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IPANEMA PENTHOUSE with Private Outdoor Jacuzzi, Terraces and Stunning Views



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
AWARD WINNING 3 Bedroom Duplex Penthouse Parallel Posto 9 Ipanema

Bossa Nova! As electrifying, colorful and dynamic as the pulse of this exciting city, this penthouse is a dynamic fusion of contrasting materials, textures, and bold design detail. Located in the heart of Ipanema’s best neighborhood with thrilling views of the Christ statue and the mountains, it’s a chic hideaway perched high above the action.Situated along a peaceful leafy residential street in the very heart of Ipanema, this mid-century style penthouse occupies the top two levels of the building with iconic panoramic views of the Christ statue and the city below.

Profiled in 'The Sunday Times' magazine (UK), recommended and featured in 'Boutique Homes' and 'Savoteur' and winner of the Best Private Rental in Rio in the LUX Awards.

The apartment epitomizes the spirit of Bossa Nova and actually resides along the same street as former resident and “Girl from Ipanema” composer Antonio Carlos Jobim.

The double height layout means there are areas to share and areas for privacy. The main living and dining spaces feature a balcony overlooking the treeline and streets below along with the fully equipped kitchen and both an en-suite double bedroom and a smaller en-suite single bedroom. The upper floor features the large en-suite master bedroom and dressing area along with a private sitting room off of the main terrace. Equipped with a jacuzzi and dining table for four, this is the spot for stunning views of the famous Mt. Corcovado’s Christ the Redeemer.

The interiors are a fun and colorful mix of elements and period design with decor and furnishings creating a distinctive Brazilian character.

Bold, vibrant and unique, this penthouse immerses you into the captivating grandeur of Rio.

Additional features include 24 hr. concierge and security. Complimentary loan of mobile phone, Wifi throughout, 2 HDTVs with cable and multi-region DVD player and DVD library, stereo and CD player with iPod docking audio. Housekeeping (additional services upon request) and laundry facilities. Parking for two cars within the building. Optional airport transfers and car hire.

IMPORTANT NOTE: this is a residential family building, not an apartment hotel.If you are after a 'mancation' type holiday please do not make an enquiry.This is strictly NOT the environment for sexual tourism.


Accommodation includes 3 bathrooms,2 living rooms,quality contemporary art ,wireless broadband,2 LCD TVs(40',32') with cable/dvd,washer/dryer,power shower,24h security etc. Also 2 outdoor spaces,one 1st floor balcony and a decked terrace on the top floor with private Jacuzzi(not overlooked). Majestic views of the mountains and Christ statue (illuminated at night).

Situated in a calm tree lined residential street referred to by locals as the “noble” area of Ipanema, you are ideally placed just adjacent to Rua Vinicius de Morais in the safest part of the city. Just four blocks from the famous Post 9 on the beach and a couple of blocks from the Lago and the main thoroughfare, this is the very best of Ipanema. The pulsing beat and joie de vivre of overlapping cultures is the charm of Rio, from the vibrant Copacabana on the south side and the twisting density of the favelas, to the dizzying action of downtown and the fashionable coastal beaches, the vibrant rhythms and diversity of the city are captivating. Surrounded by tropical rainforest with the iconic Sugarloaf monolith and Mt. Corcovado’s Christ the Redeemer overlooking the city, this world famous town is everything and more.

Just some of the many artists represented include Aoleo,Oscar Niemeyer,Noe Klablin,Carlos Sena and Andy Warhol.Furnishings includes work by Eileen Gray, Florence Broadhurst,Sergio Rodrigues,Vivienne Westwood and Giuseppe Scapinelli.

Extra Maid Service: Extra maid service is available.A day session(4/5 hours) costs R150.A mini session lasting approx. 2 hours is available for R90.Please make sure you book these,if required, at the time of booking as they can be difficult to arrange last minute.Their duties can also cover ironing,food shopping and child minding.

An English speaking babysitter of 20 years experience dealing with 3 months to 8 years is available for R30 per hour,plus taxi fare if required to stay after midnight.

Airport pick up service.: Airport pick up service is available with a very reliable named driver in a new model, air conditioned saloon car for R140 .He will wait for you at arrivals with a placard bearing your name. I strongly recommend you take advantage of this offer as it helps my management to co-ordinate your smooth arrival at the apartment.Payment is direct to the driver.A van with an 8 seat capacity plus luggage is also possible for R180.

Great rates are also available for local car tours or trips further afield to Parity or Buzios.

Special Notes: Being a penthouse means the apt. is flooded with light (many Rio apts. can be dark due to so many tall buildings facing each other).

Sleeps 5 in conventional beds.There is a sofa bench/bed that can be utilized as a single bed and a spare futon mattress that can be placed anywhere.If you are willing to be flexible in your sleeping arrangements up to 7 individuals can be comfortably accommodated.

Having 2 very distinct outdoor areas on 2 levels combined with panoramic views means the apartment is suffused with the natural grandeur of Rio.

In addition there is the ease and convenience of being directly parallel and just 350 meters (5 minute walk) to Post 9 on the beach,generally regarded as the absolute apex of Carioca beach culture.

Finally ,for the discerning traveler, this beautifully maintained property is positioned atop an architecturally very distinguished building.


More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Very widely traveled.Brought up in the Far East and Australia,am now mostly based in the UK.

My manager and I are 100% committed to providing you with the best experience of Rio possible.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time, thank you. Rio was buzzing, a great place to see and the Olympics made it even more special.

The apartment was super, a great location. Ideal for traveling with lots of wonderful restaurants close by.

Thank you also for all the information you sent via e mail and left for us on our arrival. It was all very useful. Ellie, Andre and Alves were also most helpful. I took the liberty of adding a Rio 2016 fridge magnet to your collection !Thanks again for everything. Will certainly pass on my recommendation to any friends visiting in the future.
Aug 2016
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32 Reviews

based on 32 holidaymaker reviews

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Incredible Stay

  • 5 of 5

It was just an incredible stay - ideal location, very comfortable and the host was extremely helpful and accommodating. Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate your feedback:- "Thanks for the week in Rio - such an amazing city, I think we just scratched the surface!!" Rio is a complex,multifaceted city,so much more than just a beach and Carnival! Will also pass on to clients how much you enjoyed the food tour www.eatrio.net . Many thanks!
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Fab holiday accommodation in Rio

  • 4 of 5

A spacious apartment within easy walking distance of the beach, lake and metro station.

Wonderful views of Christ and close to many excellent restaurants.

Truly added to our Rio Olympic experience !

Would highly recommend .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

What a great apartment in a top location!!! Just returned from a 10 day stay in Rio. We had an amazing time in Rio and Ipanema where this apartment is located is THE place to stay in Rio. The apartment is huge and spread over two levels with a large balcony and to top it all off a great outdoor terrace with jacuzzi and view of Cristo Redentor. It was great being able to head upstairs and enjoy the view with a nice cold beer or glass of wine after a hard day on the beach or sightseeing. Alastair the owner was fantastic and answered any questions leading up to the booking and upon arrival very promptly. He also provided a great Rio guide with so many suggestions on things to do, whether it was restaurants, bars, tours and even the best store for bikini shopping (4 bikinis later). We tried most of them and he was spot on. His staff at the apartment were absolutely charming and Ellie his local manager went out of her way to assist with restaurant bookings and tour recommendations and bookings. Would not hesitate to stay there again and wish I was still there. Highly recommend. Thank you Alastair and to the great team you have.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas in Ipanema

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here over the Christmas holiday! The restaurants nearby were amazing, and we spend nearly every day at the beach. We would love to stay again some time soon!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well located apartment in Ipanema

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here. The apartment was well equipped and felt very secure. The friendly doorman was there to let you in or out of the building 24 hours a day, or to offer advice or assisramnce such as calling a cab. The apartment is in a very nice location - walking distance from everything we wanted in Ipanema, and on a quiet street shaded by a river of trees. It is only a few blocks from the beach, a couple of good supermarkets, the main shipping area, and lots of nice restaurants and bars. Alistaire, the owner, was very easy to communicate with, informative and helpful in planning our visit. He organised a driver to meet us at the airport on our arrival in the evening and transport us directly to the apartment. We were greeted at the apartment by Ellie who checked us in and showed us how things work and was available for advice and assistance. We were very pleased when she gave us a mobile phone with a local SIM card so we could make local calls. We found the apartment was very clean and as described on the website. All three bedrooms have their own bathroom which is convenient, and their own aircon unit (as we were there in high summer, the aircon refreshed us when returning from a sweaty day out, and helped us get a comfortable night's sleep). Two of the bedrooms are a good size with large beds. There is a very narrow spiral staircase to the upstairs bedroom - fine for us but might be a bit of a challenge for someone not good at stairs. The third bedroom, located behind the kitchen is small with a single bed. It too has its own aircon unit but as It has no window it feels a bit close. Overall this was an excellent place for us to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our 2nd Stay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property twice now. The first time with friends and this time just our family of three. The apartment is bigger than we need but we were pricing hotels and decided we would get more for less by renting this great apartment.

The location is great, right in the heart of Ipanema. The beach is a short walk. There is a coffee shop that we love called Armazem which is only a couple blocks away.

Overall this is an easy, hassle-fee way to stay in Rio. The apartment is roomy, safe, and comfortable. All of our dealings with the owner and property manager have been pleasant.

I would recommend this to a friend, in fact, I already have.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Ipanema is almost like a small kingdom set apart.The timeless life style associated with such easy access to such an extraordinary beach is very seductive.Now safer than ever,quite simply Ipanema is in a class of it's own.It's where Brazil looks for new trends and is a show place for the nation.It is classic,eternal Rio and the energy is palpable.It is the Rio of your dreams! Rio (a city that,even within Brazil, is the most 'Brazilian' of cities) is also a very culturally rich society with a strong theater tradition,great modern artists,the center of the telenovela and media industries,an extraordinary and diverse musical heritage and a vigorous intellectual history involving great writers and architects.It is also fascinating to observe the vast changes Rio is currently undergoing.The speed and scale in urban regeneration is unprecedented amongst any major world city in modern times.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santos Dumont Airport at 9 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Resto Ipanema at 130 Metres Nearest Train : General Osorio Metro Station at 850 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Porcao Rodizio De Carnes at 180 Metres Nearest Beach : Posto 9,Ipanema Beach at 370 Metres Car: not necessary

Positioned in a calm,residential street canopied with tropical trees adorned with orchids, this is referred to by locals as the 'noble' area of Ipanema. Being to the left of Rua Vinicius de Morais this is seen to be the safest part of Ipanema, not being in the 'shadow' of any favela.Known as the 'Beverly Hills of Rio' due to the many telenovela stars who live here. Tom Jobim wrote the classic 'The Girl From Ipanema' song while living in this street in 1962(a plaque commemorates this at no.107). You are exactly parallel to and just 4 blocks from the legendary Post 9 on the beach. 2 blocks from the exciting shopping opportunities on the main thoroughfare of Rua Visc. de Piraja, and just 3 blocks from the Lagoa. Although taxis are plentiful and inexpensive, being so well located means you can walk to all the local culinary,cultural and nightlife attractions Ipanema is so famous for.You are assigned 2 parking spaces within the building which is useful if you hire a car or have Brazilian friends visiting.


Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Departure Cleaning Fee £70
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

A departure cleaning/laundry fee of GBP£70 will be added.
You will be asked for a security deposit of GBP£500,against any possible damages.
Will be returned to you within 5 days of your departure,once the apt has been oked by my manager.
PEAK SEASON 15 December-15 April from GBP£165 per night
NEW YEAR 2016/17 10 night min @GBP£3800
Generally there is a 4 night minimum,but exceptions can sometimes be made.Please do ask.
For special events payment will be in full at time of booking.

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Updated: 10-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Space, and a tremendous feeling of privacy floating above everywhere else in your own private world. Apart from great style,I think to have the rare combination of 2 entirely different outdoor spaces on separate floors together with contrasting and amazing views coupled with the location so close to Post 9 on the beach.All this and being a penthouse awash with natural light allows an ambiance that is pretty special.Ticks all the key boxes!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, ducha higienica
  • the master en-suite has an American style power shower. 3 shower rooms in total and outside Jacuzzi.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, en-suite,split remote controlled air con
  • Large Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, split remote controlled air con
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, en-suite,split remote air con and wall fan.
  • The Master bedroom is located on the 2nd floor with King sized bed,a/c,wide screen lcd tv with multi region dvd player, fitted wardrobes with electronic safe,alarm clock, dressing area and en- suite featuring an American style power shower.Leads out onto a casual lounge area overlooking the decked terrace and Jacuzzi . The layout of the 2nd floor reached by the spiral staircase gives it a real sense of seclusion and privacy apart from the rest of the apartment below. Both main bedrooms have floor fans and acoustic windows .All bedrooms are supplied with high 1000 thread Egyptian cotton sheets,Hungarian goose down pillows,very high quality mattresses etc. There is one super king sized bed,one queen sized double bed and one single bed.Apart from these sleeping options there is also a bench sofa in the 2nd living room that can be converted into a single bed.In addition there is a single futon mattress that can be placed anywhere if needed.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 5 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Due to the 2 outdoor areas being so high up I would suggest particular care needs to be taken with children between 2 - 5 years.There is a stair gate/playpen for use around the base of the spiral staircase.A crib can also be made available. There is also an extra single mattress that can also be utilized if required. Elderly/infirm OK if they stay on the first floor. For wheelchair users access is fine from the street through the elevator to the main first floor.Access to the top floor restricted due to the spiral staircase. There are 2 car parking spaces in the building,useful if you rent a car or have Brazilian friends visiting. The building has 24 hour security staff at reception.

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