Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

For rental the "BRUT DIAMOND VILLA" - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro.

Ready for first occupation January 2015.

This State-of-the-Art villa is elegantly furnished with centuries old solid French furnitures, antiques and art works from around,

The villa is built in solid reinforced concrete in minimalist Japanese style, the interior architecture and decoration carries a number of valuable materials such Bisazza mosaics, granit and rare marbles, having water spring source serving the house to offer the best water to drink and bath into Japanese style cleansing hot tubs.

Perched on a hill, surrounded by a luxurious sub-tropical forest, its at 10 minutes by car from Barra da Tijuca Beach following the fame of Ipanema Beach the best and prettiest of Rio de Janeiro.

It's located in an exclusive residencial zone, protected in a secured road, with permanent guard, Brut Diamond is at a very silent location, the magnificent surroundings are a splendor for nature lovers and sports addicted individuals with refined taste.

The location of Brut Diamond offers at 10 minutes drive to quality shops, you'll find at least 10 large malls including high end international boutiques as Louis Vuitton, Prada, and many others.

At the beach, you'll find beach volleyball, soccer and surf.

One of the most invigorating hikes available in Rio is to climb up Pedra da Gavea, one of the beautiful Rio landmark - this trecking starts at the door of Brut Diamond.

At the surroundings of Brut Diamond you can find swimming pools, sports arenas; walking, run, jogging and bike tracks, climbing and hang gliding for the thrill seekers.

And for the calm ones, golf courses.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Barra da Tijuca 2 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: GIG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RIO DE JANEIRO 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private indoor pool, Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
Pool Private indoor pool
General Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms, 4 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture King Beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Secure parking

The State of Rio de Janeiro region

Barra da Tijuca (mostly referenced as Barra) is a famous borough in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, located southwest of the city on the Atlantic Ocean. Barra is well known for its beaches, its uncountable lakes and rivers, and its highly Americanized lifestyle. Although representing only 4.7% of the city population and 13% of the total area of Rio de Janeiro, Barra is responsible for 30% of all tax collected in the city. Barra da Tijuca is classified as one of the most developed places in Brazil, with one of the highest HDI (0.970) in the country, as measured in the 2010 Brazil Census. Differently from the South Zone and Rio's Downtown, Barra da Tijuca, built only 30 years ago, follows the American standards with large boulevards creating the major transit axis. A mix of modernity, sustainability and nature create the newest side of the city of Rio de Janeiro. The borough's masterplan designed by Lúcio Costa, same urbanist of Brasília, creates a region filled with many gardens, shopping malls, apartment buildings and large mansions. In recent years, due to the development of the Brazilian economy, Barra has received more than 100,000 new residents and many companies' headquarters looking for a more modern address.

Those born in Barra da Tijuca, or those who live there, are called Barristas. The neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca is the cultural, economic, and administrative center of the borough, and is believed to be the safest of Rio's upper-class neighborhoods due to its lack of favelas and plentiful private and public security. Barra da Tijuca neighborhood is well known for being the home of celebrities and soccer stars.

Barra, as it is popularly known, will host most of the venues of the 2016 Summer Olympics, which will be the first held in South America.

As the most recent region, built only about thirty years ago, Barra introduced a new concept of life in the country. A concept characterized by big luxury condominiums with an incredible leisure infrastructure (sports courts, pools, private groves and lakes, spas, gyms), all of that inside of the condominium for the use of its residents and guests. The "neighborhood-condos" as they were named have the idea of creating an exclusive neighborhood for its residents, making it possible for them to live a complete life without the need to leave the condominium. Beyond the whole entertainment offered, the condos also have a high security system to ensure the privacy and safety of its residents. The residential areas of Barra are also known as environmentally friendly.

The region is characterized by a car-culture, and is crossed by three main routes: the Avenue of the Americas - "Avenida das Américas" (main road in the region; it has approximately 21 km), "Avenida Ayrton Senna" (which connects the district of Barra and the Yellow Line, or 'Linha Amarela' highway) and "Avenida Lúcio Costa," formerly Sernambetiba Avenue, along the coast in a poo.

Rio de Janeiro

The region of Barra da Tijuca was originally a huge beach, with typical undergrowth sandbanks. The area, full of swamps and unsuitable for planting, remained unoccupied until the middle of the twentieth century, even though occasional groups of fishermen frequented the region.

In the year 1667, The region was given to religious Benedictines, who implanted devices only in the neighborhoods of Camorim, Vargem Pequena, and Vargem Grande.

In 1900, the lands of Barra da Tijuca and Baixada Jacarepaguá were sold to the company Remedial Territorial Agricultural and SA, ESTA, which remains a large land owner in the area. The concentration of large tracts of land in the hands of a few was one of the causes of its late growth. Additionally is separated from the rest of the municipality by large, difficult-to-cross mountain ranges with peaks ranging from 800–1200 meters.

Development of the area took place initially on its two ends, in current Jardim Oceânico and in Recreio dos Bandeirantes. A bridge was then built by private initiative over the Tijuca Lagoon to serve the area's new inhabitants.

The hallmark of the early development of Barra da Tijuca, however, occurred in the administration of Governor Negrão de Lima, the former governor of the state of Guanabara, who commissioned Lúcio Costa, one of the region's urban designers. The plan for Barra in 1969 was similar the earlier one for Brasília. It was inspired by American urban planning style with wide boulevards and large open spaces, which definitely marked the beginning of the peculiar lifestyle of Barra.

In the 1970s the Lagoa-Barra highway was built, which allowed a greater development since it reduced the time to go to the South Zone of the city of Rio. At that same time, big planned condominiums which inspired "the new way of life", how it is commonly called, were developed in Barra, such as the condominiums Nova Ipanema and Novo Leblon.

In the 1990s, another large urban development that enabled better connection with the North Zone of Rio was the creation of the Yellow Line, an expressway linking Barra da Tijuca to the Galeão International Airport. Since then, the growth of Barra da Tijuca has been characterized by large inflows of people from all parts of the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro looking for the "paradise city".

The 18 km long beach is the largest Rio de Janeiro's beach. Most of its waters are clear and green, and have an uncommon wave formation. Barra da Tijuca beach is one of the most sought after beaches by surfers, windsurfers, bodyboarders, kitesurfers and fishing enthusiasts. There is also a cycling lane along the beach.

Barra has not only architectural influences. The influence of the whole world, especially from Europe and Asia, can be easily found by the presence of restaurants of many different countries. The neighborhood has restaurants whose cuisines represent the countries of Italy, Japan, China, Portugal, Germany, Middle East, Australia, Finland, Austria, Spain, Mexico, France, India, Peru, Poland, Switzerland, Thailand,etc.

There are many kinds of entertainment like, nightclubs, cinemas, restaurants, kart, bowling, beaches and more. However, Barra is well known for being the right place to have a night life. With many clubs filled with young good-looking boys and girls opened the whole night, Barra can feel even more Miami than Miami. Barra da Tijuca is the favorite place of the upper class Brazilian youth.

The neighborhood of Barra is home to many fancy, modern and mega-malls, the most notable being the BarraShopping (the largest mall in South America with nearly 700 stores, restaurants, cinemas and bowling), the New York City Center, the Rio Design Barra and the 'Downtown'. There is still Village Mall, the most exclusive and upscale shopping in Rio de Janeiro. List of the most important malls:

BarraShopping (Avenue of the Americas)

Village Mall (Avenue of the Americas)

New York City Center (Avenue of the Americas)

Rio Design (Avenue of the Americas)

Downtown (Avenue of the Americas)

Via Parque Shopping (Ayrton Senna Avenue)

Cittá América (Avenue of the Americas)

Casa Shopping (Ayrton Senna Avenue)

Barra Square (Avenue of the Americas)

Barra Garden (Avenue of the Americas)

Barra Point (Armando Lombardi's Avenue)

Barra World (Avenue of the Americas)