Top 10 Brazilian Apartment Rental Websites


If you’re planning a trip to Brazil, then finding an affordable apartment in a good location is a top priority. There are lots of different apartment rental websites for Brazilian tourists.

I searched for a few online but couldn’t find a complete list. So I created one myself and ranked the websites according to ease of use, # of available apartments, security and overall user experience.

Airbnb logo

Cost: Free to Use

Signup Required: Yes

Payment Methods Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover, Paypal, Google Wallet, Apple Pay

AirBnb is the #1 easiest place to find an apartment rental in Brazil. Most of the hosts speak English, but in general apartment prices are a bit higher as well.

You create a simple profile then search for apartments using your desired destination and move in dates. Airbnb shows you a list of potential rooms along with a map showing the location via Google maps.

You can contact landlords, ask questions, and book your stay all through’s website.

AirBnb handles all transactions over their site so you have buyer’s protection in case of a problem.

For beginners, I recommend Airbnb to keep things simple. It’s more expensive but probably the fastest and easiest way to find an apartment in Brazil.


Easy Quarto


Cost: Free to Use (Premium Membership for full access)

Signup Required: Yes

Easy Quarto is a apartment finder community that lets you message people who are offering apartments for rent.

Post your ad including your desired location and budget then EasyQuarto shows you a list of apartments that fit your criteria.

You can contact Premium members for free but need a premium subscription to contact Free basic listings. It’s pretty cheap for a 7 day subscption. It’s only around $3.

One downside is the majority of landlords list their apartments in Portuguese. You can sort listings in English but need to translate a lot of the listing info.

It also helps to learn some Portuguese before your trip to make everything easier!



Cost: Free to Use

Signup Required: No

VivaLocal is a Brazilian classifieds website written entirely in Portuguese. However, I found some nice short term rental apartments on their website and think it’s worth a look if you speak Portuguese.

Go to Aluguel Temporada (Vacation Rentals) and search for your desination city and number of rooms. When you see an apartment you want to inquire about, Fale com o Anunciante to inquire about the apartment.

Again, Portuguese is needed to use this site but there are some nice places available if you speak Portuguese and search enough.



Cost: Free to Use

Signup Required: No

Craigslist is a decent place to find apartments to rent in Brazil. Many people complain about the “gringo prices” but no prices are set in stone. It’s up to you to negotiate a better price once you find an apartment you like.

Go to Craigslist and click the apts/housing link to find apartments. Enter your requirements on the left hand column and you’ll get dozens of potential apartments.

Remember to negotiate prices and always be on the lookout for potential scams. Never send any money in advance and try to rent apartment for real estate agents.

Use common sense and remember: If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.



Cost: Free to Use

Signup Required: No

OLX is another Brazilian classifieds website with thousands of apartments for rent. You can choose between two types: long term apartments or short term vacation rentals.

Everything is in Portuguese but you can still contact the landlord/listing agent via phone or chat.

There are lots of nice apartments on this site whether you plan to move to Brazil or need a apartment for vacation.

Temporada Livre


Cost: Free

Signup Required: No

Temporada Livre is a Brazilian website for finding short term apartment rentals with ease. Their website has an English version so it’s user friendly for foreigners. They use the same classified ads approach to find and contact landlords.

Just enter your dates and desired location to pull up a bunch of listings. I couldn’t find many prices on their website so I’m guessing this isn’t the cheapest site out there. If you have a bigger budget, then you’ll find some awesome vacation rentals here.



Cost: Free

Signup Required: Yes

Payment Methods Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, eCheck

Vrbo is a very popular short term apartment rental website in Brazil. It’s user friendly for English speakers and has a huge selecton of apartments to choose from.

They handle 100% of the transactions and offer a 30 day refund policy for all members. Vrbo is one of the more expensive options out there, but you receive security and peace of mind in exchange for a slightly higher price.


Cost: Free

Signup Required: Yes

Payment Methods Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Paypal

When I travel to Brazil, I use a lot to find cheap apartments to rent. They offer a massive selection of apartments to choose from and prices are pretty low considering everything is in English and straightforward. is the biggest site with the lowest “gringo” premium I’ve ever used. I’ve booked apartments and moved in within hours. It’s very easy and safe to use.

Enter your city and dates and you’ll see a big list of apartments. Once you find a good choice, you can reserve your apartment without a credit card up front.

When you are ready to move in, simply pay through and you’re all set!



Cost: Free

Signup Required: Yes

Payment Methods Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Paypal

9flats is a very popular short term vacation rentals website similar to Vrbo where you book apartments through their marketplace.

It’s easy to search for your apartment using your arrival dates and # of guests. You get a list of available apartments with search filters to narrow your search.

It’s a very English friendly site and easy to book an apartment without any hassles.



Cost: Free

Signup Required: No

Payment Methods Accepted: Wire Deposit

RioRentals4Less is a privately owned apartment rental company founded by John Thompson, an African American man who has lived in Brazil for over 30 years.

He lists hundreds of apartments to choose from mostly in the Rio de Janeiro area of Brazil. Simply browse through his website and when you find a list you like, send him a message. He represents the owner of the apartment and earns a commission when he books your stay.

If you want a more personal experience when booking your apartment, then Rio Rentals 4 Less is a great alternative to larger short term rental websites!

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Written by TJ

Tarik aka TJ is the founder of He writes articles and uploads videos documenting his trips in different countries. Get ExpatKings Premium to get access to all of his exclusive behind the scenes videos and photos.

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