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Live Love Leblon! Spacious 2BR in Rio's most upscale neighborhood!

Harvey Karl Lynn II ('Skip')

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Harvey Karl Lynn II ('Skip')

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015
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Live Love Leblon! Spacious 2BR in Rio's most upscale neighborhood!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Leblon Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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 (60 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/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

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Harvey Karl Lynn II ('Skip') (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015

About Harvey Karl Lynn II ('Skip')

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

Why Harvey Karl Lynn II ('Skip') chose Leblon

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'.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Live Love Leblon! Spacious 2BR in Rio's most upscale neighborhood!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is our second week-long stay here at this great apartment; the owner couldn't be more accommodating and his helpers are equally terrific. We love the location - so close to the beach and also close to fabulous restaurants, cozy coffee and juice cafes, and one of the best grocery stores in the city. We have everything we need here for a relaxing and wonderful vacation. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Brooklyn, NY, USA
5

Best location and even better service

  • 5 of 5

From even before the beginning of the trip, Skip was so helpful to my family and me. He provided directions, restaurant recommendations, tourist hot spots, and was available for any questions or concerns we had. I would recommend this place for anyone and felt so lucky to have it! It was so clean and came stocked with a lot of useful items--it even had laundry and maid service! The location is unbelievable but the level of attention Skip paid to us and the thought he put into making the apartment feel like a home (including phone, internet, and even Netflix) really sets this apartment apart.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
5

Perfect Family Get Together

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was the perfect pied-a-terre for our family vacation. The location is perfect. Safe, clean and convenient, a short walk from the beach where we enjoyed the gorgeous sunsets every evening. The apartment is very well furnished and equipped - it is not large, but it was very comfortable for me and my 3 young adult children, and it had exactly everything we needed, exactly where we expected to find it. Skip is a wonderful landlord - he was extremely accomodating and welcoming and he gave us great recommendations for neighborhood restaurants and highlights, including vegetarian recommendations. He is a great ambassador for a warm and wonderful city. We did all the things that tourists do, enjoyed them all, and were so happy to come home to our comfortable flat every evening. Fast wifi makes planning and communication easier. We felt lucky to have found the perfect spot to build family memories.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
5

EXCELLENT!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for almost two weeks. It was perfect, the location couldn’t have been better!! We felt very safe walking around day or night. Minutes from the beach, an excellent grocery store minutes away. You are close to everything. At the corner of the building cabs going by all the time also buses.( You do not hear this in the condo, very quiet) We did both but we found cabs weren’t too expensive. The place was amazing super clean, comfortable, it was great getting back after a busy day. I was much surprized at how well stocked it was, it had everything thing from martini glasses to a juicer, linens were better than some hotels we have stayed at. We loved it, the girls and Skip were wonderful, very helpful with all of our questions about restaurants, shopping and things to do! Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. We know where we’re staying when we return to Rio!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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!
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
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!

Map

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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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

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
 
Low Season 2016
May 17 2015 - Jun 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$6,000
 
 
Weekend Special
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$500
Flat fee
 
 
2016 Olympics - Opening Week
Aug 5 2016 - Aug 11 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
Flat fee
 
 
2016 Olympics - Closing Week
Aug 12 2016 - Aug 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
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.

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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:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Sony PS3, Blu-ray Player, Home Theater Sound system, VOIP telephone (Vonage) for free calls to and from USA

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