Vila Santa Teresa was first built in the 1970’s as a family residence. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, the 4th generation of the family remodelled their private home to share its unique spirit with the world. The completed renovation in 2017 resulted in a surreal amalgam of the old and the new, as family antiques adorn living spaces next to contemporary pieces of furniture designed by Brazilian artists.

Today, Vila Santa Teresa is an urban oasis where guests are treated like family friends, invited into one of our seven suites. Long-standing members of staff remain in service to maintain and embody the spirit of our private luxury home. The property is a full-service 5-star luxury boutique home with a fully equipped meeting room to accommodate up to 150 people, function area and planning services for wedding receptions and social events, dining, bar, pool lounge and Spa by Renata Abreu.

Explore Santa Teresa


The Santa Teresa neighbourhood enjoys a privileged location, with easy access to downtown Rio de Janeiro, Botafogo Beach, Marina da Glória and a 15-minute drive to Santos Dumont Airport. The boutique home is close to many of Rio de Janeiro’s main tourist attractions, such as Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Lapa, Parque das Ruínas, Sélaron Steps and the Santa Teresa Tram. Although just a 20-minute car ride from the tourist bustle of the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Santa Teresa’s authentic, village atmosphere feels a world away.

Vila Santa Teresa Hotel & Spa
Tel: +55 21 2051-1905 / +55 21 2051-1904
Email: reservations@vilasantateresa.com.br

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