Our Property

Our home is located in the charming, vibrant neighborhood of Sao Conrado. It is a unique situation where the forest and mountains meet the beach, so we have the best of what the nature of Rio can offer.

 

It lies just 5 kilometers to the West of the popular area of Ipanema and Copacabana and very close to the main touristic attraction yet located in the middle of the forest, the perfect spot to relax after a busy day exploring Rio.

 

Perched on the side of the mountain, you will feel like you are in a treehouse, with great views to the forest and to São Conrado beach from many places in the house, including the swimming pool area.

You might catch one of our many natural neighbors: cappucin monkeys, tucans, many colourful birds, hummingbirds, giant blue butterflies, gekos, lizards are some regular visitors.

 

Most of our water, for most of the year, comes from forest covered mountain springs from the valley between Pedra da Gavea and Pedra Bonita peaks, part of the Tijuca Forest National Park, at the back of our property.

 

The atmosphere in our Guesthouse is of a relaxed boutique hotel, and we are keen that our guests feel at home and enjoy our beautiful pool area.

 

For the comfort of all of our guest, we have a strict 100% No Smoking Policy throughout the entire proprty.

 

Environmental Practices

At Casa Verde we try to operate, as much as we can, in an environmentally manner.

  • We collect, store and filter mountain water for the use within the house.

  • Water is heated, in part, by solar panels, it is our intention to expand this in due course.

  • 90% of our lighting is provided using LED lamps.

  • Our essential exterior lighting is controlled using Photocell technology.

  • We have large overhangs on the building to reduce the amount of sunlight and heat entering the building, therefore helping to reduceair-conditioning use.

  • As much as possible our electrical appliances are rated A or B

  • In-room notices are provided to guests asking for assistance in reducing electricity and water usage.

  • All Plastic, paper, glass and metal is separated for recycling purposes.

  • We also do some natural composting with some of the vegetable residues.

  • We operate a sheet and towel re-use policy.

  • All areas of the property are Non Smoking.

 

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