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Terrace with views towards the Christ statue and mountains

Penthouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5

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Penthouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

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 5, 3 bedrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 12:00
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 Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

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, King Beds (1), Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 7
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.


Further details outdoors

The outdoor Jacuzzi is not overlooked and features heating controls.

Artists represented include Aoleo,Oscar Niemeyer,Noe Klablin ,Carlos Sena and Andy Warhol.Furniture includes pieces by Eileen Gray,Sergio Rodrigues and Giuseppe Scapinelli.

There is 24 hr doorman security,cameras in all public areas,your own personal electronic safe and the building is fully gated.

Further details

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.

The State of 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.

Rio de Janeiro

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.

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13 Apr 2015



The penthouse was so beautifully put together with quirky vintage furniture mixing a statement wall paper. The whole combination is well thought of as it works with the Brazilian vibes. It is an interior design feast, really enjoy the place. As for location it is second to none, perfect for a safe walk to Ipanema Beach. Alastair is a great host with plenty of advise on fun and more fun.

25 Nov 2014


"Man fühlt sich sehr willkommen!"

Die Wohnung ist super gelegen zwischen dem Strand von Ipanema und der Lagoa. Alle beteiligten Personen waren unglaublich herzlich und hilfsbereit, Rückfragen wurden immer umgehend beantwortet. Die Wo… More

15 Nov 2014


"Wow, glamoureous penthouse and top location!"

I speak french so I will do my best to write in english. Stayed there for 6 nights. After reservation, Alastair the owner sent emails about what to do in Rio, what not to do and how to use appliances… More

6 Nov 2014


"Perfect Ipanema"

We were in Rio for five nights in October and immediately knew we had picked the right place when we arrived at the apartment. We were able to arrange airport pickup through Alastair the owner and we… More

19 Aug 2014


"Stylish and Spacious Apartment in Ideal Location"

This 3 bedroom apartment is beautifully decorated and has bags of space. It is in a very safe location and is close to bars, restaurants & shops whilst being a short walk from Ipanema beach. The owners driver picked us up from the airport and his manageress was there to greet us. The owner Alastair sent us loads of useful information beforehand and our deposit was retuned very promptly. Would highly recommend this apartment - much better value than the hotels in Rio.

26 Jun 2014


"Awsome apartment + Location!"

Top place in a great part of the city. Spacious apartment with nice views and decent shops/bars/restaurants all close by. Very impressed with both the help and communication from the owner (Alistair) … More

10 Feb 2014


"I liked it, I liked it a lot."

Great location, just a few minutes walk away from Ipanema beach and great places to eat. The apartment is in a very leafy, green and clean area. We felt safe the entire time we were there and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Generous rooms with colourful interiors and great outdoor spaces, especially the top balcony with Jacuzzi. We all thoroughly enjoyed our time in Rio. The apartment was beautiful and was just what we needed when travelling with our family to relax and explore this unique city.

It was a pleasure to host your family in Rio. Soon after you left there were many,many exciting new features added to the penthouse including a brand new interior designed complete reinvention of the 3rd shower room, to name just one!Hope to welcome you back soon!!

3 Feb 2014


"Excelente departamento en Rio de Janeiro"

El departamento es excelente. Muy bien ubicado, en una calle muy linda de Ipanema, a dos cuadras de La Lagoa y a tres de la playa. La ambientación me gustó mucho. Nos alojamos 6 personas en total, … More

2 Feb 2014


"Wonderful in every way"

Having had a very satisfying stay at this wonderful apartment in early 2011 my partner and I had no hesitation in returning in January 2014. In fact we planned our dates in Rio around availability of… More

20 Jan 2014


"The only place to stay in Rio"

Firstly, let me start by saying the communication via the owner Alastair is exceptional. Everything was explained clearly and quick responses made for a seamless reservation process. This was greatly … More

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      Calendar last updated:25 May 2015

      Based in United Kingdom

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