I am a filmmaker and proud Brooklyn resident. I like to scuba dive, bake and listen to music with my son.
I stayed in Karen's apartment for two weeks with my family, wife and baby daughter. First off, the location is amazing, all the services you need are really close, and the beach is right there. The cafe's near by are pretty good, there is a good selections and there is a Starbucks not too far away for those who need that fix. There (email hidden) each week on the square near by and we enjoyed that too.
The apartment is better than it looks in the photographs. It feels so much bigger and brighter in real life. The two bedrooms were perfect for my family, Karen was kind enough to supply us with a cot for our baby. Air con in all the rooms and the TV had a couple of English channels.
Apartment has 24/7 doorman and the building is in good condition, it was all very pleasant and enjoyable. There were plenty of towels supplied in the apartment and the bathroom was clean. Gas stove and microwave for cooking and large fridge for keeping your own food in.
All in all we were very happy.
Estuve por una semana con mi bebe y el departamento estuvo muy bueno, limpio, confortable y comodo. Lo recomiendo y de seguro volvere a ir una proxima vez si esta disponible. Mi unico consejo es apenas uno entra al departamento, probar todos los aires acondicionados ya que alguno no funciono. La seguridad es muy buena y amable. No pude conocer ni a la dueña ni al hermano que se encarga del departamento, el contacto fue solo via email.
Un appartement spacieux et très bien placé. Un accès facile et un accueil agréable par les gardiens de l'immeuble. Appartement très propre a notre arrivée
Quelques soucis avec le chauffe-eau assez rapidement réglés par Daniel
Néanmoins surpris par cet appartement qui semblait "habité", des brosses à dents dans les verres à dents, des restes de nourriture dans le frigidaire et dans le congélateur, des draps et serviettes étendues dans le cellier,. Nous nous attendions a un appartement moins personnalisé! Une literie aussi très ferme.
Séjour toutefois très agréable
Great location, and apartment was clean and well provided. The communications with Karen and Dani were quick and easy and arrangements were made simply. Very nice experience!
I highly recommend Karen's place for a stay in Rio. It was very close to the Ipanema beach, the subway station and main attractions. The apartment was nicely kept and clean. Karen's agent Dani was also helpful and communicative.
I can highly recommend Karen's apartment! We recently used it as our home base for enjoying a 9 day holiday in Rio and it was perfect for our needs! The location couldn't be better...a couple blocks from Ipanema Beach, a short walk to Copacabana and easy to get by taxi to all the places we wanted to go! The apartment is located on a short quiet street very close to grocery stores, lots of restaurants, a pharmacy and everything we needed.
The apartment is nicely laid out with basics in the kitchen and a variety of sleeping options (single trundle bed in one bedroom, double bed and single trundle in the second bedroom and a chair that folds flat to make a single sleeping mattress in the office). Not sure that the lower mattresses would be comfortable in the trundle beds, but they do provide another option...perhaps for a child. In addition to the spacious bathroom, it was convenient to have a very small room with a toilet and wall shower off the laundry room! We were pleased that the wi-fi worked very well!!
If weekly cleaning had been an option or included as in some Airbnb places, we would have been happy to have that option; however, cleaning out the fridge on arrival/departure and keeping the ceramic tile floors clean was not a problem with our group sharing the tasks.
Unfortunately, we didn't get to meet Karen or her agent in person; however, Daniel left the key with the doorman, made sure we had the code for wi-fi before we arrived and was available by phone if we had needed him. We had no problems so we really didn't need to contact him except to let him know we had arrived and to check with him about check out procedures. Karen impressed me as being a person of integrity in the way she quickly and fairly resolved an unfortunate booking issue.
Many thanks to Karen for sharing her wonderful Ipanema Beach home with us!!! We have lots of wonderful memories of our holiday and hope that someday we will get to return!!!
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Superó las expectativas de las fotos exhibidas en el sitio, muy buen apartamento en los aspectos de comodidad y ubicación. Altamente recomendable!!!!
The apartment was very nice and organized, in a super location and I can warmly recommend it.
The location of the apartment is very good. Its very close to everything you would need ( groceries, metro, bus, beach). The apartment is decent and good size. we had a baby and our baby could crawl around in the plenty of space. The apartment is baby proof as well. It has a washing machine which is not listed in amenities. The doorman was friendly and elevator works without problems.
Things that could be improved:
There were only 2 bed sheets so that could be improved. Also normally after talking to others I realized a maid cleanup of apartment is provided every 7 days . I think that could be added as well to make this a very good proposition. When we arrived Karen's agent was supposed to meet us next day but he never came and did not inform us that he was not coming. So we were stuck without wifi (password) for a day and we had no phone to call him. Also the day before we were to leave he emailed that he would come take a look at apartment but never showed up disrupting our evening plans. So the agent definitely needs to be better at communicating his schedule changes etc to clients ( that is basic). The bulb in kitchen did not work and the one in second bedroom went off. The water heater needs tuning since water is either too hot ot roo cold.
The place is still great though and I would recommend it..
Karen is a very pleasant and reliable guest, and very easy to communicate with! It was nice having her in my flat.
Karen made excellent guests. Thoughtful, friendly, considerate, and very nice! She get our highest recommendation!
J'ai eu un grand plaisir e recevoir Karen chez moi. Souriante et solaire, elle a apporté ici la légèreté et gaîté du Brésil.
Karen was a wonderful guest,she stayed for four days as she had a documentary in the Hamptons Film Festival, which she won the gold star for, she was super nice, and super neat, we would highlyrecommend her as a guest, and she is welcome back to ourhome anytime...
Karen (email hidden) in Rio, and she takes great care of it and her guests there. I hope to go back to Rio soon and I'll definitely stay at Karen's place if it's available!
Karen is a wonderful person to deal with. She is honest, reliable and extremely nice. The apartment is in a really convenient and pretty area of Rio. And it's clean and tastefully decorated. I had a great time staying there and Karen made my stay in Rio even better. Highly recommend to anyone who is coming to Rio.
Karen is a low-profile jetsetter with great taste. Her apartment is cute, sunny and near everything. I have been recommending it to friends who come to Rio ever since she started renting it. Lucky traveller who gets it!