Favela Family Home - Watermelon Room
Favela Family Home - Watermelon Room
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Enjoy the shared bedroom and bathroom in the dos Santos' family home in the vibrant Rocinha favela. Gaze at the favela, ocean, and Christ the Redeemer from the vast rooftop deck and make the most of the privileged access to various hikes including Dois Irmãos, São Conrado beach, and Barra da Tijuca, home to various Olympic venues. Experience the real Rio with comfort, safety and excitement!

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See our other affordable rooms and apartments in Rio's safe, vibrant, centrally-located favelas here: https://www.airbnb.com/s?host_id=408900

Immerse yourself in the real Rio de Janeiro by staying in the favela of Rocinha, a safe urban community vibrant with music, food, art, and fun. Share a spacious, three-bedroom home with a local host family and other international guests while enjoying stunning views of the ocean, mountains, Christ the Redeemer, and the entire favela. Enjoy many cultural and adventure activities in or near Rocinha, including hang gliding, surfing, rock climbing, trekking, favela walking tours, samba, martial arts, and "funk carioca" parties. (We can even get you discounts--just ask!) Moreover, located in the heart of Rio's exclusive South Zone, you'll be a short van, bus, or taxi ride away from the beaches of Ipanema, Copacabana, and Leblon, Rio's downtown, and the alternative scene of Botafogo.

We have availability and very affordable prices for:
• Olympics 2016
• Carnival
• New Year's
• Rock in Rio

Please inquire about pricing as we have many different properties and offer discounts for longer stays and larger groups.

The shared bedroom sleeps 4 people, with 1 shared bathroom available for use. There's also fast WI-FI and ample closet space.

The large, three-bedroom house is located at the top of Rocinha, with incredible ocean views both overlooking Sao Conrado from one side and Lagoa and Ipanema beach from another side. The house also includes fast WI-FI, a large, fully-equipped kitchen, an expansive living room area with many couches and a TV. On the floor above the main living area is a vast rooftop deck with an outdoor shower and lots of space to tan and relax.

Rocinha is Latin America's largest favela with 300,000 residents and much culture and fun to offer you. The community brings together residents from all ethnicities, dialects, and regions of Brazil. Yes, residents are generally low-income, and the community is often neglected by the government. Nonetheless, what people lack in financial wealth, they more than make up for in hospitality, authenticity, and resilience.

There's lots for you to do in and near Rocinha, including:
• Take a walking tour through a favela led by English-speaking resident-guides, catching a breathtaking rooftop view, descending through a maze of alleyways, and learning about favela history, culture, and everyday life
• Check out a Carnaval rehearsal by an official samba group representing the favela
• Rent a surf board and catch some waves at nearby São Conrado beach
• Hike up the Morro Dois Irmãos ("Two Brothers Hill"), and watch the sunrise, overlooking all of Rio
• Grab a chilled beer and salty snack at one of Vidigal's many botecos (bars)

There are public buses (each about $3.80 BRL) that stop within a 1-minute walk of the house. Passing every few minutes, this public transportation goes to the lively neighborhoods of Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Botafogo, and Leme.

Your host Maria, married mother of 5, is a popular resident of Rocinha, known throughout the neighbourhood as Mao Santa (Holy Hand), for her healing powers using natural remedies. One of her many contributions to the community include her recent work with pregnant teenagers between the ages of 10 and 16 who had been disowned by their mothers, seeking to repair the relationship between mother and daughter.
Maria also goes under the name and persona of Mulher Maracuja, or Pasionfruit Woman, to counter the materialistic and superficial Brazilian celebrity figures in a satirical way. Her project spreads smiles throughout various places in Brazil, hospitals, schools, NGO's etc.
With the money Maria earns from hosting with Favela Experience she intends to improve her home, send her children to better schools, get better health care plans for the family and open a non-profit eatery that provides meals for Rocinha’s many residents who receive treatment for serious diseases and are weak and unable to provide proper nutrition for themselves

Rocinha's 24/7 police protect the community as part of a government program introduced before the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In reality, tourists are safer in Rocinha than in some of Rio's most "touristy" areas. Unlike other parts of the city, you'll feel a real sense of community in the favelas, where everyone looks out for their neighbors.

You can maximize your safety if you:
• Don't take photos of people without permission
• Never use or buy illegal drugs
• Consume alcohol in moderation
• Listen to your hosts about safety

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Zusätzliche Personen 26 € / Nacht nach dem ersten Gast
Wochenrabatt: 10%
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NOTE: I manage bookings for the actual hosts and do not own, lease or live on the properties.

I am an American who is passionate about Rio de Janeiro's favelas and the communities of people that define them. My mission is to give you an unforgettable experience in the home of favela residents and in conjunction with NGO's. Ultimately the goal is to provide favela residents additional sustainable income and empower while enabling them to improve their lives and communities alike.

NOTA: Administro las reservaciones para los anfitriones verdaderos y no soy propietario, arrendatario o residente de las propiedades.

Yo soy un americano apasionado de las favelas de Rio de Janeiro y mi misión es proporcionarte una experiencia inolvidable en la casa de residentes de una favela y oferecerles renta sustentable a los residentes de las favelas.

NOTA: Administro as reservas para os hospedeiros verdadeiros e não sou proprietário, locatário ou residente das propriedades.

Eu sou um americano apaixonado pelas favelas do Rio de Janeiro e a minha missão é te proporcionar uma experiência inesquecível na casa de residentes de uma favela e oferecer uma renda sustentável a residentes das favelas.

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