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DUPLEX IPANEMA PENTHOUSE POSTO 9 with Terraces,Jacuzzi and Stunning Views!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 10 nights
Popular Features
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Award Winning and Super Stylish 3 Bedroom Duplex Penthouse














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

Recommended and featured in 'Boutique Homes','The Sunday Times' magazine(UK) , 'Savoteur' and 'Living Etc' (the biggest selling modern homes magazine in the UK).

Twice winner of the Best Private Rental in Rio in the LUX Awards.

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 a 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 heated Jacuzzi and dining table for four, this is the spot for stunning views of the famous Mt. .Corcovado’s Christ the Redeemer.

SPECIAL FEATURES:- include 24 hr. concierge and security,complimentary loan of local mobile phone, superfast Wifi throughout,split air units throughout, ,2 LCD HD TVs with multi-region DVD player/ library, curated art collection,complimentary Granado soaps,free parking for 2 cars,washing machine and separate dryer , CD player with iPod docking station,Google Home Device and Google Chromecast(for Netflix,YouTube etc)

The interiors are a fun and colorful mix of elements and period design creating a distinctively Brazilian character. The apartment is even located in the same street as former resident ,the legendary “The Girl from Ipanema” composer Antonio Carlos Jobim.Just some of the many artists represented include Aoleo,Oscar Niemeyer,Carlos Sena,Chico Fernandes and Andy Warhol.Furnishings includes work by Eileen Gray, Florence Broadhurst,Sergio Rodrigues,Vivienne Westwood and Giuseppe Scapinelli.

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 beach and a couple of blocks from the Lagoa and the main thoroughfare, this is the very best of Ipanema. You will love the 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.

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.

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 R40 per hour,plus taxi fare if required to stay after midnight.

Airport pick up service.: we are happy to provide you 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.It also assures you of a stress free arrival! Payment is direct to the driver.A van with an 8 seat capacity plus luggage is also possible for R220.Great rates are also available for local car tours or trips further afield to Parity or Buzios,just ask!

Sleeps 5 in conventional beds.There is a sofa bench/bed in the 2nd living area that can be utilized as a single bed and 2 spare single futon mattresses that can be placed anywhere.If you are willing to be flexible in your sleeping arrangements up to 6 individuals can be comfortably accommodated.I can also provide a cot for babies.

The building has 24hr front of house doorman security,all public areas are subject to surveillance cameras and the building is fully gated.You have a personal electronic safe in the master bedroom.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a residential family building, not an apartment hotel.This is strictly NOT the environment for sexual tourism.Inviting people you don't know on to the premises can place your fellow guests at risk and compromise the safety and security of other residents.Thank you for your understanding.

Finally this unique property is suffused with the natural scenic grandeur of Rio.Being a penthouse also means the apt. is flooded with light (many Rio apts. can be dark due to so many tall buildings facing each other).

If you wish to make a booking please forward flight details if applicable,projected arrival and departure times and the names of all guests.Upon booking you will be sent very detailed info on the best of local attractions and a practical guide to the penthouse itself.

More Details

Alastair G.
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Alastair G.

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

My design work has been featured in media world wide.Most of my design work has been in Barcelona,London and Rio De Janeiro.

My penthouse in Rio's beach haven of Ipanema is my personal favourite!

I am,together with my staff,are 100% committed to providing you with the best travel experience possible.

Alastair G. purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Alastair G. chose Ipanema

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.

What makes this apartment unique

Space, and a tremendous feeling of privacy floating above Ipanema 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 Posto 9 on the beach.All this and being a penthouse awash with natural light allows for an ambiance that is truly special!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your apartment is so lovely and we feel so happy here.We love Rio! The transfer was perfect.Thanks so much for having us stay.Mike and I loved having a floor each. I slept upstairs and your bed and lovely linen are so comfortable, thank you.We can't wait to come back again.Best Wishes...
Apr 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 9
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Telephone ...
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ducha higienica
  • 3 shower rooms in total, and outside Jacuzzi.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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.
    2nd living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , en-suite,split remote controlled air con
    Anywhere - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 single futon mattresses that can be placed anywhere
  • 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.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 thread Egyptian cotton sheets,Hungarian goose down pillows/duvet,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 are 2 single futon mattresses that can be placed anywhere if needed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • 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
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 are also 2 extra single futon mattresses 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 free 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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average rating of 4.9459457 based on 79 reviews

This trip was Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I have spent a lot of time in Rio over the past 15 years and this trip was by far the best. Alastair was great throughout the entire process, from accommodating a few requests that simplified our stay, scheduling reasonable trustworthy car service and providing a complete guide of the home, neighborhood and attractions. The guide gave my family great ideas for day trips and we did things we typically would not have done. The location of the home and views could not be better and the home was large for the area with incredible views. Most of all, the decor was unique, beautiful and we felt like we were home after a day of excursions or the beach. We will definitely stay again. Ryan B (Nashville, TN)

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Rio Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic stay! Alastair's very stylish place truly captures the colour and vibrancy of Rio! On a quiet tree lined street but steps away to the beach and all the action. The rooftop deck is perfect for a Jacuzzi and chill after a day at Ipanema beach. Ellie (the host that met me) was super helpful in finding a reasonably priced gym close by (Beach Club Gym) And the doormen at the building were all so kind and helpful as well!

Highly recommend this gem!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Penthouse Close to Ipanema

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with 2 friends during Carnival. The split level structure allows for both communal dinners/drinks etc but then privacy when required. The host was very responsive and friendly and an invaluable source of information about the neighborhood and Rio in general. I would recommend this without reservation as a pace to stay if you want to have a great Rio experience.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location and gorgeous apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic stay at Alastair's gorgeous apartment. He was very responsive in the lead-up to our 10-day stay over Carnival, quickly and comprehensively answering all of my questions. The apartment is perfectly situated in the best part of Ipanema on a nice quiet street which felt extremely safe. We loved the colourful decor, penthouse jacuzzi and views and very comfortable beds. We identified that one of the wifi routers did not appear to be working and it was replaced almost immediately. I highly recommend Alastair's place to anyone planning a trip to Rio!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Top situation in Ipanema !

  • 5 of 5

Second time there! The penthouse is decorated with the bossa nova style! Very cool, funky (if new, epurated modern style apartments are not what you are looking for). Situated in one the best street in Ipanema, Close to the beach (post 9) and safe. There is always a guard there! The manager Ellie speaks English (great!).The owner is a trustable person and easy to deal with! I had a great time there!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Santos Dumont Airport
Nearest Barpub
130 Metres
Resto Ipanema
Nearest Train
850 Metres
General Osorio Metro Station
Nearest Beach
370 Metres
Posto 9,Ipanema Beach
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
25 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
10 night minimum stay
2 Mar 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Departure Cleaning Fee £60
Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

A departure cleaning/laundry fee of GBP£60 will be added.
You will be asked for a security deposit of GBP£500,against any possible damages.
Will be returned to you within 7 days of your departure,once the apt has been oked by my manager.
STANDARD RATE from £135 a night.
PEAK SEASON 15 December-15 April from GBP£149 per night
After the 2nd guest there is a fee of £20 each additional guest.
NEW YEAR18/19 Sold Out and CARNIVAL2019 Sold Out 10 night min @GBP£3800
Generally there is a 4 night minimum,but exceptions can sometimes be made.Please do ask.
We do try to be flexible with arrivals and departures.
If you wish to secure a guaranteed early arrival or late
departure there is a fee of half the daily rate.
For special events payment will be in full at time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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