Our stay in Rio was Maravilhoso! And much of it was due to Lisi, her wonderful apartment in Leblon and all the comfort and help she gave us! The location and view were terrific. The apartment was so clean, all new and modern, and had everything we needed, including the coffee and treats that were little gifts from LIsi for our arrival. It was so convenient, reasonable price, and easy to walk down to the beach and to restaurants and shopping but at night was quiet and lovely. Lisi and her family helped us right away to learn the supermarket, restaurants and shopping in chic Leblon and how to get around. That really helped us settle in quickly and enjoy our too-short stay. The indoor shower was great; outdoor shower was cold water but fun. Breakfast on the veranda and a drink before going out for dinner couldn't have been more agreeable with the spectacular view. Kitchen complete for any cooking we wanted. They made sure we knew about the steep walk up multiple stairs to the apartment and it was steep but we loved the exercise and, hey, that's Rio! Gorgeous views up the mountainside, and we had our own private one, very private. The Sheraton nearby was convenient for dinner, drinks and tour info but we actually had the best, personalized tour at a reasonable rate by LIsi's brother who lives in a nearby apartment. Lisi helped us with reservations for a special dinner in Santa Teresa. They worried about us being bothered by the lively neighborhood to the west, beyond the Sheraton but we never heard any noise or commotion with the great positioning of the apartment and Lisi and her family and quiet neighbors living around us. We will be excited to visit again and to recommend this apartment and Lisi and her family to all our friends in the US and Brazil. We met and got a little help from all of them! Muito simpatico e bem brasileiro!!