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easy process, great location (close to beaches and amenities but quiet), spacious terrace great for post-beach relaxing
The place was spacious enough, with very special design, good thing about it is staying on first floor we were independent from our friends upstairs. Although we didn't use kitchen a lot, had a fridge downstairs for fruit and drinks. The area is central, but the spot is very quiet and you don't feel the city that much, very little traffic visible, almost none. There are plenty of places to eat around.
Lino wasn't there as he lives in SP but the friendly lady let us, she spoke English. Doormen don't speak anything but Portuguese but still are nice.
The apartment is well equipped, but one socket didn't work, and the ceiling of one of the bathrooms due to the construction is low feels weird. I personally don't like brazilian showers with these tricky switchers from summer to winter, not easy to understand, but that only concerns the bathroom upstairs.
We all hanged out on the terrace, especially at night. The view is amazing - favela is really all there, the sea from one side of the terrace.
Another thing -we were warned we either had to water the terrace plants ourselves throughout our stay or should allow the housekeeper to come and do it, it was easier for us to do that
Lino and his family are great hosts. The apartment is fully in line with its description. If you want to be in the middle of life, surrounded with bars and restaurants it is the perfect stay. A grocery store is just opposite the house, your morning café can be taken at least at 4-5 places around the corner. However if you are looking for some quiet home to retire, keep on seeking. The city life is always a bit noise.
nice apartment, very good location and very nice owner! :)
Lino is a great friend and a globetrotter!
Has a lot experience with living abroad, is very nice and respectful!
Definitelly a great person to host!!
awesome host and apartment! always a good choice!!