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6 Beds

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UNBEATABLE ! 3-bedroom & 2-bathroom apartment in the safest and noblest part of Rio, few steps to Ipanema & Copacabana beaches, 3 blocks to subway station !
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Property type: Apartment
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 6
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM


Extra people: $16 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee: $98
Security Deposit: $328
Cancellation: Strict


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Smoke Detector
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LIVING ROOM w/ TV, WIFI broadband internet, fan, sound

64 Reviews

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From Pretoria, South Africa · June 2015
Response from Marcelo:

THANK YOU DI-MARI, you're always welcome!

June 2015

June 2015
Response from Marcelo:

Gracias Claudia !

June 2015

From Juiz de Fora, Brazil · May 2015
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May 2015

From Vinhedo, Brazil · May 2015
Response from Marcelo:

Guest reviews are highly appreciated as I place a great deal of importance in their opinions, so that future guests may enjoy even higher levels of quality and satisfaction, and their vacation stay may exceed their expectation. I have addressed and itemized each guest’s feedback one by one:

1. I am glad to know that the guest found the apartment clean and neat, and liked the location. Yes, I make sure the rental property is always in impeccable cleaning condition! The rental vacation apartment is in great location and less than three blocks from the Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches and subway station. Both Beaches are lively and widely known neighborhoods. It is near the famous Ipanema Beach, which is internationally well-known by the music “The Girl from Ipanema”.

Although, it is an energetic location, the building’s entrance faces a very quiet residential street (Bulhoes Carvalho Street) and the living room and bedrooms’ windows overlook this serene street. Therefore, there’s only a normal level of noise at daytime which can be found elsewhere in a big city like Rio. This is not a big deal for anyone who have visited or lived in a big city! The normal nighttime hours are quiet and in absolutely no way it is a “horribly noisy” thing as she described. Rio de Janeiro, RIO, like New York City, is a very big city, and based on this common knowledge, everyone knows that RIO is a very energetic city as well!

What seemed to have occurred to this particular guest is that she lives in a small, countryside Brazilian town and maybe she is not used with the vibrant urban life that is common to big cities like RIO.

This particular vacation rental apartment offers an ideal combination of quiet and lively atmosphere. Although, the vacation rental was never advertised as a secluded Zen retreat location, as she expected, you do not hear abnormal noise in the evening as the guest described it. It is much quieter at night than the majority of Rio’s neighborhoods. The street location is lined with large trees and is in a big metropolis while provides a serene and hip scene for an ideal RIO vacation stay with easy access to the best places in town and the beaches.
Conversely, RIO is globally recognized by its happy people and music. People around the world come to see the sights and sounds of RIO during all year exactly for those reasons. The noise is nothing abnormal, and it’s worth noting that even this normal noise stops until 10pm due to the obedience of the Brazilian Quiet Time Law.

There’s a lot of exaggeration in the guest’s over the top comments about noise when she stated that was "a lot of noises all day long and especially in the evening or early in the morning". The review itself leaves the impression that the guest is very picky and tremendously sensitive to the normal noise level of a BIG CITY like RIO, which obviously caused her to have a very light and unstable sleeping time.

2. I am sorry if the guest thought the apartment was different from what the she expected. With all sincerity, guests are given in full details and photos of the vacation rental’s specifications. I have never mislead any of my customers and have never made false statement in Airbnb listing. Please read previous guests’ comments which opposed this guest’s review. The vacation rental apartment’s photos were verified and fully detailed by its trusty description of a 760 sq ft apartment, which is a very reasonable space, not at all “difficult to move around in the flat”. Everything clearly explained on Airbnb listing.
Therefore, under no circumstances the guest was misguided about the size or any other characteristic of the apartment. In truth, the 3 bedrooms do have REAL windows, and not “simbolic” (??) windows, whatever this meant.
The apartment’s window sizes are: living room, one bedroom (2 m width each) and master bedroom (1.5 m width) faces the quiet and tree lined Bulhoes Carvalho Street. The window in the second bedroom (1.5 m width) overlooks a clean, interior building patio with natural light. Obviously, all these windows are not “symbolic”.
I assure the apartment is clean, cozy, and well organized as confirmed by numerous previous guests’ reviews in Airbnb. I guess the guest wanted a “luxury all-inclusive vacation resort” rental vacation apartment, instead of what was clearly explained in this apartment’s description as a "clear, renovated, and decorated" vacation rental.

3. The double bed (which is standard in Brazil) in the second bedroom has a small chamfer on one corner. While it is not a queen-size or a king-size bed, it’s NOT unsuitable “for 2 reasonably tall people”, as it was said. Please read the other 60 reviews on this apartment to get a more accurate impression, all of them with excellent comments, including those regarding beds and bedrooms.

4. It’s not true that the ensuite bedroom has a bed “wrapped in plastic [???] … that makes it noisy when you moove and makes you sweat all night”. In fact, what happened is that the mattress had a microfiber cover (NOT a “plastic” wrapping) which was ripped and removed from the mattress by this guest, without permission, causing damage to the spring mattress and total loss of the cover. I didn’t mind regarding these damages because by the checkout time I thought the cover was unwittingly ripped. But now after all this delirium about “bed wrapped in plastic”, I realized the cover was deliberately ripped and removed. As for the guest comment that she did “sweat all night”, this statement has no sense at all as all bedrooms are provided with fully functioning and potent air conditioners, with operating instructions given to guest upon check-in time.

5. This guest could have contacted me anytime if she had real concerns or issues. I assumed all was OK, so this unfair one-sided review was very shocking. I have always being very available and flexible anytime to guests. As stated by the guest herself, there was “7 adults+1 baby” although the apartment was booked for only 7 guests. I didn’t mind about this as I didn’t mind allowing an early check-in, which the guest asked me for and I agreed with. And again the guest asked me for a late checkout (seemed she was liking the stay …), which I again promptly agreed and let them stay as long as I managed to push the cleaning lady schedule to a later time, although I couldn’t agree with an even later checkout, and perhaps this has caused her to be very upset … and then suddenly the guest decided that the apartment was not good enough anymore. Absolutely unnecessary …
All in all, there is nothing a host can do about an unfair review other than simply explain as I am doing now.

I truly lament all this.
Sincerely, Marcelo.

May 2015

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About the Host, Marcelo

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Member since December 2011
Response rate: 100% (past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

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  • ATM - BANK - Banco do Brasil

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  • Terzetto Ristorante

    Restaurant. On the corner Café Terzetto.
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    Typical Brazilian dish - Black beans pork, sausages and other accompaniments. Very Carioca
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    GLBT nightclub Art Gallery
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    SHOW BAR, w/ Bossa Nova shows everynight.
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    PIZZAS !
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    Premium icecream
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    Tons of fine shpos : Gucci, Cartier, Nike, H.Stern headquarter Jewerly Restaurants and laid-back bars.
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