Beautiful Decorated Studio in Copa

Apartment - Entire home/apt · R. Leopoldo Miguez, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22060-020, Brazil
Your host, Viviane
103 Reviews
Response rate: 95%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

This studio is in the best location of Copacabana, situated on a quieter street but just off the main streets, right in the middle of everything, 2 blocks from the beach, 1 block from the subway (Cantagalo station which places you just a stop away from Ipanema! --> you can just walk there too, no need to hop on the subway really), very close to all local bars and restaurants, and very close to Ipanema and Lagoa (walking distance) where true cariocas exercise in the mornings.

The place is colorfully decorated, modern, with lots of natural light, on the 3rd floor of a leafy greet shady street, in the summer it is great, as any shade helps! And the building is safe with 24 hour doorman at the entrance. It has cable TV, cable/wi-fi internet, air con, ceiling fan, all kitchen gear (fridge, stove, oven, toaster, pots & pans, utensils), a mini stereo, DVD player and some DVD movies.

It has a double comfortable bed and a sofa bed that sleeps 1. So the place could host 3 people, although the rate displayed here is for 2. Additional of $15 per night for the 3rd person.

The building is residential, like a family building so you will feel at home.

Copacabana is a vibrant neighborhood of Rio which never sleeps. There's always something happening, always somewhere to go eat, drink, and this movement and life of its own makes the neighborhood all that special. Just under the building there is a small market, a butcher, and a noodle shop which can be very handy. Supermarket is only a block away and there are many 24 hour options for eating.

For those wanting to have a home feel in Rio, this is the place for you! Our guests really like staying there, as you are in the middle of everything, close to other neighborhoods and in a safe place.

Australian/Brazilian owner speaks English, Spanish, French and Portuguese and will help you with what to do in town. Viviane is a qualified tour guide so in case you have anything in mind, she can help you with just about everything.

We offer bed linen and shower towels. We do not offer beach towels though.
Cleaning fee/laundry to be paid when you make the booking (it will automatically be included in the price you'll pay).

Attention:: We provide clean shower towels, toilet paper, (perhaps not for your whole stay, but the basics to get you started). There are 2 supermarkets near by. We are not a hotel so you won't find soap, shampoo, conditioner, napkins, sugar, tea, snacks... If guests leave that behind, yes we leave it there for you. Please be mindful of that. It's like your home and you are renting an apartment with no services included.

Any questions, please ask us!

Guest Access

internet wi-fi, cable tv, air cond, ceiling fan, kitchen with fridge, stove, oven, pots and pans and the basics.

Interaction with Guests

Only at check in, we like to leave our guests free and independent but they can count on us anytime.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $65
Check In: 7:00 AM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Viviane and Eduardo were absolutely wonderful. The apartment is gorgeous and in a perfect location just two blocks off of Copa beach. Communication was easy and check in/ check out times were flexible.

    The only cons: the shower was not warm and we only received one towel each for our five night stay. Also note that you must bring shampoo, conditioner and soap.

    Other than that the apartment was just perfect and the hosts could not have been friendlier or more helpful. Hope to visit Rio again soon and would definitely stay here again!

    July 2014
  • Viviane is an Angel. I was in a dilemma where I needed a place immediately and she made it happen even though the place wasn't ready. I was able to bring my luggage over and store it while the cleaning lady (who was called last minute) came to clean the place. This place is perfect for a couple or single person. The large window you see in the pic gives you a view of the busy street below although the street isn't too busy. At night it's really quiet and 1 of my favorite areas in Copacabana. The Cantagalo metro station in 2 blocks up the street. I'd go on to name everything in the area but it would take too long. EVERYTHING is nearby. Did I mention there were beverages in the refrigerator? I didn't even drink them all. Except the beer of course! The only problem I had was lack of warm water which was available my last day there. Hard to shave with cold water. I told Vivianes brother about it upon check out and he was on it asap so I'm positive that minor issue is fixed. I definitely recommend this location.

    June 2014
  • Viviane and her brother Eduardo couldn't have been better hosts! From answering questions before we got there, to providing an awesome list of things to see and places to eat. It was the perfect way to explore Rio while feeling like we were in the middle of everything. Thanks again!

    June 2014
  • Great apartment 2 blocks from the beach on a quieter side street. The apartment was just as pictured and described. The AC worked great and the shower was plenty hot. The kitchen was supplied with everything you need, although we only used it to make coffee and eat a quick snack. Viviane was very responsive during the booking process (this was my first time using airbnb) and answered all my questions before I booked and provided great information about the airport and taxis to the apartment. We could not have been happier with the apartment and Viviane. There was always a doorman to let you in, and plenty of restaurants bars within a short walk of the apartment. Everything you need is right there!

    Eduardo met us at the apartment (was there when we arrived). Talked us through how to work everything and provided us with his personal recommendations of places to go/eat/see and was extremely helpful. We cannot thank Eduardo enough, his info was spot on and he answered all our questions.

    June 2014
  • Hola Viviane,

    Para mí fue un acierto alojarme en tu departamento de la Rua Lepoldo Miguez 107 en Copacabana. Está muy bien situado, tiene todo lo necesario en buen estado de funcionamiento, ofrece mucha seguridad y nos resultó sumamente agradable pasar estos días ahí. También tu hermano Eduardo fue muy puntual y atento tanto al momento de recibirnos como a la despedida.
    Creo que el alojamiento contribuyó mucho al agrado de pasar unos pocos días en Rio con mis hijos y participar de sus celebraciones.
    El sitema airbnb es muy eficaz al momento de ofrecer posibilidades de alojamiento en muchos lugares, como ha sido en este caso en Rio de Janeiro.
    Si se vuelve a presentar una oportunidad para viajar a Rio, ciertamente te buscaré nuevamente.

    Saludos Cordiales,

    Santiago Tobar

    May 2014
  • This was my FAVOURITE apartment from our 5 week trip in South America!

    This modern apartment is 1.5blocks from the Copacabana beach and another 1.5 blocks from the metro station.

    The apartment is exactly like the photos, tastefully furnished and decorated and great lighting. Great air conditioning, extremely clean and very spacious for a couple like us. Excellent wifi, cable tv, security doormen..what more can you ask for?! Well, how about restaurants and shops within 1-2mins walk?

    Eduardo (Vivane's brother) met us at the apartment and was warm, friendly and meticulous in explaining how everything worked and where the best shops and restaurants were...I think our chat lasted about 45min to an hour - it was FANTASTIC to have a local explain everything to you! :) We heeded his advice on several restaurants and had a fantastic time.

    Vivane also helped arranged an airport transfer for us and Rafael Caja picked us up from the airport. On the way to the apartment we also discovered Rafael offered local tours to Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, adventure trails, favelas etc for very reasonable rates - in fact, it will be about 10% difference in price if you went to a catered local tour with 30 people. We hired him for 2 days and really enjoyed ourselves - he was honest and went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time. Rafael was a taxi driver before he became a guide so his intimate local knowledge was invaluable. Rafael's English is improving - he won't be able to explain in huge detail the history of favelas etc in English but if you can understand key words, exchange a few words in Portuguese etc, you will more than understand him. Most of all, huge integrity from the man and we enjoyed his local hospitality including taking us to his favourite restaurant :) Ask Viviane about Rafael!

    Viviane's apartment, communication, recommendations etc ensured we left Rio with great memories and we won't hesitate to recommend this apartment or any others on offer by Viviane to fellow travellers!

    May 2014
  • A hospedagem no apto da Viviane, foi muito tranquilia, o apto e limpo e estava totalmente higienizado, roupas de cama e banho limpas, cama excelente, cozinha equipada, local super arejado, ar condicionado funcionando muito bem. O imóvel está muito bem localizado, com tudo perto, supermercados, lavanderia, metro, taxí e onibus, bares e restaurantes. e muito perto da praia. O check in e check out tranquilo e no horário combinado. abs

    April 2014
  • We had an excellent stay at Vivianes apartment. Her brother Eduardo did the check-in and is a super-nice guy and gave us a bunch of tips for Rio and helped us with everything he could. Very beatiful and clean flat. I can definitely recommend it.

    April 2014
  • Me and my girlfriend has a fantastic stay at Viviane's apartment in Copacabana,
    Her brother was really helpfull at whole time during our stay aswell. Even keeping our bags for the day when we checked out and driving us himself to our airport transfer we need to catch later on in the day. All in all I would definatly recommend staying at this studio aprtment rather than the many beach front hotels that are at least twice the price. Great location (2 min walk to Copacabana and 10 mins to Ipanema) really clean and just overall a great place to stay in Rio.

    April 2014
  • Viviane a été super lors de mon séjour très sérieuse sympa elle parle plusieurs langues et à pleins d informations intéressantes sur Rio. Je la revint acte des que je retourne a Rio !! Muito obrigado Viviane !!!

    April 2014
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Photographer for Lonely Planet Images. Soulful, inquisitive, into arts, pottery, cinema and different cultures. Has lived in the US, Australia, Europe, and now am based in Rio, Brazil. Loves to travel, always on the move, finding out new things about Rio. Love to meet interesting people who share similar passions. An independent certified tour guide in Rio de Janeiro who offers cultural tours around the city. If you have something in mind, just ask. I can probably drive you there too. I can't live without: books, travel, my camera, movies, music and cool people.
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