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When you want the best! Visited by TripAdvisor and as seen in Vogue Interiors!

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms (Sleeps 4) - or as a 1 Bedroom Suite Only

When you travel long distances, you want and deserve the best.


Welcome to Rio! When you arrive to the property by taxi, UBER, or a pre-arranged private driver (who we may arrange for you)....

You will be greeted by our Hostess and one of our 24-Hour Doormen who will assist you with your luggage.


You will get a quick orientation of the property that we call Samba Suites. This way you may get the most out of this luxury property and the surrounding area which, by the way, sits amongst the energy and nightlife of this famous, upscale neighborhood!


When you want to retire for the night, our location is quiet, relaxing and very tranquil.

In fact...

You will be pampered by brand-new, imported Queen and Full-sized beds with luxurious high thread-count sheets to slide between when it's time to recharge after an invigorating day on one of the world's most famous beaches, Ipanema.

You will be situated just steps from the warm sands of the beach and only blocks from the famous Fasano Hotel where celebrities from all over the world stay year round in this modern, boutique-style Hotel desgined by Philippe Starck; walk by, you just may see someone you know like Madonna, Alicia Keys or Rhianna (or at least their fans).

I'm a Belieber, or know someone who is...

We are also located 2 blocks from where Justin Bieber likes to frequent but that's another story...

I like to cook...

A well-equipped kitchen is waiting for anyone who loves to cook (minus an oven; it's too hot to bake) or just someone who wants to throw something into the microwave and be done with it. It's all there; imported white quartz countertops, modern glass induction cooktops, Electrolux 'blue touch' stainless steel appliances including microwave oven, frost-free refrigerator and dishwasher, Mr. Coffee automatic drip coffee maker, NESPRESSO espresso machine (George Clooney is extra), toaster, toaster oven, blender, champagne, brandy and beer glasses!


Relax on the patio, sipping an after dinner drink or afternoon tea with the sound of the rippling water cascading down the 8 foot tall waterfall listening to Bossa Nova music on the remote-controlled Bose Wave stereo system.


For those who want to stay in touch with the world, there is a 100+ channel digital HD cable system with CNN International connected to large HD and Ultra HD 4K LED Flat-Screen TV's. Bring your blu-ray discs (Americas Region) and watch on the available high-definition Blu-Ray player or select from the many in the DVD library or see what's on Netflix, it's included.

I need to do some work...

If you would like to catch up on some work, bring your laptop or tablets and sit at the desks complete with wireless hi-speed internet access

Do I need adapters?

All the power is 110v using a mixture of universal US 3-prong and Brazilian 2 and 3-prong outlets with most power adapters included. Europeans may want to bring adapters just in case.

I'm in the mood...

For the romantic at heart, the LED lighting is on dimmers so you can create thousands of romantic moods.

What else?

3 of the most difficult things to find in a vacation rental in Rio is a good location (close to the beach and action, yet safe); chic, modern decor & silence at night. I hope I've been able to accomplish all 3 for you.

Keywords: Ipanema, Suite, Alternative, Beach

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Finnish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2017

About Petra

I went on vacation to Rio eleven years ago from the US and six months later I moved to Ipanema and have been here ever since. Let's see if you fall in love with this great city as I did!

Petra purchased this condo in 2010

Why Petra chose Rio de Janeiro

An amazing story of a family feud that kept this property locked shut for over 20 years. When I got it, it was if time had stood still with all the best from the 70's and 80's still inside. The entire condo went through a ground up, walls-in complete restoration with new plumbing, wiring, everything. Even the floorplan was completely modified to make the best use of the space creating two completely separate bedroom suites, virtually soundproof between each other.

What makes this condo unique

The comments past guests have made is that it is quiet, comfortable, chic, with all the first-world comforts while being in the heart of the action...AND they were surprised how closely it matches the photos.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I was planning to post photos of this property along with my review but there is no need since the photos posted by the owner are very accurate depictions of the property. What a truly fabulous villa! I would be comfortable living in the property permanently. The furniture, decor and lighting are exquisite. My favorite was the mood changing lights in the rain shower.The ACs need servicing .... But this was minor. We felt safe in the property and it was the ideal location for everything we wanted to do in Rio! If I return to Rio, this would definitely be my choice for accommodation. Petra and Tessa were very professional and great resources.


We are very proud of our property and are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the feedback on the A/C. We have since installed three new state-of-the-art systems which we are hopeful will provide great service for years to come. We also just completed a mini-remodel after your stay and had new energy efficient/soundproof windows and doors installed which had to be custom built and helicoptered in. We are very pleased with the results and it was worth the very long wait. We look forward to having you back in the near future.
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Oversized Glass-enclosed Showers with on-demand, tankless hot water heating system.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Queen-sized and double beds; Brand new Imported Simmons mattresses for a good night's rest.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Suite comes equipped with an imported Simmons queen-sized/double bed and features a garden/waterfall view and is just 3 blocks from the sands of Ipanema Beach!


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(13 traveller reviews)

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When you want the best! Visited by TripAdvisor and as seen in Vogue Interiors!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Highly recommend this property !

  • 5 of 5

Super comfortable, super location, met all our needs. Well designed and beautifully decorated for our pleasure and comfort. Property manager, Marcia, was amazing! Kind, and willing to help in any way she could.

Close to everything you need.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had an amazing experience. I will be sure to let Marcia know how you felt about her excellent service. Hurry back!
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Fantastic Flat Exactly as Pictured

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful flat, terrace was nice for coffee in the morning, kitchen was well equipped for the many times we cooked at home, Bose speakers made hosting dinner nice, plenty of English movie channels, master bath indoor/outdoor shower was very nice, US telephone made keeping in touch for business nice, located equally between Copacabana and Ipanema, extremely comfortable beds, good AC. Only downside was for the price would expect basic toiletries and at least olive oil, salt and pepper although the box of Nespresso tabs was nice. Would definitely rent again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you had a great time. You were an excellent guest and look forward to having you back in the future. I have instructed the housekeepers to donate all kitchen perishables to neighborhood families and in this case, we had a shorter turnaround time between guests, and it appears certain items didn't get replaced. Thank you for mentioning it and we will make sure we make it right for you on your next visit.
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Samba Suite and Jeff's team is the best deal and location in Rio de Janeiro.

  • 5 of 5

Steve, Orlando, Florida

We stayed, 9/2 to 9/12 10-nights.

We wish to thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful 2nd level apartment. Everything went smoothly, I contacted the owner (Jeff) our conversation helped greatly in better understanding the unit. He was helpful, informative and gave us good travel advice.

The apartment was fantastic, you truly paid attention to the details when remodeling this 2-bedroom Samba Suite. The modern, contemporary design of the unit was like being in a nice Hard Rock Hotel suite. The vivid colors, artwork, outside patio and extensive lighting, made the place feel like we were in a modern chic condo. We we're pleasantly surprised how quiet the area was inside and out. I will say the unit is better suited for adults verses young children because of the artwork and higher quality furnishings.

The apartment is in an excellent location, right in the middle of the 3 best known beach tourist areas. A 5-minute walk to Ipanema beach and about 15-minutes to Copacabana, 1-block from a primary Metro station. They have doormen services 24hrs. There's a full kitchen with high end appliances, cookware, dishwasher, washer/dryer and other furnishings. All 3 air-conditioners work extremely well, they were quiet and easy to control. The split bedroom floor plan helped, each bedroom had a bathroom. The beds were comfortable and semi-soft, so we slept well. The unit had both types of electrical outlet plugs for Brazilian and/or US usage. We used the electrical water filter daily to drink water, it was refreshing, safe and cool. The towels were soft and luxurious, even having the benefit of black and white towels (to help against staining). There's 3 large flat screen TV's, all had cable/satellite, about 1/4 of the channels were in English, many in HD. The free Wifi worked well. We used the provided international telephone that had free long distance to over 60 countries. This made it easy to contact family and friends during our trip. A nice free benefit that most hotels and other rentals don't have.

All of our communications with the owner Jeff, Petra/Diana was pleasant and helpful, they made it easy for us to enjoy our stay. They worked with our tough schedule having a flight arriving early 8:30am and a 8:15pm departure; we were able to use the apartment early and late till 5pm on our departure.

After staying for 10-days, we found Rio and the surrounding area to be very comfortable and much safer than what we heard.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What a review! Thank you! I was sitting around with our team and I read it out loud. I am so happy to hear that the energy we put into making sure our guests have the best experience possible is paying off. I am glad you chose our property and it proved to make your stay special and left you with a good impression of Rio. We look forward to having you back very soon.
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Santa Fe, New Mexico

EXACTLY as Pictured!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a safe place in a good location. It was hard to tell in the map, but Jeff assured us it was safe and quiet and he was right. I am a skeptic so of course, I was thinking the photos were probably old and makes the place look better than it actually is; wrong again. Very happy. Beds were comfortable and everyone made us feel comfortable. We were so lucky on this find.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were amazing guests; full of life and energy. So happy we could provide a memorable vacation for you. Come back soon ok? Jeff
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Everything you want, great decor, great location. Couldn't ask for more.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredibly Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

This Condo is incredibly amazing!!! We could not have chosen a better place to stay.

The Condo is especially pleasant with its furnishings and amenities. The separation of the two bedrooms afforded my guests and me all of the privacy that one needs, and having the second bathroom makes all of the difference in the world. I cannot tell you how luxurious it was to have large flat screen televisions in both bedrooms, as well as the living area. The pictures are exactly what you get. It's also in a very good (and wealthy) neighborhood. There are restaurants within walking distance all around. At the end of the day, everything was in working order and the condo was impeccably clean.

You also get a warm welcome from the owner and his team when you arrive. They are extremely attentive and responsive to answering any questions via email or phone. They have the willingness to go the extra mile which made us feel very welcomed.

Our stay here met all of our expectations plus more. Highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Now THAT is what we like to hear! Thank you so much for recognizing that we put a lot of time and thought into making the experience as enjoyable as possible. We hope to see you back very soon! Jeff, Petra and Diana!
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Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Train
50 Metres
Subway/Metro Station
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Ipanema and Copacabana
Nearest Point of Interest
Copacabana Palace
Nearest Point of Interest
Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar)
Nearest Point of Interest
Copacabana Fort (Forte de Copacabana)
Nearest Point of Interest
Metro Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Rio Sul Shopping Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Urgent Care Clinic
Nearest Point of Interest
Ipanema Beach
Car: not necessary

The property is situated 50 yards from the entrance to the underground Metro station, 1 block from a 24 hour grocery store and 3 blocks to Ipanema beach.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
low season 2017
10 May 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.49
Additional Guest Fee £11.7 per person per night
Damage Insurance £61.61

Please Note:

Discounts may be given for longer stays. Ask us for details.

The New Years/Carnaval package rates are available. Ask us for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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