Our house has a large veranda and is surrounded by trees but close by the lively Bohemian area of Lapa with its many varieties of music, bars and restaurants. Nearby are buses to beaches and the metro stations and city centre easy walking distance.
I expect my guests to be considerate and respect my space and that of any other people in the house. I would rather they do their partying outside as we do Polinesian rowing training at 6am three times a week so do not enjoy being kept awake late at night! We do not smoke and though I don't mind anyone having an occasional cigarette on the veranda, I don't like people smoking constantly. Everyone is expected to wash their own dishes and maintain the kitchen space clean.