Our apartment is a little gem, everyone loves staying there! Best location, 2 blocks to the subway, 3 blocks to the beach, close to bars, restaurants, supermarket, banks, public transportation and all you need! Wi-fi, cable TV, air con and fan!
NEW YEARS PACKAGE AND CARNIVAL - 7 NIGHTS:
USD 1600 + CLEANING FEE + AIRBNB BOOKING FEE.
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This newly renovated studio (last renovations Oct 2014) 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 (1 per person for up to 7 days), 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!
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.
Smoking outside only.
Family building so please keep quiet after 10pm. No parties please.
Check out at 1pm. Late check out possible. Rules apply.
Voltage is 110V.
It's a good idea to bring an adapter plug depending on where you come from. Not because of voltage but electrical plugs are often different in each country. Just a thought...
Most appliances today are dual voltage.
Very nice apartment, just like the pictures, clean and well located, perfect for exploring the city or going to the beach. Has all the amenities you need. Viviane was kind and quick to reply our messages, her brother Eduardo who received us gave us lots of useful info about the city. Would definetely recommend this place and would stay there again.
Viviane's place is in a great location. It is just a short walk to the beach and on a smaller street so not as noisy at night. Viviane's brother, Eduardo, greeted us at the gate right when we got out of our taxi. He was cheerful, informative, and VERY prompt. He gave us an orientation of the apartment, and gave us useful maps and guidebooks to the city. He answered every single question we had and made us feel very comfortable. We used his tip sheet for restaurants and had a fabulous time eating in the city. Viviane is also very responsive with her email communication. The booking and the check-in process was as smooth as it can be. The apartment is also very clean. The sheets smelled like it was newly laundered. Bed was comfortable, but slightly smaller than a U.S. queen. Shower had hot water so whatever was causing the lukewarm water in the other previous reviews were fixed.
Below the apartment must be a restaurant because we can smell food frying a few times a day. It seeps into the apartment even with the window closed. The smell is bearable and only lasts for about 5-10 minutes at a time. Another thing about the apartment is that the sewage drains in the toilet must be connected to other apartments in the building. Twice in our 4-night stay, there was a very foul smell coming from the bathroom. We opened the door/window to try to get rid of the smell and it dissipated after about 15 minutes. The second time it happened, we lit a match and that helped.
The pros really outweighed the minor cons for this apartment. I highly recommend this property as it served our purpose wonderfully.
Thanks for the feedback Kim. IN regards to the food smell, I guess it's not the restaurant but we Brazilians cook a lot so in any apartment, any size, there will be food smells coming from other units, even in my place which is much larger than the apartment you stayed! It's a cultural thing and I'm glad you got to experience it. :c) In regards to the bed, it says clearly in the add that it is a double bed (not queen). As for the sewerage smell, it is not connected to other apartments and in 5 years we never had that complaint but I will investigate it nevertheless as I truly value comments such as yours. Thank you again and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Regards, Viviane
El lugar es excelente. Exactamente como se lo ve en las fotos. Muy cuidado y en perfecto estado. Eduardo nos dio una charla sobre Río que nos ayudó mucho. Una excelente persona. La ubicación es muy buena, y el barrio muy lindo. Lo recomendamos!! Muchas gracias a Viviane y a Eduardo!
Excelente experiencia, muy acogedor el departamento. Además de una muy buena ubicación.
Lo recomiendo 200%
Fui com meus filhos de 4 e 8 anos e eles adoraram o apartamento. Tudo corresponde ao que foi anunciado. Vantagens: perto da praia, metrô e de tudo o que precisávamos (supermercado, farmácia, restaurantes etc). Meus filhos querem voltar!
A estadia foi ótima. O Studio da Viviane é exatamente como nas (website hidden) e minha noiva fomos recepcionados pelo seu irmão Eduardo, que nos recebeu com chocolates, deu várias dicas sobre a cidade e nos deixou muito a vontade. O Studio é muito bem localizado, tem tudo que se precisa a poucos metros de distância, como metro, onibus, restaurantes, padarias, lavanderias e tudo mais. Recomendo a todos do Airbnb.
Such a great apartment! The place was just as described, and Vivienne (and her brother) were such great hosts. They provided recommendations and the apartment was stocked with all the basic necessities. The apartment is in a great location in Copacabana. Thanks for everything!
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