We work without cleaning fee as we trust our guests to respect our home like friends do. We'd love to welcome you as such.
The studio is most comfortable for two, but you can easily share with four (at a higer rate)
You know why you search an apartment in this area: all hotspots of Ipanema and Cooacabana are close ... and all GLBT venues are just around the courner.
Walk three blocks (600 m ) to either Copacabana or Ipanema beach, relax in your own chairs with umbrella we provide.
We like our apartment not only because of its incredible location. It is very small but since the ceiling is high, we were able to put a bed in 1,7m hight to gain a great speace underneath to read or watch TV. Large plants teave the impression that one is more or lessoutside.
The optimum is to rent it as a couple but with another matrace beneath the bed we can easily accomodate 4 people.
The apartment is located in the 8th floor so you are not exposed to the noise of the street.
We feed Humming birds, so dont be surprised if some of the appear at the window during your stay .
There is 24/7 porter operating the main door
You can access everything within the flat, eventually you find what you need like additional towels, kitchen tools etc. You are welcome to use our stock of supplies, but if you do, please fill it up before you leave the apartment or at least tell us what you used.
You find two high quality beach arm chairs and a huge umbrella in the bathroom, take them to the beach to.be independent from rented utensils. This way you can economize up to 30 Reais and more per stay at the beach.
Please use the air conditioning with all curtains closed( also the divider in the studio)
The electrical outlets that have a different shape than the Brazilian ones have 220Volts, the others have the regular 110 volts
There are recycling bins for glass, plastic, metal, paper next to th trethe elevators on the ground floor. Regular waste can be put in the east disposal on the floor of the flat, left hand side to the elevator
Interaction with guests
Since this is a studio we can only rent it out when we are not using it. But we will be reachable during your stay via phone, sms, Airbnb and other forms of communication. Since there is a 24 hour security in the house you can also contact them in an emergency
Other things to note
In my mind, Rio is not unsafe, but in the touristic places, especially the beaches, theft has become very common. Please do not take valuables to the beach and only little cash to spend there.
I advise everyone of my guests apart from the sexual orientation to spend their time at the gay beach at Posto 9 Barraca da Miriam. There an close around is the area with the least (if any) thefts in Zona Sul (Leme, Copacabana and Ipanema, Leblon)
If someone advises you not to use a special street or not to go to s special neighborhood, it is mostly advisable to listen.
There is a very helpful Tourist Police in Leblon, opposite of the main entrance of the Leblon Sopping Center.
- please provide us before arrival with passport or other document number of all people you are traveling with. Upon arrival we confirm this number for the security service of the building. If you like we can also take a xerox upon arrival.
- please don't hang anything (like towels) outside the window
- please feel free to use the recycling favilities
- please see all (!!!) curtains closed while using the air conditioning
- the apartment has 127V outlets (three poles) and 220V outlets (two poles)
- if you use more than two towels per person, we ask you to wash them before you leave (unfortunately we learned by experience)
- please remember this is the house we live in. So inform us about broken items or used up stock BEFORE check out
-respect the privacy of what is behind closed curtains (you see in the pictures)
From Dec 17, 2017 - Jan 13, 2018 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
Hello, we are Rafael and Torsten your potential hosts in Rio de Janeiro
Since I, Torsten, am a flight attendant based in Frankfurt Germanyt and Rafael works shifts in a large apartment complex our home is often unused. So we decided to rent out our home every now and then to interested people, who travel to Rio.
I am an AirBnB guest and host for over 6 years years now. But I decided to open a new Profile here in Rio for Rafael and me since its a new decision to start to host together. If you use the desktop version of Air BnB you can directly connect to my German Profile under +additional hosts+ and learn more about me.
I am fluent in English German and know Spanish and portuguese as well as some frech. Rafael is great in Portuguese and working on his English. On the other hand he is a great cook and bakes fantastic cakes.
Its great to have the beaches and the lagoon so close to the house, we use it to jogg, ride the bike and of course at Copacabana or Ipanema we go swimming.