IPANEMA, Rio's best location. Block/s from beach, shops, cafés, metro... 156m2 (1680 ft2) apartment, sleeps up to ten.*
Discounts are available for week-long or month-long stays, per request, except during carnival or the World Cup.
We're a quality full 5-bedroom apartment private accommodation in the safest, nicest & most convenient part of Rio--Ipanema near Copacabana--just 3 blocks from the beach (Ipanema, Arpoador, Copacabana, Lagoa all walkable), 1 block from the Metro, great restaurants, handicrafts and produce markets, juice bars, excellent supermarkets, banks and more.
The apartment is a duplex penthouse (two floors) with incredibly practical layout in a small cute building near the metro and every possible amenity, yet quiet and cool.
1st floor: living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms (2 queens, 1 single), hall office, complete bathroom with separate shower and bath tub.
2nd floor: large living area, large veranda with green view and electric awning, two bedrooms (1 queen, 1 king), complete bathroom and laundry area.
Three bedrooms furnished with queen beds, one with king and bunk over desk for additional sleeping.
Note that photographs include personal items that will no longer be on site starting February 2014.
The building has no garage, doorman or elevator, keeping costs low. There are two short flights of stairs prior to reaching the apartment. The apartment is consistently 3oC cooler than the street and well-ventilated with ceiling fans in each room and view of lush vegetation out windows.
Ideal rental for tour groups, families, visiting researchers, young urban professionals, and avid beach-goers. Preference is given to temporary rentals of 1 week to 6 months.
Rio Gaia is an eco-friendly option, given proximity to public transit (1/2 block from Ipanema metro), walking distance from Ipanema beach, Copacabana beach & Lagoon, 2-story walk-up (no elevator), fans rather than AC, recycling facilities, nearby locally-produced organic farmers' market, and more.
Cost includes electricity, water, gas, Wifi, condo fee, property tax and weekly cleaning.
Two sets of sheets, towels and blankets are provided per guest but guests of over one week are expected to wash their own items unless otherwise arranged. Stroller and travel cot/pack n'play can be provided for families.
Entering Rio Gaia Inn feels like arriving home.
*Please click on and read HOUSE RULES. They are important! The apartment is part of a small residential building with guidelines to ensure everyone's safety and conviviality. Disrespect of the apartment or building and our house rules will generate an immediate request for guest departure.