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Entire apartment
16+ guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
16+ guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

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Come to Paradise...Everyone's welcome at the Leblon Beach House! Located in a Mediterranean-style oceanfront villa in Upper Leblon, just 100 meters from the luxurious Sheraton Resort Hotel, this cool, fun apartment offers spectacular views, a perfect location in a secure, peaceful area, and the freedom to enjoy this passionate and exciting city! Formerly the vacation home of notorious Brazilian celebrity 'Luz Del Fuego', it is just minutes away from all the best attractions and nightlife of Ipanema, Copacabana, and Leblon. Buses, vans, and taxis pass by in front and take you everywhere in the city easily. PUC University is nearby. Enjoy privacy, security, and liberty right in front of the beach!
Amenities include:
-3 large oceanfront terraces and tanning area
-a relaxed, friendly atmosphere
-privacy and freedom
-outdoor rooftop shower
-private entrance
-air conditioning
-satellite TV
-Internet with wifi
-equipped private kitchen
-bathroom with hot shower
-free parking
-free access to Sheraton beach across the street
-bike and jogging path nearby
-buses, vans, and taxis across the street take you anywhere fast
-a short walk to Post 12, home to great surfing, a free outdoor fitness area, and Rio's most beautiful people!

The house is divided into 7 private apartments, each with a full ocean view. Other apartments in the house are available for long or short term rental, with different rates depending on the apartment. The whole house accommodates more than 15 people. New Year's and Carnival packages available. Inquire for World Cup rates. Get ready to have fun!


Cable TV
Air conditioning
Laptop friendly workspace

House Rules

The House Rules

Rio is a place of freedom where people come to enjoy themselves, so I encourage you to have as much fun as possible. However, there are a few things I ask:
1. When nobody is in the apartment, please turn off the lights and especially the air conditioning, to conserve electricity and save the planet.
2. The front door/gate locks automatically when you close it so it is not necessary to "double lock" it when entering or exiting.
3. Please respect the other guests.


14 Reviews

Hélène User Profile
March 2013
We had a fabulous Rio experience staying at Apartment 4. Jake was not around the day we arrived (our flight was delayed) but he sent Adam, a friendly resident in the house, to meet us and show us around, and he made sure to check in with us regularly to make sure we had everythin…
Tobias User Profile
January 2017
Had a great stay here! The apartment has a cool ambiance and so do the house with it's perfect view to the ocean and ipanema beach. The location of the apart is great, it's centered just between leblon and the favela vidigal so you get the best of both worlds from the favela life…
Les User Profile
January 2016
Jake met me at the nearby hotel upon arrival in order to take me to the apartment. First of all, it is not actually on the street he says it is. It is close, but it is actually on a smaller side street. One of the first things he said to me is that there is a cleaning lady who he…
Jake User Profile
Response from Jake:
In the past 4 years, only rarely have I received a poor review for this or any apartment in the Villa and I hope future guests will read the 80+ other reviews I have received to make a judgement. I'm happy to receive all types of guests but Les was a particularly strange guy. He was extremely reclusive and refused to have the cleaning lady, or anyone else, enter his apartment for his full 3 week stay. However, he had many frequent guests and went through plenty of sheets and towels. Several times during his stay I messaged him asking how everything was, if the apartment was okay, if he needed anything, etc. He was completely unresponsive, not answering a single message. I found this pretty strange. Finally, I saw him one day entering the villa and spoke to him, asking him how everything was going. "Great", he said, "no problems, but I could use some extra sheets and towels". I brought them to him within an hour and left them hanging on the doorknob because he wouldn't answer his door. At the end of his stay, I sent him 2 messages asking him what time he planned to check out (check out time is flexible) so that I could get the apartment ready for the next guests. He didn't bother to respond. If this guy had any complaints, big or small, real or imagined, he had every possible opportunity to say something during his 3 week stay. Instead, he preferred to tell me everything was just fine, and then leave this nasty, untruthful review. I get all kinds of guests and do my best to keep everyone happy and satisfied and it's difficult for me to understand this type of behavior. It's very rare. I have hosted over 1000 guests from about 40 countries. I don't get many bad reviews, and when someone does have a complaint or a suggestion I take it seriously. But this guy is just not a serious person.
January 2016
Aygin User Profile
January 2014
The reservation was canceled 28 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Michelle User Profile
August 2013
Excellent apartment with brilliant views. Jake was very helpful, even came out to meet us at 1am when we arrived.
Antonio User Profile
June 2013
I enjoyed apt 4. Jake is a nice guy and the apartment is in an excellent area. Vidigal is one of the safest favelas in Brasil with constant police presence and most of the people are very kind. I went to a party in Vidigal and had fun. I suggest everyone visit a favela in Rio wit…
Fábio User Profile
February 2013
Jake's place is a really nice experience of true Rio de Janeiro for foreigners and also for brazilians who want to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Has privacy, cable tv, hot shower (you won't need it), fridge, AC (you'll need it), nice bed and a huge differen…

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Rio de Janeiro, BrazilJoined in October 2011
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Hi, I'm Jake. I love to travel and I've been living in Rio for 10 years. I hope to see you down here in Rio soon!
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