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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

Ipanema's Beautiful Penthouse

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Rio de Janeiro City Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Duplex Penthouse 150 'from Ipanema Beach with Beautiful View

Duplex penthouse located on the 11th floor of the building, 150ft from Ipanema beach and 450ft from Copacabana beach. 750ft² of covered area and 860ft² of open air terraces. From the terrace, with a shallow pool, beach chairs and planters, you will see all major Rio's tourist attractions: Sugar Loaf, Christ Statue, the surrounding mountains, islands and Ipanema beach. Luxuriously furnsihed and decorated with antiques, Allows 4 guests in a double bed and a sofa-bed. The 5th guest may be housed in a bed camping. Bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. Kitchenette with sink, mini-bar, two burners cook-top, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, utensils, cutlery, dinner and coffee sets. Air condicioning, 32 'LCD Full HD cableTV, wireless broadband internet, home-teatre, safe, washing machine, ironing. Access to all means of transport: subway, bus, taxis. Full day market, gourmet and popular restaurants, banks, clinics, drugstores, pop and brand stores all in a distance of 1,000 ft. It is at the side the arts and craft fair sunday. Easy access to and from International airport as well as to the historical center, museums, churches colonial, and other sites of cultural interest. Exclusively residential building with 24hr concierge. System of apart-hotel with cleaning lady twice a week and change of bed linen and towels every week or Whenever needed at the additional cost. Owner lives one floor below and is available to assist guests at any time in Inglês, Portuguese or Spanish. Visitors are not allowed in the apartment without owner consent for guest's own safety.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Francisco (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

About Francisco

I am a professional of finance. I live with my son on the floor below this apartment. I have traveled around the world, art and nature lover, fluent in English, Spanish and of course Portuguese. I have good knowledge of the tourist and cultural aspects of Rio for the orientation of the guests according to their interests.

Francisco purchased this apartment in 1977

Why Francisco chose Rio de Janeiro City

I am renting this penthouse with its exceptional potential due to its beauty, excellent location and its proximity to my apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

As can be viewed by the pictures, the penthouse has exceptional beauty for persons impressed by the colors of a sunset over the sea and behind the mountains. It is furnished with XIX cent. pieces from the family for generations and therefore reason of pride and care.


based on 13 traveler reviews

Ipanema's Beautiful Penthouse
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
Gingins -Switzerland

Great location with beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this wonderful appartment. The views are unbelievable and the place is even better than on the pictures - very clean and well maintained. It is located in a safe and quiet area with only a couple of minutes walk to Ipanema beach. During our stay we always felt safe and comfortable here. Francisco is a very friendly and helpful host. Would highly recommend staying here if you plan to visit Rio. Next time we are in Rio, we would only want to stay at Francisco's. Thanks for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stefan: Thank you for such kind report! It was my pleasure to host you in this penthouse. Even more to know that you enjoyed your stay. I hope to host you again in the future! Sincerely, Francisco
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Burleigh Heads, Queensland

Great studio apartment in a fabulous location.

  • 5 of 5

We are currently staying at Francisco's wonderful apartment in Ipanema. Sadly we are leaving tonight and could happily stay much longer.

The apartment is a studio but comfortably accommodated the four of us. The apartment is very neat and clean. Kitchen facilities are basic but more than sufficient for our needs as we usually only had breakfast and lunch in. The 2 level terrace is the star of the apartment as the views from both levels are amazing and the little rooftop pool a real bonus.

Location is perfect. 5 mins to beach, shops, buses, restaurants and a supermarket is across the street.

Francisco has been extremely friendly and helpful at all times.

I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lyndal! Thank you so much!! I am very happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay in this apartment!! Unfortunately very few days..... I hope to host you again in the future! Thank you again!
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Chicago, IL

Unbelievable Location and Views!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a an absolutely amazing time in our short stay in Rio. Francisco and his amazing penthouse certainly played a part in our great experience. The penthouse itself is unbelievable….the unit is super clean, safe, and private. The views and the location of the penthouse can not be beat. You are located two blocks from Ipanema beach and across the street from the grocery and restaurants. The train station is very close as well. Everything in the penthouse has been very well cleaned and maintained and Francisco even brought us fresh fruit prior to our arrival. Francisco was beyond accommodating and genuinely wanted for us to make the most of our trip by providing great insight in to Rio and things to do and see in the city. Thanks again!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! I am very happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay in this apartment. My objective is to make your stay always the most enjoyable as possible. You were a great guest as well! I hope to host you again in the future. All the best. Francisco
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Excellent Xmas and New Years

  • 5 of 5

Almost too good to be true. Amazing views; great location with easy access to both Copa and Ipanema (and just steps away from almost any type of store/business you could want); solid and strong internet connection (good enough to do work or download movies); great maid service; the owner (Francisco) is very easy to work with; strong AC. Perhaps the only weakness is that the kitchen is very small and basic; not a problem for us, but if you're planning to cook big meals then this might be a drawback (for Xmas eve, Francisco graciously gave us use of his kitchen downstairs). Also, the building is a bit older (1950s? 1960s?), which I didn't mind, but if you want ultra-modern then it might not be perfect for you. Finally, you get two beautiful outside patios, which perhaps needed a few more chairs or recliners on which to sit and enjoy the views (though maybe occasional strong winds or rain might preclude this?).

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! Thank you so much for your review! I am glad that you have enjoyed your stay in this penthouse! Your comments are highly appreciated. I hope to host you again in the future! Best regards, Francisco
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  • 5 of 5

This vacation home far exceeded my expectations. Everything in the suite was renovated with quality features such as granite and beautiful stonework. It was immaculately clean, everything was in perfect working order including the air conditioning and new washer/dryer. The patio view was spectacular - to the right was Sugar Loaf, straight ahead stood the Christ Redeemer Statue and to the left was the ocean with hang gliding. If felt like we had our own little spa far above the world. The location was perfect- it was a 20 minute cab ride to all of these areas; a short walk to Copacabana , a shorter walk to the beach, a grocery market was across the street and we walked to many restaurants. We used the bikes provided and rode around the lagoon a few streets away.

Francisco was fabulous- he advised us how to travel through town, exchange currency and was available for anything we needed.

While there may be other accommodations within the same price range- none could compare to the quality, location, and spectacular views of this one. I love looking at it online to remember the phenomenal experience.

Thank you Francisco for sharing your amazing home with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joanna, thank you so much for you comments! They were too kind! I am glad that I have provided the most pleasant stay in this apartment and that it exceeded your expectations. I do hope to have you back again in the future. Francisco
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Conforto e fácil acesso a tudo.

  • 4 of 5

A boa localização dessa cobertura junto à praia, ao comercio e ao lazer na região, além das acomodações, da estrutura de comunicação, manutenção e limpeza, foram confortáveis para minha família. O serviço correspondeu ao contratado e nossa estada foi bem agradável.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Alugue Temporada, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oi Douglas, Foi um prazer hospedá-lo durante essas semanas. Agradeço a sua avaliação. Francisco
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Internacional (GYN), Local Santos Dumont
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

Entering the location map above during 'satellite' and expanding the blue arrow mark this coverage. You can search the roundness and is situated in Ipanema and Copacabana.

The Rio de Janeiro has numerous attractions to world-famous visitors. Besides these, it has lot of architectural and historical works of Sec. XVII to this, numerous museums and theaters in addition to the Maracana Stadium, several unspoiled beaches in nature reserves there are 20km from the apartment, numerous trails through the Tijuca Park in the city, mountaineering, the curious and the slums known easy pace of life and Rio fun. The views from the apartment's terrace itself show most of these attractions. Has several other towns of scenic interest: beaches, islands, bays, mountains, forests and historical interest within a radius of 200km. Will be on hand to advise on the different interests they may have in Rio de Janeiro. This is the property of the neighborhood:

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Rates & Availability

Ipanema Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Olympic Games
Aug 10 2016 - Aug 21 2016
6 night minimum stay
summer rate
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

1.A deposit of US$500,00 in cash must be left with owner at arrival and will be given back at check-out.
3. All values may be paid in Real, Dollars or Euros at the date's rate.
4. Cancellation policy: the 20% deposit will be retained by owner and may be used as deposit in future bookings by the same guest.

20% downpayment for reservation and the remaining in cash upon arrival. The 20% downpayment may be paid by Paypal. My contact in paypal is my e-mail The remaining 80% shall be paid in cash at arrival, in Dollars, Euros or Real.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Rio de Janeiro City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 11
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 157 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • European Style Bathroom - toilet , shower , pls. see photos
  • Bathroom extremely vented to the outside with electric shower stall, stone sink and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • bed room - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Photos show white sofa-bed in front of queen size bed.
  • it is a spacious area; the photos show all details bedroom with double bed and sofa bed, as well as the living room with the kitchenette and bathroom.
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
The minimum stay is 3 days. The cover is located 50m from the beach where you can rent bikes, surfboards, stand-ups, 7km from the Gavea Golf-Club, hang gliding flights, numerous trails through the Tijuca Forest National Park, climbing peaks (900m), boat trip to the islands or within the Guanabara bay as well as the Big Island, tour to Petropolis (Imperial City), Cold-Winkle Cable (Blue Coast), and Paraty Bay of Sepetiba (Green Coast), and other historical regions such as sec coffee farms. XIX. I can give guidance on the places of interest and tours.

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