We were in Rio for the Olympics, and we rented Paulo's apartment for the entire month of August. I booked the apartment almost a year ahead of our stay, and Paulo was very easy to communicate with. He quickly and patiently answered all of our questions before and during our stay. The apartment was very clean, comfortable, and spacious for the 5 of us, and the pictures don't do it justice. I think the master bathroom has been newly renovated since the picture was taken. The location was perfect. It's a 5 minute walk to Ipanema beach and the General Osario metro. There's also a small Zona Sul market half a block away, and a larger 24 hour one a few blocks away. The kitchen was well equipped, and we made use of it everyday. The area felt very safe, and the building has a 24 hour doorman. I would definitely recommend Paulo's apartment for families or groups of friends visiting Rio. A couple of things that were not problems for us but others may need to taken into consideration: 1) While there are 3 bathrooms with showers, the 3rd one is very small. We never used the 3rd shower. 2) The Wi-fi signal does not reach the bedrooms.