About this listing
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 Copacabana. 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 meters 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 bedroom of 18 m² (175 sq. ft) on the 8th floor (top) of a secure building serviced by a doorman and elevator. It has its own bathroom, a small den/sunroom, air conditioning, ceiling fan, cable HDTV, wireless internet, and a hair dryer .
The apartment offers a fantastic view of the area and attractions such as: 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 exclusive use of the bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen is available for preparing breakfasts and for storing perishables in the refrigerator. The living room and dining room are available if guests want to relax outside their room.
Interaction with Guests
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, all services, 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.
Other Things to Note
Flexible check-in and check-out times depending on vacancy level. If other guests are arriving the same day, the departing guests may leave luggage in the apartment and return later to catch their evening or night flights.
-No VISITORS permitted in the apartment at any time. Visitors may wait for you in the main lobby.
-KITCHEN may be used to prepare breakfast and light snacks, NO COOKING ALLOWED . After each use, please tidy up.
-Always LOCK front glass door and gate when entering or leaving the building.
-Upon returning from the BEACH, rinse off excess sand in the foot wash area located behind the aluminum door in the service area of the ground floor.
-Turn off AIR CONDITIONER and ceiling fan in room prior to leaving the building.
-Do not leave WET TOWELS and CLOTHES on top of Chairs, armchairs, and bed. Use the dryer racks in the the service area or in your room.
-Do not lie on the bed if you have SUN BLOCK on your body or are wearing wet beachwear.
-Please be RESPECTFUL of other tenants in the building. Do not slam doors.
We had a great time at Maria's. Even though we don't speak portugese it was no problem at all.
Maria's daughter Miriam replied to all our questions via message really quickly.
We would stay at Maria's place again.
Localização perfeita. Anfitriã gentil e educada. Voltarei com ctz. Recomendo
Wir fühlten uns bei Maria sehr wohl. Das Zimmer mit Privatbad war einwandfrei betreffend Sauberkeit, Grösse, Gemütlichkeit. Der Standort ist perfekt, da gleich am Strand und bei der Metro.
Dona Maria was very welcoming and always available to help us with our enquiries (we speak Portuguese). The listing was perfectly accurate and very clean and private. We were hoping to rebook after traveling around Brazil and returning to Rio but she was not available anymore. The location is very central with a grocery store, bus stop and metro station across the street, restaurants everywhere, and Ipanema Beach a block away. On Sundays there is a market right outside the entrance of her home. The building feels safe as there is a gate to enter and there is also a doorman from Mon to Sat.
Overall, we would definitely stay here again and enjoyed our experience with our stay at Maria's.
The place is as described, and Maria was great. We could not communicate but her daughter Miriam was on top of things and always in contact...easy going and very accommodating. The room was super clean and spacious enough.
A nossa hospedagem (minha e do meu namorado) na casa da Maria foi ótima. O quarto e banheiro era muito limpos, arejados, roupa de cama e banho limpinhos também. A localização é excelente, em frente ao metrô, uma quadra da praia, bares, restaurantes, farmácia, tudo pertinho. A Maria foi muito gentil e nos deixou fazer o check-in muito antes do horário normalmente previsto. Estava lá nos esperando com as chaves. Tudo muito tranquilo! Super recomendo e voltaria com certeza!
Maria was a very nice host. The room was exactly as described. Bed was pretty comfortable. And the privare bath was a bonus. The downside was that at night it was extremely noisy as there is a pub right next to the building. It was so loud I thought I was in the middle of the party. I had a hard time falling asleep. If you r a light sleeper this place might not be for you.
The location couldn't have been more perfect for sight seeing and going to the beach. It was 2 blocks away from the beach.
Although Maria did not speak any English, her daughter was so fast in responding to my questions which was so appreciated.
Thank you for a nice stay.
About the Host, Maria
Retired friendly woman who has 4 children and 9 grandchildren and likes to spend the day at home, in the apartment which you can view in her ad.
Maria does not speak any English nor other languages. Portuguese only.
The person who runs this listing is Miriam, Maria's daughter . Miriam speaks fluent English and has an adequate knowledge of French and Spanish.