About this listing
Apartment in a secure, portered building frontline to Copacabana beach, Av Atlantica between Francisco Sá & Souza Lima.
Free Wi-Fi and cable TV.
Top Floor (with 3 lifts/elevators) - so no noisy neighbours above.
*** Just across the street from Copacabana beach
*** Posto 6
*** Free high-speed wi-fi internet
*** Cable TV (with lots of English channels)
*** Heater for the winter
*** Washing Machine
*** Modern, interior designed
*** 5-10 mins walk to Ipanema
*** 5 mins to metro
*** Fantastic location
*** Safe, secure location, next to police station
The apartment is located in a building on the front line of Copacabana beach - on Avenida Atlantica between Francisco Sá & Souza Lima.
The apartment has been newly-refurbished by an interior designer in a modern, contemporary style. It's on the top floor (12th) of the building which has 3 elevators.
The apartment has a high speed wi-fi internet connection and cable TV channels. Living room and bedroom have newly installed air-conditioners which can also be used as heaters in the winter.
The bedroom has a full-size bed with lots of wardrobe space and there is a safe to secure your valuables. The living room has a sofa bed, a 32-inch LCD TV with cable channels and there is a CD/DVD player. The kitchen is modern with a granite worktop, microwave, fridge with freezer section, stove and a washing machine and eating utensils are provided.
The apartment is in a secure building with 24 hour porter and security cameras (which you can watch on the tv!) located next to the police station and it is situated just in front of the world-famous Copacabana beach in posto 6, which is a safe area and considered the most prestigious part of Copacabana, next to Arpoador and just a 5-10 minute walk to Ipanema. Everything you need is on the doorstep: the beach, shops, bars, restaurants, banks, gyms, etc. The metro is just 5 mins walk. The building in located between streets Francisco Sá and Souza Lima.
Bed-linen and bath towels are provided.
Please note that despite the building being right opposite the beach, the apartment does not have a sea view.
Minimum stay of 3 nights. We will accept 2 night stays if the stay falls between two bookings (please write to us to request a 2 night stay).
There are several supermarkets, restaurants and banks nearby. I usually use the Zona Sul supermarket on rua Francisco Sá: to the left as you exit the building on (website hidden) Copacabana, and right at the traffic lights. There is a nice place for breakfast on rua Souza Lima (next to the Wizard language school): turn right as you exit onto Nossa Senhora and right at the traffic lights.
Across the street from the exit on Nossa Senhora (next to the Copacabana Rio hotel) is a 'kilo' restaurant called Temperate. You help yourself to the food in the buffet and then they weigh it and charge you according to the weight. Restaurant Eclipse on Julio de Castilhos is quite good but the portions are very, very big and I would recommend ordering 1 plate and sharing it (you can always order more if you are still hungry and you can take food away if you have some left over - though they charge a small amount for the box to carry it in).
One of my favourite restaurants, more for the atmosphere than the food, is Bar Astor (on the corner of Vieira Souto and Rainha Elizabeth da Belgica) in Ipanema, about 10 mins walk. (By the way, Vieira Souto is the most expensive street for property in all of South America). A famous restaurant in Rio is La Garota de Ipanema on the corner of Prudente de Morais and Farme de Amoedo. It attracts a lot of tourists because this is where the famous song of the same name was written but the food is very good and again 1 plate is easily enough for 2 people. I always order the picanha steak which comes in lots of slices on a hot plate and you cook it yourself on the table in the hot plate - delicious! There are lots of restaurants and some bars on Farme de Amoedo. It's a lively area to eat or drink in the evenings. There are also some nice restaurants towards the lake side of Ipanema. Just walk around and explore and choose one you like the look of.
The place for nightlife (particularly at weekends) is Lapa, next to Centro. It will be full of people out partying (though do not venture into Centro which is not very safe at night).
Santa Teresa is worth a visit for an afternoon. It is a neighbourhood up on a hill overlooking Lapa. It has a different feel and the architecture is interesting. There is a good bar there that gets busy and everyone stands out on the pavement. I don't remember wht it's called but you can't really miss it.
When it rains I usually head off to Barra Shopping (they pronounce barra as baha, the r sounds like a h). It is a huge shopping mall and a good place to escape the rain. It is in Barra de Tijuca where they are going to hold the Olympics and where they are currently held Rock In Rio but it is a good 30-45 mins by taxi depending on the traffic.
I haven't mentioned the obvious tourist things to do in Rio like the Sugar Loaf mountain (Páo de Azuca) or Christ the Redeemer (Corcovado) and of course the beach (I prefer the beaches in Ipanema to the ones in Copacabana).
I hope I have given you a few options that will be of interest to you.
There are numerous buses right outside the apartment building that will whisk you anywhere in the city.
There is an entrance to the metro station General Osario at the end of Sa Ferreira just 5 minutes walk away. For some reason they seem to have forgotten to add this entrance to the maps, but it is there, believe me! Actually it is shown on the metro rio website if you click on stations, line 1 and then General Osario.
Other Things to Note
There is a minimum stay of 3 nights. Stays of 2 nights will be accepted if there is a two night gap between bookings.
This is strictly a NON-SMOKING apartment.
The maximum number of guests is 3 people.
There is a minimum stay of 3 nights unless agreed with the owner.
No pets allowed.
The security deposit will be refunded after check-out (provided of course that you do not cause any damage or a smell of smoke).
Check-in time is from 3pm and check-out time is by 12pm.
Late check outs, when available, are charged at half a day rental up until 5pm and a full day rental after 5pm.
From Dec 25, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Die Unterkunft entspricht weitgehend der Beschreibung.
Sie war sauber und ausreichend eingerichtet.
Der gesamte Aufenthalt wurde durch die umfangreichen Arbeiten zur Renovierung des Hauses sehr stark beeinträchtigt.
Das einzige Fenster war mit Gewebe und Folien verschlossen.
Starke Geruchsbelästigung aus dem Hausflur konnte nicht beseitigt werden, da das einzige Fenster nicht nutzbar.
Ein Kran mit erheblicher Lärmbelästigung ist direkt oberhalb des Fensters befestigt und dessen Gondel wurde vor unserem Fenster geparkt.
Ausser einem warmherzigen "sorry" und "ich war nicht informiert", das nach einigen Tagen kam, erhielten wir nichts um unseren Aufenthalt erträglich zu machen.
Erst durch Beteiligung von airbnb konnte nachträglich eine kleine Entschädigung erwirkt werden.
Bei unserem Auszug waren die umfangreichen Arbeiten am Gebäude nicht beendet.
A rather untruthful review Michael. Yes, unfortunately there was work taking place on the exterior of the building during the day time which I had not been made aware of previously and which was only for a small duration of the time of your stay. I appreciate this was not ideal and I was indeed very sorry for the inconvenience it caused you and I apologised to you but I do not understand what more you expected me to do about it other than to offer you compensation to make up for the inconvenience. Unfortunately I was not able to stop the work from happening. The whole building was having new cladding plastered on to it and they were only outside the window while they completed the work around the window. Other than offering you compensation (which you refused) and apologising, what else could I have done? You falsely claim I did not address your complaints until after a few days - this is untrue and if you check through our message trail it is clear you made your complaints on the evening of 25 Aug and I replied the very next day even though I was travelling overseas at the time. I do completely understand this inconvenienced you and if there was more I could have done then I would have gladly done it. I believe the complensation I offered you was very generous and Airbnb agreed. It may not have been quite the 50% you were demanding but Airbnb agreed this was excessive. I am truly sorry it marred your stay but I have to ask myself, if it affected you as much as you claim then why did you return to stay at the apartment 10 days later for another week? If it was as 'unbearable' as you said then why return?
Whether you believe it or not, Michael, I am sincerely saddened that your stay was not as pleasant as it should have been but I am also disappointed that you felt the need to write some dishonest comments.
I wish you very happy future travels, Philip.
This was the second time that I rented the apartment and just as the first time everything was very clean convenient and secure. Philip was very helpful in responding to all of my questions and needs . Luzia was very punctual and responsive on my needs as well. YES - I recommend his apartment I also will be returning back to Rio in a few months and if his apartment is available I will be renting it again.
Thank you Phillip & Luzia
The House was as pictured and the location was just perfect. There is security all around in the building complex and safety wasnt a problem The place is also very well located around good optons for resutarants and bars.
It was a short 12 min walk to the Ipanea Metro and a short 15 min walk to the Ipanema beach.
Would recommend a stay here again.
Also, the best thing abt the place is the host. Philip look great trouble in answering all my questions, reassuring me about safety and helping me with the Rio travel.
This Appartment was ideal for myself and two daughters nice and compact. Very close to shops and beach. The doormen were friendly.
Luzia was lovely and helpful if needed help with anything.
Phillip was very good at answering questions quickly and he gave advice on places to eat and places to visit so this also helpful.
There's also a Internet cafe just down the stairs which was helpful. And a tourist information service a few blocks down from the Appartment. Washing machine was helpful. And the blind in the bedroom did help when I did not want to wake up early blocking out the sunlight!!!
Thank u Luzia and Phillip
I had an excellent stay in Copacabana . The apartment is located across the street from the beach everything is in walking distance great restaurants as well as grocery stores. The building of the apartment was safe and secure I will definitely return back to this apartment on my next trip to Rio Philip was very helpful corresponding through emails and texting on all of my needs thanks for everything Philip
I had a great time in Rio de Janeiro and I must thank Philip to available his lovely place to my friend and I. We're from São Paulo and we've spent 3 nights there.
Very quiet and clean. The location is perfect! You can find a lot of things around the neighborhood, for example, good places for breakfast or market. There's a bike station just on the corner and I really recommend you to use this way to move up.
Philip isn't Brazilian and because of that, you will be receive by Luzia. Both are very easygoing, the communication is clean and directly. If you don't speak English, MAYBE it would be a problem.
Day before I arrived, Philip sent me an email with all details to access the place with pictures and descriptions. And more: great tips to enjoy the places around and Luzia's contact.
I had no problem and I really recommend Philip's place to enjoy "A cidade maravilhosa" :-)
No problems getting the key. Lots of emails to explain how to find the apartment and useful tips on nearby shops and restaurants.
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About the Host, Philip
I live in London, England, and work as a Mathematics and Special Educational Needs teacher.
I'm an Airbnb host renting an apartment in London and another in Rio de Janeiro. The customer's comfort and enjoyment during their stay at my apartment is of utmost importance to me. I strive to offer the best customer service.