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2 Blocks from the Beach

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Ipanema Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 4

Location, location, location! The apartment is located in one of the nicest and safest areas in Rio, and within walking distance to the beach (only 2 blocks). Nearby are restaurants, banks, ATM machines, pharmacy, supermarkets, etc.

The apartment is bright, cheerful, very clean and quiet. It is located on the 3rd floor of the building, facing away from the street. The building contains two elevators. The apartment has 1 bedroom (1 double bed, AC & ceiling fan), 2 bathrooms, living room (1 sofa bed, ceiling fan), kitchen (stove, refrigerator, microwave), small extra room, and a washer. A doorman is in-service 24 hours per day.

Cab and public transportation are easily available at Rua Visconde de Piraja. Check more at

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Marcelo

Rio de Janeiro is my home town. The lifestyle in Rio is unique and exciting. I hope you make Rio your next vacation destination.

I understand very well your concerns about safety, location and quality when you travel to another country. That is why it is critical to know where the apartment is located and who the owner is.

I am sure you will enjoy Rio. I would be glad to provide you tips about the city and answer any questions that you may have about Rio or Brazil. Please feel free to contact me - it will be my pleasure to assist you. Check at

Marcelo purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Marcelo chose Rio de Janeiro City

The location is the best

What makes this apartment unique

2 blocks to the beach, many restaurants in the area, walking distance to Ipanema metro station


based on 13 traveler reviews

2 Blocks from the Beach
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Top location, very clean & very helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

more than enough space, well equipped kitchen, bed with good mattress (not too soft), comfortable and easy to pull out sleeping couch in the living room, two small bathrooms, a shower with very decent pressure, towels, TV with lots of English speaking channels and speedy Wi-Fi around the clock.

Nice restaurants and bars around the corner offering a great variety of food and a little high street with everything one requires just on the door step. And there is a Yoga Studio on the building's first floor – very convenient.

Taxis can easily be hailed in the street and the metro is only a three minutes’ walk from the apartment. We would book this apartment again any time. The owner gave us lots of information/tips and was generally helpful throughout - very service-orientated. Top!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tolle Lage, alles bestens.

  • 4 of 5

Wir waren im Januar für eine Woche kurzfristig in Rio und haben es richtig gut getroffen: das Appartment von Marcelo ist klasse, liegt klasse und war preislich absolut fair. Das Bad ist etwas klein, aber der Rest der Wohnung ist prima (sogar mit Waschmaschine und speedy Wi-fi). Sie liegt im dritten Stock eines Wohnhauses in der Einkaufsstrasse von Ipanema. Es gibt zwei Aufzüge und die „doormen“ bewachen rund um die Uhr, wer rein und raus geht. Wir haben uns sehr sicher gefühlt. Auch in der Umgebung ist es sehr sicher, wir waren mehrmals an der Strandpromenade joggen. Und das fanden wir überhaupt am besten: das Appartment ist nur zwei Blocks vom Strand entfernt (bei Posto 9). Und zur Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas ist es auch nicht weit: tolle Bars!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tolle Lage!!! Tolle Betreuung!

  • 5 of 5

Das Apartment ist absolut sauber und liegt super zentral in der Einkaufsstrasse von Ipanema. Da die Wohnung auf der Rückseite des Gebäudes liegt, hört man keinen Strassenlärm. Lediglich die Klimaanlagen haben sich bei 40 Grad im Januar bemerkbar gemacht. Durch den 24h Concierge wird das Gebäude gut bewacht und wir haben uns sicher gefühlt.

Das Bett im Schlafzimmer ist bequem und groß genug für nicht allzu kleine Personen. Zudem gibt es im Schlafzimmer eine Klimaanlage, die hervorragend funktioniert. Wohnzimmer und Küche sind praktisch eingerichtet, mit der Ausstattung in der Küche lässt es sich prima zwischendurch mal kochen, neben Gasherd und Backofen gibt es eine Mikrowelle und einen großen Kühlschrank. Auf dem Platz/Praca Nossa Senhora da Paz (nur eine Minute zu Fuss vom Appartment entfernt) gibt es freitags einen sehr ansprechenden Markt mit all den exotischen Früchten Brasiliens und ein gut sortierter Supermarkt (Zona Sul) ist auch nur fünf Minuten Fußweg entfernt. Aber es gibt auch ganz viele tolle Restaurants ganz in der Nähe. Ipanema ist ein sehr ansprechender Stadtteil und vom Appartment aus ist man zu Fuß in 20 Minuten in Leblon bzw. Copacabana.

Also Lage stimmt, Ausstattung stimmt und ganz wichtig: der Besitzer ist total nett und extrem hilfsbereit. Wir haben sehr detaillierte Infos zur Anreise bekommen und konnten Marcelo sogar zwischendurch ohne Probleme erreichen und nach Tipps fragen. Wir haben uns sehr gut betreut gefühlt und würden jederzeit wieder hier buchen. Muito obrigado, Marcelo!!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you had a good time in the apartment. I hope we can host you again in the near future. Ciao, Marcelo
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Great location and great landlord!

  • 5 of 5

The location and amenities of this apartment are fantastic - I would definitely rent this apartment again the next time I have the chance to come to Rio. Marcelo is incredibly professional and goes to great lengths to ensure that guests have a pleasant stay. I accidentally turned the water off in the second bathroom and Marcelo himself came over help resolve the problem.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I am happy that I could be helpful. It is my job to make sure that your stay goes as smooth as possible.
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Perfect location, great apartment

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I spent a little less than a week in Rio in the apartment in Ipanema over the Thanksgiving holiday. The apartment has the perfect location. It is an incredibly safe area, very close to the beach, grocery stores, restaurants, nightlife, etc...In addition, it was easy to get to other parts of the city (Copacabana, Leme, Lapa, Leblon, etc.). The apartment is clean and comes with all of the amenities that you need to feel right at home (including a coffee maker and blender for your morning and afternoon treats) in addition to appliances to make a slightly modified Thanksgiving meal. Marcelo and his assistant were so easy to work with. It was really a great, stress-free experience. If you are considering Rio, I highly recommend staying in Ipanema, and I highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at this location for a week in June and was completely satisfied with the results.

Location is incredible, the unit is clean, and having two bathrooms is such a nice perk.

Did not use the kitchen much, however, it is perfectly stocked for use.

But I must say, that the best part was the easy and professional manner of the owner and his assistant in Rio.

As we say in the States.. they were" right on the ball" with everything...

It made the whole experience a lot more pleasant and efficient.

Thanks and will definitely reccomend.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to thank you for your nice comments about the apartment, my assistant (Alceu) and our services. I am also very happy to have you and your friends in my apartment. Thank you again for choosing my apartment. Regards, Marcelo
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Internation airport
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Ipanema Metro Station
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: shopping


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Ipanema Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas / NYE
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Feb 19 2017 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

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Ipanema Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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