Villa Santa Teresa is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Outside, a swimming pool, the tropical gardens, and the panorama on the sugar loaf will delight you.
Built in 1885, by a French architect, Villa Santa Teresa is located in the former nobility quarter of the imperial capital.
Very close to the central business district and yet nestled on a high harbour side bench in an oasis of greenery, it offers a direct view of the upper, middle, and entrance harbour, the iconic Sugar loaf
The house is located in a quiet, well illuminated, very secure street of Santa Teresa - just opposite the Explorer Pousada and garden bar - which has excellent international cuisine and drinks.
10 minutes walk from Lapa and 1 minutes walk from the principal street of the neighbourhood where you can find numerous bars and restaurants with a typical Brasilian and international food.
Non catering whole house [plus apartment annexe if required] for rent.
High speed Internet with great wifi service.
Laptop friendly workspace and desks.
Not Wheelchair accessible
Large kitchen with two ovens and 9 cook plates.
SAT cable TV including CNN and BBC and BLOOMBERG
Split Air Conditioners in bedrooms and main rooms - overhead electric fans in cooler ground floor rooms.
Summary: Floor plan:
4 reception rooms [DOWNSTAIRS: main sitting room, winter family room, large dining room: UPSTAIRS: Library/sitting room/ WIFI/office]:
5 spacious bedrooms
3 bathrooms [2 upstairs/1 downstairs].Main upstairs bathroom has private access from bedroom 1 plus lockable access from the hallway for bedrooms 2 and 3 if required.
Second upstairs bathroom is an ensuite for bedroom 4 - which also has a small private kitchen.
Downstairs is a large bathroom adjacent to bedroom 5.
l large downstairs and one small upstairs kitchen
Beds for 10 people.
Smoking allowed on balconys
The villa is located on a flat plateau like bench set in a high hill overlooking the Rio de Janeiro harbour and Sugarloaf Rock.
It is accessed from a private gate in a well lit lane opposite the Explorer Pousada and garden bar - just off Santa Teresa's premier avenue - Amirante Alexandrino Rua
The first gate is in front of an external garden stairway that leads up to the bench the villa is situated on - at the end of the stairs is a second gate - both can be locked at night and the villa itself has wood shutters over all doors and windows and internally locks up like a box - and all bedrooms also have internal privacy locks.
The villa security has never been penetrated by intruders even past the first of the two garden gates.
Being a popular tourist area taxis are abundant in Santa Teresa and can easily and quickly be hailed - plus taxis often wait outside the villa gates by the next door Explorer Pousada garage below the Explorer garden bar so can be easily and securely accessed from the villa gates.
Santa Teresa 'restaurant, cafe and bar precinct':
The villa lane-way is located just off the Santa Teresa 'restaurant, cafe and bar precinct' along Amirante Alexandrino Rua so within 1 -5 minutes walk from the villa about 30 restaurants cafes and bars can be enjoyed.
Santa Teresa has great walks with stunning architectural and harbour vistas plus great views of the forests and escarpments of the Tijuana National Park which overlook hillside Santa Teresa from high mountains above.
You can safely walk down the hills to the GLORIA METRO or FLAMENGO PARK [use Candido Menge Rua OR Santa Christina Rua by the Explorer Pousada on the coast line below or to the shops and bars of Catete and Flamengo/Laranjeiras.