Recently featured and profiled in "The Sunday Times"(UK),this very spacious(140 sq m) duplex penthouse(2 double bedrooms,1 single) has been designed to epitomize the relaxed and timeless spirit of Bossa Nova. There are 2 outside spaces, one balcony on the first floor overlooking the tree tops of the canopied street below and also a decked terrace on the top floor with private, temperature controlled Jacuzzi.
Majestic views of the mountains and the Christ statue (illuminated at night) suffuses the space with the lightness and natural grandeur of Rio. Although you are located in a calm, residential street (referred to as the "Beverly Hills" of Rio due to the number of tele-novela stars who live near by) you are a mere 2 minutes walk from the main shopping avenue and the Lagoa. You are also just 4/5 minutes walk from Post 9, widely regarded as the absolute apex of Carioca beach culture!
I think what makes this penthouse unique is it's space, and a tremendous feeling of privacy floating above everywhere else in your own private world. Apart from great style,I think to have the rare combination of 2 entirely different outdoor spaces on separate floors together with contrasting and amazing views coupled with the location so close to Post 9 on the beach.All this and being a penthouse awash with natural light allows an ambiance that is pretty special.All this for the same rate as a small,basic room at the mid range Ipanema Plaza hotel! Ticks all the key boxes!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Post 9, Ipanema Beach 300 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Santos Dumont Airport 9 km, Nearest railway: General Osorio Metro Station 850 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
There is one super king sized bed,one queen sized double bed and one single bed.Apart from these sleeping options there is also a bench sofa in the 2nd living room that can be converted into a single bed.In addition there is a single mattress that can be placed anywhere if there is a need.
There are 3 very powerful silent split air con units in the main living/dining area and both main bedrooms.There are now ceiling/wall fans in the kitchen and 3rd bedroom. There are also 2 floor fans to be used at your convenience.
All bedlinen are very high thread Egyptian cotton, pillows/duvets are Hungarian goose down and the mattresses are of the highest quality.
The penthouse has many very distinguished, quality works of art by Brazilian artists.
AS OF FEBRUARY 2014 BRAND NEW FEATURES INCLUDE 2 HI DEFINITION CONNECTED TVS,CABLE TV NOW ON BOTH LEVELS,INTERNET ACCESS NOW EXTENDED TO INCLUDE BOTH FLOORS,BRAND NEW DESIGNER KITCHEN( W/ BRONZE CLAD WALLS,GLASS SPLASH BACK,NEW FRIDGE,COOKER ETC ETC),3RD SHOWER ROOM NOW COMPLETELY RE FURBISHED BY INTERIOR DESIGNER,NEW DVD LIBRARY,NEW SILENT SPLIT AIR CON IN MAIN LIVING/DINING AREA,NEW FANS IN KITCHEN/3RD BEDROOM,VERY HIGH END NEW ART WORKS AND NEW MANAGEMENT !!
|Further details outdoors|
The outdoor Jacuzzi is not overlooked and features heating controls.
There is 24 hr doorman security,cameras in all public areas,your own personal electronic safe and the building is fully gated.
The penthouse is located in a high class family residential building. This is not an apartment hotel. Please do NOT make an enquiry if you are looking to have a "mancation" style holiday.
For those with young children a stair gate is available for the base of the spiral staircase.Also a large crib is also available on request.
Regards suitability for children a lot depends on the individual child in question.If your child is prone to misbehave and engage in reckless behavior then this apt is not for you.
Rio De Janeiro has recently been voted in a top travel survey the best Global Destination. Also it has the highest visitor satisfaction rating (92%) of any where in the world!
2012 saw visitor numbers double in one year from 1-2 million.
Rio (a city that,even within Brazil, is the most 'Brazilian' of cities) is also a very culturally rich society with a strong theater tradition,great modern artists,the center of the telenovela and media industries,an extraordinary and diverse musical heritage and a strong intellectual history involving great writers and architects.It is also fascinating to observe the vast changes Rio is currently undergoing.The speed and scale in urban regeneration is unprecedented amongst any major world city in modern times.
Ipanema is almost like a small kingdom set apart.The timeless life style associated with such easy access to such an extraordinary beach is very seductive.Now safer than ever,quite simply Ipanema is in a class of it's own.It's where Brazil looks for new trends and is a show place for the nation.It is classic,eternal Rio and the energy is palpable. It is the Rio of your dreams!
Tom Jobim wrote "The Girl from Ipanema" while living in this street in 1962 (a plaque commemorates this at no. 107). Although taxis are plentiful and inexpensive being so well located means you can walk to all the restaurants, sights and nightlife for which Ipanema is so famous.
Positioned in a calm, residential street canopied with trees adorned with orchids, this duplex penthouse is located in an exclusive area referred to by locals as the "noble" area of Ipanema. Being to the left of Rua Vininius de Morais this is seen to be the safest part of Ipanema, not being in the "shadow" of any favela.Also it has a calmer aspect than the edgier,more commercial eastern borders of Ipanema around General Osorio Square/metro.
There are also 2 secured parking spaces within the building available to you which is useful if you rent a car or have Brazilian friends visiting by car.