About this listing
Close to the best bohemian area of Copa, lots of bars and restaurants, just half a block from the beach, silent place with lots of natural light, big windows, open plan loft with 2 bathrooms, in a family building with doorman 24/7 and comfy beds!
NEW YEARS PACKAGE AND CARNIVAL:
USD 1500 + CLEANING FEE + AIRBNB BOOKING FEE.
PLEASE HAVE YOUR COMPLETE PROFILE WITH PHOTOS AND TELL US WHO YOU ARE! THANKS!
*****Update ***** August 2012 ********************************
We have installed a black out roller curtain so the place can get quite dark, if you wish!
We have just renovated this apartment in the heart of Copacabana, one block from the beach, you cannot beat the location!
The apartment does not face the street so it is very quiet and has plenty of natural light.
Located in a 1950's full of character building, this charming apartment has got a comfortable queen bed ( 2 beds put together, so single people can each have their own), a sofa futton bed that sleeps one in the living room. All linen are 100% cotton, quality goods. Same goes for towels.
The kitchen is complete, with pots and pans, a microwave, utensils, cooking tools and the lot.
A conveninece store is located right in front of the flat, there is an italian cantina right next to it and also a delicious pastry shop in front of the flat. Farmacies, shops, supermarket, banks and taxi stops and pretty much all you need at your doorstep.
The apartment has one medium bathroom and a small one too so it's great if more people are staying.
The building has a doorman 24 hours a day, it is a family, quiet building not suitable for parties. If you are looking for a place with a good cozy vibe, clean, full of air and big windows where you can chill out and recharge your batteries after a long day outdoors, then this is it for you.
It has a 21 flat screen TV, a mini stereo, plenty of storage space, a wardrobe, and a good shower with plenty of hot water.
I rent other apartments in Rio as well, so please read through my reviews. I am reliable, Brazilian born but have lived many years overseas, I speak English, French Spanish and Portuguese and will help you in Rio with tips and whatever you need to make your stay more enjoyable.
The entire apartment, internet wi-fi, cable TV, cooking utensils, microwave, fridge, the whole apartment!
Interaction with Guests
We like to meet and greet you when you arrive but we pretty much like to leave our guests independent but we're always in town and reachable via email or phone.
I love the fact that this apartment is just half a block from Copacabana beach, it's in a quiet street, facing the back of the building and the best this is being so close to so many bars and restaurants in Copa. Bolivar Street is just 2 blocks away and I love the bars and the tapas served there. We give a list of places you should go, and this part of Copa is definitely a little gem for locals.
There is a taxi stop right next doors, and the subway station is only 3 blocks away. Lots if buses going towards Ipanema or downtown. Bikes can be rented and it's easy to walk along the beach as you're only 2 mms away from Ipanema!
Other Things to Note
We have lived abroad and we're fluent in English, we're friendly people, well travelled and we love to host. We have other properties and have been doing this for the past 5 years. Our places are always very clean and we're always available to our guests if they have any questions. Because we have traveled we sort of know what people like as travellers.
Strictly Non Smoking
Keep quiet after 10pm.
Check in will depend on when previous guests leave. We try to accommodate everyone's needs. Please indicate when you are arriving in Rio so we can inform you what the possible check in time will be.
Late check out possible at extra charge ( i.e. day use only until 10pm)
No toiletries provided. This will be like your home. We provide linen and shower towels. We do not provide beach towels and you should not being them as locals don't use towels (I can tell you about it later!).
From Dec 28, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
Apto excelente!! Muito bem localizado com bancos, supermercados, lanchonetes, restaurantes e ponto de táxi além de estar 100 metros da praia de Copacabana. Apto muito novo, todo equipado com utensílios de cozinha e roupa de cama, super limpo e novo!! Recomendo a todos!! Fui super bem atendido pela proprietária e sua prima que me recebeu no local, todas super simpáticas e atenciosas!! Ficarei lá todas as vezes que visitar o RJ. Super recomendo!!!
Appartement très bien situé, à 5 minutes à pied de la plage de Copacabana et des arrêts de bus pour le Corcovado et le Pain de Sucre.
Les bonnes adresses de bars et restaurants de Katia et Viviane ont aussi contribué à notre agréable séjour.
L'appartement est très spacieux pour 2 personnes.
Seul petit point négatif, les fenêtres donnent sur une petite cour donc l'appartement est peu lumineux et avec du vis à vis.
Je recommande cet appartement pour sa situation idéale pour visiter Rio et profiter des plages en même temps.
We're super glad Marine had a pleasant stay in our place. The place has huge windows, (I mean huge - wall to wall) almost 5 meters wide, and there is so much light that we had to install a blackout since guests complained about too much light. Maybe Marine didn't notice the black out rollers? I'm sorry for that Marine. As for the view, the photos of the apartment show exactly how it is, it is a fairly good distance, we never had complaints.
I spent 5 days in Rio at Viviane's apartment. Her cousin, Katia, took care of my friends and I, she was very nice and helpful, she managed for us the carnival tickets. She also provided me plenty of guides and advices for visiting Rio and the area.
The apartment is clean, well-located and very safe with a 24/7 concierge.
L'appartement était tout à fait conforme à la description: confortable, spacieux , bien équipé, propre, dans un immeuble bien sécurisé. la situation est idéale, tout proche de la plage et à côté de tous les commerces. L' accueil a été très chaleureux et efficace.
El departamento esta excelente! Nos recibió Katia (la prima) en el horario acordado y con muy buena predisposición...la ubicación inmejorable.. Lo vale!!
Viviane e sua prima Katia nos deixaram super bem acomodadas e orientadas para aproveitar o melhor de Copacabana e do Rio nos 9 dias que passamos no apartamento. Local exatamente como na foto, localização excelente, confortável e organizado. Agradeço a atenção e esperamos voltar em breve.
O apartamento é exatamente como anunciado na airbnb. Ele é bem localizado, há uma quadra da praia e com todas facilidades disponíveis para o dia a dia. Está situada próxima de supermercados, farmácias, cafés, etc. O apartamento possui
Um "plus" é a recepção gentil e alegre pela representante da proprietária. É muito simpática e oferece dicas para explorar o local.
Definitivamente, recomendo e ficaria outra vez.
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About the Host, Viviane
Photographer for Lonely Planet Images. And also a photographer for Airbnb and an Airbnb host. And a free lance photographer for other wonderful clients.
Soulful, inquisitive, into arts, pottery, cinema and different cultures. Has lived in the US, Australia, Europe, and now living in Montreal, Canada.
But Rio is always a sweet escape, oh yes! So when I'm in town I am happy to meet our guests and go out for a coffee. It's just that I'm rarely in town but You'll love meeting my brother Eduardo or my cousin Katia, just lovely folks!
Loves to travel, always on the move. Loves to meet interesting people who share similar passions and who adore being alive and who have some form of zest for life.
Can't live without: love, travel, my camera, movies, music a good laugh and cool people. Did I say dark chocolate?
A firm believer of positivity as a prime attitude towards life!