Rio Oceanfront w/ Spectacular View!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Av. Atlântica, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22070-001, Brazil

My apartment is in THE ideal location for visiting Rio! It's in the very best part of Copacabana and next to Ipanema. It has a spectacular view! It's ocean front, and on the top floor so you can see all of Copacabana and for miles across the bay!

The Space

Rent our beautiful, top floor, modern beach-front apt. overlooking all of Copacabana Beach! You will have a SPECTACULAR and unforgettable view for miles. Our view is one of the most iconic views of Rio, and is instantly recognizable all over the planet. You can see ALL of Copacabana Beach and the Bay, Sugarloaf, and all the sunrises, and sunsets. You can see for miles across the bay.

When you stay in our apt. you are on vacation every moment you are in Rio --even when you are indoors. You can see the ocean throughout the apartment, and the cool sea breezes blow all day long.

It's wonderful to have a caipirinha, and watch as the sun sets, and the deep blue twilight envelops the bay. Or enjoy breakfast by the seaside as the sun streams into the apartment!

Even though we are on the top floor, the sound of the waves makes it seems as if the ocean is just out your door. It's wonderful to have the sound of the waves lull you to sleep all night long!

When you stay at our apartment you will have a unique and unforgettable vacation!

But just as importantly, you are in the center of the very best of Rio, so it is like having two vacations in one - a relaxing beach vacation by the sea, and the center of one of the world's most beautiful and exciting cities! So much of Rio's best nightlife and clubs are just around the corner or within walking distance. We are on the border of Ipanema so you can quite easily walk to everything in Ipanema and Copacabana, and it is also an easy and close walk to General Osorio Station in Ipanema, and Copacabana. (Our apartment is between Francisco Sa, and Souza Lima in Posto Seis.

We own the apartment, but live in New York, for 9 months out of the year. You will find our standards for accommodations are also North American, so you will find that the apartment is very well-equipped. Since we live there too, it is not at all like a typical bare-bones Rio apartment rental. If you've rented apartments before in Rio, you will know that we offer the best value you'll find in terms of the ideal location, amenities, and of course, the spectacular view.

The apartment is fully equipped with everything, flat screen TV, DVD player, cable TV,high-speed internet, wireless internet, air conditioning, iPod docking station, alarm clock radio, and a full kitchen including microwave.

You will also find many other thoughtful amenities, like a blender, hairdryer, coffee maker, plenty of dishes and glassware for entertaining. We also have a DVD library of hundreds of movies and television if you want to chill after your adventures! You'll soon find our apartment to be your Brazilian home away from home!

We also have wonderful and charming English-speaking Brazilian apt manager, Diogo, to help you here in Rio, so you have the best of both worlds -- American standards, and local connections!

The apartment can sleep up to 4 people. There is a full-sized bed, 2 single sofa beds. All linens, sheets, towels, etc. are of course, provided. We import all of our 100% cotton sheets,and most of our towels from the U.S.

PLEASE do remember to check the visa requirements for your country. Due to the greatly increased demand for U.S. visas due to the burgeoning popularity of Brazil, wait times for visas can be over 2 weeks. For U.S. residents, Brazil has reciprocal requirements that the U.S. imposes, which can be a bit tricky. The fee for a Visa is $160 for your 10 year entry. It's definitely worth it , but be sure to include this calculation when making your plans. I've had several guests who've gotten to the airport, and were unable to board their plane when it was discovered that they did not have a Visa for Brazil :(

If you stay with us at our apartment, we do our best to ensure that you will have a wonderful, safe, and hassle-free trip to Rio!!

Guest Access

The beach is just out the door, and you will find our apartment is so convenient to everything you will need. Within one block you will find banks, ATMs, supermarkets, juice bars, a delightful European bakeries, Oceanside dining, many bars, pharmacies, newsstands, clothing shops, and a two gyms. The General Osorio Metro station is just 4 minutes walk away, and buses stop behind our building. It is terrifically convenient! It is at the center of all of Copacabana, and Ipanema, and it is easy to walk to most everything in both.

Interaction with Guests

If you are staying at my apartment, I am almost certainly not in Rio! :) However, my apartment manager, Diogo has worked with me for many years, and speaks fluent English, and is easy to reach should you need him.

The Neighborhood

It's hard to imagine a better location for visiting Rio!! From our location, it is really so easy to enjoy both Ipanema and Copacabana. We have spectacular sunrises and sunsets from our window, but it is so easy to walk a few minutes to watch the sunset over Ipanema. Everything in Ipanema and Copacabana is accessible just by walking. Ipanema is so charming, and Copacabana is 24-7, with lots of nightlife, and so many beach activities. I am here 3 months out of the year, and I rarely need to get into a taxi or metro. One of my favorite things to do is hike to the top of Fort Leme which is at the end of Copacabana. This is a protected and very safe area, and you can walk up to the top for a phenomenal view of Rio, Copacabana, and Sugarloaf -- and you are most likely to have it nearly all to yourself!
It's so easy to walk or run miles in both directions, as well as swim, and surf. Our apt looks down on a paddleboarding school, as well as another for Beach Volleyball. It's so easy to get in terrific shape here, and there are lots of healthy juice bars, and other food choices here, it is the perfect place to get fit and healthy! This neighborhood, is so much fun, and very safe, with so much going on, yet with the constant sound of the waves, and the views for miles, you really get to enjoy nature as well! And you can fill a photo album just by taking pictures from our window -- it is a photographer's paradise!

Getting around

It's less than 5 minutes walk to the Metro Station General Osorio, and the Metro will take you to the downtown business district, ferry and bus terminals, and to just about everywhere you will want to go. Buses that will also take you nearly everywhere are also at the back entrance of our building at Ave. Copacabana. Of course, taxis are easy to catch and ubiquitous in my neighborhood. But most importantly it is so easy to walk to so many of the things you will want to see, so you will need to spend by far less time getting to places -- you are already there!

Other Things to Note

If you didn't even leave my apartment, amazingly you could have a good trip to Rio, and still see a LOT!! But, of course you will be out and about. Staying here will ensure you really do get the most out of your stay in Rio, both night and day. I work from my computer here for 3 months of the year, and it is wonderful to look up and see the beach, and Sugarloaf, and hear the waves all day. I can even see Copacabana Beach in the mirror as I shave! You will definitely not only experience Rio to the fullest, you will feel a part of our magical city!
Our electrical outlets supply the same current as the U.S. and accommodate plugs for both Brazilian, and all American appliances. We buy virtually all our electrical equipment and appliances in the U.S. and bring them to Rio.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $35 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $650 /week
Monthly Price: $1995 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $60
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Marty and Anthony thank you very much for all you help, they are a very nice persons...really i hope make a bussines with you.

    March 2014
  • Great spot. One room studio on top floor. Great view. Marty is a super host.

    February 2014
  • What can I say..! I could not ask for more. The view from Marty's place is indeed spectacular. Those moments spent at Marty's place enjoying the view of Copacabana and the Sugarloaf...will be one of those memories that cannot be forgotten. It is not a 5 star luxury accommodation, but the view is something that you might not even be able to get at a 5 star hotel! We were not thinking about using much of the kitchen facility since we were not planning to cook but in the end we just had to because we had the most beautiful restaurant with a fantastic view right there with us, which was Marty's place.! We just enjoyed every minute and every second there and in the end extended our stay for a couple more days.
    Nothing much to mention on the facilities. Everything worked and nothing to complain about. Even IF there had been some small problems, it wouldn't have mattered much to us since the view made up for all the minor problems! It's very conveniently located to enjoy both areas of Copacabana and Ipanema. Many supermarkets in less than 5 min walking distance.
    We didn't have a chance to meet Marty in person but we knew that he was such an open-minded and friendly person from the way he communicated with us via e-mail and telephone.
    Now, we just cannot wait to get a chance to go back to Rio and hopefully Marty's apartment will be available for us then.

    February 2014
  • What can I say that wasn't already said about this apartment?

    Amazing view, great location with everything you need inside and in the neighborhood.

    Even if my favorite areas where Leblon and Santa Tereza, I was always happy to be back to Copacabana mostly for the apartment itself.

    The host Marty is a pro. Delivering what's promised, answering in a quick and concise way, friendly, gentle and subtle.

    I prolonged my stay there because I just felt well there.

    Best moment: the fresh breeze coming from the sea caressing my bed.
    Tip: when flushing keep your hand on the button for a while.
    Plus: very secure place.

    January 2014
  • Estuvimos en familia 5 dias en el Dpto de Marty y es Genial. La vista desde el Piso 12º es expectacular. Muy buena ubicacion, frente al mar, en la Playa Copacabana y a unas pocas cuadras de las playas Arpoador e Ipanema. Diogo (amigo de Marty en Rio) es muy hospitalario y ayuda en lo que necesites. Volveria 100 veces a ese Dpto !!!. Nos encantó!!..Pablo y Flia.

    January 2014
  • My sister and I enjoyed out stay in Rio. Marty was very attentive and involved in making sure all was well for check-in. He helped connect me with another wonderful group of people that were checking in the day we were checking out. I ended up hanging out with them New Year's Eve:)

    January 2014
    Response from Marty:

    Hi Patricia!! I am so glad that you had a great time in Rio! And I am delighted that I was able to introduce you to our incoming guests, so you could enjoy the fabulous view of the fireworks on New Year's Eve! Thanks so much, and Happy Travels!!

    January 2014
  • What a Wonderful flat! Ideally located with truly stunning views. Marty is such a lovely person, extremely helpful and responsive. Warmly recommend, will look to stay here again !

    December 2013
  • Amazing apartment! Very pleasant. The view is stunning! Location is ideal. Right on Copacabana beach, steps from Ipanema, the lake, the subway... We had the best time and Marty made sure everything works out perfectly!

    December 2013
    Response from Marty:

    Thanks so much, Matthieu! I am so glad you had a great time at my apartment! I can't wait to get back there myself -- I miss the view!! (I'm looking out at snow right now! :)

    December 2013
  • Marty's place was fantastic! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay. We stayed there for 5 nights and enjoyed breakfast and coffee by the window/view each morning, which was the best part about it. The apartment was clean, comfortable, and welcoming in every way. Everything we needed was there. It is also in a safe part of town within walking distance to beautiful beaches and restaurants. Everywhere else is easily accessible by cab (Corcovado, Sugarloaf, airport, etc). Marty was also extremely friendly and easy to communicate with. If you are looking for a place to stay in Rio, this is by far the best! Highly recommended!

    November 2013
    Response from Marty:

    Congratulations on your engagement!!! I hope that my apartment helped to provide the setting for such a significant event!! Maybe we will see you back for your honeymoon -- (or second, or third honeymoon!! One can't have too many! :)

    November 2013
  • Marty and Anthony's efficiency on Copacabana did indeed provides a beautiful view of the beach and was just as described in the ads. Marty was an excellent host who communicated with us regularly, even providing some personal tips on what to see and do on this, our second trip to Rio. The unit is well located and offers easy walking access to most of Copacabana and the Ipanema-Leblon beaches. Some excellent restaurant fare is nearby, as are small groceries for those undertaking some light cooking in the apartment. Good access to bus and subway system and a laundry in the downstairs Galeria facilitated the stay. We would highly recommend this apartment to others. Thanks Marty.

    November 2013
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Hi! We have been renting our apartment in Rio de Janeiro for nearly 10 years, and now Miami! We rent almost entirely thru word-of-mouth and referrals, but thought we would try AirBnB. We have made loads of friends from all over the world when they rent our apartments. We try to ensure that you will have a fabulous time when you stay at our apartments, and get the most out of your visit to Miami Beach, Manhattan, or Rio!! We hope to hear from you soon! Marty and Anthony
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