Apartment - Entire home/apt · R. Paula Freitas, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22040-010, Brazil

The Space

COPACABANA. 3rd building from the BEACH.

Half way through the beach of Copacabana near the classic and famous COPACABANA PALACE HOTEL.
Excellent street.
Very good FREE SHOWS happen in the beach in this area.

4 - 6 km from ARPOADOR, IPANEMA and LEBLON.
Less than 30minutes away from Downtown, Lapa and the main tourist spots of Rio de Janeiro.

Taxis and buses are available right out of the building.
500 meters from the subway station.

24h great supermarket in the same block.

TOURIST INFORMATION KIOSK with maps and attendants who speak several languages ​​one block from the apartment, in the beach.

Top location for beaches, banks, post office, shopping centers, supermarkets, gourmet restaurants, bakeries, cool bars, fitness centers, internet cafes, clubs and everything else that Rio´s most trendy neighborhood has to offer.

Apartment recently renovated and modernized in building with security and 24 hour concierge service with intercom.

Ground floor apartment, light filled and quiet. Funds, peaceful with good privacy and ventilated.
The condo has an open area that functions as a privative terrace, sunny and open with a wood deck, plants and garden furniture,

It may sleep up to 4 adults.
One bedroom with ensuite, spacious living room, guest toilet and full kitchen.
Double bed in the suite and double sofa bed in the living room.

Good quality linens and towels provided, carefully washed and organized.

Wireless connection, fully air-conditioned (bedroom and living room), maid service (optional), telephone for local calls and intercom to building entrance.

Perfect for disabled or wheel chair access.

You will enjoy the best Reveillon of the world, a few meters from home.
As well as the wonderful summer and typical Carnival in Rio de Janeiro's most famous region!

The CLEANING FEE is not included (USD70).
It will be charged in the check-in.

FOR SPECIAL EVENTS like Revellion, Carnival, World Cup 2014 and Olimpic Games 2016, please contact us

Other Things to Note

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Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $800 /week
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Our stay in Rio was terrific. Marcia's appartment is just perfect. Perfectly located and perfectly decorated. Perfect also for a couple in love. Perhaps the bed in the main bedroom is not wide enough for 2 brothers to share. But everything else was easy and delightful.

    Have fun in Rio.

    January 2014
  • Excelente departamento. Muy buena ubicación y con seguridad las 24 hs. La cocina muy bien equipada y los baños impecables. Todo muy limpio y nuevo.
    Marcia es muy amable y atenta.
    Súper recomendable!

    January 2014
  • My friends and I were thankful to have stayed in Marcia's apartment during our trip to Rio. The apartment is centrally located and you would be able to find many nice restaurants, a 24hr supermarket and several souvenir stores around the area. The Copacabana beach is also a mere 2-3 minutes walk away from the apartment, which is of great convenience to any beach lover. We felt that the best part of this apartment is the private patio, where you can sit and chill out with your friends in the evening.

    Aside from the location, we felt right at home with Marcia's hospitality. The warmth, care and sincereness showed by her made the trip much more enjoyable.

    I would like to thank Marcia for her help throughout the trip and would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to make a trip down to Rio. You won't regret your decision to choose this place!

    December 2013
  • My wife and I stayed 5 nights in this apartment and it was amazing. The location is fantastic with a less than 5 minutes walk to the beach. There are many restaurants, bars, supermarkets, etc within walking distance from the apartment. Full time security at the apartment so we felt really safe. The facade of the building looks slightly old what we were very happy with what we saw when we opened the door to the apartment. The entire place is very clean and welcoming. The outdoor patio is especially delightful. Our spirits are always lifted whenever we return home.
    As there is water maintenance works scheduled on the day of our arrival, Marcia has filled up bottles of water (portable and non) for our usage. That, we felt was really thoughtful of her.
    She was very apologetic about the leak in the roof however everything was cleaned up before we came and it didn't bother us at all. She offered not to charge us for the cleaning fee which we felt was an unnecessary gesture but very nice indeed.
    Overall, our stay was amazing and we will strongly recommend this place.

    December 2013
  • Great flat, enjoyed our stay there. Well located just half a block from Copacabana beach and short taxi ride away from bars and restaurants of Ipanema. Supermarket usefully located just round the corner too. Flat itself was very smart and modern. Liked the terrace too. Marcia was an excellent host - very helpful and responsive beforehand and flexible with check-in. Recommended.

    November 2013
  • Superb experience.
    What to say about Marcia, always ready (We advised since before our arrival). We received very well and can consult us to have a good holiday, visiting the best of rio, indicating us as mobilize without great expense and safely.

    The department 10 points, comfortable, a few meters from the beach, very well preserved, beautiful plants, beautiful decor. Nothing was missing, it was like being at home.
    We were 2 families and settled very well and with privacy.

    With regard to small ants that appeared on the first day, it was enough to not leave any food out of the refrigerator and not bother anymore.
    Super recommended.

    November 2013
  • La verdad que el departamento es muy lindo tiene todas las comodidades y la ubicación es fantástica , los anfitriones siempre estuvieron en el momento que fueren requeridos . Realmente un lugar para recomendar

    October 2013
  • Every aspect of renting Marcia's apartment near Copacabana Beach was easy and pleasant. Everything about the apartment was just as she described both on her advertisement and in email correspondence with her. She was very easy to reach and quick to respond to all of our questions both before we arrived and once we were staying in the apartment. In person we found her to be incredibly warm and the most gracious host. We truly felt like we'd known her for years and felt so comfortable!
    The spaciousness of the apartment is incomparable for the area - we felt like we had a little penthouse! The outdoor living space almost doubles the space of the apartment and allows for such a different feel than if you were in an enclosed space on an upper floor. The only thing that took a little getting used-to for us was the noisiness of the area, but I don't think that the apartment itself was particularly noisy - it's just that the area where it's located is so densely occupied and that you tend to want to keep all the doors and windows to the patio open, so you get to hear a LOT of the neighbors' daily goings-on.
    The amenities of the apartment were great, and we saved a ton of money by cooking most of our meals in the fully equipped kitchen. There are two large grocery stores within a 10 minute walk from the apartment, which made life so easy! Dining prices are wildly inflated in the touristy areas of Rio, so having the option to make your own meals is such a necessity if you're trying to travel on a budget.
    On another note, we were traveling with our young child, and Marcia was wonderful about welcoming him and being completely understanding when he broke a small item in the apartment. Also, we found it fairly simple to make the apartment safe for his explorations and play, which was tremendously helpful and took a lot of stress out of the equation. Having a child in the apartment for a week was SO much easier than trying to stay the same length of time in a hotel, and the layout of the apartment was particularly kid-friendly.
    We felt safe in the building and safe in the apartment. The immediate area in Copacabana can feel a little sketchy, especially after dark, but we never encountered any problems such as theft or a threat to our personal safety. That said, remain cautious and pay attention to your surroundings. A few times we had to follow our gut feelings and avoid certain shady individuals or groups to feel safer.

    We would whole-heartedly recommend Marcia's apartment to anyone looking for a lovely, easy-to-reach place to stay in the Copacabana area. If we return to Rio, we'll absolutely stay with her again!

    October 2013
    Response from Márcia:

    Honestly it was a great pleasure to meet and receive Rebecca, Joaquim and the very lovely and cute Sebastian.
    I am immensely happy you enjoyed the apartment and have felt so well.
    I appreciate your comments and we really like this apartment also. In fact we remodeled this apartment for our dear son and try to do best.
    If you come back to Rio, we will wait your visit! Thanks!

  • We stayed for six nights in Marcia's clean and spacious apartment. Loved the terrace which we spent many evenings there. Lots of windows which made it feel big, open and very light. The only drawback the bed was double size which we, as Canadians had to adjust being use to a king size. We were very close to the beach which we conveniently swam every morning before touring the city, close to grocery store and in a safe area. No problems with neighbours and the nights were quiet other than a lot of air conditioners working. I don't anywhere in Rio you can avoid this with their temperatures.
    Alex and Marsha

    May 2013
  • We had a very good experience with Marcia's apartment. It's just as described, half a block from the beach, safe (with a doorman) and near to the metro. We got Marcia's place because another airbnb host in Rio had cancelled our original booking - we met him for a drink and he came back to the apartment and he was totally wowed by the place, saying it was way better than his place! It's also spotlessly clean - way cleaner than the rooms I rent on airbnb in London!

    There are a few negatives of which you should be aware. There are noisy industrial-sized air conditioners from the next door building emitting a constant loud drone that you hear all the time inside the apartment. You should be able to zone them out and get to sleep as we did, but be aware of this if you're overly noise-sensitive. And despite the place being spotlessly clean, there were armies of sugar ants blazing trails around several areas of the apartment, taking up residence inside the workings of my laptop (Marcia says this was a time-of-year thing). The wi-fi would sometimes drop out at inconvenient moments, from all our devices. We had several other issues such as a broken sofabed, broken air conditioner, and (most worryingly) being unable to lock the bedroom door that opens to the courtyard. Marcia did her best to fix them, and hopefully these are just teething troubles as Marcia becomes a more experienced airbnb host.

    I've put these negatives down here so it gives you the complete picture - but overall, you should definitely stay here. Marcia is lovely, speaks great English, is very flexible about check-in and check-out times, and we would definitely return.

    May 2013
    Response from Márcia:

    Actually there were some problems that have accumulated in the Kenton stay.

    Small sugar ants occur only in the transition from fall to winter. And as the apartment is like a house and has a garden with various plants is more difficult to control their entry inside the apartment. But I found a safe remedy to be placed on the edge of the yard with the inner area of ​​the apartment that prevent their entry.
    Anyway a simple spray (I left one - water based - in the apartment) is enough to kill them. It was really very unlucky that they have chosen exactly the Kenton laptop!

    The sofa bed was really a shame, but I could not solve. When I bought the sofa, I choose a more modern and beautiful sofa for living room decor, but his gear was not sufficiently robust. One of the guests forced than more then necessary and kneaded gear. I tried to fix it and then buy a new one, but I was unable to fix it on time.
    Probably for the next, I will give priority to the robustness of their hardware instead of looks and design.

    But this was only a problem for more than one couple. And I will solve it as soon as possible.
    The master bedroom, bathrooms, kitchen, cleaning, linen and towels are in perfect condition.

    About the air conditioning, I do not really know what happened. The appliances are new, and the apartment was completely renovated in 2012. Everything is new!
    May have occurred a blockage in the water outlet of the catch tray.
    But the problem occurred just one day, in the days following its functioning was normal. Maybe that day was very hot outside and very cold inside, and our weather here is very humid.

    The keys were disappearing and breaking since I began renting the apartment in the new year of 2013 ...

    All guests were great and it was a pleasure to welcome them, but generated some problems (sofa, keys and locks) that I need to fix.

    Kenton issues are pertinent. And as he said, I am a newcomer in the task of receiving and I am sure that I'll improve more and more the service offered.

    This week I will do a review in all locks and keys, air conditioning and try to speed up a new sofa bed to the living room.

    Well, I have only praise for my guests and I'm very happy that everyone has felt good in my house and have enjoyed and liked Rio de Janeiro.

    A big hug to everyone!

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