About the Homestay
The apartment is perfectly located in Ipanema, the best neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. Ipanema beach is only two blocks away and Copacabana beach is 15 minutes walking from here. Also, the Arpoador Stone is pretty near, where you can delight the best sunset experience in the world.
The apartment is very clean, spacious and safe. Near here you have beaches, lake, bike rentals, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, cafes, drugstores, subway station, mall and bus stop.
The bedroom has an air conditioner, ceiling fan, very good mattress, pillows and towels. We also offer soap, shampoo, conditioner, repellent and swabs at the bathroom. (OBS.: The small bedroom has no air conditioner).
We have twice a week cleaning service to maintain everything tidy and clean. High speed WI-FI (120 MB) that works at the entire apartment with very good coverage and speed.
We expect that our guests have an amazing experience in our home, with full access to the living room, kitchen and washing machine. In addition, we also have available for you:
- TV in the living room with Apple TV and Netflix
- Nespresso coffee machine with coffee capsules
- Tea bags
- Beach umbrella
- Thermal bag for you to take to the beach
We also offer to our guests a WIFI router with a local carrier pre-paid simcard activated. You just need to go to any TIM store and recharge with R$ 10,00.
We are available to provide you tips about the city and the neighborhood, like places to see, to go or to eat. We do love to interact with our guests, so feel free to send me a message or call me.
We know some good bars and restaurants around... Let's go together!
Enjoy Rio de Janeiro like a Carioca.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The apartment is perfectly located in Ipanema, one of the best places in Rio de Janeiro. Two blocks from Ipanema's Beach and 20 minutes walking to Copacabana Beach and Arpoador Stone, where you can delight the best sunset experience in the world.
The apartment has 110m2, is very clean, spacious, safety, quiet and in an amazing location, near by everything: beach, shopping, restaurants, cafes, drugstores, subway station, cinema, bus stop and taxis.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Use of Kitchen
- There are other people living here, and sometimes also other guests, so we kindly ask you to not bring visitors, don't smoke and don't use drugs into the apartment
- For our safety, please always lock the apartment door
- When going or returning from beach (or without shirt or pants), always use the service elevator, and wash your feet in the garage to remove the sand before entering the elevator (the garage is at -1 floor)
- There are other people living in this building, so we kindly ask you to respect the silence at night after 10pm
- It is so nice to have everything clean and tidy, right? So, if you cook something, please clean
- Do not throw paper in the toilet, the water pressure is not so powerful here
Smoking is not allowed.
This review is long overdue (over two years, to be exact). I stayed with Vitor and Carlos for nearly a month when I worked at the Olympics. It was my first experience with Homestay.com and I could not have had a better experience. Vitor and Carlos welcome guests to their home from the moment they arrive.
The apartment was very clean and they provide you with everything you need for the perfect stay: keys, towels, closet space, a desk, etc. The bathroom, kitchen, and living areas are kept extremely clean and I absolutely felt at home during my visit. After you get settled in, they will take you around the neighborhood to get acquainted, which is in the middle of one of Rio's best neighborhoods, Ipanema. This was super helpful and really helped put me at ease in as a first-time solo traveler in a brand new city.
As hosts, Vitor and Carlos are as involved or uninvolved as you want them to be. They are extremely nice and accommodating. Don't worry if you are unable to speak Portuguese, as Vitor is fluent in English; however, Carlos only speaks Portuguese, so it's the perfect situation for any Portuguese learner visiting Brazil! They manage a wellness shop in the neighborhood that you can visit, which has some really neat organic products. At home, I loved spending time watching TV in the living room with them and their small dog, who's also great. We even went out to a bar one night as well.
Overall, I would highly recommend booking with Vitor and Carlos. The location, the amenities, and the hospitality are top notch. I wouldn't even think about staying with anybody else during my future visits to Rio, if I can help it. Looking forward to staying with them again soon!
Vitor might be new in the homestay business but he did it professionally and enthusiastically. The room which I stayed is so clean and comfortable that it makes me feel at home. Although it might not have the luxury of a star-rated hotel, it doesn't lack of real warmth and coziness. Vitor had never failed to prepare me a simple but heart-warming breakfast daily during my stay. Worth mentioning is Lilica, a pet dog which is part of the welcoming committee to usher me into the homestay. It took less than two days for Lilica to get used to me as a guest, and get close to me. Vitor is a good ambassador for Rio's tourism. He alleviated my fear about the high crime rate in the city by offering me tips to stay away from potential troubles. As Vitor was going downtown to handle some paper works, he offered to bring me to downtown with Metro and showed me the various places of attractions. That very small gesture was in fact a useful beginning for my big exploration into the city for the rest of my stay. And you can count on Vitor too on where to get the best street food or fine dining. My only slight regret is that I did not stay a little longer. I will look for Vitor again, if I have the chance to come back to Rio again.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.