A friend and myself were in Rio for the worldcup and had the privilage of staying at this property. The apartment was good, not fancy but good. had all of the ammenities we need and quite comfortable. But where the real prize was LOCATION...LOCATION ... LOCATION!!!. This apartment is located at the enterance of a Favela. It might make you think it could be unsafe...but its far from it. The people, the vibe, the food... you will find it right outside of this apartment. Rose, the caretaker was awesome and very helpful. Danny, the owner, was a real pleasure to deal with and was very informative! Next time I am in Rio (nest year), I willl be looking to stay at this same apartment!