I couldn't have asked for a more pleasant visit to Rio, my favorite city in Brasil. First, the Apartment. Perfect! It's neat, tastefully decorated and full of details. High ceilings, ample space. You could spend all day flipping through books or admiring the Art on the walls. My room was 100% accurate as described. Once you get outside, everything you need is a skip away. (Metro, Banks, Restaurants, Bars, Grocery, Beach). You're in the best part of Copacabana, and I make sure I stay in this area every time I'm in Rio. Very safe area!!!
Now, the best part of everything is without a doubt, your host Pedro. A rare gem of a person. I felt honored to stay at his home, and felt a overwhelming, positive energy in his presence. Something I rarely sense in others; very spiritual and human. If reincarnation is real, he was surely a Deity in his previous life.
My only regret? Not staying in Rio longer and not having much time to get and know Pedro. Friendships develop over time, but start with a single seed. Airbnb helped plant that seed and I hope to cultivate this new friendship over time.