We wore staying 5nights in this amazing apartment it was just perfect! location couldn't be better just across the street is the beach, 24h supermarket, some restaurants and shops! we just loved it especially the terrace where you could see nice sunsets as well as the Christ Statue. The apartment is walking distance to Copacabana beach as well. Cecelia met us upon the arrival my God she was amazing and so friendly and helpful. Honestly i was so worried as most of the time you do not really get what you book but this time it was exactly what we expected and much more. Definitely if i will ever go back to Rio would like to stay in this apartment as well as all recommend to everyone who will be going to Rio
A fantastic apartment! Well located - in the heart of Ipanema and close to restaurants and supermarkets and the beach (posto 8). The terraces are wonderful and the views spectacular. Francisco was always on hand. We will be returning next year.
We stayed in this appartement for 10 days in February during carnival and had a wonderful time. Francisco, the owner, lives in the appartment below, is very friendly and speaks perfect English. He responded promply to our booking request, all subsequent emails and whilst we were there seemed more than happy to provde advice on the area and answer queries.
The appartment itself is a large studio with kitchenette and two terraces that are great for sunbathing on. It is in a good location, minutes away from Ipanema beach. There is a 24hr supermarket across the road, lots of restaurants and bars near by and is absolutely perfect for a couple visiting Rio for a short break. It has all the amenities you might need like washing machine, fridge, iron, hair dryer and even some plug adapters. There is a small pool (about the size of a large hot tub) on the top deck which is great for cooling down in. To access the building you have to open a security gate at the front that is monitored by a guard. The appartment itself is on the 10th floor past another two locked doors so it feels very safe.
All in all my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Francisco and his lovely apartment.
The apartment is situated in a prime location. It is near to shops and good restaurants and a very short stroll to Ipanema beach. The hippy market is just across the street, and is a pleasant way to spend a Sunday morning.
We felt safe and secure in the property. The views from the private terraces are outstanding. The apartment is clean and well cared for.
Francisco is welcoming and very friendly. He was always a available to give help and advice.
I would not hesitate to recommend a stay here and hope to return in the future. It provides excellent value for money.
One little negative is there is only one mirror situated in the bathroom. An additional one in the bedroom area, near a socket,would be appreciated.
Thank you Franciso. We enjoyed our stay very much.
Great location and Francisco is a gem! I have no complaints. It's very close (5mins) to Ipanema beach and restaurants right outside the door!
This is an awesome apartment, it is quiet and comfortable but close to the beach and everything else Rio has to offer. The apartment itself is very nice, spacious, and comfortable, but the best part is the huge private terrace. Francisco is a great host, and went out of his way to make our stay in Rio amazing. Can't wait to return!
We just returned from a few months in Brazil. We started off our journey by spending 1 week in this lovely Penthouse in Ipanema. It was just Perfect! Francisco is an extremely wonderful and helpful host. He answers any questions you may have, offers directions and advice and even helps to communicate with the taxi drivers if you need that. We were traveling with our 9 month old and the Penthouse was Great for her as well. It was very quiet inside and the little wading pool on the upper terrace was just Wonderful for sitting and relaxing in. I can't say enough about both the property and Francisco. It was a Gorgeous view and so close to the beach that even in the stifling heat there was a lovely breeze out on the terrace. There is also an A/C unit in the apartment so that was very helpful. Overall it was a Superb Experience! Would Definitely Recommend!!
Arriving in Rio with a dental problem we were kindly and efficiently looked after by celia, Francisco's wife which we were so grateful for. This lovely apartment has it all - close to beach, metro, buses and supermarket. Fabulous views from everywhere. We thoroughly recommend it.
The apartment is located in the Posto 8 area of Ipanema, close to Astor restaurant. It has one big open plan room with a bed, a sofa bed and a kitchenette. There are two terraces with views to the beach, Cristo Redentor and Sugar Loaf. The apartment is the perfect size for a couple, a small family or a couple of friends. There is free wifi, towels, bedsheets and a cleaner comes twice a week.
The beach is about a two minute walk away and there's a 24 hour supermarket opposite. There are lots of cafés, bars and restaurants nearby as well as a metro station and bus stop. The owners are very attentive and make sure you have everything you need.
What a fantastic place to stay! Easy booking process and communication with Francisco. He was there to welcome us and provide information about the area and things to do.
The apartment is very private, spacious and unique! It was hot and humid when we were there so the lovely air conditioning was a blessing. The outside decks provide the opportunity for relaxing with an amazing 180 degree view! Just magic!
The beach, many restaurants, shops and metro were all very close and the added bonus of the 24 hour supermarket, basically across the road, was the best!
Thanks to Celia for farewelling us with such warmth. We were made to feel like friends :-)
We loved the opportunity to stay here and would highly recommend it.
The apartment is wonderful in every way. It`s located near beach in a quiet and safe area, near good restaurants and shopping streets. There is great view from the terraces both day and night, nice pool and sun is shining whole day on the roof terrace. The apartment is tastefully decorated and has interesting art and furniture. Its extremely clean with all possible amenities you need. Francisco is punctual, helpful and flexible host. We definitely can recommend this apartment and will absolutely stay here if we ever come to Rio again.
My wife and I loved this "penthouse" apartment; we spent five days there in April, our first visit to Brazil. The views of Rio from the balcony and rooftop terrace are spectacular. One can truly appreciate Rio's beauty and from this vantage point we were able to see the ocean, the mountains, the sunset, Sugarloaf, the glittering favelas, Christ the Redeemer, and the street scenes of Ipanema below us. The location is excellent--near the beach, across the street from the local supermarket and restaurants, and accessible to both Ipanema and Copacabana.
The interior is tastefully decorated, fully functional. We always felt secure, as there is an outdoor locked gate and several interior doors which all required keys. Our landlord Francisco lived directly below us which added to our feeling safe. Francisco was as outstanding as the apartment; He was very friendly and helpful, even when we had to call on him late one night because we had lost our apartment keys! He obviously takes great pride in this apartment and truly cared about us.
So we give this place a big thumbs-up! We will definitely try to return to it next time we visit Rio and we highly encourage you to consider it. It is priced very, very reasonably, an excellent value
This property is ideally located, just a block from not only the beach but also the subway and other transportation, as well as a grocery store, restaurants, and shops. The view from the private roof terraces is spectacular. And Francisco is very easy to deal with. I have no hesitation recommending this property.
Just spent five nights in this fantastic apartment and can’t recommend highly enough! The location is perfect, one block from Ipanema Beach, close to bars and restaurants, great supermarket just across the street, very safe area and the building is extremely secure with 24h security. The apartment itself is full of character and it’s obvious that the landlord Francisco takes great pride in the place; the apartment is exactly as the photos portray. There is a small but fully equipped kitchenette (fridge, toaster, microwave, hob etc). Fast and reliable WiFi. The undeniable highlight of the apartment is the rooftop terrace (actually the two rooftop terraces!) with amazing views of the city including Ipanema beach, Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf and of course the favelas….nothing short of spectacular! Francisco is a great host, very nice to deal with, also very helpful and provides any information you may need! I have no hesitation recommending this property. Thanks Francisco!