URCA 2 Bed Apt in Great Location

Apartment - Entire home/apt · R. Lauro Müller, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22290-160, Brazil
Conor & Adriana
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I am renting this place on behalf of my mother-in-law who doesn't speak English for when she is traveling.

***7 Days NYE/Revellion - U$1800***
***7 Days Carnival - U$1800***

It is a 2 bed apt with one double and one single. The double bedroom has loads of storage space. There is a fully functioning kitchen for cooking (see photo) and microwave. There is a table in the sitting room, a comfy sofa and a large TV wtih cable. There is wi-fi or you can plug your computer directly into the wall.

This is one of the safest neighborhoods in Rio. This is on the border of Botafogo/Urca but closer really to Urca, the sugarloaf and praia vermelha (Red beach) is about a 10 min walk and Leme/Copacabana beach is 20-25min walk. It is away from the more dangerous areas of Rio ask any local – but a cool traditional neighbourhood at the same time. The apartment block has 24 hour security guards who screen people coming in and out and there is no known crime in this neighborhood.

This is what the Rio Times said about Urca:

“Arguably the safest neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro (due to the presence of a military base and lack of favelas in the bairro), Urca has plenty to offer its residents.

The neighborhood has three beaches (Praia da Fora, Praia Vermelha, and Praia de Urca), hundreds of rock climbing routes, and plenty of hiking trails...In the morning and during the day, residents can rent canoes and kayaks to row along the bay, take bike rides along the path to Aterro do Flamengo, or walk with their kids to the local park. In the afternoon and at night, families gather at restaurants and chopperias.”

The apartment is 10 mins walk to the foot of the Sugarloaf and the beautiful Praia Vermelha (the Red Beach), a beautiful small beach at the foot of the sugar loaf, 5 mins in a taxi or bus to Copacabana and 10-15 mins to Ipanema. Down-town/Lapa is about 10/15 mins. There are small local bars, juice bars, small supermarket and restaurants within 3 mins walk, they are not tourist places, but frequented by locals, and a more authentic experience of Rio. The large shopping mall Rio Sul is about 6 mins walk, it has nearly everything that you will find in a European or North American shopping mall.

there is a new public bike scheme in rio where if you have a cc you can have use of the bikes for about U$6 for the month, although you can only have it for one hour journeys - but you can leave it at a different station, there are lots all over the city. Anyhow I can explain that to you when you're here, cycling is safe in the areas near us and there are lots of cycle path, nice healthy way to see the city. The bikes are bright orange unfortunately and advertise a bank, but you can't have everything I suppose!

Full kitchen, living room with comfy seats and flatscreen TV with cable with international channels. One Double room with very loads of storage room.

No parties or extra guests. Would suit couple and single preferably. Ok to have friends visit but no parties – sorry but we have to respect the neighbors.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1000 /week
Monthly Price: $3000 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
  • You will not (email hidden) to stay in Rio: breathtaking views, in the middel of all intersesting spots in Rio, peacefull and friendly neigbourhood and if this was not enough: Adriana is a gifted designer and made the apartment itself being a geat experience. Check in and check out were easy, and Adriana and Conor are very friendly and helpful hosts. We hope that we will be able to book the apartment again for our next stay in Rio.

    December 2013
  • Amazing apartment with an incredibly view..!

    This amazing apartment is in a great location just 10 mins walk from red beach and just down the road from a shopping mall with easy access to taxis and buses.

    It's open plan and incredibily beautiful with clear wievs of Cristo Redentor on one side and the Sugur Loaf on the other.

    This apt and this location are perfect if you have great taste and you'd like something unsual and off the beaten track.

    Conor and Adriana were great hosts and could not have been more helpful and friendly and this was definitely the best apartment we've ever stayed in.!

    November 2013
    Conor & Adriana
    Response from Conor & Adriana:

    really glad that you liked the apt and had a great stay. Welcome back anytime!

    November 2013
  • A spacious apartment with an amazing view that invites you to live outdoors and feel part of the city. We had a great stay!

    November 2013
  • Staying at Conor's and Adriana's apartment made our vacation in Rio. It's a very fantastic place with an amazing view.
    Adriana and Conor are very nice people. We'll hope to meet once again some day!

    November 2013
  • The first impression: incredible! The second impression: even more incredible! We fell for the gorgeous pictures Airbnb provided but when we arrived it was even more amazing. A view worth a million, a lot of lovely detail in the furniture, a quiet and perfectly safe neighbourhood, very close to the Sugar Loaf. Being there feels like being in an oasis in the middle of all the excitement and madness of Rio. Conor and Adriana are perfect hosts, very sweet and considerate without fussing or interfering but always accessible by mail when there is a question. The only downer: you will have to leave the appartment at the end of the vacation. But we will defititely be back! Thank you Adriana, thank you Conor, you´re great!

    May 2013
    Conor & Adriana
    Response from Conor & Adriana:

    great to have you guys, welcome back any time!

    May 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 24 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    March 2013
  • Highly recommended apartment, look no further! After doing a lot of research of where to stay in Rio, there were the obvious beach areas that were highly regarded. However we could not find a decent size, spacious apartments with beautiful views of the sea in Copacabana or Ipanema. Therefore we opted for the beautiful Urca penthouse that has such beautiful wrapped around views, you cannot (email hidden) to take your aperitif and enjoy the sunset. The concept of an open apartment is refreshing, with bathrooms all having different views. The decor of the apartment is fun and lively making the experience that much better, and has everything you need. Urca is a beautiful area with a couple of restaurants (highly recommend Bar Urca). We felt safe in the area and easy to travel to other parts of the city. Conor and Adriana were great, with quick response, good advice and fabulous family help. This apartment made our Christmas holiday an unforgettable one.

    December 2012
  • We didn't have a lot of time to research where to stay in Brazil so were looking primarily at Ipanema. We almost stayed at a small B&B in ipanema, which was well reviewed, but then by luck, a friend sent us a listing for this place. We were lucky enough to spend our 3 nights in Rio (wish had been longer!). The apartment is very fun, both in terms of all the discored items you will find over the course of your stay and the beautiful art pieces, like the funky metal wardrobe in the bedroom. The views are amazing, and watching the planes land at the domestic airport is pretty awesome (they have to curve in over the mountains and bank quickly into a runway that extends over the water). It wound up being a perfect (website hidden) Sul mall is nearby and easy to catch a cab or bus anywhere in the city. When we had cabbies who didn't speak English or Spanish, we were able to use Rio Sul as our dropoff. Because it is a bit north of Copacabana and Ipanema, it is easier/faster to get to Santa Theresa or Lapa, which is a plus, and it is on the route for the (illegal) vans that travel the main tourist areas (Ipanema, Copacabana, Leblon), which we used a lot. So basically I would stay here again in a heartbeat, but we will have to hope that the next chance we get to go to Rio, it isn't already booked!

    P.S. I think some of the other posts mentioned noise. While it is true that at street level, there is a lot going on, the only noise "issue" we had at the apt was the rather strong rain hitting the metal panels around the bedroom one night, which I understand is rare since storms are not the frequent.

    December 2012
  • Great host. Excellent communication. Conor was fully engaged to ensure that stay went well. View from apartment is stunning. Highly recommend.

    September 2012
  • The reservation was canceled 37 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    July 2012
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The apartment was designed by Adriana who works with metal and furniture. Adriana is Carioca (from Rio), Conor from Ireland. We both work with different businesses in Rio. We can help you out with all kinds of info and ideas on Rio from best beaches, to touristic stuff (or non-touristic if you want!), to day trips ,to best parties going on...
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