Ipanema Beach - Fabulous Brand New & Totally Renovated

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NEW NEW NEWS FLASH.-- My condo now has HIGH SPEED INTERNET!! Claudia is my New Check in Person you will love her !!! Look for her picture in my photo Gallery WIRELESS: NET.MARK.PARKER PASSWORD IS: 72963950 . New Years is $1000 for 7 nights Carnival is $1000 Please know that this high speed internet is the best Brasil has to offer- It does go down from time to time. We are at the mercy of the cable/internet company. Its not the USA. 'This property has been completely refurbished to US luxury standards with all the amenities one expects in a four-star US property. If you have questions about the difference between this property and other Ipanema properties please inquire' Here are 4 Referrals from 3 of my Guest: Mark, extremely fortunate to come across your rental..spoiled westerner. Apartment was ideal, top appliances came in handy on a 10 day visit. The unit was roomy never felted cramped also has a romantic appeal at night. Location of the apartment was excellent close to everything banks, market, beach just a short walk and the Feira Hippie De Ipanema on Sunday''s and open street market during the week right up the block...and the safe in the room was another great touch! Taxi's abundant, bus and Metro right out the front door. Mark, I look forward to my next stay! ANYONE READING THIS REVIEW BOOK IT! J Reed Hi Mark, What a fantastic job you and your team have done on the condo. The place is fixed up first class and it's convenient to everything. Roberto and Chris were great in making things happen when I wanted to do various activates. You are lucky to have two locals who you can trust and know the city so well. What a bonus for any future visitors. I look forward to staying there again and maybe meeting up with you. Thanks for being straight up with me in all of our arrangements. Norm Mark, Got back to Los Angeles yesterday and wanted to thank you for the use of your condo. I had a great time and the many tips and recommendations you offered paid off tremendously. Roberto was great picking me up at the airport and checking in periodically to make sure things were going ok. Your place is fantastic and I intend to make a return trip in the future likely wanting to rent your place out again. Feel free to use me as a reference or review on your site. I may contact you in the future to get some advise on possibly purchasing a place of my own. Thanks Randy Mark I'm back home in cold Canada now, although it's only zero degrees Celcius which is not bad for us. Am definitely missing the beaches and thongs right now. Anyways, I just wanted to drop you all a line. Mark to thankyou for the opportunity to use your condo, and extend my stay on short notice. It is definitely a very nice place in a great location. And Don, thankyou for all of your advice on where to go, what to see, and assisting in booking tours. I forgot the name of your Portugese partner, but he was quite helpful as well, and we had a good time at the soccer game. And Chris, thanks for the transport from the airport. Hopefully I'll be back next year... Nathan Dear Guys & Gals This is addressed to those of you who are looking forward coming to the wonderful city of rio de janeiro. My name is Cris. Your future host. I'm here to introduce myself as Mark's Driver and your tour guide. I want you to be sure you are coming to stay in what the best there is in accommodations in a private building in the whole city. Anything you might think of there is in our apartment. I'm not talking about the obvious big staff, but little things as glassware, silverware, iron, iron board, sheets, sheet covers and more. All quality made. Besides all the beautiful Ipanema can offer you, you will have at very little cost, your exclusive tourist guide. His name is Chris. He's able to show you all rio and surrounding cities historical fun spots. Please feel free to contact us either for information's or suggestions. Crazy About Meeting You, Cris Your Driver and Tour Guide This beautiful, Non-Smoking, one-bedroom apartment is located in Ipanema, less than two blocks from Ipanema & Farme Beach. It is equipped with air conditioning, cable TV (English-spoken channels), CD player, complete kitchen with freezer, refrigerator, microwave, as well as a washing machine and dryer. It is a big apartment, about 650 square feet, and accommodates two people very comfortably. Please ask for more information. I would advise a couple or one person to stay here. There are Tourist police on every block that can help with any possible problem you may have. They speak english and spanish. Close to Help Disco and across the street from Centauros Bath House. The Best and biggest Bath house in Rio de Janeiro. If you come to Rio de Janeiro often and are tired of being told that your unit is a very nice unit only to find out that it is nice only by Brazilian standards. If this has happened to you then you must see my apartment. I am a upper class-type American and I have spent way to much money on renovating and decorating this place. You will find it to be very high end. You will feel like a King and or Queen staying in this fabulously decorated and renovated apartment. It is appointed with local artist oil paintings.- Very Nice!!! Ipanema beach is the 'hippest' and most secure beach in Rio de Janeiro today. It has Grocery stores, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, banks, post office, and Internet cafes are around the corner. Everywhere is very close in Ipanema. Neighborhood - Ipanema and Leblon are the safest and most well-kept neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro and have the most nightlife when it comes to great restaurants, clubs, and bars. If you are considering Copacabana, be sure you hop online or go to your bookstore and do the research. Keywords: Apartment

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  1. My wife and I spent our 20th anniversary here. I must say this rental and the area it is located in, far surpassed our expectations. We are rather large people from Ohio, but found the apartment had plenty of space (the pictures dont do it justice, it is quite spacious). Very nice decor, with great art and new appliances, including washer & dryer, fridge, grill, oven, microwave, etc. Also, the AC works great! Great area as well: Very safe, family-oriented neighborhood and 2 min walk to Ipanema beach. People are very friendly and a very laid-back atmosphere. Grocery stores, restaurants, cafes, shopping and ATMs are literally, right across the street. 24 hour doorman. Never once felt unsafe. Ive traveled throughout much of the world, and this was the most relaxing vacation Ive ever had. Also Cris, the driver from the airport, was really nice and knowledgeable and gave us great tips on our stay. I definitely recommend you utilized his services. Also, great communication with owner- Mark- a USA resident. In sum, if you are going to Rio, book this rental. Absolutely perfect! 24 January 2011 - 21:45:00
  2. Bwana
    Mark, your apartment was everything I was hoping for and more. It fit my needs perfectly. Location, location, location! A few blocks to my favorite beach, one block to the metro station, three blocks to my favorite restaurant, a block to the Sunday "Hippie Fair," grocery stores all around, many good bars and restaurants within 2-3 blocks...the location simply can't be beat. The neighborhood is lively and consequently quite safe. Quiet: Despite being located on a busy street in Ipanema, the apartment is off the street and very quiet. I slept like a baby. Comfortable: The place has all the comforts of home. A good shower with plenty of hot water (not always common in Rio), an excellent kitchen for cooking and entertaining, cable TV, internet, and comfortable furniture. I'll be back, frequently! 17 May 2011 - 15:52:26
  3. As other travelers have indicated, this condo is in the heart of Ipanema, just 1-2 blocks from the General Osorio Metro stop which came in very handy for exploring Zona Sul. The property accurately reflected the information provided in the listing and the photos provided. We felt very safe on this major thoroughfare, with people always out on the street. Stunning Ipanema beach is also a 5-10 min. walk away, as are several banks, groceries, drugstores, bars, and restaurants. Easy to come and go, drop stuff off, and head back out again to explore "A Cidade Maravilhosa". The A/C, refrigerator, washer & dryer and hot showers were the most essential amenities for us besides location. Mark's driver Luis and the front doormen were very friendly and helpful getting us checked in, hailing down a cab to the airport, and general information about the neighborhood. I knocked the rating down a star because although the listing states the high-speed internet does go down from time to time, it was working only 1 of the 6 days we stayed, which was a hassle. Also, the unit wasn't as clean as we had hoped upon arrival. Most of the dishes that were put away were not clean, and there were some stains on the kitchen counter and dust bunnies in the hallway. Someone should check on the unit after the cleaning crew is finished, before the next guests check in. However, the price for the area can't be beat, and we would probably stay there again. 24 May 2011 - 22:14:57
  4. William
    I stayed in this apartment from Sept. 1 to Sept. 4. If you are considering staying here do not hesitate, it is a great place to stay in Rio. It is walking distance to both Ipanema and Copacobana. It is completely safe and I was walking around by myself at all hours of the day and night. I didn't know what to expect from Rio but when I arrived at the apartment I saw people all over the streets. Families walking with young children and people walking their dogs. It is a perfectly safe area just like you would see in any nice city. There are several grocery stores, restaurants, shops, bars and banks within a very close walking distance. The room is great and even has a safe for your valuables. The internet worked perfectly and I had no problems at all. I plan to visit Rio many times in the future and this is the perfect place for me to stay. 17 September 2011 - 03:45:26
  5. The location of the place is excellent, very close to beach, shops, good restaurants and the subway. The bed is comfortable and the apartment has good equipment. The noise from naboring apartments, however, can at times be very irritating, and earplugs are recommended. The cleaning is also very poor. But in total I enjoyed my stay. 24 November 2011 - 16:10:22
  6. Paul M.
    We stayed for 5 days. Suite is clean and comfortable, but it is an overstatement to describe it as 'luxury'. It is in a great location however and quiet, due to the alley view. We enjoyed our stay. 12 December 2011 - 21:51:00
  7. DarrenD
    The apartment is in a superb location minutes walk to Ipanema beach and not far from Copacabana. The Metro is also very close and safe. The apartment was clean and modern. It had a well stocked kitchen. The internet worked the enitire week we were there. To be picky, it would have been nice if there were some cushions on the sofa, plus the TV is too high on the wall, but who comes to Rio to watch TV! Very good value for money considering its location and comfort. 01 February 2012 - 20:50:04
  8. Apt is in a great location, good neighborhood, market, drugstore, banks, etc. all within very close walking distance. Metro station less than a block away and abundant taxi's make getting around Rio easy, if walking is your thing I had no problem at all walking around at 2am. Apt was clean, water was always hot and having a washer and dryer was a big plus, AC kept the place nice and comfy. Owner was a big help, cooperative, and wants to make sure everything is OK with your stay, thanks for everything Marc. 01 June 2012 - 02:22:32
  9. Everything was perfect. Minutes from the beach, the Metro and food / shopping, this is a place that I will certainly be back to! 24 August 2012 - 17:35:31
  10. Scorpio7
    Mark's place is absolutely fantastic. It has it all..proximity to everything one could ask for; beach, tourist attractions, shopping, nightlife, etc. Centrally located..and yet, very quiet. On arrival, I could definately tell that Mark takes extremely good care of his apartment. It was refreshingly clean and had all the amenities one could think of. No complaints here. It was a wonderful experience and made the trip the Rio all the more enjoyable. Definately & Highly Recommended. Hope to stay there, again, on my next visit to Rio. 13 November 2012 - 20:21:26
  11. James
    Centrally located for all of my needs. Very close to metro station and the park. Also within walking distance to Ipanema Beach, and great restaurants. The listing description was very accurate regarding the location. The supermarket was just down the street and I enjoyed the property manager was very helpful. I would definately recommend this apartment. 20 November 2012 - 00:40:04
  12. Shawn S.
    This a great apartment and very well kept. the owner Mark, is very easy to communicate with and very friendly. The internet connection is strong, the location is fantastic and the property feels much bigger than it actually is do to the high ceilings and mirrors. I would definitely recommend and will stay there again myself while in Rio! 25 November 2012 - 19:23:52
  13. Bruce s.
    We arrived to discover no computer (as in picture), wifi doesnt work and the bed is double not queen as stated. Brought a bottle of wine with us and had to use different glasses (there are only 8 pieces of glassware in total). Bumped my shin on the coffee table top and cut me (the original top with bevel and shaved corners must have broken and owner replaced with a piece of sharp plate glass). Emailed Mark and said, it was Brasil the internet goes down sometimes and he would fix all the other things and thanked me for bringing to his attention. I unplugged the router and plugged back in after 2 minutes. No wifi. Went out to enjoy first night of Carnaval. Still no wi fi so I unplugged it. Half hour later I plugged back in and it worked fine for the rest of our 7 night stay. (Wish Mark could have help the day before). My girlfriend cut her leg badly on coffee table. Went to Ipanema beach for the afternoon. Came back and had lost apt key in the sand. Asked door man for spare... none. Checked Marks lock box for spare (which he said was there...nope) Sent email to Mark to advise of emergency. Waited 2-3 hours and emailed the airport driver service if they new anyone who had a spare ie cleaning staff and they said they couldnt help to ask the doorman. Asked doorman whether we would be able to break a window to get in because it is getting late and to find another place during Carnaval would be rough. He suggested he could call a locksmith. We said great. The service call would be $20 to pick the lock. The locksmith arrived and said he could not pick and would cost $90 to change it. I said go ahead. He tore the lock out and went to repair and make new keys when Mark called upset that we did all this. He had to get copies of keys out to all the people that use the apt. What about spare in lockbox? There is none. Another client must have lost a key and took that one without telling?. Next day we did a wash and couldnt get the dryer to work. Skyped mark with video and he couldnt help and he would get someone on it and get some keys made. The next day asked me if i could get some more copies of keys made. Nothing got fixed and end of the week I bought pliers across the street to turn the dryer on. The website needs a rewrite and new pictures...no phones, no Chris, no guy at Fanzani, no queen size bed, tv in bedroom doesnt work without knowing the trick. Mark brags about his other propertties. I hope he takes better care of them than this. Its not Brasil, its Mark. 19 February 2013 - 16:58:57
  14. none
    I found Mark to be great to work with. I have rented from him before. His unit is much nicer than ones I have stayed at in the past. It was clean, everything was working. The bed was just right for me. The Glass were was new and Matching. I have never seen a washer and a dryer in a unit in Rio. I would give this condo a 5 stare rating. I will come back. Also Marks Driver service was on time and very helpful at pick up at the airport and check in at his condo. Thanks so Much....... 24 May 2013 - 12:29:20
  15. LaRee
    It was our belated honeymoon in Rio, and I can't say enough good things about this place, especially location, location, location. Even though the nearby metro was closed, we took cabs or walked everywhere we wanted. It was clean, well-appointed, and a perfect size for two of us. Mark was easy to work with and everything went smoothly. A few minor things - no toilet paper or garbage bags were there when we arrived, so if you're coming in off a red-eye like we were I recommend backup supplies :-) the Internet did not work for us but there are plenty of places around which offer free wi-fi. 29 June 2013 - 20:06:46
  16. Juanita R.
    We enjoyed our stay very much. The apartment was comfortable, spacious and clean. The location was excellent - steps away from all that Ipanema has to offer: beach, restaurants and bars, markets and shops. The location adjacent to the Osorio metro station was very convenient to get to other parts of town. The location was also just a 10 minute walk to Copacabana, and a block from the Sunday Hippie Market. We look forward to our next visit! 17 February 2014 - 18:11:45
  17. Juanita R.
    We enjoyed our stay very much. The apartment was comfortable, spacious and clean. The location was excellent - steps away from all that Ipanema has to offer: beach, restaurants and bars, markets and shops. The location adjacent to the Osorio metro station was very convenient to get to other parts of town. The location was also just a 10 minute walk to Copacabana, and a block from the Sunday Hippie Market. We look forward to our next visit! 22 February 2014 - 20:20:34
  18. BD
    This was my 6th stay in the apartment, so obviously there are many things I like about the place. The big positives: (1) ideal location, near the Metro, shopping, terrific restaurants, and the beach, (2) ample hot water (not a given in Rio apartments), (3) nice new televisions (although I only turned them on to see if they worked), a good kitchen, and a washer AND dryer (rare in Rio). The three negative points were (1) internet service that never worked for the 8 night duration of my stay (had to run to internet cafes to do some things), (2) blinds that have been broken for over a year and have not been repaired, and (3) a mattress that has obviously taken a beating and is pretty uncomfortable. The negatives can all be fixed. The positives are hard to find in most rentals. 22 April 2014 - 20:01:52
  19. eugene w.
    Loved the Apt. If you havent been to Rio, you don't realize how small the Ipanema, Arpoador, Copacabana "corner" is. Its easy to walk to all three areas from this location. It is perfectly located. Copacabana is trashy compared to Ipanema. Think south beach vs. key biscayne. Everyone we met wished they were in Ipanema. 1 block from General Osorio (metro) stop, 2 blocks from starbucks, 6 minutes walk to the beach...close enough to run home if you have to drop stuff off or use the bathroom. This was a great place. 30 June 2014 - 01:59:47
  20. Donald G.
    Nice, modern apt with all amenities. Everything as advertised and in working order. Ideal location just off the beach in Ipanema. Restaurants practically next door. Friendly staff/ doormen. Terzetto, arguably the best restaurant in the city, is less than one block. Love this place and will try to book again if available. Seems quite popular. 02 December 2013 - 16:07:49

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