Oi, eu sou a Divana. Será um prazer recebe-lo em meu apartamento! Seja bem vindo!
Divana was a great host. The apartment is exactly as in the photos. Divana was very helpful and available in the event of any queries as she lives in the same building.
the apt was great and divana was perfect ! i will come again for sure!
This was my first time actually using airbnb, and it was great. I messaged Divana on the same day we wanted the apt, and she managed to get us the apt on that same day.
Regarding the apt, it's exactly how it looks in the photos, really. It's big and very well kept, and the location is incredible. It's a stones throw from a street with loads of restaurants, especially sushi, which was a godsend for me.
The building is secure, but the area is so upmarket and safe you really don't need to worry about anything like that.
Divana herself is lovely, and gave us a late checkout that we badly needed!
i only have 1 thing to say about the apartment which may be worth bearing in mind; even though it has a large outdoor area, it never actually gets any direct sunlight, so sunbathing in that area is not possible. The apt is a few minutes walk to the beach which is a much nicer way to get a tan anyway, but it's worth knowing just in case this would be a deal breaker for you.
So thank you to Divana, I'll be using airbnb a lot more now!
great appartment, good location, very central and convenient !!!
Divana is absolutely great and such a sweetheart. The apartment is absolutely perfect. Could not ask for more, I will be staying here again for sure !!
The apartment is in a really great location, just off Farme de Amoedo in Ipanema. The apartment itself is a really good size although the arrangement is a bit unusual. The outdoor area is connected to the main bedroom so you have to pass through the bedroom to get to the pool and the steamroom. It is a ground floor flat so the kitchen area and rear bedroom don't get much light and it can be a little noisy from the flats above. The steamroom works really well and the plunge pool is very nice as well.
Perfect place, perfect host!
The apartment is just fantastic! It definitely needs some small renovations, but still - it's perfect!
Absolutely an amazing place to stay. Ipanema is a great part of Rio and the Subway station is very close, which makes getting to Centro or other parts of Rio great (not to say the subway goes everywhere, but it is an option). Divana was very nice, communication was great and the internet is good (for those of you who may be like me and need to be on). The only thing with the apartment is that the back room (2nd bedroom) gets alot of the echos/noise of the apartment (so my roomie said as I had the front room with the view :P )
I had the pleasure of staying at Divana's apartment in Ipanema for 10 days (May 24, 2012-June 2, 2012). Her place is in a perfect location with instant access to the beach, restaurants, bars, and night clubs...The apartment was roomy, well-lit, beautiful, and reasonably priced compared to other places we looked at in the area. I can't imagine staying anywhere else during my next trip to Rio! Thank you for being such a wonderful host Divana!
A place so nice I stayed there twice! I needed a last minute addition to my trip (after I initially checked out) and Divana was very accommodating, letting me extend my reservation for two more days. I highly recommend her place!