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Charming apartment in Copacabana | (c) Rod/Airbnb
Charming apartment in Copacabana | (c) Rod/Airbnb

The Most Amazing Airbnb Rentals in Rio De Janeiro

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Updated: 1 November 2017
Local experiences and a chance to discover gorgeous houses in other countries are the main draws of renting through Airbnb. In terms of amazing rentals, Rio de Janeiro dazzles. From houses in the hills with serene tropical gardens to penthouses overlooking silver beaches and turquoise seas, the exquisite Airbnb properties available in Rio will certainly be an unforgettable highlight of your trip to the Marvellous City.

House in Gavea

This behemoth of a house sets the bar for amazing rentals. The stunning property has a picturesque terrace with a soft-coloured stone floor, wooden furniture, and elegant potted palms, creating a tranquil setting to take in the breathtaking view which includes the Christ the Redeemer. Each of the six modern bedrooms has its own bathroom and the rest of the house comes complete with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, games room and sports court. Far enough from the city to remain peaceful yet near enough to enjoy Rio’s major attractions, this house sets the scene for a memorable trip.

Reserve your stay at this spectacular place here.

Gorgeous house in Gavea | (c) Barbara/Airbnb

Gorgeous house in Gavea | (c) Barbara/Airbnb

Colonial house in Gloria

The colonial mansion in the heart of Gloria was the home of the bourgeoisie who settled in Rio in the late 1800s. Although fully-equipped with all the modern facilities, the house doesn’t lose its traditional period look, with details such as chandeliers and elegant paintings adding to the aristocratic charm. The stunning property features a library, a study, five elegant bedrooms and an outdoor swimming pool set within the well-manicured tropical gardens.

Feel like royalty during your stay in Rio. Check prices here.

Colonial mansion in Gloria | (c) Rio World Luxury/Airbnb

Colonial mansion in Gloria | (c) Rio World Luxury/Airbnb

Upscale luxury penthouse in Copacabana

This luxurious, two-story penthouse in Copacabana brings the wow-factor with its modern, stylish interior featuring a spacious living room, a roomy, fully-equipped kitchen, and three en-suite bedrooms, one of which comes complete with a jacuzzi. However, the star of the show is the terrace with its ample space and infinity pool overlooking the famous Copacabana beach.

To stay at this beachside penthouse, check availability here.

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Ocean views in Copacabana | (c) Ricardo/Airbnb

Penthouse in Urca

One of the appeals of this penthouse – besides the stunning property itself – is its stellar location. Located in Urca, one of Rio’s safest and peaceful neighborhoods, the apartment is just a stone’s throw away from the famous Sugarloaf Mountain and within easy access to other popular areas in Rio. The penthouse is spectacular with trendy, modern decor and a spiral staircase leading to the outdoor terrace that comes decorated in warm colours, plenty of potted plants and a serene mountain view.

To book your stay at this picturesque penthouse, check availability here.

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Penthouse in Urca (c) Fabrizio/Airbnb

Bungalow in Santa Teresa

Located in the hillsides of Santa Teresa, this charming bungalow is surrounded by nature and creates a peaceful setting while still remaining central to all of Rio’s key areas. The bungalow has a spacious bedroom with a high ceiling characterised by dark, wooden beams. The garden is the highlight though, with sweeping vistas overlooking the city and populated by several species of trees and plants, setting the scene for a perfect breakfast spot.

To check prices at this serene bungalow, check here.

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Beautiful bungalow | (c) Maysa/Airbnb

Gorgeous Apartment in Copacabana

Think Rio de Janeiro, think friendly people and stunning beaches; and that’s exactly what this apartment brings. With a continuous streak of five-star reviews, guests have access to a contemporary and pleasant environment in the heart of Copacabana. One of the highlights is the friendly couple living there who are happy to give tips, socialize, or simply just let you be, creating the perfect spot for either solo or multiple travelers. For those looking for a charming, spacious apartment in one of Rio’s best neighborhoods and the opportunity to meet new, local people, this apartment is the ideal place.

To check availability at this contemporary apartment in Copacabana, check here.

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Charming apartment in Copacabana | (c) Rod/Airbnb

A house in the forest

For an oasis near enough to the city’s key attractions and yet sufficiently away from it all to provide a tranquil retreat, this house in Santa Teresa is the ideal getaway. With its striking contemporary architecture, surrounding forest and view of Christ the Redeemer, it creates a picturesque scene to relax and enjoy Rio’s natural side. The house comes with an ample kitchen, a large terrace, its own garden and access to the main house’s swimming pool.

Check prices and availability at this forest retreat here.

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House in the forest | (c) Maria Beatriz/Airbnb