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David Parker

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

7 BDR - SECURE, LUXURY PENTHOUSE -- YOUR HOME IN THE SKY

18 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Copacabana Apartment Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, (1 Private Library with Sleep Sofa), 2 Full Baths, Sleeps 8

This just renovated, luxury penthouse is the perfect solution for families or friends or business groups who want to experience the best of Rio de Janeiro while staying together in the privacy an elegant home. And at a VERY AFFORDABLE PRICE!

The penthouse offers 3 bedrooms and a private library with a new and very comfortable convertible sofa, easily accommodating up to 8 people.

You’ll find yourself in the very center of Copacabana, just 2 blocks from its world-famous beaches, in a bustling and very safe neighborhood, with a colorful choice of restaurants, cafes, shopping and supermarkets.

You’ll be living high above the busy streets of Copacabana – the heart of Rio – with spectacular views of the mountains, city and ocean, in one of the city’s safest neighborhoods in a completely secure building with a doorman and security 24/7.

So come and relax and enjoy one of the world's most unique and beautiful cites in the world in your very own home in the sky!

INCLUDED FREE:

*A Full-time Bi-Lingual Concierge to help with transportation, tours, reservations, tips and advice to get the most out of your time in Rio!!

*Full-time Maid Service - 5 days a week

*Hi-Speed WiFi in every room (20 Mg)

*Cable TV

*A/C in Every Room

***NO Service, Cleaning, Taxes or Hidden Charges of any kind!

***LARGER GROUPS This Penthouse can be integrated into the independent, but adjoining 3 bedroom, duplex penthouse for a total of 7 bedrooms, four bathrooms, accommodating 12-16.. (See VRBO #340025 ) Contact owner for more information.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
David Parker (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

About David Parker

I work in the magazine and documentary film business based in Los Angeles, New York and Rio.

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 4 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.

David Parker purchased this apartment in 2009

Why David Parker chose Rio de Janeiro City

I bought this apartment because it was right in the middle of my favorite neighborhood, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

David, Junior, and Maralene were wonderful hosts and we can't wait to return. We highly recommend David's penthouse to anyone visiting Rio as there is no question on where we will stay upon our return.



We traveled to Rio for a wedding. We had 9 guests staying in the penthouse and were all very comfortable...while we were all together, we also had our own space. The penthouse was exactly as described in the photos...very clean, well kept, and beautifully decorated. Maralene kept the apartment spotless! The terrace that wrapped around the penthouse was wonderful and we slept with the terrace doors of our bedroom open each night which was such a wonderful treat.



We were a bit nervous about traveling to Rio and spent many months planning/researching our trip. David had been very helpful every step of the way in addressing any concerns/questions that we had, and we had many! David really took the time to make us feel comfortable. y.



David's penthouse is located just two blocks from Copacabana beach in an active part of town, the surrounding streets felt safe and never deserted. The penthouse is located in a locked building with a 24 hour attendant which made us feel secure. There are grocery stores, ATM machines, restaurants, and a great 24 hour juice bar within a block. Junior directed us to a great cafe for breakfast just 2 blocks away- Cafeina, which was delicious!



Junior was especially great...some of our guests arrived at different times and he made sure that he was present to greet them and answer any questions that they had. He made coffee upon arrival and provided us with a beautiful basket of treats! He checked in with us regularly and was available to us via phone as needed when we had questions...he was our own personal concierge with so much knowledge about the city! He even helped with our luggage!

Thank you David!!!
Oct 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

7 BDR - SECURE, LUXURY PENTHOUSE -- YOUR HOME IN THE SKY
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 50 reviews
5

excellent

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at the coral penthouse. I took my family 7 there for the holidays this year. The apartment is spacious and comfortable with all you need and there is easy access to the beaches and shops. Max, the onsite manager speaks excellent english and with all of his help with arrangements the vacation was fun and relaxing. I would definitely recommend it to my friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Made work pleasurable!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy at The Coral Penthouse. Things were smooth and easy to handle. I liked that we could call and have an English speaker answer the cell phone at every turn. I am a German participant of a musical group and speak zero Portuguese. We found the guide books we bought before our trip were a little bit riskier to follow once we arrived so it was nice to have extra attention. I am very inclined to return for fun and not just work because there is a good amount of Rio I couldn't fit into this visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments Ernst! We pride ourselves on having a bilingual staff because it facilitates communication and leisure time when in Rio! Hopefully the next time you stay at the Coral Penthouse, it will be 100% business-free! Even though it was for work, I am so happy you had a wonderful time!
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5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations. I loved the penthouse and the views! Felt very welcome by the staff. Great location with an easy walk to the beach, restaurants, and grocery stores.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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5

#awesome

  • 5 of 5

I have never been so inclined to write a review but The Coral Penthouse more than deserves 5 stars. I was part of a group of 15 Americans from San Fran here to learn jujitsu with the best. Having The Coral Penthouse to call home all week made the experience awesome. The staff was very friendly and the cleaning service was incredible. I had laundry services done while there and took advantage of the mini-bar. This place is like a hotel. The best part was having such an amazing resource, Paula. The Penthouse has a half Brazilian half American manager so we were covered from every angle. From day 1 we had access to call her for translations, suggestions, night life and tourism and she was a doorbell ring away Monday through Friday and even had our currency exchanged within an hour of our arrival! I couldn't have been happier overall with the service. We had a great time, perfect weather and were basically staying at the Ritz Rio. I wasn't part of the booking but when I found out the rates a few of us have already starting planning a month next year. By far the best vacation I have had. #awesome

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The best accommodations in Rio!!!

  • 5 of 5

David, Junior, Bruno, and Maralene were wonderful hosts and we can't wait to return. We highly recommend David's penthouse to anyone visiting Rio as there is no question on where we will stay upon our return. David and his staff provide everything from electrical plug converters...wifi... beach towels....everything was taken care of!

We traveled to Rio for a wedding. We had 9 guests staying in the penthouse and were all very comfortable...while we were all together, we also had our own space. The penthouse was exactly as described in the photos...very clean, well kept, and beautifully decorated. Maralene kept the apartment spotless! The terrace that wrapped around the penthouse was wonderful and we slept with the terrace doors of our bedroom open each night which was such a wonderful treat. No bugs in Rio!

We were a bit nervous about traveling to Rio and spent many months planning/researching our trip. David had been very helpful every step of the way in addressing any concerns/questions that we had, and we had many! David really took the time to make us feel comfortable. The penthouse was perfect for us in every way. Junior and David assisted us in finding great restaurants and made suggestions for us to see many of the beautiful sights in Rio.

We had many other family/friends in Rio due to the wedding that brought us all there and the penthouse was the perfect gathering spot between our activities. This would not have been possible in a hotel and our experience would not have been as perfect as it was if it were not for the penthouse!

David's penthouse is located just two blocks from Copacabana beach in an active part of town, the surrounding streets felt safe and never deserted. The penthouse is located in a locked building with a 24 hour attendant which made us feel secure. There are grocery stores, ATM machines, restaurants, and a great 24 hour juice bar within a block. Junior directed us to a great cafe for breakfast just 2 blocks away- Cafeina, which was delicious!

Junior was especially great...some of our guests arrived at different times and he made sure that he was present to greet them and answer any questions that they had. He made coffee upon arrival and provided us with a beautiful basket of treats! He checked in with us regularly and was available to us via phone as needed when we had questions....he was our own personal concierge with so much knowledge about the city! He even helped with our luggage!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Stay in Copacabana

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends planned this trip to Rio for my birthday weekend. It ended up being one couple and 5 single friends. I couldn't have been more pleased with all aspects of the trip. From the start, when we chose David's penthouse to stay at, David was helpful, attentive and everything went smoothly. When we arrived, we couldn't have been happier. The apartment is exactly as described in the listening. It ended up being perfect for our group. David had set up one room for a couple and the two additional bedrooms had single beds in them (he had asked ahead of time what our preference was). Additionally, the beautifully decorated library was set up with a bed. The decor was tasteful and the apartment was impeccably clean. David thought of little details such as napkins and garbage bags in the kitchen and a reusable coffee filter in the coffee pot! Plentiful linens were provided. These are little details that make things so much nicer. Each day we went to get items for our breakfast at the local markets - there are two on the same block. The beach is an easy 5 minute walk away. I had never stayed in Copacabana and was very happy with the location. There is a great juice bar - one of the delights of Rio - right on the corner where you can get almost any fresh juice you can imagine!

If you are considering Rio, I would highly recommend David's apartment. And, I seriously suggest considering Rio. I've been a half a dozen times now and it never lets me down. From the nightlife of Leblon and Lapa, to the beautiful beaches that are a delight to all the senses, to the amazing sight of Christ the Redeemer perched high on the hill overlooking the city, Rio has something for everyone. The already wonderful trip was made that much better to have a place like David's to come "home" to each night. Thanks. I can guarantee I will recommend it to all my friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight to have you. Everyone loves the 24 hour tropical juice bar across the street! I hope to see you back in Rio soon!
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Museu de Arte Contemporanea
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
RJ International AIrport
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Copacabana Beach
Car: not necessary

This 4 bedroom Penthouse can be integrated into the independent, but adjoining 3 bedroom Duplex Penthouse and can be rented together for a total of 7 bedrooms (See HomeAway #359605) or separately (See HomeAway #327207),

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Rates & Availability

Copacabana Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Aug 22 2016 - Nov 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's 2017
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$10,500
Flat fee
 
 
Carnival 2017
Feb 23 2017 - Mar 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$10,500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

For Larger Groups, ask about the 7 bedroom penthouse at $1,000/night for up to 14 guests.

LAST MINUTE BOOKING 15% DISCOUNT -- This applies if you reserve within 15 days or less of your check-in date.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Copacabana Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 11
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Can have 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Can have 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Double Doors to Terraces
    Private Library - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Private library with new sofa bed. 1 queen or 2 single beds.
  • A private library with a comfortable sleep sofa is suitable as a 4th bedroom. Can be set up as 1 queen or 2 single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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