the flat: not your ordinary beach house -- this is a cool, bright & sunny 1 bedroom flat with edgy, vintage inspired decoration on the leafy & charming prudente de morais. just steps away from the amazing ipanema beach.
the hood: location location location. if you're looking for diversity, entertainment & some of the city's finest restaurants, shops and juice bars, this is the place for you. very safe & chill, lots of green area, delightfully upbeat.
english/french/spanish speaking host & will will be more than happy to assist you with any questions & needs you might have during your stay.
a few of the many perks we offer our guests: fresh flowers, complimentary Havaina sandals, tips of the best concerts, events and art expos during your stay, suggestions of places to go and cool things to check out.
UPDATED: our flat has recently been redecorated! new walls, new furniture, brand new look! stay tuned for new photos!
The apartment was perfectly located one block off of the Ipanema beach and close to the last metro stop. The apartment was very nice and the bed comfortable. If you are a light sleeper you may want to bring earplugs as there is a lot of noise from the road. Joyce is a great host and will provide some ideas for bars, restaurants, etc. that may not be in the guide books.
I had a great stay at Joyce's cute apartment. The location is very good - Ipanema beach, metro, busses, supermarket and shops are a minute walk from the flat. You can easily walk to Leblon or Copacabana. Since I am a light sleeper I had to use earplugs, because the flat is facing a busy street with lots of traffic and windows have no soundproof. The bed is very comfortable with 4 pillows (2 different types). Communication with Joyce was great since the beginning and she responds very fast with all the info that I needed. Unfortunately I didn't meet Joyce personally because of my late check-in. I got a pair of Havaianas and flexible late check-in time during the night was just great! When I return to Rio, I will definitely stay here again - if the flat is available. :-)
This is a great bargain amazing location, cute, awesome big window facing the street right next to beach. Highly recommend it.
We stayed at Joyce's for a getaway from the European winter between Jan and Feb 2014. The apartment is located in the heart of Ipanema, one block away from the beach. It is super clean, stylish with some vintage items, half-lilac and comfy. It has everything you need and even more. We haven't used the kitchen facilities but everything looked new and working condition. The bathroom is not that big but still functional. A bit noisy in the morning but definitely a perfect choice for young couples!
Joyce gifted us with a pair of Havaianas and a sweet note on our arrival even if we didn't meet her personally. Everything was set with the doormen that were always available and kind with us. I would definitely try to book again this place for our next trips to Rio. Go for it!
Modern apartment with great location in Ipanema, only one block from the beach.
Thanks for the Havianas!
The apartment, I would guess, has been recently renovated. It is in very good condition and has plenty of space. The design elements added a nice touch and the location was perfect just one block from Ipanema beach and very close to many bars, restaurants, and clubs. The park caddy corner to it has a fun market every Sunday.
Getting in and out was easy with a doorman to provide the keys and a place to leave them upon departure.
We had a great stay at the flat in Ipanema. Joyce was very responsive, and the Havianas were such a cute touch. Loved the look and feel of the apartment...though location was the best part. So close to the beach! It was loud because of the street, but we just turned on the fans and slept though it :)