About this listing
*Available for Olympics, U$ 3850 for the month. Sleeps up to 4 people. It is available for rental for 1 week at New Year (you define dates) for U$1690, and 9 days at Carnival (you define dates)for U$1990
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$1200***
***7 Days Carnival - U$1900***
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/c and 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 (URL HIDDEN) 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 4 friends or a couple and 2 friends or 2 couples. Ok to have friends visit but no parties – sorry but we have to respect the neighbors.
Interaction with guests
We will be contactable during your stay and have have any problems resolved.
No parties or smoking inside
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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...