Charming first floor apt facing secluded plaza called "Oasis of Copacabana". Great location: near shops and markets, two blocks from subway, bus lanes - at easy walking distance from beach. Enjoy the calm of trees & monkeys within urban vibrancy.
Ana's space was absolutely perfect for what we needed it for. The apartment is clean, secure and in a great neighborhood. In my opinion, location is the most important thing when searching for a place to stay in Rio. Having been to Rio four times now, this is by far the best spot. It is about a 5-10 minute walk to the heart of Copacabana Beach, but is also tucked away in a relatively quiet neighborhood. The neighborhood is an upper middle class neighborhood in Rio, and we experienced absolutely no problems. If you are looking to catch a cab, it is about a 2 minute walk to a main street where you can catch one easily. It is one street over from a major street, which has just about anything you need (groceries, restaurants, pharmacies etc). The apartment accommodated four adults just fine. Hot showers, Satellite HD TV, Air Conditioning and WiFi all worked fine as advertised. Ana had fresh flowers placed about the apartment, and even had limes and Cachaça ready to go to make Caipirinhas. I wish I had something negative to throw in to balance out this review, but the truth is that there really isn't anything I can think of. Will likely be looking to use this spot again in the future...possibly for the Olympic Games.