Used this lovely flat for our 7 day base during the World Cup days. Neighborhood is picturesque, quiet, and quite safe, yet within easy access of a major thoroughfare which allowed great access to bus lines. Leblon and Ipanema beach very easy to get to from here. World famous Jardim Botanico within walking distance and is highly recommended. Nice selection of restaurants, bars, shops, and two grocery stores within walking distance. Financial services were hard to come by in the immediate area. Apartment building staffed by very friendly and attentive 24 hr security. Landlord always immediately available to address the rare issue. Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. We were a party of seven and didn't want to leave at the end of our stay. In all, this property is a clear-cut excellent value for a visit to Rio.