Big veranda, hammock, trees, punching bag, and the famous warm outdoor shower
Best Internet! Penthouse1 US-German


3 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath


3 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

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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. Maid service!


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $41
Security Deposit: $412
Weekly Discount: 10%

Description

The space

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.

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SPECIAL PRICING NEW YEARS, CARNIVAL, WORLD CUP, Olympics
(11.11.13)

I have the following 3 rooms in my apartment where I live

Suite 2: small but fine
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/178951
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Suite 1: big, King size & Jacuzzi
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/178833

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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
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/449391


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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.

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/810926
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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,
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/314975

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NEW YEAR'S // CARNIVAL PRICING
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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)
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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

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Photo Studio: US$ 999 for 7 days for New Years and Carnival. Read the restrictions (mattress on floor, basically no internet, no visitors
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/810926

Claudio: US$ 450 per day for World Cup, US$ 300 for carnival and New Years https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/314975


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WORLD CUP (AND MAYBE OLYMPICS?)
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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.

Guest access

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, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), sms. I am pretty much available, even when I am absent, travelling.

The neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.


House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

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).


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Safety card
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
Smoke detector

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Diego User Profile
March 2017
Great place , 1 block yo the beach, many restaurantes and markets un front of the building, Mario is a great host, great room with great terrance, i really enjoy my stay there !

William User Profile
March 2017
Although I had visited Rio in the past this was the first time I was there during Carnival. Mario's place was perfectly located - close to major events and also close to public transit which made getting around Rio in Carnival very easy. As usual Mario and his assistant Iara took care of all my question and helped guide me to safe events and gave me advice on what places to avoid at different times. I slept well even when there were parties going on the surrounding streets. The trees and shade on the balcony made a great place to relax after going to "blocos" during the day. Thanks Mario and Iara for a great stay.

Nicolás User Profile
February 2017
Everything perfect. Located in a copacabana area really near to ipanema. You can go walking to both beachs, so that is an extra

Natalia User Profile
February 2017
We stayed there for 12 days and everything went great. Yara (Mario's assistant) was always there to help. The apartment is very clean and close to supermarkets, stores and the beach. We really enjoyed being there

Nicolas User Profile
January 2017
The appartement is just like we can see it on the airbnb advertising. Excellent choice, quiet and safe. I loved it and I recommend. Close to everything.

Riikka User Profile
January 2017
We really enjoyed our stay in the apartment and all the expectations were fulfilled. It was easy to communicate with Mario and her assistant during our stay via and we always got a response immediately. The apartment was clean, sheets and towels provided and own private bathroom spacious. We enjoyed having direct access to the roof top terrace, perfect place to have breakfast. We felt safe in the apartment, there was a doorman in downstairs in the front door and we were able to lock our individual room as well. The location is very central in Copacabana, and you will easily get around. We mostly used Uber, thanks to the Wifi in the apartment. All in all the price quality ratio for the apartment was great and I would happily stay there again.

William User Profile
November 2016
Mario and his assistant Yara always make me feel welcome when I come to to the apartment in Copacabana. Good facilities (great bed, strong aircon, fast wifi with backup) as well as the perfect location, one block from the beach make staying here a pleasure. Plus of course Mario has a very deep knowledge of Rio and its surrounds and his advice on getting places safely and easily is always welcome.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · Joined in July 2011
Mario User ProfileMario is a superhost.

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.

Response rate: 100%
(last 10 contacts)
Response time: within a few hours

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