About this listing
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 FOUR BIKES FREE FOR YOU TO USE.
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 restaurants, night life, convenience services, shops and things to do.
Choosing the perfect place is usually a very hard task.
This apartment does it all.
BEDS: There are 6 sleeping options.
MAIN BEDROOM: 1 king size bed and 1 single bed situated in a huge bedroom with lots of closet space. Air conditioned
LIVING ROOM: 1 twin couch sofa bed and 1 single couch bed. Air conditioned
BACK ROOM: 1 extra single mattress. 1 army bed.
BATHROOMS: 2 full bathrooms with showers, hair dryer and hot water.
KITCHEN: Fully equipped with stove, oven, fridge, freezer, toaster, Coffee Machine, nespresso machine (capsules not included),etc…
LAUNDRY: washer, dryer, hangers, iron and ironing board.
SMART TV: Cable TV, Netflix, Skype, Facebook, etc….
GYM: Gym in the top floor with weights, balls and cardio equipment.
BUILDING: 24h doorman/Intercom.
PARKING: for your and with 4 bikes free for you too use. You can bike anywhere. Sugar loaf, the botanical gardens, downtown, all the beaches, trendiest neighborhoods, all at your doorstep.
AMENITIES: A collection of CD's with great Brazilian, Classic and Rock for you to use at the stereo/Iphone charger.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Is quiet, but with lots of action 7 days and 7 nights a week. Shops, restaurants, nightlife, beach, art galleries, transportation. All around you.
EVERYTHING 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 are on your doorstep. Taxi stands, buses to all directions and subway, Rio is at your hands.
You are 1 block from the seaside bike lane that takes your virtually to every spot in Rio. Since the apartment comes with 4 bikes, the city is yours!
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 4 bicycles free to use.
24 hour doorman. 3rd floor with elevator. Totally safe area.
Free hi-speed wi-fi, full kitchen, 24 parking and doormen, air conditioning in every room.
A BIT ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
Within only 100 meters (300 feet) you have;
TRANSPORTATION: Subway Station, buses to all corners, taxi stand, extra public rental bikes,
TO DO's and SHOPPING within 100 meters (300 feet)
Ipanema and Arpoador beaches
24h supermarket, (serves breakfast in the morning and fresh pizza during day and night ! )
3 art house cinemas, @ Laura Alvim
3 art galleries, Laura Marsiaj, Laura Alvim and Oi Futuro
The best live music club in the city, StudioRJ (closed for renovation, to open anytime soon)
24/hour restaurant/bar ASTOR
The hippie fair (on Sundays)
Farmers market where you can buy fresh food directly from the growers and fishermen.
Subway station, taxi stand, buses in all directions.
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,…
UPDATE: Now, bike lanes were extended all over downtown too.
Gym center, bars, pharmacies, ATMS, juice shops, travel agencies, laundry, (although there's a washing machine and tank in the house) bike rentals and fixing....everything.
In a 6 block area you get:
20 art galleries
Tens of restaurants
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) , the best Italian Restaurant (Gero), 3 shopping malls and tens of shops and other restaurants of all cuisines
Starbucks, McDonald’s and a bunch of fast, convenient eateries for Temakis, Açaí, Pizza, Kebab, Pão de Queijo, Juice shops.
Copacabana beach and neighborhood.
GLBT FRIENDLY AREA - Within 600 meters (1800 feet)
2 gay clubs: LeBoy and Galeria Cafe,
1 lesbian club, laGirl,
The GLBT section of Ipanema beach,
The GLBT street of Ipanema (Farme de Amoedo)
Even a GLBT sandwich place, Gringo Café
And even a GLBT Ice cream and café- Felice (30 mts away)
ARTS (within 4 blocks)
Inside Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim there’s 1 contemporary art gallery, 2 theaters, one cafe, one bookshop and 3 art-house movie houses. All across the street from the beach. Certainly the only art gallery in the world with this view!
Oi FUTURO IPANEMA - Cultural center with performance art theater, and cutting edge exhibitions
Tens of contemporary and antique art galleries at Casino Atlantico
A FEW OF THE MANY RESTAURANTS AROUND
Terzetto - one of the best mediterranean foods in the county - Great Wine List (100 mt) -
Satyricon - the best seafood in Brazil - (500 mt)
The best Churrascaria in Brazil - Porcao (500 mt)
Pizza - Cappriciosa the best pizza in the city. (500 mt)
Zazá Bistro - Zagat Rated Organic food
Fasano Al Mare - Great Seafood
Esplanada Grill- Top notch meat
Gero - Best Italian restaurant in the city
Bazzar - Great Contemporary food
and hundreds more. You’ll receive a full list when you book the apartment.
And some of the great gringo joints also around. (maybe you want to watch superbowl, baseball, elections)
Shenaningans (150 mt)
Bananajack (50 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.)
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.
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.
Interaction with Guests
Keys will be with the doormen.
Doormen are there 24h.
I'm always available for contact on my cell phone, whatsapp or email.
Once you make your reservation I'll send you a bunch of info on what to do, see, eat and where to go.
I love the charm of Ipanema, the restaurants, the nightlife, the beach, the parties, the farmer's market, even the 24h supermarket across the street.
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!
Other Things to Note
PS - The price listed on the site is, by limitation of the system, the lowest in the year. Not necessarily it will be the one available at the time of your stay.
When you come from the beach, PLEASE WASH YOUR FEET AND BODY DOWNSTAIRS AT THE GARAGE, THOROUGHLY BEFORE COMING IN WITH SAND.
It's forbidden to ride the main elevator on your way back from the beach. Please wash your body downstairs and come up via the service elevator.
If you wish to jog, run, or do any exercise that makes you sweaty it's also mandatory that you go up via service elevator.
This is a familiar, upscale building. Not a party house, not a motel. If that's your intention, please choose other property.
Please be polite and follow the basic rules below.
No pets. No loud music. No overnight guests. No parties.
I expect you to be caring with the apartment, polite with the neighbors and to have a wonderful, exciting, relaxing time in Rio.
If you break a bike, please fix it nicely at "Ciclovia Shop Rua Francisco Otaviano , 55 lj A ". Speak to Patricia. She speaks English and will make you a special discount.
If you lose a bike, it's US$ 600 cash so the next guest can have one too...
About the Host, Felipe
I was born and raised in Rio. I've a degree in journalism but I work on film.
I have traveled all over the world but I always end up coming back to the world's most happy, exciting and beautiful city, Rio de Janeiro.
I love to receive guests and I can give them real insider's tips on the city I love.
I have been living in Rio all my life so I can recommend you places to go whichever your preferences might be.
I speak English, Español, Français, Italiano and klein Deutsch.
Nasci e cresci no Rio de Janeiro. Já viajei por quase todos os continentes. Adoro viajar. Adoro receber. Gosto de cinema, arte, cultura e vida boêmia. Conheço o Rio na palma da mão e posso te dar ótimas dicas.