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1 block from Ipanema Beach - Design Flat Room 1
1 block from Ipanema Beach - Design Flat Room 1
2 - 12岁

We are ONLY 1 block from IPANEMA BEACH, just minutes from Copacabana. Our Art Deco Villa is in the center of Rio's restaurant & boutique district. We've personally designed all the furniture w/local favela artists & renovated the apt to maintain its 1930s charm. We're a Brazilian/California couple that speaks your language but also gives you a taste of local Culture. We've been featured in Esquire Magazine & Elle Sweden as the TOP place to stay in Ipanema. Check out our blog CASA BROMELIA RIO!


AVAILABLE: 3 GUEST ROOMS- each accommodating up to 2 people.

OUR PHILOSOPHY: Casa Bromelia is a space where people can come who don’t speak Portuguese and still feel like a) they live in Rio b) they have someone to take care of them c) and get a sincere glimpse of how real Brazilians live without the touristy gimmicks nor the hassles of this chaotic city. I am a California native who has been traveling/living abroad for 15 years and created what I look for, somewhere you can have personal space, yet still have good conversation over breakfast with a local who speaks your language. I have restored this 3 bedroom colonial villa 1 block from Ipanema Beach, designed all the furniture with local favela artists and embrace local Brazilian traditions including the music playing throughout the day and the homemade breakfast every morning. We don't let you get lost in the Touristy Nonsense....we go to Samba in the streets, we go have beers in local neighborhoods, we make friends with real people. Casa Bromelia is a space to share, explore, heal, relax and be inspired. This is your home in Rio de Janeiro.

Ipanema, the world's most interesting beach, is at your doorstep. Everyday you will be woken up by the smell of the ocean, a breakfast of fresh fruit, samba musicians on the sidewalk, capoeira dancers on the beach and the possibility of vibrant memories.

Free hi-speed wireless internet
24-hour Camera Security system
NEW Air Conditioning - personal climate control in each room
Great water pressure and instant hot water
European Tempur-Pedic queen size beds
Complimentary filtered water (unlimited)
Personal petit balconies with french doors in every room
French bed linens and towels
Safe available - for securing valuables
A copy of a 'Local's Guide to Rio' written by us waiting on your bed

Homemade Healthy local breakfast upon request
Pick-up service to/from airport
Weekly gym membership (1 block from the house)
Secure underground parking lot (additional fee)
Local guide maps
Laundry services (additional fee)
In-house massage (additional fee)
Iron / hair dryer

20 min - Christ the Redeemer
5 min - Copacabana
25 min - Lapa
50 min - International Airport (GIG: Rio Galeão - Tom Jobim)
30 min - Domestic Airport (SDU: Santos Dumont)


- Guests will have their private rooms with individual petit balconies and are invited to make themselves at home.
- Guests will share a large luxurious full bathroom.
- The living room provides an inviting atmosphere for taking in the moment after a long day at the beach, listening to classic and underground Brazilian music we always have playing or having an afternoon cocktail.


I will be on the premises everyday to help with any detail that will improve your time here in Rio, in Brazil and South America as a whole. I have created a safe place for you to take in the vibrancy of this country, process, recharge and give you advice on where to have the next adventure. I want you to feel as comfortable as possible while you are here.


We have a LOCAL EXCURSION Team to help you see the Real Side of Rio!

Walk, Eat or Dance the streets of Rio with a local who speaks your language. CASA BROMELIA RIO TOURS offers a variety of 'non-touristy' excursions that provide a glimpse of the real Rio and offers you a chance to feel a part of the city and experience the everyday pleasures like a local.

- a night out at a Samba Party
- afternoon in a local favela: Rocinha (a non-voyeuristic visit where we go to meet locals, have a beer with them, shop at the flea market, have an açai, see the chicken market, the fresh herb stand, the murals, etc)
- futebol (soccer) match w/a local Brazilian
- personal training with a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion
- paragliding / hang gliding
- stand-up paddle
- hiking with a Brazilian local
- sightseeing by motorcycle
- dinner party at the Casa with Brazilian dishes and cocktails (2-4 people)
- beach hopping: Grumari, Prainha (local wild beaches on the outskirts of town)


清洁费 $20



Guests are asked to treat the space as if it was their own. There are no guests allowed on the property other than those who are staying here.





Pasamos unos días increíbles en Rio. La casa de Lauren es hermosa y está muy bien decorada, con un gusto sofisticado pero a la vez influenciado por los colores de Brasil, lo que la transforma en única. Nos sentimos muy cómodos. Lauren siempre muy predispuesta a ayudarnos con nuestras inquietudes. Sin duda... volveríamos. Nico & Marian.
This was the cutest couple ever! They were so incredible lovely to be around. I absolutely adored having you here. Thank you kindly for making me a part of your memory. Hope to meet you again someday soon :)

Literally, the 3rd time I have booked here and can't wait to come back a 4th! Lauren offered me a promotional rate for my first night because I was a repeat customer. I had too much fun Samba Dancing with her on a local excursion she offers, so I booked another night. Here is the review I left for my first night and it still rings true now!! Repeat Customer!! I had such a great time the first time in Rio, that it was a must to return my 2nd time around. The location is ideal. I wake up and walk out the front door 5 seconds to the beach, 5 seconds to a fabulous restaurant or incredible beach bar! Lauren could not have been more helpful with local advice and I even did one of her excursions to go to an underground samba party! Decor was authentic and luxurious. the bathroom was the best I have seen in Brazil. I felt safe, taken care of and really apart of Brazilian daily life. thank you for making my trip memorable once again!! See you soon. Brazil now feels like my 2nd home. Love, Rex
Thank you so much Rex! I was just tickled pink that you booked with us your 2nd time around in Rio and even MORE excited when you decided to extend your stay again. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring Brazil with you on the Local Underground Samba Excursion I offer. You are a beam of light. Thoroughly apart of the moment and open to every new experience. You are a true traveler. Please know you have a home here in Rio!

Repeat Customer!! I had such a great time the first time in Rio, that it was a must to return my 2nd time around. The location is ideal. I wake up and walk out the front door 5 seconds to the beach, 5 seconds to a fabulous restaurant or incredible beach bar! Lauren could not have been more helpful with local advice and I even did one of her excursions to go to an underground samba party! Decor was authentic and luxurious. the bathroom was the best I have seen in Brazil. I felt safe, taken care of and really apart of Brazilian daily life. thank you for making my trip memorable once again!!
Rex could not have been more of a pleasure. I was delighted when he returned for a 2nd visit!! I was more than happy to offer him a discount rate for his first night back at the Casa. Thank you so much for being so communicative, on-time, thoughtful and kind. And a HUGE thanks for the delicious Philz Coffee you brought!! I love it :)

We, a couple of Switzerland, stayed for one night. The apartment is lovely made and furnished, just what one can expect reading the description and according to the fotos. It however is important to mention that the flat and especially the bedroom is in front of/facing a busy street. Closing the windows and turning on the white noise machine (which is installed in the room) and even earplugs in, does not cancel the noise sufficiently. Reading the five stars reviews, we can't understand that no one mentioned this level of noise. For us it was impossible to sleep and one should be aware of this fact. Lauern is an incredible host, very flexible and supportive before and during the stay. After one miserable night and as soon as we mentioned that we can't sleep with such background noise, we got confronted with irrelevant statements "Honey, this is Rio, not Switzerland" as we would have never travelled to big citys before. Booked five nights, stayed one, no goodwill at all. It's not about the money, it's about a sign of sympathy.
Hi Nina & Cyril, I am sorry that you were disappointed. I have been welcoming guests for years and as you had mentioned, everyone is elated with their stay! I have even welcomed several DIRECTORS of Airbnb, who stayed in your same room and gave it a 5 star review. Most guests fall in love with our place and often extend their stays. Yes, our villa is in the heart of Ipanema, but there are professional sound-proof doors installed in the room (perhaps you did not have them shut). Rio is an incredible city, but is not for everybody. The day you were here, you got DRUNK on the beach and had your iphone and our house keys stolen (both which were right by your side). This was quite shocking to me, as both myself and everyone one of my guests had never had a single incident of theft happen in the many years I have been doing this. I had to change the locks in the house, which is very costly in Rio. I think this colored your experience negatively. When you both came to me the 2nd day of your stay (after you had already moved your things to a new location without even discussing the situation first), I was deeply empathetic. I even offered to give you a refund if someone else re-rented the room that weekend. Unfortunately, as you had given me only a few hours notice to re-rent the room & the room remained empty. I even offered to be available for any other questions or advice you needed during the rest of your stay here. If this does not constitute good will, then I am not sure what does. People love this city because it is alive, real and vibrant. Your experience at our place encompassed this as well as the luxuries you are accustomed to in your country, tempurpedic beds, new air-conditioning, all hand-designed furniture and all of this right in front of Ipanema Beach. We also offer an extremely reasonable rate for the million-dollar neighborhood we are in, to make Ipanema accessible to all sorts of visitors. We earn hardly nothing on the room, we cover our costs and enjoy the experience of sharing with guests from all over the world. I am very sorry that your expectations were not met. We take incredible pride in the product that we put forth.

The house was gorgeous, the location was incredible and Lauren was an incredibly helpful host! Can not recommend enough.
Federico & Alejandra were amazing people! Their kindness, thoughtfulness & good energy were apparent from the moment they walked in. Thank you for staying with us in rio! you are welcome back anytime :)

There are tons of places to choose from in this area, but what makes Lauren's place unique is Lauren herself: very communicative, with an ample supply of helpful tidbits on how you can truly appreciate Rio. Location is noisy, as it's right on a busy intersection, but can't be beat for proximity to beach, juice stands, fancy-boutique shopping, and metro. Also ask Lauren about her Rio excursions! Lots of fun!
What a breath of fresh air! It was such a pleasure to welcome Carolyn to Rio de Janeiro. Thank you for coming to stay with us & being a part of our Ipanema world. I just LOVED going out to Samba with you, too. You are fun at all hours of the day! Good luck with the South American Conferences. I know you will do amazing! Come back soon. Beijos!

Amazing stay with Lauren. She was very helpful in aiding in a seamless amazing trip from the flight in to the flight out. The location is right at the beach and walking distance to a ton of locations. Lauren was an amazing knowledgeable host who made a solo traveler feel at home. Highly suggest this location
Loved having you stay and go exploring!! Your stories of your 22countries in 22months is inspiring. I can't wait to hear about the upcoming adventures. You are lovely and we will miss you here!!


里约热内卢, 巴西注册时间:八月 2013

Hi! I am a California native residing now in Rio. I want to offer you an unforgettable experience that gives you the taste like you live in Brazil. I have been a traveller for 15 years and have lived in many countries including France, India, England…but have chosen this tropical paradise to settle down call home. My traveling style is sophistication with a human touch. I look for quality of lodging, with style, incredible location and a place I feel instantly welcome and at home. I have created an oasis for you to take in the vibrancy of this country. I will be up with you every morning to cook you breakfast and discuss what you want to do with your day. I want you to feel as comfortable as possible while you are here.

my life motto: eat the world

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