This spacious, comfortable, clean, air-conditioned, private room with in-suite bathroom is situated in the most sought-after area of Rio and located 1 block from Ipanema Beach, minutes from Copacabana, with easy access to Metro/bus/taxi, restaurants!
This suite is located in Ipanema, in the southern zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro, beside Ipanema Beach, and between Leblon and Arpoador. Ipanema Beach became world famous for the song "The Girl from Ipanema" ( "Garota de Ipanema" ), written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes .
The building is located in a prime and safe area facing General Osório Square, between Prudente de Morais and Visconde de Pirajá streets. The Metro station (Ipanema - General Osorio) is 80 metres away. The beach is just a short block away . Famous Copacabana Beach is only a 10 minute walk away. The building is surrounded by a wide variety of restaurants, bars, boutiques , and everything else you may need.
This is a private and quiet suite on the 8th floor (top) of a secure building. It has its own bathroom, a small sunroom, air conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV, and wireless internet .
From the living room window one can see part of Ipanema Beach, Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer), Morro Dois Irmãos (“Two Brothers Mountain”) one of the the postcards of Ipanema, and a full view of General Osório Square. This Square is the site of the popular Hippie Fair held on Sundays, and for other events throughout the week . This Square is also the hub for all the buses that connect to every part of the city .
The kitchen can be used to prepare breakfasts.
*** Check-in and check-out times can be flexible, if there are no guests arriving on the same date.***
Guests have sole use of the bedroom and bathroom. Kitchen is available for preparing breakfasts and for storing perishables in the refrigerator. Living Room and dining room are available if guests want to relax outside their room.
I pretty well keep to myself and stay in my room or the kitchen most of the time. Most of the time, guests don't even know if I am in or out. I speak Portuguese only, and can give helpful information about the neighborhood. My daughter is fluent in English and can be reached by email at most hours of the day.
Very close to restaurants, Ipanema,Copacabana, and Leblon beaches, transportation, and souvenir shopping. This is the prime location in all of Rio.
Metro station is 80 metres from my apartment. Buses connecting to all parts of Rio stop at the Square across the street. Taxis pass right in front of the building.
Flexible check-in and check-out times depending on vacancy level. If other guests arriving the same day, departing guests may leave luggage in the apartment and return later to catch night flights.
It was very nice to stay at Maria's place, the location es excellent, very close to the metro station and very close to the best part of Ipanema beach. We really enjoyed it.
The appartment is such a beautiful place, clean, comfortable, with great view and well located. María is quite shy but nice. The use of the kitchen is allowed only for making breakfast and snacks. We had a really good time there and recommend it!
Maria is a good hostess and you can trust. The apartment is clean, comfortable and good location. Loved my stay at the apartment of Maria and recommend it to everyone.
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay in Rio! María is a very nice person and she is always available to help. The location of the apartment is excellent, just one block from the beach! The room was very clean and well implemented. We recommend it!
Really enjoyed staing at Maria´s place!
Extremly clean! Way above standards! Great location and view, you can see the beach and the corcovado right out the window. Air conditioning worked perfectly and silent.
Maria was a great host, if you have any doubts about anything in particular about Rio she is most helpfull about it.
Extra star for cleanness!!
The apartment is very confortable, clean and very well located. It´s just one block form Ipanema beach, metres from bus stops and metro and in front of Ossorio Square.
Maria was a very nice host and gave us space and made us feel confortable.
I absolutely recomend this place if going to Rio!
We ended a three week trip around Brazil by staying at Marias lovely apartment situated in the heart of Ipanema. The room is spacious and comfortable.
Maria and her daughter Miriam was very friendly to us, and helped make our stay in Rio even better (if possible).
Can only recommend a stay at Marias if you are in Rio.
Malene and Mads
Great Location. Great Room with ensuite.
Our host was extremely friendly and very helpful.
The apartment is very clean and tidy and has some great views.
There's a great market outside in the square every Sunday.
It is a short walk to ipanema beach ( about 10 minutes slow walk and a 5 minute walk to the bars and restaurants such as Tonemai.
I've never stayed in a private house before but this was a very good alternative to renting an apartment during n expensive time of year such s Xmas and Carnival.
Would definitely stay here again.
Mum and I had a lovely stay at Maria's place. The room is lovely, bright and spacious and it was great having our own ensuite. The house is very clean and light and in a fantastic location in Ipanema right on the square where the hippie market is held and right by lot of supermarkets, banks, restaurants, cafes and of course the beach. We didn't see a lot of Maria but she was very lovely and gentle, I practised my Portuguese with her a little and we had everything we needed. Her daughter Miriam was also helpful with the booking process and all the information was laid out very clearly. Would definitely stay again, muito obrigada!
Maria Jose's apartment is perfect for a stay in Rio. It is ideally located, about a block from Ipanema beach, right next to a metro station, and in a very safe neighborhood, full of restaurants and bars. The apartment itself is beautiful and newly renovated; the quality of accomodation is on par with a very nice hotel. While Maria Jose lives in the apartment, as a guest you have total privacy: the room, which is spacious, has it's own private bathroom with a private entrance and its own Air Conditioner. Maria Jose, herself is very sweet, and although she doesn't speak English, you can get along in Spanish. Her children (who don't live in the apartment) speak perfect English and were very helpful in setting up the reservation and in providing tips for visiting Rio. When we missed our connection because of snow, Maria Jose was kind enough to let us arrive and leave a day later than we had originally planned, which was exceptionally helpful to us. In sum, I highly recommend staying here and thank Maria Jose and her children for their generous hospitality.