About this listing
You are coming to a cozy two bedrooms & two baths apartment, very comfortable for five persons. It is conveniently connected to all parts of Rio by easily accessible public transportation, but it is at walking distance to the best beach in Rio.
Central air conditioning, 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath., large living area w/ enclosed veranda, Bed and bath linens in place as well as basic toiletries and hair dryers. Internet, WIFI and cable TV are available, enclosed parking for 2 cars. Fully equiped kichen utensils, dish washer, microwave, stove, oven, full size refrigerator and freezer.
You will be living at 10 minutes walk from the beach.
This subsection of Barra da Tijuca is called Jardim Oceanico (Ocean Garden). It is a established neighbourhood composed of small (up to three stories) residential apartment buildings. The street of this building is very quiet and of low traffic, but it is located at one block away from a busy and complete shopping/entertainment district called Olegario Maciel and Erico Verissimo Streets. Considered a very safe neighbourhood for walking and bicycling.
It is a well known spot for young adults to hang out. It is well served with a variety of restaurants and night places.
Transportation from the place is easily accesible by buses to and from downtown, Copacabana, Ipanema and all other spots of Rio.
You will have easy access to a highly likable and safe neighborhood in Rio. The way to the beach is lined with trees, parks and lots of places for shopping, eating and night hang outs.
Interaction with Guests
I will be seeing you in and out. I live pretty close and will be available through the phone, SMS or e mail to assist you on any doubt you may have.
Our neighborhood, is quite exiting. It is a residential area composed by up to three story buildings, that is low crowding and at the same time, bustling with offers of places to eat and hang out. It is highly regarded place for young adults for night outings.
The place has easy access to public transportation to any part of Rio and public transportation to and from all Rio's airports.
Other Things to Note
Smoking ONLY allowed at the completely open veranda and the the air conditioning off.
Daily trash to be taken to ground floor recipient on the left side garage
Toilet paper, provided, flushable in all toilet bowls.
Beach sand carried in your foot to be washed off at the proper place in the ground floor, before comming into the elevator.
Washer and dryer maximum capacity 8.5kg of dry clothes.
Please turn off the air conditioning when the apartment is alone.
It was our first trip to Rio and also the first time we used RbnB. At first, we were a little unsure, but that all changed after we talked to Renato. Renato answered all the questions regarding our trip very quickly and directly. One of the reasons we went to Rio was work, so it was very important for us to have a fast internet connection. When we arrived, everything was perfect and precisely according to our agreement. The apartment was beautiful and looked exactly as in the photographs – it was even bigger! The equipment of the apartment and Renato’s approach was the same as in a 5-star hotel. Renato was always near if we needed something and after a week, he contacted us if there is something else he can do for us. It was like meeting a good old friend who spontaneously looked after us and only in a way that Cariocas can.
The apartment is located in Barra, the best part of Rio. There are lots of great restaurants right around the corner, the beach is just 10 minutes walking distance. It was a nice surprise that we felt very safe in the city. We have also met other residents of the house and they were all nice and helpful. One can say that Rio is a great and friendly place to be for foreigners.
If we would go to Rio again, we would surely choose Renato. If you are wondering if choosing this apartment and this host is the right decision, you will surely not regret. It was an excellent experience for us. So one big thanks to you Renato!
Todo fue tal cual lo esperado y mas! Renato es un excelente anfitrión y nos ha hecho sentir muy comodos y bien recibidos! Siendo que llegamos tarde con dos ñinos pequeños nos esperó con alimentos para ellos y tambien algo para nosotros! Nos sentimos muy a gusto. El departamento muy bien equipado, limpio, tal cual las fotos, con todo a disposición para que uno pueda sentirse como en casa. El barrio muy tranquilo y pintoresco, de facil acceso a la playa y con negocios necesarios para comprar comida y bares para salir a la noche. Recomiendo absolutamente este lugar!!!
We had a lovely time at Renato's place in Barra, Rio De Janeiro. The apartment was beautiful, airy and well equipped, and Renato was very helpful and informative about the area/ how to get around. Rio as a city is bigger and more prone to traffic (at least during the World Cup) than we had anticipated, and getting to the center of town, took a minimum of 1.5 h from Barra. This was however not a problem on most days, as Barra in it self has enough to offer, and the beach here is better (and not as packed) than Copacabana/Ipanema. The City is also extending the metro all the way to Barra, by the Olympics, which will give better access to the center.
Let me start by saying this was a very enjoyable trip for my family and I. Renato is a great host, and very hospitable, he spent extra time to help us navigate the city and answered all our questions before the trip and during our stay, he showed us the bus stops, areas to shop, tourist areas, etc., Renato responded to every single question I had and went above and beyond to make sure we are happy.
The property itself is in a very safe neighborhood, close to restaurants, grocery store, and bus stop and most important, the beach!
The property is very clean and has everything you need, we felt at home right away.
Thank you for a great time Renato!!
El apartamento esta súper bien ubicado y cuenta con todas las comodidades necesarias, esta muy cerca de la playa y tiene gran variedad de restaurantes y mercados a poca distancia. No tengo queja de ningún tipo. Pasamos unos días espectaculares en Rio de Janeiro.
It was a beautiful apartment and Renato is a the best host in Rio. I will recommend it to any one.
Nuevamente Renato fue el mejor anfitrión que se puede tener. Excelente todo!
About the Host, Renato
Retired international public health physician.
After 34 years working abroad, back at my home town, I have gotten a significant experience with different types of lodging and traveler's expectations, which allowed me to become a fair host to my guests.
As well as, to appreciate and enjoy the variety on people's habits, languages and behaviors.
I am fluent in Português, Español and English and can understand Français and Italiano.
Now, Ieaving by the beach, I do maintain an active life of jogging and swimming when I am not visiting my sons and grand sons abroad.