About this listing
You'll be blown away by the view that hits you when you walk into this 230m square open-plan "airy" penthouse, 10 minute walk to the Sugar Loaf mountain and the Red Beach (Praia Vermelha) and 20-25 min walk to Leme/Copacabana beach.
Note: Please write to us for prices, as the price differs depending on the period, it is very difficult to fix the airbnb calendar to show this.
***New Year's Eve / Reveillon Package - Up to 7 nights USD3200***
***Carnival Package - Up to 7 nights USD3800***
This is one of the safest neighborhoods in Rio and security is really not an issue here - honestly! Urca is away from the more dangerous areas of Rio ask any local -- but a cool traditional neighbourhood at the same time. The apartment block has 24 hour security guards who screen people coming in and out and there is no known crime in this neighborhood.
This is what the Rio Times said about Urca:
"Arguably the safest neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro (due to the presence of a military base and lack of favelas in the bairro), Urca has plenty to offer its residents...The neighborhood has three beaches (Praia da Fora, Praia Vermelha, and Praia de Urca), hundreds of rock climbing routes, and plenty of hiking trails...In the morning and during the day, residents can rent canoes and kayaks to row along the bay, take bike rides along the path to Aterro do Flamengo, or walk with their kids to the local park. In the afternoon and at night, families gather at restaurants and chopperias."
The Apartment is designed by a local artist, and is both quirky with a shower that looks out to the Christ Statue, tastefully decorated, while being a very practical and comfortable living space. Although the apartment is open, it is protected from the elements and it is rare to feel too hot or too cold, in fact it is rare in Rio that the temp. goes below 16 celsius (61 Fahrenheit).
The main dining / sitting room area opens out directly onto the massive balcony which with it's view of 270 degrees spanning from the Christ Statute to the sugarloaf mountain, arguably the best view in Rio from a private apartment!
Copacabana and Leme beachs (beside each other) are a 20-25 minute walk. The apartment is 10 mins walk to the foot of the Sugarloaf and the beautiful Praia Vermelha (the Red Beach), a beautiful small beach at the foot of the sugar loaf. It is 5 mins in a taxi to Copacabana and 12-15 mins to Ipanema. Down-town/Lapa is about 10/15 mins. There are small local bars, juice bars, small supermarket and restaurants within 3 mins walk, they are not tourist places, but frequented by locals, and a more authentic experience of Rio. The large shopping mall Rio Sul is about 6 mins walk, it has nearly everything that you will find in a European or American shopping mall.
there is a new public bike scheme in rio where if you have a cc you can have use of the bikes for about U$6 for the month, although you can only have it for one hour journeys - but you can leave it at a different station, there are lots all over the city. Anyhow I can explain that to you when you're here, cycling is safe in the areas near us and there are lots of cycle path, nice healthey way to see the city. The bikes are bright orange unfortunately and advertise a bank, but you can't have everything I suppose!
Full kitchen, living room with comfy seats and flatscreen TV with cable with international channels (if you can take your stare from the view), dining area that looks out to the 270degree view. One Double room with very strong air conditioning and loads of storage room. Christ statute can be seen from the bed!! Two bathrooms with showers and hot (website hidden). Free fast wifi. We have an experienced and fluent English-speaking tour guide who can do tours or airport pick up if required.
Would suit couple or single. A mattress can be arrange for kids. Ok to have friends visit during the day but no staying guests or parties -- sorry but we have to respect the neighbors. The security guards enforce this.
Monthly rental available, Price USD 3350/ Euro 2500 per month, although summer months the price goes up. *** For monthly rental you also have to pay the condominium charge which is for the maintenance for the building, changes every month and we can show receipts but it is usually about U$450. Also you would have to pay for the electricity you use, for which we can either count the meter or show the bills. The cost of this will depend on how much electricity you use. All other bills are covered by us.
We can arrange airport collection and an experienced English speaking tour guide if you want.
The apt is rented for the world cup.
Would suit couple or single, and maybe 1/2 kids, there is a spare double matress that can be put in the main room. Ok to have friends visit during the day but not over night and no big parties – sorry but we have to respect the neighbors.
*** If staying for a few months you have to pay the condominium charge which is for the maintenance for the building, changes every month and we can show receipts but it is usually about U$500. Also you would have to pay for the electricity you use, for which we can either count the meter or show the bills. The cost of this will depend on how much electricity you use. All other bills are covered by us.
The first month can be paid through airbnb and then directly after that.
You will not find a better place to stay in Rio: breathtaking views, in the middel of all intersesting spots in Rio, peacefull and friendly neigbourhood and if this was not enough: Adriana is a gifted designer and made the apartment itself being a geat experience. Check in and check out were easy, and Adriana and Conor are very friendly and helpful hosts. We hope that we will be able to book the apartment again for our next stay in Rio.
Amazing apartment with an incredibly view..!
This amazing apartment is in a great location just 10 mins walk from red beach and just down the road from a shopping mall with easy access to taxis and buses.
It's open plan and incredibily beautiful with clear wievs of Cristo Redentor on one side and the Sugur Loaf on the other.
This apt and this location are perfect if you have great taste and you'd like something unsual and off the beaten track.
Conor and Adriana were great hosts and could not have been more helpful and friendly and this was definitely the best apartment we've ever stayed in.!
A spacious apartment with an amazing view that invites you to live outdoors and feel part of the city. We had a great stay!
Staying at Conor's and Adriana's apartment made our vacation in Rio. It's a very fantastic place with an amazing view.
Adriana and Conor are very nice people. We'll hope to meet once again some day!
The first impression: incredible! The second impression: even more incredible! We fell for the gorgeous pictures Airbnb provided but when we arrived it was even more amazing. A view worth a million, a lot of lovely detail in the furniture, a quiet and perfectly safe neighbourhood, very close to the Sugar Loaf. Being there feels like being in an oasis in the middle of all the excitement and madness of Rio. Conor and Adriana are perfect hosts, very sweet and considerate without fussing or interfering but always accessible by mail when there is a question. The only downer: you will have to leave the appartment at the end of the vacation. But we will defititely be back! Thank you Adriana, thank you Conor, you´re great!
The reservation was canceled 24 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Highly recommended apartment, look no further! After doing a lot of research of where to stay in Rio, there were the obvious beach areas that were highly regarded. However we could not find a decent size, spacious apartments with beautiful views of the sea in Copacabana or Ipanema. Therefore we opted for the beautiful Urca penthouse that has such beautiful wrapped around views, you cannot find a better place to take your aperitif and enjoy the sunset. The concept of an open apartment is refreshing, with bathrooms all having different views. The decor of the apartment is fun and lively making the experience that much better, and has everything you need. Urca is a beautiful area with a couple of restaurants (highly recommend Bar Urca). We felt safe in the area and easy to travel to other parts of the city. Conor and Adriana were great, with quick response, good advice and fabulous family help. This apartment made our Christmas holiday an unforgettable one.
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About the Host, Conor & Adriana
The apartment was designed by Adriana who works with metal and furniture. Adriana is Carioca (from Rio), Conor from Ireland. We both work with different businesses in Rio. We can help you out with all kinds of info and ideas on Rio from best beaches, to touristic stuff (or non-touristic if you want!), to day trips ,to best parties going on...