Confortable apartment very well located, 2 streets from the Ipanema beach, 2 bedrooms, nice view.
This apartment is in a fantastic location. It's half a block from Ipanema beach and is in a very pleasant and safe part town. I'd like to emphasize the safe part as it's crucial in Rio. It's walking distance to Leblon shopping and a number of good restaurants. The living room is nice and spacious with lots of sunshine. The kitchen is also well equipped should you wish to cook. Gabriel was a great host and was always available whenever we needed anything.
Gabriel's apartment was perfect! His mom drives a taxi and was able to pick me up at the airport and take me straight to the apartment -- easing the stress of finding my way around a new city. The location of the apartment can not be beat! 1/2 block away from the beach, 5 blocks from the lagoon which has a great running/biking path, and very close to an amazing shopping mall (Shopping Leblon) and many other boutique stores in Ipanema. Absolutely ideal location! The apartment itself was great as well -- in a very safe building, two comfortable rooms with AC, great living room with a lot of light, and of course, the bathroom and kitchen. Gabriel and his mom were great hosts and even have a small book with suggestions and a map of Rio on the entrance table for guests to use. We asked for an extra set of keys halfway through our stay and Gabriel and his mom were extremely accommodating and were able to drop them off at the apartment within just a few hours. Amazing hosts! Would definitely recommend this apartment to any of my friends going to Rio!
The neighborhood is amazing. Leblon beach is gorgeous and the Airbnb is 1 block from the beach- great location! Clean apartment, really a beautiful apartment. I would suggest that whoever stays there keeps the windows closed or maybe Gabriel can get a mosquito repellent device because the mosquitos are most definitely worth mentioning- they were literally everywhere and my boyfriend and I were getting bit up at night. Gabriel was sweet, check in was easy. Though, I found it a bit odd when we checked out we were not allowed to leave the Airbnb without Gabriel's mother coming and checking every room. That could be a hassle if you're trying to catch a flight home. I have never dealt with that treatment and his mother scolded me a bit saying this is the way it always is. I told her I have stayed in several foreign countries using Airbnb and I've never been told I could not leave the apartment without a thorough check out. I always leave an Airbnb with the dirty towels and sheets folded and put in a pile for wash, I never leave a mess so I was a bit offended. I was upset with the way she treated me, she said "If you leave a mess you pay more money to me." ....if she read my reviews I never leave a mess. Other than check out, the experience was great. Gabriel should handle the customer interaction.
Fomos em 3 pessoas e 2 caes pequenos. Apartamento espacoso e muito bem localizado (poucos passos da praia de Ipanema). Ponto de aluguel de bike (Rio bike do Itau) quase em frente. Próximo a supermercado (zona sul), bares e ótimos restaurantes (entre 100 e 400 m) . Acesso próximo ao metrô (estação a cerca de 200m). Recomendo para quem quer um.lugar tranquilo porém próximo a bares e restaurantes, além da praia.