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From US$140/day Low Season/New Year-Carnival 4-day Package for US$1.600

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,689 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Duplex Penthouse at 150ft from Ipanema Beach with full view of Rio de Janeiro

Dupelx penthouse on the 11th floor of a building, 150ft from Ipanema Beach and 450ft from Copacabana beach. It complies 800ft² of covered area plus 850ft² of open terrace. From the terrace with a wading pool, beach chairs and planters, you will see the main attractions of Rio: Sugar Loaf, Christ Statue, the mountains surrounding the city, islands and the beach of Ipanema. Luxuriously furnished and decorated with antiques, it accommodates 4 guests in a double bed and a sofa bed. A 5th guest may be accommodated in a camp bed under request. Bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. Kitchenette with sink, refrigerator, cook-top burners, microwave, sandwich maker, coffee maker, cutlery, cups and wine sets, dinner and coffee sets. Air conditioning, 32 'LCD Full HD TV with cable, wireless internet broadband, home-teatre, safe, washing machine, iron. Easy access to all means of transportation: subway, bus, taxis, sightseeing bus. 24hr market, gourmet and popular restaurants, banks, clinics, pharmacies, popular and designer labels shops at a distance of 300ft . It is next to the arts & crafts fair on Sundays. Easy access from and to the International Airport as well as the historic center, museums, colonial churches, and places of cultural interest. The building is exclusively residential with 24hr door-man. Apart-hotel system with a cleaner on Tuesdays and Fridays, change of bed linen and towels every week or as needed without additional cost. Owner lives one floor below and is available to assist guests when required in Portuguese, English or Spanish. Visitors are not allowed in the apartment without owner's consent for the guests safety.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Francisco

I am a professional of finance. I live with my son one floor below this penthouse. I am a world traveler, a lover of art and nature, I am fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. I have good knowledge of the touristic and cultural aspects of Rio and I am ready to help guests according to their interests.

Francisco purchased this apartment in 1977

Why Francisco chose Ipanema

I rent this property for its exceptional potential that it offers and the possibility to administer and assist guests. It is not suitable for people with walking difficulty due to stairway. Special seasons like New Year and Carnival have 4 day package for US$1.600. Please, contact the owner.

What makes this apartment unique

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


Ipanema Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 11
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1689 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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 ventilated to the outside with electric shower stall, stone sink and toilet (photos).
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • bed room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Photos show white sofa-bed in front of queen size bed.
  • it is a spacious loft. Photos show all details of this loft with double bed and double sofa bed, as well as the living room with the kitchenette and bathroom. A camping bed may be added under request.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The minimum stay is 3 days. The penthouse is located 150ft from Ipanema beach where you can rent bikes, surfboards, stand-ups, 5mi from Gávea Golf-Club, hang-gliding flights, countless trails through the Tijuca Forest National Park, climbing peak (2.700ft), boat trip to islands or within the Guanabara bay as well as Ilha Grande, tour to Petrópolis (Imperial City), Cabo Frio-Búzios (Blue Coast), Paraty and bay of Sepetiba (Green Coast) and other historical regions as XIX cent. coffee plantations. Owner may advice on guest's places of interest and tours.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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From US$140/day Low Season/New Year-Carnival 4-day Package for US$1.600
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

AWESOME apartment and friendly service

  • 5 of 5

We decided to go to the Olympics for the first time in our life and found this apartment on VRBO. Bucket list double credit. This was probably the biggest trip we had ever taken and were very anxious.

Before we even arrived Francisco helped us immensely in finding out everything we needed to know about the Olympics and all of its different venue locations and how to get there.

When we got out of our cab from the airport, Francisco met us at the elevator and showed us the very stylish apartment and its amazing views of Ipanema Beach and the local neighborhood.

He took us on a tour of the neighborhood taking us down to the subway (Metro) station and getting us the directions we would need for each of our different Olympic event locations on different days.

My partner and I have traveled all over the world and do not ever remember a host who gave out such magnificent help. Whenever we had a question about anything, if he did not know the answer, he went with us to find out (including a trip to local cell phone store with us).

The apartment is very accurately described in the photos and was just as advertised. It is just a short 2 minute walk to Ipanema Beach with Copacabana a slightly longer walk (or cheap cab ride). We are both over 50 and had no problems with the stairs from the front apartment door (Francisco's apartment) up to the lockout penthouse.

After seeing Olympic events during the day we often sat out at the small soaker pool on the roof and looked at the crashing waves or the side view of the Christ the Redeemer statue. In the other direction we could see Sugarloaf as well. You pretty much can see 3 of Rio's biggest tourist destinations from the rooftop pool and patio.

I do want to say that we had heard a lot of negative press (crime and zika) in the 2 years prior to our arrival but we never saw a single mosquito or ever heard of any of our fellow travelers having any crime issues. We met lots of tourists on our adventures all over Rio and never had any problems or heard of anyone that did have problems.

Thank you so much Francisco! A trip to last a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris and Debbie: I am so happy to know that you had a good time in Rio and in my penthouse! You were great guests. I hope to see you again in the close future! Thank you so much for such kind comments! Francisco
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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: March 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: April 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: November 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: December 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: March 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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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Internacional (GYN), Local Santos Dumont
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
many in 150ft distance
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
many at 150ft distance
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: not necessary

Entering the location map above on 'satellite' option and expanding the blue arrow you will find this penthouse. You can search the surroundings and its location between Ipanema and Copacabana.

Rio de Janeiro has many world-famous attractions such as Sugar Loaf and the Christ Statue. It also has many architectural and historical Sec. XVII monuments to modern buildings, many museums and theaters ias well as the famous Maracana Stadium. Several unspoiled beaches in natural reserves are found about 15mi from the penthouse. You may also enjoy trails, mountaineering, explore caves in Tijuca National Park literally surrounded by the city. See the curious way the slums hang in the hills and feel the easy pace of life and Rio. The views from the apartment's terrace itself show most of these attractions. There are several other towns of scenic interest: beaches, islands, bays, mountains, forests and historical interest within a radius of 150mi. Owner will be on hand to advise on the different interests that guests may have in Rio de Janeiro.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

1. Deposit of US$500,00 (or equivalent in your local currency) in cash may be requested at arrival and will be given back at check-out.
2. All values may be paid in Real, Dollars or Euros at the date's exchange rate.
3. Cancellation policy: the 20% deposit will be retained by owner and will 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: fpcteixeira at .The remaining 80% shall be paid in cash at arrival, in Dollars, Euros or Real.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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