My wife and I stayed in two of Patrick's (the owner) apartments the week prior to our "Big Fat Brazilian Wedding", along with a few of our close friends and family. To say we were amazed when we walked into the apartment would be an understatement. This place is immaculate, top-notch luxury and you simply cannot find a better deal in Rio. Premium furnishings, state-of-the-art technology, and breath-taking views are just a few of the details that made this apartment so memorable. Patrick has clearly spent a lot of time and money investing in this place, so if you do come stay, please take care of it! Next time we visit Rio, I'm going to try to get this spot again - 100%. A+++++ 5-star!
Quick anecdote that I think is worth mentioning- when we arrived to the apartment, my (then) fiance and I realized I had left my laptop bag in the taxi (along with my laptop, iPad, $1000, medicine, etc etc). Needless to say, I was freaking out. Anyway, we headed back to the airport in hopes of trying to find the taxi driver and while we were en route, we got a call from one of my friends who was already at the apt informing me that my laptop bag had been returned. Needless to say, I was immensely relieved and the first thing I asked my friend was "did you guys give the driver a tip?" "No we didn't, but the owner Patrick gave him like $20 for you" Patrick never as much as even told me that he had done such a thing, much less ask for me to reimburse him for the $20. He did it not for recognition, but b/c it was the right thing to do. He didn't realize it at the time, but in so doing, he gained a ton of respect and loyalty from these gringos!
Amazing property, location, and owner! Thanks so much for the memories, Patrick! God bless!