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Ipanema Beach - Fabulous Brand New & Totally Renovated

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)


Claudia is my New Check in Person you will love her !!! Look for her picture in my photo Gallery


PASSWORD IS: 72963950

. New Years is $1000 for 7 nights Carnival is $1000

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!

J Reed

Hi Mark,

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.



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,


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.

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More Details

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

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

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2004

Why The Owner chose Ipanema

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.

What makes this apartment unique

You are close to cafés and shops the beach – this condo has internet and a business center.


Ipanema Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Double Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Air Conditioning,


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Ipanema Beach - Fabulous Brand New & Totally Renovated
average rating of 4.612903 based on 31 reviews

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Loved the Apt. If you havent been to Rio, you don't realize how small the Ipanema, Arpoador, Copacabana "corner" is. Its easy to walk to all three areas from this location. It is perfectly located. Copacabana is trashy compared to Ipanema. Think south beach vs. key biscayne. Everyone we met wished they were in Ipanema. 1 block from General Osorio (metro) stop, 2 blocks from starbucks, 6 minutes walk to the beach...close enough to run home if you have to drop stuff off or use the bathroom. This was a great place.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eugene, Thank you
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Many positives, a few negatives

  • 3 of 5

This was my 6th stay in the apartment, so obviously there are many things I like about the place. The big positives: (1) ideal location, near the Metro, shopping, terrific restaurants, and the beach, (2) ample hot water (not a given in Rio apartments), (3) nice new televisions (although I only turned them on to see if they worked), a good kitchen, and a washer AND dryer (rare in Rio). The three negative points were (1) internet service that never worked for the 8 night duration of my stay (had to run to internet cafes to do some things), (2) blinds that have been broken for over a year and have not been repaired, and (3) a mattress that has obviously taken a beating and is pretty uncomfortable. The negatives can all be fixed. The positives are hard to find in most rentals.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian, Thanks for the review, The internet as stated at the top of my web site is that Net internet is the best that Brazil has to offer. It does go down from time to time. It is back up working now. The Blinds are not broken but are difficult to open and close. I find I want them closed all the time because we are on the back side, the quite side of the building and there is no reason to have them open. I think my bed is great. Some people like a very hard mattress. Some like its less hard. this is a personal choice. My bed is fine. I like it. Thanks for all your positve comments and your loyalty. Mark
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Chicago, IL USA

Excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The apartment was comfortable, spacious and clean. The location was excellent - steps away from all that Ipanema has to offer: beach, restaurants and bars, markets and shops. The location adjacent to the Osorio metro station was very convenient to get to other parts of town. The location was also just a 10 minute walk to Copacabana, and a block from the Sunday Hippie Market. We look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much please come again
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Chicago, IL USA

Excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The apartment was comfortable, spacious and clean. The location was excellent - steps away from all that Ipanema has to offer: beach, restaurants and bars, markets and shops. The location adjacent to the Osorio metro station was very convenient to get to other parts of town. The location was also just a 10 minute walk to Copacabana, and a block from the Sunday Hippie Market. We look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Juanita, Thanks so much, Please come again
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Great Apartment, Grea Location

  • 5 of 5

Nice, modern apt with all amenities. Everything as advertised and in working order. Ideal location just off the beach in Ipanema. Restaurants practically next door. Friendly staff/ doormen.

Terzetto, arguably the best restaurant in the city, is less than one block.

Love this place and will try to book again if available. Seems quite popular.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rio Don, Thanks so much. your the best. Also thanks for all your help over the past 11 years, Gringo Mark
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Excellent location

  • 4 of 5

The building is older (maybe 20+ years) and the apartment has been renovated -- but not recently. The owner was easy to deal with and we were able to negotiate a little on the price as August is low season in Rio. The strength of the apartment is its location as it is near to Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, shopping and good restaurants. The frustrations, although not major, were a lack of instructions in any language on how to use various appliances (microwave, drier, and the washing machine) as there was no manuals to consult. Also, the main blinds couldn't be opened or closed as the cords were broken. The cleaning fee seems inordinately high for such a small apartment. Nonetheless, it did meet our needs and served as a good base for exploring Rio -- it was good value for money.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Miriam, Thanks for your comments and the time it took to write them. You have made some very good points. I would like to use this as opportunity to help other English speaking people. Even though you are from Canada its pretty much the same as from the states. This is Brazil. They don't speak English here. I know and understand we can go most any where in the world and have our English. NOT here. If you cant deal with that go to Hawaii or Costa Rica I have beautiful condos there and you will have your sweet English. As to the Cleaning that is what they charge me. Yes I could find someone who might do it better but then I would get complaints like the place has not been cleaned at all. I have been here in Rio de Janeiro for 11 years now. Its not America! you can see my web site Gringo support dot com if you need any help in Brazil. I will get the Blinds fixed. Thanks again for your time. Gringo Mark
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Check in fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

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 you can empty your trash its the door next to the elevator WI FI is NET.MARK.PARKER password is 72963950

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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