4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Sleeps 8
- English, Spanish, Portuguese
About David Parker
I work in the magazine and documentary film business based in Los Angeles, New York and Rio. I discovered Brazil in 2000, and began traveling often to get to know the country and people better. With lots of flexibility in my work, I spend more than 4 months a year in Brazil. I bought this very special duplex penthouse 5 years ago. It's a bit a paradise just 2 blocks from the beach.
David Parker purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why David Parker chose Copacabana
I bought this apartment because it was right in the middle of my favorite neighborhood, Copacabana. Copacabana is the original beach city of Rio. And has all the charm and life of a vital city. It's also so much more convenient to reach the downtown or other locations such as Ipanema.
Only allowed with the owner's permission
Smoking allowed on the terraces
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Really enjoyed our stay at the coral penthouse. I took my family 7 there for the holidays this year. The apartment is spacious and comfortable with all you need and there is easy access to the beaches and shops. Max, the onsite manager speaks excellent english and with all of his help with arrangements the vacation was fun and relaxing. I would definitely recommend it to my friends.
Made work pleasurable!
We were very happy at The Coral Penthouse. Things were smooth and easy to handle. I liked that we could call and have an English speaker answer the cell phone at every turn. I am a German participant of a musical group and speak zero Portuguese. We found the guide books we bought before our trip were a little bit riskier to follow once we arrived so it was nice to have extra attention. I am very inclined to return for fun and not just work because there is a good amount of Rio I couldn't fit into this visit.
Thank you for your comments Ernst! We pride ourselves on having a bilingual staff because it facilitates communication and leisure time when in Rio! Hopefully the next time you stay at the Coral Penthouse, it will be 100% business-free! Even though it was for work, I am so happy you had a wonderful time!
I have never been so inclined to write a review but The Coral Penthouse more than deserves 5 stars. I was part of a group of 15 Americans from San Fran here to learn jujitsu with the best. Having The Coral Penthouse to call home all week made the experience awesome. The staff was very friendly and the cleaning service was incredible. I had laundry services done while there and took advantage of the mini-bar. This place is like a hotel. The best part was having such an amazing resource, Paula. The Penthouse has a half Brazilian half American manager so we were covered from every angle. From day 1 we had access to call her for translations, suggestions, night life and tourism and she was a doorbell ring away Monday through Friday and even had our currency exchanged within an hour of our arrival! I couldn't have been happier overall with the service. We had a great time, perfect weather and were basically staying at the Ritz Rio. I wasn't part of the booking but when I found out the rates a few of us have already starting planning a month next year. By far the best vacation I have had. #awesome
Great accommodations. I loved the penthouse and the views! Felt very welcome by the staff. Great location with an easy walk to the beach, restaurants, and grocery stores.
The best accommodations in Rio!!!
David, Junior, Bruno, and Maralene were wonderful hosts and we can't wait to return. We highly recommend David's penthouse to anyone visiting Rio as there is no question on where we will stay upon our return. David and his staff provide everything from electrical plug converters...wifi... beach towels....everything was taken care of!
We traveled to Rio for a wedding. We had 9 guests staying in the penthouse and were all very comfortable...while we were all together, we also had our own space. The penthouse was exactly as described in the photos...very clean, well kept, and beautifully decorated. Maralene kept the apartment spotless! The terrace that wrapped around the penthouse was wonderful and we slept with the terrace doors of our bedroom open each night which was such a wonderful treat. No bugs in Rio!
We were a bit nervous about traveling to Rio and spent many months planning/researching our trip. David had been very helpful every step of the way in addressing any concerns/questions that we had, and we had many! David really took the time to make us feel comfortable. The penthouse was perfect for us in every way. Junior and David assisted us in finding great restaurants and made suggestions for us to see many of the beautiful sights in Rio.
We had many other family/friends in Rio due to the wedding that brought us all there and the penthouse was the perfect gathering spot between our activities. This would not have been possible in a hotel and our experience would not have been as perfect as it was if it were not for the penthouse!
David's penthouse is located just two blocks from Copacabana beach in an active part of town, the surrounding streets felt safe and never deserted. The penthouse is located in a locked building with a 24 hour attendant which made us feel secure. There are grocery stores, ATM machines, restaurants, and a great 24 hour juice bar within a block. Junior directed us to a great cafe for breakfast just 2 blocks away- Cafeina, which was delicious!
Junior was especially great...some of our guests arrived at different times and he made sure that he was present to greet them and answer any questions that they had. He made coffee upon arrival and provided us with a beautiful basket of treats! He checked in with us regularly and was available to us via phone as needed when we had questions....he was our own personal concierge with so much knowledge about the city! He even helped with our luggage!
Wonderful Stay in Copacabana
A group of friends planned this trip to Rio for my birthday weekend. It ended up being one couple and 5 single friends. I couldn't have been more pleased with all aspects of the trip. From the start, when we chose David's penthouse to stay at, David was helpful, attentive and everything went smoothly. When we arrived, we couldn't have been happier. The apartment is exactly as described in the listening. It ended up being perfect for our group. David had set up one room for a couple and the two additional bedrooms had single beds in them (he had asked ahead of time what our preference was). Additionally, the beautifully decorated library was set up with a bed. The decor was tasteful and the apartment was impeccably clean. David thought of little details such as napkins and garbage bags in the kitchen and a reusable coffee filter in the coffee pot! Plentiful linens were provided. These are little details that make things so much nicer. Each day we went to get items for our breakfast at the local markets - there are two on the same block. The beach is an easy 5 minute walk away. I had never stayed in Copacabana and was very happy with the location. There is a great juice bar - one of the delights of Rio - right on the corner where you can get almost any fresh juice you can imagine!
If you are considering Rio, I would highly recommend David's apartment. And, I seriously suggest considering Rio. I've been a half a dozen times now and it never lets me down. From the nightlife of Leblon and Lapa, to the beautiful beaches that are a delight to all the senses, to the amazing sight of Christ the Redeemer perched high on the hill overlooking the city, Rio has something for everyone. The already wonderful trip was made that much better to have a place like David's to come "home" to each night. Thanks. I can guarantee I will recommend it to all my friends.
It was a delight to have you. Everyone loves the 24 hour tropical juice bar across the street! I hope to see you back in Rio soon!
This 4 bedroom Penthouse can be integrated into the independent, but adjoining 3 bedroom Duplex Penthouse and can be rented together for a total of 7 bedrooms (See HomeAway #359605) or separately (See HomeAway #327207),
That is why they share reviews. Please contact me if you have any questions.