True Leblon Experience

Apartment - Entire home/apt · R. Gen. Urquisa, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22431-040, Brazil

The Space


Wake up to the sounds of birds chirping in your window, warm sun on your face, and a fresh breeze from the Atlantic only 3 blocks away… take a deep breath, your in Rio, better yet… your in the best neighborhood in town.

Head downstairs, slowly shuffle your way through some of Rio’s most quiet and lush green streets to grab an espresso at a café or coconut water on the beach. Note the friendly smiles from sidewalk sweeping doorman, and early commuters.

Tucked away between the foot of the mountains, the beach, and the Lagoa (lagoon), Leblon has become one of the most sought after neighborhoods in all Brazil. Famous for its safety, fine dining, night-life, family friendly beach and its celebrity filled sidewalks, Leblon is a very special Carioca (people from Rio) experience.

While Copacabana and Ipanema still hold their international status, the focus these days is more often moving towards Leblon. That being said, they are still amazing areas, rich in history and only 15 (Ipanema) to 25 (Copacabana) minutes away on foot by way of the beach (5 mins Ipa or 10 mins Copa by taxi).

When visiting Rio, stay where the locals want to stay!

Literally 1 minute walking distant from Zona Sul supermarket. Also, close to beachy hangouts like fresh juice, sandwich and açaí shops, fitness centers and the best local Carioca style pubs to catch up with friends over a soccer match.

Fully renewed apartment in a charming building from the 60's (no elevator), very spacious, intelligent and open concept makes this 40m2 loft perfect for singles and couples. Also accommodate small families and groups up to 4. The apartment’s large bay windows on top of the queen size bed look out on to a sea of green flowering trees filled with happy hummingbirds. The place comes loaded with everything you could need to make you feel at home, all you need to do is turn the key and enjoy.

Located on one of Leblon’s quietest side streets, 2 blocks from commercial shopping and amenities, 1 block from Rio’s premiere strip of restaurants and chic lounge bars and of course, most importantly 3blocks from Rio’s nicest beach. Enjoy world class shopping, tourism services, wining, dining, and all the natural beauty that is Leblon. Safe and easy to access walks around the lagoa, along the beaches, into the Botanical Gardens and much more.

Perfect for really finding your Carioca Groove!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 10 nights
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $70
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Marcelo's place is amazingly cute, clean, and he is such a cool guy! Free wi-fi is excellent :) Leblon is the nicest place to stay in Rio, as it is very safe, and has a lot of bars and restaurants. Marcelo's place is a few minutes away from the beach, which is also a huge plus.

    Marcelo knows pretty much everyone there is to know in Rio, and can give great tips on where to go. In general, it was SUCH a great experience!!! I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Rio!!

    July 2012
  • The place is perfectly located, close to the beach, restaurants, public transportation streets, grocery stores, post offices, and really anything you need is at reach. The Apartment itself is very nice, very modern, nice and tighty, great decoration skills whoever designed it (even the bathroom is beautiful!!) The place is comfortable for 3 people. Marcelo arranged everything perfectly, planing a (website hidden) meeting to meet us and define out arrival details prior to our trip and answer any questions we might have.

    June 2012
  • Great spot in a great neighborhood!

    The apartment is very comfortable and clean and the location is close to the best restaurants in Leblon.

    I would recommend the apartment to anyone looking to stay in Rio!

    April 2012
  • The apartment is great! Clean, modern and cozy at the same time.
    The location is perfect! Near bars, restaurants, shops, etc. in a very safe neighborhood. Just 10 min. walking and you are in the beach...

    April 2012
  • Marcelo's apartament was really nicely decorated and clean. The location was extraordinary, a quiet street but very close to all the best on Leblon: it's bars, restaurants and the beach were all in walking distance.

    March 2012
  • Great apartment in a fantastic neighborhood! Tucked away on a quiet street, but close to everything you'll need for a Rio vacation - cool bars, restaurants, shops and of course Leblon beach : )
    Marcelo met us there and gave us some recommendations of places to go (thanks M. - we did everything on the list!).

    January 2012
  • We truly enjoyed staying at Marcelo's apartment in Leblon. The apartment is exactly like the photos and very comfortable. When we met up with him to get the key, he was even kind enough to give us a quick tour of the neighborhood.

    We felt safe walking to and from his place anytime -- day or night. There are wonderful restaurants in the neighborhood (especially Sushi Leblon) and the best part is that the beach just a 5 minute walk from his place. We loved Rio and cannot wait to go back and stay at Marcelo's apartment again.

    December 2011
  • Perfect and charming location. 4 blocks from the beach, 2 blocks from all the buzz of Dias Ferreira street (main restaurant/bars street of Leblon - best neighborhood of Rio) and still quiet as you were in the middle of the forest. To sleep in an urban area and wake up with a tree in your window is a dream (yes, there is a tree right in front of the window!!!).

    The apartment is amazing - had a higher expectation from the pictures but got really surprised when I got there. Everything is brand new and exactly as shown.

    Very clean and fully equipped.

    Very very safe. Leblon is already a very safe place and the building is actually in front of a police station.

    Only one thing worth noting: Would not recommend for large groups. It's perfect for a couple. 2 couples / 4 pax would also fit comfortably as there is one double bed + one couch bed (we didn't use it, was only with my wife).

    November 2011
  • Apartamento igual como nas fotos. Impecável e limpo. O prédio não tem grande aspecto , pode até assustar um pouco, mas é muito sossegado. Durante os 13 dias que lá passei não houve nenhum inconveniente de qualquer especie. Internet sempre funcionando. Marcelo muito simpático . Recomendo.

    April 2012
  • O apartamento é lindo, exatamente como descrito. A localização não poderia ser melhor, no centro do melhor bairro do (website hidden) recomendo ficar no apartamento de Marcelo e viver o "Sonho Brasileiro" para um fim de semana ou mais. Também a comunicação foi excelente e check-in e out era muito fácil. Obrigado por tudo, Marcelo!

    October 2011
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Nice Brazilian fashion stylist :-). Love traveling around and meeting awesome people! Welcome to Rio de Janeiro/ Brasil P.S. the Marcelo mentioned in the reviews is my brother. He used to manage the apt.
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