Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Recreio Dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Updated 2021

airbnb Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Anne Marie
Anne Marie

The wonderful thing about Rio de Janeiro is that every neighborhood is unique, with its own personality, attractions, and beaches! Recreio dos Bandeirantes is an area in the western part of Rio that is a traveler’s dream. The neighborhood is safe, full of shopping and restaurants, and right next to some of the most gorgeous beaches in Rio. The natural beauty of the area is highlighted by the multiple waterfront parks, perfect for strolling and enjoying the ocean, as well as protected spaces that preserve the environment and its unique plants and animals. If Recreio dos Bandeirantes sounds like a good starting point for your trip to Rio de Janeiro, read on for some of our top Airbnb vacation rental picks in the neighborhood!

1. Room in Rio near the beach (from USD 21)

Located next to some of the most stunning beaches in Rio de Janeiro, this charming apartment is the perfect spot for one or two travelers. The Recreio dos Bandeirantes beach not only has pristine white sands and crystal blue waters but also huge boulders dotting the sand and stunning views of the small islands off the coast. The beach is just a few steps away from this private room rental, which is inside a cozy and cute apartment. The room is air-conditioned, and guests are welcome to use the kitchen, living room, and balcony. Near the apartment are lots of shops and restaurants, as well as public transportation.

Room in Rio close to beach and Rock in Rio.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
82 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
she and her family were very friendly and they did their best to make us feel comfortable
ana maria and her family are very friendly and accommodating
nice stay quite area in the "other rio" and very close to an amazing beach
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2. Apartment for business and leisure (from USD 27)

This private apartment is perfect for travelers in town for business or pleasure. It is a spacious and clean home that looks more like a hotel room than an inexpensive Airbnb. Up to two guests can have the whole place to themselves and enjoy the apartment complex’s pool, sauna, and hot tub! If you’re coming into town for business, this apartment is near Barra da Tijuca, known as Rio de Janeiro’s economic and administrative center. If you’re coming for vacation, this apartment is close to many beaches including Recreio, Macumba, Pontal, and Grumari.

Business & Recreation Suite 2
Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
141 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in condominium (condo) 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
outstanding place great location and amenities
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3. Apartment facing the sea (from USD 51)

If you’ve always dreamed of waking up to the sight and sounds of the ocean, this apartment rental is for you! It is located directly across the street from Recreio beach, which means you won’t have to waste any time getting to the water. This pristine and modern apartment can host up to four guests and has a full kitchen, air conditioning, and a balcony that offers stunning views of the sunsets over the water! The apartment complex also has a pool, steam room, and even a reception desk to help guests with any concerns. Located in the Recreio dos Bandeirantes neighborhood, which is quieter than some of the more popular areas of Rio, there are still tons of restaurants, bars, and shops all within walking distance.

Sea Front Flat - Praia do Recreio/RJ
13 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

4. Beautiful full apartment for up to 5 people (from USD 38)

This apartment has all of the amenities you could possibly need to make you feel right at home! A washing machine, dryer, and iron allow you to do laundry while a coffee maker, sandwich maker, and outdoor barbecue grill will help make delicious home-cooked meals! For extra comfort and convenience, there is air conditioning, dozens of TV channels, and even two bikes that guests are allowed to use. Up to five guests can comfortably stay in the apartment which is walking distance from the beach, shopping, and restaurants.

Lindo Apartamento Completo para até Seis Pessoas
Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
39 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

5. Private room in Recreio

This beautiful private room is so clean and new that it looks like an accommodation at a luxury hotel! It also has hotel-like amenities such as a pool, sauna, and a gym. Up to two guests can stay in this private room, which has its own bathroom and a mini-fridge. There are also blackout curtains on the windows if you wish to sleep in after a night on the town! The apartment has easy access to beaches and public transportation that will take you all over Rio. You’ll also be close to Barra beach, which is the longest beach in the city. It has plenty of opportunities for shopping, eating, and water sports on the ocean!

Quarto Privado no Recreio - Private Room
Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
40 reviews
Private room in apartment 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

6. Cozy private bedroom with complimentary breakfast

If you’re worried that a private room rental won’t be as luxurious as a hotel room or your own private apartment, this rental will make you think again! This private bedroom has all the perks of staying in a more upscale accommodation–a private bathroom, complimentary breakfast, and even use of the host’s beach chairs, saving you from renting them on the beach! Guests have access to the whole apartment, which includes a kitchen, living room, and a balcony with a barbecue grill. Recreio dos Bandeirantes is known for its natural beauty as its public beaches and nature preserves show. Be sure to visit the Chico Mendes Ecological Reserve, which has trails that lead to a lovely little lake.

Cozy private bedroom. Near the beach. Breakfast.
9 reviews
Private room 2 Beds

7. Furnished room for a solo traveler

Whether you are traveling solo for work or for fun, it can be daunting to find an accommodation suitable for just one person! This private room would be an excellent, inexpensive option for a single traveler in a safe neighborhood. The room is small and cozy, and guests are permitted access to the living room, kitchen, and balcony if they need a little more space. The apartment is close to beaches and public transportation, as well as lots of shopping. Be sure to check out the Mercado de Produtores, a huge farmers market that has two floors filled with a wide variety of foods—everything from fruits and veggies to meat and fish! There is also a restaurant in the market so you can experience Rio’s delicious cuisine.

Quarto mobiliado para 1 pessoa no recreio
5 reviews
Private room 1 Bed

8. Entire house with a pool

It’s rare to find an entire vacation home with an affordable rate in a large city like Rio. This house can host up to six guests for a fraction of the cost of renting several rooms in a hotel! This spacious home is located on a quiet and tree-lined street and is part of a gated community for extra privacy. The space outside is amazing and you could easily spend the whole day hanging out there. It has a luxurious pool that includes a shallow section for kids, a hammock, fruit trees, lots of outside seating, and a barbecue grill. Inside is no less impressive—in addition to the sleeping areas, it has a full kitchen, dining table, and even a boxing bag for indoor exercise! For outdoor sports, check out the community’s tennis court, volleyball court, skateboard ramp, and playgrounds for kids!

Casa no Recreio, com piscina e condomínio fechado!
4 reviews
Entire house 6 Beds

9. Duplex apartment, close to the beach

This luxurious duplex apartment is in a quiet neighborhood with great restaurants and proximity to the ocean. Up to four guests can stay in the apartment, which is beautifully decorated with art and quality furniture. It has a full kitchen as well as a balcony. The hotel in the building even serves complimentary breakfast! There is a parking spot for one car, which makes this a perfect option if you plan to drive the Descent to Grumari. This road down to the beach starts in the Pedra Branca State Park and is surrounded by lush greenery. It offers stunning views of Grumari beach, which is a quieter setting due to the preserved environment and the mountains separating it from the rest of the city.

Duplex apartment, close to the beach
Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
18 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

10. Affordable private room

It can be challenging to find an affordable place for a large number of people. If you’re willing to fit up to six guests into a single private room, this inexpensive rental might be for you! This cozy room rental has bunk beds to fit a family or group of friends and has its own bathroom for convenience. Guests are welcome to use the apartment’s amenities like access to the beach, TV, barbecue grill, and free parking. The location gives easy access to public transportation to the airport and bus station, making it a great option if you will only be in town for one night.

Suite entrada privativa
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
12 reviews
Private room in house 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
-great location walking distance from everything beach shopping mall coffee shops
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The perfect spot for a leisure or play

The “recreio” in Recreio dos Bandeirantes’ name literally translates to “playground” in Portuguese, the language of Brazil. Once you arrive here, it’s easy to see why. The pristine beaches are a wonderful place to swim, surf, and just lounge on the sand. The environmental preserves have trails and drives that offer magnificent vistas. Even if it’s too cold or rainy for the water, endless shopping and fabulous restaurants make it impossible to get bored! Whether you wish to relax or to play in Recreio dos Bandeirantes, any one of the Airbnb vacation rentals on this list would be an excellent accommodation for your trip.

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Anne-Marie works in publishing by day and aspires to travel as much as she can. While she has not yet seen the whole world, she's eager to learn and write about it!

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