If you plan to travel to Brazil, then you should consider a stay at the beautiful Casa Beleza villa in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro. This charming holiday rental near Copacabana and Ipanema is a green oasis located in the city’s charming historic district and an ideal starting point to discover the heart of Rio's culture and tradition.
This renovated 1960’s mansion was the former residence of the governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Its historic background shows in the impressive architecture and size of the property: villa Casa Beleza features a large swimming pool and a huge 1700 sqm garden where you can spot small monkeys, butterflies, fruit trees and many rare Brazilian flowers and plants.You might even meet the huge turtle that slowly moves through the garden.
Don’t worry about a thing during your stay here: security staff on duty day and night will guarantee your safety. The area is also very well served by local transport and the famous antique cable car of Santa Teresa, so you can easily hop from one attraction to another.
Unlike many beach areas in Rio, Santa Teresa offers you the chance to experience a real Rio neighbourhood and the opportunity to mingle with the locals. Wander the tree-lined cobblestone streets past the colourful colonial houses and you are likely to stumble upon an impromptu musical gig, a poetry performance or locals enjoying a drink in front of one of the many bars and cafes: Casa Beleza is ideal for those who want the taste of the real Rio.
The four guest rooms of this Rio de Janeiro vacation villa are located in a separate part of the house overlooking the swimming pool. Privacy is assured as guests have their own entrance, living room and terrace.
The rooms are tastefully decorated with an eclectic mix of antique, retro and objects of traditional and modern Brazilian artisans.
All rooms have double beds and security doors and windows. They are quiet and always cool with ceiling fans or air conditioning. Rooms are available either with en-suite or private bathroom options.
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The friendly owners are passionate about Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, and they will gladly tell you everything you need to know about the city, its traditions and the best places to visit.
Santa Teresa’s cultural life, bars and restaurants are only a few minutes walking distance away. Five minutes down the hill takes you to Lapa, the heart of Brazil’s samba scene, where you’ll find many of Rio’s best bars, nightclubs and music venues.
The beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana are a short ride away, as is the Cristo Redentor.
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