Copacabana villa rental - The Pool
The Pool
 
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps21
  • 6 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
 

Copacabana Villa Rental Photos and Description
6 Bedrooms + Library - 6 full bathrooms

- FULL VILLA (HIGH SEASON) – 6 BEDROOMS - $1,100 USD WEEKDAYS - $1,400 USD WEEKEND DAYS – MINIMUM 3 NIGHTS (UP TO 21 PEOPLE).

- FULL VILLA (LOW SEASON) - 6 BEDROOMS - $900 USD WEEKDAYS - $1,100 USD WEEKEND DAYS – MINIMUM 3 NIGHTS. (UP TO 21 PEOPLE).

- ½ RENTAL VILLA (ALL YEAR-ROUND) 3 BEDROOMS - $550 USD WEEKDAYS - $700 USD WEEKEND DAYS – MINIMUM 5 NIGHTS (UP TO 6 PEOPLE).

NOTE - WORLD CUP 2014 and OLYMPICS 2016 the villa is rented.

1. It is a 4 story 2007 built private home on a gated street in the middle of the tourist zone of Copacabana.

2. There are 4 suites with elegant baths + 2 poolside small cabanas which shared baths.

3. The Metro is across the street and the Copacabana beach 3 blocks away. Main shopping street is 50 feet away.

4 . The house is rented with staff and can include a very full American breakfast. There is a cook who will for a fee prepare snacks, lunches, and other meals. You can rent the house without staff except a daily maintenance man.

5. There is a private third floor pool BBQ and sun deck.

6. The house is run by a multilingual concierge who will arrange all transfers, tours, reservations, and child care.

7. The house is equipped with a kitchen,china, crystal, silver to provide food service for up to 80 guests for functions.

8 It's a family home - cozy enough for two couples to have a great vacation spot and personal attention BUT like any family home there are lots of cabanas sofas etc where we can welcome a student group or bunch of friends.

9. We could provide a short rental for special shooting, etc. but there is a minimum of 3 days for a rental.

The villa has directly across the street a small posada of 7 rooms - so we can combine on one street - 14 bedrooms for the large family or group of friends.

Guests who inquire about the property should know that we are in a quiet neighborhood with great neighbors and it is our policy that during the week - the house outdoor terrace is a quiet zone after 10pm. During weekends we also require respect for our neighbors tranquility.

Basically the villa is organized on 4 levels around a central atrium. All rooms open to this vaulted space via balconies, gardens, or a glass roof which electronically opens to the night sky and marvelous moon views.

Level one is a stone entrance foyer off the little street with entrance doors from a former old Gloria mansion. A great modern kitchen contains every possible culinary gadget, huge island with bar stools,complete business center, and enough an porcelain to serve 100. Off the kitchen is the new decorated atrium (morning room) and a family dining room. The atrium fireplace and over mirror is undergoing completion by the artist who completed faux painting in the restored Teatro Municipal Opera house. The ceiling opens electronically and the second floor balcony gives way to 3 bedroom suites - all with sitting areas and marble deluxe baths with jacuzzi. The dining room is great for a family having breakfast or a sit down for 24. Off these rooms is the wood paneled library with TV/Cinema area and our very special antique Titanic model which the house staff presented this July to the foundation.

There is a small stone powder room off the back stone stairway. All of the major public floor rooms have fireplaces and and make for a great family space. At Christmas - the 15 foot Christmas tree is decorated by the children of the villa staff and we have our annual holiday party and open house.

The second floor suites open by three pairs of antique french doors or stained glass windows to the atrium. Each room makes for a great private sleeping and entertaining space as sofas and easy chairs make it quite comfy. Since the villa is occupied most of the year - these 3 suites are continually in the process of being re-invented.

The third floor is accessed by a stone stairway (with our little Budda in the corner) and panels of native birds and stained glass and a collection of both naif art and the original interior sketches for the house on the walls.

Once you open the door to the third and fourth floor levels - you see the pool with its lion fountain,

a small sitting area with our bird menagerie in cages and the all local birds drinking out of the feeders. Our roof seems to be the greenest spot in the neighborhood and attracts lots of birds and butterflies. The garden is ALWAYS a work in process as the plantings change continually. We try to keep it in flowers year around with hanging planters, plaques of bromeliad and orchids. The barbecue is there and the staff lights the gas lanterns at sunset.

Off the first part of the garden is a trellised walkway of local honeysuckle and some fresh fruit trees as well as a little herb garden. There are two cabanas and small duplex rooftop cottage off of this walkway which are kind of like 18th century wood ship cabins. They share a bath with shower. They have desks with plenty of storage, hundreds of books, and are comfy and cool little spots - full of character. The cabanas can sleep 2 or 3. The cottage consists of - a king size loft above and huge living room below which sleeps 4 on the banquette single beds or the banquettes can be combined into a king. This house has a separate bath and shower with chicken coop type windows which look thru the glass roof all the way to the first floor.

The villa is available as a rental with only one maid to change linens and make beds for guests who want total privacy. On the other hand - the villa has a huge staff for the family or group who wants and needs lots of attention. The daily rental fee depends on the services guests need ( basically price changes when the group is a huge number of guests) and is priced very well as compared to even a three star hotel. We aim to top the service offered anywhere else in our city. We try to make guests feel comfortable from answering their first inquiries to saying goodbye and putting them in a car to return home. We provide a HUGE BREAKFAST EVERY MORNING, and can cater barbecues, and full sit down or buffet dinners. We are quite used to corporate, business, diplomatic, and family parties. We know the best purveyors for buying fresh ingredients, fine meats, great fish, etc. It is a fun spot and we love to throw a party for you.

Now that prices in Rio de Janeiro have become in the league of New York City, Tokyo, or London - we feel it essential that guests have some reasonably priced options for meals. It also seems like guests who have all the intention of eating out every night - change their plans once they get settled into the villa. So we have become quite deft at putting meals together without a lot of notice. We have two lovely street fairs each week with butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers, with dozens of stalls and like to take our guests their to choose whats will be on the table that night.

The Abraços Foundation and Adan have a staff of drivers, tour guides, packaged tour operators, and can help with detailed planning for your trip - from airport pick up until you depart (and even ship those things your forgot back home !!) Guests have the advantage of organizing their schedule when they book or meeting with Adan when they are here to buy tours (Note: prices are 15% lower when purchased in advance of arrival).

Adan handles all the email requests and helps guests who do not know the city and country (or south America) on how to arrange their time based on their interests. We are affiliated with a great Rio travel agency who assists with flights, cruises, etc.

One of the Villa craftsmen is a jazz musician and knows the RIo night life scene. Another consultant is a set designer for Brazilian movies and knows what is hot in town at the moment.

IT has been a busy past three months with a total redo of the villa + movie shoots + a lot of big events BUT we will have a complete on-line villa manual, and menus.

BEFORE YOU MAKE AN INQUIRY-

1. we are totally rented for all of the WORLD CUP PERIOD - We are also 100% rented for OLYMPICS 2016. IF you write thevillainrio@gmail.com (our concierge) he may assist you in locating smaller properties for both CUP and OLYMPICS.

2. We can not offer rentals less than 5 days for large groups - it is just too time consuming to do a changeover after 21 guests have been with us for a short period. There are no short term stays for large groups at regular rental fees, You can stay for three nights BUT WE WILL CHARGE MORE PER DAY FOR THOSE RENTALS.

We can offer a short term rental at a higher fee that reflects our increased costs.

3. Although we can house up to 21 - there is only room for 7 OR 8 couples in privacy. 23 is the maximum but 14 to 16 more ideal unless the group includes children and one uses sofas in the suites or bunk beds.

4. We can offer for the very large group the villa + our other penthouse also advertised on homeaway.com + neighboring pousada and hostels We have arranged stays for a group as large as 55.

5. Rental rates VARY according to the number of guests and services requested. We are indeed an economical alternative for a large groups and offer features not easily available in most apartments or villa rentals.

6. We LOVE a party BUT DO NOT rent to groups who do not abide by the villa quiet hours. We are in a family neighborhood and love our neighbors. We do not rent to any group without questions as we wish to make sure our staff, our villa, and our neighborhood are respected. We have furnished the villa with love and care and special objects and want guests to love our ambiance.

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101 Reviews of Property 174529 Copacabana, Brazil

The Villa in Rio de Janeiro - 6BR+ Library/ Pool/ Full Breakfast Included
average rating of 4.9569893 based on 101 reviews
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Amaizing House!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
What a fantastic week we had in Rio and what amaizing house. We have felt like royalty. Adan, Marcia, Jairo and the rest of the team were all fantastic and made our stay here very enjoyable. Thank you very much for a super duper week.
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Copacabana Rio de Janeiro City
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5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
I have had a wonderful stay. The house is truly beautiful. You and your staff have excellent. A toast to a truly wonderful host, chef and gentleman. Continued success at your endeavors.
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Amazing staff

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Amazing staff great, rio beautiful + brilliant, fun, great people, exquisite house. Thank you xxxx
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The Villa in Rio de Janeiro - 6BR+ Library/ Pool/ Full Breakfast Included
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Copacabana Rio de Janeiro City
5

New Years in Rio

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
This villa in Copacabana was the perfect place to spend New Years with the fam. With a household of 9 we were more than comfortably accommodated. The home is situated in a way that permitted each of us our own personal space, but also provided a large dining area which we used to start and end every day. I shared the top floor with two friends and my brother and I felt as if we were in a separate home. If breakfast and dinner wasn’t incredible enough, the deserts were out of this world! (Annie needs that bread pudding recipe Mike) The house was cleaned daily including our laundry, and there was always someone cooking.

Most days were planned the evening before and after a quick text or email, whatever assistance we needed was easily made. Pedro and Anderson became such an integral part of the group it was as if they had made the trip with us. Whether it was hiking, eating, going to the beach, or late night fun, their suggestions always exceeded our expectations, and their company added to the experience.

The beach is a quick walk from the villa, and the boardwalk was a blast. For New Year Eve, the whole family watched a concert on the beach in front of the Copacabana Palace while a fireworks show took place along the coast. We spent the rest of the evening stopping at clubs on our way back to the villa. The location couldn’t have been better.

Every day and night was different, but we never ran out of things to do. The days were full of shopping, hiking, para sailing, and the nights had some other wholesome extracurricular activities. The people were beautiful and they all seemed to be warm to Americans. The language barrier wasn’t an issue, but I did return home with a habit of gesturing while talking.

It was an incredible trip that I hope I am fortunate enough to make again. Thank you Mike (Momma)!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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The Villa in Rio de Janeiro - 6BR+ Library/ Pool/ Full Breakfast Included
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Comfy and exciting!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
This house is comfy, exotic and close to Copacabana.
Helpful votes: 0/1
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The Villa in Rio de Janeiro - 6BR+ Library/ Pool/ Full Breakfast Included
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Copacabana Rio de Janeiro City
5

2 US groups from California enjoy Copacabana house

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Two dance groups with a total of 33 people needed to find a place to stay in Rio. I was very fortunate to be able to have us stay at this MAGNIFICENT house! It was sheer luxury. We felt like movie stars! The staff quickly became our family. They did so much to make us feel at home. If you have a chance to purchase their meals....do so.....they were A++.

Located in a superb area, extremely safe and minutes from the beach! I would definitely recommend this home! We were extremely fortunate that we were also able to rent part of the home next door since our group was so large. It was a sheer Godsend that we had that luck.

We also paid extra to have our transportation to and from the airport and have a brief city tour. It was perfect to have all arrangements made by the owner, Michael. He was very good at maintaining contact and assuring me that all would go perfectly as planned and it did!

Congratulations Michael, and staff(Adan, Sonia, Marcia, Paula & Jairo) for a job well done! We loved every minute of our stay in Rio!
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The Villa in Rio de Janeiro - 6BR+ Library/ Pool/ Full Breakfast Included
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Copacabana Rio de Janeiro City
5

Beautiful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Copa Palacio. The house is very beautiful with all the kinds of amenities and conveniences that you would want in a vacation house: Multiple rooms, multiple bathrooms, artistic attention to detail in decoration that makes you feel "at home", an intimate pool on the deck, very close proximity to the beach, and a security guard at the gate. The house manager, Adan, is also there to answer your every question and make sure you enjoy every aspect of your stay. I would definitely recommend this vacation home if you are on your way to Rio!
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The Villa in Rio de Janeiro - 6BR+ Library/ Pool/ Full Breakfast Included
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Copacabana Rio de Janeiro City
5

Icing on the cake

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
When the doors were opened my eyes were met by vibrate warm and welcoming colors. Fresh flowers were everywhere throughout the house. There was lots of detail in the layout of the villa. It was a three level home that was very spacious and could accommodate all styles living . I personally enjoyed the third floor as it gave you the inside out feel with the layout of the rooms ( ie glass shower that was opened to the outside). Simply put the house was amazing.

Not only was the house amazing but the staff was amazing as well. The staff was very friendly and eager to help. Breakfast was cooked every morning. The rooms were cleaned daily. Laundry was taken care of by the staff as well. Another part about the staff that I enjoyed were the guides/drivers. They made daily schedules for us based on our likes and found activities that we truly enjoyed (ie hiking, paragliding, and etc). As I am in my late twenties it was a major plus having them them around to take us to nice night scene areas (local hang outs rather than tourist places). The staff was definitely a huge plus in what was already a gorgeous villa.


A lot of things were in walking distance, the beach, resturants, shopping. We walked from the villa to Copacbana Beach, Ipanema beach, to Leblon Mall.
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The Villa in Rio de Janeiro - 6BR+ Library/ Pool/ Full Breakfast Included
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Copacabana Rio de Janeiro City
5

Best Place to stay in Brazil

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
Best place to stay in Rio!! Easy few blocks from the beach in a very safe neighborhood. I had a blast staying here. It is a beautiful house with a ton of space. It also has an integrated sound system on the top floor, and Wi-fi throughout. Everybody was very nice and courteous, if I ever go back to Brazil this is the only place I would want to stay. 5 stars!!!
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The Villa in Rio de Janeiro - 6BR+ Library/ Pool/ Full Breakfast Included
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Copacabana Rio de Janeiro City
5

The best rental experience EVER!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
The copa palacio in Rio De Jenerio was by far the best rental experience. The mansion is absolutely gorgeous. I vacationed there with my father and his partner, my aunt and uncle, sisters and brothers, and two friends from the Navy. The house was big enough for everyone to enjoy their privacy (especially because the house has so many levels) and the eating areas are just the right size to accommodate everyone at the same table for intimate dinners and drinks. The house servants were first class. The house was cleaned daily (clothes washed, clean towels/beds etc) and they went out of their way to accommodate any special requests.

The meals Mike and his help prepared were five star quality. You will not find better food in rio or back home, it was that good!

The location was perfect for two reasons: 1) the mansion is located on a private road off a main street that is guarded 24/7, the neighbors were nice and the street was quiet; and 2) the mansion is walking distance from the beach, stores, clubs, etc....

Not only was the rental phenomenal but they arranged for my family nice and knowledgeable tour guides Anderson and Pedro. Both were bilingual and knew everything about the city. They took the young people to the best clubs, restaurants, hikes, para sailing, and the older people to all of the sites (if youre into that kind if thing). Pedro and Anderson actually went to the clubs with us and did all the activities with the family. Best tour guides we have ever had and it's not even close.

We could not have been more pleased with our experience in Rio. Mike (momma), Pedro, and Anderson, and are all considered part of our family now (and facebook friends) and were a huge part of our experience while in Rio. Needless to say we highly recommend staying at copa palacio while vacationing in Rio.