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Apartment - Private room · Av. Ns. de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22060-002, Brazil

Due to medical emergency I got a cancellation in the beginning of the world cup. This is a simple room with great internet, great cable TV in the common room, in a prestigious apartment with over 100 good reviews. Discuss pricing.

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Due to medical emergency I got a cancellation in the beginning of the world cup. This is a simple room with great internet, great cable TV in the common room, in a prestigious apartment with over 100 good reviews. Discuss pricing.

The Space

I rarely rent out this room, mostly for very high season holidays like New Years or Carnival. Normally I use this room myself.

If you want a good room, heck Suite 1 and Suite 2, these are better rooms that I rent out at all times.

Details and pricing of room 3 to be discussed on a case by case basis.

This room 3 is NOT up to the standards of my two suites. But on holidays, you get savings.

a) it has no fridge or TV

b) it is usually not as well maintained and painted as the normal rental rooms.

c) it has no own separate bath room, rather a shared and very simple bath room, check the photos.

d) the bath room of suite 2 is adjacent, only separated by a locked door. So you will hear some noise from there. Usually not much, if the other guest in room 2 is considerate.

e) you have limited closet space, some is used by me

f) the room is in the middle, so in general less isolated then the other 2 suites.

Nothing serious, but be aware that it is not up to the standards of the other suites.

But you have the good internet, safety, veranda and other advantages of my apartment.

Inquire about ESPN TV and multiple internet connections.

***WORLD CUP, Carnival, New Year's pricing further down, at the end *****

ESPN+ almost all Cable channels, DSL, cable internet as backup. 3G as third backup for real emergencies to be arranged.
(inquire for details on ESPN and internet, see below)

I have ESPN International with European soccer, US baseball and US football, so far not in the room but in the common room. Most other cable channels.

Possible to use cable in suite 1 or 2, to be arranged.

Note that in Rio half an hour or an hour per day of internet failure is quite normal, so a second provider would be useful for people depending on safe internet. Discuss your needs if you need fail safe internet.

I live here & work on the internet, I make sure it works.
Sound proof door at suite 2. Suite 1 is very well isolated against sound by 2 doors, and has only me as neighbor. No neighbor on the other side there is only building 10 stories below.

Safety is of utmost concern, the apartment keys can not be copied but carry a 400 dollar lock replacement charge in case of loss. Visitor policy flexible, subject to discussion and approval. Visitor ID required.

I speak fluent, perfect, native quality German, English, and Brazilian Portuguese. I lived for decades in all 3 countries, Germany, US, and Brazil. I am usually around to help out, give guidance and advice about safety, tourism, leisure, entertainment & nightlife. I occasionally might be busy or traveling, but even then I can usually help out via (website hidden). Discuss details if my presence is essential for you.

US phone line w/unlimited calls, incoming US phone number. Excellent mattresses, over dimensioned air con (12 000 BTU per room).

Large suite has king size bed and Jacuzzi (total private area xx m2), other suite has double bed, small but cute, designed by French architect.

Penthouse has large 45 m2 (500 sq feet) Veranda. Elevator goes to 12th floor, need to walk one flight of stairs to penthouse floor.

Smoking allowed on Veranda, please don't smoke inside apartment.



I have the following 3 rooms in my apartment where I live

Suite 2: small but fine

Suite 1: big, King size & Jacuzzi

ROOM 3, small, simpler, a bit less privacy, no own private bath but shared bath, no own TV, no own fridge. Less then perfect housing, cheaper. Usually my own room, rented mainly for holidays

PHOTO STUDIO, HALF A BLOCK AWAY IN ANOTHER BUILDING. used for professional photo work most of the year. Rented only on holidays. Your own spacious entire private apartment.

Restrictions: Sleep on mattresses on floor, no visitor privileges, no internet (may discuss occasional visits to my main apartment or a 3g internet chip).

Cheaper, sometimes shorter minimum rental periods.

It is preferred if you would agree, during longer rentals, the studio owner to occasionally use the studio for photo shoots. We would arrange this well in advance, in exchange we might discuss a bit better discount or a free photo shoot for you.

An entire apartment by my MD friend Claudio. He rents exclusively during New Year's, canival, world cup, olympics. The rest of the time he lives there. Excellent prestigious location, 1 block from the major's home, half a block from beach,


Suite 2 around US$ 250 per day, 10-14 day minimum
Suite 1 around US$ 280 per day, 10-14 day minimum

Photo studio and room 3 to be arranged, shorter periods possible, around US$ 180 to 220 per day .....

Photo Studio $1800 for 10 days on world cup.

1 Person 10 day package

Suite 1: US$ 1599 (1 person) US$ 1999 (2 people)
Suite 2: US$ 1399 (1 person) US$ 1799.- (2 people)

Room 3: I might rent for 5 days and up, to be discussed. Note that room 3 is not up to the standards of suite 1 and suite 2

Photo Studio: US$ 1200 for 7 days for New Years and Carnival. Read the restrictions (mattress on floor, basically no internet, no visitors

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 1
Extra people: $30 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $1000 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Security Deposit: $400
Cleaning Fee: $80
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Mario is a great host that is always willing to give tips and suggestions around Rio. He lives in a safe area that is only a couple blocks away from the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. If you go to Rio, stay with Mario!

    June 2014
  • Was good! Great location close to stuff, internet reliable and quick, no stress!

    June 2014
  • Me and my girlfriend spent one week in room number 3 during new years. Mario was an excellent host and we had really a great time in Rio. The room was nice and we especially enjoyed the large veranda. Excellent location, only one block from Copacabana and 10 minutes walk to Ipanema. Mario was friendly, very helpful and spoke perfect english which made our stay as pleasant as we could have ever hoped for. Best recommendations!

    January 2013
  • This being my first trip to Brazil and traveling solo. I would have been lost without Mario's guidance. His advice on where to eat, shop, sights to see and where to go for entertainment was priceless. For a single male traveler, Mario's place is your best bet. My room was just as described.

    May 2012
  • This room was perfect for my needs and Mario is an awesome host with plenty of info about Rio. The room was just the right size, with a large closet to put your thing away. Very nice to have a big safe for your laptop and such. The bathroom is a bit small, but does what you need it to do. Cleaning every 3 days is pretty good too, coming home to fresh sheets is nice. Mario is a very respectful host, always letting you know when the cleaner will go into your room. The building is in a perfect location - one block from Copacabana beach and a five min walk from Ipanema Beach also just 3 blocks from the metro which is very very handy.

    May 2012
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I am German, lived for decades in the US, in Germany and in Brazil. Very familiar with all three cultures and speak the three languages like a native. Master's degrees in Computer Science and Psychology from top Universities and member of Mensa. Living with Brazilian girl friend in my Copacabana Apartment.
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