Marcelo was very helpful, courteous, and friendly. He patiently answered all of the questions that I had. It was very easy to deal with him. The apartment is only 2 blocks from the best beach in Rio: Ipanema Beach. There are several bus stops (including one in front of the building) where you can take the buses to the major tourist attractions. The supermarket, pharmacies, convenient stores, ATMs are all in the same block or in front of the building. The apartment has everything that you need, is very quiet, and pretty bright. If I go back again to Rio to live temporarily, I will definitely rent this apartment.