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Charming Penthhouse Near Ipanema Beach

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
5 nights minimum 
Condo/Apartment
Duplex penthouse apartment, with 77m² (829 sq ft) of covered area plus 80m² (860 sq ft) of open air terrace in two floors, with great view of the beach, Christ statue, Sugar Loaf and surrounding mountains . Bathroom, with shower, sink, and toilette. Kitchenette with sink, minibar, cook-top, microwave oven, toaster, coffee machine, blender, utensils, cutlery, tea-coffee and dinning plates. Air Conditioner, Full HD 32" LCD TV, cable TV, broad band wireless internet, Alexa, washing machine, ironing board, hair dryer. Authentic XIX cent. furnishings as shown in photos, and canvases. Apart hotel system with cleaner once a week and change of bed and bath linens once a week, or at every change of guests, or as needed. There is one double bed and a sofa-bed for 4 guests in the apartment. Entrance...Duplex penthouse apartment, with 77m² (829 sq ft) of covered area plus 80m² (860 sq ft) of open air terrace in two floors, with great view of the beach, Christ statue, Sugar Loaf and surrounding mountains . Bathroom, with shower, sink, and toilette. Kitchenette with sink, minibar, cook-top, microwave oven, toaster, coffee machine, blender, utensils, cutlery, tea-coffee and dinning plates. Air Conditioner, Full HD 32" LCD TV, cable TV, broad band wireless internet, Alexa, washing machine, ironing board, hair dryer. Authentic XIX cent. furnishings as shown in photos, and canvases. Apart hotel system with cleaner once a week and change of bed and bath linens once a week, or at every change of guests, or as needed. There is one double bed and a sofa-bed for 4 guests in the apartment. Entrance through staircase, therefore not suitable for guests with motion disability. Easy access to all public transport, including subway, 24hr supermarket, restaurants, leisure in general, banks, clinics, drugstores, and general commerce within 300mts (900ft).
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlySmoking allowed
Smoking is allowed in the terraces. NO VISITORS ARE ALLOWED IN THE APARTMENT for your own safety. The apartment is not suitable for guests with mobility difficulties due to one floor stairway; it is a penthouse. Arrival and departure time are flexible. Guests are asked to send a photo of their passport as a request of the building security.
Bedrooms
1 Double1 Sofa
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Francisco T
Hosting since August 2013
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsOwner lives one floor below the penthouse and is available to help guests on their needs, suggesting visits and helping with information.

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Reviews (17)
tattooedtraveller_uk
tattooedtraveller_uk
Norwich, United Kingdom492 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location - great views
I found this apartment 9 months ago when I first decided to go to Rio, having not been before, you always take a slight gamble with location etc, but this location was perfect for me. 2 minutes from the beach, 2 minutes from the Metro station, 30 seconds from a supermarket etc etc The photos of the apartment are exactly what you get, it’s an unusual but very homely place, with Francisco the owner living directly below. You have full use of the 2 outdoor spaces which have great views of the local area. Everything has been thought of with this place, I even found an umbrella and a rain poncho in the wardrobe which I needed to use (yes, in Rio in December !). Francisco was very easy to reach when I had some questions and although he was actually away when I arrived, his friend came and met me and went through everything with me. I cannot praise this place enough and if income back to Rio I will be straight in touch with Francisco again.
Visited December 2019
Written December 28, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

lobinho5
lobinho5
38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ipanema vom Feinsten
Lage, Ausstattung und Betreuung - Perfekt! Wer das Ungewöhnliche sucht, ist hier bestens aufgehoben. Immer wieder gerne!
Visited April 2017
Written April 13, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Francisco T
Francisco T
Lieber Wolfgang, Vielen Dank für solche Art Bericht! Es war mir eine Freude, Sie zu Gast. Ich hoffe, Sie bald wieder zu sehen! Francisco
Written April 22, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

WinstonIowa
WinstonIowa
Washington DC, DC139 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Very Nice, But Overpriced
It's a nice apartment, and Francisco is a very very nice person. We truly enjoyed our stay there. But the price is way above the market for the area. About 35% overpriced. For the same price I paid for this room, I could have stayed at several nice area hotels...Arena, Vermont, Ipanema Inn, Ipanema Plaza, San Marco, Everest, etc. Could have enjoyed pools, daily maid service, 24 hour desk, daily fresh towels, etc. Besides the price, a couple other negatives about Francisco's unit. He advertises that it is 50m to the beach. 50m = 165 feet I believe. This apartment is actually a block and a half from the beach....not 165 feet. The mattress on the only (small) bed is also kinda lumpy and uncomfortable. I'm sure you would enjoy, as we did, Francisco's hospitality and spacious terraces if you stay there.....but I think the pricing is just too rich for the area.
Visited March 2017
Written March 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Francisco T
Francisco T
Hi Dug Garret, I appreciate your comments on this penthouse. FlipKey’s ad is absolutely clear and precise, including the location map, and all other previous guest attested. I feel that it is necessary to make some remarks on your comments: most hotels that you listed are more expensive than this penthouse, for a small, dark, often noisy double room compared to this penthouse with about 10 times more private area than any of these hotel rooms and proper for four guests. Anyway, you had access to all these prices before deciding for this penthouse, therefore I see no reason for your surprise. Guests choose this penthouse for its spaciousness, internal and external privacy, the private shallow pool, its wide views, its silence, possibility of cooking, etc. Credibility is absolutely important to me and that any potential guest has complete confidence in what is advertised in FlipKey. All that you have read and seen in detail in TripAdvisor is exactly true. Please make sure to check prices before you choose any place. However, I'm very glad that you have enjoyed your stay in this penthouse.
Written April 3, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FellowTraveler695153
FellowTraveler695153
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful!!
I felt like I was hosted in a very unique apart-hotel. It's in a perfect location, with a fantastic view and very spacious penthouse. It surpassed my expectations as I felt it was better than what was announced. The host Francisco is very kind, helpful and easily accessible and always left the place clean. Strongly recommend!
Visited March 2017
Written March 11, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Francisco T
Francisco T
Hi Célia: Thank you so much for such kind words. I am very happy to be able to make your stay in Rio nicer. I hope to host you in the future, for longer period.... Thank you! Best regards, Francisco
Written March 12, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bergie10
Bergie10
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellente localisation avec un hôte fantastique...
Près de tout. À distance de marche du métro station General Osorio, des plages et de restaurants. Super mercado à la porte de l'appartement. Ouvert 24 heures. Excellente pizzeria dans le mercado (Zona Sul). Deux superbes terrasses. Nombreux coups de coeur : le tour à vélo de la ville à partir de Copacabana avec guide de langue anglaise, l'Arpoador et ses couchers de solei à distance de marche, Ipanema, Copacabana, le marché Hippie, le tour de ville complet en français Rio Maxim o. Un quartier très sécuritaire tout en demeurant responsable pour ne pas exhiber sa richesse. Quatre portes verrouillées vous conduisent à l'appartement y compris la surveillance par un gardien. Pas de soucis. Une cuisine un peu mieux équipée serait un atout important (plats, chaudron) ainsi qu'un cartable de suggestions de ce qu'on retrouve à proximité. Francisco est le meilleur hôte qui soit. Une personne qu'on apprécie et qui vous parlera de sa ville.
Visited February 2017
Written March 6, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Francisco T
Francisco T
Richard et Lorraine, Je vous remercie pour ces aimables paroles ! C’était mon plaisir de les accueillir ! J’espère pouvoir rester en contact, et de vous voir à nouveau dans un proche avenir. Francisco 
Written March 7, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alberto B
Alberto B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
precioso y seguro
El lugar es hermoso, muy bien decorado, tiene luz natural en abundancia y vista inmejorable, terrazas con plantas y otra en el piso superior con una pequeña pileta. Nos encanto poder colocar musica ambiental, elegimos hermosas canciones de brasil. El edificio esta casi frente a un mercado que abre las 24 horas y muchos restaurantes y opciones de alimentos , lo cual fue importante pues ibamos con nuestros tres niños. Muy cerca de la Playa, del metro y a la vez intimo. Gracias por su atencion.
Visited July 2015
Written February 16, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Francisco T
Francisco T
Hola, Muchisimas gracias por sus amables palabras. Fue un placer hospedarles aquí en Río de Janeiro. Espero verles pronto otra vez. Saludos, Francisco 
Written February 17, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ArealaR
ArealaR
Sydney, Australia64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Indeed.... a charming penthouse!
What a fantastic place to stay! Easy booking process and communication with Francisco. He was there to welcome us and provide information about the area and things to do. The apartment is very private, spacious and unique! It was hot and humid when we were there so the lovely air conditioning was a blessing. The outside decks provide the opportunity for relaxing with an amazing 180 degree view! Just magic! The beach, many restaurants, shops and metro were all very close and the added bonus of the 24 hour supermarket, basically across the road, was the best! Thanks to Celia for farewelling us with such warmth. We were made to feel like friends :-) We loved the opportunity to stay here and would highly recommend it.
Visited April 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written May 10, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Francisco T
Francisco T
Hi Wendy and Steve: I am very happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay in Rio and in this penthouse! This is my objective. Thank you so much for such kind review. I hope to host you again in the future. Best regards, Francisco
Written May 12, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Billy T
Billy T
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic Stay
We stayed in this appartement for 10 days in February during carnival and had a wonderful time. Francisco, the owner, lives in the appartment below, is very friendly and speaks perfect English. He responded promply to our booking request, all subsequent emails and whilst we were there seemed more than happy to provde advice on the area and answer queries. The appartment itself is a large studio with kitchenette and two terraces that are great for sunbathing on. It is in a good location, minutes away from Ipanema beach. There is a 24hr supermarket across the road, lots of restaurants and bars near by and is absolutely perfect for a couple visiting Rio for a short break. It has all the amenities you might need like washing machine, fridge, iron, hair dryer and even some plug adapters. There is a small pool (about the size of a large hot tub) on the top deck which is great for cooling down in. To access the building you have to open a security gate at the front that is monitored by a guard. The appartment itself is on the 10th floor past another two locked doors so it feels very safe. All in all my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Francisco and his lovely apartment.
Visited February 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written February 11, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Francisco T
Francisco T
Hi Billy and Emir: I am very happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay in this penthouse; this is my objective! You were great guests and hope to see you again in the future. Thank you very much for such kind review and remarks!
Written February 12, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

owl_428
owl_428
92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing location. Great apartment.
The apartment is located in the Posto 8 area of Ipanema, close to Astor restaurant. It has one big open plan room with a bed, a sofa bed and a kitchenette. There are two terraces with views to the beach, Cristo Redentor and Sugar Loaf. The apartment is the perfect size for a couple, a small family or a couple of friends. There is free wifi, towels, bedsheets and a cleaner comes twice a week. The beach is about a two minute walk away and there's a 24 hour supermarket opposite. There are lots of cafés, bars and restaurants nearby as well as a metro station and bus stop. The owners are very attentive and make sure you have everything you need.
Visited November 2015 Travelled with friends
Written November 24, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Francisco T
Francisco T
Hi Omid! Thank you so much for such kind review and remarks! I am very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in this penthouse. I hope to host you again in the future.
Written February 12, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AURELIJA C
AURELIJA C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just one word:Perfect
We wore staying 5nights in this amazing apartment it was just perfect! location couldn't be better just across the street is the beach, 24h supermarket, some restaurants and shops! we just loved it especially the terrace where you could see nice sunsets as well as the Christ Statue. The apartment is walking distance to Copacabana beach as well. Cecelia met us upon the arrival my God she was amazing and so friendly and helpful. Honestly i was so worried as most of the time you do not really get what you book but this time it was exactly what we expected and much more. Definitely if i will ever go back to Rio would like to stay in this apartment as well as all recommend to everyone who will be going to Rio
Visited November 2015 Travelled with friends
Written November 20, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Francisco T
Francisco T
Hi Aurelija! Thank you so much for such kind review and remarks! I am very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in this apartment. I hope to host you again in the future!
Written February 12, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Children's pool
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Kitchen and dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Parking available
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • City getaway
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Entertainment
  • Stereo system
  • Television

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About the neighbourhood
The Penthouse is located at the 11th floor in the best point of Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro. It is 5 minutes walk from the beach and close to gourmet and simple restaurants. Easy access to all public transportation, uber, taxis, buses, metro. It is 500m from Copacabana beach, 5km from Sugar Loaf cable car, 8km from the Christ statue train, 12 km from historic center, 15km from Maracanã stadium, 26km from the International Airport. The beauty and the charm of Rio de Janeiro internationally known. From this penthouse you may see most the major points from its terrace at once.
Getting around
Transportation from the International Airport to the apartment is very easy. Leaving customs you will see in your right side some counters selling Taxi vouchers. They speak English and you may pay with credit card (approx. US$35). Regular taxi cue is a little ahead, but normally they speak a little or no English and you need to pay in local currency (aprox. US$30). Make sure that the driver turns on the taximeter. Depending on the traffic, it may take about one hour. For everyday use, Uber is the best solution. However I will be easly accessible for any information or hint that you may need.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
When you arrive in Rio's International Airport, passing customs, you will see some stands selling taxi vouchers. They speak English and you may pay with credit card (approx. US$45). Walking further ahead you will find on your right cues for regular taxis. Most of them do not speak English and you need to pay in local currency Real (approx. US$35) with taximeter. If you need any help, please do not hesitate to call me on the phone.

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Visitors are not allowed in the apartment. Please send copy of douments of each guest as a request of the building security.

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