A unique accommodation experience awaits you in Rio de Janeiro!

Welcome to O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast

O Veleiro B&B is a small bed and breakfast or 'Cama e Café' in a large private home. We are located on a quiet forested hillside above Botafogo - neighbor to Copacabana - in the heart of Rio’s touristic zona sul or 'south zone'.

An oasis of green

Walking distance from Sugar Loaf or the Christ Statue train and minutes by public transport, taxi or Uber from Copacabana/ Ipanema beaches, we offer a welcome alternative to hotel accommodation in Rio de Janeiro. O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast is the perfect base for you to enjoy your dream vacation.


Why Stay With Us?


  • Enjoy a REAL Brazilian experience!
  • English, Portuguese & Spanish spoken
  • Transfers: Airport, Cruise ship & Ilha Grande
  • Quiet, safe, tranquil location in Rio's south zone
  • Free WiFi, reference library, book swap
  • Only B&B with a resident certified guide for
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil & South America
  • Special tours to city highlights, untouched beaches, mountains, waterfalls & off the beaten path
  • 8 year consecutive winner
    TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards
  • Guests say we have great breakfasts!
  • Walking distance to Botafogo metro, beaches, Sugar Loaf & Christ Statue train
  • 10 min walk to bus stop or 20 min to metro
  • Highly recommended for Bird Watching
  • 950 sq meters on an Atlantic rain forest backdrop
  • We want to help you have a great vacation!

Wake up to the sounds of the forest…

The chatter of wild parrots, toucans and monkeys. Yet you’re right here in Rio! Minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of a major city just waiting to be explored!

Share ideas for your day’s adventures with other guests over breakfast around our big family table. We’ll offer some personalized tips!

Lay back and Relax!

Feel like hanging around the house for awhile with a good book? On hot summer days, gentle breezes bathe our ample poolside gardens, decks and bar.

Returning from sightseeing or a day at the beach, enjoy our plunge pool to cool off. As dusk settles over the mountains, cicadas and other tropical jungle sounds close out the day and city lights come twinkling on below us...

Sound like the kind of vacation you’re looking for?

Why not book your stay with us today!

“O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast is a real haven. This is a lovely, quiet guesthouse with swimming pool, parrots in the garden, and views of Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer.”
– “48 hours in Rio de Janeiro”, The Independent Newspaper - London UK

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