popular options for a stay in Rio de Janeiro. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Rio de Janeiro: the Cidade Maravilhosa

Just thinking about the Cidade Maravilhosa conjures up thoughts of samba parties fuelled with caipirinhas, captivating beaches backed by lush granite peaks and an easy worry-free life. Cariocas has a zest for life and it doesn't take much for a drink with locals on the beach to turn into a raucous street party as the night creeps in. When you stay in a Rio de Janeiro vacation rental, it might be tempting to while away your days stretched out on Ipanema or Copacabana beach, but there's much to see including Christ the Redeemer, which watches over the city from Corcovado Mountain.

Things to do

Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

The fun doesn't stop with the city's attractions. For a first-timer, it's unthinkable not to head up Corcovado Mountain to get face-to-face with the 38-meter-high Christ the Redeemer. If you're interested in tropical flora, don't miss out the nearby botanical gardens, complete with swaying palms, manicured lawns and swinging monkeys. The 215 tiled Lapa Steps were the life's work of Chilean artist Jorge Selaron, who painstakingly mosaiced the walkway in front of his home until his passing in 2013. For more art, continue on to the pretty district of Santa Teresa and dive into the galleries and studios.

Activities

As active as you like in Rio de Janeiro

Whether you're looking for an all-guns-blazing, activity-laden adventure when you stay in a Rio de Janeiro vacation rental, or you want to kick back on the golden beaches and do nothing more than work on your tan or cool off in the sea, the choice is up to you. Those who aren't beach dwellers can hike up through Tijuca Forest, ride along the 250 kilometers of biking lanes, or take to the sea on a chartered yacht. If you're feeling brave, you could see it all from above by taking off on a hang glider, circling on the morning thermals and landing on the beach below.

Weather

Jet in to Rio de Janeiro a little winter sun

Being in the Southern Hemisphere, the best time to nab a Rio de Janeiro vacation rental is during the summer months, between December and March. During this time, the climes are warm enough to hit the beaches and the colorful annual carnival transforms the city into the world's biggest street party. The cooler months, between April and May, or October and November, can be, arguably, even more pleasant, with a slightly cooler temperature. You'll also benefit from a serious drop in rental prices, have more room to stretch out on the beaches and have much shorter queues for the city's attractions.

Natural features

Rio de Janeiro: the world's largest urban forest

If you're itching to spot some wildlife, your best bet is Tijuca, the largest urban forest in the world. It can be combined with a visit to Christ the Redeemer and easily reached from your Rio de Janeiro vacation rental. When you hike up through the park, you can expect to spot monkeys swinging through the trees, lazy sloths hanging from the branches and toucans showing off their colorful beaks. Other birds circle overhead on the morning thermals, while lizards scamper around on the forest floor. Get set to spot some of Brazil's most fascinating creatures.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Rio de Janeiro

Fly into Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont), the closest airport, located 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.), which is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Rio de Janeiro Central Station, Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station and Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around Rio de Janeiro by jumping on the metro at Carioca Station, Uruguaiana Station or Cinelandia Station.

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

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,330 vacation rentals around Rio de Janeiro. From 1,864 condo and apartment rentals to 297 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Rio de Janeiro?

Crystal clear waters, white sands and blue skies as your backdrop. If that is your ideal getaway, now's your opportunity to truly bliss out. There are 491 beachside vacation rentals to select from. Open to other suggestions? Vrbo has heaps more rental options to check out, including:

  • 351 beach vacation rentals.
  • 288 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 220 beachfront vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Rio de Janeiro?

Experience this destination like a local from the comfort of a cozy apartment. You'll feel like a part of the neighborhood in no time at all! You can take your pick from 2,247 different options via Vrbo. How does $13 per night sound? That's what you could be spending if you don't dilly dally! If that doesn't match your group's style, we have a range of other rental options available, such as:

  • House: 255 vacation homes. Prices start from $13 per night.
  • Hotel: 205 vacation homes. Prices start from $17 per night.
  • Studio: 91 vacation homes. Prices start from $15 per night.

Can I stay in Rio de Janeiro in a large group?

There's nothing better than being reunited with old work friends or spending time with your family in a fantastic new place. And the best thing is Vrbo has places to suit. The most popular choice for big groups here are apartment vacation homes, and we have 399 currently listed. Properties in the area that can cater for large groups include:

  • Searching for vacation homes that can fit 6 of you? We have 449 that will be perfect. Prices begin from just $21 per night.
  • Require a vacation rental for 5 guests? We have 291 that will serve you well. The starting price is $20 a night.
  • Hunting down vacation rentals suitable for 8 people? You'll be pleased to find out we have 195 that'll be perfect. You can get one from just $23 per night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your aunt, your cousin and all your pals to Rio de Janeiro.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Rio de Janeiro?

Vrbo is here to help you reconnect with the people you hold dear. Listing a selection of economical rentals, you're sure to stumble upon a cozy lodging to house you all comfortably. Valparaíso is a magnet for bargain hunters. And with 8 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $51 a night, it isn't hard to see why. There are another 21 Vrbo rentals waiting to be booked in or around Icaraí. The average price here is $66 a night.

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