When you travel long distances, you want and deserve the best. First... To welcome you to Rio, our Driver will be waiting for you at the Airport to bring you in a Black Car to our Luxury Suite in Ipanema Beach! Then... When you arrive, you will be greeted by our Hostess and one of our 24-Hour Doormen will assist you with your luggage. Next... You will get a quick orientation of the property that we call Samba Suites. This way you may get the most out of this luxury property and the surrounding area which, by the way, sits amongst the energy and nightlife of this famous, upscale neighborhood! But... When you want to retire for the night, our location is quiet, relaxing and very tranquil. In fact... You will be pampered by brand-new, imported Queen and Full-sized beds with luxurious high thread-count sheets to slide between when it's time to recharge after an invigorating day on one of the world's most famous beaches, Ipanema. You will be situated just steps from the warm sands of the beach and only blocks from the famous Fasano Hotel where celebrities from all over the world stay year round in this modern, boutique-style Hotel desgined by Philippe Starck; walk by, you just may see someone you know like Madonna, Alicia Keys or Rhianna (or at least their fans). I'm a Belieber, or know someone who is... We are also located 2 blocks from where Justin Bieber likes to frequent but that's another story... I like to cook... A well-equipped kitchen is waiting for for anyone who loves to cook (minus an oven; it's too hot to bake) or just someone who wants to throw something into the microwave and be done with it. It's all there; imported white quartz countertops, modern glass induction cooktops, Electrolux 'blue touch' stainless steel appliances including microwave oven, frost-free refrigerator and dishwasher, Mr. Coffee automatic drip coffee maker, NESPRESSO espresso machine (George Clooney is extra) toaster, toaster oven, blender, champagne, brandy and beer glasses! Then relax on the patio, sipping an after dinner drink or afternoon tea with the sound of the rippling water cascading down the 8 foot tall waterfall listening to Bossa Nova music on the remote-controlled Bose Wave stereo system. And... For those who want to stay in touch with the world, there is a 100+ channel digital HD cable system with CNN International connected to large HD and Ultra HD 4K LED Flat-Screen TV's. Bring your blu-ray discs (Americas Region) and watch on the available high-definition Blu-Ray player or select from the many in the DVD library or see what's on Netflix, it's included. I need to do some work... If you would like to catch up on some work, bring your laptop or tablets and use the computer workstation complete with wireless hi-speed internet access Do I need adapters? All the power is 110v using a mixture of universal US 3-prong and Brazilian 3-prong outlets with most power adapters included. Europeans may want to bring adapters just in case. I'm in the mood... For the romantic at heart, the LED lighting is on dimmers so you can create thousands of romantic moods. What else? 3 of the most difficult things to find in a vacation rental in Rio is a good location (close to the beach and action, yet safe); chic, modern decor & silence at night. We hope we've been able to accomplish all 3 for you. NOTE: Prices listed are normal daily rates. Pricing for Carnival, New Years and for special events will be higher so please contact us if you are interested in those periods.
I traveled to Rio with my best friend in March 2016 for the first time. We looked at various areas and decided Ipanema would be our best option. This apartment is in a very safe area of Ipanema and Rio in general. Everything is within walking distance including: supermarket, bars, restaurants, beach, fairs, stores etc. The communication with the management company was very timely and helpful. The separation of the two suites would make the accommodations suitable for 2 couples or two individuals who appreciate their own bedroom and bathroom combination. Not only is this place very trendy and modern but we had a fantastic cleaning service lady who came half way through our vacation and cleaned the place wonderfully (giving you the hotel feel) but you also receive very personalized recommendations at MUCH better prices for local tours with individuals that will tailor to the experience to you as a traveler. HUGE shout out to Tessa for putting us in contact with the perfect people for our tours which made our experience unforgettable at a reasonable price. We would definitely return to Rio and the Samba Suites if they’re available.
Things to look out for:
1. The apartment does not have an oven.
2. The washer/drier combo are tricky to use.
3. Book your own transportation to/from airport to the location instead of using their recommended services. We took a regular taxi on the way back to the airport and paid 66 vs. 160 of the local currency we paid to be picked up from the airport.
4. As far as tours, I would not visit a favela but if you do, do your research on which you do and make sure it’s not a walking tour or that it’s not too hot.
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Before getting to how AMAZING this apartment was , I must first mention how easy it was to work with Jeff/Petra/Tessa - they are true professionals and deliver what is promised.
Upon entering the apartment we were truly blown away - online pictures can be misleading, however these were 100% accurate.
The apartment comes with everything you could ever need on vacation - super comfortable beds, spa showers, ultra modern bathrooms, super sized televisions in every room and a well equipped kitchen. There is even an outdoor "relaxation" area to wind down after a day at the beach (which is walking distance away) - with an amazing 10 foot waterfall feature.
Location , location, location - you can walk to great restaurants and bars - very safe area.
Will we stay here again? Oh hell yes - this place is a true gem in Ipanema.
I was planning to post photos of this property along with my review but there is no need since the photos posted by the owner are very accurate depictions of the property. What a truly fabulous villa! I would be comfortable living in the property permanently. The furniture, decor and lighting are exquisite. My favorite was the mood changing lights in the rain shower.The ACs need servicing .... But this was minor. We felt safe in the property and it was the ideal location for everything we wanted to do in Rio! If I return to Rio, this would definitely be my choice for accommodation. Petra and Tessa were very professional and great resources.
O melhor apartamento para temporada no Rio de Janeiro, excelente decoração e localização, super confortável e tranquilo, excelente para relaxar e curti as férias em alto estilo, perto da praia, metrô, restaurantes, hospitais e pontos turísticos, A admistradora Petra e sua equipe super profissionais e atenciosas, não precisa procurar outro apartamento esse é sem comparação.
This place is first class! I have stayed in many condos in Rio (Brazil for that matter) that claim to be a luxury property, but this truly is. The owner and the property manager bend over backwards to make sure everything is as perfect as possible. There are always little quirks with any stay, but we truly enjoyed our time. It's nice that this little oasis is right in the heart of where everyone wants to be. We are just a short walk to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Ipanema, in one direction and just a few blocks from Copacabana beach. We felt comfortable. We felt safe. We want to come back. We have to admit, we couldn't figure out all the gizmos and gadgets in the Condo (..and there is a folder explaining it all) but we got the basics...and the showers have the most water pressure I have ever felt in a shower! Awww.
Great place to stay. With 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms it was perfect for 2 couples. Before arriving our great hosts had emailed us very detailed instructions on where the home was and how to get in. When I arrived I found that the concierge waiting for us and immediately handed us the keys and the next morning host Tessa came to greet us. They provided to everything. The atmosphere of the house is very cozy and relaxing. It would be about a 10 - 30 min lovely walk down to the main tourist areas and great eating places. It was really wonderful experience. Highly recommended!
Me and my friend stayed at this apartment for almost two weeks and we loved it! the design of the apartment is beautiful and the beds.. wow! they are so soft its hard to wake up in the morning this apartment have everything you could ever need. they even give you a manual of everything you should know about the apartment and your surroundings(restaurants, taxi, bus, atm) very helpful 2min from the main metro station and 8min to the beach what more can you ask for, Thank you for letting us stay at your apartment cant wait to come back next year.
Ómar and Tómas
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Very elegant apartment with a magnificient decoration, clean, very quiet, well located near the beach, all the convenient stores and the metro.
the staff is kind and efficient. The maid who come once a week is a nice person.