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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 !
BEST PRICE for NYE Christmas Carnival Reveillon New Year Eve.
Commitment of SUPERHOST !
This is a cozy, clear and decorated apartment with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen.
The building is located in the corner of "Rainha Elizabeth" Av. with "Bulhões Carvalho" St., and the entrance of the building is at "Bulhões Carvalho" St.
A great thing about this apartment is that it is strategically located in IPANEMA, at the boundaries with Copacabana, thus you'll have the best in town within a walking distance. There is easy access to tons of restaurants, shopping malls, bars and other entertainment options nearby and transportation to everywhere in town, with plenty of taxis, numerous bus routes and subway (metrô). The shuttle bus that comes from both airports (GIG and SDU) stops just one block away from the condo.
Perfect to get to know Rio.
IPANEMA and Copacabana beaches are famous for its beauty, both located just three blocks from the apartment, where happens the best Carnival and Reveillon in Rio de Janeiro. Both Ipanema and Copacabana neighborhoods are traditional and are the liveliest area of Rio de Janeiro, whether by day or by night.
The apartment is only 3 blocks from the subway Ipanema station.
The building is preserved, safe, has 24/7 doorman, surveillance camera and private nocturnal security guard service.
The apartment is on the 6th floor, has wifi internet, air conditioning, washer. It is ready to comfortably accommodate 10 people + 2 additional people on additional mattresses (double and single) without bed.
In the main bedroom (ensuite) there is a double bed, ceiling fan, wardrobe and air conditioning. In the second bedroom, there is also a double bed with trundle auxiliary (pull out) bed, ceiling fan, wardrobe and air conditioning. In the third bedroom there are 2 single beds, one auxiliary trundle (pull out) bed, ceiling fan, air conditioner and wardrobe. The living room has a comfortable double sofa-bed and ceiling fan.
Special prices for Christmas, New Year Eve, Carnival, Olympic and Paralympic Games.
All guests must provide by email copy of their passport page with photo and identification, as this is required by the condo administration.
The guests are required to abide the internal rules of the building. Any penalty for the failure to comply with those internal rules will be charged immediately to the guest or will be deducted from the security deposit.
The following circumstances will result in loss of the security deposit and immediate termination of the stay: excessive number of people in the apartment beyond the stipulated number of guests; disturbance to neighbors, parties, illicit drug use; presence, whatever reason, in the apartment of: animals, prostitutes, additional guests, visitors or any other unauthorized occupant.
Marcelo is a great host. He welcomed us when we got to the appartment with cold beers which was very welcome after a long travel. The place was like in the photo's. Neat, clean with everything you need and exceptionally well located. Marcelo gave us loads of suggestions on what and where to go to get the best out of the city and it is a lovely city. Loved it and will go back any day. The only thing that I can possibly complain about is that it was too short :)... Thank you Marcelo.
Una ciudad maravillosa, la zona muy segura cerca de playas hermosas, transporte publico, supermercado a unos pocos pasos y tambien varios bares y restaurantes, un departamento confortable con todo lo necesario y un anfitrion de lujo, atento a las necesidades del huesped. Una experiencia 100% recomendable.
The stay was great ! The location is fantastic, in between Ipanema and Copacabana beaches! The apartment is located in a quiet Street in Ipanema, you can walk to both beaches in five minutes at any time of day or night, pretty safe place. There is a supermarket right across the street, along with a metro station within walking distance and bus stops, lots of taxis. The apartment is quite as shown in the photos, very clean, bright and neat and it is equipped with every little thing needed for a comfortable stay. We were a group of 7 friends and the apartment had enough space and was very comfortable to accommodate us.
Marcelo is an excellent host, really accommodating; he gave us tons of hints and suggestions on places to go and he’s always available through whatsapp in case you need. Very warm welcome, he even stocked the fridge with beers and some snacks for us! Marcelo allowed us an early check-in as the apartment was available.
Everything run smoothly from getting the keys first day to check out!
Will definitely stay here again in the future! Loved our stay here!
Marcelo is a welcoming host.
The flat is neat and clean and Is located just between Copacabana and Ipanema
Thoses 2 points are the only 2 good things about the flat.
The flat is very small. We were 7 adults+1 baby and it was difficult to moove around in the flat.
It is horribly noisy: there no noise insulation on the windows. As the flat is located near a street corner you have a lot of noises all day long and especially in the evening or early in the morning. Sleepeing 5 hours per night is not what I call confortable.
Concerning the rooms and bed. The only quite room is described to have a double bed. BUT a corner of the bed is cut off whitch makes it not suitable for 2 reasonably tall people. And it has only 1m spare space between the bed and the door.
The second room(ensuite) is big enough for 3 but the bed is wrapped in plastic(why) that makes it noisy when you moove and makes you sweat all night; plus a simbolic window on the street.
The third room as the same simbolic window on the street.
I do not recommend this flat except if you do not want to sleep
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.
Marcelo, el anfitrión del departamento es una persona que te hace sentir como en tu casa. Antes de alojarnos en su apartamento, se comunicó con nosotros en reiteradas oportunidades en forma muy amable, tratando de ayudarnos en todo lo que estaba a su alcance.
Nos explicó los paseos que podíamos hacer y la mejor forma de llegar a esos lugares. Además nos aconsejó otros paseos , restaurantes, comercios cercanos al apartamento. En fin, UN LUJO HABERNOS HOSPEDADO EN LA CASA DE MARCELO.
Marcelo is simply the warmest most gracious host. He got us in early and then let us stay late to accommodate our flight schedules. This included leaving late on Easter! It meant that we could be at the beach all day and then come back to the apartment before going to the airport. A HUGE deal.
The apartment is simple but clean. The hot water worked well and there was a washer there which was nice for all of our beach stuff. You can't beat the location and it was also very easy to get cabs right outside the front door. The beds are comfy and everything is as stated in Marcelo's post. Mostly, it is really lovely to rent from such a wonderful man.
This host has 104 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Marcelo
I like to make new friends and travel around the world.
Also, I have a very carioca (Brazilian) lifestyle and I'm interested in music, good food and other cultures.
I hope I have a chance of hosting you in this Season.
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