About this listing
Large well furnished room at the best area of Copacabana. With double bed, big TV flatscreen, ceiling fan and air conditioning. Also, is just few steps away from walk from the beach.
It's quiet and the window is provided with a shutter which complete seals the light during the day. A wardrobe is provided to put clothes and stuff.
This is for one bedroom in an apartment. You will not get the whole apartment to yourself.
A great oportunity to stay at a nice area of Copacabana. Large room with double bed, 40-inch LCD television with cable, 10 MB wi-fi and computer. You can also use the ceiling fan or the air conditioning.
Unrestricted use of all the facilities of home. Free use of kitchen utensils, including refrigerator, sandwich maker, coffee maker and stove. You will receive clean towels and one set of keys to the house as well as the backdoor entrance.
The building has a 24-hour doorman, and it is located in a quiet residential block. On the same street, there are supermarkets, pharmacies, bars and restaurants, bookstore and even a charming movie theater, the Roxy, dated from the '30s.
Located just two blocks away from the beach, it takes just 10 minutes to get to the beautiful recreational area of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. There you can ride a bike or just enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains.
Another option is visiting the trendy area that is Ipanema. It only takes 15 minutes to get there, where you can find nice restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
A block away from the apartment is the subway station Cantagalo. There are buses to every part of the city, including famous attractions like Sugar Loaf and Corcovado, downtown, Santos Dumont airport and Galeão, the international airport.
Kitchen available for meals and coffee morning; free use of the living room, bath, TV, wireless, etc.
Always wash the feet after the beach, and go straight to the shower, because if don't, the sand spreads all around the apartment. Never take a sit in a couch after the beach.
Visitors are avaiable but not to sleep.
Super recomendo a estadia com o Ernesto. Não tenho a menor dúvida de que sempre que voltar ao Rio, ficarei na casa do Ernesto.
A localização é excelente (perto da praia, muitos restaurantes, mercados, lojas, metrô, vários pontos de ônibus...).
O Ernesto foi sempre muito solícito e a mãe dele (Dona Leo) é ótima! Muito atenciosa e hospitaleira, nos deixou totalmente à vontade.
O café da manhã que nos ofereceram era muito bom (frutas, pães, queijo, geleia, café, suco, leite, iogurte, bolo, enfim, mesa farta!).
O quarto é muito bom, com cama bem confortável e totalmente mobiliado (TV grande com muitos canais, boa internet). O banheiro é grande, com um ótimo chuveiro.
Resumidamente: fique na casa do Ernesto!
In sum: stay in Ernesto's house!
I really had an enjoyable time staying with Ernesto and his mom for a week and these are the reasons why:
* Their flat is located in a quiet street which is just 5-minute walk to Copacabana. Those who are light sleeper will be assured of a good night sleep after being out all day and night in this beautiful city.
* The flat is super clean and always smelling fresh.
* The room I stayed at is very spacious with AC, ceiling fan and big closet to put your stuff in.
* The wifi is strong, never had problems while I was there.
* Breakfast of ham, cheese, breads, fruits, juices and coffee are always ready when I wake up in the morning. Ernesto's mom also baked banana cake while I was there. It was so delicious that I was hoping I took some back home.
* There are a lot of restaurants, supermarket, a shopping center around the area which makes their location very accessible.
* During the time I was there, there was a night market just 5-minute walk from their flat, along Avenida Atlantica. There is a stall there that sells cheap Havainas to those who are fond of these slippers.
Ernesto and his mom were very warm, hospitable and kind. Whenever I need something, Ernesto was quick to respond in whatsapp. Nothing is too much for them.
Foi muito legal ficar hospedada no apto. do Ernesto e sua mãe, D. Léo. Tivemos liberdade total de ir e vir, privacidade, e ainda café da manhã nos esperando ao acordar.
Não nos encontramos muito com o Ernesto, mas no dia em que chegamos (em torno das 22h) eles estavam nos esperando com um sorriso no rosto. Ambos muito (website hidden) certeza me hospedaria novamente ali. Sem contar que a localização também é ótima, tendo várias opções de bares e restaurantes ao lado, além da praia de Copacabana estar à menos de 5 minutos andando dali. Ou seja, muitas facilidades em um mesmo lugar.
Foi realmente maravilhosa a nossa estadia. O Ernesto e sua mãe, Leo, nos deixaram completamente a vontade, nos ajudaram com todas as informações que necessitávamos sobre a cidade e ainda tem o café da manhã maravilhoso preparado pela Leo. Somado a isso tudo tem o banho perfeito, chuveiro incrível, melhor que a maioria dos hotéis. Só posso agradecer a experiência. O nosso muito obrigado.
Our stay at Ernesto's place was amazing. We stayed 7 nights and have no complains about here.
The location is simply perfect, two blocks from beach and the neighborhood has everything...from tourist's restaurant to the local store, a 24 hrs diner just the next corner. In the same street they have about 5 bars so the place is always full of people and makes it very safe. But in the same time the building is facing other buildings so it is very quiet and you can sleep perfectly. Also, the subway is about two corners from his place, also you have the bicycle stand of the city just in the corner ...so literally everything is there! I just took a cab for going to the airport but the rest was bicycle and subway. AMAZING location.
The apartment is very clean. The breakfast is included and very nice. Bread, cheese, ham, juice, fruit, wonderful :)
Ernesto is a very nice guy, very polite and always there to help you in anything you need. He works until very late but he is always available on the phone in case you need anything. He helped me in organizing my trip since before I arrived to his place. His mum is amazingly sweet. we really loved our stay here. I would always come back here when I come Rio.
Thank you so much for the great stay!
Excelente experiência! Tudo que foi prometido estava lá! Maravilhosa a localização, tudo perto, restaurantes, bares e um cinema de rua super charmoso. Café da manhã show de bola, digno de um hotel 5 estrelas! Anfitriões, Ernesto e Dona Léo, são pessoas super simpáticas e prestativas. Experiência super positiva e queremos voltar em breve.
Even before our arrival, Ernesto was very helpful. He had given us tips on how to reach to his place that would not cost us so much. We reached his place early morning and he was there to welcome us and made us comfortable by providing everything we needed. Their house is simply the best, very clean, has a good ventilation and he even provided the cabinet where we can store our clothes, his mom is very accommodating although we don't understand each other because of the language barrier but she still tried to keep us comfortable by constantly checking on us. Ernesto always made sure he replied to every question I had. He even provided TV and a desktop computer to use. His place is like 5 minutes walk and you're off to Copacobana beach. One thing I love staying in his place is that because the main buses that will take you to the tourist spot is very accessible from his house. And also the metro is very near as well. Whatever you see in the picture, you'll get it as expected. I would highly recommend Ernesto's place. I'll be posting a write up about my Brazil trip and for those who might be interested for the link, you can send me a message and Ill share whatever I can share.
About the Host, Ernesto
Meu nome é Ernesto, sou jornalista e apaixonado por viagens. Já morei em Vancouver por um tempo, e passei por vários países da América do Sul.
Vivo na Zona Sul do Rio de Janeiro e curto aproveitar o que o Rio oferece de melhor: a praia, assim como quaisquer atividades ao ar livre.
Minha minha mãe mora junto comigo, gostamos de receber pessoas, aprender novas culturas e conversar sobre praticamente todos os assuntos. Bem-vindo!