As one of the safest areas in Rio de Janeiro, the newly formed region of Barra da Tijuca, or just Barra, for short, is only 30 years old and is the ideal destination to immerse yourself in Brazil’s vibrant rhythms. Luxury units, together with great leisure infrastructure, make up the unique lifestyle scene of Barra, ready to explore.
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this lively neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro is famous for its beaches, plentiful rivers and lakes, as well as the shopping malls. What’s more, the whole region was built to be environmentally friendly and, as such, it is renowned as the first eco-friendly urban development complex in Rio. Scroll down to check out the 10 best Airbnb vacation rentals in Barra, the place that combines modernism with awesome natural surroundings.
Undoubtedly, beach-lovers will adore this elegant apartment since it’s located right in front of the beach! The sea and mountain views from the balcony of the room are just breathtaking. Guests are entitled to use the parking space for free and basically, they will find here everything they need: from a fully equipped kitchen to a gym and a beauty salon inside the building. The neighbourhood itself is residential and quiet and a good number of restaurants and bars are within short walking distance.
Flat at Barra Near by WINDSOR HOTELRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Top guest reviewsspacious with a nice balcony to have breakfast on with - indeed - an amazing viewthe view of the apartment was a amazing and it was just in front of the beachi would for sure consider renting this apartment again on my next trip to rio de janeirosofia has a great apartment fantastic view in a very convenient location in barraclean comfortable and nice apartmentthe flat was very clean bright and spaciousvery clean and a seriously amazing viewit was perfect the apartment is practical clean and goodthe apartment is clean and a high value choice for any visiting rio
Host:the staff at reception speak english & are very helpfulmali was a fantastic hostsofia was a great hostwe also really appreciated the staff at reception and felt very safe as a resultsofia was an excellent hostRead more reviewscomfortable safe and an excellent location for the beachit is also very close to main attractions (less than 30min by car)the location is great - just steps to an amazing beachthe apartment is near to the beach just across the street very good locationit is a cosy flat in front of the best location to enjoy the barra beach
This 4-star apartment in Barra is located just a few minutes’ walk from the beach and enjoys great proximity to incredible restaurants, shopping malls and nightclubs. This studio can accommodate up to four people and features a double bed, sofa bed, kitchen and a cute veranda, with a spectacular view.
Of course, all other essential amenities are also provided, as well as parking space, swimming pools, gym and a tennis court. The design of the building makes the place suitable for business travellers or for hosting events.
Apart Hotel in Barra da Tijuca - Luxury 4 StarsRio de Janeiro, Brazil
For those travelling on a tighter budget, this vacation rental might be a good option. The entire studio can sleep up to two people and it is equipped with a double bed, A/C, a TV, an ironing board and a cosy balcony, with a view. The beach is just across the street and plentiful restaurants and bars are found in the neighbourhood. Guests naturally have access to all of the hotel’s amenities, such as a parking space, pool and gym.
Aparthotel LUXO - Barra da Tijuca - Suíte DuplaRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Another budget option, ideal for couples, is this modern, private room that sleeps two in a queen-size bed and has a private bathroom attached to it. The unit is located just 3 km (1.8 miles) from Barra da Tijuca Beach and is quite close to both Galeao and Santos Dumont airports.
There might not be a kitchen available, however, there is a high-quality restaurant on its premises and other facilities, such as the sauna, heated pool and spa shouldn’t be missed.
Link Stay Flat QuartoBarra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
For solo travellers who are on a tight budget, look no further than this simple but cute room, located just 200 meters (656 feet) from the beach. The room features one bed and an attached bathroom, including all basic amenities for your comfort. The extra hospitable and welcoming host will make your stay memorable. Other facilities, like a pool and gym, are also at your disposal.
Um quarto na praiaBarra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Top guest reviewsit is always very clean and i find it very stylishnadja is an incredible host she is very attentive her place is beautiful and super cleanRead more reviews
Host:nadja is an amazing host very friendly and also very respectful to privacy at the same time
For a more intimate holiday, this simple but cosy room is ideal for couples or friends, since it can accommodate up to two guests, featuring a queen-size bed and a private bathroom. The very friendly host will make sure you feel at home here. Great public transportation service is just in front of the building and Barra Beach is only 10 minutes away. A few shopping malls are also within walking distance.
Av. Américas 3 Qts Full Condomínium @Rio DesignBarra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Top guest reviewsamazing apartment with lots of things to do swimming pool gym etcvery clean and the breakfast was amazingvery good apartment clean beautiful comfortablesuperb place to stay in rio – clean comfortable and charmingRead more reviews
Host:carmen is very gentle and kind
Another perfect destination for adventurous solo travellers, this cute room can also sleep two guests, since it is equipped with a sofa bed and a single bed. The unit is located in a quiet neighbourhood of downtown Rio, near the Olympic Park and the beach is just 20 minutes away by car. Guests can enjoy free parking on its premises, as well as a pool and gym. All room essentials are provided and the host is quite flexible and helpful.
QUARTO SOLTEIROS BARRA - PARQUE OLIMPICO
If you choose this stylish accommodation, you will have an entire apartment for yourself and ideally for your family, as it can fit up to four guests, although it is not suitable for children younger than 12 years old. The beach is just across the street and a great number of shopping malls, theatre venues and concert halls are available in the neighbourhood. A gym, spa, massage therapy and free parking space are among the plentiful amenities provided here.
Apart hotel de luxo com vista para o mar no Rio.
This large suite with outstanding views over the Atlantic Ocean can sleep up to three guests and has a private bathroom. Among the numerous amenities provided are the sauna and a hydro pool, for a fully relaxing experience after a long tiring day out. Everything you need, such as supermarkets, restaurants, pharmacies and bars are just a short walk away. The lodging is not suitable for children under 12 years old or pets.
Maravilhosa suíte Frente Mar!!!! Apt inteiroRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Top guest reviewsthe view from the balcony is amazing/ beautiful but the apartment itself was a let down
Host:this place is amazing the host is one of the best host i've meetshe is kind and keep a good communicationvalentina’s place is great excellent location and very friendly front desk staffRead more reviewsawesome location definitely will be back
With the capacity to sleep two guests, this lovely apartment offers a highly affordable accommodation option for your holiday in Rio. It is conveniently located just 30 meters (98 feet) from the beach and is only 15 minutes by car from Pedra Bonita, the must visit place for paragliding.
Many wonderful restaurants and shopping malls are just around the corner. As guests of the studio, you will have access to the living room and the well-equipped kitchen.
Seu quarto na beira da praia!Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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From simple, cheap rooms to impressive luxury apartments, Barra da Tijuca makes it almost impossible not to find the right vacation rental to fit your personality. Modern and safe infrastructure are just two unbeatable characteristics of this side of Rio, so why not give it a try?
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