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1 / 21 Excellent IPANEMA location. Only 1 small block to beach!

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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 2 / Apartment
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 2  Type: Apartment
CUTE IPANEMA STUDIO * * * Steps To Beach!!!
TripAdvisor property ID 3601674

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Book this 1 bedroom apartment in Rio de Janeiro today! A total of 2 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a air conditioning, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 41 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $600, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Nov 27, 2016, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.

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About the owner

About the owner

Linda O.
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 Nov 2016
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese

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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Rio-de-janeiro Attractions

Amenities

Amenities

General


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Phone / Internet


  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features


  • Parking
  • Waterfront
  • Wheelchair accessible

Kitchen


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Suitability


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed

Reviews

Reviews (41)

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“Has everything that you need!”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2014

Okay so this review is VERY VERY late but better late then never. I went to Rio for my birthday and had originally booked a hotel. I wasn't happy with the hotels and the location and the price so I decided to look into renting a condo. This condo may be small but it has everything you need and is in the best location. It's like a block away from Ipanema Beach and other nice restaurants. You really can't beat the location at all! Definitely a lot cheaper than staying in a hotel and the experience was much better. Linda was so amazing and so helpful. She actually took the time to speak with me over the phone which really put my mind at ease in terms of making sure that this was legit… seeing as though it was my first time renting a condo etc. She even has a booklet on all things Rio which was so helpful and super cute ;) I have my visa for a few more years and definitely plan on going back to Rio. I will never stay at a hotel I will ALWAYS stay here!!

“Location location location”

Reviewed 27 Feb 2014

We got back from staying in Linda's apartment in Ipanema last week and I miss it already. The location is excellent just one block from the beach and everything that you need in Ipanema from a 24 hr supermarket to restaurants and bars is a stones throw away. The apartment is clean and has everything you could need. Hot shower with good water pressure and a 24 hr security guard at the apartment block. This area felt very safe for the duration of our stay. What really made this apartment special for us was Linda, the owner. She was so helpful from arranging our taxi from the airport to providing us with information and helping us to find another place when we decided to extend our stay and the apartment was fully booked. We couldn't have asked for more. We also discovered when looking for another place in Ipanema that the price is very reasonable. When we return to Rio we know where we will be staying!

“great stay in ipanema”

Reviewed 8 Feb 2014

i have stayed in linda's appartment twice for 4 days this january. appartment is small as described, but at the end bigger as most hotel rooms for 2. what you can not beat at this studio is location. it is in the center of ipanema, 5 minutes or less to everything that you want. location looks also very safe to me, and i didn't have any problems regarding safety. linda, the owner was very frindly and she replied to any questions that i had. sometimes, simple things look compčicated, and they are not, if you get another explanation. the appartment has a lot of kitchen equipment, which i didn't use. i would recomend to everybody to stay at this place.

“Best deal and location in Ipanema”

Reviewed 24 Nov 2013

As a frequent traveler to Rio (several times a year) I've explored many alternatives to the pricey hotel scene there. At this charming apartment I found all I could have wanted from a temporary rental, and in the best possible spot. It's around the corner from the chicest hotel in town, diagonally across from the best supermarket in Ipanema, and only a block from the beach with the most gorgeous view in the city. It's near dozens of great shops and restaurants; in less than five minutes you're in Copacabana: you can't beat the convenience and location. Buses and the metro system are literally around the corner, and taxicabs are plentiful no matter the hour. The apartment itself is in a small building with 24-hour security, on a tree-lined street that is surprisingly quiet considering how you walk a few feet and reach the main beach drive, Avenida Vieira Souto. The place itself has all the conveniences and is kept immaculately clean. The owner was incredibly helpful and made the rental super easy. She's an american who lives in Rio part-time and seems to know everything you might have to ask about sorting the town, from where to find vegetarian restaurants, to renting surfboards, to avoiding the tourist traps in favor of real finds. (We like to order our caipirinhas from the same beach kiosk.) She couldn't have been nicer when I reached out to her about bus routes. I'll not only stay there again but will recommend it to my friends who want to get the full carioca experience --all of it a very short walk from the doorstep!

“Awesome”

Reviewed 22 Nov 2013

I stayed at Linda's terrific Ipanema studio for 7 nights and I was very comfortable. The studio was equipped with everything you could possibly need and I had no problems at all. Considering the cozyness of the studio and the great location there is no other place I would rather stay when I go back to Rio. Linda herself was very accommodating and sweet and she went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and she was also very helpfull by showing me around town so that I was able to find/see everything/place I needed to see in Rio. I'm sure no one will be dissapointed.

“Outstanding Value”

Reviewed 14 Nov 2013

The apartment is as described, compact but fully equipped with the basics, but who cares - it's the local amenities we're after! 150m from Ipanema Beach, 10 mins (max) from Copa, a major bus stop literally around the corner and the end of the Metro less than 150m (unfortunately the metro was closed due to the expansion of the line that's being done but there's a free bus service to another metro station). Transport to anywhere in Rio right on your doorstep. Oh, and across the street is a 24hr supermarket which provided our warm bread for breakfast (it also does breakfast). Enough of the apartment, now the owner. Linda was extremely helpful to us. We literally gave her about 6 different sets of dates, due to uncertainty about our actual flights but at all times there were pronmpt replies to emails and we were assured that there would be no problem, and there wasn't. She provides free wi-fi, a very useful guide to transport, Exchange Bureau, eating out and even a laundrette. She also gave us details of a guide, who we used for airport transfers and a personal guided tour, at less than most companies were charging. Thoroughly recommended *** !

“A studio next to the paradise”

Reviewed 10 Oct 2013

Very very next to the beach of Ipanema and ten minutes to copacabana beach!!! Perfect for two persons!

“Great location in the safe and beautiful Ipanema”

Reviewed 16 Sep 2013

I was in Linda Studio for 4 nights at the beginning of august 2013. Before arriving we were exellently supported by Linda in any of our requests and suggestions. The home is greatly located, just few steps from Ipanema beach, near a square where there are busses and taxis to go anywhere in Rio, very close to restaurants, supermarket and shops. The apartment is in a protected and quiet condo, with a 24h doorman. The apartment is just a one room studio, with bed and kitchen in an openspace. The toilet is small and the shower is rightly on top of the wc. It is very clean and quiet. Ideal if you go out to visit Rio in the morning and come back at night just for sleeping. We wanted to be back at the end of our journey in Brasil because our flight was from Rio but unfortunately it was already booked by others.

“Highly Recommended”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2013

We recently had the pleasure of renting Linda's studio in Ipanema for a week. Linda was extremely helpful and prompt throughout the entire process. Her "walking tour" on Google showed us all of the places we wanted to know about in the area such as restaurants, laundry and sightseeing, and her comments on the map were so helpful - like having your own personal tour guide. She also emailed us information while we were staying there about news and activity at the time. I truly believe that she went above and beyond to ensure that our stay would be excellent! The studio is in a very nice and safe area, very close to the beach, a supermarket, and many restaurants and shopping. The studio was a perfect size for myself and my husband, and you cannot beat the price as compared to hotels in the area. I would also very highly recommend Linda's friend Paulo to meet all of your transportation needs in Rio. He was prompt, informative and very nice! A huge thanks to both Linda and Paulo for making our stay in Rio a simply fantastic experience!

“Consider very carefully: major disadvantages not included in the”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2013

The owner, staff and location of this safe apartment were good. Unfortunately there are some real downsides to consider. - Finally and really importantly, I deliberately chose to pay a premium because of the subway's accessibility. At no time ahead of the stay was I warned that the only local subway was closed for a year. I spent a small fortune on taxis and found it almost impossible to visit the highlights of the city, essentially being trapped in one area. To advertise this as a major selling point, then to fail to either mention it ahead of time or to give a discount, seems a bit much. - I was charged a considerable premium because the preliminary Fifa soccer games were being held; but by then it was impossible to get tickets or to see a game - the premium was a rip-off: I checked out other rentals that were not charging a premium. - The apartment was at best extremely basic and very tiny - the photos are misleading and even the warning on the site won't prepare you for how tiny this place is. Definitely not suitable for two. Barely suitable for one. - There really was the bare minimum of comforts: no toilet paper, washing liquid, detergent. Old sheets, towels, dishcloths. All of which I was forced to buy. Seems like that should be a threshold requirement. - The stove did not work, making cooking of the stuff I bought impossible: it had to go to waste. - The toilet is in the same tiny space as the shower - right next to the kitchen - you take showers right next to the toilet bowl; disgusting and unhygienic at best. Add to that the fact that the kitchen sink had to serve as a washhand basin and you have a highly questionable set up. - I was not given the full refund of the security deposit until months after. After I mentioned all this to the owner, I got no apology, no offer of compensation and my final email went unanswered. Rio is a great place and I really encourage you to go - but I enjoyed my time despite and definitely not because of this apt.

Response from the owner We work hard to give all of our guests excellent value and service. And we are particularly proud to be available anytime to address the needs and questions of our guests, as mentioned in so many positive past reviews. We wish Alex had voiced his concerns during his stay & given us an opportunity to address them, instead of after we asked him for a review weeks later. For example, in our welcome letter we clearly stated, "Although our Ipanema metro/subway station is closed for work in preparation of the World Cup and Olympics, you can grab the blue metro bus at our station to the nearest other station and board the metro from there, for the same price." In addition, there is a simple gas on/off valve behind the stove, which is usually highlighted during check-in. We even have contacts that may have been able to assist him in securing FIFA tickets at the last minute, if we had known he needed them. Finally, the lack of toilet paper, etc in apt., may have been an oversight by our housekeeper- easily remedied, if alerted. We always encourage feedback as demonstrated by Alex's review, and are happy to learn how we can improve. Linda

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