The World Cup is fast approaching, and anyone planning to head down to Brazil should look into a place to stay, if they haven't already found one.
Renting from sites like Airbnb can be a great alternative to traditional hotels. They allow you to search by location and price point, in addition to offering a taste of local life.
We've created a list of some of the coolest Brazilian homes you can rent on Airbnb. They each have something amazing to offer, from beach access to gorgeous art.
As an added bonus, many of these rentals include free, home-cooked breakfasts.
The World Cup begins in São Paulo on June 12 and ends in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, with matches taking place in 12 cities across the country. Hosts often increase their rates during special events, so prices listed here have been adjusted to reflect the change.
Lounge by the pool at this resort-like rental in Rio.
This one-bedroom apartment is new, fully furnished, and located near Rio de Janeiro's historical and cultural center.
Neighborhood: Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Nap in a hammock overlooking Copacabana.
Located in one of Rio's notorious favelas, this rental is a little bit off the beaten track, but it promises an authentic Brazilian experience with breathtaking views.
Neighborhood: Leme, Rio de Janeiro
Sleep close to the action at this eclectic Rio apartment.
Cosme Velho is at the foot of Corcovado, the mountain where Rio's famous "Cristo Redentor" statue stands. This fun flat will give you easy access to that and other important landmarks.
Neighborhood: Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro
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