|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Fully self contained beachfront one bedroom apartment in sought-after Barra da Tijuca. This confortable & modern apartment is located in a gated condo offering a swimming pool, sauna, fitness studio and even a small restaurant. With beautiful unrestricted views of the beach, you can whip up a great meal in the fully equiped kitchen then enjoy it at the veranda overlooking the ocean. Rio's well known tourist attractions such as the Sugar Loaf, the statue of Christ the Redeemer as well as Copacabana's famous new year's party are only a short drive away, so you can have a quiet beach holiday or join the party at one of the world's biggest party cities!!
Marina was a pleasure to deal with from the enquiry through to my stay. She arranged an airport pick up and drop off with Fabio the taxi driver. She stayed late to greet me show me around the apartment. Her kindness extended to making me a Christmas cake, very thoughtful.
The apartment was just stunning. I spent many hours sitting on the ample size balcony just watching the world go by. It has all the appliances you need and the washing machine makes life easier. A maid came weekly and did a good job freshening things up. The immediate area has good restaurants and a small grocery store. On site is s beauty salon where I had a pedicure and a haircut. The beach is lovely and not very crowded if you walk up 5 mins.
This is the only place I will ever stay when in Rio. Thank you Marina.
We had a very pleasant stay at this well contained apartment. The location is great, directly across from the beach. The apartment is very comfortable, clean and everything works perfectly. The porch is great to sit on, have a few drinks and watch the world go by...
Near-by there is a small grocery store, a few restaurants and several kiosks along the beach for a quick bite. There is also a restaurant inside the complex which always smells great and serves a variety of local dishes.
The complex is very nice, well maintained... a great pool, hot tub and gym. We were impressed by the security, only residence can enter. Outside the complex the area is safe.
We didn't rent a car while there. It's about a 15 min drive to Copacabana Beach. We used the local buses several times and made it downtown and back easily. The owners were kind enough to help arrange transit from the airport.
The owners Marina and Ernani are very lovely people. Their English is perfect. Marina was very responsive through out the entire rental process and stay. Very helpful!
Muito Obrigada Marina.. beijos!
This was more than we expected on all accounts: the apartment is very nicely done with all granite tops in the bathroom and kitchen, tile floors through out and very clean. It is equipped with everything one may need to make it the home away from home for a week or one month. It is located just across from the beach which is very well lit at night and very safe.
The small community has all kinds of little shops and restaurants in walking distances: flower shop, bakery, small market, pharmacy, even a church. Unless you have an account with the local bank you can not change currency, but there is an ATM machine inside the pharmacy where you can make withdrawals from your account (for a small fee) in the local currency. The security of the building is incredible and the staff is great. They make you feel like they know you for a long time and you feel that you belong. There is a small restaurant for lunches and dinner inside the building, very convenient, friendly people and well priced. We enjoyed the swimming pool inside the complex, there is a work out room equipped like a first class gym room. The location is great and the drive to the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches is a pleasant scenic route. I would recommend avoiding the rush hours.
Most of all we enjoyed meeting the owners who are lovely people, very attentive and helpful, fluent in English which is great since most people do not speak Portuguese; they met us the day we arrived, checked to see if we need anything by phone and visited with us in the last day.
I would recommend learning a few words or phrases in Portuguese just enough to get you buy:
Boa dia - Good day
Boa noite - Good evening/night
Obrigado - Thank you
Onde posso encontrar...? - Where can I find..
Por favor, você pode me dizer onde eu posso encontrar... - Please can you tell me where I can find...?
The most pleasant experience to find the place on line, easy booking and great communication with the owners via email, who answered all the questions we had.
I would recommend this unit to all my friends that may want to travel to Rio which is an incredible city to see.
I SPENT OVER A WEEK AT THE APARTMENT, I THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY ITS , WONDERFULL APARTMENT!!!! THE SECURITY DEFINED FOR THIS BUILDINGS ITS FANTASTIC , IT HAS ALL YOU ARE LOOOKING FOR, JUST A CROSS THE BEACH SIDE, FULL GYM , INDOOR HEATED POOL AND SAUNA ,
THE APARTMENT HAS EVERTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR TIIME AT RIO, SHOPS JUST ACROSS THE STREET.
THE CONFORT IN THE APARTMENT ITS JUST GREAT
DONT LOOK FOR ANYTHING ELSE, JUST GO FOR THIS ONE AND YOU'LL ENJOYED!1
We really enjoyed our stay at the Barra apartment. The owners Marina and Ernani were very friendly and helpful and it was very useful for us that they spoke such good english as our portuguese was pretty non existent. The apartment was very clean and tidy with a lovely view of Barra beach. The facilities were amazing with a lovely outdoor swimming pool, sauna, gym, childrens playground and safe car parking. In fact the whole apartment area was gated and incredibly secure.
Although Barra is a little way from the centre of Rio it's an easy - and scenic - drive to all the main places of interest in Rio. If you don't have your own transport then take the bus, it stops just outside the apartment complex. And i beleive that the metro will be running all the way to Barra in the next year or 2. There is also plenty of amenties around the complex too with 2 or 3 restaurants just outside the door, as well as a small but wellstocked supermarket and the beach just across the road.
I would definitely reccomend this apartment if you ever wanted to visit the beautiful city of Rio.
J'ai logé pour la deuxième fois dans l'appartement de Marina et Ernani. Cette fois-ci j'y suis restée un mois et demi. Les vacances ont été parfaites ! L'appartement est confortable, bien équipé, excellente infra-structure dans la résidence, excellente localisation dans le quartier Barra da Tijuca, l'une des plus belles plages de Rio. Marina et Ernani sont adorables, ils sont à l'écoute et très aimables. J'habite en France, mais Rio est ma ville natale. Marina et Ernani ont réussi à me faire enfin sentir chez moi à Rio !
Barra da Tijuca, or just Barra, is the Rio de Janeiro's most modern neighbourhood, surrounded by mountains and offering stunning beaches. Just cross Sernambetiba avenue and plunge in the beautiful sea water to forget everything; or just lazily lye on the clean fine beach sand in the sun and relax. In the end of the day, you will enjoy the beautiful sunset, and later, you may have exquisite meals at any of the many fine restaurants of the area, or just visit one of the many shopping malls to do window-shopping or to go watching a good movie.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.