About this listing
Location, Location - Bright and clean apartment in the heart of Ipanema.
(Please consult host before submitting your booking request)
Furnished 2 bdrs apartment located on a tree lined street 5 minutes walking distance to Ipanema beach, posto 9 and 2 blocks to Lagoa. Includes 32 inch Flat HD TV, Sony DVD, Air Conditioning in both rooms, fully equipped kitchen, fan in the living room, HIGH SPEED internet, all premium cable channels. 1 full size bed, one single size futon, sleeps total of 3.
Ipanema beach is the "hippest" and most secure beach in Rio de Janeiro today. You will be where everything is "happening" in Rio de Janeiro, in Ipanema. It is very rare to find such charming and well-located 2 bedrooms in Ipanema. You will definitely be in the perfect place to enjoy the "carioca" way of life. Stores, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, banks, post office, cafes are around the corner.
This is a family, quiet building not suitable for parties, overnight guests not allowed. If you are looking for a place with a good cozy vibe, clean, where you can chill out and recharge your batteries after a long day outdoors, then this is it for you.
If you have any further questions about the apartment, Ipanema or Rio de Janeiro, do not hesitate to contact me.
Please consult for Carnaval and New Years rate.
Other Things to Note
nice private patio and terrace
Guests staying in the house must be included on reservation request - full name.
You will fill in a guest form upon arrivval
No parties. Please be respectful with neighbors.
Smoking outside only.
Family building so please keep quiet after 10pm.
Voltage is 110V.
This is my third time staying in this apartment; after the first time my husband, son, and I stayed there in 2013, we never wanted to consider anywhere else. This is not only because of the apartment itself, but also because how amazing Katia is as a hostess. The apartment is charming with a patio that makes for nice coffee breaks; it's located in one of the nicest, most centric areas of Ipanema (steps from the beach and Lagos, restaurants, etc). Katia is the most resourseful Airbnb host we've met. She provided information about all sorts of places to visit and events that locals would know about. She also helped with everyday information, like phone use and transportation. Katia has definitely become a good friend.
We had an excellent stay at Katia and Gardenia's apartment! Katia greeted us warmly and was very helpful in settling us in. The apartment is well set out,very clean and in one of the best possible streets location wise..right in the middle of restaurants and shops and 2 blocks from the (website hidden) is also within easy waking distance of a supermarket for supplies.We thoroughly recommend it. Robin and Mollie Hill
Katia is a wonderful host! She provided us with useful information about Rio, recommendations about interesting places, restaurants and markets, and went out of her way to help us make reservations and organise our trip. Our flight was 3 hours late and she waited for us until very late at night to welcome us in Rio. She was truly amazing with us! Thanks Katia!
The flat is very nice and comfortable. It is furnished in a cozy and trendy way, with several nice objects and beautiful paintings. Although it was extremely hot outside, the flat was always quite fresh and we didn't need to use air conditioning at all. The kitchen is fully functional and the veranda is very nice and useful. We had breakfast there every morning. The bed are comfortable and everything in the bathroom works well.
The location of the apartment is superb! It is in the best street in Ipanema, very close to both the beach and the lake. Nice restaurants are just 5 minutes walk from the house. You cannot find a better location in Rio! :-)
Overall, we had a great experience in Katia's apartment.
Katia was the most lovely host anyone could ask for! She was so responsive and provided us with extensive information about what to do in Rio. She was also very helpful in answering all the questions we had and even helped us make several appointments for activities in Rio. Her place was very charmining and comfortable, particularly the outdoor terrace. Best of all, the location is in the heart of Ipanema, with restaurants and bars at the doorstep and the beach just a few blocks away. We would definitely recommend anyone looking for a great time in Rio to stay at Katia's!
This is the second time I stay at Katia's place in Ipanema. Not only is the apartment and location exceptional, but also Katia is a wonderful host. She goes beyond her duty; suggests places to visit, has a clear idea of what might be of interest to different people, and is very accessible. Next time I'm in Rio, I plan to check into Katia's apartment again. Highly recommended.
We had an awesome stay! The apartment is clean, cozy and well equipped. The private terrace is a WIN. Location is superb (cafe, laundry services and Cevicheria right outside your door- what else do you need? :)). And last but not least, Katia was charming, available and really helpful in planning our days in Rio. Thank you!
Katia was a perfect host. She was very responsive, very nice and give us a lot of good adresses. We had a great time in her home, confortable with a pretty terrace and so so well located. Thank you so much Katia!
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About the Host, Katia & Gardenia
My mother and I love to travel and get to know the local culture. We travel a lot together and we always rent apartments in the cities we visit to have a perspective of a resident.
I - Katia - worked and lived in DC for almost 15 years.
After several years with the World Bank, I decided to leave DC in 2010, return to Brazil and try something different. It has been great so far....
I loved my life, friends and work in DC so it was a difficult decision but a good one.
My mother Gardenia owns some apartments and love to host foreigners visiting Rio and provide them with our insights of Rio. I am helping her with the coordination and reservations. It has been working so well that recently my cousin, aunt and a friend asked us to add their apts to our list.