Rent Gavea&PUC B&B in Rio de Janeiro
Gavea is a middle-to-upper class residential neighborhood located in the skirts of Floresta da Tijuca hills, near one of Rio’s renown private universities, PUC. This quiet B&B is across the street one of PUC’s entrances; it is ideal for students or single visitors seeking a family place to stay, either for a few days or for extended periods of months. Two single bedrooms share 1 bathroom (1 mts away across the hall); healthy, organic-based breakfast is served.
Each of the 2 bedrooms available offers one single bed with a desk and sufficient space in closets. Rooms have ceiling fans although not fixed air conditioning. Access to the TV/living and dining areas is entirely open and share with the three members of the hosting family.
The leafy condominium with 24-hr security offers ample open spaces for social gatherings or simply for relaxation.
Type: Bed & Breakfast
Subway lines: Reachable by bus, from PUC's bus station
Restrictions: Smoking is not allowed. Pets are nor allowed.
| Near to: Bus stops (connecting to Zona Sul and Barra) and taxis are constantly passing by Rua Marques de São Vicente at half block away. A bus central station is located inside PUC university’s campus (across the street); every region in Rio de Janeiro and Niterói can be reached since there. Shopping da Gávea and a number of local, convenience stores, are 300 mts away; Rio de Janeiro Planetarium is at walking distance, 5 minutes away.
Air conditioning (just portable and shared)
A security deposit is requested upon arrival and refunded after the check-out. Amount upon agreement.
Social spaces in the building.
Adriana works in the women’s fashion industry as a sales representative. She has hosted visitors from European countries (Switzerland) as part of student exchange programs she is involved in; she speaks English and Spanish. Beside her native Portuguese. Rather than driving, Adriana mostly cycles around Rio de Janeiro city; she enjoys spinning and volley-ball; she lives with her husband and one of her two sons.
You will receive your host’s telephone number and e-mail after a reservation in his/her place is confirmed.
Once a reservation is complete, please remember to get in contact with your host or MyRoomsinBrazil letting know your arrival time to Rio de Janeiro. It is critical to schedule the check-in prior the arrival. In case of a delay, please advise MyRoomsinBrazil or your host as soon as possible so that we are able to re-arrange meeting and welcoming you timely.
Please bear in mind that the remaining 50% of this reservation must be paid in cash directly to the host inmendiately upon arrival.
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Management Team -MyRoomsinBrazil
Jardim Botânico/ Gavea
Jardim Botânico (Botanical Gardens) is today a wealthy residential neighborhood dissected by the highly commercial Rua Jardim Botânico and located toward the Parque da Tijuca mountains, north/west of Ipanema and Leblon, across Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Together with neighboring Gávea, Jardim Botânico has developed a reputation for gastronomical excellence; it hosts Parque Lage, a beautiful, large land of trails leading to the summit of Corcovado, with an imposing early 20th century mansion that is currently a visual arts school.
Vibrant and prosperous, Jardim Botânico is named after Rio’s Botanical Gardens, a major tourist spot in the area, a 340-acre tranquil, shady garden containing 230 thousand plants and trees. The park was created in 1808 by Portuguese prince regent Dom João VI to introduce to Brazil plants from across the world, many of them threatened with extinction today . At Jardim Botânico’s entrance lines a double row of 134 royal palms all more than 160 years old.
This neighborhood stands out also due to its artistic feel –largely thanks to the presence of Globo Headquarters (Brazil’s main media company)-, the large number of detached residential houses - not common in the densely populated south zone of Rio- and mansions that stretch up into the forest. Jardim Botânico is also relevant for being one of the few bairros in Rio not having a favela community in its hillside. Rio’s Planetarium (in Gávea), Horse Race Tracks and Parque da Catacumba (both in Lagoa) are found relatively close to this bairro.
One of Rio de Janeiro's most famous Carnival parades annually strolls through the streets of Jardim Botânico. The bloco calls itself "Axila do Cristo", which translates to "Armpit of the Christ" because Jardim Botânico lies right underneath the right armpit of Rio de Janeiro's most prominent landmark, world famous Cristo Redentor statue (Christ the Redeemer).