£189 / night
Price for guests, Nights


  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 5 nights min stay


  • Penthouse
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner


















Bossa Nova! As electrifying, colorful and dynamic as the pulse of this exciting city, this penthouse is a dynamic fusion of contrasting textures and bold design detail. Located in the heart of Ipanema’s very best neighborhood, relax in this chic hideaway perched high above the action.Situated along a peaceful leafy residential street, this mid-century style penthouse occupies the top two levels of a modern and architecturally distinguished building. Thrill to the iconic and panoramic views of mountains,the Christ statue and the city below.

Recommended and featured in 'Boutique Homes','The Sunday Times' magazine , 'Savoteur' and 'Living Etc' (the biggest selling modern homes magazine in the UK).

Twice winner of the Best Private Rental in Rio in the LUX Awards.

The double height layout means there are areas to share and areas for privacy.

The main living and dining spaces feature a balcony overlooking the treeline and streets below along with the fully equipped kitchen and both a double bedroom and a smaller en-suite single bedroom.

The upper floor features the large en-suite master bedroom and dressing area along with a private sitting room off of the main terrace. Equipped with a jacuzzi and dining table for four, this is the spot for stunning views of famous Mt.Corcovado’s Christ the Redeemer.

SPECIAL FEATURES:- include 24 hr. concierge and security,complimentary loan of local mobile phone if required, superfast Wifi throughout,split air units throughout, ,2 LCD HD TVs with cable and multi-region DVD player/ library, curated art collection,Chromecast/Google home are both installed,complimentary Granado soaps,free parking for 2 cars,washing machine and separate dryer and CD player with iPod docking station.

The interiors are a fun and colorful mix of elements and period design creating a distinctively Brazilian character. The apartment is located in the same street as former resident ,the legendary “The Girl from Ipanema” composer Antonio Carlos Jobim.Just some of the many artists represented include Aoleo,Oscar Niemeyer,Carlos Sena,Chico Fernandes and Andy Warhol.Furnishings includes designs by Eileen Gray, Florence Broadhurst,Sergio Rodrigues,Vivienne Westwood and Giuseppe Scapinelli.

Situated in a calm tree lined residential street referred to by locals as the “noble” area of Ipanema, you are ideally placed just adjacent to Rua Vinicius de Morais in .the safest part of the city. Just four blocks from the beach and a couple of blocks from the Lagoa and the main thoroughfare, this is the very best of Ipanema. You will love the convenience of being directly parallel and just 350 meters (5 minute walk) to Post 9 on the beach,generally regarded as the absolute apex of Carioca beach culture.

Extra Maid Service: Extra maid service is available.A day session(4/5 hours) costs R170.A mini session lasting approx. 2 hours is available for R110.Please make sure you book these,if required, at the time of booking as they can be difficult to arrange last minute.Their duties can also cover ironing,food shopping and child minding.An English speaking babysitter of 20 years experience dealing with 3 months to 8 years is available for R40 per hour,plus taxi fare if required to stay after midnight.

Airport pick up service.: we are happy to provide you with a very reliable named driver in a new model, air conditioned saloon car for R140 .He will wait for you at arrivals with a placard bearing your name. I strongly recommend you take advantage of this offer as it helps my management to co-ordinate your smooth arrival at the apartment.It also assures you of a stress free arrival! Payment is direct to the driver.A van with an 8 seat capacity plus luggage is also possible for R220.Great rates are also available for local car tours or trips further afield to Parity or Buzios,just ask!

.There is a sofa bench/bed in the 2nd living area that can be utilized as a single bed and 2 spare single futon mattresses that can be placed anywhere.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: Single Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Single Bed
  • 2 En suites, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Mountain Views
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Lift access
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Getting around

New metro station now open at Praca Nossa Senhora. Buses run frequently from main shopping street of Visconde Piraja. Taxis are plentiful.Uber is very efficient.

Interaction with guest

My local manager Rosane Assef and doorman(24 hr) will be expecting you on your arrival and will show you the penthouse and it's amenities.During your stay Rosane is available to answer any questions or offer any advice you may need.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £500.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Grounds for immediate expulsion include the following:- use of prostitution,more people staying in the apartment than agreed to,disturbing the neighbours ,drugs, parties,property damage or any other detrimental conduct.

Any decision re behaviour will be at the sole discretion of the owner and is final and absolute.


About the owner

Alastair C.
Average reply time:
3 hours 28 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
29 Feb 2020
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Penthouse has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 09 Jun 2011. Located in Rio de Janeiro, it has 22 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1323.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Feb 2020.


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Guest reviews

22 reviews

Very Good

“Tolle Wohnung - toller Service”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2019

Tolle Lage, sichere Lage, sehr gute Reception. Toller Kontakt zu den verantwortlichen Personen. Super Appartement mit allem was man benötigt. Ich war einfach begeistert und komme gerne wieder in … More

“Wunderbar, sicher, sauber”

Reviewed 19 Mar 2019

Sehr schöne Wohnung. Sauber und ein sehr sicherer Ort. Tolle und sichere Umgebung. Für Rio-Verhältnisse einfach toll! Habe mich so sicher und gut wie noch nie in Rio gefühlt!

Owner's reply: Translation:- " Wonderful, safe and clean.Extremely nice apartment. Spotlessly clean and a very safe location. For visiting Rio conditions here are just perfect! I felt as safe and sound as never before in Rio!"


Reviewed 21 Nov 2017

Me and my fiance spent the first portion of our honeymoon at the penthouse in Ipanema. Between Alastair, the owner of the property and Ellie, the property's manager, we were completely satisfied … More

“A Rio Gem”

Reviewed 18 Apr 2017

Had a Fantastic stay! Alastair's very stylish place truly captures the colour and vibrancy of Rio! Located on a very quiet tree lined street but steps away from the beaches and all the action. Th… More

“Fantastic Penthouse - Very Friendly and Helpful Host”

Reviewed 26 Mar 2017

I stayed at this penthouse during carnival with two friends. Staying here made our whole experience so much better than it may have been. As it is conveniently split into two levels ii offers both c… More

Owner's reply: Thank you David so much for taking the time to leave a review,much appreciated!

“Perfect location in Ipanema and fabulous apartment”

Reviewed 23 Mar 2017

We loved our 10 day stay at Alastair’s gorgeous penthouse apartment in Ipanema. The apartment is located in the best part of Ipanema on a quiet street but only minutes away from the beach, shops… More

Owner's reply: Look forward to welcoming you back,many thanks!

“Beautiful Penthouse with a view of Christ the Redeemer”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2015

We stayed in this beautiful penthouse for ten days. The beds were super comfortable and the accommodation was awesome. The location was just perfect for us and in a very safe neighbourhood. Prime loca… More


Reviewed 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.

“Man fühlt sich sehr willkommen!”

Reviewed 25 Nov 2014

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. Di… More

“Wow, glamoureous penthouse and top location!”

Reviewed 15 Nov 2014

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

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Why can't I call Alastair (the owner) before booking?

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I edit my booking?

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If Alastair (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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