LIVE LOVE LEBLON! SPACIOUS 2BR IN RIO'S MOST UPSCALE NEIGHBORHOOD!

Harvey Karl Lynn II ('Skip')

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights
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LIVE LOVE LEBLON! SPACIOUS 2BR IN RIO'S MOST UPSCALE NEIGHBORHOOD!

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Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This unusually spacious (1200 sq ft), two-bedroom apartment is located just three short blocks from world famous “Leblon Beach”, yet it’s tucked away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life in Rio de Janeiro’s “Zona Sul”. It’s close to everything (shops, restaurants, shopping malls, and did I mention… the beach?), yet it’s safe, secure, quiet and relaxing. It’s the perfect place to wind down between sightseeing activities and to recharge the batteries for your next adventure.

The main living area was greatly expanded when the original owner left the third bedroom open to the living room, creating a great “nook” for a home office (where there’s a large granite desk and a comfortable, leather office chair). The extra space gives the living and dining area a very open feel, creating a sort of “great room” where you’ll spend most your time while home and awake. The sofas are very comfortable for Brazil (they were actually imported from USA), and provide a great place to doze off after a sunny day on the beach, a few “caipirinhas”, and a refreshing cold shower. There are three ceiling fans to keep the air circulating around the large area, or just to create a nice “Ridley Scott” visual.

Technologically speaking, the apartment is better appointed than any luxury hotel. With a 50” plasma TV, the top package of high-definition, digital TV programming, a PS3 for Blu-ray movies, music, games and even web browsing, as well as a Roku media streaming device, you’ll feel at home (but don’t stay too long – get out and see Rio!). There's also a 32' LED TV in the suite, with another Roku media streaming box, for Netflix, etc.

The Internet connection is fast for Rio de Janeiro (20 Mbps), and there’s a fast WiFi network (802.11N) capable of delivering connectivity to all your WiFi enabled devices throughout the apartment (and pool below!). In case you don’t use Skype, and need to call back to the United States (or elsewhere), there’s a VOIP (Vonage) phone line with free calls to and from the USA. Calls to all other countries, including local calls in Brazil, are inexpensive and can be deducted from your deposit if you choose to use this option. There are three computer monitors on the large desk, free for you to connect to your laptop if you wish. If you didn't bring a laptop and need a computer, one can be provided (additional security deposit required).

The bedrooms each have queen mattresses with memory foam mattress toppers and king-size down pillows. Each room has its own air conditioner. One of the bedrooms is a suite, with the bathroom attached, and the other has a bathroom right down the hall. Both bedrooms have plenty of closet space and drawers to hang your clothes and store your possessions.

The kitchen and service area has American appliances (refrigerator, gas stove, washer and dryer), which I brought to Brazil when I moved there years ago. They are not new, but are a pleasant surprise when compared to the usual miniature-size appliances in Brazil. I will stock the refrigerator with plenty of beer and soda to get your vacation started. You can take it from there.

As appointed, the apartment will sleep 4 adults. However, as mentioned above, the sofas are very comfortable and could easily sleep another 2 (although the love seat might be tight for a large person). For a party larger than 6, or for more comfort than the sofas, we can provide very comfortable air mattresses. Two full-size air mattresses or one queen will fit behind the sofa in the 'home office' portion of the great room. We recently installed black-out curtains in that room, so that if anyone does decide to sleep there, they can sleep as late as they want (as long as the other guests let them ;-)

We hope you will enjoy your stay in Rio with a base of our cozy little apartment in Leblon, as much as we have enjoyed our stays there during past years.

Keywords: Apartment, condo, flat, temporada, vacation rental, carnival rental, carnaval rental, temporary rental, Carnaval, near Ipanema

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Suitability:
  • children welcome

Harvey Karl Lynn II ('Skip')

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Speaks english, portuguese, spanish
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I am an American 'Citizen of the World', having lived in South America over half my adult life, and in Rio de Janeiro for ten of those years. I have businesses in the US and Brazil, so I maintain a residence in Rio de Janeiro, and visit about once a month - often times with my Brazilian wife (from Rio de Janeiro, a 'Carioca'), and our three kids.

Harvey Karl Lynn II ('Skip') purchased this apartment in 2005

I love Leblon for its proximity to all of what Rio has to offer - beautiful beaches, great restaurants and bars, fun nightlife, and a commercial workplace in one of the most geographically beautiful cities in the world. Yet despite being close to everything, Leblon is refreshingly removed from the rif-raf of an otherwise bustling metropolis. Leblon is safe, secure, quiet and relaxing. No wonder it's Rio's most desirable (and expensive) 'bairro'.

Beautiful Leblon Beach, with it's postcard backdrop of 'Dois Irmões' (think 'Fast Five'), is a mere three short blocks away. Still, when I'm too lazy or just don't have time to get down to the beach, I go for a dip in the little pool at the complex. It's so close to my apartment (a stone's throw away, see photos), my Wifi network is available there, so I can bring my phone or notebook and catch a few rays while I work or stay connected with friends.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights
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4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Live Love Leblon! Spacious 2BR in Rio's most upscale neighborhood!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
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Live Love Leblon! Spacious 2BR in Rio's most upscale neighborhood!
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Leblon Rio de Janeiro City
Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawaii, USA
5

Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5
Our women's paddling team stayed in Skip's apartment for 9 nights in August 2014 and it was absolutely fantastic! The short daily walk to and from Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas for our racing events was perfect. The neighborhood includes a large, convenient supermarket, shops, restaurants, and a school nearby. Leblon Beach is a short, pretty walk in the other direction and Shopping Leblon (a huge high-end complex) is just a few blocks away. We felt safe and secure. The apartment looks exactly as it is pictured - it is comfortable, clean, has maid service, and the free Vonage phone which allows guests to call home is the icing on the cake. Skip allowed us to come in early after a long overnight flight and stay a bit later before our return flight. We truly loved the whole experience and would recommend it to all other travelers.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure hosting your group for your stay in Rio de Janeiro for your competition! Lagoa de Freitas (the Lagoon) is so beautiful, especially at night. It sounds like you ladies really had quite an adventure! We're glad we could make your experience more comfortable and pleasurable, and in some way, more special!
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Live Love Leblon! Spacious 2BR in Rio's most upscale neighborhood!
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Leblon Rio de Janeiro City
Kalae Molokai Hawaii
5

Live, Love, Lablon

  • 5 of 5
Stayed here for 9 glorious nights early August. Safe, comfortable, fabulous. This is the best choice for a stay in Rio. Supermarket nearby, great places for food and drink. We were there for a paddling competition and some of the others at the competition stayed at Copacobana and did not have the same experience. Skip was helpful ...the best host ever.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review (but please correct spelling of Leblon)! As a fellow (former) resident of Hawaii (I went to school at BYU-Hawaii for a few years), I felt a special connection to your group. I wish I would have been in Rio to meet you personally. But I'm really happy that our "beach house" worked out so well for you, and that the location allowed you easy access to the Lagoa (Lagoon), where your races were taking place. Finally, CONGRATULATIONS on your medals!
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Live Love Leblon! Spacious 2BR in Rio's most upscale neighborhood!
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Leblon Rio de Janeiro City
Vancouver, Canada
5

Excellent accomodation for Rio visitors - highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 stayed at Skip’s apartment for 12 days during the World Cup final. The accommodation was perfect for us. The apartment was in a secured building and high-end neighborhood with a couple of large grocery stores and several nice restaurants within a short walk. Leblon beach is only 3 short blocks away. We felt safe to walk around the neighborhood in the evening. Skip and his assistant, Edna, were fantastic and extremely helpful during our stay. Among other things, when learning of our late arrival (midnight), Skip arranged for breakfast items in the fridge for us, so that we didn’t have to look for things in our first day in Rio – we didn’t make any request for that in advance and greatly appreciated Skip’s hospitality. We highly recommend Skip’s place and would definitely stay there again when we go back to Rio.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Live Love Leblon! Spacious 2BR in Rio's most upscale neighborhood!
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++1 954-237-3388
Leblon Rio de Janeiro City
4

Quiet and Relaxing in Leblon

  • 4 of 5
We were so relaxed and comfortable at Skip's apartment. It was spacious and organized including very important ceiling fans and AC when staying in Rio. We were there with our young children, ages 3 and 6, and they loved the play area outside by the pool where they played and swam every day. The location is in the best neighborhood filled with beautiful trees walking distance to many options for restaurants including Lagoon on the lake and of course a few short blocks to the beach.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Live Love Leblon! Spacious 2BR in Rio's most upscale neighborhood!
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++1 954-237-3388
Leblon Rio de Janeiro City
5

Wonderful vacation spot to enjoy the best of Rio de Janeiro

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a delightful, relaxing week at Skip's cozy and comfortable apartment in Leblon. We were 3 adults and 2 young adults (college) and all of us enjoyed the apartment (quite spacious) and all the amenities. It is a perfect location - just a stroll straight down to the beach and one block from a fabulous grocery store. Multiple restaurants (thanks Skip for all your recommendations) are nearby but the kitchen is perfect if you prefer to cook. It is a perfect location to enjoy the city and very safe! We cannot wait to return.
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Live Love Leblon! Spacious 2BR in Rio's most upscale neighborhood!
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Leblon Rio de Janeiro City
San Francisco
5

Excellent place in the heart of Leblon

  • 5 of 5
Great place and Skip is very organized. I would recommend this place to any and all potential renters. Fantastic offer!
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Leblon Beach (sister beach of Ipanema, sharing the same crescent coastline) is just three shorts blocks away, Ipanema beach is a few more blocks up the boardwalk (see the map on Location). Corcovado (the Christ Statue) is a short taxi ride away (see map). The run/walk on the beach extending from Leblon to Ipanema to Arpoador and back is approx 4 miles, and is as interesting for people watching as it is spectacular for observing the natural beauty of Rio's coastline. The 'Lagoa' (Lagoon) is a few blocks the other way, and is equally as impressive (even more so at night).

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Leblon Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas/New Years Eve Pkg
Dec 24 2014 - Jan 5 2015
10 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Carnaval 2015
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 22 2015
5 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
$6,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%
Notes There is a 3% (USA card) to 4% (Intl card) charge for payments through VRBO or Paypal. Maid service is included in short-term rentals (less than a month) every other weekday, and is normally two to three hours of cleaning and linen change. This can be extended at R$25/hr if you would like extra laundry services (washing clothes, ironing, etc) or more frequent visits. The cleaning fee is US$100.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

Leblon Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Garage ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2) Each bed has a 'memory foam' (think tempurpedic) mattress topper, and several down pillows, which makes them heavenly!, Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • CD Player
  • Video Games ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Sony PS3, Blu-ray Player, Home Theater Sound system, VOIP telephone (Vonage) for free calls to and from USA
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