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Bruce and Thais - American/ Brazilian couple renting and selling apartments in Rio de Janeiro since 2003. Love to travel, meet people, live music, good food and movies.
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This space is the perfect size for two adults and equipped for your basic needs. And for the price, this location can't be beat. You are right by the beach (just lean your head out of the window) and very close to the metro, several good grocery stores, a park, a laundromat, several restaurants and more. Did I mention the beach? Also on Sundays, the park has a farmers market where you can basically buy anything from souvenirs to fresh meat! The neighborhood was a lot of fun-- full of character. The host, Bruce, is extremely knowledgeable about Rio and Brazilian culture in general. He can point you in the right direction if you have any questions or concerns. He is very responsive to any inquiries and is extremely professional. As a host, Bruce is the perfect example of why one chooses Airbnb over traditional accommodations. I would definitely stay in one of his properties in the future.
Very nice place, Bruce is very gentle, excelent beach view!!
Amazing experience, beautiful view, excellent location and all at a great price. Bruce was great throughout the entire experience.
Bruce was a great host. He was responsive whenever I needed to reach him. He arranged for a car to pick my brother and I up from the airport.
The apartment is one block from Copacabana beach and has everything you need.
I visited Brazil for the a World Cup. The apartment was in perfect location in Copacabana. The building is very safe and quiet. The apartment was just as it was featured on the add. The apartment is right next to the beach, great coffee spots and the metro. Bruce was a Great host, my flight changed and he had no problem letting me check out later in the day. I will definitely look into renting again from Bruce the next time I visit Rio.
Experience with Bruce was excellent. He was responsive in the booking stage and did everything he said he would do, when he said he would do it. The neighborhood was perfect for our purposes. We were in town for the World Cup and the Fanfest. The apartment was across the street from teh Fanfest.
Bruce is a great person and host. Waited for me to get there and explain the main observations about his place, I really felt welcome. His apartment has a good shower and kitchen equipments, plus it is in a great location with nearby restaurants, taxi hub in the same block and beach is visible from the lateral window. I would stay there again.
My stay during carnaval with Bruce as my host was without issue. After renting in Rio for over 8 years I know exactly what I need in an apartment. The apartment is located in the middle of copa and extremely close to the siqueira campos metro. The apartment had all the necessary amenities, hot water for my showers, FAST INTERNET which is very rare in Rio, and a bed up to American standards. Really comfy bed which is a plus after walking around and lying on the beach all day. Great host, clean and very nice studio apartment.
Phenomenal host, perfect location. Right on the beach. Very close to several great restaurants. Barbershop, hair salons and grocery stores in the immediate area.
Originally booked another department with Bruce. But there were problems with that department (upstairs leaks). Bruce immediately gave us a solution. He offered us another department in a similar location and the same price.
I appreciate that kind of commitment and care for people.
The apartment is very well located. Very close to the beach (Copacabana) and transportation.
Next to a hotel where you can book excursions and leave directly from there.
The apartment is remodeled to new, very comfortable for two people and all the amenities necessary for a few amazing days in Rio. Totally recommended.
And Bruce was a superb host, attention to detail and gave us the freedom to feel like home.
Two 20-something women from Manhattan decide to buy round trip tickets to Rio, certain that 4 months would be plenty of time to secure a hotel. But alas, all the acceptable rooms under $600/night were booked solid. Enter (full name hidden), Rio Real Estate Extraordinaire, who we found via a very fortunate Google search! Next thing we know, we are presented with a perfect and affordable 1-bedroom in the heart of Ipanema, literally on the beach block! Bruce even arranged for an airport pickup and was waiting for us when we arrived. The apartment was in great condition and above and beyond what we expected. After we put our bags down, Bruce gave us a few minutes to freshen up from our overnight flight and then showed us around the neighborhood, even introducing us to his friends that worked on the beach so that we felt comfortable in our surroundings. If we ever had a question about the apartment or the city in general, he was just an email away, always happy to help. He is literally one of the nicest people you could meet! Even though we started out looking for a hotel, we are so happy that we ended up with an apartment through Bruce - it was THE best way to stay in Rio, hands down!
I have known (full name hidden) for over 7 years through his apartment rental business and Brazil travel show. I have found renting apartments through Bruce J a hassle free experience. The apartments have always been clean, located in safe and energetic neighborhoods, and conveniently located to some of the most popular beaches in Rio. Also Bruce is very knowledgeable of local customs and fluent in the portuguese language, which is very helpful in navigating you through an exciting traveling experience. I would highly recommend Bruce J.
Bruce has a great business mind and is always getting into something fresh and exciting. He has helped me in my business ventures on multiple occasions and has been a gracious guide whenever I have visited Rio de Janeiro. Outstanding individual!
My family and I met Bruce a few years ago when we rented his condo near Ipanema Beach. The place was huge, beautiful, comfortable and fantastic in every way! It had air conditioning, two great bathrooms, a few bedrooms and a nice kitchen. We didn't use the cleaning or cooking service, but Bruce let us know that he would arrange that if we liked.
We had a view of the beach from the terrace. An amazing jazz club right downstairs that we went to most nights. Bruce not only rented us the apartment, but he was very friendly and helpful giving us all kinds of information constantly. We were there during New Years Eve and thanks to Bruce advising us we all had a wonderful time. Also, on the night before New Years Eve, Bruce was kind enough to invite us to a lovely party with music and dancing that I'll never forget. He's a fabulous host!
Bruce is a great guy who has extensive knowledge and acumen about Brasil and RIO. His apartment refferals are first rate and he provides top notch service!!
We spent 4 night here. Loved the apartment and location. Steps from the beach and restaurants. Apartment was very clean and everything "worked". Bruce was great and waited for us at the apartment with the keys, even though we arrived late at night. Highly recommended!!
If you're going to Brazil, go to Bruce J! I've been renting apartments from Bruce since 2006, the rentals are always clean, comfortable and spacious. The apartments are located in safe and bustling neighborhoods. You're never far from beaches, bars, bistros or boutiques. Bruce J is a great guy with a warm smile and a laid back demeanor. He is very knowledgeable of the area's history and points of interest, not to mention big events and hot spots! So whether its Carnival,World Cup, the Olympics or a Honeymoon, if its in Rio, its in your Best interest to get in touch with Bruce J.