|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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A stylish and comfortable apartment in a modern building situated on a quiet cobblestone street in the historic neighbourhood of Catete in Rio´s South Zone. The apartment is at the front of the building , facing towards Guanabara bay. The building has 24 hour security with a doorman always on duty.
The well laid out accomodation comprises two double bedrooms, two bathrooms (of which one en-suite) , two balconies, a living room with dining area and a spacious and well-equipped kitchen with adjacent utility room. The apartment is bright, well-ventilated and only gets morning sun, which is always a plus in a tropical climate. It is situated about 150 metres up a hill and benefits from cooling sea breezes on hot summer days when the temperature regularly hits 35ºc.
Catete is one of several middle-class neighborhoods which flank Guanabara bay to the south of the city centre. It´s a vibrant and safe area, extremely popular with Brazilian tourists who take advantage of the wide range of accomodation for all bugets. As well as offering a more authentic than the better known (and more expensive) areas of Copocabana and Ipanema, Catete´s central location makes it an ideal base to explore Rio. With two Metrô stations and numerous bus routes within a ten minute walk of the apartment it´s easy to get around - Copacabana and Ipanema can be reached within 20 minutes on the Metro whilst the nightlife of Lapa in the city centre is a 10 minute taxi ride.
Closer to hand, within a 15 minute walk of the apartment is the lovely Parque do Flamengo, easily the largest park in the densely populated South Zone. The park extends for 7kms along the bayside and includes a 1km beach with the Suar Loaf mountain as a backdrop. It´s a perfect spot for walking, jogging cycling and sunbathing although the bay is not currently recommended for swimming due to high pollution levels. A major depollution programme is underway and a considerable improvement is expected in time for the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Within easy walking distance of the apartment, in Catete and the neighbouing Largo do Machado, there are numerous shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and banks. The local bakery and greengrocers/general store are located at the foot of the hill, about 150 metres away.
A lovely, spacious apartment & allowed us to completely relax. A very well equipped kitchen & a real boon to have a washing machine. Great to have air conditioning for the bedrooms & lounge. We felt really at home here & another great advantage was having access to the internet. The reason for our stay was the Paralympics & to support our daughter at the sailing & the location could not have been more ideal being only 5 minutes walk from the team hotel & 20 minutes walk to the ticketed area of the beach. It was also important to be so close to the Catete Metro station as we used the Metro a lot. We felt very safe & secure, especially as there was a concierge on duty & at other times the access was very secure. Easy walking distance to small supermarkets, banks & restaurants.
The apartment was very well appointed & catered to all our needs. It was very clean & well maintained & the owner, prior to our arrival was very prompt in answering all our questions, excellent customer service.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$127|