|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
When you travel long distances, you want and deserve the best.
Welcome to Rio! When you arrive to the property by taxi, UBER, or a pre-arranged private driver (who we may arrange for you)....
You will be greeted by our Hostess and one of our 24-Hour Doormen who will assist you with your luggage.
You will get a quick orientation of the property that we call Samba Suites. This way you may get the most out of this luxury property and the surrounding area which, by the way, sits amongst the energy and nightlife of this famous, upscale neighborhood!
When you want to retire for the night, our location is quiet, relaxing and very tranquil.
You will be pampered by brand-new, imported Queen and Full-sized beds with luxurious high thread-count sheets to slide between when it's time to recharge after an invigorating day on one of the world's most famous beaches, Ipanema.
You will be situated just steps from the warm sands of the beach and only blocks from the famous Fasano Hotel where celebrities from all over the world stay year round in this modern, boutique-style Hotel desgined by Philippe Starck; walk by, you just may see someone you know like Madonna, Alicia Keys or Rhianna (or at least their fans).
I'm a Belieber, or know someone who is...
We are also located 2 blocks from where Justin Bieber likes to frequent but that's another story...
I like to cook...
A well-equipped kitchen is waiting for anyone who loves to cook (minus an oven; it's too hot to bake) or just someone who wants to throw something into the microwave and be done with it. It's all there; imported white quartz countertops, modern glass induction cooktops, Electrolux 'blue touch' stainless steel appliances including microwave oven, frost-free refrigerator and dishwasher, Mr. Coffee automatic drip coffee maker, NESPRESSO espresso machine (George Clooney is extra), toaster, toaster oven, blender, champagne, brandy and beer glasses!
Relax on the patio, sipping an after dinner drink or afternoon tea with the sound of the rippling water cascading down the 8 foot tall waterfall listening to Bossa Nova music on the remote-controlled Bose Wave stereo system.
For those who want to stay in touch with the world, there is a 100+ channel digital HD cable system with CNN International connected to large HD and Ultra HD 4K LED Flat-Screen TV's. Bring your blu-ray discs (Americas Region) and watch on the available high-definition Blu-Ray player or select from the many in the DVD library or see what's on Netflix, it's included.
I need to do some work...
If you would like to catch up on some work, bring your laptop or tablets and sit at the desks complete with wireless hi-speed internet access
Do I need adapters?
All the power is 110v using a mixture of universal US 3-prong and Brazilian 2 and 3-prong outlets with most power adapters included. Europeans may want to bring adapters just in case.
I'm in the mood...
For the romantic at heart, the LED lighting is on dimmers so you can create thousands of romantic moods.
3 of the most difficult things to find in a vacation rental in Rio is a good location (close to the beach and action, yet safe); chic, modern decor & silence at night. I hope I've been able to accomplish all 3 for you.
Keywords: Ipanema, Suite, Alternative, Beach
I went on vacation to Rio eleven years ago from the US and six months later I moved to Ipanema and have been here ever since. Let's see if you fall in love with this great city as I did!
Petra purchased this condo in 2010
An amazing story of a family feud that kept this property locked shut for over 20 years. When I got it, it was if time had stood still with all the best from the 70's and 80's still inside. The entire condo went through a ground up, walls-in complete restoration with new plumbing, wiring, everything. Even the floorplan was completely modified to make the best use of the space creating two completely separate bedroom suites, virtually soundproof between each other.
The comments past guests have made is that it is quiet, comfortable, chic, with all the first-world comforts while being in the heart of the action...AND they were surprised how closely it matches the photos.
I was planning to post photos of this property along with my review but there is no need since the photos posted by the owner are very accurate depictions of the property. What a truly fabulous villa! I would be comfortable living in the property permanently. The furniture, decor and lighting are exquisite. My favorite was the mood changing lights in the rain shower.The ACs need servicing .... But this was minor. We felt safe in the property and it was the ideal location for everything we wanted to do in Rio! If I return to Rio, this would definitely be my choice for accommodation. Petra and Tessa were very professional and great resources.
We are very proud of our property and are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the feedback on the A/C. We have since installed three new state-of-the-art systems which we are hopeful will provide great service for years to come. We also just completed a mini-remodel after your stay and had new energy efficient/soundproof windows and doors installed which had to be custom built and helicoptered in. We are very pleased with the results and it was worth the very long wait. We look forward to having you back in the near future.
Wonderful flat, terrace was nice for coffee in the morning, kitchen was well equipped for the many times we cooked at home, Bose speakers made hosting dinner nice, plenty of English movie channels, master bath indoor/outdoor shower was very nice, US telephone made keeping in touch for business nice, located equally between Copacabana and Ipanema, extremely comfortable beds, good AC. Only downside was for the price would expect basic toiletries and at least olive oil, salt and pepper although the box of Nespresso tabs was nice. Would definitely rent again.
Steve, Orlando, Florida
We stayed, 9/2 to 9/12 10-nights.
We wish to thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful 2nd level apartment. Everything went smoothly, I contacted the owner (Jeff) our conversation helped greatly in better understanding the unit. He was helpful, informative and gave us good travel advice.
The apartment was fantastic, you truly paid attention to the details when remodeling this 2-bedroom Samba Suite. The modern, contemporary design of the unit was like being in a nice Hard Rock Hotel suite. The vivid colors, artwork, outside patio and extensive lighting, made the place feel like we were in a modern chic condo. We we're pleasantly surprised how quiet the area was inside and out. I will say the unit is better suited for adults verses young children because of the artwork and higher quality furnishings.
The apartment is in an excellent location, right in the middle of the 3 best known beach tourist areas. A 5-minute walk to Ipanema beach and about 15-minutes to Copacabana, 1-block from a primary Metro station. They have doormen services 24hrs. There's a full kitchen with high end appliances, cookware, dishwasher, washer/dryer and other furnishings. All 3 air-conditioners work extremely well, they were quiet and easy to control. The split bedroom floor plan helped, each bedroom had a bathroom. The beds were comfortable and semi-soft, so we slept well. The unit had both types of electrical outlet plugs for Brazilian and/or US usage. We used the electrical water filter daily to drink water, it was refreshing, safe and cool. The towels were soft and luxurious, even having the benefit of black and white towels (to help against staining). There's 3 large flat screen TV's, all had cable/satellite, about 1/4 of the channels were in English, many in HD. The free Wifi worked well. We used the provided international telephone that had free long distance to over 60 countries. This made it easy to contact family and friends during our trip. A nice free benefit that most hotels and other rentals don't have.
All of our communications with the owner Jeff, Petra/Diana was pleasant and helpful, they made it easy for us to enjoy our stay. They worked with our tough schedule having a flight arriving early 8:30am and a 8:15pm departure; we were able to use the apartment early and late till 5pm on our departure.
After staying for 10-days, we found Rio and the surrounding area to be very comfortable and much safer than what we heard.
We were looking for a safe place in a good location. It was hard to tell in the map, but Jeff assured us it was safe and quiet and he was right. I am a skeptic so of course, I was thinking the photos were probably old and makes the place look better than it actually is; wrong again. Very happy. Beds were comfortable and everyone made us feel comfortable. We were so lucky on this find.
Everything you want, great decor, great location. Couldn't ask for more.
This Condo is incredibly amazing!!! We could not have chosen a better place to stay.
The Condo is especially pleasant with its furnishings and amenities. The separation of the two bedrooms afforded my guests and me all of the privacy that one needs, and having the second bathroom makes all of the difference in the world. I cannot tell you how luxurious it was to have large flat screen televisions in both bedrooms, as well as the living area. The pictures are exactly what you get. It's also in a very good (and wealthy) neighborhood. There are restaurants within walking distance all around. At the end of the day, everything was in working order and the condo was impeccably clean.
You also get a warm welcome from the owner and his team when you arrive. They are extremely attentive and responsive to answering any questions via email or phone. They have the willingness to go the extra mile which made us feel very welcomed.
Our stay here met all of our expectations plus more. Highly recommended!!
Jeff's condo is great. He and his team were so helpful with restaurant recommendations, etc. We really enjoyed our stay and the condo!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$79|
|Cleaning - Check Out||$75|
Airport pick-up is provided with private driver at no charge.
Discounts may be given for longer stays. Ask us for details.
The New Years/Carnaval package rates are available. Ask us for details.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
The property is situated 50 yards from the entrance to the underground Metro station, 1 block from a 24 hour grocery store and 3 blocks to Ipanema beach.