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Spacious Penthouse with Ocean View & Fantastic Patios

41 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

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Arpoador Condo Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, large living/dining area/open kitchen/separate office

This spacious 3 bedrooms, 3 full bath (two with glass shower boxes) penthouse is located just 1/2 block from the famous Copacabana beach and can comfortably accommodate a party of up to six adults. The penthouse has a view of the ocean and the mountain from both patios. Marble seats and rails on all patios so there is maximum vista and breezes. Both patios are exclusive to the penthouse and accessible only from inside the apartment. One is open to the sun and one has a translucent roof. Equipped with a large kitchen open to the living area , a spacious living room and dining room combination. All the ceilings are 12 feet high, art is origional by Brazilian artists, leather furniture, and all natural plants. The renovation was completed in September 2012. For your comfort there are air conditioners and ceiling fans in each of the bedrooms and living areas. Amenities include a 47' LED TV, WIFI, cable, side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker on door, microwave, eye-level oven, gas stove top, toaster, blender, wireless internet connection, LED lights above each bed for reading and direct free phone line to US and Canada. Towels, linens, 3 safes, black-out window treatments in all bedrooms and maid service twice a week is also provided. Due to its proximity to Ipanema and Arpoador areas, guests can walk to the Hippie Fair on Sundays or visit the shops, restaurants, and beaches of Ipanema and Arpoador beaches. Around the apartment there are numerous restaurants, movie theatre, night clubs, and the famous Copacabana beach.

There are beautiful plants and the property manager Lamartine will be coming every other day to water the plants. Everyone loves the patios and enjoys the plants.....especially the hibiscus.

Penthouse 1301 is a non-smoking apartment.

Keywords: Luxury, Spacious, Penthouse, 3 bedrooms (two queen and one double), 3 full baths with shower boxes, ocean View, 2 private patios,1/2 block from Copacabana Beach, non-smoking

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Yates Miller (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Yates Miller

Artist and business owner who lives part-time in Arlington, VA and part-time in Copacabana.

Yates Miller purchased this condo in 2010

Why Yates Miller chose Rio de Janeiro City

It was my dream to live in Copacabana and I am finally living my dream!

What makes this condo unique

I could comfortably live the rest of my life in Copacabana.....there is such a wide variety of shops, entertainment, amusements and people here. The apartment is large and has great out door spaces with lovely blooming plants.


based on 41 traveler reviews

Spacious Penthouse with Ocean View & Fantastic Patios
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

Pictures are great, but Penthouse 1301 is even better! The Best of Copa

  • 5 of 5

I will come back to Rio only when Penthouse 1301 is available. Not kidding. Extraordinary value for an incredible property.

Excellent location. 2 min walk to Copacobana Beach, 15 minutes to Ipanema. Restaurants, shopping, grocery, bars in abundance. Building is secure with 24 hour attendants. Elevator to 12, about a dozen steps to penthouse door.

Brilliantly appointed: 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths. Full kitchen, new appliances. Large dining and living room area, but we hardly used either. We spent most every waking moment on the open, but covered, patio. The breeze, the sounds of Copa -- incredible! A sunny second patio is perfect for sunbathing. The Penthouse is big enough for 3 couples. Some extra space if your group is larger. Electric outlets, both US and Brazil are everywhere. Nice TV, never turned it on!

Extras: Communication and information from the owner is speedy and thorough. The local caretaker is courteous, helpful, informative and English-speaking. He set up transportation to/from airport and everywhere and anywhere else we wanted to go for reasonable rates with nice cars and good drivers.

What else can I say? Penthouse 13 is the find of a lifetime for travel to Rio!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, North Carolina

Ken Ubertini

  • 5 of 5

It's all about location and comfort and this place has it all. Conveniently located to the beach, shops, markets, public transportation and restaurants with the comfort of a 5 star hotel. You will not be disappointed. Great value!

I can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, NC, USA

Serenity overlooking a bustling city and the ocean

  • 5 of 5

I have already recommended Mr. Miller's penthouse to friends. The location-- in the middle of restaurants, pastry shops, kiosks, street and beach vendors, shopping, museums, and the ocean-- provided me wonderful authentic experiences in Rio, Copacabana Beach and elsewhere. The apartment is clean, airy, comfortable, and accommodating with separated living areas and 3 bathrooms. You are surrounded by tropical plants, distinguished leather seating, and can enjoy the outdoors without ever leaving. The art is uplifting and colorfully suits the patchwork mountainside of a favela visible day and night, opposite the ocean. The area around the apartment felt safe and the building had a locked entrance and a 24 hour doorman. I will definitely return. All pleasure. All pleasurable.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The very best home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay last summer (August 2014) at Mr Miller’s Rio penthouse, and was lucky enough to

return in August 2015. I plan to have my sister and her two daughters stay at Mr Miller’s in August 2017 when I

finally share this great city with them. The apartment is perfect for a small family (or group of friends):

ideal location, bright spacious rooms (including 3 bedrooms & bathrooms), quality furnishings and quick

attentive service to any needs that arise.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington VA

Awesome Place

  • 5 of 5

I just got back from Rio de Janeiro and let me tell you. This trip was for sure my best trip I ever had.

I stayed at this beautiful penthouse sitting in the best place of COPACABANA where you can find from restaurants to shops and the most important the famous and best beaches in the world. Taxis are very safe and cheap so is the buses where they are a block away. If you play tennis. you can take a taxi or a bus to BOTAFOGO where there is 2 public tennis courts, the tennis players are so nice and friendly

The penthouse is managed by Yates Miller, he was the most professional person, he will explain everything and make you feel very comfortable. At this magnificent place, there are 3 nice bedrooms, beautiful 2 balconies, especially one balcony that connects to the 2 bedrooms where is perfect for a cup of coffee beer or just to socialize with a group of friends. Beautiful outside plants. Nice kitchen, nice and big flat tv with cable and specialty TV WITH HD, free WI-FI, very safe.

The people that work at the building are very friendly. There is a clean lady and she does a great gob.

Located Location Location. That's what I'm looking anytime I travel. You won't be disappointed, I promise you so I highly recommend this place.

The sightseeing is amazing. I took a 8 hour tour, I paid 280 reals "Brazilian Money" it was fantastic

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing penthouse!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a great stay at this amazing penthouse. The pictures are totally authentic and representative of how great this place actually is. The inside living areas were extremely nice and clean. There are two great outdoor spaces with tremendous views and well kept plants.

The air conditioning worked well and the beds were comfortable.

The location is conducive to walking to bars, restaurants and Copacabana beach.

The kitchen is modern and totally useful if you plan to cook. The apartment is one block away from a full service grocery store.

Overall, the penthouse is a great value. We stayed at the Rio JW Marriott one night for the same price and the penthouse proved to be significantly nicer and a better value.

Yates and the team were very easy to coordinate with. I'd love to stay here again next time I'm in Rio.

Tip: As other reviewers mentioned, there is only street parking available.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Arpoador Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
high season
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Years 2017
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Carnaval 2017
Feb 23 2017 - Mar 2 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
low season
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

New Years, Carnaval and special events like Olympics are a different price package. Please ask about the package that interests you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Arpoador Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 13
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All bathrooms have double sinks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a multi-movie theater, money exchange, health food store, grocery, shops, Avenue Atlantica, Copacabana beach, and great restaurants within one block of the apartment. Metro is only two blocks away and bus stops are on next street over. There is an ice maker and cold water in the refrigerator door. The two patios with flowering plants are everyone's favorite part of Penthouse 1301. The property manager will come to the apartment every other day to water the plants to ensure that they are happy, healthy and blooming all year around. Please read the renter's reviews. The reviews will give you insights into the apartment and the area. I am very happy that clients have enjoyed their Penthouse 1301 experience.

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