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Writer's studio between Copacabana & Ipanema

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Alex

Writer's studio between Copacabana & Ipanema

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Alex is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Sparkling clean6 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

In Arpoador, a small, elegant neighborhood between Ipanema and Copacabana. 3 blocks from Copacabana beach, 5 blocks from Ipanema beach. Right across the street from the General Osório subway station. (If you haven't heard of Arpoador, look it up. We, the natives, try to keep it to ourselves.)

Amenities

Elevator
Wifi
Kitchen
Hangers
Air conditioning
Essentials

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Availability

55 Reviews

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Alex
June 2018
It’s a great space, especially for extended stays like mine. The favela is really loud on weekend nights but I always felt safe and as if the area is very nice (it is).
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Micki
February 2017
We stayed at Alex's apartment for part of our stay in Rio during Carnival. The location is fantastic, smack dab between Ipanema and Copacabana beaches. All communications with Alex prior to check in were great, and upon check in Alex greeted us and shared a ton of awesome and hel…
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Nathalie
February 2017
Wanna feel like a local in the heart of tourists area? Come here. Perfect for singles or a couple, this apartment is appointed with everything you need, including a metro stop that you can see* from the building! The apartment is super cute, looks EXACTLY as pictured and has the …
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Tallee
August 2016
We stayed at Alex's apartment during the Olympics and it was everything you need. We had WiFi, the Metro, a kitchen, the cafe right up the street, and was walking distance to both Copa and Ipanema. The place was perfect for the two of us; however, for Rio in general, if you are l…
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Response from Alex:
tallee, you were a great guest and i'm glad to see your fears were totally unfounded. ipanema and copacabana are the two top tourist neighborhoods in rio, probably the safest and most well-policed areas in town. :) the favela may LOOK sketchy from a distance, but it's just a place where honest people live and work. :) i live here and i've never had a problem. :)
August 2016
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Sam
June 2016
Alex's place was great! Before I arrived in Rio Alex was prompt in responding to any questions I had. When I arrived Alex was at his place to greet me and went to lunch with me to give me tips about the city. When I had an emergency and had to change my trip plans, Alex was very …
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Jonathan
May 2016
Really nice, comfortable and clean unit, with perfect location.
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Brad
February 2016
Alex is a wonderful host - when we arrived he took the time to explain the area to us, how to get to main attractions, things to be careful for, and general tips about the city and people. The apartment is in a PERFECT location, right by the metro and close to everything we wante…

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Rio de Janeiro, BrazilJoined in December 2012
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59 Reviews
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Alex is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Novelist, hedonist, atheist. Divorced, seasoned, traveled. Writer, teacher, doer. * * * After 7 years in New Orleans, I'm back to my native Rio. I'm a (struggling) professional writer. Renting out my place for a few days a month to foreign tourists is my way o…
Languages: English, Español, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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