In the period of Carnival or New Year, the minimum time to stay is 9 days,for each person + then 6,fee of 50€/day.
This spacious apartment(290M2), located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro between the emblematic neighborhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema, offers the best possible location for a dream holiday in "Cidade Maravilhosa".
Located in a quiet and safe street, only two blocks from Copacabana beach (5 minute walk) and three blocks from Ipanema and Leblon beaches (7 minute walk). In Copacabana there is always somewhere to eat and drink with lively streets, making this a very special neighborhood.
You can easily access the apartment by foot, by car (with parking space), taxi, and several bus lines. A subway station (Ipanema) is in two minute walking distance. It is close to bakeries, supermarkets, restaurants, bank ATM's and main shopping streets of Copacabana and Ipanema.
This bright apartment located in an high end building with one apartment per floor, has 24-hour doorman, is elegantly decorated and features a surprising circular configuration.
The main entrance is reached by elevator to a lobby with direct entrance to the spectacular 65 m2 living room with full length windows, which gives ample sunlight for exceptional comfort.
The dining room is in this area. Close by is a cozy TV room and an access corridor to the private zone. In this area there are two bathrooms, a small social one with sink and toilet, and another one with sink, toilet and shower, serving two bedrooms.
On the back, the master suite offers a 14 m2 bedroom with air conditioning, double bed, 10 m2 dressing area with spacious wardrobe, and bathroom with shower. In the corridor, two more bedrooms, one with 15 m2, two single beds, wardrobe and air conditioning, and another one with 18 m2, double bed, wardrobe and air conditioning.
Finally, the second suite, 18 m2 bedroom with two single beds, air conditioning, wardrobe and bathroom with shower.
Continuing around the house, there is a small office area with two doors that can be transformed into a modest room with single bed. The old maid room, with small bathroom with shower is tiny but can also be used to accommodate one more person.
Next, the airy service area with washing machine and space to dry clothes and towels. This service area provides access to the stairs and second elevator to the house.
Finally, the spacious kitchen with 15 m2, equipped with two sinks, stove, refrigerator and various utensils that allows you to prepare a quick meal for when you get home after a late night out.
The Portuguese owner, speaks Portuguese, English and French, loves and knows Rio better than anyone else and can provide a personal guided tour service to take you to the most famous spots, the most spectacular views, the history rich monuments, or surprising places unknown to most tourists.
Speak directly with the homeowner for more information about this service.
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Overall the apartment was great for a lot of reasons.
1.. It's proximity to the beach (re not looking for a generally pleasant apartment for a reasonable price with a few small drawbacks.T
Foi muito bom o período que passamos no Rio, no apartamento do Diogo, que correspondeu às nossas expectativas. Fomos muito bem recebidos no prédio, especialmente pelo anfitrião, gentil e educado. Um ponto forte do imóvel é o fácil acesso a meios de transporte, como táxi e metro . Pode- se caminhar por Copacabana, Arpoador ( aconselha- se cuidado ) e Ipanema!!!! Valeu Diogo!!!
Wonderful apartment, wonderful location. Wonderful host, would recommend to anyone and would love to stay again when we return to Rio. Top marks!
Diogo is very nice person, so helpful and intelligent! He help us with all our problems - like internet, looking for good restaurant, calling a taxi. We really enjoy to stay in his apartment, it was safely and close to Copacabana and Ipanema beach. In apartment we was have all that we can want to. I can recommend to stay in Diogo's apartment for all travellers in Brazil.
Overall nice apartment, good location, 5 minutes walk to the beach. Friendly security guards at the entrance, clean and neat rooms. Host was very helpful and responsive to our needs. We had a great time and enjoyed our stay very much.
The only downside was the lack of air conditioning. A/C units are installed only in 3 bedrooms, but only one is working properly, one is not working and the third one is so noisy you won't be able to sleep.
Neighbouring favela gets very noisy, especially at night during the weekend, so consider that if you're Looking for quiet night sleep.
Beds are not the best, I would expect better quality of mattresses and pillows for the price paid.
Fiquei satisfeito por o hóspede ter gostado muito do apartamento e da sua localização, assim como do serviço prestado.
Tenho no entanto que referir, que são 4 quartos com ar condicionado e não 3 e que quando um dos 4 se avariou, deveria ter de imediato comunicado, para que fosse reparado ou substituído( como já foi feito após um grupo posterior me ter comunicado). Isso não lhe custaria nada, apenas nos facilitaria o trabalho e melhoraria a sua estadia.
Nesta altura do Ano as escolas de Samba tem os seus ensaios ao Fim de Semana, pelo que no Rio é comum.
As camas e almofadas são normais.
Lamento por não ter podido fazer o seu check out no final do dia como desejava, compreendo que tenha ficado aborrecido, mas havia um grupo para entrar no mesmo dia e apesar disso consegui que estivesse no apartamento até às 16.00h.
Todo muy bueno! Diogo estubo todo el tiempo preocupado de nuestro bienestar! Excelente anfitrión! El departamento es muy espacioso! Volvería de todas maneras!!
My recommendation would be to rent a different apartment if you are able to. This apartment was very disappointing.
Although the photographs are accurate there are things that photographs can't tell you and which are omitted from the description:
1. The apartment backs onto a favela and we were kept awake every night except one by loud parties going until 4 and 5 a.m.
2. The area is not safe. Two of our party were mugged at knife point, losing money and phones.
3. The bedding is very old and doesn't fit the beds properly. It quickly becomes untucked and wrapped around you. The pillows are the most uncomfortable I have ever experienced.
4. The wardrobes smelt musty and clothes left in them soon smelt the same. There was a damp feel to the master bedroom which was impossible to air properly.
5. For an apartment which sleeps 12, two sets of keys is limiting if the party doesn't want to do everything together. There were only 5 in our group but we still found this limiting. The concierge would not look after keys.
6. Finally, and worst of the lot, we nearly lost our final day site-seeing because the owner changed his terms on us at the last minute (something we only chanced across checking emails). When booking we were advised check out was flexible - ideal with a 2315 flight home. At very little notice we were told we must check out at 1130. Very poor indeed.
Rio is a great city, well worth visiting but pick a different apartment to stay in!
The problem of Mr. Jim Cowan about the apartment, was that I did not allow him to make the check out on his last day at 20:35.
As I said, confirmed by e-mail,he could leave around 12:00am and would have access to the apartment and a bathroom, until 16.00 . The cause was the need to carry out cleaning, because a different group would arrive the next day. Naturally normal departure time is done until 10.00am and entry from 15:00, but usually we can always be flexible.
if it was true what Mr. Jim Cowan said, its very strange, why a part of his group of 5 people, have rented again this week the same apartment.
More, this is the copy from the email of Mr. Jim Cowan to me at 20/11/2013, three days after his arrival.
Ola Diogo, Apologies I have not emailed you. The WiFi in the apartment will not let us send emails for some reason (we can receive them). The apartment is fine, everything in order. I have your message regarding the cleaning lady thank you. If you need to email me anything else, please do and I can reply using this service. Regards, Jim.
It is unfortunate that Mr.. Jim Coawan, changed his opinion just by not being granted him an extra day free of charge and because of that he had the need to speak bad of the apartment, as a matter of spite for not having his request accepted to stay more time on the day of departure until 20:35.
We had an amazing stay at Diogo's apartment.The apartment was amazing, great location, size, cleanliness and facilities. What made the stay even more enjoyable was Diogo's generosity, kindness and willing to help at anytime. We had an usual check in time, and he catered wonderfully to it. He showed us an in-depth view of Rio with some great advice. Apartment is 5 mins from Copacabana Beach and 12 mins from Ipanema Beach by walk. Shops and transport are nearby. Very safe with 24 hour security. All my friends loved it!!
The apartment is big and the location good. The apartment itself could be cleaner, beds could be bigger, especially the double beds (which are really more suited for single use). One room is so small and the bed is so uncomfortable that the people decided to sleep on the couch in the living room. Not really a place to spend your time in but ok for a few days.
We had a very enjoyable stay at Diogo's apartment. We arrived and the place was clean and as advertised. There is a lot of space! We had six people staying and there was plenty of room and all the bathrooms certainly helped. Wifi worked great. Bedrooms had AC. No air in the main room but it was cool while we were there. Walking distance to the beach and shops and easy to get around.
A few negatives. The apartment was VERY close to a favela. Its a pacified favela, but still, somewhat unsettling. I will say we had NO problems and there is a 24 hour security guard at the apartment. But the guards spoke no English and were, at least once, sleeping when we returned. Also, the kitchen pans were of very poor quality, the handles felt like they were about to break off. So if you really wanted to do cooking, it might be tough. But, it worked fine for eggs in the morning.
Overall I would stay here again. The location was walking distance to the beach and VERY easy to get a cab. Pleasant street and no problems.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.