After 30 years of living abroad ...finally back to italy where I live in a farm with my dog Bo and produce olive oil and honey.
I have stayed here before and I really like the layout of the apartment and the location so I rented it again. Roberta is very nice and responds quickly. I will stay here again in another year.
Very easy to check in and check out thanks to the easy welcome. Very nice living room. The three bed rooms are similarly nice. The bathrooms are correct even if it s a bit tricky at first to get the right temperature for the shower water. The appartment is well equipped and clean. The position is ideally close to Ipanema beach. The only issue is the windows that are very thin and therefore leave with a bad acoustic isolation, and the street is really noisy because of all the buses, the appartment is at the second floor so it s better to sleep with ear plugs. However it might be the same on all main streets in Rio.
Overall it was a good experience for the three couples who were there for five days.
O imóvel foi perfeito para nossa estadia no Rio: bem localizado (pena que as estações de metrô mais próximas, estejam em obras e fechadas), perto da praia, de restaurantes variados, de farmácias, supermercado e etc. O apartamento bem claro, arejado e amplo (bem fiel ao informado no site) estava em ordem: com louças suficientes, roupa de cama e toalhas limpas, aparelhos de ar, geladeira, fogão e TV perfeitos. Só encontramos dificuldades em relação ao aquecimento da água nos banheiros, ficava gelada ou escaldante.
This was a very bad experience and I would definitely NOT recommend staying at this apartment or at any of this host's other properties. Before we booked the apartment, we emailed her and asked if each of the 3 bedrooms had air conditioning and she replied yes. Relying on that (because we know how hot and humid Rio can be), we booked the place for our family.The air conditioning in one of the three bedrooms did not work for three of the four days of our stay. It was impossible to sleep or spend any time in that room because it was so hot and 2 of us were forced to sleep on the sofas in the living room which were very uncomfortable and we did not sleep well at all. The host sent a repairman twice to the apt to try to repair it, but he never fixed it. She ignored my emails on the last day and did not even try to send someone up to fix it for our last night. When I asked for compensation, since we had paid for a three bedroom apt with air conditioning in each bedroom, and we did not get that, she refused and commented to me by email "Rio is not New York- and when things break they are not easy to fix." I think the responsibility for that should fall on her shoulders, not ours. She should also make sure her apartment is in good working order, and not rent it out until it is. Also, as a side note, the amenities provided in the apartment are very sparse. I used the two small hand towels that were provided to us for 4 people for 4 days to wipe the water that dripped from the air conditioner onto the shelves of the closet where our clothes were (which got wet) and from the wood floors, and then had to "beg" for replacement towels. She emailed me that if I wanted towels changed every 2 days I "should have booked the Fasano Hotel at 800 dollars a day per room" - in my opinion, not an appropriate response from a host who misrepresented the condition of her apt, gave up trying to fix it during our stay, and then refused to compensate us for the problem. All in all, a very negative experience.
We spent our Christmas holiday in Rio visiting our son and his girlfriend who are students at PUC. The apartment was very suitable for a family. Close to the beach, the grocery shop, metro and always easy to catch a taxi. We spent Christmas eve in the apartment bringing a Christmas tree, gifts and making our own traditional meal. The kitchen is good, offering what you need. Including an area for drying clothes. The flat was nice and clean, its great to have 2 bathrooms and the beds where good. I loved the wooden floors and the living room is light and spacious. Yann met us when we arrived and he was very helpful. He is french and speaks perfect english. It was easy to contact him when one of the air conditioners was leaking. The only problem we had was the AIC. After it was repaired it started leaking again. Anyway, Roberta was concerned about this and the repairman came back. All in all, we had a great time!
Great apartment although it looks more beautiful on the pictures...for example the couches have a cover (which I can understand) but it gives a less luxury idea of it all. Very spacious and plenty of room. Great location. As many apartments in Rio/Ipanema maintenance has a different standard...the air-conditioning was dripping water in one the bedrooms. We mentioned it but only they did was placing a bucket (for the dripping) and a towel on the floor. Anyway there are three bedrooms so one of us changed from room....we had a good stay and contact with Roberta and the agency which takes care of it in Ipanema was always pleasant.
The apartment was perfect: clean, safe, and very convenient to everything we really needed (including a grocery store!)
Although we did not meet the actual host, a person from a local apartment management company did meet us at the apartment to set us up. He was fluent in English, very friendly and helpful.
What a wonderful place...we did not want to leave! The location of this cozy but spacious apartment is a beautiful 5 minute walk to the beach, which is where we spent most of our time. The wi-fi worked wonders throughout our stay and the amenities were great! When we journey back to Rio, we would not look any further than this for a place to stay.
The apartment was well located in Ipanema and we had a blast! Check in and out were easy. A ton of restaurants, grocery stores and bars were steps from our front door. 2 blocks to the beach. The doorman was super friendly and we felt very safe. Wifi kept us connected and amenities like a washing machine made it easy to live there for more than a week. Clean rooms and all the modern amenities. Lots of storage for you and your stuff!
There were some minor issues with the apartment. One of the air conditioners was on the fritz, but we didn't ask for it to be fixed as the weather was pretty mild and we didn't need it.
I would definitely stay again!
Great location, just 2 blocks from the beach. Clean and nice apartment in a secure building. If you're looking for a quiet place, this is not ideal since it's right on the main road of Ipanema.