Our house is near the beach (400m) (surf, wind surfing, kite surfing, 40 km of bike paths), Tijuca National Park (trails, abseiling, waterfalls, tandem paragliding, cycling), Fashion Mall Shopping (restaurants, boutiques, theater, cinemas), Gran Melià Nacional Hotel, Royal Tulip Hotel (events), Oasis Steakhouse, Italian gastronomy kiosk, 15 minutes from Copacabana, Maracanã, Sambódromo, Ipanema by metro, supermarket, discos of Barra da Tijuca (Armando Lombardi Ave.) .... You will just love it!
Even though located in the South Zone of Rio, above the Gávea Golf Club, the house has a very quiet farmhouse atmosphere in the midst of the Atlantic rain forest of the Tijuca National Park, and is close to the tourist attraction points of Rio by subway, BRT and buses (our street crosses one of the largest transit arteries of the south district of Rio between the neighborhoods of Gávea / Leblon and Barra da Tijuca).
The house is situated directly below the "Gávea Rock" which is part of a series of mountains (basaltic rocks) covered with typical subtropical forest (Atlantic Rain Forest): the view is simply stunning ... From the house several species of birds such as toucans, herons, hawks, hummingbirds and many others, as well as species of monkeys of various sizes (Pregos, Saguis ...) can be observed.
During the semester the 16 rooms of the house are rented to students of the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) of Rio. Most of them are foreigners from many nations and continents. Students live in the house during periods of one semester, in the case of interchange between Universities, up to 2 or even 4 years in the case of master and PhD students.
During periods of university recess at the end of each semester rooms are available to receive tourists and professional Aibnb guests.
It has a supermarket, a Catholic church, subway, BRT, taxi points and buses with lines for all Rio destinations in the immediate vicinity of the house. The beach, much appreciated also for playing volleyball, surfing or just to run is at a short distance at the end of the street .... We are situated directly below the Gávea Rock which is Rio’s main hang gliding starting point (paragliders and delta wings).
The rooms are furnished. The amount of the rent includes the use of the services of the house: water, gas, electricity, wireless internet, full kitchen with dishwasher, microwave etc., washing machine, swimming pool .... Rooms are single, double or shared for up to four guests, with single or double beds, with or without private bathroom. The prices of the rooms vary according to the degree of comfort and size.
Unlike most hotels or guest houses, "Casa São Conrado" offers everything it takes to make you feel at home. We have a well-equipped kitchen with refrigerators and pantry to store meats, fresh vegetables and exotic fruits from the neighborhood's shops and street markets, where you can prepare both breakfast and meals ... This is considered a plus by most our guests, who do not need to eat meals in restaurants every day, which is an important cost factor when traveling and also stressful for most people, who enjoy eating according to their own fancy and yearn to return home after a while just to be able to cook their own way ... The Zona Sul supermarket next to the Church of São Conrado, about 200 meters from the house, offers not only standard products, but also specialties imported from many foreign countries that guests like to experiment to vary the routine of your meals during the holidays. You will find there all kinds of tropical fruits and vegetables, warm bread with nice fresh oven smell, croissants, marmalades, Brie cheese or Parma ham! A nice swimming pool is at your disposal. An external laundry service is available as an option for an extra fee, but just as the students of the house you will be entitled to unrestricted use of the appliances and amenities of the house: dishwasher, washing machine, microwave oven, internet Wi-Fi 120 mega, pool etc ... To preserve the tranquility of the guests the house has no bar and the kitchen closes at night from 10 hours.
Our goal is to provide you with a pleasant and convenient environment to live during your vacation, at a price that allows you to enjoy the many tourist attractions of Rio de Janeiro, without a headache (not to mention a pocket-ache ...). You will discover that "Casa São Conrado" is a wonderful place to stay, with the character of a rural property and with much natural beauty in its surroundings, although actually located in the center of the urban area of Rio between two important poles of the city, Barra da Tijuca and the traditional area of Gávea, Leblon and Ipanema. We sincerely believe we have succeeded in creating an original, good and cheap alternative for tourists who still want to have money in their wallets to enjoy the wonders of Rio after having paid the lodging ...
If you need tourist information about Rio de Janeiro and surroundings (restaurants, discos, museums, extreme sports (paragliding, climbing, surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing, horse riding, diving, sailing, trails walks, etc ...) just ask Stan, the owner of the house. Stan speaks fluent English, French, German and Spanish and is an International Tourism Guide authorized by EMBRATUR.
He likes to collect tourist information and set up roadmaps for his guests. But this cannot be done at the last minute and it is preferable to contact him ahead of time. The more information you already have upon arrival, the more pleasant and enjoyable your stay will be.
On summer days unbelievably deep blue waves of the high seas, ideal for surfing, hit the shore of São Conrado's "Pepino Beach", a stretch of three kilometers of fine white sand located only 400 meters away from the house. The boardwalk connected to the more than 70 km of bike path on the waterfront is a privileged place to run and train with outdoors bodybuilding structures. Numerous kiosks and culinary restaurants are spread along the beach in the shade of the palms. The beach is also the place where, the paragliders of the Sao Conrado Club use to land.
Casa São Conrado is located a little above the golf side, it has the tranquility of a farm, despite being actually close to Rio's main tourist attractions thanks to abundant means of public transportation (subway, BRT, bus, taxi etc ...) that are frequent and available at any time of the day or night ...
The neighborhood of São Conrado, characterized by its exuberant tropical nature, is formed by a narrow coastal strip 200 meters wide, stuck between the beach and one of the largest Urban Natural Parks in the world, a volcanic massif of 800 meters of elevation covered by 3,000 hectares of Atlantic Forest. São Conrado that is next to Leblon district, is close to both yesterday's Rio (10 minutes by metro from Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and Gávea) as well as from today’s Rio of Barra da Tijuca and Recreio dos Bandeirantes. Here you can relax in the almost rural atmosphere of the house, go out in the most exciting places of the city's nightlife and also have an intense sporting life ...
The house is very close (15 minutes) to the largest nightlife center in Barra da Tijuca, which is located in the "Jardim Oceânico" neighborhood between Praia do Pepe (the first beach of Barra da Tijuca after São Conrado) and Avenida Armando Lombardi, where the most popular nightclubs of Barra da Tijuca are located, while the Olegário Maciel street is a unique succession of superlative bars and restaurants. It is undoubtedly the place par excellence where to have fun, that is today even more popular Ipanema. (See (EMAIL HIDDEN)
By day, the region between São Conrado and the beginning of Barra da Tijuca delimits a center of excellence for many extreme sports: paragliding above Casa São Conrado between the beach and Pedra Bonita, climbing and abseiling (mainly on the Gávea rock), surfing in São Conrado’s beach and kite-surfing in the place known as "Quebra Mar" at the beginning of Pepe beach.
The Tijuca National Park, which starts directly behind the house, is the home of the paragliders takeoff ramp (with good weather conditions experienced pilots of the whole world manage to fly to the Christ the Redeemer statue and to return for landing on “Pepino beach”), but also of numerous hiking trails, climbing and abseiling walls, waterfalls and touristic belvédères, including the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which you can reach through the woods, by bicycle or car without having to come back to the city.
.... The house also has bicycles, that we lend you to enjoy the almost 40 km of bike paths on the sea shore as far as the Grumari beach at the foot of the Santa Cruz mountain range.
In the period of Christmas one of the main attractions is to admire the illuminated Christmas tree of 70 meters of height, that is erected every year again in the middle of the Lagoon Rodrigo de Freitas. On New Year’s Eve a visit to the beach of Copacabana to see the traditional fireworks is a must (of course with a champagne bottle in the backpack).
During the Carnival period, as of the end of January, the "Acadêmicos da Rocinha" Samba School, located less than 1 km from the house, enters in turbulence and you will be able to watch the lively rehearsals on the court as well as training parades on São Conrado’s beach. Blocks scattered throughout the city start already in the second week of February and the Sambódromo of the Marques de Sapucaí Avenue offers the unforgettable splendor of parades of floats during the 5 official days of the Carnival ...