Apartment - Entire home/apt · R. Francisco Otaviano, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22080-040, Brazil

Privacy of 2 suites, living room and kitchen with the comfort of a hotel. Pool, Sauna, Hamman, Jacuzzi. All in the junction of Ipanema and Copacabana. Best location ever!

The Space


Make sure you compare the amenities between the places you're looking for here on BNB..

Here we have 3 bathrooms, 2 en-suites, 2 parking spaces, 2 saunas, cable TV, 2 fast wireless networks, gym, pool, 24 h concierge, air conditioning in every bedroom and living room, good reviews, good references and even a massage room! All, in the same block as the world's most beautiful beach! 2 minutes to the famous Copacabana and a 3 minute walk to the subway and a 24 hour supermarket.
Check the items on the amenities lists here on the left side. Do the other flats have a dryer, coin operated washing machine, 24 hour doorman, elevator, hi speed wireless internet, full sized kitchen, many bathrooms, air conditioning in every bedroom and living room. Good reviews, good references and more? Compare and choose !
Also, compare the size of the apartment to the others you see here on bnb.

IT'S COMFORTABLE! Ample apartment with 2 large suites, one with a twin bed, other with 1 twin bed and one single bed, a third bathroom, a full kitchen with all appliances, living room with couch, comfortable dad's seat that turns to a full sized single bed, dining table, and verandas with sea and mountain view.
Cable TV, ultra high speed WI-FI internet and 2 networks at your disposal.
Air conditioning in every room.

IT'S FULL OF AMENITIES: 2 Saunas, a Jacuzzi that fits 6 people, a private gym with weights and cardio machines, a 25mt lap pool, and even a private barbecue place.***

IT'S CONVENIENT! No less than 4 beaches at your door step.
World famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, trendy Arpoador and secluded Praia do Diabo are ALL within 2 minutes walk, or less!

IT'S FUN! You are at the heart of Ipanema, 100 meters from Copacabana. 24 hours restaurants, discos, clubs, art galleries, the hippie fair, the best juice shops, are all around you!
If you want to explore any further, the subway and transportation to the whole city by bus or taxi is at your doorstep. In the daytime you can be museum and gallery hopping in historic downtown in 15 minutes by subway. Same 15 minute subway to bohemian Lapa. 20 minutes by bike to the Botanical Gardens and Baixo Gávea. To the bike rental place is 2 minute walk. 30 min by subway/subway shuttle to Corcovado/Statue of Christ tram station. Rio is at your doorstep!

IT'S RIGHT ON THE ACTION FOR NEW YEAR'S AND CARNAVAL! You are on the street that connects 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 schmoozy 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.

IT'S SAFE! Located in an upscale flat-with-services building, the property has 24h doormen, CCTV and is located in the safest neighborhood of the city. In any case, due the economic boom of Rio and good policies, the security level has increased to European level cities. So, relax and enjoy!

IT'S HANDY! Coin operated washing and drying downstairs. A concierge to help you call a cab, grab a chocolate near by, etc.... 2 parking spots in the building, with outlet for electric bikes and cars. Bike rental place 50 meters away. The 350 km bike lane network of Rio passes exactly in front of the building. You can go to the sugar loaf, Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, the Lake, the Botanical gardens and even to the waterfalls at the forest all in your bike!

EASY AIRPORT CONNECTION! The shuttle from both airports arrive one block away on your arrival and leave across the street on your way back. Leave a little early, sit on the right side, and you have your own last private tour around Copacabana beach, Botafogo and Sugar Loaf, Flamengo Park, Downtown, and then straight to your terminal. The only risk is you falling in love, staying on the bus and coming back to the apartment. Please watch for availability, though!

AND IT COMES WITH A FRIEND IN RIO! Look at the references in my profile ( https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/1114291) and at my other property's reviews ( https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/479414 ) and see how many customers were happy with my tips and hints. There you'll also find and extensive guide book with lots of places and things to do in the area. The two apartments are about 600 meters from each other, so the guidebook fits both.

I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time.



*** PS. (Note: The barbecue place must be reserved by you, in advance, at the concierge and the building has a charge for it as well as an internal set of rules that have to be followed.)

**** PPS . 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.)
**** PPPS - The washing is done with tokens delivered at the concierge. They give you the tokens but they are charged to me, so all you have to do is tell me how many you need, and I'll arrange for you to pay me. Anyway, it's much cheaper and comfortable than wash outside. But if you prefer there are many places around.
**** PPPPS - 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.

Guest Access

You'll have full access to the pool and sun deck. A 6 people Jacuzzi, a Sauna, a Hamman and a Gym.

Interaction with Guests

You are never left alone.You can always count on me. E-mail, SMS, whatsapp, I'm always there.
Once you book it, you'll receive and email with tons of info on the area, on Rio, on what to do, what to see, where to go, etc... Much better than any guide, being Lonely Planet or Fodors.

The Neighborhood

Nothing less than 4 beaches at your doorstep.
Ipanema, Arpoador, Diabo and Copacabana.
Shops, nightlife, restaurant, subway, all around you.
Even the bike lane is directly across the street. You can have a day on a segway, skateboard, rollerblades, and, of course, bikes (which you can rent 200 mt away at Ciclovia Shop. Speak to Patricia. She speaks English and will make you a special discount.)
Roller blades, surfboards and skateboards are sold at Galeria River, 100 mts away.

Getting around

The shuttle back to the airport passes exactly in front of the building. Taxis, buses, subway, bike path, one thing is for sure, no matter where you want to go, you'll always have a way to get there and from there.

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 4
Extra people: $80 / night after 3 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $120
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Felipe is an amazing host. He is super responsive and will do everything he can to make sure you have the best Rio experience possible! The apartment is clean, quiet and perfectly located, and Felipe will give you any information about Rio you may possibly need - no matter whether you are a tourist, there on business, looking for music, restaurants, clubs, museums, local culture, best bike trips, amazing hikes - ANYTHING. Felipe knows what's going on in the city and will make sure you are happy! I highly recommend him and can't wait to stay in his place again...

    April 2014
    Response from Felipe:

    This is the third time you come. Always a pleasure to host you again and again, Carsten. Keep returning and I'll keep my promise of having my apartments better and better each time you come. Cheers!

  • O Felipe é super comunicativo e muito atencioso.

    Obrigada por tudo, adoramos suas dicas!

    January 2014
  • great location !!! just walk distance to Ipanema and Copacabana.
    easy check-in as key was left at security, which was communicated with Felipe before- same at check-out ...
    apartment is spacious and has a nice lay out - both rooms has a balcony and ensuite bathrooms - and I loved the swimming pool downstairs - also very positive: Feliple provided us with beach towels -

    all in all a great stay

    January 2014
  • Felipe's unit in Ipanema is in a nice location a block from the beach and 3 blocks from the Metro which was perfect for us since we used the Metro every day to tour the city. We found the condo to be very clean and quiet. The building is gated and has a nice pool that was great to cool off in after a day of touring the Rio.

    Felipe is a very proactive host and was extremely responsive when we had any questions about the unit or surrounding areas. I would recommend this property to friends and family.

    January 2014
  • We just came back after spending amazing 10 days in Rio. Apartment is accurately described and location is superb. But the main reason of our outstanding experience was... Felipe!
    The definition of "going the extra mile"? This was going the "extra 100 miles" beyond the call of duty, making sure we are enjoying every aspect of our trip: places to visit, best ways to get there, healthy stores to buy from, best restaurants, setting our transportation to / from airport, cooking services, etc, etc. Just unbelievable!!! FELIPE, YOU GET 10 STARS IN OUR BOOK!!!
    OUR VACATION =101%!!!
    Happy New Year to you and your family.
    You made friends for life in San Francisco!

    January 2014
  • The apartment was nice, clean and close to the beach. It was accurately described and a nice place. Not only was it quiet but the wifi worked well and it was safe secure and comfortable.
    Felipe was responsive and a good host. Definitely Recommended

    December 2013
  • From the moment we booked Felipe was very proactive. His knowledge of Rio and the local attractions in Ipanema was invaluable. The location is fantastic literally 30seconds from the beach. We would highly recommend and will be back!

    December 2013
  • I stayed at Felipe's place for 5 days in November 2013 with 2 friends. We loved the apartment, it's nicely furnished, clean and you can't find a better location! We did everything walking, all the nice places are really close. Felipe's tips were really useful as it rained for 4 days we went to all the restaurants and bars he suggested us to go. More than that, he was always in touch during our stay to make sure we were having a great time.

    Super endroit et super hôte que je recommande à tous ceux qui passent à Rio. L'appartement est propre et bien décoré et surtout bien situé. Tout peut être fait a pied: plage, resto, bars et métro à moins de 5 mn de marche. Ayant habité à Rio quelques années auparavant, j'ai pu profiter des suggestions de bars et resto recommandaient par Felipe et connaitre un autre Rio. Felipe été super cool durant notre séjour, il était en contact pour être sur que l'on avait des plans pour la journée et la soirée.
    Bref, super expérience que je recommande!

    November 2013
  • Our group of three friends really enjoyed staying in Felipes apartment. The modern apartment is situated in a pleasant residential neighborhood with the ocean and shopping steps away. The apartment is very nice, it has two bedrooms and all amenities. The two balconies make it possible to have drinks outside before enjoying a home cooked meal at the dining table. The building has a concierge who took care of our Luggage, when we checked out. Felipe was an excellent host, easy to communicate with. We can strongly recommend this apartment.

    November 2013
  • Great location, awesome space, with good doorman service in the lobby. I can't emphasize how awesome the location was - literally 1 block from Ipanema beach :) Thanks Felipe!

    October 2013
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Studied at New York Film Academy, PUC-RJ, Thought at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Bard College in the US and Leeds and Cambridge in the UK
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Hello there. 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 Deutch. 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.
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