Studio at the Heart of Copacabana

Apartment - Entire home/apt · R. Saint Roman, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22071-060, Brazil

The Space

>>>> We are Smoke-Free/Drug-Free/Drink Responsibly
>>> Smoking not allowed
>>> Unregistered guests not allowed
(safety reasons)

Gorgeous studio in an all-inclusive, fully re-built minimalist-style 35m2 unit, one of the five units of an imposing 5-story house, located in Copacabana, 2 blocks away from the most famous beach in town and a few steps from the main commercial artery in the neighborhood, Ave. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, this apartment comfortably accommodates 2 people.

This apartment’s main door is green, which matches the contemporary colors of utensils and ornaments in the inside. The kitchen is equipped with fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender and basic utensils, not involving heating since there is no stove/oven for cooking.

This house owned by Louri and Renato has been totally remodeled with demolition materials and transformed from a traditional house from the 1950s, into 5 totally independent and functional apartments. The entrance facing Rua Saint Roman is neat and clean; minimalist, totally welcoming.

The environment inside is relaxing, contrasting the liveliness of Pavão-Pavãozinho, one of the first favelas founded in Rio de Janeiro sixty years ago when migrants from northern Brazilians came to live in the city to work in civil construction. It is common to hear loud music coming from the bars and restaurants in Rua Saint Roman, and easy to see motorcycles, cars and people eagerly going in both directions, as it happened in a typical, busy street in Rio.

Pavão-Pavãozinho was pacified back in 2008; it is expected to see police patrols at the entrance and in the surrounding areas.

Subway lines: 5-min walk to Subway Station General Osorio (in Ipanema). One block away from Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, well served with taxis, buses and public transportation, 24/7.

Restrictions: Smoking is not allowed in any dependences of the apartment/house.

Near to: Two blocks from Copacabana Beach, four blocks from Ipanema Beach. Five-min walk to Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas which offers stunning views of the city. Five-min walk to Ipanema metro/subway station and main bus routes in the city. Just next to cinemas, restaurants, pizzerias, bars, cafes, night clubs, banks, museums, theaters, bicycle rental public stations, and more.

Weekly and monthly rates do not apply during December-March, World Cup, Olympics, Rock in Rio or other holidays/major events.

---------------------------- FAQ ----------------------------

Q: How far is it from the beach?
A: 1,5 block from Copacabana Beach and 4 blocks from Ipanema beach. It is located close to the Posto 6 (Life Guard 6) of the beach, the trendiest beach spot in town.

Q: Are there any good restaurants/bars/clubs in the neighborhood?
A: Yes, there are many of them. We provide our guests an email or whatsapp with a lot of tips, advices and suggestions.

Q: Where is the apartment located?
A: 10 min walk to subway station, 5 min walk to all important buses lines and taxis 24/7dd

Q: Do you charge me extra for electricity and internet?
A: No, everything is included in the AirBnb rates.

Q: Is early check-in/late check-out available?
A: We are very flexible, so upon request and depending on calendar availability early check-in / late checkout are available.

Q: Is there a special carnival or new years eve package?
A: Yes, There is a special NYE and Carnival package, please feel free to contact us if you wish to book these weeks.

Q: What's the best way to get there from the airport?
A: Taxi or private driver

Q: Are VAT and other hotel charges included?
A: Yes, VAT are included.

Q: WiFi?
A: Yes, throughout the building. The apartment has a 20Mb internet connection speed.

Q: Is it safe to walk at night?
A: Absolutely, Copacabana lives for its nightlife and people walk the streets safely in this neighborhood all night long.

Q: Does the apartment (email hidden) outlet/plug socket available?
A: All plugs are brand new, and respect the new Brazilian norm and standard. We also provide US/EU adapters.

Q: How early should I book?
A: It is recommended to book at least a month in advance to ensure availability, earlier in the high season.

Q: Can I smoke in the apartment?
A: No.

Q: What happens after I made a reservation through Airbnb?
A: After you made a reservation through Airbnb, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details needed about your trip as well as the House Manual.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Monthly Price: $1614 /month
Security Deposit: $218
Cleaning Fee: $109
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Louri is a wonderful host, who makes you feel like family. He is extremely devoted and always willing to help out, give recommendations. He is exactly what airbnb hosts should be about: a nice, warm and welcoming host who helps you make the most of your stay by sharing what he loves the most about his city. His property is beautiful and well maintained. I though the location was ideal, but some may not be comfortable coming home at night alone and may chose to be driven by a taxi. I highly recommend Louri's place!

    February 2014
  • Renato and Louri were very available, attentive, and friendly hosts. We had a wonderful time in Rio and staying in their warm and stylish place. We would happily go back anytime.

    December 2013
  • This place was perfect for a long-term stay in Rio. The studio is super cute and well-designed, and Louri and Renato are warm and helpful hosts. They have the sweetest mini dogs and try to make a family environment with the people that stay there. Louri lent me a cell phone, helped arrange travel outside of Rio--really, above and beyond. It is close to both Copacabana and Ipanema and a ton of buses and taxis pass constantly on Av. N.S. Copacabana, two minutes away. So, so convenient. When I come back to Rio, I look forward to returning to my new home there...

    August 2013
    Renato / Louri
    Response from Renato / Louri:

    Rachel Nolan. Please take note of this name. A guest to never forget. Honest, clean, easygoing, international, smart, intelligent, funny. If you have the opportunity to host her, in your property, don't think twice. Thanks for coming, Rachel. Feel at home here!

  • Another stay at Caixapreta and another great experience. It's like a second home with close friends you have known for years. Great conversation and laughs with Loiri and Renato... A totally pimpin place to stay in the heart of copa/ipa. Potential guests... you will not be disappointed unless you are a total snob! Go to caixapreta and enjoy!!

    July 2013
    Renato / Louri
    Response from Renato / Louri:

    It was the second time that we've hosted Arturo. And each time, we are sure that this guy could be our brother. He is so familiar, and simple, and sofisticated at the same time. We are really proud to be chosen as his second home in this Planet. Come again as soon as you can, my friend. Rio will be always ready to hug you..

  • Louri and Renato,

    We will come back soon! Your apartment is my house in Rio.
    Thanks again for your hospitality.

    See you soon.


    February 2013
    Renato / Louri
    Response from Renato / Louri:

    Seiji was a great guest during Carnival period. He and his lovely girlfriend stayed at my house for 4 nights and they could stay for much more. I hope they can consider to come back as much as they can. See you soon, guys!

  • These guys are sooooo awesome and their place "Caixapreta" is ultra cool. We were welcomed into their home as if we were family. They even invited us to brunch, on New Years Day! The Studio we stayed in was roomy and chique with a newly remodeled interior and a classic RIO city feel. Caixapreta is also a prime location as you can easily walk to Copacabana and Ipanema. There are plenty of amenities nearby and we really loved our stay there. On our last day I honestly asked if they would consider us during the upcoming Confederations Cup, World Cup, and/or Olympics as it is high on my wishlist to do one of those things. Louri and Renato's place is a great stay and you will be comfortable there regardless of how well you know RIO.

    Muito Obrigado Amigos... E esperamos reunir com voces no futuro!!

    January 2013
    Renato / Louri
    Response from Renato / Louri:

    Arturo is a perfect guest and also a perfect cook! He cooks pretty well and we had really a good time with him and his lovely girlfriend... They spent only some days here, in the New Year's Eve period. During this time we've met, it was enough to perceive how adorable they are and how we want they come back always...Yes, buddy... you guys can come to the Confederations Cup, to the World Cup AND the Olympics!! haha... and of course, as soon as possible again. Muito obrigado pelas palavras e pela amizade.

  • First time I used Airbnb to avoid overpaying expensive hotel in Rio and to have a new travel experience...and I was extremely lucky to decide to rent Louri's apartment in Rio. Let me start from the location: caixapreta (House name) is on the heart of Rio Copacabana and the experience I had was simply great. The apartment is exactly as per the picture: everything is new, clean, safe, organized, comfortable and at my arrival I found basic stuff like water, milk, toasts and jam to make me feel home: so logistic and structure are simply at the top. Louri and Renato are a truly host and they open their fascinating carioca world to you: Louri is all the time gently available to help you with information, suggestion, help and really naturally open to share his time with you. We had with the other guests few breakfast together to know each other and all this combined with the cidade meravilhosa made my holidays unforgettable. If you have to decide on this solution, do not have doubts about it, your choice will be the best one !!! thanks ps if anyone would like to have more info, please contact me, I m more than happy to share my experience

    September 2012
    Renato / Louri
    Response from Renato / Louri:

    Stefano is the most friendly swiss/italian I ever met in my whole life. Kind, easygoing, intelligent, funny, vibrant, happy and always ready to do everything (so many great pictures of Rio...). It was very amusing to host this guy, certainly we had luck to be chosen by you, Stefano. Come back very soon, my new friend... Ciao!

  • It was the best way to truely experience Rio staying in this apartment. The street itself is full (and i mean FULL) of character and there's never a dull moment happening outside. I found it completely safe at any time of the day or night. It's close to both Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the subway and bus lines. Louri was extraordinarily helpful with any questions you had about Rio. Staying here definitely added something special to my stay and I absolutely loved every second of it. I couldn't recommend this place and this city highly enough. Amazing.

    June 2012
  • First of all I would like to say thank you to Lou for the best host ever in our stay in Rio. My partner and I stayed at the studio apartment from May 2 – 6, 2012. We arrived early in the morning and Lou was gracious to let us check in early to the studio. Everything was ready and looked exactly like the pictures as promised; Clean bed sheets, clean modern bathroom, nice clean floors and the wireless internet worked perfectly. The studio apartment is well design and it has mixture of modern and classic, which I enjoyed (I took some tips to re-decorated my own apartment :-) ). I enjoyed the big window in the back of the studio looking towards huge tree which make me feel relax from the big city. Regarding the neighborhood my partner and I felt safe. People respect you as long you respect them, don’t be acting like silly tourist taking pictures of them because I don’t think they will appreciated that. The apartment is near the metro, buses and walking distance to Ipanema. Our short holiday in Rio was great in part because of the location/apartment and will be unquestionably come back; it was perfect mini-vacation!

    May 2012
  • An absolutely amazing experience. I feel as if I experienced more of Rio as a city by staying with Louri and Renato.
    You have a lovely apartment within the home. They were very help folin finding a driver for me. Louri was more than will to answer any question i had. We all went to dinner a few times.
    It was great fun. I enjoyed all of the other travelers.
    The Accommodations are clean and comfortable.
    I would definitely return again. I was a single girl from california traveling alone and felt perfectly safe. It is a must have experience

    March 2012
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*French version below We have hosted international business & leisure travelers since 2011 - vacation and corporate housing. Renato is the architect (responsible for the 5-story house design) and Louri is your main host, as well the manager of the place. We are the owners. If you like outdoors sports, biking, running, swimming, hiking, climbing, stand-up paddle (SUP), or just want to try Rio in a different and original way, we are waiting for you. Architecture & Design can connect us, as well. if you are interested to know more about architecture in Rio, we could take you deeper in this world. Renato has some cool projects in town and he will be more than happy to give you some information and guide you, if you are interested, of course.. We are Smoke-Free/Drug-Free/Drink Responsibly Smoking not allowed/Drugs not allowed >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Unregistered guests not allowed, for safety reasons Every aspect of your stay is important to us and we can tailor any request to your individual needs ensuring you have a unique experience in Rio. We are available in English, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, of course. Nous accueillons des voyageurs internationaux depuis 2011 dans le cadre de leurs déplacements professionnels ou touristiques. Renato est l'architecte à l'origine du design et de la conception des 5 suites et Louri votre interlocuteur et manager des lieux. Nous sommes tous les deux associés et propriétaires. Si vous aimez les sports extérieurs, vélo, course à pied, nage, randonnée, escalade, stand-up paddle ou si vous souhaitez tout simplement découvrir Rio différemment nous vous attendons! L'architecture et le design à Rio peuvent également être des sujets d’intérêts en commun que nous pourrions vous faire découvrir plus en détail. Renato pilote actuellement plusieurs projets dans la ville qu'il serait plus que ravi de vous expliquer, si bien entendu cela vous intéresse. Nous sommes non fumeurs, non consommateurs de drogues et peu consommateurs d'alcools. Non fumeur / Aucune drogue admise Personnes extérieures non acceptées pour des raisons de sécurité Chaque aspect de votre séjour est important à nos yeux; c'est pourquoi nous nous efforcerons de répondre à vos attentes afin que votre expérience à Rio soit unique et inoubliable. Nous sommes à votre disposition en Anglais, Français, Espagnol et Portugais Brésilien, bien entendu.
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