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NEW NEW NEWS FLASH.-- My condo now has HIGH SPEED INTERNET!!
WIRELESS: LOOK FOR EmeraldCheetah PASSWORD IS: mccleskey high season rates are 140.00 per night Please know that this high speed internet is the best Brasil has to offer- It does go down from time to time. We are at the mercy of the cable/internet company. Its not the USA.
'This property has been completely refurbished to US luxury standards with all the amenities one expects in a four-star US property. If you have questions about the difference between this property and other Ipanema properties please inquire'
Here are 4 Referrals from 3 of my Guest:
Mark, extremely fortunate to come across your rental..spoiled westerner. Apartment was ideal, top appliances came in handy on a 10 day visit. The unit was roomy never felted cramped also has a romantic appeal at night. Location of the apartment was excellent close to everything banks, market, beach just a short walk and the Feira Hippie De Ipanema on Sunday''s and open street market during the week right up the block...and the safe in the room was another great touch! Taxi's abundant, bus and Metro right out the front door. Mark, I look forward to my next stay! ANYONE READING THIS REVIEW BOOK IT!
What a fantastic job you and your team have done on the condo. The place is fixed up first class and it's convenient to everything. Roberto and Chris were great in making things happen when I wanted to do various activates. You are lucky to have two locals who you can trust and know the city so well. What a bonus for any future visitors. I look forward to staying there again and maybe meeting up with you. Thanks for being straight up with me in all of our arrangements. Norm
Mark, Got back to Los Angeles yesterday and wanted to thank you for the use of your condo. I had a great time and the many tips and recommendations you offered paid off tremendously. Roberto was great picking me up at the airport and checking in periodically to make sure things were going ok. Your place is fantastic and I intend to make a return trip in the future likely wanting to rent your place out again.
Feel free to use me as a reference or review on your site. I may contact you in the future to get some advise on possibly purchasing a place of my own.
I'm back home in cold Canada now, although it's only zero degrees Celcius which is not bad for us. Am definitely missing the beaches and thongs right now. Anyways, I just wanted to drop you all a line. Mark to thankyou for the opportunity to use your condo, and extend my stay on short notice. It is definitely a very nice place in a great location. And Don, thankyou for all of your advice on where to go, what to see, and assisting in booking tours. I forgot the name of your Portugese partner, but he was quite helpful as well, and we had a good time at the soccer game. And Chris, thanks for the transport from the airport. Hopefully I'll be back next year...
Dear Guys & Gals This is addressed to those of you who are looking forward coming to the wonderful city of rio de janeiro. My name is Cris. Your future host. I'm here to introduce myself as Mark's Driver and your tour guide. I want you to be sure you are coming to stay in what the best there is in accommodations in a private building in the whole city.
Anything you might think of there is in our apartment. I'm not talking about the obvious big staff, but little things as glassware, silverware, iron, iron board, sheets, sheet covers and more. All quality made. Besides all the beautiful Ipanema can offer you, you will have at very little cost, your exclusive tourist guide. His name is Chris. He's able to show you all rio and surrounding cities historical fun spots. Please feel free to contact us either for information's or suggestions. Crazy About Meeting You, Cris Your Driver and Tour Guide
This beautiful, Non-Smoking, one-bedroom apartment is located in Ipanema, less than two blocks from Ipanema & Farme Beach. It is equipped with air conditioning, cable TV (English-spoken channels), CD player, complete kitchen with freezer, refrigerator, microwave, as well as a washing machine and dryer. It is a big apartment, about 650 square feet, and accommodates two people very comfortably.
Please ask for more information. I would advise a couple or one person to stay here. There are Tourist police on every block that can help with any possible problem you may have. They speak english and spanish. Close to Help Disco and across the street from Centauros Bath House. The Best and biggest Bath house in Rio de Janeiro.
If you come to Rio de Janeiro often and are tired of being told that your unit is a very nice unit only to find out that it is nice only by Brazilian standards. If this has happened to you then you must see my apartment. I am a upper class-type American and I have spent way to much money on renovating and decorating this place. You will find it to be very high end. You will feel like a King and or Queen staying in this fabulously decorated and renovated apartment. It is appointed with local artist oil paintings.- Very Nice!!!
Ipanema beach is the 'hippest' and most secure beach in Rio de Janeiro today. It has Grocery stores, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, banks, post office, and Internet cafes are around the corner. Everywhere is very close in Ipanema.
Neighborhood - Ipanema and Leblon are the safest and most well-kept neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro and have the most nightlife when it comes to great restaurants, clubs, and bars. If you are considering Copacabana, be sure you hop online or go to your bookstore and do the research.
High speed internet cable for your Lap Top computer- Please know its the best Brasil has to offer. It does go down from time to time. We are at the mercy of the cable/internet company. Its not the USA ...moreless
Please don't put anything down the sink drain except water. If you do it may back up and you will not have a working sink. This is a old building as they all are and the plumbing is old. Like the whole city lol
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Hi, My name is Mark McCleskey and I am a vacation condo owner junkie--- I just did not know when to quit... I now own 21 properties all over the world. 9 are condos that are vacation condos. I think of them as my own personal homes that I also rent out... sooooo when you stay at one my signture designer vacation condos you can be sure that they are special in every way. If you dont know this yet its good to know. Most people treat there vacation condos as a business and only upgrade or fix when its way to late if at all. Call me crazy but I love my condos as though they are my chrildren. I want to always be proud of them and work hard doing just that all the time. Happy days are here, Enjoy, Mark PS IF YOU WANT TO BUY REAL ESTATE IN BRAZIL IMPORTANT TO CLICK HERE gringosupport dot com
Why the Owner Chose Rio de Janeiro: I bought this condo at this building and this location because it is close to everything… it is a short 2 block walk to the beach, Postal 8. There is a new metro this is being built next to my condo. Open date is about December 2009. There are shops and groceries store right at your front door. It is in Ipanema nut close to Copacabana. The building is on a main street so cabs come by 24 hours a day. It has a nice entrance with 24 hour doormen.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: You are close to cafés and shops the beach – this condo has internet and a business center.