Penthouse at Leblon Nature and view

Apartment - Private room · Rua Sambaíba, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22450-140, Brazil

The Space

Large double bed room with balcony and esplendid view to mountains, surrounded by nature and forest, birds and little monkeys. No pets ( unless permit for small ones) gay friendly
lots of green, garden, flowers, decks and shower outside.
Shared bathroom with jacuzzi. Can use kitchen: breakfast and one more meal a day cooking, microwave ok for 2 meals a day.
Close to beach 10 minutes walking, and all the best of Leblon, considered the best area in town and full of the best restaurants and malls, famous for it´s nightlife and beautifull people.
Also supermarkets, stores, small crafts, taxi´s and rental bike stations, cinema, theathers, juice and beauty parlors.Subway is coming soon.

15,20 minutes from Ipanema, S. Conrado ( flying hangliders) , Gavea (PUC), Lagoa (lagoon, jogging, bike and boat) Vidigal and Rocinha's favelas communities. 10 minutes walking to 2 Brother's rock park: decks with Espectacular views to the whole city including all bay untill Niteroi, sculptures from Brasilia's arquitect Niemeyer, rainforest with trails to the rock, peaceful favela's community and lots of monkeys.
Ruled by owner, speaks currently English and French, Some italian and Spanish.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $30 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $700 /week
Monthly Price: $1800 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • The reservation was canceled 16 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    January 2014
  • I was in Rio for 2 days only, but had a wonderful time in Leblon. Giselle is a fantastic host, very friendly, and gave very good advices. The apartment is Located in the heart of Leblon, good location, if you have business to do in Leblon or Ipanema. The apartment is beautiful, with very unique interior design, amazing view. I enjoyed every moment of my stay at Giselle's place, I can only recommend it. Wish I had stayed longer.

    May 2013
  • I had a very good time at Gisella's place. It is very well located in Alto Leblon, very near to the beach and downtown leblon. It is far away from most tourist routes but its worth the distance as the neighbouhood is very nice and the view is amazing.

    Gisella was a great host who always gave amazing tips as to what to do in Rio, she is updated with recent events and knows where to go and what to do, specially linked to culture, museums and cool places to visit.

    April 2013
  • Gisella's home is absolutely beautiful. It's true that the photos don't do her gorgeous apartment justice. I had an amazing stay there and didn't want to leave. The area is very safe and her place is about a 15 minute walk to the beach in Leblon. Gisella took me on an amazing hike on the first day I arrived, gave me great tips about what to do and connected me with her friends. I can't recommend this place enough. Thank you Gisella!!

    March 2013
  • Apartamento sensacional, com uma vista maravilhosa. A Gisella foi super simpática.

    March 2013
  • Really beautiful Penthouse in a nice area. Not far to Leblon's main shopping centers and restaurans and the beach. Gisella is was a great host. Especially the rooftop terrasse makes the apartment very attractive. Always prefer living an apartment offered by AirBnB in contrast to Rio hotels.

    March 2013
  • Gisella is a great host and her top floor apartment is fantastic. The room is very comfortable and homely and we were made to feel very welcome in the apartment. The roof garden is a wonderful place to wile away a few hours.

    Our stay was a perfect introduction to Rio and a nice sanctuary after the activity and crowds of Carnaval.

    What we found most helpful were Gisella's tips and recommendations for Rio and for travelling around Brazil. She really loves her country. If you are interested in nature and trekking, Gisella is the lady to talk to! She was very generous with her time and extensive book library to help us map out our travels in Brazil and SA.

    Thanks so much for having us!

    February 2013
  • We had "the perfect stay" at Gisella's penthouse! The first impression at arrival is that it looked even better than what we've already seen in pictures!!
    The terrace facing the forest is simply amazing and the chance to feel the grass barefoot every morning before our start has been really unique... It's a corner of paradise perfectly framed in the beauty of the city and the exclusive alto Leblon neighborhood.
    The room is cozy and well equipped with everything a traveller may need, first of all the bed, one of the most comfy I've ever had in my travels! So good to stay there well away from the night noise of Leblon, we had very good sleeps!
    The whole apt is gorgeous, furnished and decorated with a fine taste and a perfect mix of design, antiques and travel art crafts.
    Since I don't want to repeat what other travelers already wrote please know that I quote every single word of their positive feedback about the place and Gisella.
    I may underline again the goodness of the position: 10 minutes walk to the beach, 5 minutes walk to Rua Diaz Ferreira, the very core of Leblon day and night life.
    Gisella was not there the first 3 days of our stay but she organized everything well and easy for our arrival. Then we had the pleasure to meet her and the chance to spend very nice moments with her, sharing a lot in common like we'd been already good friends.
    Well, a very good place to leave a piece of my heart!

    January 2013
    Response from Gisella:

    thanks girls, you were both wonderfull guests and when it happens, it's a pleasure to meet! we had great breakfasts talks together but hope next time you'll have a better wheather... and we can also have great dinners! Looking foward to come again to the beloved Italy and meet you there!

  • Gisellas place is an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you don't mind a short walk up hill and being near rather than amongst the action in Leblon then her place is perfect. It was a pleasure staying there.

    January 2013
  • My husband and I had the pleasure of staying in Gisella's amazing apartment while on our honeymoon in Brazil. The room was neat, comfortable and a very good size. It led out to a beautiful garden / green space that offered a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city down below. The neighborhood of Leblon was very cool and in close proximity to many shops, restaurants, buslines and the beach. We always felt safe in the neighborhood and in the building itself, which has a gated entry.

    Unfortunately, we were never able to meet Gisella since she was travelling during our stay. She was always very friendly and helpful in our correspondences, so we hope to meet her sometime in the not-too-distant future. Ines, Gisella's good friend, was our host and she too was very kind and helpful. Overall, we couldn't have asked for better people or better lodging and are very happy with our stay!

    Thank you again, Gisella & Ines!!

    January 2013
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Gimk - colégio Bahiense, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, UCLA, PUC-RJ
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me chamo Gisella e sou cineasta. gosto de natureza, trekking, cinema e arte, Yoga & meditação Admiro a vida agitada e cultural mas cultuo a paz em casa. viajar é meu grande hobby! I'm filmaker and nature addict! love traveling yoga, dancing, reading, watching films of course, with friends around. Had lived in Paris and LA and visited many countries in Europe, and Latin America. Now, intending to discover Asia... started with India, great experience! but Rio is still my favorite town...
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