About this listing
This nice AC bedroom with 2 large closets, fan and an orthopaedic mattress is located in the very heart of Ipanema - and it has its own fully equipped bathroom. Living room has a spacious dining area. Kitchen is fully equipped with a separate washing area. Lovely balcony has a hammock. Room can be locked with a separate key. The building has a 24 hour reception as well as 2 swimming pools, small gym and a parking slot upon availability. 2 min walk from metro station and 5 - from the beach
The room is a part of a triplex apartment. Guests will have access to the spacious living and dining area, balcony, kitchen and washing area on the same floor.
A minimalist and geometrical apartment designed/previously owned by a Norwegian family.
The building has a lot to offer, from two swimming pools (one, smaller, indoors, and a bigger one outdoors) to a small private gym and a space for family events.
Guests will have a free access to a parking slot in the basement - upon availability.
The area as well as the building itself is quite gay friendly.
– Both swimming pools are only open during the day. Gym closes 8pm.
– If you would wish to park you car in the basement, please let us know in advance so we can try to arrange this for you with the house management.
Interaction with guests
The host, Fernanda lives literally across the street from the building (and works quite near, too) so she will be happy to help with tips on the area, and every doubt a guest might have.
Even though it is located just a five minute walk from the most known beach of South America - the unique quality of this area is its total quietness. This is well complimented by Ipanema's main square, Praca General Osorio which is literally around the corner - with all its restaurants, bars, shops and a 24h Ipanema's largest supermarket Zona Sul. Most importantly, you won't be able to hear any of it at all.
General Osorio metro station is just 2 minutes away.
And if you need a taxi, there is plenty of them passing by the building at pretty much any time of the day. However 99 Taxi is a great application that works well in Rio, and Uber Black (much cheaper than at most of the cities in the world) is amongst Rio's new hot arrivals.
Other things to note
Designed and previously owned by a Norwegian family, this property looks different from most of apartments available in Rio's Zona Sul. It has an elegant European touch in many of its features.
One of the main points of interest nearby is Favela Pavão Pavaozinho which happened to be one of the first 'pacified' communities in South Rio. For some years now Pavaozinho attracts many foreign visitors. If you decide to go (its elevator is literally some minutes walk from the building), please try to respect locals and avoid using your camera much (as people living there would prefer to avoid being seen as animals at the zoo).
We would have to register you with the building's management on your arrival.
For your safety, the building has a 24 hour Portuguese speaking reception - you could communicate with it via dialing 94 from the buzzer in the kitchen.
The access of non registered guests to the building is prohibited. In case you would wish to invite a friend over, please let us know in advance.
If you walk into the building from the beach wearing your swimming suite please use the garage access and do not forget to wash away the sand from your feet before getting into one of the two elevators.
It is not allowed to consume food in the elevator.
The music should not be played out loud between 10pm and 8am.
This building recycles the trash. Please leave all the dry and clean recyclables (including plastic, metal, glass, wood, and paper) in the special bin provided at both kitchens. All other recyclables - with food leftovers and/or wet - as long as any organic trash/food - should go into another bin marked 'Organic'. There is a Trash Room next to the elevator. The large size recyclables should be left in the room. And the organic / smaller size recyclables should be placed in the indicated containers.
We would like to kindly ask you to follow the rules carefully as violating the recycling instructions might make us paying a fine.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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Boa pessoa,alegre,senso de humor.Gosto de leitura,cinema musica viagem.Sem animais de estimaçao e crianças.Respeito, alegria, troca de experiencia ,momentos de felicidade para serem guardados na memória
Profissionalmente sou dentista.Moro e trabalho em Ipanema.
Aprender novas culturas ,encontrando pessoas novas todos os dias ,e o que nos faz trabalhar para nossos queridos hospedes...
Ola, sou Bruce - um amigo ingles de Fernanda. Eu ajudo ela de vez em quando com os apartamentos. Sou britanico, mas agora moro no Rio. Eu sou jornalista aqui, trabalho para o BBC e outra midia inglesa. Falo Portuges, e Ingles.
Hi I'm Bruce. Originally from London, I am now living in Rio and working as journalist for the BBC and others. Occasionally I help my friend Fernanda with her apartments. I speak English, Spanish and Portuguese.