Great studio at Ipanema beach
Great studio at Ipanema beach
3 guests
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 beds
1 bath
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We have a great studio with double bed, couch, air-mattress and 10mb internet. 1 block back from the beach, 2 minutes walk to the metro and in the heart of Ipanema. It's a very secure, gated building with doorman. 24 hour check-in/out.

The space

We have a double bed, TV with cable, fast internet, a single airbed, new sofa and granite dining table. It is a studio and the kitchen is limited, however we provide guests with tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, and leave some basics in the fridge for breakfast for anyone staying more than a couple of days.

Guest access

Guests have access to the full apartment.

Interaction with guests

We live about 10 minutes away, in Leme, and are more than happy to help guests if anything is required.

Wireless Internet
Elevator in Building

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM


99 Reviews

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Jamie User Profile
September 2017
The room is in a perfect location for the beach, and is ideal for one person or a couple. The kitchen is just a fridge and microwave, but I ate out every night at one of the many restaurants just a couple of minutes walk away. Michael was very helpful and responded immediately with any questions. I will definitely use Michael's apartment again. Great value.

Jerry User Profile
June 2016
This apartment suited me perfectly, and unless you want luxury I would highly recommend it. Michael is very helpful when needed, the location is great, there is a fridge and microwave and the place is clean and comfortable. It is fairly small, but more than large enough for a single person or couple on holiday. I would definitely stay there again.

Sandra User Profile
February 2016
Lovely host & amazing location. However the flat was very basic and tiny. Tv and internet wasn't working most of the time, wouldn't stay again, sorry.

Laura User Profile
July 2015
The main advantage of the apartment is the small price tag for its excellent location - close to the beach, great bars and restaurants and the metro stop, General Osorio. It also feels very safe, having a concierge on the main desk and being in a well populated, affluent area. Inside it is small and pretty basic, but fine to rest your head before going out to explore the city.

Kyri User Profile
April 2015
Great location, but the room was pretty disappointing. First impression was easy communication and check in, but on arrival the security guard told us he had been informed by the last guests the kitchen tap was broken, not the first thing you want to hear. As well as this the ceiling fan was also broken above the bed (No air con room) and a leaky sink in the toilet with a bucket underneath collecting the drips. The room wasn't that clean with sand all over the floor and rubbish in the kitchen bin and used toilet tissue in the bathroom. The worst part was probably the toilet that wobbles around and has been commented on by other guests. At one point it wobbled over with water and a few dead cockroaches spraying onto the bathroom floor from underneath (Girlfriend was NOT impressed). We contacted Michael let him know about some of the problems. He got back to us the next day and is a really friendly host, but he was unable to fix things as it was Easter weekend, which was true. However, this didn't change things for us. Overall the location is fantastic and it's not like the room was unbearable. We still had a fantastic time, the room wasn't too hot with a small fan next to the bed, we didn't feel the need to cook much or use the sink and why would you want to spend time inside with the beach and central Ipanema on your doorstep. The thing was that we paid $45 cleaning fee and another $35 for the service charge... so you would expect the room to be clean and serviced, which it wasn't. Michael is a good host and even let us stay late to catch our flight in the evening which was really helpful. The bed was comfy enough and the TV and WIFI was all as it said it should be. I hope he gets the place looking nice again because it is a great spot and the room has potential. As it is, I would expect a step down from what you are seeing in the pictures and unless it's a busy weekend like the time we stayed, you can find nicer for your money not far away.
Michael User Profile
Response from Michael:
Hi Kyri, Thanks for your comments and I'm glad the wifi, bed and location were good for you. We have never had any negative feedback like this in the past, and I'm very sorry that there were some maintenance issues that I was not aware of. These issues were immediately fixed on your departure. Regarding cleanliness, we have spoken to the cleaning company to make sure standards are maintained high. We have never had an issue with cleanliness before (it's something that we take a lot of pride in) and if any issue had been mentioned during your stay I would have immediately sent the cleaner back to the apartment, or if they were unavailable, cleaned it myself. Again, many thanks for staying and thanks for your feedback which has allowed us to improve, Safe travels, Mike
April 2015

Julia User Profile
March 2015
The location of this apartment is excellent and as described; 2 minutes walk from the Ipanema beach, with bus and metro links less than 5 minutes away. The apartment block is gated and the 2 security guards were extremely helpful and friendly. On the down side, the bathroom plumbing was poor; a leaking sink and a wobbly toilet. The apartment is hot and stuffy without air-conditioning and it's not possible to cook a meal with the limited kitchen facilities. Even though this apartment is a good price for the area, I had expected better maintained facilities.

Louisa User Profile
September 2014
Great apartment with amazing location right next to the beach. It was easy to find and very safe for a girl traveling on her own. Michael was great and very helpful with giving me information and everything I needed for my stay. Thoroughly recommend.

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilJoined in September 2013
Michael User Profile
I'm an Australian living and working Rio. I love to travel and experience new cultures.
Languages: English, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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