We call it a room, but really what we offer is a whole mini-apartment for our guests, independent from the main areas of the house. Besides the room, you will have a private bathroom, relaxation area, kitchen and laundry (those two might be shared).
We are a german-brazilian couple with a spare room (with air-conditioner, since Rio is really hot!) plus private bathroom and our kitchen and Patio in our conveniently located apartment in the best neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
We call it a room, but really what we offer is a whole mini-apartment for our guests, completely independent from the main areas of the house. You will get your own 24 hour exclusive door access, private bathroom, kitchen, laundry and relaxation area.
The room itself is rather small wich prevent us from placing a queen or king sized bed on it. The current sofa-bed is 190cm x 120cm x 45cm, which is sufficient for two persons, but recommended for one. Being that said, the mini-apartment for our guests also contains another sofa and a hammock that might be used for sleeping purposes.
We are happy to offer you these free amenities already included in your booking fee:
. High-Speed/High-Quality Wi-Fi (website hidden)-Conditioner
. Free good-looking bike
. FullHD TV (with all those beaches, you probably won´t use it much anyway)
. Entertainment System with thousands of free movies (all legal)
.Fully equipped kitchen with family-sized Refrigerator, oven, coffee machine, microwave, sink and dish-washer
. Private bathroom
. Laundry equipment
. Towels and Bed (website hidden)-Conditioner (from May 2014 on)
Interaction with Guests
Our guests enjoy the privacy of a mini-apartment independent of the main parts of the house. Nonetheless, we are social creatures and love to hangout with our guests!
Location, location, location! We proud ourselves to be located in the heart of the best neighborhood in Rio.
With Ipanema beach at our doorstep, almost all of Rio´s touristic attractions and the best shops, bars, nightclubs and restaurants are just a few minutes away by foot, bike or subway. Here are a few hightlights:
. Ipanema Beach: 200m/600ft;
. Subway Station: 400m/1200ft;
. Copacabana Beach: 1.5km/1 mile;
. Leblon Beach: 2km/1.2 miles;
. Sugar Loaf: 6.5km/4 miles;
. Corcovado/Christ Statue: 6km/3.7 miles;
. Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon: 700m/0.4 miles.
. Leblon Shopping Mall: 1.6km/1 mile.
Subway Station 5 minutes away and Bus stop in the front. We also offer a free bicycle for our guests!
Other Things to Note
The room itself is small and the bed is fit four couples or single persons only. Note that there are not extra-beds or cushions available.
El apartamento está muy bien ubicado, a pasos de la playa y el metro. Es pequeño, en especial el baño, pero tiene una cocina muy amplia y muy buen aire acondicionado en la habitación. El edificio es bastante seguro y el portero es muy amable.
Fantastic location, right in the middle of all the excitment in Ipanema. Antje made us feel right at home and was available to answer all our queries. The room was small, but suited us perfectly as we could also use the quiet outside area and large kitchen. We were very thankful for this peaceful refuge after the loud streets of Carnaval. We would definitely stay here again when in Rio.
The apartment is in a great location, clean and in a very safe building, in the heart of Ipanema close to many restaurants, bars and also the metro. We had the entire place to ourselves because Antje and Thiago were out of town. The room itself is small, as described in the listing and the sofa bed is uncomfortable for 2 people (we are a young couple) but we made it work. The AC is quite loud so we had to turn it off to sleep.
Apartment was in a great location and Antje and Thiago were nice people but the room and sofabed was so small (the old maids room, definately too small for 2 people!) with no windows and in the heat of summer the old air conditioner was too loud to use. The beautiful patio is actually in a courtyard with high walls all around it with the airconditioners from all the other apartments making a constant loud noise.
Gostamos muito da proposta de Antje e Thiago. O "quarto de serviços" pode se tornar uma ótima opção de hospedagem para quem quer boa localização sem pagar os preços exorbitantes dos hotéis cariocas.
No entanto, três fatores nos incomodaram bastante:
1. Cama. O sofá-cama existente no quarto é desconfortável mesmo para uma pessoa. O estofado já não amortece a estrutura. Resolvemos colocando um colchão inflável sobre (website hidden)-condicionado do quarto. O calor do verão carioca é intenso e oferecer um quarto sem janelas exige uma boa ventilação mecânica. O ar-condicionado instalado até conseguia aliviar um pouco a temperatura, mas estava sujo e era muito barulhento. Tivemos de desligá-lo algumas (website hidden)-condicionado da varanda. A varanda é realmente um espaço muito aconchegante e melhora muito a qualidade da hospedagem. Mas a saída de um ar-condicionado localizado bem sobre o sofá dificulta muito a permanência nele.
Fazendo um balanço, podemos dizer que tiramos muito proveito do mini-apartamento. Fomos muito bem recebidos pelos anfitriões, que são muito atenciosos e discretos; pudemos vivenciar o bairro e a praia de Ipanema (um lugar muito agradável, arborizado, cosmopolita e muito fácil de se chegar a qualquer outro ponto da cidade); mas alguns ajustes são necessários.
Foi uma boa experiência. O apartamento fica em um prédio seguro, bonito, realmente perto da praia e da área de bares e restaurantes. Os anfitriões deixam os hóspedes bem a vontade, como se o apartamento fosse apenas do visitante. O quarto eh realmente pequeno e a cama eh ideal para uma pessoa, mas nada diferente do anunciado. Vale a pena!
El apartamento igual a lo publicado en el aviso, linda terraza-patio. Muy bien ubicado el inmueble, con lindos alrededores. Antje y Thiago muy amables y discretos. Estamos muy agradecidos.
We are a multi-national couple accustomed to receive guests from all over the world.
Thiago is a brazilian lawyer and programmer, who have lived in Ipanema all his life. Antje is a german designer that fell in love with Thiago and Rio and moved there in 2013.
Our biggest passion is traveling and meeting new people. For that reason, it will be a real pleasure having you in our home!