This great place combines the best any guest wishes for. An ample, yet cozy, well decorated apartment with all amenities, perfectly located ½ a block from the best beach, ½ a block from the subway station. Restaurants, shops and nightlife all around.
SIMPLY THE BEST LOCATION IN RIO !!!
EXTREMELY SAFE, CLOSE TO EVERYTHING AND ALL TRANSPORTATION MEANS, AND COMES WITH TWO BIKES FREE FOR YOU TO USE.
IT'S RIGHT ON THE ACTION FOR NEW YEAR'S AND CARNAVAL! You are in one the streets that connect the world class fireworks of Copacabana beach and the cool, chic, and hipsters parties on Ipanema. You can watch the fireworks in the crowd, step for munchies at home and then head to Ipanema for a more schmalzy party time. In Carnaval you are right close to where the action starts in Ipanema (without the noise, though) and steps from the subway that takes you to the Sambadrome, and the incredible Avenida Rio Branco with it's historic blocos full of costume dressed people.
Some places can be cheaper, but offer a lot less than others. Make sure you compare the amenities. Check the items on the amenities lists here on the left side. Do the other flats have a dryer, washing machine, 24 hour doorman, elevator, hi speed wireless internet, large TV, full sized kitchen, 2 bathrooms, air conditioning in master bedroom and living room, good reviews, good references and more? Compare and choose !
Also, compare the size of the apartment to the others you see here on bnb. At 2 Free Bikes you'll have plenty of space... Huge bedroom, huge closets, big living room, comfortable kitchen....
And, if you decide to go out.... in no other place you'll find the amount of restaurants, clubs, bars, parks, subways, beaches and more, all at your doorstep!
And, of course, are you within one block of the world's most beautiful beach and 1 minute away from the subway station and a 24 hours supermarket. Coming home late at night, hungry? No problem, 24h restaurant and bar 1 block away.
WHY CHOOSE THIS PLACE:
Whenever I travel abroad I look at the map and try to choose a place where I can walk out in all 4 directions.
Since I'm away from home and usually have little time, I prefer not taking the same route out of the place I stay.
So, I balance my interests, the means of transportation, the offer of convenience services and shops and things to do. Choosing the perfect place is usually a very hard task.
This apartment does it all.
EVERY THING AT YOUR DOOR STEP.
Whether you are a night club hopper, a restaurant lover, an early bird beach goer, a regular tourist that wants all the tourist spots nearby, or if you just stay home and cook diner, the place is perfect for you.
BUT IF YOU WANT TO EXPLORE FURTHER
Besides being able to walk or bike out, all possible means of transportation on your doorstep. Taxi stands, buses to all directions, subway, you are 1 block from the seaside bike lane that takes your virtually to every spot in Rio. Since the apartment comes with 2 bikes, the city is yours!
Apartment has 1 queen size bed in a huge bedroom with lots of closet space,
One twin couch sofa on the living room. One extra single mattress. And now, one tiny little extra bedroom with a foldable bed.
If you insist I can put a double inflatable bed for you in the living room (after all, this is AIR bnb, right?) But that would incur in an extra rate, OK?
Air conditioning in master bedroom and living room.
A collection of CD's with great Brazilian, Classic and Rock
2 full bathrooms with shower, hair dryer and hot water.
Fully equipped kitchen.
24h doorman/ Intercom
Parking for 1 car and 2 bikes.
Gym in the top floor with weights, and cardio equipment.
Comes with 2 bikes free for use.
You can bike anywhere. Sugar loaf, the Botanical gardens, Downtown, all the beaches, trendiest neighborhoods, all at your doorstep.
Neighborhood is quiet, but with lots of action 7 days and 7 nights a week.
Iron, ironing board and dryer are in the apartment.
THIS PLACE IS GREAT FOR
Vacation, traveling with kids, traveling with style, business, hipster, club hopping, art and nightlife lover, beach goer, well, just about any traveler I guess. COMES WITH 2 BICYCLES FREE TO USE .
24 hour doorman. 3rd floor with elevator. Totally safe area.
Free hi-speed wi-fi, full kitchen, 24 parking, air conditioning.
A BIT ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
Within 100 meters (300 feet) you have;
Subway Station, buses to all corners, taxi stand, extra public rental bikes a 50 km bike lane that takes you to almost all the attractions in the South Zone including all the beaches, the Botanical Gardens, Sugar Loaf, Tijuca Forest, Baixo Gávea, Lagoa (the gorgeous lake), etc, etc, etc...
TO DO's and SHOPPING within 100 meters (300 feet)
Ipanema and Arpoador Beach,
24h supermarket, Zona Sul ( serves breakfast ! )
3 art house cinemas, @ Laura Alvim
3 art galleries, LAURA MARSIAJ, LAURA ALVIM, SILVIA CINTRA
the best live music club in the city, STUDIORJ
24/hour restaurant ASTOR
The hippie fair (on Sundays)
Subway station, taxi stand, buses in all directions.
Gym center, bars, pharmacies, ATMS, juice shops, travel agencies, laundry, (although there's a washing machine and tank in the house) bike rentals....everything.
In a 6 block area you get Copacabana beach.
20 art galleries,
The best pizza in town (Cappriciosa), the best churrascaria (Porcão) , the best seafood restaurant (Satyricon) , the best beer bar (Delirium Tremens), The Best organic restaurant (Zaza) , 3 shopping malls and tens of shops and restaurants.
// With the apartment comes 2 bikes for you to use for free. You can go to all the beaches in the south zone, including Leblon, Ipanema, Arpoador, Copacabana and Leme. You can go to the Sugar Loaf, Flamengo Park and all the way downtown all on dedicated bike lanes.
I'm constantly upgrading the apartment, that's why sometimes you see two pictures of the same room. I've changed the older blue couch bed for the new, super comfortable red one. I've put 2 brand new bikes. I've put 2000 cps and a iPod cd player dock.
Within 300 meters ( 900 feet)
STUDIORJ Live music and dance every night. In front of the beach. 24 restaurant downstairs
2 gay clubs, LeBoy and Galeria Cafe, 1 lesbian club, LaGirlthe GLBT section of Ipanema beach, the GLBT street of Ipanema (Farme de Amoedo),
Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim
1 contemporary art gallery, 2 theatres, one cafe, one bookshop and 3 arthouse movie houses. All across the street from the beach. Certainly the only art gallery in the world with this view!
Tens of contemporary and antique art galleries at Casino Atlantico
Terzetto (100 mt)
one of the best mediterranean foods in the county
Satyricon (500 mt)
the best seafood in Brazil
Porcao (500 mt)
The best Churrascaria in Brazil
PIZZA (500 mt)
the best pizza in the city.
And some of the great gringo joints also around.
Shenaningans (150 mt)
Bananajack (50 mt)
Felice Great italian Ice Cream (30 mt)
but, of course, Domino's pizza is on the corner.
Having this said, you can figure your host can give hundreds of hints where to go and what to do in Rio, right?
SO, BASICALLY, THE PLACE COMES WITH A "PERSONAL FRIEND IN RIO", able to give you hints on things to do, to see, or just to kick back and relax.
Just come, feel free, feel safe, feel light, and enjoy your time in the Marvelous City.
PS -**** Check in and check out times are flexible depending on availability. If nothing is said and agreed before hand, check in is at 1pm and check out is at 10 am.
If nobody is coming in right after you, most probably, depending on the cleaning lady's availability, you can do a late check out. If nobody is in before you, most probably, depending on the cleaning lady's availability, you can do an early check in. I try my best to accommodate everybody's need, but, technically, check out is at 10 am and check in is at 1pm and failure to observe it results in hourly penalties over the deposit ,ok? (but, so, far, all has been cool and smooth.)
Free bikes with locks, smart cable TV, gym on top floor, washing machine, dryer, hair dryer, high speed wireless internet, tons of printed guides and maps and the best tailor-made guide of all airbnb.
Keys will be with the doormen.
Doormen are there 24h.
I'm always available for contact
I love the charm of Ipanema, the restaurants, the nightlife, the beach, the parties, the farmer's market, even the 24h supermarket across the st...
Public transit is all around you.
Buses to every corner of the city, taxis at your doorstep, subway half a block away and the bike path network on the corner. Impossible to be more convenient!
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$80 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Check In:||1:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
|City:||Rio de Janeiro|
Awesome location! Helpful and knowledgable host. Big apt. Clean, great AC, awesome washer and dryer. Highly recommend!
Felipe was a great host. The apartment was very spacious and clean. Lots of air and sunlight flowing through. Location is perfect. Would def come back again. Thanks Felipe for providing me with an authentic Brasilian stay.
Felipe was a great host. The apartment is extremely well located in Ipanema, a block away from the beach and the subway station. It a spacious place, and similar to what you'll find in other apartments in Ipanema. Felipe was very communicative and helpful throughout our stay.
Felipe is a great host and his apartment is very spacious and well equipped. He had just put in a new bed and sofa that were both very comfortable. Felipe also met us personally and shared many great tips on what to do in Rio. His tips for both sightseeing, dining and partying were all spot on. He was also very responsive when we asked for additional tips on e-mail.
All good, spacious and amazing location. Felipe had lots if tips, very good communication in general.
This is a spacious and clean apartment in a great location. Felipe was extremely helpful in advance of and during our visit. We were very happy that we stayed there. Having access to the bikes was very nice.
Felipe is a stellar host and his place is spectacular. Everything he describes is accurate -- the location is convenient to everything, the space is large and modern. I've stayed twice and hope to again!
Muy lindo apto, pasamos unos días espectaculares !!!
Here's reasons why I think you can't go wrong with this rental.
1. Felipe - he's extremely responsive to questions - and pretty quick, too. That's a comfort in and of itself.
2. Location - when the description talks about how good this location is, believe it. It's amazing. Across the street from the square where hippie fair and the farmer's market it. Easy access to a ton of great food, the beach. Quick walk to the lake, over to copa and leblon. It's awesome.
3. comfort. I read a few reviews that talk about how some of the furniture needed upgrading. I think it was all very nice. In fact, it's not a hotel, and it doesn't feel like it. that's why we're on AirBnB, right? to stay somewhere that feels like home. I don't have an HGTV living room with new things every year, and that's part of the beauty of Felipe's apartment - it's clean, nice - and feels like home. Being in another country - it was really refreshing to come home to - we talked about it like this during our stay. for example, "let's stop at home for a bit and rest up before dinner."
A few things to keep in mind.
1. The front door staff is VERY friendly, but doesn't speak a lick of English. that's not unusual in Rio anyway. But without knowing in advance a few phrases, I think it would've been less easy. They were, again, very friendly - and helpful.
And Felipe keeps some translation dictionaries in the apartment too.
2. Bikes - yeah, there's bikes - but walking and seeing things felt so much better.
3. I'd definitely come back....
Felipe is the best! Apartment was super and service as well. Highly recommended! I will come back for sure!