Copacabana Studio 1 Blk from Beach
Hosted by Timothy
Timothy is the host.
4 guests
Studio
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
Studio
2 beds
1 bath
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Studio apartment in a charming residential building just a block from the beach in Copacabana. The building was originally built as a hotel, and maintains a spacious and elegant lobby, with stained-glass windows, as part of this legacy.

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Minimum 5 days for New Years and Carnaval
Please ask for rates on those holidays before booking
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Studio apartment in a charming residential building just a block from the beach in Copacabana. The building was originally built as a hotel, and maintains a spacious and elegant lobby, with stained-glass windows, as part of this legacy. Several Brazilian "novelas" (TV dramas) have used the entrance of this building as a set for their shows.

The building is located on a side street, away from the traffic and noise of Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, and the apartment is located in back, even further from the noise. The view from the window, although inward, looks across several courtyards and smaller houses, and enjoys plenty of air and sunlight (or dark curtains and air conditioning for the days when you just want rest and quiet).

The apartment is a simple, but clean and attractive studio with a full-sized bed for a couple, plus a sofa bed that can sleep two more. There is a small kitchen area, with microwave, gas stove with two burners, and a small but full-sized refrigerator. The bathroom was just renovated with a new shower box, mirror and sink, and the apartment comes with a washing machine (but no dryer, as is the custom here in Rio - instead, the apartment provides the means to hang-dry your washables).

It is located just a block and a half from Copacabana beach, near the famous Copacabana Palace. There's a great bar right across the street for the nights when you want to stay close to home, or taxis just around the corner. The apartment is also about a 5 minute walk to the Cardeal Arcoverde subway station, and (our favorite!) two of the city's rental bike stations.

Your hosts are a mixed couple of Carioca (Rio) and Californian heritage, who love Rio. This is the only place we rent, so we're available to give you any tips you need for making the most of your visit, in English and/or Portuguese. Brazilian culture is as rich as any (maybe more), and we'd be happy to give you the low-down on local flavors of:
* Capoeira
* Samba
* Forró
* Carnaval
* Chorinho
* Bossa-nova
* Jazz

Note that this historic building is mostly residential, and there are doormen 24/7. It's a great place for couples and families, but not so great for people that are planning to have parties in the apartment. There's plenty to do around town, so let the apartment be the place you come for a rest to recharge your batteries!

We hope you enjoy your visit to our wonderful city!


Amenities
Internet
Wireless Internet
Elevator in Building

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £29
Security Deposit £122
Weekly Discount: 13%
Weekend Price £44 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

We only ask that you please do not smoke in the apartment or within the building, and that you treat the apartment with care so that the next guests may enjoy it as you have.

As for the building itself, ours is a residential building, and the neighbors appreciate your efforts to maintain a respectable atmosphere. The doormen treat the building like their own home (and it is! They live on premises.), and like to make sure that there's no funny business. They and the housing association are happy to welcome vacationers, but ask that you follow the rules they have set:

* Please treat your neighbors and the building (aka common areas) with respect

* Please do not make noise at a level that would bother your neighbors (and watch the level of your TV, stereo, etc.)

* When using a bathing suit, or wearing dirty or wet clothes, please use the service elevator, accessed via the garage entrance

* Please dispose of your garbage via the garbage chute located via the hallway, and always in a tied plastic bag. Please dispose of recyclables (glass, plastic, aluminum) in the bins located in the garage.

* Do not hang any clothes, linen, etc. outside of the apartment in places that may be visible to others

* Visiting guests are allowed in the apartment until 10PM (according to building regulations). After that time, only those renting the unit should be in the apartment.

* The maximum number of (adult) guests allowed is 4 per apartment


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Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Corinne User Profile
March 2017
The apartment is very secure and modern. Great location- 5 mins from the famous Copa beach! Timothy is a great host and is at hand if you require any help or advice.

Matt User Profile
November 2014
The flat was perfect for me for one weeks stay - great location and a wonderful deco building. The doorman is 24 hours and very friendly and the neighbourhood has plenty to offer. Tim couldn't have been more helpful and gracious - really the perfect host. Whether tourist tips for great days out or helping me with a sudden health issue he was invaluable. I would highly recommend the flat and the host :-)

Ido User Profile
April 2017
The place doesn't fit for young people who want bring guests. The doorman stop you every time of you are coming with friends and that a big problem.

Ciaran User Profile
January 2017
Tim was an amazing host!! Any questions we had or places we wanted to know about he informed us. From start to end it was amazing. The location is perfect. It is only 1 block from Copacabana and it was perfect to walk back to after New Years. The apartment is very clean and comforable and has everything you need there for your stay!! The block has 24hr security!! Will definitely stay here again on our return!!

Michael User Profile
December 2016
Good location but very small unit. Advertised as having two beds and suitable for 4 guests. With the folding sofa down there was no room and there were only two of us. Tim was friendly enough but not greatly helpful when queried about local transport, restaurants etc. He kept telling us we were only staying a couple of nights anyway. In fact we stayed six nights which is more than the AirBnB average.
Timothy User Profile
Response from Timothy:
I'm sorry you found the place smaller than expected! It's true that there isn't much extra space with the bed pulled out - if we made the space near the window a little more usable (chairs and a coffee table), would that have helped? I thought I had provided the information you needed regarding transportation. I don't have any guides regarding buses, but I really don't recommend them for guests in Rio. I think they're more dangerous than they're worth, especially when you are only here in Rio for a few days or a week. Taxis and Uber are the best deal in almost all cases. The subway is nearby for going downtown. Regarding restaurants, I did come up short, and I apologize for that. I'll update the neighborhood guide for my listing. The way things change around Rio, I have been relying more on guests to ask me for a specific request (e.g. we're in centro - where's a good Brazilian place around here?) so I can look it up and hit up friends for a quick suggestion. Thanks again for your feedback!
December 2016

Richard User Profile
September 2016
I stayed here for 8 days. I have to say big thumbs up, because this is one of the rare times that I met the actual owner of the place I was renting. The place is just as Tim described. But he is actually upgrading things at the moment. With my permission he put in a new desk and had a new kitchen sink delivered while I was there. He has more plans also. The washing machine is a blessing, as was the A/C. The location is very good, not far to walk to the beach, and there are many restaurants nearby. Tim can answer just about any question that you have about Rio, and he is quick to reply to you. The only odd moment is for the first day or two the security staff will wonder who you are. After they remember you, they are are cool.

Laura User Profile
August 2016
Timothy was one of the best hosts we've ever had. He was communicative, pleasant and helpful- full of great tips and recommendations on the area. We were a group of four adults and the apartment fit all of our needs. It's in a great location in relation to Copacabana and to public transit. The building has a 24 hour doorman, which gives an appreciated extra sense of safety. We would stay here again. Thank you again, Tim, for all your help!

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilJoined in October 2013
Timothy User Profile

I'm a Californian who came to Brazil after learning Capoeira in the U.S. I'm married to a Carioca, and fluent in Portuguese. While I work in the high-tech field of startups in Rio, what originally brought me here was all the culture, music, natural beauty and excitement of this unique city.

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From the listing:

This is the only place we rent, so we're available to give you any tips you need for making the most of your visit, in English and/or Portuguese. Brazilian culture is as rich as any (maybe more), and we'd be happy to give you the low-down on local flavors of:
* Capoeira
* Samba
* Forró
* Carnaval
* Chorinho
* Bossa-nova
* Jazz

For those of you interested in the blossoming startup scene here in Rio, we can also get you the inside scoop on that (shout out to my buddies at PagPop and 21212!).

Languages: English, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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