Discover a selection of 260 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 WiFi. Prices start at $17 per night, and houses and condos 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.


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

Transportation options to and around Rio de Janeiro

Fly into Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG), the closest airport, located 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont), which is 0.8 mi (1.3 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 city. It's easy to get around Rio de Janeiro by jumping on the metro at Colombo Tram Stop, Sete de Setembro Tram Stop or Carioca Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Rio de Janeiro?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental property in or around Rio de Janeiro that's a match made in heaven. Here are some of our faves:

  • "Copa America Copa 4 - Wi - Fi, Net And Netflix" is a favorite with guests. Around 4 miles from Rio de Janeiro, it has 1 bedroom and loads of amenities to help you feel at home, including a washing machine and internet services.
  • Alternatively, unpack your suitcase at "The Villa In Copacabana - 8 Bedrooms". Located around 4 miles from the heart of Rio de Janeiro, it has 8 bedrooms and comes with a bicycle and a hair dryer.

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

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

Nothing's better than squeezing in a quick break to perk you up. Pack your overnight bag and take a breather at one of these irresistible weekend getaways in and around Rio de Janeiro:

  • Spend your whirlwind escape at "Ipanema - 50 Meters - Posto Beach 10", which is around 6 miles to the south of central Rio de Janeiro. There's plenty of nature and adventure to keep you happy here. Try some mountain biking and basketball or simply delight in the sights of Morro de Sao Januario and Praia de Botafogo.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Quiet And Cozy Apartment In A Safe". Approximately 4 miles south of Rio de Janeiro, fun activities around here include snorkeling and surfing and boogie boarding. Rather visit some of the sights? Don't miss Jardim Zoológico RIOZOO and Imperial Garden Park.

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

Experience the culture and lifestyle of Rio de Janeiro from the comfort and privacy of your own studio apartment. Whether you're planning to take time out on your own or have fun with a few friends, you'll find the perfect studio apartment in or near Rio de Janeiro:

  • Throw your suitcase down at "Copa America Copa 4 - Wi - Fi, Net And Netflix". Amenities including an elevator and a washing machine help make guests feel at home here.
  • "Ipanema - 50 Meters - Posto Beach 10" is another awesome option. Make yourself at home and take advantage of a smart TV, a theme park and more.

There are many highlights around Rio de Janeiro to add to your agenda. Satisfy the culture vulture in you with a visit to Rio de Janeiro National Museum and Quintandinha Palace.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Rio de Janeiro?

Just because you only have a few short days off work doesn't mean you need to spend it in a bland hotel room. Take a vacation but still have the home comforts you love at one of these short-term rentals in or around Rio de Janeiro:

  • Close to the center of Rio de Janeiro, "Amazing Wonderful 50 Meters From The Beach - Copacabana | Ipanema | Arpoador" is perfect for a short and sweet break. While you're about, don't miss well-known attractions like Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.
  • Sleep, relax and explore from "Beautiful Loft Steps From Metro And Vlt Cinelandia", another exceptional option. Maracana Stadium and Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden should be on your to-do list when you're ready to go sightseeing.

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

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a houseboat, a romantic weekend getaway is a perfect way to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your sweetheart away for a couple of leisurely days at one of these enticing escapes in or near Rio de Janeiro:

  • Around 4 miles from Rio de Janeiro, "Copa America Copa 4 - Wi - Fi, Net And Netflix" is the ideal place for doting lovebirds. Air conditioning and a dining table are some of the amenities you'll find here.
  • "The Villa In Copacabana - 8 Bedrooms" is another terrific option that'll impress. It's about 4 miles from Rio de Janeiro and comes with winery tours and beauty services.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Rio de Janeiro?

If you're in search of somewhere to reconnect with loved ones this vacation, why not go all out? These mansions for rent in or around Rio de Janeiro will fit your entire crew while doing it in style:

  • Charm, character and style — "Mansion In The Botanical Garden With Open View" has it all, and then some. Approximately 5 miles southwest of Rio de Janeiro and offering a fireplace and a swimming pool, this place is difficult to beat.
  • With a swimming pool, a separate dining area and plenty of other high-end amenities, "Itacoatiara Mansion, Niterói, Rj" will get your squad's nod of approval. This opulent home is roughly 11 miles to the southeast of Rio de Janeiro.

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

Nothing screams good times like a pool. Dig out your inflatable flamingo and check out these rental houses in or near Rio de Janeiro that feature this vacation essential:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy a memorable break at "Rio003 - Contemporary House With Pool In São Conrado". There's a lot to love about this escape apart from its pool, such as coffee and tea making facilities and a TV.
  • "Beach House On The "mountain", Surrounded By Nature" is the sort of place you go to get away from everything and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. A barbecue grill and a microwave oven are also on hand to make your stay nice and comfortable.

Rio de Janeiro has a tropical savanna climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 75 ºF and 85 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Rio de Janeiro vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

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

Whether your perfect escape is out in the countryside or by the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with people you love. Book one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Rio de Janeiro and bring the whole crew:

  • About 4 miles to the south of Rio de Janeiro, "The Villa In Copacabana - 8 Bedrooms" has 8 bedrooms and fits up to 18 guests. It comes with a range of amenities, including books and a garden.
  • "Penthouse Beautiful View 2 Floors" is another excellent option. It's around 2 miles to the south of Rio de Janeiro, has 5 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 10 guests. Handy amenities here include a TV and a kitchen.

If you're in the mood to sightsee, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to add to your itinerary. Arcos da Lapa, Quintandinha Palace and Rio Water Planet are good places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Rio de Janeiro?

Get away from the hustle and bustle and treat your loved ones to a different kind of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Rio de Janeiro and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts you're used to!

  • "Luxury Beachside Condo With Stunning Gulf Views Phoenix V" - Located around 4 miles south of central Rio de Janeiro, this family-friendly escape offers amenities like a swimming pool and a dishwasher.
  • "Cabin In The Middle Of The Atlantic Forest" - Round up the troops and spend a few nights or more at this inviting stay, which is around 30 miles to the north of Rio de Janeiro. You'll have access to a microwave oven, pet-friendly facilities and much more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Rio de Janeiro vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Rio de Janeiro?

Add a splash of indulgence to your getaway by booking somewhere with an indoor pool. These amazing large houses in or near Rio de Janeiro have a swimming space to call your own, along with ample room for whoever you're bringing with you:

  • Book a stay at "House C Pool And Barbecue. In Condominium Near The Beaches" and spend your days kicking back poolside. This popular option has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests and a host of other amenities. A kitchen and a garden are among them.
  • Another excellent option is "Holiday Homes". With 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 20 people, you can invite all your friends to play, stay and swim. A garden and a kitchen are other amenities your guests can enjoy here.

Use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find more great Rio de Janeiro vacation rental options for your next big getaway.

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