BEACH-LOVER'S PARADISE IN A MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE OCEANFRONT VILLA IN UPPER LEBLON

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Speaks portuguese, spanish, english
Sleeps25
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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BEACH-LOVER'S PARADISE IN A MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE OCEANFRONT VILLA IN UPPER LEBLON

Leblon Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Mediterranean-Style Oceanfront Villa Divided into Private Apartments

The Villa is divided into 4 private studio apartments, all with spectacular ocean views in a tropical beachfront setting. Accommodates everyone from individuals to big groups. Close to all the action but still relaxed and peaceful, the area is a hidden gem just a short walk from all the shops, restaurants, and night life of Leblon and 5-10 minutes by taxi to Ipanema and Copacabana. Prices vary depending on the apartment. Ask for rates during, Christmas, Carnaval, and the World Cup.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed

Owner/Property Manager

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks portuguese, spanish, english

I'm am American originally from Orlando, Florida and I've been living in the beautiful, exciting city for 9 years.

I've done a lot of travelling and for me, Rio is the most beautiful city in the world and anyone who comes to visit deserves to wake up every morning with a breathtaking ocean view!

The location of the house is absolutely unique because although it is close to all the action, you have the feeling that you are set apart in a hidden tropical paradise, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Sleeps25
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

4.5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Beach-Lover's Paradise in a Mediterranean-Style Oceanfront Villa in Upper Leblon
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
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Beach-Lover's Paradise in a Mediterranean-Style Oceanfront Villa in Upper Leblon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3567976
Leblon Rio de Janeiro City
5

WE HAD A FABULOUS STAY!

  • 5 of 5
We had a fabulous Rio experience staying at Apartment 4. Jake was not around the day we arrived (our flight was delayed) but he sent Adam, a friendly resident in the house, to meet us and show us around, and he made sure to check in with us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed. The location is simply ideal, a short 10-minute walk from Leblon beach, and with the minivan buses running every few minutes from the bus stop at the bottom of the stairs for a mere $1.50 flat rate it is fast, easy and cheap to go to Ipanema, Copacabana, Leme, etc. From our bedroom window we had a gorgeous view of Ipanema beach, and the main window overlooked the ocean at the hotel-resort across the street (great place to get an excellent morning latte before a quick swim or heading out for the day). The quaint house has lots of charm (we really loved the three patios, the outdoor shower, and the Copacabana-patterned tiles on the stairs). Free wireless was a great bonus to check out places to go out for eating, drinking, and music. We would definitely come back to Jake's house. And the price was right too!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Beach-Lover's Paradise in a Mediterranean-Style Oceanfront Villa in Upper Leblon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3567976
Leblon Rio de Janeiro City
1

NOT AS ADVERTISED

  • 1 of 5
Our place did not look anything like the photos. The photos showed a crisp, clean unit. Upon arrival we were disappointed to find a run down looking building, dirty walls, cheap furniture, mildew smelling drawers, stained sheets, smelly towels , bathroom smelled bad, and the kitchen was ill equipped, not even a coffee cup. Also, there was no blanket should one be needed.

The A/C did not work properly: Very little cooling effect.

As far as customer service, we didn't hear from Jake once during our stay. We called about the TV not working. He said he wasn't available until the next day.

This ad should come with a warning that the location is not only a long climb from the street but then there's an even longer climb to the unit. Beware if you are not physically fit.

There are no attractions, activities or restaurants in the immediate vicinity other than at the Sheraton Hotel, where we found a breakfast buffet at R57.

Would not recommend.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very surprised and disappointed by this review. It's the only bad review I've ever had for this property Most of my guests love it and I do my best to make sure everyone has a great stay.
These guests were an elderly couple that spent 4 days at the Villa. They arrived pretty late and I met them and carried their luggage for them to the second story apartment. The husband had some difficulty getting up the stairs and was out of breath. I gave them a warm greeting, showed them around the Villa, and gave them some orientation about the area. I told them that if they needed anything at all they were welcome to call me or send me a message and I would do my best to help them.
During their short stay I only heard from them one time. The husband called me at about 9 o'clock on Saturday night and said he was having trouble getting the TV to work. It has 2 remote controls, one for the cable and one for the TV. I told him that I was out, it was Saturday night, but gave him some tips on what the problem might be. I He called me back 5 minutes later and said that he had figured it out and the TV was working fine now. And that was the last I heard from them.
It seems they were also unable to figure out the air conditioner, which works perfectly. I only found that out from reading the review.
I prepared the apartment myself before they arrived. It was clean and the linens and towels were freshly laundered. I would have happily brought them an extra coffee cup or an extra blanket had they asked.
I think that some older travellers are really more comfortable with a very conventional hotel-like experience and feel disoriented and out of their element in an apartment. I'm really sorry they had a bad time but most guests have a terrific time and to leave me a one- star review is just ludicrous...
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Beach-Lover's Paradise in a Mediterranean-Style Oceanfront Villa in Upper Leblon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3567976
Leblon Rio de Janeiro City
4

THIS WAS A VERY NICE FLAT!

  • 4 of 5
I traveled to Rio with my son who recently graduated from college; this was his graduation gift. Our stay at Jake's place was very, very nice. We were there for 6 days. The view was unbelievable. The location was perfect. We ate breakfast several mornings at the Sheraton across the street which was nice and reasonable. We walked to Ipanema beach a couple of times; it was only about 20 minutes away. The market was nearby and you could practically touch the beach. We will definitely be back and I hope that this place is available again whenever either my son or I go back to Rio. It would be nice if the kitchen were better stocked. It is a very nice kitchen, but the utensils, plates etc... are pretty scarce and limit the cooking that you can do. The market is so close that we shopped and cooked a few times, but definitely would have done more if it had been possible.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beach-Lover's Paradise in a Mediterranean-Style Oceanfront Villa in Upper Leblon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3567976
Leblon Rio de Janeiro City
5

A HIDDEN TREASURE

  • 5 of 5
Nestled in thick greenery on the edge of the Dois Irmãos mountain and overlooking the waves crashing onto the Sheraton beach, Jake's place has a setting that is hard to match anywhere in Rio. The building itself is full of character and charm, with a unique history to go with the breathtaking views. Add to this friendly and honest service, with Jake's inimitable personal touch, and you've got all the ingredients for a truly memorable stay!
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Beach-Lover's Paradise in a Mediterranean-Style Oceanfront Villa in Upper Leblon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3567976
Leblon Rio de Janeiro City
5

RELAXING OCEAN VIEW RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
I had a wonderful stay at this great apartment nestled in the forest with little monkeys greeting you in the morning, an ocean view and a short walk to the beach. This is a beautiful spot, a little out of the way but well worth the second look. I thought I wanted to stay in Copacabana because thats what you hear but I found copa to be a little dirty and sketchy. Jake's apartment is a great alternative with easy access to leblon beach, supermarkets, entertainment as well as to public transport and taxi for the rest of the city. He is also very helpful with any needs you may have and tips for getting to know the city.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Beach-Lover's Paradise in a Mediterranean-Style Oceanfront Villa in Upper Leblon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3567976
Leblon Rio de Janeiro City
5

AWESOME PLACE

  • 5 of 5
Awesome place.. worked like a charm, very safe..clean couldn't have asked for anything better.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santos Dumont
Nearest Beach
Sheraton Resort Beach
Nearest Barpub
Sheraton Pool Bar
Nearest Restaurant
Sheraton restaurant
Car: not necessary

I have a large oceanfront house that is divided into 7 private studio apartments that can be rented individually or together for groups. It is located in a beautiful, tropical, safe area 100 meters from the Sheraton Resort Hotel in Upper Leblon, across the street from the beach and near to all the shops, restaurants, and nightlife of Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana.

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Availability & Rates

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Leblon Apartment Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
$100
$700
$1,350
 

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Leblon Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Budget
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Private bathrooms with hot showers
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 25
  • Each of the apartments sleeps 3-4 people.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
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