Private room

1 Guest

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

The space

Its a small room, nice and cosy single room.

This sympathetic place looks like an internal charming cabin of a transatlantic ship. It is currently separated by a curtain from the balcony with plants.

The bathroom is also small, The WIFI signal is out of the bedroom in the kitchen and living room.

This makes the price a very good deal.

The best part of this gorgeousness room is its magnificent location with the surroundings accessible on foot.

2 Blocks from Ipanema beach.
2 Blocks to Lagoon Rodrigo De Freitas
Close to Pedra Do Arpoador
Opposite Supermarket

You can walk along Ipanema beach to Pedra Do Arpoador where you can enjoy and applaud the most famous sunset in the world followed by a walk to Copacabana beach for dinner at one of its many restaurants.

You can cycle, run, surf, sail and do helicopter tours in the shining sun or Rio, all on your doorstep.

Good transportation links and direct busses to all other city icons.

Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Maracana, The Botanical Gardens, Aterro Do Flamingo and The Favela Da Rocinha (slum)

This perfect location is very convenient and has a perfect hostess that loves to welcome people from all over the world and make them feel at home.

So.... Enjoy!!! your time and be happy.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: £12
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets




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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

41 Reviews

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Iván User Profile
January 2017
The appartment was okay, clean and tided althought a bit old. The ratio price/quality also was reasonable. The flat didn't have air condition, but location was great and close to the beach.

Fabian User Profile
May 2016
Martha was a great host and very welcoming. I had the small single room which was smaller then expected, however still sufficient for a 2 night stay. The apartment is in a great location and only a couple of blocks from the beach.
Marta User Profile
Response from Marta:
Fabian, muito obrigada por suas palavras de satisfação e de como você se sentiu em minha casa! Meus hóspedes costumam voltar outras vezes. Espero que você volte a se hospedar comigo outra vez também !
May 2016

Julie User Profile
August 2015
I was very lucky to find Martha on airbnb... I lived with her for 2 months and a half and I have nothing but good things to say about her. Martha is one of the sweetest person you will ever meet, she is not only a host but she definitely goes out of her way to help you with anything you need. She is always very attentive and very welcoming. Her home will become your home because she makes you feel very comfortable in it. The room I stayed in was the smallest one in the apartment, but definitely does the job... It has cable TV, a single bed, a fan, and enough room for your clothes (but it doesn't have a closet) the Internet goes in and out sometimes but Martha is working on it... If you decide to stay with her I know you won't regret it. You will make a new friend and feel like you are at home.

Adriana User Profile
May 2015
I am a Airbnb host for a long time and a very well travelled guest with a world record of bookings and this was my only bad experience a a guest so far. I learnt a lesson to always read all the reviews of the host properly for now on, it will prevent future uncomfortable and upsetting circumstances like this one. Every story has 2 sides, but based on the comments I read from her other guests and as I speak fluently Portuguese and visit Rio twice a year, I feel confident to express my honest opinion about this host and the accommodations she offers on the site. Rio de Janeiro is beautiful, the location of this room is excellent and if you don't know any better, you'd think you got what u paid for. Her prices, although they sound reasonable are out of the reality for the type of place. For 2 ppl more expensive than a hotel next door. I stayed at many good value for money rooms even entire flats around the some area. Martha seems to be a nice lady with a kind nature, but I particularly found her eccentric, opportunist and pushy. Just by the way she sounded on our exchanged msgs I knew I was getting myself in trouble. I then contacted her to cancel my booking, but she was not having it. I felt obliged to stay and luckily it was only for few hours. I assume she treats guests with over needed attention to cover for what she offers and I guess some people find it hard to say anything bad about her or her rooms as I did, when I left. If she things she can get away with squeezing anymore 'dollars' from anyone, she jumps to the chance. None of her rooms listed are like the pictures. The small room can't hardly fit a single bed with no windows. The large one is a mess. The bathroom her guests r supposed to share is a joke. There are no pics of it posted. The kitchen has a lot of clutter. There are 10 other very bad and concerning reviews on her different listing, so I'm not the only one unhappy. A criticism of this kind, should've been taken by her as suggestions for improvements. After all, us host must provide the best we can to keep our visitors happy. My case was efficiently dealt by Airbnb and their support made me feel safe. She has been bullying me non stop since the booking. For me, whatever her arguments are, t's nothing to do with the money, but my rights and the rights of the others who might fall into her trap. Be aware, I do not recommend. Just to remind, the Airbnb Rules: Accommodations on the Airbnb platform should meet minimum quality standards regarding safety, access, and cleanliness, and they should be consistent with the description provided by the Host. If a Guest who books and pays for an accommodation...
Marta User Profile
Response from Marta:
To AirBnB I have to notify what really happened, indeed. This lady has absolutely puzzled the subjects NOTES - PHOTOS AIRBNB site: the SINGLE ROOM - is described : "like a boat internal cabin "with no windows, with 2 fans, but confortable. PHOTOS - the single room is exactly the same as the photos except the curtain has been changed for a LED TV . The same as to the small bathroom. That's it : 1- Mrs. Adriana Hands - booked and payed for the SMALL ROOM that is a single room with a single bed for 3 nights. For a single single person at 30$ a night. 2- Some days after, through AIRBNB messages she "informed" me that she would '"bring her boyfriend "... only "for a night" !!!!! 3 - I clarified her that this would be impossible for the SMALL ROOM has not a place for a SECOND PERSON because it has a single bed just for one single person. 4- She insisted on it. 5 - I replied her that , in case, I had available a LARGE ROOM but with 2 beds, not a couples, - at 45 $ a night, for each person. 6- S
May 2015

Tais User Profile
November 2014
Martha is a very friendly and social host, who receives you always with a smile and give you some recommendations about where to go in Ipanema. She is a really kind person. I think the room is smaller than you see on the pictures, but if you are looking for some place only to rest, is good for you. Martha let you use the other rooms of the house, like the kitchen or living-room. If you are looking for something near the beach and the center of Ipanema, is a good option.

Peter User Profile
October 2014
Martha was a great host. Very kind and was equally hospitable. Location is fantastic.

Sofia User Profile
July 2014
I would absolutely not recommend this place or host 1) the room is nothing like what it looks in the photos. It is dark tiny and not charming at all 2)the host is totally unreliable. I arrived at the agreed time, called about ten times and emailed. She replied 5 hours later asking me to go immediately. She made some excises about not hearing my calls or reading emails If you want to enjoy your time in beautiful rio stay away.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · Joined in December 2012
Marta User Profile

A cidade do Rio de Janeiro está cada dia mais bonita, alegre, divertida e segura , com uma vida rica de programas culturais e passeios fantásticos !
Vale a pena passar uma temporada nesta cidade colorida de risos, música e beleza! Ipanema é a mais linda praia do planeta!
Aqui no Rio a beleza é no exterior, nas ruas, nas praias, nos eventos, na ciclovia , nos jogos, nas pessoas.
As ruas de Ipanema tem muita segurança, porque temos Joalherias famosas e boutiques de marcas estrangeiras.
Venha curtir Ipanema e estará a 2 quadras das praias divinas da Cidade Maravilhosa. Melhor ponto do Rio, seguro e calmo, com praia e Lagoa pertinho! Melhores e mais baratos restaurantes , com metrô e ônibus na porta.
Seu quarto foi totalmente remodelado, está mais lindo , pintado e mais confortável, com Frigobar.
Um novo banheiro para voce, além do banheirinho de praia.
Bastante fresco com 2 grandes ventiladores e 2 box cama macias , televisão Led a cabo e internet grátis
.. Tambem uma entrada particular .
Venha ser feliz nesta Cidade Maravilhosa , aqui em Ipanema !
Venha para cá!
Adoro receber vocês, meus amigos queridos!

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