3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom - Sleeps 6 Guests
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About David Parker
I work in the magazine & film business based in New York City & Los Angeles. I discovered Brazil in 2000, and began traveling often to get to know the country and people better. With lots of flexibility in my work, I spend more than 3 months a year in Brazil. I bought this very special duplex penthouse 5 years ago. It's a bit a paradise just 2 blocks from the beach. I have just finished buying and renovating a 4 bedroom luxury penthouse next door. It can be rented separately or together for a total of 7 bedrooms.
David Parker purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why David Parker chose Zona Sul
I bought this apartment because it was right in the middle of my favorite location, Copacabana. Copacabana is the original beach city of Rio. And has all the charm and life of a vital city. It's also so much more convenient to reach the downtown or other locations such as Ipanema.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Amazing villa in can't-beat location!
Place was terrific, just as advertised. Beautiful villa with double balcony and 2 nicely appointed bathrooms. Air conditioning in every room. Lots of space - the rooms are large. And Adriano the manager took care of any issues that arose.
We were also in a prime location, just 2 blocks from the beach, on a main street. 24/7 doorman/security, so safety was not an issue.
Great place overall. Highly recommend!
Thank you, John, for the 5-star review! It was a real pleasure to have you and your friends stay in the penthouse. I am so glad we provided such a wonderful experience for you. That is our mission and our goal to have our guests have an unforgetable time in this marvelous city!
You were 5-star guests, and we look forward to your return!
Lovely penthouse duplex-great views and location
Lovely penthouse duplex with great views of Rio and a two block walk to Copa Cabana beach. Nice layout with all the little touches-all three bedrooms had very comfy beds and excellent showers! The kitchen was stocked with everything that you'd need for a great cocktail hour and/or dining on the terrace. Maid service was offered every day during the week, which is a plus for a rental property. The owner and property manager was there for us 24-7. Any questions or requests were immediately responded to!! We were a family of 6 and it was wonderful having everyone under one roof. We had breakfast together before starting the day, had great cocktail hours both on the terrace and indoors listening to great basa nova music and we had a samba lesson on the terrace one evening which was lots of fun! The only negative is that the building is a bit run down, yet the owner did a fabulous job creating a penthouse duplex that felt like Brazilian heaven the moment you put the key in the door!
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review. It was a great pleasure to host you and your family for this very special, surprise birthday celebration you had in Rio. You are ideal guests, excited to explore and do all the great things Rio has to offer. We are pleased to help with reservations, tips, tours, etc. with our 24/7 concierge service for all guests.
We are so happy you found The Coral Penthouse to be "Brazilian heaven". And although the building is not a super rich condominium, we are happy with the continuing improvements it is making -- new lobby, new elevators, etc.
Thanks again for choosing to stay with us in Rio. It was a delight to have you and look forward to your return!
Great Property in an amazing location
We were a group of 6 visiting Rio for the first time. We found this penthouse on VRBO and the pictures that represented did not disappoint. It is on the 11th floor looking out on the city (there is no clear view to the beach, but you are able to see mountains and the expanse of the Copacabana district). You can hear the hustle and bustle of the city below, yet have a quite, intimate feeling above. All your immediate needs are withing 2 blocks (grocery stores, banks, restaurants, etc). You are only a 5 min walk to the beach. The neighborhood is very safe as well.
The penthouse was very clean and inviting. As a foreigner who had never been to Brazil, the penthouse was exactly what I had hoped it would be with the amenities and space for 6. The rooms are spacious and clean. There isn't a washer and dryer in the penthouse, but you can get/use the property washer and dryer. The internet connection was very good as well-to stay connected to all your worldly cares you are supposed to leave behind.
Max, the property manager, is top notch and is more than helpful during the entire process. I had many questions prior to our arrival and he answered them promptly and professionally. While we were down there, we had several inquisitions about local excursions. Max sat with us and made the phone calls to try to get us the times and logistics most favorable for us.
If, and when, we return to Rio, we will definitely stay here again.
Very impressive accommodations!
We all had a wonderful time at this awesome penthouse. There were 17 of us and it was very comfortable, there was plenty of room for all of us. The penthouse is clean and beautiful and the manager and the housekeeping staff are very pleasant and helpful, they were so kind and good to us all, taking care of all our needs.
Amazing quality matched by an unforgettable time!
I decided I wanted to do something different for my golden birthday and I am truly grateful that I found this place. It was a slice of paradise at the coral penthouse. I was so relieved to see that the actual place matched the beautiful pics seen online. David and Max were very hospitable and really genuine people. Max especially, came by to check in on us to ensure that we were having a great time and also suggested places for us to see while staying there. The place was well maintained and cleaned daily as we went out to explore. It's a really good feeling to come home to a well made up bed every day. I would definitely love to visit again and hopefully spend more time in Rio. Thank you guys for everything!
Thank you so much for those nice words about the Coral Penthouse and the staff. I hope I can see you and your friends again!
All As Expected
This property absolutely as advertised with the added bonus of the wonderful assistance of on-sight manager, Max! Literally, all that one could wish to have in a temporary 'home away from home.'
It was a great pleasure to have you staying with us in our apartment and I am so glad to hear that you were pleased with my services. I have traveled the world over and realize how nice it is to find everything you need when you walk in. That is our goal.
Many thanks for coming to stay and look forward to seeing you again.
This Duplex Penthouse can be integrated into the independent, but adjoining 4 bedroom Penthouse and can be rented together for a total of 7 bedrooms (See rental #359605) or separately (See rental #376938),
That is why they share reviews. Please contact me if you have any questions.