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Spacious Penthouse with Ocean View & Fantastic Patios

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Property Manager
Yates Miller
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

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 Copacabana

It was my dream to live in Copacabana and I am finally living my dream! I live here 180 days a year and enjoy being part of the Copacabana culture.

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.

Since I live here, the apartment is designed to be comfortable and practical.


Copacabana Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 13
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All bathrooms have double sinks, tiled walls, good counter space and modern fixtures.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) One bedroom is small but has private bath.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • 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. Copacabana beach offers beach tennis, soccer, volley ball, surfing lessons, kiosks with live music, and a multitude of interesting experiences. 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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Spacious Penthouse with Ocean View & Fantastic Patios
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment very near the beach. Beautiful art work. Great time had by all.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I found Yate´s apt. to be a an excellent choice and more benefitial than a hotel. I was with a friend so we had our separate bedrooms. Very comfortable and with the usual amenities provided. Comfortable bed, linens, towels etc.

The kitchen is super modern and with all the essentials for cooking. Plenty of silverware, plates, dishes, coffee maker, stove etc. Nothing lacking.

The living and dining area are very nicely decorated and comfortable. There is a spacious dining room table and the living room is furnished with nice chairs and sofa plus a wide-screen tv.

The outdoor patio is super. Furnished with nice outdoor furniture and surrounded by vegetation and flowers. A great place to enjoy your meals or just hang out.

Depending on the season you are in Rio, the apt. is fully equipped with AC units in the bedroom and fans. You will always feel comfortable.

The location is excellent. It is a half block from Av. Atlantica and the adjoining area is full of restaurants, shops, the subway. All within walking distance.

I can honestly say I dont know how Yate´s could possibly improve his property. You can feel the sense of taste and dedication he has put into it in each room. You wont be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Menlo Park, Ca/Northern California

Prefect place to stay for our son's wedding!

  • 5 of 5

The location is great! Walking distance to both beaches (Copacabana and Ipanema). Plenty of restaurants close by (Ume sushi and Escondido CA pub were two of our favorites, along with brunch at the navial base). Several grocery stores near by too. The hippy market on Sunday was fun again all walkable distances from the amazing penthouse. The manager (Lamartine) was wonderful before, during and at the end of our stay, just a text or call away, he left you alone unless you wanted him for something. The artwork was amazing, the kitchen had pretty much everything you needed to cook with but why cook with all the restaurants near by! What wasn't near enough to walk to Uber worked great getting you safely to your destination. Only complaint would be that the dryer doesn't heat up and the beds are too firm for my curved body.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Unique stay in very close to the best beaches

  • 5 of 5

Location - excellent - 3 minutes from Copacabana beach and 15 min walk from Ipanema beach. Also it is next to many restaurants, cafes, juice bars and groceries

Amenities - Penthouse is spacious with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths with a very two balconies/terraces overlooking the beach. The third bedroom by the kitchen area is a bit smaller - suitable for kids. Minor touches to the penthouse made our stay comfortable. There was a coffee machine - which is not standard in Brazilian hotels. There were sufficient tools for cooking. We have dietary restrictions - so this was a big plus for us. All the power points in the house are US compatible!

Access to sightseeing tours - The Rio Othon Palace hotel next door has many tours. We not only took a city tour but also enjoyed a football game - an experience not to be missed. Jesse and Lamartine, the property managers gave practical tips. Being locals, they will share their invaluable experience.

Bonus - Penthouse is very nicely decorated with an artistic eye. The balcony / terrace with a small fountain was a relaxing place for morning coffee/tea and meditation.

There is 24 hr security at the door and the neighbourhood feels safe. There is a 24 hr pizza, bar close by. So we were able to have a good meal after a late arrival. The Penthouse is in a residential building, so we had to follow some etiquettes - Brazilians are very particular and the security guard at the door politely reminded us when we were new.

The best of all is the personal service we received from Jesse and Lamartine. They took personal care to not only welcome us, make sure we are comfortable, arranged for transportation to/from airport but also came by to say good bye. Yates and his team are proud of their service and made sure we had a great stay. Not just during the stay but they also addressed my emails and all my questions to help me plan my stay.

Fitness - since this is an apartment, no fitness club included. But you will find there are many people working out on the beach as well as fitness clubs close by.

Tips - keep in mind the rules of using the Social and service elevators. The juice bars near by are great. And if you are a vegan/vegetarian, there is a restaurant around the block. As with every shower I found in Brazil - it takes some time getting used to getting the right setting. Plenty of travel books on Rio and Brazil can be found. The Penthouse is tastefully decorated - spend time enjoying sights & sounds.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excelente propiedad. Todo tal y mejor como se ve en las fotografías. Lo recomiendo 100%.

  • 5 of 5

Fui con mi familia, 4 hijos y mi esposo y pasamos unas excelentes vacaciones en un lugar cómodo, impecable, con todas las comodidades. Bien ubicado, seguro. Sin duda, recomendaremos el lugar y si volvemos a Rio de Janeiro, lo haremos a este Penthouse.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ellwoood City

Great place and excellent location

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely perfect in a multitude of ways. It is modern, clean with access to everything you need. The grocery store is a block away, the beach is a block away, restaurants, pastry shops, Starbucks..and need I say more. Lamartine (the on sight contact) was there for my arrival and left a phone number should we have needed anything but never intruded after that. To me that is ideal, as privacy is important. The air conditioning was plenty cool with a nice remote for adjustment. The same applies to the lighting. The large outside terrace/garden area was perfect for gathering for morning coffee and evening cocktails. The small outside terrace is the one that has the view and that would be the only thing I would change about this beautiful home. The small terrace has lots of plants but would be lovely with a high table to look at the fabulous view.

The area was perfect as well. I never once felt unsafe in the neighborhood as there were always plenty of people buzzing around with all the businesses in the area. In fact I think Rio (and Brazil in general) gets an unnecessary bad rap as far as safety goes.

One word of caution; the penthouse is located on the 13th floor and the elevator only goes to 12. If you are traveling with someone elderly or handicapped, be aware that there is one flight of stairs you must climb. And a big thanks to Yates for allowing us to check out four hours after check out time due to our late flight. He did not charge us even though I offered. VERY gracious.


Barbara Pecoraro

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Santos Dumont
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Praca XV/ferry to Neitori
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Many larger streets leading everywhere
Nearest Restaurant
Principal Monico, great seafood, in my building
Car: not necessary

Within a three block radius of 1301 there dozens of restaurant ranging from simple to tapas bars to Japanese sushi to local Brazilian food, bars with live music , shops, and movie theater.

There is nightly market on the beach less than a minute walk that sells souvenirs and Brazilian handcrafts. Children and adults both love the market.

Also, the activity on the boardwalk is always a pleasure....kiosks with live music and food, vendors with novelty items, bikes, skaters, etc......a circus of activity.




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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