Award Winning and Super Stylish 3 Bedroom Duplex Penthouse
* FABULOUS DUPLEX LOFT PENTHOUSE
* FULLY AIRCONDITIONED
* FEATURED IN DESIGN MAGAZINES WORLDWIDE!
* ADJACENT TO ARGUABLY THE BEST BEACH AREA,POSTO 9
* 1500 SQ FT OVER 2 FLOORS
* HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET
* SAFE AREA
* 2 OUTSIDE TERRACES WITH THRILLING VIEWS
* LUXURY BEDDING (HUNGARIAN GOOSE DOWN DUVETS/PILLOWS)
* CURATED ART COLLECTION
* FREE PARKING
* PRIVATE JACUZZI WHIRLPOOL
* HANDS ON SERVICE,LOCAL MOBILE PROVIDED
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 , '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 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, espresso coffee Machine with capsules,2 LCD HD TVs with cable and multi-region DVD player/ library, curated art collection,welcome bouquet of tropical flowers,complimentary Granado soaps,free parking for 2 cars,washing machine and separate dryer and CD player with iPod docking station.
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 R30 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 R180.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.
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.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).
For more photos,information and links please take the time to look at my personal website.Thanks! www.ipanemapenthouse.co.uk
Top Traveller Review
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About the Owner
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.
Currently I have on offer 2 penthouses in London's uber fashionable Shoreditch and Hoxton.Also a penthouse in Rio's beach haven of Ipanema,my personal favourite!
I am,together with my staff,100% committed to providing you with the best travel experience possible.
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.
4.9 based on 33 holidaymaker reviews
It was just an incredible stay - ideal location, very comfortable and the host was extremely helpful and accommodating. Would highly recommend!
Top situation in Ipanema !
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!
Fab holiday accommodation in Rio
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 .
Fantastic apartment in great location
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.
Christmas in Ipanema
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!
Well located apartment in Ipanema
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.
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.I”
Activity and Interests
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 Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
15 Dec 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£500|
|Departure Cleaning Fee||£60|
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 £115 a night.
PEAK SEASON 15 December-15 April from GBP£130 per night
After the first guest there is a fee of £20 each additional guest.
NEW YEAR 2016/17 and CARNIVAL 10 night min @GBP£3800(SOLD OUT).
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.However 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.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“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!!”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning ...
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Broadband Access ...
- Lift ...
- Garage ...
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Pantry Items
- Refrigerator ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- CD Player
- DVD Player ...
- Music Library ...
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Television ...
- Video Library ...
Pool / Spa
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only ...
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair accessible ...
- near the sea
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- rain forests
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- fly fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- roller blading
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- 1500 sq. ft.
- 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
- 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.
- 2nd living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
- 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.
- Balcony ...
- Terrace ...
- 5 garden chairs
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 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.