I stayed in Eduardo's apartment for four nights and had a fantastic experience. The apartment is well-located in a tranquil residential area. I always found it a safe area, including at night, which was important for me as a solo female traveller. Praia Grande is just a 10-minute walk away, whilst Praia dos Anjos (departing point for most tours) is around 20-25 minutes away on foot. There is a supermarket and an area with some bars, restaurants and shops within 5 minutes. The town centre is around 15-20 minutes away walking. The bus stop to travel through the town and to reach neighbouring Cabo Frio or Búzios is just one block from the apartment.
The apartment itself met my needs perfectly. The bed was comfortable, the shower and Internet worked well and the kitchen was well equipped, for those who choose to cook in the apartment. The fans kept it cool as well during the hot summer weather.
As a host, Eduardo was just fantastic. He was very flexible with letting me change the days of my reservation and adding an extra night at very short notice, which was highly appreciated. He picked me up from the bus station when I arrived, explained the basics of the house and gave lots of great tips on places to see in the local area. He was quick to respond to any questions during the stay and always checked to make sure everything was going well. Him and his wife live next door, so they are easily on hand should you need any assistance.
All in all, my stay at Eduardo's apartment was really outstanding and good value-for-money. I would certainly recommend both the apartment and Eduardo to any future travellers to Arraial do Cabo.