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Hi, I'm Jake. I love to travel and I've been living in Rio for 9 years. I hope to see you down here in Rio soon!
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We stayed at Jakes place for two weeks over carnival! The location is great, it is safe, close to main attractions with a great view over the ocean. Jake was very helpful before we arrived and whilst we were in Rio, he answered all questions we had. The apartment was fairly small but did the job for the three of us. All in all great trip.
Cool house with very welcoming and friendly people. Apartment is wonderful (the style and comfort, the view, the ocean waves you hear at night, the closeness to bus station and Ipanema)! Even though Jake was travelling himself during most of my stay, he was fast to answer open questions and help out. And he is very nice in person too :-) I enjoyed my stay (5 weeks) a lot! I will return for sure!
Jake was great! He met me at the Sheraton and helped me get settled into the Airbnb. Everything was exactly as it is presented in the listing. Very comfortable and the views are amazing! It was perfect for my extended stay.
Perfect safe location with good public transport connection and amazing view from three terraces! For 4 persons are the apartments quite small but everything we needed was there and we have spent happy time there and would for sure come back again!
Jake was extremely helpful in organizing our trip from the airport to the apartment, in introducing us to the apartment, giving hints about shopping in the neighborhood. We obtained a stunning apartment with an incredible view on the ocean, the beaches. We loved all of it very (website hidden) Jake was just great
I stayed in one of Jake's rooms in a house close to Leblon. Even before I arrived Jake was helpful advising me with how best to get there and then meeting me on arrival. The room itself has a fantastic location, 10 minutes walk from Leblon, with buses to Copacabana and dowtown at the bus stop directly opposite the room. The terrace of the house has amazing views of Leblon and Ipanema beaches. The room is large, lots of storage space and very good value for money for the South Zone being so close and well connected to most of the attractions of Rio. Jake is a good host, and the room is well suited as a based to explore the rest of Rio, I would definitely stay in this room again or in a number of Jake's other places.
Cet appartement est assez bien placé, avec une plage sympatique à cinq minutes à pied. Il se situe en face d'un grand Sheraton, ce qui rend l'endroit plus sécurisé.
Depuis l'appartement et les terrasses, la vue est à couper le souffle!
Nous n'avons pas rencontré Jake à notre arrivé, c'est l'un de ses amis/locataires qui nous a très bien accueillit .
Tous les locataires de cette maison que nous avons croisés sont sympathiques et serviables.
Cette maison divisée en plusieurs appartement, est pleine de charme!
Je recommande vivement ce petit appartement, qui vaut de loin les plus belles suites d'hotel.
Die Unterkunft ist super gelegen am Fuße der Favela Vidigal mit tollen Blick! Auf den verschiedenen Dachterrassen lässt es sich wunderbar relaxen! Jake ist ein netter und unkomplizierter Gastgeber gewesen und es hat alles reibungslos geklappt! Für 3 Leute war die Unterkunft allerdings etwas eng und es hätte etwas sauberer sein können! Leider hat sich die winzige Küche nicht so gut zum kochen geeignet wie gehofft! Duschen mit Meerblick ist super! Insgesamt hatten wir eine wunderbare Zeit in Rio in Jakes alter Villa!
This place is amazing, it's everything you need from an apartment and a great location (really safe area too!) Near to great beaches, places to eat and not far from good parties/clubs. Traffic in Rio is a nightmare though so if you plan to travel to clubs 30mins away prepare for the taxi ride taking ages or leave late (midnight) Christ the redeemer and sugar loaf are both 30mins drive away.
Jake was really helpful and laid back. Would definitely go back!
Jake was very quick to reply to all of my emails through the process of booking the place and helped me to get into rio and also to the apartment which was comforting especially as I gave someone on the other side of the world a lot of money. He quickly showed me around and then gave me and us complete privacy for us to enjoy our stay which was great. We felt as if we could enjoy ourselves without that fear of being watched, like some owners do.
He was quick to give me information about the local area and I felt completely safe and trusted his local knowledge.
The apartment had everything we needed and the balcony was great as we could sit outside and enjoy the views. The only negative is that is was smaller than expected on the photos which made it a little hard to move around the room when there were 4 of us, but for the location and in World Cup time, the place was great.
Jake quickly fixed any problems that came up which was appreciated.
THe area was great, the bus stop 20m away went to all the places we needed to go, the beach was close and vidigal town and the shops had everything we needed. We had a great time in vidigal favela and a must to see.
I met Jake in Argentina in 1997 and we have been friends and travel buddies ever since. He moved to Rio in 2004 and I moved to the north of Brazil (Salvador) 2 years later and since then we meet 2 or 3 times a year. I usually stay in his place when I go to Rio and I would say he is one of the most special people I know, not only in Brazil but in the world. I remember him when he didn't even speak Portuguese but he really made the effort to study and now he sounds exactly like a true Brazilian, he has really made his life here in Brazil and has one of the sweetest apartments in Rio.
I've known Jake for seven years now and in that time he has become a good friend and travelling buddy, and a true companion at the beach and bar. Since I moved to Rio four years ago, I've seen many gringoes come and go, but Jake abides, living the dream in what is quite possibly the best ocean front view in town.