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Beautiful Colonial Style house

Bedrooms 3
Space 150 m²
Property type house


About the property

3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms, Six guests

Beautiful colonial home, 4000 sq.meters of land, large pool, nested around the preserved tropical forest of Rio de Janeiro, 10 minutes driving to the glorious San Conrado Beach and 15 minutes from Ipanema Beach. Very exclusive residential area, neighboring the Mayor´s home. Fireplace, large veranda, HD cable TV, wireless internet, washing machine, housekeeper available, maid service available, renovated floors and bathrooms.

Car rental is highly recomended, since property is located on low trafic of buses and taxis area.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese, danish
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018


HOuse belonged to my grandfather and then to my father, who you see in the picture. We are three brothers who own it. I take care of it dearly.

RAFAEL VIDAL purchased this house in 1954

Why RAFAEL VIDAL chose Alto da Boa Vista

It is a unique place in the world!

What makes this house unique

Only for a very few who can appreciate life in the clean mountain air just minutes from the big town mess and beaches!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Alto da Boa Vista, Brazil

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Nice firm wood beds and new matresses always
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Surrounded by the preserved tropical forest of Tijuca, 2 minutes from the Paragliding ramp overlloking gorgeous San Conrado Beach. 20 minutes from the exclusive access to the Crist, 20 inutes from Barra Beach and 15 minutes from Ipanema beach. House is nestled in a luxurious area of wild birds, completely renovated and confortable.


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Beautiful Colonial Style house
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

we really enjoyed our time.

  • 5 of 5

we truly enjoyed our time, the place of the house above the mountain where you can enjoy a beautiful view, quietness and relaxing. Raphael, the owner of the house is a very helpful man, honest &friendly which is rare to find, he always keep in touch with us if we needed anything, he always provides, if you search for a quietness &relaxing your mind, and a good hosting, I really recommending this house for you!! and Thanks again Raphael for being a friendly host!

  • Review Submitted: 04/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and his wife are serious and dedicated guests! They have taken such good care of the house, always careful with it and its garden. I have even received pictures of them planting new flowers! Where can you find that!? Thank you so much for both of and our house is there for you!
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  • 5 of 5

It was a great house, the porch was a great spot to sit and enjoy the sun! The owner is extremely helpful...he made sure that we had everything we needed and didn't hesitate to assist with any questions prior to getting to Rio and while we were in Rio. We were there during the world cup which was very hectic so it was nice to go to this awesome home and relax to get away from it all. I would recommend this house for anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have Mrs. Mayer and her family at our home. We appreciate the nice review and strive to make it even better in the future! And yes: one of the best features of our home is to be in the best area of Rio and still be able to get out of the crowd and be in green and peace in 10 minutes!
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Santos Dumont
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
São Conrado
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Beach.

* Restaurants.

* Top sports.

* Soccer events and World Cup.

* Museums.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Beach.

* Sports.

* Night entertainment.

* Soccer matches.

* Halthy eating.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Beach.

* City Tours.

* Museums/art/modern art.

* Outdoor activities.

* World Cup and Olympics.

Minutes walk from the famous Paragliding Center of Gavea Pequena Rio and to the Tijuca National Rain Forest. A great biking area for race bikes and mountain bikes. A 15 minutes ride by car to the famous Crist access area and 10 minutes by car to Barra and about 4 to 5 minutes to Sao Conrado beaches. Great for ciclists, joggers and other sports activities, birdwatchers, track passionate ones and similar nature activities. Area surrounded by the natural reserve of Tiujuca, amist mineral water sources. House cleaning and babysitting services can be supplied.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Alto da Boa Vista, Brazil

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$135.48
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$406.44

Fabulous rates considering house welcomes up to 6 persons. Very competitive rates for Rio de Janeiro. House keeper and maid service available.
Regular high season rates: December-March and June/July
NOTE: Olympics (July and August 2016) have higher rates due to exceptional arrangements and very high season demand. Rates can be discussed depending on conditions
NO security deposit for overnight stays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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