Your own private safe apartment. Quiet, facing square w/trees,safe,5 minutes to metro. 1 Block to Copacabana beach.Mattress on floor, bathroom with shower, Microwave, refrigerator, but no kitchen. Better then a hostel. No visitors 4 safety.
Down from Carnival or New Year's $1199 in photo studio 6 days
The rest of the year this is a photo studio. We only rent this for New Years and Carnival, World Cup and Olympics.
It is quite spacious, 34 m2. Only 1 block from Copacabana beach, located at a quiet pedestrian only square with nice view from 2nd floor window. Quite safe, everything gated. Good air con. Main room about 4.5 m by 6 m, 16x20 feet.
We have a good single foam mattress, and a double air mattress by Coleman. They are on the floor, no real beds.
No visitors, for safety reasons. There are studio equipment and personal belongings. No internet access, though excellent loaner 3G sim card can be discussed.
US$ 950 for 2 people up to 6 days New Years and Carnival.
WORLD CUP PRICING in the range of US$ 160-220 dollars. I might accept shorter then the usual 10-14 day minimum. On longer periods during world cup we might want to use the studio for accasional photo work, in which case we would entertain additional discounts.For carnival and New Year's this is not needed.
Not a perfect apartment, no kitchen, but microwave and fridge. But best for eating out.
The photo studio equipment will be around, shoved to the side.
Closets are pretty full, but you have place to hang your clothes. Other clothes probably is best kept in your suit case.
Good for young people who do not seek luxury.
A very basic TV is included.
We can discuss you to come to my apartment, 80 meters away for occasional internet access or urgent viewing of football games on ESPN
SPECIAL PRICING NEW YEARS, CARNIVAL, WORLD CUP
I have the following 3 rooms in my apartment where I live
Suite 2: small but fine
Suite 1: big, King size & Jacuzzi
ROOM 3, small, simpler, a bit less privacy, no own private bath but shared bath, no own TV, no own fridge. Less then perfect housing, cheaper. Usually my own room, rented mainly for holidays
PHOTO STUDIO, HALF A BLOCK AWAY IN ANOTHER BUILDING. used for professional photo work most of the year. Rented only on holidays. Your own spacious entire private apartment.
Restrictions: Sleep on mattresses on floor, no visitor privileges, no internet (may discuss occasional visits to my main apartment or a 3g internet chip).
Cheaper, sometimes shorter minimum rental periods.
It is preferred if you would agree, during longer rentals, the studio owner to occasionally use the studio for photo shoots. We would arrange this well in advance, in exchange we might discuss a bit better discount or a free photo shoot for you.
CLAUDIO'S LEBLON 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT, 2 miles away.
An entire apartment by my MD friend Claudio. He rents exclusively during New Year's, canival, world cup, olympics. The rest of the time he lives there. Excellent prestigious location, 1 block from the major's home, half a block from beach,
WORLD CUP (AND MAYBE OLYMPICS?)
Suite 2 around US$ 250 per day, 10-14 day minimum
Suite 1 around US$ 280 per day, 10-14 day minimum
Photo studio and room 3 to be arranged, shorter periods possible, around US$ 180 to 220 per day .....
Photo Studio $1800 for 10 days on world cup.
NEW YEAR'S // CARNIVAL PRICING
1 Person 10 day package
Suite 1: US$ 1599 (1 person) US$ 1999 (2 people) https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/178951
Suite 2: US$ 1399 (1 person) US$ 1799.- (2 people)
Room 3: I might rent for 5 days and up, to be discussed. Note that room 3 is not up to the standards of suite 1 and suite 2
Photo Studio: US$ 1200 for 7 days for New Years and Carnival. Read the restrictions (mattress on floor, basically no internet, no visitors
Claudio: US$ 450 per day for World Cup, US$ 300 for carnival and New Years https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/314975
The entire photo studio, with own bath, shower, big area, but we have private belongings and equipment, so please be careful. No internet, use nearby Internet cafes, or discuss a 3G phone chip with us.
Interaction with Guests
This is quite private, usually you get the keys and are on your own. But you can call or message for advice. I can advise you via phone even before you book. Just get a verified phone number on your airbnb profile, and I can call you without knowning your number and without violating airbnb privacy rules.
Very central. 3 supermarkets within 1-2 blocks, pharmacies, opticians, restaurants, gymnasiums,
Taxis pass by the door every minute. Buses to almost everywhere, especially downtown Rio, stop almost at the front door. Buses in the opposite direction are 1-2 blocks away. Metro Station General Osório 3 blocks away at the End of Rua Sá Ferreira. Upon returning do NOT leave at pedstrian exit Ipanema / General Osório or you will have a very long walk! Leave at Metro exit Rua Sá Ferreira/ Copacabana. Metro Station Cantagalo is slightly further away and may also be used.
Be respectful and considerate. There will be sensible Photos Studio equipment around at the side of the room. Please no visitors.
The place is perfect.mario is very honest about what it is-a workspace with mattress in it but if you don't mind skipping luxury this place is grand.i met Chris and she is a lovely lady,very chatty and willing to show me around and places where I could get wifi (just across the road in copa hostel).cooking facilities not available but I made salads and fruits salads fine!
We rented the photo studio for two weeks during the World Cup. The location is perfect; one block from Copacabana beach. The studio has decent facilities and you have everything you need.
Mario is an excellent host, who takes good care of his guests.
The studio was in a great location. Very close to Copacabana beach and safe. The studio was exactly as per pictures. Mario was an excellent host, he was quick to respond to my emails and accommodated my need to check in at 2 am. I stayed during Carnaval, and i liked how straightforward Mario was about the reservation process ( other people increased the price after i made an offer etc). If you are looking for an affordable option in Rio, I recommend this studio.
Mario and Cris''s place was a real find given the time of year and the price. Super centrally located with a short walk not only to Copacabana beach but also a slightly longer walk to Ipanema, so you really had the benefit of both beaches. Also very close to public transport such as metro and especially bus system. The studio is just as Mario describes, basic but comfortable and we were not presented with any surprises. For two female travelers, we felt perfectly safe in Mario's place; there is good security in place. Mario was very accommodating, flexible and thoughtful and eager to provide helpful and useful advice. We would definitely consider returning.
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I am German, lived for decades in the US, in Germany and in Brazil.
Very familiar with all three cultures and speak the three languages like a native.
Master's degrees in Computer Science and Psychology from top Universities and member of Mensa.
Living with Brazilian assistant secretary in my Copacabana Apartment.