Penthouse w/private quiet terrace

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Av. Ns. de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22060-970, Brazil

** No INSTANT BOOKING FOR New Year and , Carnival , minimum 7 nights , the reservations open only one year prior to the event .

The Space

Copacabana beach , the most famous place in Brazil , just few steps from this newly renovated penthouse with a large terrace for your happy hour .
Located on the top floor of a totally secure building with a 24 h doorman service , two separate bedrooms with queen size beds , air conditioning and so much more .
This quiet , bright and airy apartment provides easy access to all important tourist sights, a one minute walk to the beach , ten minutes to Ipanema , all services and facilities across the street .
Enjoy the 300 sqft terrace while taking a cool shower or while having a last drink watching the stars . Keep yourself informed with high speed wireless internet or international news with a flatscreen cable tv 46 " and movie channels .

Guest Access

Amenities :
- Wifi in all rooms , flat 50 "tv international channels
- Air condition in all rooms,quality mattress & linens
- Stéréo sound with cable for i pod , safety box
- Quality towels, shower gel, hand soap, hair dryer
- Fully equipped kitchen ,dish soap, tea,coffee, fruits
- Smoke- free , small pets ok
- Maid service upon request ( extra charge ).
- Check in 3 pm Check out 11 am or depending upon availability

Interaction with Guests

We provide our guests map of the city , advices and tips, please do not hesitate to ask if you have any doubt , we will do our best to help you have a great stay . we always try to welcome you in person , if we cant our manager Cesar will do it with the same attention as we would do it .

Hope to see you soon
Valerie & Alex

The Neighborhood

This penthouse will offer you one of the best location , just few steps to the beach but also to supermarket, restaurants, shopping , public transportation . Also few minutes walk to Ipanema, Lagoa ,leblon . If you have any doubt about the location , tell us we will give you more informations .

Other Things to Note

We are not an agency but the owners , we expect you to take care of our apartment as your own property. We will give assistance in case you need it .

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $450
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check In: 3:00 AM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • This apartment was fantastic! It was everything promised. It's very close to Copacabana Beach Posto5, across the street from a grocery store, and there are several restaurants within the same block. The rooftop patio makes the place even better. I'm already thinking about my next trip to Rio and will definitely want to stay here again!

    March 2014
  • My husband and I spent a wonderful six nights at Valerie's apartment as the first stop on our South American honeymoon.The apartment is at it looks in the photos - modern,clean and spacious.All of those little extras were thought of - quality glassware,hand wash and linen for example.Valerie was traveling during our stay but her friend Ceser was waiting in the apartment when we arrived and showed us everything we needed to know.Ceser is a taxi driver so he took us back to the airport which was very convenient.The apartment has all the mod cons required,including excellent air conditioners - a must on hot Rio days!The kitchen has a gas stove and a microwave so we cooked pasta in the apartment one night when we were suffering from jetlag but otherwise ate out.The upstairs terrace is quite the oasis - the views are directly of the back of shabby high rises (the norm in Copacabana) with a glimpse of the sea but it's lovely to look at the stars at night.

    The apartment is really well located if you wish to see the best of Copa and Ipanema.We were up early with the sun and spent a good hour walking every morning.The apartment is on the same block as the buildings that are on Ave Atlantica - that is,Copacabana beach.Perfect.The little French cafe around the corner that Valerie recommended was perfect for breakfast each morning.We were there post-Carnaval so everything was pretty calm in the (website hidden) can be a bit seedy at times but that's the reality of Copacabana.A chemist,supermarket,decent 'per kilo' restaurant etc are all a short walk away.

    Valerie was a responsive and gracious host.
    We would definitely stay here again!

    March 2014
  • My husband, our close friend, and I stayed in Valerie's apartment during the Carnaval celebration in Rio for a week. It was perfect for what we wanted of our trip. The location is hard to beat - literally 1 block from Posto 5 (beach 5) in Copacabana and about a 15 minute walk to the heart of Ipanema. The beach is spectacular with many bars and restaurants right on the water. There was a lot of activity around the apartment and it's located on a busy street (but living room and master bedroom face a quiet courtyard) and the building has a doorman, so we felt very secure the entire time.

    Cabs were very easy to hail right in front of the building - and also easy for cabs to find when coming back (write the address on a piece of paper and they know exactly where to go).

    Valerie was traveling while we stayed, so her friend Cesar greeted us. He was very helpful showing us everything in the apartment and recommending places to go and things to do. He is also a cab driver, so he took us to the airport when we departed which was very convenient.

    The beds were extremely comfortable, I wanted to take the Master bed home with me! The air conditioners worked perfectly, it was very clean and designed nicely and the apartment is well equipped with towels, kitchen items (coffee maker, toaster, cups, dishes, etc), and wifi. The terrace was nice in the evening when it was cooler outside, and well lighted to enjoy dinner or a drink.

    Overall, I would definitely recommend this home to a small family or small group of friends traveling to Rio. Valerie was a great host before and during our stay and made us feel comfortable visiting a country we'd never been to and didn't speak the language in. We can't wait to come back to Brazil!

    March 2014
  • It was a great apartment, very clean and equipped with everything we needed like a coffee maker, microwave, iron, hairdryer, etc. There was an air conditioner in each room and they all worked very well. Great location, one block from
    Copacabana beach and a ten minute walk from Ipanema. The bed was very comfortable, I slept very well. Great terrace for getting sun and fresh air. Valerie was away but her friend Cesar greeted me and quickly responded to any questions I had. In all it was a great experience and I definitely recommend the apartment.

    February 2014
  • Kate & I thoroughly enjoyed our time in Val's apartment. It was well located and equipped with just about everything you might need. For a long term stay, we found it worthwhile (although an added cost) to use on a weekly basis the cleaners recommended by Val. Anatalia cleaned the apartment and changed towels and sheets every week. The only thing we found a challenge was the heat generated by the sun coming through the living room windows each day. It meant having the air conditioner running all the time or living in stifling heat. We would encourage Val to put some shades on the living room windows (as in the MB) to help keep the room cool.
    The patio was an added benefit on cool evenings and in the early morning it was also very lovely.
    Val is very attentive to any need that might arise and offered great suggestions on places to visit and restaurants to enjoy. All in all, enjoyed our five weeks in a nice apartment which lived up to its advance billings.

    February 2014
    Valerie & Alex
    Response from Valerie & Alex:

    Hi Rowland , thank you so much for your suggestion .
    This summer has been a challenge in term of weather and i guess the future will be the same , i will definitely think about how to minimize the use of the air condition in the living room , this is a great idea .

    February 2014
  • What a wonderful apartment and what wonderful hosts! Everything was how it appeared on the photos and Valerie was fantastic with information about what to see and do in Rio. Highly recommend the apartment. It is close to Copacabana beach and the metro and taxis were always easy to find.

    January 2014
  • Valerie's apartment is located in the heart of Copacabana and is as big and beautiful as is described and shown on the pictures. But what makes your stay so unique is Valerie's kindness and true helpfulness. She not only let us check in a bit earlier, but left us fruits and even a small gift. She showed us everything on the map, gave us recommendations and was always extremely responsive to our emails. Thank you, Valerie!

    December 2013
  • What can I say, Valerie is the quintessential host. She was very welcoming and provided us with everything we needed and more (even the address of the closest laundromat). The place is exactly as described and has all the basic necessities, including coffee and teat! Highly, highly recommended. I hope to return soon!

    December 2013
  • We had a wonderful time in Rio. The apartment was so awesome and very clean. Valerie and Alex were very helpful. It was our first trip to Rio and Valerie gave us many tips what to see and which restaurants are good. You realize that she is a really Rio Insider. The apartment was perfect for us four. The location of the apartment is perfect. In 3 minutes you are on the beach by foot with a wonderful view to the sugar loaf. A great oppurtunity is also the roof terrace where you can get some fresh air. Rio is a great city and if we come back (what we think) we would always book Valerie's apartment again.

    October 2013
  • What a great location for a visit to Rio. We were welcomed at the apartment by Alex at 2am and he patiently went through the unit with us explaining amenities in the apartment and also things to do in the area during our stay. The apartment was very clean and well appointed. We had a pretty good level of comfort already before we arrived because Valerie had lots of communication with us with (website hidden) and email from the time we first made contact through Airbnb. We have travelled to many places in the world and rented homes and apartments many times before. We are therefore able to make comparisons first hand and highly recommend Valerie and Alex's apartment for a great experience in Rio.

    December 2012
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Hi, My husband Alex is Brazilian and i 'm French , living between Rio and Miami . We are in love with Airbnb , and for this reason we decided to buy an apartment and live this adventure with them . We will try to do everything to make you happy , and we will always try to welcome you in person to be sure you have all what you need to enjoy your stay . Looking forward to seeing you soon in Rio !
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