Vila Santa Teresa

The Vila Santa Teresa is a private boutique home set in the estate of the Monteiro de Carvalho family. Located in the bohemian neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, the property is a countryside retreat in the heart of Rio with stunning views over Sugarloaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay below.

Vila Santa Teresa has seven rooms and suites individually furnished, some with private balconies and views overlooking the pool and city and others over the extensive gardens. There are plenty of social areas including a large open plan living room and dining room that lead out to the pool. A wooden deck with loungers surround the pool and offer stunning views.


Located in the Santa Teresa district of Rio de Janeiro, overlooking Sugarloaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay. The villa offers a private car service to drop and collect in the city, it is 10 minutes to the historical and downtown area and 20 minutes to the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana.


  • Library room
  • Dining room
  • Open plan living room
  • Cellar bar and basement lounge
  • Extensive gardens
  • Tennis court
  • Outdoor swimming pool and terrace
  • Massage and spa treatments
  • Private car drop and collect service

Why We Like It

Vila Santa Teresa is a beautiful property furnished to a high standard, with the utmost attention to detail and complete flexibility. There are no standard check in and out times, breakfast is served daily any time before midday, home cooked lunch and dinner can be arranged in the garden overlooking the Christ statute or as an intimate candle-lit experience. Rent the whole villa and stay with family and friends or take just a room, options are flexible. 

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