Mentalvacay: Rio de Janeiro’s Most Luxurious Villa

Rio de Janeiro's Most Luxurious Villa - Casa Almirante

One of our favorite things about Rio de Janeiro is that no two neighborhood is the same. Some are so varied that it can feel like you’re in a totally different city altogether. The steep slopes of the Vidigal favela rubs shoulders with the up-market district of Leblon while the loud and hectic area of Lapa is the opposite to the peaceful Bara Da Tijuca.

This particular villa, one of the best properties in Rio de Janeiro, is perched up high on the hill in Santa Teresa, the city’s most historic and bohemian neighborhood. The views from here guarantee to take your breath away, even if climbing the steep hill upon which the neighborhood is sitting does not. Santa Teresa is scattered with faded nineteenth century mansions whose brightly painted windows and shutters and tropical jungle undergrowth are fading memories of their former glory. Some have been left to age gracefully while others, like Casa Almirante, have been maintained and renovated over the years. Step inside this enchanting 5-bedroom home, Rio de Janeiro’s most luxurious villa.

Rio de Janeiro's Most Luxurious Villa - Casa Almirante

Built in the 1940s, this magnificent home is a clear example of classic old meets modern chic with its clean white walls and original wooden touches. Influenced by renowned architect Le Carbusier, Rio de Janeiro’s Most Luxurious Villa makes the most of its wide open spaces and great views Rio’s iconic landscape. The stunning panoramic sweeps across the Rio’s Lagoa with Flamengo and Botofogo flanking the water’s edge and Urca sitting at the foot of the Sugarloaf Mountain. Pick a spot in front of Casa Almirante’s large feature windows, sit down and soak it all in.

Rio de Janeiro's Most Luxurious Villa - Casa Almirante

Each room is flooded with warmth and light from Rio’s long days of sunshine, while the high altitude means that the crisp ocean breeze ensures the temperature never gets too hot. The jungle surroundings means that you’re likely to share this luxurious abode with passing monkeys, wild chickens, agoutis and exotic birds. You even have the pleasure of your own private viewing point of the iconic Christ the Redeemer from the comfort of your sun-lounger.

Rio de Janeiro's Most Luxurious Villa - Casa Almirante

This luxe Santa Teresa villa is perfectly designed for enjoying the long summer days. Whether daytime or nighttime you have an abundance of outside space to explore from multiple balconies, to the sweeping verandas all with killer views. Keen to escape the crowds of Ipanema beach, then sit back and cool off in your own private swimming pool. Oh and did we mention that you also have the luxury of your own private tennis court, daily breakfast service, daily cleaning service; this really is Rio de Janeiro’s Most Luxurious Villa.

Rio de Janeiro's Most Luxurious Villa - Casa Almirante

After a full day of excitement exploring, retreat to your oasis of calm. Gather of your private terrace and watch the sun dip behind the ocean then sleep like Brazilian royalty in your pick of the 5 spacious bedrooms, each complete with a small living room and ensuite bathrooms.

Rio de Janeiro's Most Luxurious Villa - Casa Almirante

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