Lovely, large 2BR - Sugar Loaf view

Apartment - Entire home/apt · R. Tavares Bastos, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22221-030, Brazil
Your host, Martin
10 Reviews
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The Space

A stylish and spacious 2-bedroom apartment in a modern building situated on a quiet cobblestone street in the historic neighbourhood of Catete. The apartment is on the 6th floor, -effectively the 8th as there are two parking levels- and is at the front of the building, facing Guanabara bay. The building has 24 hour security.

The well-laid out accomodation comprises two double bedrooms (one with en-suite bathroom) two balconies, a guest bathroom, a living room with dining area and a spacious and well-equipped kitchen with adjacent utility room.The apartment is bright, well-ventilated and only gets morning sun, always a plus in a tropical climate. It is situated about 150 metres up a hill and benefits from cooling sea breezes even on the hottest of summer days when the temperature can reach 40°c.

Catete is one of several middle-class neighbourhoods which flank Guanabara bay to the south of the city centre. It´s a vibrant and safe area, extremely popular with Brazilian tourists who take advantage of the wide variety of accomodation for all budgets. As well as offering a more authentic Rio experience than the better known (and more expensive) areas of Copacabana and ipanema, Catete´s central location makes it an ideal base to explore Rio. With two Metrô stations within a ten minute walk of the apartment it´s easy to get around - the city centre, Copacabana and Ipanema can all reached within 20 minutes on the Metrô, whilst the nightlife of Lapa is a 10 minute taxi ride away.

Closer to hand, within a 15 minute walk of the apartment, is the magnificent Parque do Flamengo, easily the largest park in the densely populated Zona Sul.The park extends for 7 kms along the bayside and includes a 1km beach with the Sugar Loaf mountain as a backdrop. The park is the perfect spot for walking, jogging, cycling and sunbathing although the bay is not currently recommended for bathing due to high pollution levels.

Within easy walking district of the apartment, in Catete and the neighbouring Largo do Machado, there are numerous shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and banks. The local bakery and greengrocers/general store are located at the foot of the hill, about 150 metres away.

Please note that special rates and minimum stays apply during the New Year, Carnaval and World Cup final periods as follows:
Carnaval 2014 - RENTED
World Cup final July 2014 - RENTED
New Year (Reveillon) 2014 - 5 night package, arrive Dec. 27th, depart Jan. 1st for R$3,250

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $185
Cleaning Fee: $23
Check Out: 2:00 PM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • We enjoyed a lot this really perfect appartement in one of Rio` s most alive and safe quarters, everything worked best and was pretty clean, the view is marvelous and any place in town is easy to be reached by foot or public Transport (to Metro 5 minutes, tu busses and Taxis 2 minutes). The owner was very very helpful and well caring also details. Check-in and check-out were well organized.
    We definitely suggest the appartement for a relaxed stay in town!

    July 2014
  • Martin's house in Catete was perfect for our stay. It is bright, immaculately clean and spacious, with fabulous views of the city and Sugar Loaf. The kitchen is fully equipped for anything you could wish to cook....literally! Catete is a quiet, less touristy neighborhood with great accessibility to the Copacabana, Ipanema, Centro, Santa Teresa, Lapa, etc. Martin was very attentive to our needs and was a responsive, gracious host!

    June 2014
  • Clean, comfortable and safety flat. Nice, easytalking, helpful owner Martin. Thank's for him.

    March 2014
  • Excellent sejour au bresil grace a martin, l'appartement est spacieux et tres agreable encore plus beau que sur les photos. Tres bien situé dans le quartier nous avons passé de tres belles vacances a rio je vous recommande vraiment cet appartement pour vos prochaines vacances a rio.

    January 2014
  • O apartamento eh muito muito bom! Super limpo com todas as coisas necessárias pra uma ótima estadia. Além de todos os utensílios de cozinha, ele oferece uma completa seleção de temperos, açúcar, sal etc. Assim não precisamos comprar e deixar tudo pra trás.
    Comunicação ótima sempre respondendo os emails prontamente.

    The apartment is great, very clean and cosy. The kitchen is well equipped and besides all the appliances he also offers you the complete set of seasonings. I loved and would highly recommend.


    November 2013
  • Fantastic host!
    Fantastic place!
    Martin's apartment is spotless with all the amenities you can think of (high speed internet, washing machine, great kitchen, etc) in a safe and nice neighborhood with supermarkets and a gym nearby.
    Martin was also extremely helpful in making things happen and providing information.
    Simply put: I'll be back!
    Best deal in Rio!

    March 2013
  • We had a great time at Martin's apartment. It is very well located (you can go everywhere from there in less than 30 minutes, and even at Lapa walking 15-20 minutes), clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the breakfast on the balcony, and if you wake up early, you can see the beautiful colors of the sunrise. Everything in this apartment is made to make you spend good times.
    I'm searching but i don't see anything bad, even the price is interesting (if you compare to bed and breakfasts.

    January 2013
  • The apt is a lovely, modern apt. in good condition. I believe Mr. Martin wants to offer his guests incredible value, feel welcome, and be a great host if needed. I can't say enough about Mr. Martin's (the owner) hospitality. Every time I emailed me, he responded in a prompt manner answering any question like recommendations for restaurants, transportation, health clubs, and other general questions. I would recommend this apt. to anyone looking for good value if they cannot find reasonable value or lack the desire to stay in Copacabana.

    January 2013
  • Martin`s place in Rio is just beautiful. Clean, cozy, nicely decorated, and with the most stunning views of Sugar Loaf, the Gloria church and the skyline. The kitchen is a dream. And Martin was so helpful and welcoming. I hope to go back soon!

    August 2012
  • Martin's place is lovely. It was well-represented by the photos and he kindly left a welcome note and some treats for us in the kitchen. He was also a good communicator. The only glitch was that the wifi wasn't working during our 2-week stay, though Martin arranged for someone to come and repair it. I have no problem recommending Martin's place to others.

    June 2012
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I am a 57 year old English guy, born and bred in London. I have been living in Brazil for about four years and before that was a regular visitor to these shores for a number of years. I used to have an apartment in Salvador da Bahia which I often rented out as a furnished holiday apartment to visitors from all over the world, so I think I have a good idea of what it takes to create a comfortable and welcoming home-from-home and the importance of taking care of the small details which make the difference between an average holiday apartment rental and a really good one. I have travelled extensively and lived in the UK, the US and South Africa before finally coming to rest in the ´´cidade maravilhosa´´ with its breathtaking scenery, wonderful climate and a warm and friendly people. These days, I make my living as an English teacher in Rio and have no plans to move on - unless the travel bug bites again!
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