About this listing
King Size bed, Jacuzzi. My biggest room with own big bath. Paranoid safety with uncopiable house keys, excellent internet with two internet providers. My other rooms are priced more cheaply.
Penthouse has a large 45 m2 (500 sq feet) Veranda. Elevator goes to 12th floor, need to walk one flight of stairs to penthouse floor.
Smoking allowed on Veranda. Please do not smoke inside apartment.
** Carnival, New Year's, Olympics pricing further down, at the end ****
Sound proof door at suite 2. Suite 1 is very well isolated against sound by 2 doors, and has only me as neighbor. No neighbor on the other side there is only building 10 stories below. In other words, suite 1 and suite 2 are quite well isolated against noise.
Safety is of utmost concern. The apartment keys can not be copied (unlike all the competitor's apartments) but carry a 400 dollar lock replacement charge in case of loss.
If you want visitors, please discuss in advance before booking. Visitor ID required.
I speak fluent, perfect, native quality German, English, and Brazilian Portuguese. I lived for decades in all 3 countries, Germany, US, and Brazil. I am usually around to help out, give guidance and advice about safety, tourism, leisure, entertainment & nightlife. I occasionally might be busy or traveling, but even then I can usually help out via (website hidden). Discuss details if my presence is essential for you.
US phone line w/unlimited calls, incoming US phone number. Excellent mattresses, over dimensioned air con (12 000 BTU per room).
ESPN+ Cable, cable internet plus backup internet. 3G as third backup for real emergencies to be arranged.
I have ESPN International with European soccer, US baseball and US football, so far not in the room but in the common room. Most other cable channels.
Possible to use cable in suite 1 or 2, to be arranged.
Note that in Rio half an hour or an hour per day of internet failure is quite normal, so a second provider would be useful for people depending on safe internet. Discuss your needs if you need fail safe internet.
I live here & work on the internet, I make sure it works.
Large suite 1 has king size bed and Jacuzzi (total private area xx m2), other suite 2 has double bed, small but cute, designed by French architect.
SPECIAL PRICING NEW YEARS, CARNIVAL, WORLD CUP, Olympics
I have the following 3 rooms in my apartment where I live
Suite 2: small but fine
Suite 1: big, King size & Jacuzzi
ROOM 3, small, simpler, a bit less privacy, no own private bath but shared bath, no own TV, no own fridge. Less then perfect housing, cheaper. Usually my own room, rented mainly for holidays
PHOTO STUDIO, HALF A BLOCK AWAY IN ANOTHER BUILDING. used for professional photo work most of the year. Rented only on holidays. Your own spacious entire private apartment.
Restrictions: Sleep on mattresses on floor, no visitor privileges, no internet (may discuss occasional visits to my main apartment or a 3g internet chip).
Cheaper, sometimes shorter minimum rental periods.
It is preferred if you would agree, during longer rentals, the studio owner to occasionally use the studio for photo shoots. We would arrange this well in advance, in exchange we might discuss a bit better discount or a free photo shoot for you.
CLAUDIO'S LEBLON 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT, 2 miles away.
An entire apartment by my MD friend Claudio. He rents exclusively during New Year's, canival, world cup, olympics. The rest of the time he lives there. Excellent prestigious location, 1 block from the major's home, half a block from beach,
NEW YEAR'S // CARNIVAL PRICING
10 day package; discount can be discussed
Suite 1: US$ 1599 (1 person) US$ 1999 (2 people) https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/178951
Suite 2: US$ 1399 (1 person) US$ 1799.- (2 people)
Room 3: I might rent for 5 days and up, to be discussed. Note that room 3 is not up to the standards of suite 1 and suite 2
Photo Studio: US$ 999 for 7 days for New Years and Carnival. Read the restrictions (mattress on floor, basically no internet, no visitors
Claudio: US$ 450 per day for World Cup, US$ 300 for carnival and New Years https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/314975
WORLD CUP (AND MAYBE OLYMPICS?)
Suite 2 around US$ 250 per day, 10-14 day minimum
Suite 1 around US$ 280 per day, 10-14 day minimum
Photo studio and room 3 to be arranged, shorter periods possible, around US$ 180 to 220 per day .....
Photo Studio $1800 for 10 days on Olympics cup.
Room cleaning 1 to 3 times a week, usually twice a week. Please tell, upon arrival, if we can enter to have the room cleaned in your absence, or not. Please inquire about what day we clean and contact cleaner to tell when cleaning is convenient for you.
You have your room, private bath in suite 1, suite 2, small fridge. excellent DSL internet, plus another backup internet. TV in the public entrance room, needs discussion if you want it in your room. Kitchen use ok, just let me know me if you want to do major cooking etc. Washing machine use ok, ask for instructions. Drying in machine or hang. 4G sim card backup or mobile internet maybe possible, needs do be discussed, has extra charges.
Interaction with Guests
I can advise you about Rio, via phone or messenger.
If you need help and advice, while still at home, or during the trip, please let me know. Can help you find good eateries, or even join you for an Açai or juice etc. Often people make friends with other guests in my apartment.
Of course, you can have total privacy if desired.
When I am absent tavelling, I am reachable via phone, whatsapp, skype, sms. I am pretty much available, even when I am absent, travelling.
Beach is one block away. Everything is nearby. Supermarket is downstairs next door, several more supermarkets within 1-2 blocks. Pharmacy downstairs in the building, a dozen more within 3 blocks.
Taxis pass by the door every minute. Buses to almost everywhere, especially downtown Rio, stop almost at the front door. Buses in the opposite direction are 1-2 blocks away. Metro Station General Osório 3 blocks away at the End of Rua Sá Ferreira. Upon returning do NOT leave at pedstrian exit Ipanema / General Osório or you will have a very long walk! Leave at Metro exit Rua Sá Ferreira/ Copacabana. Metro Station Cantagalo is slightly further away and may also be used.
I live here, so safety is a prime concern.
Key is non-copyable, the same key the key store locksmith uses for his home. Unlike all other apartments you can be sure that no prior tenant or Brazilian friend has a copy of the key. This comes at a price: Lost key fee is US$400, because I will change the lock and keys in case of loss.
Visitor policy is quite flexible, but subject to discussion and approval. Visitors need to show valid original ID. Sorry, no male visitors for safety reasons, except reputable business partners, relatives, your pal from your home country, .... (please ask).
About the Host, Mario
I am German, lived for decades in the US, in Germany and in Brazil.
Very familiar with all three cultures and speak the three languages like a native.
Master's degrees in Computer Science and Psychology from top Universities and member of Mensa.
Living with Brazilian assistant secretary in my Copacabana Apartment.