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IPANEMA PENTHOUSE with Private Outdoor Jacuzzi, Terraces and Stunning Views

Alastair G.

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Alastair G.

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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IPANEMA PENTHOUSE with Private Outdoor Jacuzzi, Terraces and Stunning Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Ipanema Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom Duplex Penthouse Parallel Posto 9 Ipanema

Recently profiled and featured in 'The Sunday Times'(UK). Absolute prime location in the very heart of fashionable Ipanema, this luxury 2 double bedroom, 2 story very spacious 1500 sq ft penthouse is where mid-century Brazilian meets contemporary design(there is in addition a 3rd single bedroom with en-suite shower room).

IMPORTANT NOTE: this is a residential family building, not an apartment hotel.If you are after a 'mancation' type holiday please do not make an enquiry.This is strictly NOT the environment for sexual tourism.


Accommodation includes 3 bathrooms,2 living rooms,quality contemporary art ,wireless broadband,2 LCD TVs(40',32') with cable/dvd,washer/dryer,power shower,24h security etc. Also 2 outdoor spaces,one 1st floor balcony and a decked terrace on the top floor with private,heated Jacuzzi(not overlooked). Majestic views of the mountains and Christ statue (illuminated at night). Minutes from the beach,exactly parallel to the most desirable stretch of Ipanema beach, the famed Post 9. This apartment has been carefully designed to capture the relaxed and timeless spirit of bossa nova,retro cool at it's best!

Just some of the many artists represented include Aoleo,Oscar Niemeyer,Noe Klablin,Carlos Sena and Andy Warhol.Furnishings includes work by Eileen Gray, Florence Broadhurst,Sergio Rodrigues,Vivienne Westwood and Giuseppe Scapinelli.

Extra Maid Service: Extra maid service is available.A day session(4/5 hours) costs R130.A mini session lasting approx. 2 hours is available for R60.Please make sure you book these at the time of booking as they can be difficult to arrange last minute.Their duties can also cover ironing,food shopping and child minding.

An English speaking babysitter service is available for R20 per hour,plus taxi fare if required to stay after 1am.

Airport pick up service.: Airport pick up service is available with a very reliable named driver(Wagner) in new model, air conditioned saloon car for R130 .He will wait for you at arrivals with a placard bearing your name. I strongly recommend you take advantage of this offer as it helps my management to co-ordinate your smooth arrival at the apartment.Payment is direct to the driver.A van with an 8 seat capacity plus luggage is also possible for R180.

Great rates are also available for local car tours or trips further afield to Parity or Buzios.

Special Notes: Being a penthouse means the apt. is flooded with light (many Rio apts. can be dark due to so many tall buildings facing each other).

Sleeps 5 in conventional beds.There is a sofa bench/bed that can be utilized as a single bed and a spare mattress that can be placed anywhere.If you are willing to be flexible in your sleeping arrangements up to 7 individuals can be comfortably accommodated.

Having 2 very distinct outdoor areas on 2 levels combined with panoramic views means the apartment is suffused with the natural grandeur of Rio.

In addition there is the ease and convenience of being directly parallel and just 350 meters (5 minute walk) to Post 9 on the beach,generally regarded as the absolute apex of Carioca beach culture.

Finally ,for the discerning traveler, this beautifully maintained property is positioned atop an architecturally very distinguished building.


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Alastair G. (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

About Alastair G.

Very widely traveled.Brought up in the Far East and Australia,am now mostly based in the UK.

For a long time I had the apt looked after by one of the biggest agencies in Rio.The problem was that far too few staff were looking after far too many apartments,which meant that maintenance was hit or miss.Speaking from direct personal experience,compared to running an equivalent apt in New York or London,Rio presents unique challenges.Not only are running costs roughly triple but getting even the simplest things done can be challenging(and yes that is an understatement!).4 years ago I decided to manage the apt. myself directly from London with a full time English manager based locally(she speaks fluent Portuguese) who looks after this apt. exclusively.This can be at times very demanding because if something is not right,trust me, I get told about it! We are now able to provide a very bespoke service from the moment you leave arrivals at the airport.My manager and I are 100% committed to providing you with the best experience of Rio possible.

Alastair G. purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Alastair G. chose Ipanema

Ipanema is almost like a small kingdom set apart.The timeless life style associated with such easy access to such an extraordinary beach is very seductive.Now safer than ever,quite simply Ipanema is in a class of it's own.It's where Brazil looks for new trends and is a show place for the nation.It is classic,eternal Rio and the energy is palpable.It is the Rio of your dreams!

Rio (a city that,even within Brazil, is the most 'Brazilian' of cities) is also a very culturally rich society with a strong theater tradition,great modern artists,the center of the telenovela and media industries,an extraordinary and diverse musical heritage and a vigorous intellectual history involving great writers and architects.It is also fascinating to observe the vast changes Rio is currently undergoing.The speed and scale in urban regeneration is unprecedented amongst any major world city in modern times.

What makes this apartment unique

Space, and a tremendous feeling of privacy floating above everywhere else in your own private world. Apart from great style,I think to have the rare combination of 2 entirely different outdoor spaces on separate floors together with contrasting and amazing views coupled with the location so close to Post 9 on the beach.All this and being a penthouse awash with natural light allows an ambiance that is pretty special.Ticks all the key boxes!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great! Thanks heaps! !! All your staff were great and very helpful!!!Many thanks.
Feb 2015
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IPANEMA PENTHOUSE with Private Outdoor Jacuzzi, Terraces and Stunning Views
average rating of 4.96 based on 52 reviews

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous and stylish decor.At times I felt I was on the set of an interior design magazine or a Hollywood movie.

This well proportioned and very roomy penthouse was well maintained and clean,which is an absolute priority for me.

Could not have felt safer in this ritzy Ipanema enclave, so close to Post 9 on the beach.Charming/friendly doormen always on duty.

Breathtaking views ,especially from the glorious upstairs terrace.Management could not be more helpful or responsive.

Hugely recommended,best stay ever.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot. Hope you return soon to Rio. All the Best!

Great place to stay Rio

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights at the Penthouse and were quite happy with things. The building is quite secure with friendly doormen on staff. The apartment was large enough for two couples (and an 8 year old). It is a short walk to Ipanema Beach as well as a number of eateries/bars. The terraces provide a nice outdoor space for socializing. I will definitely recommend this place to friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Amazing place with beautiful deco

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautifully put together. The selection of vintage furniture combining the colours of Brazil works extremely well. Everything has been selected for the function and beauty of the work.

A most relaxing and safe area to be in and the entertainment value of Ipanema Beach is such fun.

Alastair is a great host with plenty of ideas for enjoying your vacation to the fullest. Definitely would highly recommend this gem of a place to everyone

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know many clients choose this penthouse for the views,outdoor space and location.However I do get more than my fair share of architects(like yourself!), designers ,artists etc who are very appreciative of the design ethos that has gone into creating this unique space.Thank you Yasmine for your review, and hope to welcome you back to Rio soon!

A wonderful stay in Rio!

  • 5 of 5

Our adult group of 6 friends and family arrived in Rio tired but ready to go - and what a beautiful launch pad we had! The pictures of the apartment give you an accurate feel for the space, beautifully decorated with great thought given to the end user. There was plenty of room for all, we used all living space each and every day. Air con was great and used judiciously, took us a while to get used to using neutral water with the dishes though.

The property was clean with Ellie the manager ready willing and able to assist us before and during our trip. Didn't matter if we had questions about the apartment, directions or recommendations for places to eat She was very knowledgeable and delight to work with.

The location of this property is outstanding, we could walk, take a bus, taxi or subway to get anywhere we wanted easily and safely. Great people in the neighbourhood that made you feel welcome in no time.

The porter staff at the building were great as well, teaching us new Portuguese words each day.

Our group has traveled and rented around the world. Working with Alastair was very easy, his responses were timely and very helpful. I would recommend this apartment in a heart beat. In fact - I already have.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Feeling at home in Rio

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a wonderful stay! We absolutely loved the apartment, the outdoor terrace and balcony, and the stylish interior. Very comfortable beds in pleasant and nicely decorated bedrooms. Alastair, you have done a fantastic renovation and decoration job with the place, and it created a superb atmosphere for us coming back to celebrate Christmas in Rio. We already knew the neigborhood, and this apartment is superbly located - close to everything, yet in a relatively quiet spot. We also appreciated the elaborate information package you have prepared for your visitors, with several personal observations and reflections. Alves, Ellie, and the rest of your team were very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Wow! Cool, glamoureous penthouse, top location!

  • 5 of 5

I speak french so I will do my best to write in english.

Stayed there for 6 nights. After reservation, Alastair the owner sent emails about what to do in Rio, what not to do and how to use appliances in his penthouse. Thanks to him because he told me in time that we would need a Visa to come to Rio!! We are Canadians. When we arrived, we met the charmant owner Alastair who was staying there the week before, Ellie the manager and Alveis the doorman. Those 3 peoples where more than welcoming! So kind, respectful, and honest. They doing their best to make you feel happy. More than our expectations. Very nice humain beings! ��

The penthouse is wonderful. We felt at home. Warm and glamoureous atmosphere! Wonderful decoration.Wow! One cool terrasse and one great balcony. All included. Real flowers everywhere.��

Top location in Ipanema and situated in one of the best and beautiful residential street. Felt secure. Close to the beach, lagoon, restaurants, stores, metro, taxis..�� The penthouse is beside a school. We had great time watching children playing soccer��

For the same price of an hotel room beachfront with NO balcony, since we were 2 friends sharing the condo, we got all this�� We recommend this place without any hesitation. ������

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Johanne for taking the trouble to write your review in English! Am delighted your first time in Rio was a wonderful experience. Come back soon!


Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Santos Dumont Airport
Nearest Barpub
130 Metres
Resto Ipanema
Nearest Train
850 Metres
General Osorio Metro Station
Nearest Restaurant
180 Metres
Porcao Rodizio De Carnes
Nearest Beach
370 Metres
Posto 9,Ipanema Beach
Car: not necessary

Positioned in a calm,residential street canopied with tropical trees adorned with orchids, this is referred to by locals as the 'noble' area of Ipanema. Being to the left of Rua Vinicius de Morais this is seen to be the safest part of Ipanema, not being in the 'shadow' of any favela.Known as the 'Beverly Hills of Rio' due to the many telenovela stars who live here. Tom Jobim wrote the classic 'The Girl From Ipanema' song while living in this street in 1962(a plaque commemorates this at no.107). You are exactly parallel to and just 4 blocks from the legendary Post 9 on the beach. 2 blocks from the exciting shopping opportunities on the main thoroughfare of Rua Visc. de Piraja, and just 3 blocks from the Lagoa. Although taxis are plentiful and inexpensive, being so well located means you can walk to all the local culinary,cultural and nightlife attractions Ipanema is so famous for.You are assigned 2 parking spaces within the building which is useful if you hire a car or have Brazilian friends visiting.


Rates & Availability

From £190 Per night

Ipanema Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
NEW YEAR 2015/16
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 4 2016
10 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jan 4 2016 - Feb 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
Feb 3 2016 - Feb 12 2016
10 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Feb 12 2016 - Apr 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £0
Refundable damage deposit £500
Departure Cleaning Fee £70
Notes A departure cleaning/laundry fee of GB£70 will be added.
You will be asked for a security deposit of GBP£500,against any possible damages.Will be returned to you within 5 days of your departure,once the apt has been oked by my manager.
Exceptions sometimes can be made re 4 night minimum,please enquire.
For special events payment will be in full at time of booking.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Ipanema Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 9
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , ducha higienica
  • the master en-suite has an American style power shower. 3 shower rooms in total and outside hot tub Jacuzzi.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , en-suite
    Large Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , en-suite,wall fan has now been installed for added comfort.
  • The Master bedroom is located on the 2nd floor with King sized bed,wide screen lcd tv with multi region dvd player, fitted wardrobes with electronic safe,alarm clock, dressing area and en- suite featuring an American style power shower.Leads out onto a casual lounge area overlooking the decked terrace and Jacuzzi (heat controls) . The layout of the 2nd floor reached by the spiral staircase gives it a real sense of seclusion and privacy apart from the rest of the apartment below. Both main bedrooms have split air conditioning units, floor fans and acoustic windows .All bedrooms are supplied with high 1000 thread Egyptian cotton sheets,Hungarian goose down pillows,very high quality mattresses etc. There is one super king sized bed,one queen sized double bed and one single bed.Apart from these sleeping options there is also a bench sofa in the 2nd living room that can be converted into a single bed.In addition there is a single mattress that can be placed anywhere if there is need.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Due to the 2 outdoor areas being so high up I would suggest particular care needs to be taken with children between 2 - 5 years.There is a stair gate/playpen for use around the base of the spiral staircase.A crib can also be made available. There is also an extra single mattress that can also be utilized if required. Elderly/infirm OK if they stay on the first floor. For wheelchair users access is fine from the street through the elevator to the main first floor.Access to the top floor restricted due to the spiral staircase. There are 2 car parking spaces in the building,useful if you rent a car or have Brazilian friends visiting. The building has 24 hour security staff at reception.

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