Entire home/apt

16 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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The space

Come to Paradise...Everyone's welcome at the Leblon Beach House! Located in a Mediterranean-style oceanfront villa in Upper Leblon, just 100 meters from the luxurious Sheraton Resort Hotel, this cool, fun apartment offers spectacular views, a perfect location in a secure, peaceful area, and the freedom to enjoy this passionate and exciting city! Formerly the vacation home of notorious Brazilian celebrity 'Luz Del Fuego', it is just minutes away from all the best attractions and nightlife of Ipanema, Copacabana, and Leblon. Buses, vans, and taxis pass by in front and take you everywhere in the city easily. PUC University is nearby. Enjoy privacy, security, and liberty right in front of the beach!
Amenities include:
-3 large oceanfront terraces and tanning area
-a relaxed, friendly atmosphere
-privacy and freedom
-outdoor rooftop shower
-private entrance
-air conditioning
-satellite TV
-Internet with wifi
-equipped private kitchen
-bathroom with hot shower
-free parking
-free access to Sheraton beach across the street
-bike and jogging path nearby
-buses, vans, and taxis across the street take you anywhere fast
-a short walk to Post 12, home to great surfing, a free outdoor fitness area, and Rio's most beautiful people!

The house is divided into 7 private apartments, each with a full ocean view. Other apartments in the house are available for long or short term rental, with different rates depending on the apartment. The whole house accommodates more than 15 people. New Year's and Carnival packages available. Inquire for World Cup rates. Get ready to have fun!

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 40 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 30
Security Deposit: 300
Weekly Discount: 25%
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House Rules

The House Rules

Rio is a place of freedom where people come to enjoy themselves, so I encourage you to have as much fun as possible. However, there are a few things I ask:
1. When nobody is in the apartment, please turn off the lights and especially the air conditioning, to conserve electricity and save the planet.
2. The front door/gate locks automatically when you close it so it is not necessary to "double lock" it when entering or exiting.
3. Please respect the other guests.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

3 nights minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Tobias User Profile
January 2017
Had a great stay here! The apartment has a cool ambiance and so do the house with it's perfect view to the ocean and ipanema beach. The location of the apart is great, it's centered just between leblon and the favela vidigal so you get the best of both worlds from the favela life to the rich leblon life. Jake is a great host and are quick to respond to everything!

Les User Profile
January 2016
Jake met me at the nearby hotel upon arrival in order to take me to the apartment. First of all, it is not actually on the street he says it is. It is close, but it is actually on a smaller side street. One of the first things he said to me is that there is a cleaning lady who he trusts, but "she sucks at cleaning"--that was no lie. The "clean" dishes were filthy and required me to wash them, the shower was gross, There was construction going on all day during my stay, turning one of the patios into what I assume will be a new apartment. Very noisy. The apartment has a bug problem, and smells bad. It may have been nice a couple years ago per the previous reviews, but I cannot recommend staying here. In fact, I recommend avoiding it. Also, be aware that despite his ad saying that it is in Upper Leblon, all locals, taxi drivers, neighbors and even airbnb's official address agrees that it is in Vidigal.
Jake User Profile
Response from Jake:
In the past 4 years, only rarely have I received a poor review for this or any apartment in the Villa and I hope future guests will read the 80+ other reviews I have received to make a judgement. I'm happy to receive all types of guests but Les was a particularly strange guy. He was extremely reclusive and refused to have the cleaning lady, or anyone else, enter his apartment for his full 3 week stay. However, he had many frequent guests and went through plenty of sheets and towels. Several times during his stay I messaged him asking how everything was, if the apartment was okay, if he needed anything, etc. He was completely unresponsive, not answering a single message. I found this pretty strange. Finally, I saw him one day entering the villa and spoke to him, asking him how everything was going. "Great", he said, "no problems, but I could use some extra sheets and towels". I brought them to him within an hour and left them hanging on the doorknob because he wouldn't answer his door. At the end of his stay, I sent him 2 messages asking him what time he planned to check out (check out time is flexible) so that I could get the apartment ready for the next guests. He didn't bother to respond. If this guy had any complaints, big or small, real or imagined, he had every possible opportunity to say something during his 3 week stay. Instead, he preferred to tell me everything was just fine, and then leave this nasty, untruthful review. I get all kinds of guests and do my best to keep everyone happy and satisfied and it's difficult for me to understand this type of behavior. It's very rare. I have hosted over 1000 guests from about 40 countries. I don't get many bad reviews, and when someone does have a complaint or a suggestion I take it seriously. But this guy is just not a serious person.
January 2016

Aygin User Profile
January 2014
The reservation was canceled 28 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Michelle User Profile
August 2013
Excellent apartment with brilliant views. Jake was very helpful, even came out to meet us at 1am when we arrived.

Antonio User Profile
June 2013
I enjoyed apt 4. Jake is a nice guy and the apartment is in an excellent area. Vidigal is one of the safest favelas in Brasil with constant police presence and most of the people are very kind. I went to a party in Vidigal and had fun. I suggest everyone visit a favela in Rio with a certified and trusted tour establishment. I will rent from Jake again in the future.

Hélène User Profile
March 2013
We had a fabulous Rio experience staying at Apartment 4. Jake was not around the day we arrived (our flight was delayed) but he sent Adam, a friendly resident in the house, to meet us and show us around, and he made sure to check in with us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed. The location is simply ideal, a short 10-minute walk from Leblon beach, and with the minivan buses running every few minutes from the bus stop at the bottom of the stairs for a mere $1.50 flat rate it is fast, easy and cheap to go to Ipanema, Copacabana, Leme, etc. From our bedroom window we had a gorgeous view of Ipanema beach, and the main window overlooked the ocean at the Sheraton across the street (great place to get an excellent morning latte before a quick swim or heading out for the day). The quaint house has lots of charm (we really loved the three patios, the outdoor shower, and the Copacabana-patterned tiles on the stairs). Free wireless was a great bonus to check out places to go out for eating, drinking, and music. We would definitely come back to Jake's house. And the price was right too. This being said, there were a few things we were not expecting. We are not the 5-star hotel type and we have traveled a lot. But judging from the pictures and descriptions posted on the web site, we did not expect having to flush the toilet by emptying a bucket of water into it, paint peeling off the ceiling, or the handle falling off the accordion door. What we did expect was a clean place. When we checked in, the apartment was not as clean as we would have liked, and over the course of our 12-day stay it was never cleaned (only the wastebaskets were emptied daily) although the price included a house cleaning fee. All in all, we had a wonderful stay and really enjoyed the place and the atmosphere. It was just right for us. But it may not be for everybody.

Fábio User Profile
February 2013
Jake's place is a really nice experience of true Rio de Janeiro for foreigners and also for brazilians who want to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Has privacy, cable tv, hot shower (you won't need it), fridge, AC (you'll need it), nice bed and a huge differential: It's a traditional beach front house at the foot of the hill. The view from the apartment is simply awesome and makes you really feel the nature. By 10 minutes walking you're at Leblon beach. One of the best! If that's not enough, get a cab or even a bus to Copacabana. Really close and really easy. Don't expect nothing like a hotel. It makes you feel at home!! With an AWESOME view of the ocean and Ipanema beach! Jake wasn't there but his manager Adam besides a great guy was also very helpful! I highly recommend and hope to be back sometime!

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Rio de Janeiro, BrazilJoined in October 2011
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Hi, I'm Jake. I love to travel and I've been living in Rio for 10 years. I hope to see you down here in Rio soon!

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