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 (website hidden) 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. I will accept 2 night stays if the stay falls between two bookings.
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.
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.
A brilliant stay in Copacabana. This apartment is perfect for two and really has all you need for a great stay in Rio. Philip was great at providing help on how to get around and recommending areas/places to eat. The flat was really clean, wifi was superb and the bed was really comfy. The location was great as well, literally a stones throw from the beach.
Hi Will, I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you liked the apartment. It is really great to hear when guests have a good time - that's the most important thing for a host to hear! I hope you will both come and stay again in the future.
All the best, Philip.
That's would be my first experience at Airbnb,and I like the location of this apartment in Copacabana are very good close to the beach,mall,bus station, the room not clean enough and air conditioners working bad,but anyway i like it.
Hello Jol. I am pleased you liked the apartment and its location but very surprised and disappointed to hear the cleaning was not up to standard. It is of the utmost importance to me that the apartment is very clean and presented to a high standard and that guests are happy throughout their stay at the apartment and I wish you had reported this to me at once so I could have arranged for the cleaning lady to return and clean the apartment to the high standard expected. Regarding the air-conditioners, they have been checked and found to be working well but it appears you only had the fan function operating and had not switched the a/c function on. I wish you had contacted me about this when you first had the problem so that we could have shown you how to operate them properly. I am very pleased you liked the apartment and the location but sad that you had some issues that we could have corrected for you had you let me know. Please accept my apologies that the cleaning was not done to the high standard expected, I will certainly bring this up with the cleaning lady so that it does not happen again. Thank you very much for choosing my apartment for your stay in Rio. Best wishes, Philip.
The host was flexible with our check in and check out times and gave helpful guide about Rio attractions, safety in Rio, use of public transportation and recommended some good restaurants. We had laundry facility at the apartment and free, fast Wifi connection. The TV can be set to English mode for most of the movie channels which was great. The apartment was clean, neat, very comfortable. We didnt use the kitchen however it is well equiped with cooking utensils, fridge, microwave. Philip also sent us photos of the apartment in advance to make it easier to locate the apartment. We loved Rio and plan to visit Rio in the near future and will definately use Philip's apartment again.
Hi Kate. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay in Rio and that you liked the apartment, its location and facilities. Whenever possible I will always be flexible regarding check in and check out times for the convenience or our guests and I am glad I was able to help you with these during your stay. I am very happy you liked my apartment and would stay there again on your next visit. It would be my pleasure to welcome you back! Thank you, Philip.
The apartment is in a very good location in front of Copacabana beach.
Many restaurants and supermarkets are around the flat.
The flat is modern and confortable.
I recommend this place to stay In Rio.
It was our second time in this lovely apartment.
This apartment is clean, cozy, secure, and you absolutely cannot beat the location. It's close to everything.
Philip was a wonderful and provided excellent communication throughout.
We had a good time. We would highly recommend this place and would definitely stay again.
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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.
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