I am french (from Deauville, Normandy), and my husband and I have being travelling a lot all around the world for work.
We made Brazil our second homeland !
We love Rio, we love Leme-Copacabana.
Enjoy our apartment, it's all yours.
it was exceptionally hot in Rio during your stay (more than 40°) while it was exceptionally freezing in USA and Canada (- 20 or -30 ° may be colder) So the thermal difference was very hard for you, canadians I think ! We bought this apartment in 1988, and never need air con in the living room and alcôve, only fans... but I am going to consider if a mobile air condition could be useful for the exceptionally future hot days...
Leah, remember those burning days on the Copacabana beach : saudade ???????