• Swimming Pool Terrace

    Swimming Pool Terrace

  • Sitting Room

    Sitting Room

  • Swimming Pool

    Swimming Pool

  • Pool


  • View over Guanabara Bay

    View over Guanabara Bay

  • Terrace View

    Terrace View

  • Vila Santa Teresa

    Vila Santa Teresa

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Sitting Room

    Sitting Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Entrance Hall

    Entrance Hall

  • Study


  • Bedroom


  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

Vila Santa TeresaRio de Janeiro, Brazil

This architect-designed 1970’s house is located on the five hectare private estate of the Monteiro de Cavalha family, set on top of a hill in the Santa Teresa District.

The building has just been restored with an impeccable eye for detail, retaining some of the amazing original bathrooms but incorporating all the facilities expected in a top boutique hotel. In a city where amazing views are commonplace, the view from the swimming pool terrace must count as second to none!

There are seven bedrooms, some with attached sitting rooms and private terraces, all individually furnished and decorated. As well as being a boutique hotel, the house could equally be rented as a private villa for a small group.

This hotel is located a half hour taxi ride from the vibrant centres of Ipanema and Copacabana and we would suggest that it is best suited to guests who are passing through Rio for a second time at the end of their holiday, or who have visited the city before and are looking for something different. Read a feature on this hotel in The Week magazine titled ‘A hilltop oasis in Rio’.