Carioca, in love with Rio de Janeiro and my country Brazil, and waitting for nice people to know it!
Apartamento muito bem localizado.
Andrea foi uma excelente anfitriã.
O apartamento é confortável, organizado e superou nossas expectativas.
We loved Andrea's apartment! Perfect location, just a few blocks from the beach and away enough from the craziness during Carnaval to get a good night's sleep. It was great having 2 full bathrooms, plus there is a half bath in the kitchen. Andrea was an amazing host, she put in an amazing effort to make sure we knew what was going on during Carnaval. She even got our Sambodromo tickets in advance! We were very appreciative of that, since they are difficult to get. My only small complaint was that the router needed to be reset (unplug, plug back in) every day otherwise the internet would become slow, but this is a small detail. We will definitely stay here next time we are in Rio, which can't come soon enough...its an amazing city!!!
This apartment was exactly what we needed for a great stay in Rio.
Andrea was the perfect host- she was there when we arrived, showed us how everything worked, and is completely charming and friendly. She took all the time that was needed to tell us about what was happening in Rio that week, recommendations on where to eat and go, and things to do. She was accessible by cell phone at all times.
The property is great. We felt safe with a 24 hour doorman on the property, and safe walking around the area, even at night. Everything is within walking distance- grocery store, metro station, the beach, numerous juice/coffee/bakeries, shopping, restaurants, etc. The apartment itself comfortably sleeps 6. There is a jacuzzi bath in one bedroom and we enjoyed relaxing in it. The kitchen is stocked with everything you might need for cooking. Andrea also has a large collection of movies if you want to just relax. There is a bit of traffic noise, but that can't be escaped in this area, and it wasn't too extreme.
There is also a washing machine for your dirty laundry! There was an open closet in two of the bedrooms with plenty of space to unpack.
The only problem we had was that wifi worked inconsistently- usually very slow- which we remedied by resetting the modem several times.
Overall we would wholeheartedly recommend Andra and her apartment!
Andrea's apartment is so rad! My group and I were really impressed with the apartment. It looked great on the website but in person it was way nicer than we expected. Big rooms, plenty of space to relax, listen to jorge be jor and make some caipirinhas.
The best part about it was the location. In a very cool but quiet neighborhood in Ipanema, 5 blocks from the beach, Posto 9 ( the most popular spot) and a few blocks from the local corner beer joint. We got the know the area, chilled on the corner with some Brahmas and had pastels like cariocas. Very safe area and Andrea was a great host. Gave us a great rundown of the area and was cool about everything.
It's true what they say, the women are beautiful, the sun is strong, and sandals and a bathing suit is all you need. We left our heart in Rio, and when we come back for it, we'll be staying at Andrea's apartment.
First off, Andrea is an amazing host! She provided our group with a thorough written guide and then gave us lots of insights into Rio in person. The rental itself in a great location and is really nice. Easy to get to the beach and metro. I'd love to stay here the next I'm in the city.