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3 full bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, king beds, double couches, sleep up to 10
An apartment like no others. Sophistication and elegance naturally merge to create one of the most beautiful and unique spaces in Rio de Janeiro.
Truly progressive and minimalistic design combine Buddhist concepts with modern living, mystic decorations with superb lighting. Natural white stones, rough Italian marble, original Asian sculptures, a templar candle wall, and deep earth colors make this loft a most exclusive space for the sophisticated world traveler and stylish connoisseur.
Up to 10 guests can be accommodated here. Just as beautiful and elegant as the loft itself, so is its perfect location. Set in the very best and safest part of Ipanema, this near-beach-front flat is set in the absolute perfect spot for both day beach activities, and for night life. seconds away from the famous Ipanema Beach 9 (Ipanema Posto 9), this apartment is a few yards from the beach and near all top night spots and best bars and restaurants.
Gorgeous living room changes from day to night: The living room changes dramatically between day and night.
During the day it has a very cool, clean, bright and happy feel of a deluxe beach apartment. At night, the recessed lighting that is invisible during the day takes over the space to transform it into a most elegant cocktail ambiance resembling some of the most sophisticated spots in New York, London, and Sidney. Art and sculptures magically come to life and create a sense of peace and escape.
The living room has a 60 inch sony led 3D large screen TV, a DVD player, a digital cable converter with 200 local and international TV and music channels, an i-Pod ready stereo, an over-sized couch big enough for 5 that can also be used as a queen-size bed, a sofa-chair perfect for reading, a coffee table and low solid wooden stools.
Wall size windows allow plenty of light during the day, and an open view of trees and modern buildings.
Super bright white mirror-like floors reflect the sky from every angle.
Kitchen: The American kitchen is extremely streamlined to allow full functionality while occuping the smallest possible space.
Built in pure Travertino Romano, the only marble used throughout this loft, this kitchen is pure efficiency and elegance.
A bar allows 4 people to dine, or can be used to set up drinks for a cocktail party. The ultra-modern white stools blend with the ambiance and combine decor and comfort. The refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher are placed inside the cabinets underneath the counter, invisible unless required. A flat black electric top cook top is discretely carved in the counter and looks like a small flat screen TV. There is also an American coffee maker and a blender. All dishes and utensils are bright and orange in color to create a stark and colorful contrast.
3 full bedrooms, 2 king size beds, movie projector: two bedrooms have king size beds and LCD 46 inch TV's with basic channels, indonesian furniture and decor to keep the mood flowing, along with recessed ambient lighting.
one bedroom has a queen size bed and the same asian decoration and theme found throughout the apartment. this bedroom also has a private bathroom and a 7-ft glass wall separating the shower from the bedroom itself - room with a view!
the master bedroom has a private movie theater designed to enjoy videos on an enormous 100-inch high-resolution screen at 4,300 lumens, immersed by a dedicated sound system while in a king size bed. truly amazing.
all three bedrooms have mattresses of the finest quality along with high-count pure cotton sheets and powerful air conditioning to guarantee total comfort year round.
the couch in the living room is bigger than a queen size bed. up to 8 people can easily be accommodated in this loft. rates may vary.
the building has a doorman, a 24 hour alarm system, videocameras on all floors, elevator and garage monitored day and night for maximum safety.
Tijdens een reis door Brazilië kwam ik hier terecht. De styling van dit appartement is prachtig met accessoires uit diverse delen van de wereld. De verhuurders zorgden ervoor dat alles tot in de puntjes verzorgd was bij aankomst. Heerlijk om in thuis te komen na een dagje strand, city sightseeing of hard werken. Strand is 3 minuutjes lopen. De vriendelijke deurman geeft het geheel een betrouwbaar gevoel. Er is een lift. Werkelijk een ideale verblijfsplek voor zakelijke reizen of vakanties.
Really deserves SEVEN stars!! THE SPOT in Ipanema!
5 of 5
I feel highly qualified to review this apartment as I have actually stayed in it many times over the years. I am a gringo living in São Paulo (unfortunately) but I love the cidade maravilhosa, and make it back whenever possible.
The apartment itself, which you can see in the pictures (though photos never do justice to true beauty) is stunning, tasteful, exquisite, stylish, modern, with a peaceful and serene Asian feel. Returning from beach life at Ipanema Posto 9 it is like instantly transporting to a tranquil buddhist yoga retreat in Tibet. I have enjoyed this apartment on different occasions with friends visiting from abroad, with more than one namorada from Sampa (don't tell!), and even by myself when I just needed to escape from the concrete jungle. When my whole family came down to visit from the U.S. it was perfect even for all 8 of us! Plenty of space to go around.
Also even if the unit weren't as gorgeous as it is the location simply CAN NOT BE BEAT. Either alone would make the apartment MORE than worth it's going rate, but the combination of the two make it an unbeatable value. You are literally steps away from the greatest beach on the planet, as well as great restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping, literally ANYTHING you want.
The only problem I have ever had with this place is that sometimes it isn't available when I want it! It has gotten to the point though that I actually plan my trips to Rio further in advance, or around the apartment's availability, because once you have lived like royalty it is hard to go back to being a pauper! The times when I go to Rio and don't stay here now I really feel like I'm missing something (and always feel comparatively like I'm overpaying somewhere else). I will also say that the management always goes out of its way to please and is as incredibly attentive to detail as the apartment itself.
This place is really a dream home. Part of the reason I come back a few times a year is to experience, even if just for a few days, how life might feel if I keep working hard and am finally able to strike it rich. I've actually convinced myself that my visits are really a good investment as they keep me motivated and plugging away back at work in Sampa! If I become a multi-millionaire, I will certainly purchase this apartment and live in it full time, so even though that is still a ways off I highly recommend that everyone get a chance to experience this level of luxury and style before I take it off the market!!
Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
Stayed: Feb 2013
Owner's Response: Well, not much we can say after a review like this one! 7 stars??
We are not sure we deserve 7 stars!!
But we can say that we try our best, and we love what we do…
Looks like now we even make friends from all over the world thanks to this and we love it!
We can also say that the unit is in fact so nice,
The location near beach front at Posto 9 speaks for itself, and this apartment was featured in Rio de Janeiro's Official Guide as one of the best vacation rentals in the city! - That also made us so happy when we discovered it!! Thank you everybody!! :)
This was a really nice overall experience for us. This apartment is just beautiful, and the location is perfect for a vacation, near the beach and near many restaurants and small malls. The service was very friendly and professional. Antonio picked us up at the airport with a big Brazilian smile and coordinated the check-in for us. Further, we were given daily tips from Liz on events not to be missed in Rio during our stay, things that we would not have known about if it weren't for her. We felt very welcome and we could see how our hosts truly wanted us to see the best parts of their city, and in the safest ways. We had a rainy day and they called us with a list of things to do when it rains in Rio. Very sweet! This is something that we were not expecting, but that made a big difference in how we felt and how we were able to experience Rio de Janeiro. Definitely we highly recommend this agency and this apartment. We really liked them! We should have stayed longer. Thank you again for everything. Claudette.
We live in Buzios and every two months or so we spend a few of days in Rio
for shopping and entertainment. Our dates are always flexible so we usually
stay here whenever this apartment is available. We have stayed here a number
of times over the last three years and had friends visiting us in Buzios
stay in this apartment as well for their time in Rio. Definitely there are
not many apartments like this one in Rio for vacation rentals, and anyone
who stays here will be very pleased and always feel well taken care of. This
small corner of Ipanema really makes all the difference to us because it is
right by Garota de Ipanema, Zaza, and all the shops of Praça da Paz.
Moreover, just yards from the beachfront posto 9 which is quite rare for an
affordable rental. The apartment is very large, very well kept, thoroughly
clean, and in a quiet and upscale building. The Buddhas, the granite, and
the bamboo plants create an atmosphere that we love and only find here.
Although we don’t need any of the extras, we find them useful for any first
time travelers to Rio who do not speak Portuguese: having local phones and a
person to call at any time who speaks English can be very important. Over
time we have gotten to know both the owners and the management and we can
speak highly of all of them. The apartment is a great find for anyone who
wishes to enjoy Ipanema in a safe and near-beach location without spending a
lot of money. Mandy and Bill.
De fato o apartamento é bem localizado: fica próximo a praia e a praça N. Sra. da Paz, com várias opções de refeição, atividades de lazer e serviços. O preço também é justo. A sala é espaçosa e a mobília de maneira geral está em bom estado de conservação.
Saliento, no entanto, alguns pontos negativos que fazem toda a diferença. A limpeza da roupa de cama e banho, por exemplo, não podia ser pior. Toalhas e lençóis tinham uma murrinha horrível, parecendo que não eram lavadas há bastante tempo... Por sorte, um de nós chegou 1 dia depois e trouxe algumas roupas de cama e banho limpas. Os travesseiros, bem como o sofá e poltrona da sala, e suas capas, também cheiravam muito mal, e usá-los era extremamente desagradável. Aliás, ao contrário do que consta no site, as roupas de cama e banho não são de boa qualidade, e no estado em que se encontram, precisariam ser substituídas imediatamente. Isso é válido para os edredons também.
A limpeza do resto do apartamento era aceitável, mas precária nos banheiros, onde encontramos areia e cabelos dentro do box, além do ralo entupido. A localização da máquina de lavar roupa (dentro de 1 dos banheiros) também atrapalha se movimentar dentro dele. Entendo que não há área de serviço mas deveria ter sido previsto um local mais apropriado para lavar e secar roupas, não?
Também nos questionamos o motivo porquê os vidros das janelas dos 2 quartos dos fundos estão trancadas, impossibilitando a ventilação natural dos mesmos e contribuindo para permanência de odores desagradáveis como umidade.
Não posso deixar de mencionar que a falta de venezianas ou cortinas black-out nas janelas dos quartos dos fundos dificulta o sono pela manhã, o que não ocorre no quarto da frente. Neste, porém, o problema é o barulho da rua, já que não há qualquer tipo de vedação na janela e há uma parada de ônibus quase em frente ao prédio.
Por fim, destaco a falta de educação e cordialidade das moças com quem tratamos por e-mail, fone e pessoalment. Durante a negociação, nos trataram como se estivessem nos prestando um favor, sem qualquer flexibilidade. Além disso, mostraram-se pedantes e sem profissionalismo, chegando ao cúmulo de solicitar que um de nós desentupisse uma das patentes, mesmo durante a faxina! Inacreditável!
Bem, para nós, um bom atendimento, limpeza e qualidade de lençóis e toalhas (básico) valem mais do que uma decoração exótica, acesso a internet e TV último tipo. Por isso, não pretendemos alugá-lo novamente nem recomendá-lo a outros
Submitted: Sep 13, 2012
Stayed: Sep 2012
Owner's Response: Este aluguel foi um pesadelo desde o começo. Este cliente ligou para nós insistindo que o apartamento não existia, e depois pediu 50% de desconto (para um apartamento que não existe!). Sendo uma estadia breve, nós oferecemos 30% de desconto e não pedimos depósito nenhum para efetuar a reserva, como voto de confiança no cliente. Nosso grande erro!
O hóspede no momento da chegada inspencionou o apartamento em grande detalhe: os quartos, os banheiros, os sofás, até mesmo a geladeira, os armários, e os lençóis, as cortinas e as janelas de todos os quartos. Nada estava errado ou diferente das fotos, e ele aceitou a unidade. Ele também assinou um acordo afirmando que ia contactar-nos para eventuais necessidades ou problemas, grandes ou pequenos. Nós nunca fomos contactados, pois não havia nada de errado na unidade. Ele ligou 1000 vezes pedindo de tudo, mas nunca se lamentando de nada. Achou que a geladeira ja vinha com coisas dentro como se fosse um hotel.
Ao chegar o cliente tentou entrar horas antes do horário combinado, até envolvendo o porteiro, e tentou ficar até à noite do dia da saída, sem respeito algum para o horário ja combinado e com outros clientes chegando. Ele também pediu para não pagar o seguro depósito por inteiro. De um jeito geral muito insistente e briguento, ele ficou muito chateado na saída e chegou até a assustar nossa atendente.
Porque nada negativo poderia ser dito sobre o apartamento, o preço, ou a localização, a única coisa para dizer tentando nos prejudicar é que tem ônibus perto (a coisa mais normal e útil em qualquer lugar do rio) e que os lençóis não são de alta qualidade e que tudo cheirava mal. É claro que isso não é verdade. Os lençóis são de algodão puro de 450-600 fios, e por coincidência chegaram quente da lavanderia exatamente no momento da chegada! A unidade é toda branca, muito brilhante, e mantida limpa e cheirosa sempre - não podia ser de outra forma com este tipo de apartamento. Caso contrário, esse cliente não teria aceitado a unidade ou teria saído imediatamente - mas ao invés, ele pediu para ficar mais!
Esse cliente, provavelmente não é um grande esperto de aluguéis no rio, e não recomenda esse apartamento. Aliás, este apartamento foi recentemente apresentado em um guia oficial do Rio como um exemplo de ótima opção de aluguel de temporada, ótimo preço, ótima localização para férias no Rio. E além disso, no check-in nós sempre oferecemos um reembolso de 100% se algo for diferente do que prometemos.
Just as beautiful and elegant as the loft itself, so is its location. Set in the very best and safest part of Ipanema, this near-beach-front flat is set in the absolute perfect spot for both day beach activities, and for night life. Seconds away from the famous Ipanema Beach 9 (Ipanema Posto 9), this apartment is a few yards from the beach - no long walks necessary to be right on the sand, and amazingly convenient to take a short break from the sun, take a fast nap, a refreshing shower, or to just quickly check email. In addition to being next to the world famous beach, this loft is just steps away from some of Rio's best restaurants and landmark night-life spots such as the Baronetti Club, the Cristal Lounge, Zaza, Botequim Informal, Liquido, Garota de Ipanema, Conversa Fiada, the elegant Garcia D'Avila street, and lively Farme de Amoedo street - home of Devassa and Club 69.
Other Activities: private guided tours, daily cleaning, and language lessons available on demand
Golf: Golf courses are near this apartment and easily accessible via taxi
rates are indicative - actual rates and terms vary by number of guests, length of stay, and season.
Professionally managed, this exclusive vacation space offers a full set of amenities and extras, guaranteed booking with no last minute cancellations, and round-the-clock concierge service.
Rates may vary by number of guests, length of stay, and season.
In general rates vary US$ 150/night to US$
In general rates vary between US$ 150/night to US$350/night depending on season and length of stay.
rates for large groups depend on group's composition (i.e. family, couples, with children, etc.)
rates do not apply to carnival and new years' packages, or very large groups
rates do not include garage use, that needs to be booked separately and is not always available
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
There are two full bathrooms. One exclusive to one bedroom, and one accessible from all other rooms.
The private bathroom is built in marble and has a large shower visible from one bedroom. A huge mirror and recessed lighting make your time in this room peaceful, comforting, and refreshing.
The second bathroom, common to the other living spaces, is built in original Bahian Stone, has a bathtub big enough for two, large mirrors and recessed lighting.
Both bathrooms have high water pressure and continuous hot water.
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
Bedroom 1 -
Bedroom 2 -
Bedroom 3 -
3 full bedrooms + a queen-size couch in the living room. Two bedrooms have king size beds, Indonesian furniture and decor to keep the mood flowing, along with recessed ambient lighting. One bedroom also has a bright hid-res movie projector and sound system, great to catch up on movies or to just spend the day in bed! One bedroom has a queen size bed and the same Asian decoration and theme found throughout the apartment. This bedroom also has a private bathroom and a 7-ft glass wall separating the shower from the bedroom itself. No doubt, stunning decoration. All bedrooms have mattresses of the finest quality along with high-count pure cotton sheets and powerful air conditioning to guarantee total comfort year round. Because of the layout of the apartment, the bedrooms allow for perfect, peaceful sleep day and night.
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Game Room ...
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Satellite / Cable
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Long-term Renters Welcome
Low Allergen Environment
pets not allowed
suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
Communal Pool ...
Hot Tub ...
Private Pool ...
Daily Maid Service
Local Services & Businesses:
Sports & Adventure Activities:
golf privileges optional
scuba diving or snorkeling
Features and Amenities
powerful air conditioning in each room
two king size beds,
one queen size
top quality, firm mattresses
huge living room couch comfortably accommodates up to 5 people
couch can be used as a queen size bed.
soft and comforting high-thread pure cotton sheets
top quality large pure cotton towels
two extremely silent bedrooms
great water pressure
unlimited hot water
fully equipped kitchen
i-pod ready stereos
DVD player (HDMI)
local and international movie and music channels
digital cable TV/Radio, with over 200 channels
doorman and security
a private garage (must be requested at booking)
free high-speed wireless internet, free cells phones provided for each guest a large 300-lb safe for documents and electronics, airport pick-up arranged
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website: