Front view of guest house on bright day. Guest house has two small cute suites sharing a balcony, overlooking salt-water swimming pool. Independent kitchen area below.View of guest house from the main house.
Rio Gaia Santa - Guesthouse w/ Waterfall Salt Pool
Rio Gaia Santa - Guesthouse w/ Waterfall Salt Pool

Cijeli prostor

7 gostiju

3 spavaće sobe

5 kreveta
Koliko je odraslih.
Koliko je djece.
Dob: 2 – 12
Koliko je beba.
Mlađi od 2
Maksimalan broj gostiju je 7. U to se ne ubrajaju bebe.
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Guesthouse with two suites, glass sliding doors and balcony, an independent entrance & simple outdoor kitchen w/ BBQ--overlooking saltwater swimming pool with waterfall and private access to simple steam sauna. Recently refurbished third room with independent entrance in the main house is available to accommodate groups of more than four, but does not have its own bathroom. Search "Do you really know Rio?" by Kylie Flavell for video with host.


A few years ago I moved to a new location in the iconic and relaxed Santa Teresa neighborhood overlooking Rio's City Centre and Lapa neighborhoods. The new house was chosen based on its central location within Santa Teresa - just steps from Largo dos Guimarães, Bar do Gomez, and Hotel Santa Teresa - and its potential for receiving guests.

Guesthouse remodeled in 2014 and refinished in 2016 with two lovely suites (each with its own full simple bathroom), glass sliding door w/ blackout curtains, balcony and a private outdoor kitchen with barbecue grill--overlooking and with access to our saltwater swimming pool with waterfall and steam sauna. Spare room in the main house with independent entrance refurbished in 2017 in order to accommodate larger groups (over 4 people). This spare room does not have its own bathroom and must utilize showers in the guesthouse suites.

For video featuring neighborhood, host and guesthouse search "Do you really know Rio?" by Kylie Flavell.

We are located in the heart of Santa Teresa, Rio's most charming and best preserved historic neighborhood. On a safe and quiet well-lit residential street with 24-hour patrol but only four minutes walking from the heart of Santa -- Largo dos Guimarães. Famous Santa Teresa tram runs from a 5 minute walk away into the city center, as well as buses which run one block away into the city center and various other neighborhoods, and we are a 20-minute walk on historic residential streets from the metro at Glória.

Rio Gaia is an eco-friendly option, with solar water heater, natural ventilation and fans rather than A/C, and recycling facilities available. There is an organic farmers market on Saturdays at Largo dos Guimarães nearby.

The owner works with urban planning and community development in Rio’s favelas. She is Brazilian and English/American. She can provide informal support to researchers, volunteers and visitors interested in local culture, favelas, & politics.

We offer basic facilities such as Wifi, a fan in each room, kitchen and washing machine. These are not luxurious accommodations but rather simple and practical. Room cleaning including towel switches occurs prior to arrival and then every Thursday. Extra set of pool towels provided. The pool is professionally cleaned twice weekly, though a few leaves may fall in on in-between days. Families have access to a stroller and travel cot/pack n'play. Entering Rio Gaia Inn feels like arriving home and guests have often referred to it as 'an oasis.'

Please note the guesthouse is not safe for children under 6 (though the spare 3rd room is fine) and children of any age must be watched carefully due to close room access to pool and stairs. Please note also that within the guesthouse suites the high mezzanine single bed is 2.5 meters up and so only appropriate for adults.

And remember, we're in the tropics and in a developing context! It can get hot in summer months (particularly January) so please choose us if your preferred method of cooling down is in a lovely salt water pool and waterfall ;) . We are also in a historic neighborhood that has not received proper attention from the authorities, so though we do the most to guarantee proper functioning of the utilities (water, gas, electricity, etc.) by having additional options available (cistern, solar, etc.), there are times when we will need you to be patient and understanding given the conditions in the neighborhood and quality of and availability of service personnel.

If something is important to you, like you particularly need extra implements for cooking, private parking, a certain type of supply, etc., please message us about this before you book so we can ensure we are able to offer them during your stay before we confirm your booking.

Please read House Rules prior to booking. We are an asthmatic no smoking household so please do not smoke anywhere on the premises. Note that there is plenty of safe and free street parking in front (with 24x7 security). Also note that we are constantly working to improve the units and the overall space so please make suggestions!

We look forward to hosting you!

Some of our favorite reviews, below:

Nadia said: "Highly recommend a stay at Theresa's house in Santa Teresa. She is a lovely, thoughtful and easy going host, who will immediately put you at ease. The neighborhood is a true neighborhood - a warm, friendly, interesting retreat from the more hectic parts of Rio. If you are a slightly adventurous traveler who can take of yourself, you will not find a better place to stay. If you are the more pampered sort who tends towards more luxurious travel and wants to be constantly taken care of...this is not the place for you. We could not have been happier with our choice. Thank you!!!!"

Scott said: "All I can say is: “Wow!" We adored this place. It's two side-by-side, second-floor lofts, each with its own bathroom. As a family of four, it was perfect - kids on one side, parents on the other, with one kid sleeping at ground level and the other in the loft that's reached by a ladder. The setting is gorgeous, idyllic. Beautiful salt-water swimming pool with turquoise tile. Beneath the balcony is an outdoor kitchen that was wonderful for cooking breakfasts. The location is superb, a lovely, safe neighborhood high in the hills, just a short walk from cafes and stunning views. Then, of course, there is Theresa, who couldn't be more charming and helpful. This place is a 10!"

Sylvie said: "We had a great time at Theresa's place, it is a real luxury to start or end the day with a swim in the pool. The area is a joy to walk around and definitely the best in Rio if you like a neighborhood with history, great views and architecture, and an easy mix of happy locals, expats and tourists. With lots of bars and restaurants nearby, the place is perfect as a base to explore Santa Teresa and the rest of Rio, and I warmly recommend it."

Dostupno gostima

Independent entrance and simple outdoor private kitchen. Saltwater swimming pool with waterfall and steam sauna.

Interakcija s gostima

Living in the main house on the other side of the pool, I interact with guests daily or as needed providing contacts, recommendations, and orientation. As such the outdoor areas are not completely private, though we do not use the pool or sauna during guest stays--leaving them to the guests.

I have been renting rooms here and in my previous residence since 2010. Please check out the reviews below. Occasionally I travel to visit family and when I do I have friends in the main house who can provide support as needed (though I am always available virtually). And as a city planner working with Rio's favelas I can also provide orientation on various urban issues, favela visits, and social programs. In fact, it is this AirBnB listing that makes my work in Rio's favelas possible, so thank you for choosing my home!

Ostale napomene

Arrivals prior to 12 noon official arrival time, or departures following 11am official checkout time are subject to confirmation by owner based on availability, and will be charged on a pro-rated basis.

Not in the rooms, but available upon request: travel cot, stroller, hair dryer, additional coffee maker, books, and more. Please don't hesitate to ask.

Raspored spavanja
Spavaća soba 1
1 bračni krevet (1,4x2), 1 jednostruki krevet
Spavaća soba 2
1 bračni krevet (1,4x2), 1 jednostruki krevet
Spavaća soba 3
1 bračni krevet (1,6x2)

Kupaonice: 2
Spavaće sobe: 3
Kreveti: 5
Dolazak: Bilo kada nakon 12:00
Odlazak: 11:00
Ima kućnog ljubimca: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Vrsta prostora: Cijeli prostor

Besplatan parking u sklopu smještaja
Kućni ljubimci dobrodošli

Dodatni gosti $15 / noćenje nakon 2 gosta
Naknada za čišćenje $65
Tjedni popust: 5%
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House Rules | Regras da Casa

[EN] No smoking anywhere on premises. Noise must be kept to a minimum from 10pm-8am. House rules must be respected including no smoking, loud noise, or leaving entrance unlocked. Extra care should be taken not to disturb neighbors. Visits from non-party guests not permitted unless permission specially requested and confirmed. Violation of rules may incur a R$300 fee and/or request for immediate departure from property in cases where resident's, visitor's or property's safety is compromised. Please provide a copy of a valid picture ID of all adults in the party for security purposes.

Parents take full responsibility for children on the premises. The space is not safe for children under 6 and those over 6 must be watched carefully due to close room access to pool and stairs.

[PT] Não se pode fumar no local. Barulho não permitido entre 22-8h. Regras da casa precisam ser respeitadas, inclusive não se pode fumar, fazer barulho alto, ou deixar portão aberto. Um cuidado a mais deve ser tomado para não incomodar vizinhos. Visitas de terceiros não são permitidas a não ser que permissão é expressamente pedida e aprovada. Não obediência das regras pode gerar multa de R$300. Pedimos cópia de uma identidade válida de todos os adultos do grupo antes da chegada.

Pais são completamente responsáveis por seus filhos no local. O local não é apropriado para crianças abaixo de 6 anos e crianças acima de 6 precisam ser observadas com vigilância constante por conta do acesso fácil à escada e piscina.

Otkazivanje rezervacija

Minimalni boravak: 2 noćenja

79 recenzije

Profil korisnika Dominique
Kolovoz 2017.
Nous sommes une famille de 7 adultes qui ont été hébergés pendant une dizaine de jours fin août 2017. Thérésa était absente mais nous avons été très bien accueillis par son amie Laura qui nous a bien expliqué le fonctionnement du logement et décrit les commerces et services existant dans le quartier . Le quartier de Santa Térésa est très agréable , authentique et animé . Il y a des restaurants, un bar avec des musiciens , des petits commerces et des taxis en permanence . A 5 minutes du logement de Thérésa se trouve le terminus du petit tramway typique : le " bondé" gratuit pour descendre au centre ville et pas cher pour revenir . Le quartier est calme et sûr . Le logement est conforme à la description mais il faut savoir que dans le logement principal il y a en plus des lits doubles 2 lits simples en mezzanine à environ 2,5 mètres de hauts accessibles par une échelle mobile presque droite ( à déconseiller aux très jeunes enfants et aux personnes âgées ). Le logement supplémentaire avec un lit double est situé dans la maison principale . La pièce est assez sombre et il n'y a pas de douche ni de WC . Les WC sont situés dans un local annexe qu'il faut rejoindre en passant à l'extérieur du bâtiment. Pour la douche il faut aller dans le bâtiment principal . La cuisine est à l'extérieur , abritée sous la terrasse , devant la piscine . Si vous voulez faire de la grande cuisine ce n'est pas le bon endroit , mais pour des choses simples ça va . La piscine est régulièrement et très bien nettoyée plusieurs fois par semaine , si nous avons bien compris l'eau est de l'eau " normale" et du sel marin est ajouté pour faire de ' l'eau de mer" . En ce qui nous concerne nous n'avons pas utilisé la piscine. Globalement le cadre est vraiment exceptionnel avec le la végétation importante tout autour de la piscine , le lieu est reposant et paisible . Les chambres sont situées au premier étage du bâtiment principal , à noter: il n'y a pas de mobilier de rangement : la plupart des affaires restent dans les valises Globalement ce lieu nous parait très bien adapté pour un groupe de 4 personnes.

Profil korisnika Gabor
Kolovoz 2017.
Theresa's place is situated in a calm, but very central area. It's very tidy and cozy and having the pool in the yard is a huge plus. Theresa was very helpful, even though she could not be present when we arrived she has organized our welcome with two of her friends. Everything went extremely well. I would highly recommend this place!!

Profil korisnika Shanti
Kolovoz 2017.
Santa Teresa & Theresa´s home is a fantastic place to stay in Rio. We loved the local area, the restaurants and bars. Only a short distance from Lapa and the centre of Rio a short tram ride/ bus into town, metro to beaches. Taxis are easily available. We were lucky to combine some work and holiday in this great Air B & B for our family of 4- we enjoyed a long stay. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The outside area with pool/ barbecue is great .We stayed in Rio in Winter, so we did not need to use the fans- but still wonderful luxury to have the pool! to cool down. Teresa was always extremely helpful and knowledgeable, a fantastisk host.

Profil korisnika Madeleine
Lipanj 2017.
This was an amazing place to stay!! I wasn't sure how it would be to not have an indoor kitchen/dining/seating area but it was actually very pleasant to be outside by the pool! And though the kitchen is small it has most everything you need to cook. The pool was lovely. We were in it most every day the week we were there. Our kids (almost 7 and 9 years old) loved the lofts. Wouldn't recommend for younger given the height and since the ladders aren't fixed to the wall. Wifi was strong and consistent. Water went off once while we were there but the alternate source went on quickly so it was no problem. Was sad not to meet the hostess, given she was so nice and responsive via message. But the house sitter who lived in the main house was super friendly and helpful. Highly recommend. Fun neighborhood too!!

Profil korisnika Raquel
Svibanj 2017.
Theresa nos recebeu muito bem, mesmo chegando antes do horário previsto para o check-in. Estava sempre disponível para tirar dúvidas ou dar dicas sobre lugares. A casa é pequena, mas muito agradável. Comporta bem 5 a 6 pessoas.

Profil korisnika Franziska
Travanj 2017.
Theresas Guesthouse is perfectly located in a quiet street in Santa Teresa. The rooms are simple and charming, just as we like it, but outdoor kitchen and saltwater pool make this accommodation extraordinary! Theresa was a very nice host who provided us with maps and helpful tips and even organized a tour guide. We hope to come back some day!

Profil korisnika Lukasz
Travanj 2017.
The house is a hidden gem in an authentic location. Great host too!

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Profil korisnika Theresa

I'm a town planner who runs an NGO that works with community leaders from favelas across Rio. Search for "Catalytic Communities" to learn more. I was born in the UK but raised in Brazil and the United States, so I'm happy to provide informal support to researchers, volunteers and visitors interested in local culture, favelas, & politics. You can get more out of your time in Rio by staying with folks who know the city!

Jezici: English, Español, Português
Stopa odgovora: 100%
Vrijeme odgovora: unutar nekoliko sati


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