2BR 3BA Sleeps 4
- english, spanish, portuguese
About Steven Tholen
We are retired professionals who love Brazil and decided to buy a 2nd home in Rio. We love to travel and have a daughter in college and have hosted 10 sons from 9 countries through AFS Intercultural Programs. We love to hike and enjoy spending time outdoors. We enjoy good food and cooking. We love the warmth of the Brazilian people and always feel safe and welcome in Rio!
Steven Tholen purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Steven Tholen chose Copacabana
Our condo on Copacabana is located on the only beachside park (Praca do Lido at Posto 2) and is 2 blocks north of the famous Copacabana Palace Hotel where the elite stay when visiting Rio. In 2 minutes you can go from our living room to the wide white sand beach to enjoy the surf, play beach volleyball, beach futbol, or just enjoy walking, biking or jogging along Avenida Atlantica which is lined with beachside cafes, restaurants and artisans. Many cafes have live music in the evenings. On Thursdays there is a Farmers Market 1 block away; on weekends a craft fair sets up across the street by the park. The vans that take tourists to Tijuca Forest and up to Corcovado (where the Christ overlooks the city) leave from the park. Cardeal Arcoverde Metro stop is less than a 10 minute walk (6 blocks) from the building. Rio Sul Shopping (inside mall) is 2 bus stops away. Ipanema and Leblon beaches and restaurants are easy to get to either by metro, 10 min cab or 6 km walk. The famous Sugarloaf Cable Car (Pao de Acugar) is a 10 minute cab ride north. Evening hotspot Lapa is a 15 min cab ride.
What makes this Condo unique
You do not have to leave the condo to enjoy the beach! The windows of this condo offer an uninterrupted view of the entire Copacabana Beach, activity on the Avenida and the Christ in the mountains overlooking the city. Enjoy the best New Years Eve party in the world- watch and hear the live bands and view the fireworks - without leaving the condo! The condo has been completely remodeled and has a very spacious and open feel! It is wired with both USA and Brazilian outlets and equipped with American style clothes washer and dryer. Air conditioning splits have been installed throughout the condo to create a central air feel, however they can be used selectively for those who prefer to open the windows. The condo is fully stocked for those who prefer to cook at least some meals. An American style coffee pot and hair dryer are provided. A cooler and beach chairs are also provided.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Such a great apartment, right across from the beach!
Apartment was spotless upon arrival with beautiful views as depicted online.
Steven and Debra were excellent to communicate with before and during our stay.
Excellent CrossFit gym within a 5 minute walk (Crown Crossfit).
Beach chairs and umbrella came in really handy when going to the beach 🏝.
We would love to stay here again and would recommend to our friends 🙂.
A & G - Vancouver Canada 🇨🇦
perfect location and the place is beautiful
The overall experience was great. The apartment was amazing with extraordinary views. We would definitely recommend Steven and Deb’s place to anyone and everyone. It’s in a perfect location, right smack in the middle of everything and at most an hour away from some of the other must see sights. Both Steven and Deb were and are wonderful. Timely responses and went out of there way to make arrangements for us to park our rental car. If and when we return to Brazil Steven and Deb’s apartment is the place we will stay once again.
The perfect apartment for a week in Rio!
This is a fantastic apartment in many ways. It is modern, beautiful and spacious, with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms.
The kitchen is excellent and well equipped, and the clothes washer and dryer are great. The hosts are very professional and friendly in their communication and the lady who met us at the start and end (Teresa) is friendly, helpful and super nice. The location is perfect with a metro stop about 10 min away by foot, Copacabana beach a few meters/yards away, and many services very close, e.g., grocery stores, restaurants. I saved the best for last-the view of Copacabana Beach is 'to die for' and Corcovado is lit up and visible at night.
I hope that we can come back again one day to this dream place!
beautiful front ocean view
Our stay at Steven’s lovely apartment was wonderful! It was conveniently located across the street from the beach. The sizable apartment was clean and the beds were comfortable. The large windows offer a beautiful front ocean view and you can also see Christ of the Redeemer! The apartment was conveniently located next to the pop up markets with delicious local food and a great place to buy souvenirs. The neighborhood is a home to many good restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, and small beach bars. There is even a CrossFit gym is around the corner. The metro station is located a short walk distance from the apartment.