O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast
Escape to our spacious, heritage style home with tropical gardens and small pool, set on an almost unbelievable 10,000 square ft backdrop surrounded by remnants of Atlantic forest, visited by monkeys, wild parrots, toucans etc. Enjoy fresh mango, bananas, papaya and avocado served daily at breakfast from our own gardens.
We are gay owned and operated and offer comfortable individual rooms in a relaxed, friendly, mixed gay-straight atmosphere. We are located conveniently in the heart of south zone Rio within walking distance of major attractions such as the Christ Statue (Corcovado) Train and Sugar Loaf, and minutes by taxi, metro or bus from Ipanema and Copacabana beaches.
Details about Accommodation
Type of accommodation:
Bed & Breakfast / Inn / Private accommodation
High (e.g. TV, WiFi, seats)
Bath / shower in bedroom TV in room Swimming pool Bar Air conditioning in the whole hotel
Number of rooms:
Number of beds:
Size of the room to let:
Total size of the apartment:
Type of bed:
Single bed(s) Double bed(s)
Is the entire apartment to let?
No designated parking space, but parking spaces in front of the house
Shared bathroom Shower Living room Internet access / WLAN Radio DVD Video Telephone Alarm clock Bath towels Hair dryer Ironing board Fax Garden Terrace Ceiling fan Fridge Desk Washing machine
Free high speed WiFi internet
Airport transfers available
Optional Tours of Rio off the Beaten Path with resident guide
Library of guide books, maps and literature
Full information on gay and lesbian venues in Rio!
Details about breakfast:
Variety of fresh tropical fruits served daily including: pineapple, mango, papaya, water melon, bananas (from our own garden!), and other exotic Brazilian fruits (seasonal). Home made juices and fruit shakes. Selection of breads: whole wheat, white, raison etc. Selection of cereals, granola, yogurt, cheeses, cold cuts, coffee, tea, chocolate, milk. Homemade jams and preserves.
8 to 10 o'clock
Single occupancy per night:
Double occupancy per night:
Additional person per night:
Single occupancy per week:
Double occupancy per week:
Additional person per week:
No minimum stay
Deposit or credit card required?
More details, if deposit is required:
* Rates shown for budget room. Mid price and En-suite rooms are more expensive. rates do not apply for Christmas, New Years, Carnival or other Special Events. Please enquire re deposit requirements.
Rules of the House
May guests receive visitors?
Pets not allowed
Smoking only in designated areas
Underground station Bus station
Botafogo Metro station - 20min walk
Local Bus stop - 12 min walk
English Spanish/Catalan Portuguese
The following pets are kept in the apartment:
We have a large Tortoise, a (very!) fat cat, 2 hunting dogs. Small wild monkeys (marmosets), parrots, toucans and other bird species visit our garden most days...
Shopping Malls (Botafogo Praia Shopping and Rio Sul), Restaurants, Pubs, Cinemas, Saunas, Sugar Loaf (Pão de Açucar) and tourist Train to the Corcovado (Christ Redeemer Statue) - 5 min by taxi or 30min walk. Local street market for fruit and vegetables Tuesdays & Saturdays.
Description of surroundings:
After a full day of touring Rio’s sights, or enjoying the local beaches – a short taxi ride, or a 15 min climb up a short, almost forgotten stretch of cobblestoned road from Botafogo beach, will bring you back to your hideaway escape in our comfortable home surrounded by remnants of Atlantic forest. Escape the city heat with a dip in our pool shaded by Eucalyptus and Quaresma trees. Being a little higher up, we enjoy refreshing breezes when the heat in Rio becomes too much for some. Here you may truly relax and do as your heart desires.
We have a 14 day change/cancellation policy (60 days for Christmas, New Years & Carnival seasons and/or Group or Discounted reservations). All reservations become NON REFUNDABLE if changes/cancellations are not communicated in writing with more than 14 (60) days notice. Please purchase Trip Cancellation insurance if you think this could be an issue.
Nearest major airport:
Galeão (GIG)/ Antonio Carlos Jobim International & Santos Dumont (SDU) City (Domestic) Airport
Mr. Richard Augusto