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Botafogo 22281-080 Brazil

Listing # 131453

Rates From USD 2800 Monthly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Spectacular penthouse in Humaita/Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro - Spacious 3 BRM Home

Welcome to our stunning penthouse in Humaita/Botafogo, the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro. This is a modern, bright and airy apartment with spectacular views of Cristo and Sugarloaf from the front balcony.

The spacious apartment has 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a study, an open living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, and plenty of outdoor space facing both the bustling city (out front) and a tropical forest (at the back).

Also included are basic amenities including washer/dryer, cable television and Wi-Fi, an outdoor gas BBQ, outdoor shower, and two parking spaces in a covered garage.

All conveniences are within walking distance, including a covered market with fresh produce, bakeries and cafes, and some of the finest bars and restaurants in the city (just a few minutes away).

The apartment is about a 10 minute walk from the metro and a 15 minutes drive (bus or car) from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Gavea, FGV in Botafogo, and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Urca.

The apartment is 10 minutes by car from the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon and a 10 minute walk from Lagoa and the Botanical Gardens. There are good schools within 5 minutes walk.

The listed rental price includes week-day cleaning and cooking (prices negotiable if this is not desired). Renting cars and bikes also an option. One caution: monkeys periodically show-up on the balcony, so keep alert!

*We also have a truly splendid country home in the mountains a few hours outside of Rio de Janeiro. If you are interested, check out https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/35461027?source_impression_id=p3_1571686108_UocW5fAo7paCo6az for more information. A wonderful place to retreat, write, and to find solace in nature.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
3500 Sq. Feet
Suited for
6 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Tuesday, September 1, 2020 until Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
January 2020 to July 2020
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Botafogo
Postal Code - State or Province 22281-080 RJ
Country Brazil
Neighborhood Keywords Humaita/Botafogo
Closest University PUC - RIO http://www.puc-rio.br/english/
University nearby FGV - https://portal.fgv.br/

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: New York
New York

State or Province
United States of America

Rental Price:

USD 2800 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Comes with cleaning and cooking option
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Elevator
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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I teach at several universities in Brazil and the US. I co-founded several think tanks and businesses. My work has taken me to over 100 countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa, South and Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, including in connection with the United Nations and World Bank.

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