Spacious 2BR in Rio's most upscale neighborhood! Best value in Luxurious Leblon!


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This unusually spacious (1200 sq ft), two-bedroom apartment is located just three short blocks from world famous “Leblon Beach”, yet it’s tucked away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life in Rio de Janeiro’s “Zona Sul”. It’s close to everything (shops, restaurants, shopping malls, and did I mention… the beach?), yet it’s safe, secure, quiet and relaxing. It’s the perfect place to wind down between sightseeing activities and to recharge the batteries for your next adventure. The main living area was greatly expanded when the original owner left the third bedroom open to the living room, creating a great “nook” for a home office (where there’s a large granite desk and a comfortable, leather office chair). The extra space gives the living and dining area a very open feel, creating a sort of “great room” where you’ll spend most your time while home and awake. The sofas are very comfortable for Brazil (they were actually imported from USA), and provide a great place to doze off after a sunny day on the beach, a few “caipirinhas”, and a refreshing cold shower. There are three ceiling fans to keep the air circulating around the large area, or just to create a nice “Ridley Scott” visual. Technologically speaking, the apartment is better appointed than any luxury hotel. With a 50” plasma TV, the top package of high-definition, digital TV programming, a PS3 for Blu-ray movies, music, games and even web browsing, as well as a Roku media streaming device, you’ll feel at home (but don’t stay too long – get out and see Rio!). There's also a 32' LED TV in the suite, with another Roku media streaming box, for Netflix, etc. The Internet connection is fast for Rio de Janeiro (60 Mbps), and there’s a fast WiFi network (802.11N) capable of delivering connectivity to all your WiFi enabled devices throughout the apartment (and pool below!). In case you don’t use Skype, and need to call back to the United States (or elsewhere), there’s a VOIP (Vonage) phone line with free calls to and from the USA. Calls to all other countries, including local calls in Brazil, are inexpensive and can be deducted from your deposit if you choose to use this option. There are three computer monitors on the large desk, free for you to connect to your laptop if you wish. If you didn't bring a laptop and need a computer, one can be provided (additional security deposit required). The bedrooms each have queen mattresses with memory foam mattress toppers and king-size down pillows. Each room has its own air conditioner. One of the bedrooms is a suite, with the bathroom attached, and the other has a bathroom right down the hall. Both bedrooms have plenty of closet space and drawers to hang your clothes and store your possessions. The kitchen/service area has American appliances (refrigerator, gas stove, washer and dryer), which I brought to Brazil when I moved there years ago. They are not new, but are a pleasant surprise when compared to the usual miniature-size appliances in Brazil. I will stock the refrigerator with plenty of beer and soda to get your vacation started. You can take it from there. As appointed, the apartment will sleep 4 adults. However, as mentioned above, the sofas are very comfortable and could easily sleep another 2 (although the love seat might be tight for a large person). For a party larger than 6, or for more comfort than the sofas, we can provide very comfortable air mattresses. Two full-size air mattresses or one queen will fit behind the sofa in the 'home office' portion of the great room. We recently installed black-out curtains in that room, so that if anyone does decide to sleep there, they can sleep as late as they want (as long as the other guests let them ;-) We hope you will enjoy your stay in Rio with a base of our cozy little apartment in Leblon, as much as we have enjoyed our stays there during past years. Keywords: Apartment, condo, flat, temporada, vacation rental, carnival rental, carnaval rental, temporary rental, Carnaval, near Ipanema

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  1. I had a fantastic time in Rio and the location of this apartment is perfect for enjoying the beaches, restaurants and bars in a really great neighborhood. The apartment itself was clean and spacious. The beds were incredibly comfortable!! It was also nice to have a pool where you could go to sit, relax and enjoy the sun. I highly recommend this apartment!! 08 March 2012 - 00:58:45
  2. Michael S.
    We rented this 2BR apartment for Carnaval 2012, staying 10-nights, and have nothing but great things to say about our trip and our stay. The apartment is in nicely furnished, very clean, and everything is in excellent condition. While the neighborhood is very nice/upscale and we always felt safe walking around, Leblon, it is great that the building has a 24-hour doorman for extra security. The apartment has everything a vacation or business traveler needs and has many extras beyond a typical rental property. Some of the big plusses include a washer/dryer, fully furnished kitchen, nice shared pool, a US Phone line (Via Vonage - worked perfectly for a few business calls -- crystal clear), fast WiFi, a beautiful HDTV with HD cable channels. We also found the beds to be particularly comfortable and the black-out shades in both bedrooms were great given the many Rio/Carnaval all-night activities. The location in Leblon is just perfect -- only 3-blocks to the beach, and many great bars/restaurants are just steps away (Bar Bracarence, Sushi Leblon, and Acadameia da Cahaca are musts!), and one of the best grocery stores I have ever experienced in any country is a 3-minute walk (Pao De Acucar). Working with the property owner was easy and everything went smoothly. We would be thrilled to stay in this apartment on a future visit and hope to return to Rio soon! 08 March 2012 - 00:17:47
  3. We were two couples staying in the apartment at very short notice. We found Karl to be very accommodating and could not have been of more help. He has a lady in Rio as a personal point of contact and both were easily contactable whenever we needed to get in touch. The apartment itself is exactly as described above and we were pleased to find the fridge stocked up with a few basics when we arrived! The internet connection in the place is excellent for Rio. The block the apartment is in is secure and has a full time security desk. Two minutes up the same street there is a 24 hour supermarket which is really very good (has a cafe area doing made-to-order italian stuff late at night and international ATMs inside the front door). Leblon is the best neighbourhood to stay in for proximity to the beach and higher end restaurants and bars. It's also a good value for money option, particularly if booking late as we did when all hotels were taken up. Would easily recommend! 31 July 2012 - 22:48:29
  4. Rob
    My daughter and I had the opportunity to stay in this great apartment. Working with the owner on a last minute rental was a pleasure. The amenities were great. A fast wi-fi, free calls to the US by a Vonage phone line, a safe, secure neighborhood and an easy walk to the beach. We had a great time in Rio, hang gliding was excellent, hiking with Riohiking was also a great experience with some technical climbing up Pao Acucar (Sugar Loaf Mt.). There were drinks in the fridge and snacks waiting for our arrival. Also, the owner provided excellent recommendations regarding restaurants etc.. An overall outstanding experience with a gracious owner and a wonderful property. 09 October 2012 - 02:24:43
  5. Marian C.
    My family and I just returned from a wonderful stay in this immaculate well maintained 2 br/2 bath apt in the best location in Rio, Leblon. A/C, washer AND dryer [rare] 2 full baths, elevator, doorman, comfortable beds and linens, pool and parking all on premises made this apartment a gem. Combine all this with the helpful and accommodating owner and you should not hesitate to book this apartment. Safe and secure, three blocks from the beach. Supermarket , restaurants and shopping within feet of the apartment. Highly recommend. Don't hesitate! 06 April 2013 - 15:57:10
  6. André
    Hello people! My name is Andr Nascimento and I'm a brazillian guy living in Sao Paulo city. My family and I were in Rio de Janeiro for the holiday, from March 27 to April 01 and we decided to rent an apartament rather than stay in a hotel (which is much more cheap, off corse). Well, the apartment is awesome guys. Mr, Harvey is a gentleman and Edna (who welcomed us) was so lovely with us. The price is very much good and cheap if you want to stay in the best neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro and hosted in a top level apartment. These are the best point about this property in my opinion: - It's close to everything you need, like groceries, banks and whatever you need; - All the furnishings are pretty good preserved; - There is an awesome couch in the living room (I really loved it); - The Leblon Beach is very close and you can go there walking. In fact, all of the nice beaches in Rio de Janeiro (like Ipanema and Copacabana) are near to the property; - Leblon is one of the best and most secure neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. I have three kids, so you can imagine that I really, really care about it :-) We really loved the property and every time we back to Rio de Janeiro, we'll try to stay there. Bye! Andr Nascimento 05 April 2013 - 20:39:21
  7. Rahel
    We loved our stay in this apartment. It was very clean and kept that way by the lovely Raquel who came in three times a week. Raquel also did all our laundry and ironing. Bonus! We particularly loved the location of this apartment. It has great bars & restaurants at either end of the block. In addition to that, the beach is at the end of the street! Plus, it is only a couple of minutes away from a very big supermarket. Our kids loved the small swimming pool and play area that is part of the complex. Having access to Netflix also helped with entertaining them on those rare rainy days. My husband and I regularly watched BBC News & well as the various other English-language channels. The owner, Skip, was really quick in responding to any of our questions and even organized for someone to come in and make a load of meals for us when we first arrived and were somewhat overwhelmed by everything! We are here because my husband is involved in the World Cup and the Olympics. The apartment is ideally situated for both events. I would be very happy to recommend this property or answer any questions. 16 July 2013 - 11:30:16
  8. becky
    Excellent rental in Rio. Leblon is the nicest neighborhood (with tons of shops and restaurants) and you are only a few blocks from the beach. Skip is great to work with and provides all sorts of extras. He is really thoughtful and makes things easy. Extremely comfortable beds, lots of kitchen appliances, and a grocery store very close. Fun game room for kids with ping pong and foozball. 23 September 2013 - 15:55:46
  9. Johnny
    Great place and Skip is very organized. I would recommend this place to any and all potential renters. Fantastic offer! 31 December 2013 - 23:17:57
  10. Nancy K.
    We just returned from a delightful, relaxing week at Skip's cozy and comfortable apartment in Leblon. We were 3 adults and 2 young adults (college) and all of us enjoyed the apartment (quite spacious) and all the amenities. It is a perfect location - just a stroll straight down to the beach and one block from a fabulous grocery store. Multiple restaurants (thanks Skip for all your recommendations) are nearby but the kitchen is perfect if you prefer to cook. It is a perfect location to enjoy the city and very safe! We cannot wait to return. 16 March 2014 - 21:22:34
  11. Laurel M.
    We were so relaxed and comfortable at Skip's apartment. It was spacious and organized including very important ceiling fans and AC when staying in Rio. We were there with our young children, ages 3 and 6, and they loved the play area outside by the pool where they played and swam every day. The location is in the best neighborhood filled with beautiful trees walking distance to many options for restaurants including Lagoon on the lake and of course a few short blocks to the beach. 26 April 2014 - 09:51:58
  12. Family from Vancouver, Canada
    Our family of 4 stayed at Skips apartment for 12 days during the World Cup final. The accommodation was perfect for us. The apartment was in a secured building and high-end neighborhood with a couple of large grocery stores and several nice restaurants within a short walk. Leblon beach is only 3 short blocks away. We felt safe to walk around the neighborhood in the evening. Skip and his assistant, Edna, were fantastic and extremely helpful during our stay. Among other things, when learning of our late arrival (midnight), Skip arranged for breakfast items in the fridge for us, so that we didnt have to look for things in our first day in Rio we didnt make any request for that in advance and greatly appreciated Skips hospitality. We highly recommend Skips place and would definitely stay there again when we go back to Rio. 24 July 2014 - 03:25:23
  13. Kalae Paddler
    Stayed here for 9 glorious nights early August. Safe, comfortable, fabulous. This is the best choice for a stay in Rio. Supermarket nearby, great places for food and drink. We were there for a paddling competition and some of the others at the competition stayed at Copacobana and did not have the same experience. Skip was helpful ...the best host ever. 24 August 2014 - 20:41:24
  14. Aloha
    Our women's paddling team stayed in Skip's apartment for 9 nights in August 2014 and it was absolutely fantastic! The short daily walk to and from Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas for our racing events was perfect. The neighborhood includes a large, convenient supermarket, shops, restaurants, and a school nearby. Leblon Beach is a short, pretty walk in the other direction and Shopping Leblon (a huge high-end complex) is just a few blocks away. We felt safe and secure. The apartment looks exactly as it is pictured - it is comfortable, clean, has maid service, and the free Vonage phone which allows guests to call home is the icing on the cake. Skip allowed us to come in early after a long overnight flight and stay a bit later before our return flight. We truly loved the whole experience and would recommend it to all other travelers. 26 August 2014 - 20:37:09
  15. Rosa & Kevin
    We stayed here for almost two weeks. It was perfect, the location couldnt have been better!! We felt very safe walking around day or night. Minutes from the beach, an excellent grocery store minutes away. You are close to everything. At the corner of the building cabs going by all the time also buses.( You do not hear this in the condo, very quiet) We did both but we found cabs werent too expensive. The place was amazing super clean, comfortable, it was great getting back after a busy day. I was much surprized at how well stocked it was, it had everything thing from martini glasses to a juicer, linens were better than some hotels we have stayed at. We loved it, the girls and Skip were wonderful, very helpful with all of our questions about restaurants, shopping and things to do! Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. We know where were staying when we return to Rio! 08 October 2014 - 05:35:12
  16. Maryland Mom
    This apartment was the perfect pied-a-terre for our family vacation. The location is perfect. Safe, clean and convenient, a short walk from the beach where we enjoyed the gorgeous sunsets every evening. The apartment is very well furnished and equipped - it is not large, but it was very comfortable for me and my 3 young adult children, and it had exactly everything we needed, exactly where we expected to find it. Skip is a wonderful landlord - he was extremely accomodating and welcoming and he gave us great recommendations for neighborhood restaurants and highlights, including vegetarian recommendations. He is a great ambassador for a warm and wonderful city. We did all the things that tourists do, enjoyed them all, and were so happy to come home to our comfortable flat every evening. Fast wifi makes planning and communication easier. We felt lucky to have found the perfect spot to build family memories. 13 April 2015 - 19:11:29
  17. Brooklyn to Brasil
    From even before the beginning of the trip, Skip was so helpful to my family and me. He provided directions, restaurant recommendations, tourist hot spots, and was available for any questions or concerns we had. I would recommend this place for anyone and felt so lucky to have it! It was so clean and came stocked with a lot of useful items--it even had laundry and maid service! The location is unbelievable but the level of attention Skip paid to us and the thought he put into making the apartment feel like a home (including phone, internet, and even Netflix) really sets this apartment apart. 13 April 2015 - 19:23:59
  18. Nancy K.
    This is our second week-long stay here at this great apartment; the owner couldn't be more accommodating and his helpers are equally terrific. We love the location - so close to the beach and also close to fabulous restaurants, cozy coffee and juice cafes, and one of the best grocery stores in the city. We have everything we need here for a relaxing and wonderful vacation. We can't wait to return. 19 April 2015 - 13:44:59
  19. Samille M.
    My group and I stayed at this location during the 2016 Rio Olympics. The owner and staff were very friendly and helpful throughout our entire length of stay. The apartment was in a great location, close to the beach, metro, eateries and mall. The apartment was very clean and offered great amentaties. I will definetly try to stay here again the next I'm in Rio. 09 September 2016 - 20:28:42
  20. LauraL S.
    El departamento excelente, muy completo y cmodo. La ubicacin muy buena, es una zona segura y la playa, a tres cuadras, muy tranquila. Volvera sin dudarlo! 16 January 2018 - 15:49:00

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