About the home
Recently featured and profiled in "The Sunday Times"(UK),this very spacious duplex penthouse(2 1/2 bedrooms) 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 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Post 9, Ipanema Beach, 300m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Lift access to property
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / 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:||2 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 en suites and 1 shower room, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Lift access to property, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
All bedlinen are very high thread Egyptian cotton, pillows are Hungarian goose down and the mattresses are of the highest quality.
The penthouse has many quality works of art by Brazilian artists.
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.
You will have my personal manager Felipe available at all times 24/7 to assist with all your needs.We are happy to provide a bespoke service from the moment of your arrival.Please advise any special needs with as much notice as possible.
The South East Brazil / Rio de Janeiro region
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.
The Rio de Janeiro City / Ipanema Beach area
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.
How to get there
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I would recommend you have my named driver pick you up from the airport in a new model, air conditioned saloon at the very competitive(the official rate is BR R99) price of BR R80.An 8 seater mini bus is also available for BR R150.
Activities near Rio de Janeiro City
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
19 Oct 2012
We stayed as a group of 4 during Carnival 2012. Alastair was very helpful during the booking process and in the lead up to our stay. We used his recommended driver to collect us from the airport and Felipe the property manager met us on arrival at the building. We were overjoyed when we arrived at the apartment to realise we had chosen the right place in exactly the right spot. The arrival briefing by Felipe was very helpful and the doormen of the building very courteous during our entire stay. A minor maintenance issue was brought to Felipe's attention on the 2nd day and promptly repaired. The apartment's location just cannot be beaten and I don't hesitate to recommend this place for your next visit to Rio de Janeiro
Thank you for your review.I do acknowledge that you did have a maintenance issue with a dripping tap in the master en suite.I certainly understand how annoying this can be.However my manager Felipe together with my handyman were able to fix this matter to your satisfaction the day after this was reported(despite Carnival being underway!).Apologies for this inconvenience and hope it didn't impact too much on the enjoyment of your stay.
17 Oct 2012
Yes, this apartment allows you to conjugate the verb Rio: I Rio, you Rio, she/he Rios, we all Rio!!! It offers indeed all you want to have during your holidays and more:
- great location: yes... more
19 May 2012
Thank you for the use of your wonderful apartment.
We had a wonderful time in Rio. Our kids have fallen in love with their Brazilian relatives and with Rio itself and can't wait to come back. Your apartment worked out perfectly for us. It was comforting to know we had such great space to retreat to at the end of very busy and full days. The configuration of your apartment suited my family perfectly. I have one son who really treasures his private time so he loved the maid's room. He took a fan in there and was happy as a clam. My step-daughter loved your second bedroom. My little guy, who slept on the floor of the living room, thought everything was fantastic! He loved the shower in the master bathroom, (if only he would embrace his showers at home with such enthusiasm!) and he couldn't wait to see what colour the lights would be on Corcovado each night. My husband and I were thrilled to be able to leave everyone downstairs!! Being a bit of an inconsistent sleeper, I spent several hours out on the rooftop deck in the middle of the night. It was very peaceful! The parking spaces, which I really hadn't thought about before we left, were a huge bonus and greatly appreciated by our cousins. I can't believe how much we used them! Felipe was a prince. He was attentive and helpful and is just generally a really lovely guy. Between all of the information you provided and Felipe, we felt very well cared for and I really appreciated that.
It was a trip to be remembered. I can't thank you enough and we hope you'll have us back!
PS - we all love the Carmen Miranda prints above the couch in the living room. They are fantastic and what a great display!!!!!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|low season||1 May 13||1 Dec 13||£ 1320||£ 210||£ 210||5 Nights|
|high season||1 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||£ 1505||£ 239||-||5 Nights|
|New Year 2013||28 Dec 13||7 Jan 14||£ 3500||-||-||1 Week|
|high season||7 Jan 14||25 Feb 14||£ 1505||£ 239||-||5 Nights|
|Carnival 2014||25 Feb 14||7 Mar 14||£ 3500||-||-||1 Week|
|high season||7 Mar 14||1 May 14||£ 1505||£ 239||-||5 Nights|
|low season||1 May 14||7 Jun 14||£ 1320||£ 210||-||5 Nights|
|WORLD CUP 2014||7 Jun 14||26 Jun 14||£ 4550||£ 650||-||1 Week|
|WORLD CUP 2014||26 Jun 14||14 Jul 14||£ 6440||£ 920||-||1 Week|
|low season||16 Jul 14||1 Dec 14||£ 1320||£ 210||-||5 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
A one off charge of £55 will be added to your rate to cover cleaning costs on your departure.A security deposit of £300 will be required (returned to you within 5 days of your departure once the apt. is oked by my manager).A 50% deposit is required to secure a reservation and payment in full must be made 30 days in advance of the booking. Payments may be made either by bank transfer (free within the UK, 4% outside) or by PayPal (4% charge) or directly through HolidayLettings(2%).New Year and Carnival require a 10 day min booking, the rate £4600 inclusive (full payment in advance at the time of booking for these special events).Book
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