Rio's Best; IPANEMA!
Great two bedroom penthouse in the best location in town!!! Facing park, with ocean and Corcovado/Christ mountain view. Block from beach , next to Subway and countless bars, restaurants, shops and etc...
Very best location in Rio !!!
Penthouse facing the park, side view of ocean, block from Ipanema beach.
Countless restaurants, bars, clubs, markets and shops all at walking distance. Best public transportation in town, no need for car or taxi. Next to subway, easy to go and come back from all parts of town.
ATTENTION, NEW QUEEN BED IN GUEST ROOM AS OF FEBRUARY 2014
You will be renting the entire apartment. It has 100square meters and two rooms (one suit) and two bathrooms. Both rooms have a queen bed and there is a sofa bed in the second living room. All bedrooms come with bed sheets, towels and air-conditining. Terrace, living room and a full equipped kitchen, microwave and electric grill, fast wi-fi internet , 24hr doorman, laundry machine in the flat.
NEW queen bed in guest room (June 2013) all reviews previous to this refer to the sofa bed that was in the guest room and is now on the #2 living room.
2 bicycles at your disposal.
House Maid - Comes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
She cleans, cooks (can prepare salads and tropical fruits) , does groceries and can wash some clothes at the washtub.
Parking for one car.
Day - US150
Week - US950
Month - US3500
NYE, Carnaval and Olympic Games
US500 per day
5 day minimum
ATTENTION: all review before Nov2012 refer to the time i only rented the guest room, not the whole flat as i am currently doing.
Dont book before speaking to me!
No shoes in the house
Smoking only on terrace
No overnight guests without prior authorization
No parties !!!
The apartment is on a great location. Block away from a cool part of Ipanema beach, 100m from General Osorio subway station, next to one of the best Botecos (bar/restaurant) in our opinion: Boteco Belmonte. The area feels safe. Building has 24h security. The apartment has a nice balcony and it’s also hip looking with all the little personal details and photos.
Communication with the owner was good. We didn't get to meet him but the key was at the reception when we arrived and the doorman was very nice.
With all this, however, we didn’t love it:
• It gets very hot inside. We were staying here in dec/jan and temperatures in the living room were going up to 35C (95F), when outside temperature was 32C (90F). There are no window shades and the ceiling fan was far from sufficient. Basically, we couldn’t be in the living room for most of the time, it was simply too hot. The kitchen and back area have two deep freezers plus the regular fridge, which additionally increases the temperature in the apartment.
•Although most of the essentials worked just fine a lot of small things that you would normally expect to work are broken: door knobs falling off, fan in one of the bedrooms broken, naked wires sticking out of outlets, chairs barely holding, holes in the floor of the master bedroom, dust, naked wires sticking out of both showers, missing cabinet doors in the kitchen, ants, etc., etc.
If you’re attentive to details you may not like this place.
Ruth's review is fare, both on the in the qualities and on the defects of the apartment. The flat took a beating in the last few months with many rentals, not all of them with careful people like Ruth, so it does need some maintenance in some details like she mentioned. This will be done after Carnaval, February 2015.
Regarding the high temperatures... It has been the hottest summer in Rio history, so it does get hot in the flat since it is a penthouse, though there are AC. in all rooms. Rio starts to cool down from March on, so this will not be an issue any more
El departamennto es muy lindo y la zona super tambien.
Francisco cumplio con lo acordado y estuvo disponible para todas nuestras consultas.
Fuimos 4 amigos. El departamento está excelentemente ubicado, a una cuadra de la playa. El barrio es muy seguro las 24 hs. Es cómodo, con dos baños y buena onda en la decoración. Tiene algunos detalles de falta de mantenimiento, pero nada importante. La terraza está muy buena para tomar algo de noche. A Francisco nunca lo vimos, pero estuvo comunicado con nosotros cuando lo necesitamos (para coordinar la limpieza y una duda respecto a internet). No parece de alquiler, ya que está totalmente adornado con los elementos y recuerdos del dueño, lo que lo hace a uno sentirse como en casa. Gracias Francisco por todo!
EXCELENTE APARTAMENTO EN LA MEJOR ZONA DE IPANEMA, ES MUY COMODO, ESTA MUY BIEN EQUIPADO Y TIENE TODO LO NECESARIO PARA DISFRUTAR RIO.
Listing was accurate. Apt was extremely well located in a great area in Ipanema.
Francisco's apt is ideally located in Ipanema (1 block from my favorite beach). The apt is airy and the open doors to the large terrace gives the living room an indoor/outdoor feel. You can even see the ocean if you peer out over the ledge. 2 separate bedrooms with full sized beds and one bedroom has its own private bathroom.
Our stay was great. Francisco's apartment is perfectly located in Ipanema. Steps away from the beach, the metro station and a grocery store. Although we never met, he was very attentive and flexible. Great host, great stay! Thanks!
I am Carioca (native of Rio de Janeiro) journalist that lives and works in Rio. I speak portuguese, english, spanish and italian. I love the ocean, movies and sports.