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Live Love Leblon! Spacious 2BR in Rio's Most Upscale Neighborhood!

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Last updated: 12/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Rio de Janeiro apartment description

This unusually spacious (1200 sq ft), two-bedroom apartment is located just three short blocks from world famous “Leblon Beach”, yet it’s tucked away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life in Rio de Janeiro’s “Zona Sul”. It’s close to everything (shops, restaurants, shopping malls, and did I mention… the beach?), yet it’s safe, secure, quiet and relaxing. It’s the perfect place to wind down between sightseeing activities and to recharge the batteries for your next adventure.

The main living area was greatly expanded when the original owner left the third bedroom open to the living room, creating a great “nook” for a home office (where there’s a large granite desk and a comfortable, leather office chair). The extra space gives the living and dining area a very open feel, creating a sort of “great room” where you’ll spend most your time while home and awake. The sofas are very comfortable for Brazil (they were actually imported from USA), and provide a great place to doze off after a sunny day on the beach, a few “caipirinhas”, and a refreshing cold shower. There are three ceiling fans to keep the air circulating around the large area, or just to create a nice “Ridley Scott” visual.

Technologically speaking, the apartment is better appointed than any luxury hotel. With a 50” plasma TV, the top package of high-definition, digital TV programming, a PS3 for Blu-ray movies, music, games and even web browsing, as well as a Roku media streaming device, you’ll feel at home (but don’t stay too long – get out and see Rio!). There's also a 32' LED TV in the suite, with another Roku media streaming box, for Netflix, etc.

The Internet connection is fast for Rio de Janeiro (20 Mbps), and there’s a fast WiFi network (802.11N) capable of delivering connectivity to all your WiFi enabled devices throughout the apartment (and pool below!). In case you don’t use Skype, and need to call back to the United States (or elsewhere), there’s a VOIP (Vonage) phone line with free calls to and from the USA. Calls to all other countries, including local calls in Brazil, are inexpensive and can be deducted from your deposit if you choose to use this option. There are three computer monitors on the large desk, free for you to connect to your laptop if you wish. If you didn't bring a laptop and need a computer, one can be provided (additional security deposit required).

The bedrooms each have queen mattresses with memory foam mattress toppers and king-size down pillows. Each room has its own air conditioner. One of the bedrooms is a suite, with the bathroom attached, and the other has a bathroom right down the hall. Both bedrooms have plenty of closet space and drawers to hang your clothes and store your possessions.

The kitchen and service area has American appliances (refrigerator, gas stove, washer and dryer), which I brought to Brazil when I moved there years ago. They are not new, but are a pleasant surprise when compared to the usual miniature-size appliances in Brazil. I will stock the refrigerator with plenty of beer and soda to get your vacation started. You can take it from there.

As appointed, the apartment will sleep 4 adults. However, as mentioned above, the sofas are very comfortable and could easily sleep another 2 (although the love seat might be tight for a large person). For a party larger than 6, or for more comfort than the sofas, we can provide very comfortable air mattresses. Two full-size air mattresses or one queen will fit behind the sofa in the 'home office' portion of the great room. We recently installed black-out curtains in that room, so that if anyone does decide to sleep there, they can sleep as late as they want (as long as the other guests let them ;-)

We hope you will enjoy your stay in Rio with a base of our cozy little apartment in Leblon, as much as we have enjoyed our stays there during past years.

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Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                      • Children Welcome

                      Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

                      • Bedroom 1

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                      • Bedroom 2

                        ...moreless

                      • Convertible bed(s): 2 double, 2 sleep sofa /futon

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                      • Queen size Beds (2) Each bed has a 'memory foam' (think tempurpedic) mattress topper, and several down pillows, which makes them heavenly!, Baby Cribs (1)...moreless

                      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

                      Other Amenities

                          • Sony PS3, Blu-ray Player, Home Theater Sound system, VOIP telephone (Vonage) for free calls to and from USA...moreless

                          Entertainment

                          • CD Player
                          • DVD Player:

                            Blu-ray DVD player. ...moreless

                          • Satellite / Cable:

                            Digital HD...moreless

                          • Stereo:

                            New home theater system with Onkyo receiver and Klipsch Surround Sound speakers. ...moreless

                          • Television:

                            50' Panasonic Plasma...moreless

                          • Video Game Console:

                            PS3, which is also a Blu-ray player, and provides access to Internet browsing. ...moreless

                          • Video Games:

                            There are a few titles....moreless

                          Theme

                          • Adventure
                          • Away From It All
                          • Family
                          • Romantic
                          • Tourist Attractions

                          Attractions

                          • Cinemas
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Restaurants

                          Local Services & Businesses

                          • Fitness Center
                          • Groceries

                          Leisure Activities

                          • Boating
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Sailing
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Surfing
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Wind-Surfing

                          Dining

                          • Dining
                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 4 people

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Broadband Access:

                            10 Megabit, fast!...moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Brand new 13KG (largest available) Samsung Washer/Dryer. ...moreless

                          • Computer Available:

                            Available on request. Extra security deposit required. ...moreless

                          • Covered Parking:

                            One covered garage parking space available....moreless

                          • Elevator
                          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                            Building includes small fitness room, as well as sauna. ...moreless

                          • Garage:

                            Covered, secure parking for one car. ...moreless

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided:

                            Brand new, 600 thread-count premium linens provided with rental. ...moreless

                          • Parking:

                            One covered garage parking space available....moreless

                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Telephone:

                            Includes Vonage (VOIP) line, with free calls to the USA and many other countries. ...moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

                            Brand new 13KG (largest available) Samsung Washer/Dryer. ...moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            802.11B, G & N compatible. Top-rated NetGear Dual-band Router. Network is available throughout entire apartment, and even extends to the pool area. ...moreless

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            Hand made porcelain. ...moreless

                          • Kitchen:

                            American Appliances (GE Profile line)...moreless

                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                              Payment Type

                              • Amex
                              • Mastercard
                              • Visa

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Communal Pool
                              • Sauna

                              House Cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  High Season Rate
                                  Jan 1 - Feb 12, 2015
                                  4 night min stay
                                  $350
                                  $2,200
                                  Carnaval 2015
                                  Feb 13 - Feb 17, 2015
                                  5 night min stay

                                  $3,000
                                  flat fee
                                  Post Carnaval/Champions Parade
                                  Feb 17 - Feb 22, 2015
                                  4 night min stay
                                  $450
                                  High Season Rate
                                  Feb 23 - Feb 28, 2015
                                  4 night min stay
                                  $350
                                  $2,200
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $275
                                  $1,750 $6,750
                                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                                  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
                                  • Tax Rate 3%

                                  Notes:

                                  There is a 3% (USA card) to 4% (Intl card) charge for payments through VRBO or Paypal. Maid service is included in short-term rentals (less than a month) every other weekday, and is normally two to three hours of cleaning and linen change. This can be extended at R$25/hr if you would like extra laundry services (washing clothes, ironing, etc) or more frequent visits. The cleaning fee is US$100.


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                                  Last updated: 12/10/2014
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                                  Location

                                  Leblon Beach (sister beach of Ipanema, sharing the same crescent coastline) is just three shorts blocks away, Ipanema beach is a few more blocks up the boardwalk (see the map on Location). Corcovado (the Christ Statue) is a short taxi ride away (see map). The run/walk on the beach extending from Leblon to Ipanema to Arpoador and back is approx 4 miles, and is as interesting for people watching as it is spectacular for observing the natural beauty of Rio's coastline. The 'Lagoa' (Lagoon) is a few blocks the other way, and is equally as impressive (even more so at night).

                                   

                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 2005

                                  About the owner: I am an American 'Citizen of the World', having lived in South America over half my adult life, and in Rio de Janeiro for ten of those years. I have businesses in the US and Brazil, so I maintain a residence in Rio de Janeiro, and visit about once a month - often times with my Brazilian wife (from Rio de Janeiro, a 'Carioca'), and our three kids.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Rio de Janeiro:
                                  I love Leblon for its proximity to all of what Rio has to offer - beautiful beaches, great restaurants and bars, fun nightlife, and a commercial workplace in one of the most geographically beautiful cities in the world. Yet despite being close to everything, Leblon is refreshingly removed from the rif-raf of an otherwise bustling metropolis. Leblon is safe, secure, quiet and relaxing. No wonder it's Rio's most desirable (and expensive) 'bairro'.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                                  Beautiful Leblon Beach, with it's postcard backdrop of 'Dois Irmões' (think 'Fast Five'), is a mere three short blocks away. Still, when I'm too lazy or just don't have time to get down to the beach, I go for a dip in the little pool at the complex. It's so close to my apartment (a stone's throw away, see photos), my Wifi network is available there, so I can bring my phone or notebook and catch a few rays while I work or stay connected with friends.


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                                  Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

                                   

                                  Photos

                                  • Lobby at Entrance

                                    Lobby at Entrance

                                  • Living Area & Media Center. The window has a nice view of the pool and garden.

                                    Living Area & Media Center. The window has a nice view of the pool and garden.

                                  • View of kitchen and service area.  American appliances, incl. washer and dryer.

                                    View of kitchen and service area. American appliances, incl. washer and dryer.

                                  • View of kitchen, door to living area (can be locked if desired).

                                    View of kitchen, door to living area (can be locked if desired).

                                  • View 2 of Suite

                                    View 2 of Suite

                                  • Leblon Beach, shot from Ipanema Beach, & 'Dois Irmaos' (Two Brothers) landmark.

                                    Leblon Beach, shot from Ipanema Beach, & 'Dois Irmaos' (Two Brothers) landmark.

                                  • Leblon Beach @ Dusk with the 'Dois Irmões' postcard backdrop. Shot from Ipanema.

                                    Leblon Beach @ Dusk with the 'Dois Irmões' postcard backdrop. Shot from Ipanema.

                                  • Entrance to Apartment Building

                                    Entrance to Apartment Building

                                  • View of Swimming pool from apartment balcony. There is also a wet and dry sauna.

                                    View of Swimming pool from apartment balcony. There is also a wet and dry sauna.

                                  • Updated photo of kitchen/service area, showing new Samsung 13KG washer/dryer.

                                    Updated photo of kitchen/service area, showing new Samsung 13KG washer/dryer.

                                  • Updated view of suite, with ceiling fan and new linens.

                                    Updated view of suite, with ceiling fan and new linens.

                                  • Suite bathroom

                                    Suite bathroom

                                  • Social Bathroom (used by second bedroom).

                                    Social Bathroom (used by second bedroom).

                                  • Leblon Beach, shot from the 'Mirante do Leblon', a viewpoint close by.

                                    Leblon Beach, shot from the 'Mirante do Leblon', a viewpoint close by.

                                  • This map provides perfect perspective of Leblon's location in the 'Zona Sul'.

                                    This map provides perfect perspective of Leblon's location in the 'Zona Sul'.

                                  VRBO #400866

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 27, 2014

                                  $275 - $450 per night (USD)
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                                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 6

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                                  Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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                                  Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
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