Two things you need as you head to the World Cup: a massive suitcase to hold all those jerseys and scarves. And the right abode in Rio de Janeiro. Sure, there’ll be matches in 11 other cities, too. But those cities are... not Rio. Also, they don’t have these luxury villas...
Three Villas for the World Cup in Rio
Rum, Cigars and Very Old Binoculars
Why you’d stay here: For the cozy sun loungers and antique nautical binoculars on the
upper-level pool terrace, and a cigar lounge stocked with Cuban stogies on the lower level. Don’t worry,
all levels have rum.
Why you’d leave here: To eat whole grilled palm heart in a treehouse across the street at Aprazível, one of Rio’s top eateries. Hey, you can see your villa from here.
You, on a White Tiger Rug
Why you’d stay here: Because you have four unique suites curated by a Brazilian shoe
designer—one with a mod ’60s vibe and a white tiger rug; another close by the pool. And the resident
Why you’d leave here: To cheer on Bosnia/Herzegovina, the better to pay homage to the Bosnian artist responsible for all the giant paintings in your villa. Way to pay it forward.
You, on a Private Beach
Why you’d stay here: Because the jacuzzi is big enough to be mistaken for the pool.
You’ll also find flower-covered walls, nap-worthy leather couches and a home theater for all your
Why you’d leave here: To go downstairs... to the private neighborhood beach. Good for making friends with the locals. Which may or may not include Gisele.