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Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bed Queen Size +1 bed single, , 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

The loft (50m²), originally a one bedroom apartment has been entirely renovated. It is tastely decorated. It has a queen size bed, a sofa bed for single and a hammock with all amenities (wi-fi, TV, Split, iPod station, hairdryer, Nespresso coffee maker...), a small but well equipped kitchen, a shower and toilet with white marble.

Ideally located, 10 meters from Ipanema beach and 100 meters from Copacabana beach, it is located on the second floor (with no lift, so sorry not recommended for heavy luggages), of a three stroreys building, overlooking gardens, with a colony of small monkeys. It is very quiet and, in the same time, it is in the center of everything (restaurants, bars further down on the Francisco Otaviano Street), supermarket, laundry, cinema within a walking distance. Car is not necessary.

Property Manager
patrick howlett-martin
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Croat
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About patrick howlett-martin

diplomat, journalist, is an ideal pied à terre in Rio de Janeiro

patrick howlett-martin purchased this studio in 2000

Why patrick howlett-martin chose Rio de Janeiro

overlooking gardens, it is very quiet; totally reformed and renovated; bed linen (sheets, towels, mattresses are brand new

What makes this studio unique

localisation, decoration, amenities and regular housekeeping


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • no bath, only a shower, toilet and all amenities ( magnifying mirror, balance, hairdryer..)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • A queen size bed Bali´s style and a single sofa-bed , ideal for a couple with a child or a teenager. The loft which has a hamok, a round table for breakfeast and lunch, 4 chairs, 2 white leather furniture ; two libraries, some local articrafts, as a huge wooden painting representing the Garden of Eden..the place is very cozy and charming
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(2 traveller reviews)

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everything I could hope for and more

  • 5 of 5

Before even arriving to the incredible loft, Patrick went above and beyond, providing me with information about the loft, the area, exact directions and more. As a solo female traveler who doesn't speak Portuguese, I was already at ease.

While I was there, he was just a phone call or text away. And he and his wife Micaela live right across the street, making it very convenient should there be any problems (which there weren't). In fact, they were incredibly accommodating when I decided to extend my stay at the last minute.

The loft is in a perfect location, on the border of Copacabana and Ipanema and only meters from the beach. There are lots of restaurants and shops within walking distance and the metro is only a few blocks away. Patrick also has bikes to use in case you want to venture further away. I felt completely safe in the area, plus the doorman is always present, and also very friendly and helpful.

The loft is great, with a large comfortable bed, hammock, small kitchen, amazing shower and endless supply of books and literature. It's clean, quiet and spacious quiet – perfect for a solo traveler or a couple. The midweek housekeeping service was a nice surprise too. I could easily stay there for weeks or more. So if I'm ever back in Rio, I definitely hope to stay here.

Thanks Patrick and Micaela!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to read those sweet words Lindsay, thanks for your kindness. You have your second home here in Rio with friends close by! Care Patrick & Micaela
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Beautiful studio, peaceful, well-appointed, SO close to IPANEMA beach!

  • 5 of 5

Patrick was an exemplary host and the place is absolutely delightful. The marmosets frolicking in the big tree outside are just one of the wonderful things about the apartment -- really cool folk art, a rainforest showerhead, super comfy bed, great air conditioning, super-safe building with a nice doorman, not to mention the INCREDIBLE location -- just a couple minutes' walk from the beach! Patrick even helped me hail a cab to the airport on our last day and called me at the airport to make sure I got there safe & sound. Can't recommend this place highly enough. Rio is fabulous and this is an extraordinarily good value for this much sought-after location!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Galeão international
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Badalada Mix, CT Burger, Astor
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Itahanga Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Central do Brasil
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Via Dutra (for São Paulo)
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
a large choice in the same street
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Ipanema, Arpoador
Car: not necessary

this is a special place for sea and beach lovesr, ideal location,very close by the beaches, close by restaurants and bars, but in the same time overlooking green and trees and therefore very quiet


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
summer of 2018
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

the aircond. has to be disconnected when the guest leaves the studio. Air cond bill is included in the rental if the expense is a standard one, otherwise guest will be asked to pay the extra expense
in case the guest cancel booking but has already paid, all the payment will be completly refund if the guest cancel the booking at leat one month before arrival, otherwise it will not be refunded.
a long term contract is possible and a particular price will be offered

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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