A cool and green open-plan apartment with sweeping forest views from the bedroom, private garden, and sun-drenched office/2nd. bedroom. Kitchen wraps around a grand tree and restful deck. Peace, quiet and a beautiful view in central and vibrant Jardim Botânico.
This entirely independent two-bedroom apartment is accessed via the outside area of a one-family residence on a quiet street in Jardim Botânico. After descending a number of stairs, guests will be rewarded with stunning views of the imperial palm trees of the Botanical Garden, the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world.
Recently built, the 60m2 apartment has a large bedroom (with brand new box spring full bed) opening onto a private terrace and garden. The living room and full kitchen are uniquely integrated around the foot of a large tree which, encased by a private seating deck, just outside the window. Enjoy a glass of wine with a view while keeping company to whomever is cooking!
The office is fully reversible as a second bedroom, and is equipped with a Sofa-Bed. The sliding door makes the room totally private, and the large workspace and high-speed wireless internet makes it an ideal space to work and play. Just don't get distracted with the view!
The bathroom has high-pressure hot and cold water and a great view from the shower.
The open kitchen has ample working space, an electric cooktop, state-of-the art combined microwave and electric oven, full fridge and comes complete with all utensils. Cooking overlooking the tree-bench is a true joy. Eat on either the high counter top with bar stools inside, or on the full table on the veranda, or on the garden bench overlooking the magnificent views of the Botanical Gardens.
Jardim Botânico is naturally substantially cooler than the beach areas of Ipanema, Leblon and Copabana and the apartment is already airy and light. Just in case, we have two brand new split air conditioning units (in the bedroom and the office) for hot nights.
Between the double-bed, and the pull-out couch, the apartment sleeps comfortably up to 4 - perfect for one or two couples, a family or small group of friends.
In the service area there is a brand new washer/dryer and private laundry facilities.
A pre-paid cellphone may be provided for use during your stay.
We live in the main house, and so we are happy to help with anything that you might need!
Speak to us about our special privately guided tours of Rio - in Portuguese or English!
Jardim Botânico is one of Rio's most valued residential neighbourhoods. Right in the middle of the "Zona Sul", it is quiet and green, with dozens of restaurants and shops hidden on its smaller streets.
Easy access to well-known and off-the-beaten track attractions:
Ipanema & Leblon Beach - 10 minutes by taxi, 20 minutes by Bus
Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas - 10 minutes on foot
Bars of Botafogo - 15 minutes by taxi
Jardim Botânico - 4 minute walk
Waterfalls - Dozens of waterfalls dot the Tijuca forrest: one is a 20 minute walk from our front door, on a fun forest trail.
Parque Lage - 20 minute walk (This is also the beginning of the 2-hour trail to walk to the Christ statue!)
Historic downtown & museums - 30 minutes with metrobus & metro.
Gávea/Baixo Gávea - 20 minute walk
Pacheco Leão and Lopes Quintas (both streets that are on the corner of ours) are filled with restaurants and bars, many with beautiful views.
Multiple drug stores, supermarkets, banks and other services are on Rua Jardim Botânico, an 8 minute walk away.
Rua Jardim Botânico is a major avenue with buses and metro-buses running everywhere you could possibly want to go. The street is an 8 minute walk from the apartment. 5 minutes away there is a smaller bus station where a few lines run to Botafogo and downtown.
The orange public bikes of Rio are a great way to get around. The cellphone we will lend you has an account, and there are two docking stations nearby: one a 5, the other a 10 minute walk away.
The apartment is accessed via a number of descending stairs and is not suited for people with mobility issues.
The family owns two very friendly cats.