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.
Guests staying in the house must be included on reservation request - full name.
You will fill in a guest form upon arrivval
No parties. Please be respectful with neighbors.
Smoking outside only.
Family building so please keep quiet after 10pm.
Voltage is 110V.
Adoramos passar o Carnaval no Rio. O apartamento é idêntico às fotos, muito bem decorado, limpo e aconchegante. Está super bem localizado, a uma quadra da praia de Copacabana, com supermercados, farmácias, e bares próximos. Kátia é uma anfitriã incrível, muito prestativa e nos deu várias dicas boas sobre a (website hidden) certeza recomendaria aos meus amigos e, quando voltar ao Rio, tentarei ficar lá novamente.
Katia é uma anfitriã muito gentil, nos proporcionou informaciones e dicas úteis para a nossa estadia em Rio de Janeiro.
Estive para a época de réveillon, o apartamento fica a um quarteirão da praia de Copacabana e Leme. Nele tem todo o necessário, é possível fazer uma estadia prolongada na cidade já que dispõe de cozinha completa, máquina de lavar e banheiro bem equipado.
A decoração e aconchegante e os espacios estão muito bem distribuídos.
No barrio tem inúmeros serviços: lavanderia, restaurantes, supermercados, cafeterias.
Está perto de passeios interessantes: Pão de açúcar, Forte de Copacabana, praias de Ipanema e Leblon. Em 15 minutos de taxi é possível chegar na Lapa ou o Centro de Rio.
Katia was very kind and welcomed me warmly.
The flat was peaceful, well decorated, clean and smelling nicely. It is well located, close to the beach, with shops around, in a secure place, not far from the metro (10 minutes walk). A kind of paradise...
Nuestra experiencia en este apartamente fue totalmente satisfactoria. Katia siempre estuvo atenta de nosotros y nos recibió en persona, siendo ella muy amable. Nos dio los principales tips de la ciudad y mapas con las indicaciones básicas para movernos por la zonas. El apartamento venía con los elementos necesarios para cocinar y dentro de la nevera habia agua, leche, huevos, en fin. El apartamento como tal tiene una decoración espectacular, la cama es muy cómoda pero definitivamente lo mejor es la ubicación: a una sola cuadra de la playa y en una vía principal donde es fácil tomar transporte para el resto de la ciudad. Definitivamente un lugar muy recomendado.
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!
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.
We had a great time at the Stylish Studio! The flat is everything you need! The decoration is lovely and the space is so cosy that makes you feel at home. The kitchen has everything needed even if you need to cook. It is provided with small things (such as salt, oil, sugar, dishes soap, etc), that proved to be very useful for someone on a short vacation like us. Imagine having to buy all that for just a few days!
The internet worked perfectly and the TV had loads of channels in english (there's the "audio" button to change the idiom on some channels).
The location was also perfect, nearby supermarkets, restaurants, shops, and the beach is just 1 block away. Buses to all attractions can also be taken from just a few meters away.
On top of that, we couldn't have asked for better hosts. Gardenia and Katia were extremely nice and always offered help and guidance during our stay. We even got complimentary chocolates!
I would definitely stay in this studio again!
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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.