I planned a first time trip to Brazil for 10 men from the US. Not only did we all have a very enjoyable time in Rio, but the communication with David before the trip was top notch. David was beyond helpful with anything and everything for this trip. I travel all around the world and David has been hands down the easiest and most enjoyable host.
We rented out both the 3 and 4 bedroom penthouse and it is gorgeous! If you can afford to stay here, please do so! Pay the extra dollars to be in a great location and in a safe neighborhood! You will be surrounded by restaurants, markets, cambios, beach, taxis, buses, and everything else you may need.
Place was kept very tidy by the maid who also offered laundry services for a minimal fee. My friends have already asked me when I can bring them to Rio to stay with David. I am 100% sure I will be back at this spectacular penthouse.