Stylish Studio by Copacabana Beach

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Av. Ns. de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22020-002, Brazil

The Space

Update - November 2012 - AC installed - Now you have the option - ceiling fans & air conditioner.

This charming studio is located less than 1 block away from the beach in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. A clean and tastefully decorated studio on the 9th floor of the building, which has two elevators and 24 hours doorman.

The building is surrounded by Restaurants, shops, theaters, supermarkets, bus stops, sidewalk cafes. Everything takes two minutes from your front door step! You will be in the middle of the action and still In the evening the apartment is very quiet as the window does not face the busy Copacabana Avenue but the lateral street.

The apartment is in excellent condition, equipped with high-speed internet, ceiling fans, fully equipped kitchen, with fridge, stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, pans, 42"LCD TV in the living room, great shower with with towels provided, fresh linens and plenty of cabinet-space. It may sleep 2 to 3 adults comfortably (maximum 3 adults allowed). Only 2 short blocks to subway station that now goes to Ipanema in 3 short stops.

New lighting installed in the 3 areas - bedroom, living room and dining room. You can control how much light you want btw the table, floor lamps plus ceiling light.

You will receive tips, maps and other information upon your arrival.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $60
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • Perfect for a few days in the city! Katia went out of her way to help make my Rio experience an amazing one! This apartment has all the comforts of home including wifi, clean sheets/towels and refreshments!

    March 2013
    Katia & Gardenia
    Response from Katia & Gardenia:

    Julia,
    It was a pleasure to meeting you! Thank you.

  • The location was fantastic. Many very good restaurants within a few minute walk and near Metro station. The apartment had everything we needed. Katia was just so helpful and friendly. She was totally open to assisting us in anyway during our long stay. Another excellent advantage of this place is that it is 1 block step by the Copacabana beach. Overall I would highly recommend the experience of staying in this apartment, and the hospitality shown by Katia. When I go back to Rio I will certainly try and stay there again.

    February 2013
  • The studio is super well located. I really couldn't ask for a better location: just 1 block from Copacabana beach, surrounded by supermarkets, restaurants and everything you need. There's also cabs everywhere, so it's quite easy to take a cab for when you need to go somewhere else.
    Super clean & nice. It's a studio, but the way is decorated makes it bigger and very cosy.
    I spent a great time there with my fiance and we want to go back. Katia is very friendly and gives you very helpful tips about what to do & where to go, so you should definitely stay here. You will have a fabulous time!

    November 2012
    Katia & Gardenia
    Response from Katia & Gardenia:

    Thank you, Caterine.

  • What a great way to visit Rio! Katia is a fantastic host, incredibly helpful and really helped us get to know Rio. We visited some local artists, got a portrait done by Patricia Brasil - incredible, went on a great favela tour, all with Katia's help.

    The apartment is located really close to the beach, short walk to the metro, great access point for all activities. Charming place, clean and comfortable. If you like dark quiet places to sleep - this is not the place, but you're right in the heart of a busy community which is just great.

    I couldn't recommend this place or our lovely host more highly. Thanks Katia for making our first stay in Rio so wonderful.

    October 2012
  • Katia is great! She responds very quickly to questions, goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable and has great tips on what to do in Rio. Her apartment was as advertised, very cosy and cute, fast internet and clean. Will definitely book again if we return to rio!

    September 2012
  • This was a perfect apartment for us on our trip to Rio! It was spacious, clean, comfortable, and well provided for. Katia is lovely and very helpful. She explained us everything about the city and we were able to go easily to every point we visited. There are markets just across the street, and the restaurants in the neighborhood were the best that we encountered. The apt. is just a few minutes walk form the famous beach of Copacabana. We had very a great stay! Thanks so much Katia and we hope to come back soon!

    July 2012
  • Great experience! The flat is comfortable, cozy and with a lot of style. It is an oasis in a the busy area of Copacabana. Everything is close: super markets, restaurants, banks... I even took some time to go to the hairdresser few blocks away. Great pizzas just next door!

    What made the experience even greater was Katia, my host, who was more than kind. She left goodies in the fridge (never happened to me in airbnb), she provided me with a useful Rio Guide, she even took the time to find a doctor and even come with me as an interpreter (I had a one day flu so I was able to enjoy the rest of my vacation because of that).

    I will go back without hesitations!

    Thank you Katia!!

    July 2012
  • I loved staying at Katia's apartment. She has incredibly fast Wi-fi which is important for anyone who needs to stay connected while in Brazil. The building is safe - with a doorman - and is just around the corner from the beach. There is also a grocery store, pharmacy, and a bank with ATMs a few blocks away.

    Katia's apartment is incredibly quaint and she really makes you feel at home.

    Sitting on a busy street, it's extremely easy to catch a cab. Everything you need is within a five - seven minute walk from Katia's apartment.

    June 2012
  • Katia is a fantastic person , very helpful and willing to help in matters where she does not have to. She took us out on our first night in Rio and we had a fantastic evening. Sfe also gave us a Rio guide book which was very good. The apartment is good but only one thing brings it down- the lack of daylight. There are windows but because of the shades and the surrounding buildings, no daylight can't get in and you feel it is dark all the time. Also the general lighting in the apartment can be better-not enough light. A main light bulb on the wall or ceiling would be much better than the the lamps only that do not provide enough light..
    The bed was rather uncomfortable for me. I have a back problem and found the bed too hard.
    The best part is the location, very near the beach!

    June 2012
  • We had a great time living in this studio! Actually we lived there twice - in the beginning and in the end of our trip through Brazil! Second time it was like returning at home after a long vacations :). The studio is really stylish:lots of tiny things and details. Wifi was rapid. We didn't have to worry about little things as there were additional toilet paper, paper towels, beach towels, maps of the city and even umbrellas)).The location is wonderful- 1 block from Copacabana Beach, bus station near appartments. And I should say several worlds about Katia - she is a great host, very friendly and caring person. She was ready to meet us at any time of the day. and replied to all my emails and sms very quickly. It was a great pleasure to meet her! I would definitely recommend Katia's studio if you are going to visit Rio.

    May 2012
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My mother and I love to travel and get to know the local culture. We travel a lot together and we always rent apartments in the cities we visit to have a perspective of a resident. I - Katia - worked and lived in DC for almost 15 years. After several years with the World Bank, I decided to leave DC in 2010, return to Brazil and try something different. It has been great so far.... I loved my life, friends and work in DC so it was a difficult decision but a good one. My mother Gardenia owns some apartments and love to host foreigners visiting Rio and provide them with our insights of Rio. I am helping her with the coordination and reservations. It has been working so well that recently my cousin, aunt and a friend asked us to add their apts to our list.
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