Carioca, World Traveler, High Tech Executive, and completely passioned about people in Rio! Fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Marcelo's place is amazingly cute, clean, and he is such a cool guy! Free wi-fi is excellent :) Leblon is the nicest place to stay in Rio, as it is very safe, and has a lot of bars and restaurants. Marcelo's place is a few minutes away from the beach, which is also a huge plus.
Marcelo knows pretty much everyone there is to know in Rio, and can give great tips on where to go. In general, it was SUCH a great experience!!! I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Rio!!
The place is perfectly located, close to the beach, restaurants, public transportation streets, grocery stores, post offices, and really anything you need is at reach. The Apartment itself is very nice, very modern, nice and tighty, great decoration skills whoever designed it (even the bathroom is beautiful!!) The place is comfortable for 3 people. Marcelo arranged everything perfectly, planing a (website hidden) meeting to meet us and define out arrival details prior to our trip and answer any questions we might have.
Great spot in a great neighborhood!
The apartment is very comfortable and clean and the location is close to the best restaurants in Leblon.
I would recommend the apartment to anyone looking to stay in Rio!
Apartamento igual como nas fotos. Impecável e limpo. O prédio não tem grande aspecto , pode até assustar um pouco, mas é muito sossegado. Durante os 13 dias que lá passei não houve nenhum inconveniente de qualquer especie. Internet sempre funcionando. Marcelo muito simpático . Recomendo.
The apartment is great! Clean, modern and cozy at the same time.
The location is perfect! Near bars, restaurants, shops, etc. in a very safe neighborhood. Just 10 min. walking and you are in the beach...
Marcelo's apartament was really nicely decorated and clean. The location was extraordinary, a quiet street but very close to all the best on Leblon: it's bars, restaurants and the beach were all in walking distance.
Great apartment in a fantastic neighborhood! Tucked away on a quiet street, but close to everything you'll need for a Rio vacation - cool bars, restaurants, shops and of course Leblon beach : )
Marcelo met us there and gave us some recommendations of places to go (thanks M. - we did everything on the list!).
We truly enjoyed staying at Marcelo's apartment in Leblon. The apartment is exactly like the photos and very comfortable. When we met up with him to get the key, he was even kind enough to give us a quick tour of the neighborhood.
We felt safe walking to and from his place anytime -- day or night. There are wonderful restaurants in the neighborhood (especially Sushi Leblon) and the best part is that the beach just a 5 minute walk from his place. We loved Rio and cannot wait to go back and stay at Marcelo's apartment again.
Perfect and charming location. 4 blocks from the beach, 2 blocks from all the buzz of Dias Ferreira street (main restaurant/bars street of Leblon - best neighborhood of Rio) and still quiet as you were in the middle of the forest. To sleep in an urban area and wake up with a tree in your window is a dream (yes, there is a tree right in front of the window!!!).
The apartment is amazing - had a higher expectation from the pictures but got really surprised when I got there. Everything is brand new and exactly as shown.
Very clean and fully equipped.
Very very safe. Leblon is already a very safe place and the building is actually in front of a police station.
Only one thing worth noting: Would not recommend for large groups. It's perfect for a couple. 2 couples / 4 pax would also fit comfortably as there is one double bed + one couch bed (we didn't use it, was only with my wife).
O apartamento é lindo, exatamente como descrito. A localização não poderia ser melhor, no centro do melhor bairro do (website hidden) recomendo ficar no apartamento de Marcelo e viver o "Sonho Brasileiro" para um fim de semana ou mais. Também a comunicação foi excelente e check-in e out era muito fácil. Obrigado por tudo, Marcelo!
Obrigada Marcelo, foi um prazer! até a proxima. Tudo correu bem!
Marcelo was awesome! He is so kind and left my home immaculate. Marcelo is welcome back anytime! I highly recommend him as a guest.
Marcelo and his wife were a pleasure to host! They fit in like old family and are always welcome back! They are beyond polite and quiet and clean. We highly recommend them to anyone!
I have known Marcelo for over two years, since moving to Rio de Janeiro from Canada's frosty hinterland, he is long time friend of my girlfriend. He's a great guy, super helpful, kind, happy and a man who is always up for a chat. Marcelo has been a great help to me on more than one occasion. He was instrumental in introducing me to friends, who have also become very close friends and some who became partners in business. Marcelo is a well known man around town with a great reputation both in business and social circles. Marcelo has recently renovated this apartment through the work of a friend, it looks fantastic and couldn't be in a better neighbourhood. Marcelo has been all over the world, and speaks I dont know how many languages, I think he would be a great AirBnB host.
We met in 1998 in Los Angeles while we were both taking English lessons. We are always in contact since then and he's a very treasured friend for me.
He's an amazing man, sensitive, funny, smart, reliable....he has it all!
His wife Teresa is the sweetest person ever, as well.
He's the best host you can find for your trip to Rio and the location can't be better.
Marcelo loves travelling arround the world, and he does it very often. Always looking for a new adventure and new pleaces to visit.
I'm so lucky to be his friend!
We know each other since 2008, I love him so much that we got married one year ago :-)
Marcelo has the perfect balance between a bon vivant and a workaholic, if that is possible....
He LOVES to travel and to know different places and people. He is welcomed everywhere he goes, he is able to make friends from different backgrounds, from the Brazilian ambassador to the simplest person he meets randomly in a crossroad in the middle of nowhere.
Marcelo is an eclectic traveler, he loves to visit historic sites, have dinner in starred restaurants and drink good wines, but he also needs to backpack to uncivilized places, camp and cook his own food.
Marcelo is the perfect host, I wish I had a friend like him everywhere I go visit. He is keen on recommending the right places and the deep local experiences, it is priceless and no travelguide is so updated and wired.