I couldn't ask for a better location during my stay in Rio. The apartment is walking distance to Flamengo beach and a 5 minute walk to the metro station. There a numerous restaurants nearby and it so easy to get around from the apartment by foot, bus, metro, or even taxis which pass by the front of the apartment all day and night. The neighborhood is safe and the apartment has security downstairs. The room is big with a large window and strong fan, which makes for good ventilation to battle the heat of Rio. There is lots of light in the apartment and Margareth has decorated with plants and artwork. The apartment was great but the host, Margareth was my favorite part of my stay. Margareth welcomed my friend and I with dinner upon arrival. She gave us wonderful recommendations for restaurants, neighborhoods, and beaches and helped planned each day with us so we would get the most out of every day. She gave us specific directions to get to all the places we wanted to go. She really knows a lot about Rio and how to get around. She is one of the sweetest people I have ever met and really made my friend and I feel at home. We had the pleasure of spending the day with her and she took us to around the beaches, an amazing vegetarian restaurant, a favela, and a theater show. She goes out of her way to make sure you feel welcome in her home and make sure you are enjoying all there is to see and do in Rio. She made our experience unforgettable and it was a pleasure to have gotten to know her. I can only hope to cross paths with her again in the future.