Copacabana Beach Front Living

Apartment - Private room · Avenida Atlântica, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22070-002, Brazil
David

Comfortable room for 2 with aircon & wifi on the beach in Copacabana. All the comforts of an apartment with a full kitchen. Located on the Ipanema end of Copacabana close to transportation this room gives you tons of vacation options and safety.

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Comfortable room for 2 with aircon & wifi on the beach in Copacabana. All the comforts of an apartment with a full kitchen. Located on the Ipanema end of Copacabana close to transportation this room gives you tons of vacation options and safety.

The Space

I am renting this bedroom in a spacious 3 bedroom apartment in a building on the beach front in Copacabana! This is the listing for the $59 a night room.

This room has a double bed, air conditioning and internet (10 mb "N" WiFi). Perfect for singles or couples. The room has a lock to which only you have the key so your belongings are secure.

The apartment is an older one in the classic Rio style - tall ceilings, old wood floors, a (non-functioning) bidet in the bathroom. The apartment is in the back of the building so no sea views but it is quiet which is priceless here in bustling Rio de Janeiro. There is a full service kitchen with microwave which means you can cook all your meals yourself.

This apartment is superbly located on Avenida Atlantica at the safe end of Copacabana beach. You will be on the same street and beachfront as all of the top $400US a night hotels in Rio - the Copacabana Palace, the Marriott and the Sofitel- at a fraction of the price.

It is a fantastic location to explore all of Rio de Janeiro. Ipanema is a short 5 minute walk away and bus stops to all destinations in Rio are right across the street. Economical airport buses drop you off literally at the front of the building for R$12 vs. R$50 for a metered taxi. The subway station is 10 mins away by foot.

Supermarkets and great restaurants are just steps away. There is a fantastic 24/7 restaurant on the same block with wonderful restaurant choices up and down Avenida Atlantica. The beach kiosks across the street are open all night for those spontaneous midnight coconut water or caipirinha runs.

Rio has a reputation as a violent and dangerous destination but this is rapidly changing. This apartment is one of the safest places in Rio. There is a 24/7 doorman on call in the building to let you in and out and attend to any and all requests. I am available on a moment's notice to help you with any questions you might have.

A laptop computer is provided if you don't have your own to map your way across Rio de Janeiro. An unlocked cell phone is available for those who want to buy a SIM card for easy local calling. Lots of beach gear can be used with prior notice like fins, body board, snorkle and stand up surfboard.

Enjoy the beach lifestyle with biking, stand-up surfing and the world famous beach all right out the front door. Don't get stuck in an apartment in gritty urban Lapa or on top of a hill with no late night transport options in Santa Theresa. Come on out and stay on the beach where all the locals go!

Guest Access

Guests have access to kitchen and bathroom as well as living room with laptop computer and television. Ironing board and hair dryer are available. Lots of beach gear can be used like fins, body board, snorkle and stand up surfboard.

Interaction with Guests

I make it a point to personally greet all guests and show them around. After that my guests generally enjoy lots of privacy. I maintain an adjacent room in the apartment but I do not use the guest's bathroom. I will make coffee in the kitchen but rarely cook. Weekends I am generally not around.

The Neighborhood

Posto 6 in Copacabana is the best neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. It gives you easy access to the upscale restaurants in Ipanema but also the more affordable side of life in Copacabana. Guests should experience nearby attractions such as sunsets from the rock at Arpoador and explore the two forts on either side of Copacabana beach.

Getting around

Bus lines are all around the apartment. The metro is a 7 minute walk from the apartment. Street parking is typically easy on the beach road. The best access from the airport is by metered yellow taxi or by airport bus to Copacabana.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $40
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  • Wonderful place to stay in Rio. Directly across the street from Copacabana beach. I made the reservation just a few days prior to leaving for Rio, fortunately David accepted. When we arrived at the apartment we rang the bell and the doorman let us in the lobby. David was unable to meet us but in his place a friend was there with the keys, to show us the apartment, and answered questions, and offered suggestions about what to do and see while in Rio. She really made us feel welcome. David was available by phone and email if we needed. We had full use of the apartment to ourselves. It was not terribly hot so we used the ceiling fans instead air conditioner. The apartment was clean, and I slept soundly after enjoying the sights during the day. I can't wait to get back to Rio and stay at David's place. Thank you again David!

    March 2014
  • Very nice to stay with David. Too bad the Frisbees were gone !
    The pics are accurate. Please be aware that it is not a Suite at the Four Seasons - and you are not paying those prices either. When an issue came up, it was resolved appropriately and to the satisfaction of all. I would be happy to stay here again.

    March 2014
  • Great place to stay: location and price. The apartment is clean and has everything needed for a stay in rio. David is very flexible and can give you any information you require. I would definitely recommend David's flat to anyone coming to rio!

    January 2014
  • David's flat is excellently situated on the end of Copacabana, so that you are very close to the two most well-known beaches (the other being Ipanema) of the city.

    You've got everything you might need in the neighbourhood.

    As for the room itself, it was a nice one with a good bed. It feels quiet inside eventhough the beach is literally 20 m away.

    David has been a great host, giving good advice about what to do and even taking me to a soccer game at Maracana. I enjoyed my stay a lot.

    December 2013
  • I stayed by myself in David's apartment most of the time, so it was very quiet. Location is very good and the apartment has everything you need

    November 2013
  • super standort, nähe copacabana und ipanema, viele restaurants und supermarktes. david weilte in den ferien und trotzdem hat alles bestens geklappt. die unterkunft ist mit allem ausgerüstet und das wifi funktionierte auch super. wir würden jederzeit wieder dorthin zurückkehren.

    October 2013
  • The location and neighborhood was great. I feel like at home. I strongly advise david's place to everybody...

    October 2013
  • Nice place, directly ON Copacabana and in walking distance within Ipanema - really a plus! David helped me a lot in finding my way around here and got me some really (!) nice suggestions for my trip afterwards. Would definitely go there again.

    October 2013
  • We had a great time at David´s place. Everything was as described. The room was nice, tidy and very clean as well as the rest of the apartment. The flat amenities are very basic but the location definitely makes up for this. Very safe area directly on the Copacabana, about 10 min walk to Arpoador and Ipanema Beach. David was a very friendly and helpful host. Communication as well as checking in and out was very simple and flexible. We would stay there again and recommend it.

    September 2013
  • Perfect host, perfect location, perfect apartment. David is amazing.

    August 2013
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Hi! I am a native San Franciscan relocated to Rio de Janeiro. I like outdoor activities and I love to show people the best Rio has to offer. Beach vollyball, hiking to the Christ statute and to hidden waterfalls, night swimming in Arpoador, biking around Lagoa, stand-up surfing right out the front door. Combined with the fantastic nightlife, this makes Rio a truly wonderful city. I am offering this two bedroom apartment at a budget price to help you save money for what really counts when travelling - experiences!
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