Ocean front with unencumbered view of the entire Copacabana and Leme Beaches. Spacious 150 square meters (1500 square feet) apartment with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Beautiful sunrises and cool ocean breezes. The ocean is in front of you with restaurants, outdoor life and the famous Rio beach culture at your feet. Convenient to transportation and shopping.
You are in the epicenter of the Leme/Copacabana neighborhood. Everything that happens in Rio happens outside our window: parades, marches, half marathons, cycling tours, you name it we see it. We saw the The FIFA Fan Fest, Rolling Stones concert, Pope Francis, Lenny Kravitz, and the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks from our window.
There are two elevators accessing the apartment: the front social elevator (recently updated) which services only one apartment per floor and the rear service elevator (servicing 3 apartments) with entry through the kitchen.
The house features new sofas, art work, persian carpets in the living room, and antique furniture (including TV cabinet previously owned by the legendary Brazilian crooner/singer Roberto Carlos). There is an ultra comfortable hammock in the living room which is perfect for an afternoon nap. Ceiling fans in all rooms. The twin beds in two bedrooms can be combined to be king sized beds and there is a full sized bed in the third bedroom. All beds have a 3 inch topper for added comfort. kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, microwave. washer, dryer and filtered water dispenser. The kitchen comes equipped with refrigerator, cook top/oven, washer and dryer, microwave, mixer, toaster, coffee maker, expresso machine, blender, sandwich press, dicer among other devices and utensils.
There is a 24 hour 7 day a week doorman for the building with video surveillance in all common areas.
There are two 15MB internet routers in the allowing excellent access throughout the apartment and uninterrupted internet access to in case of outages. The apartment also includes an inkjet printer and a computer monitor in case you need to work or print out an important document.
The apartment is on border between the Leme and Copacabana neighborhoods. This area is great. This area is very safe and much more peaceful than the rest of Copacabana. There are some outstanding restaurants in the area and some night life as well. You can rent bikes across the street, rent a paddle board at the other end of the beach, or go for an ocean swim.
From Galeao International Airport, it is a 40 minute to 1 hour cab ride or about 65 to 100 reais depending upon route, traffic, time of day and year (After 9PM, all day Sunday, Holidays and the month of December taxis are 20% higher. You can tell this if they place the meter on flag "2").
From the Santos Dumont Aiport (domestic) it is 30 reais taxi ride (15 minutes).
From the bus station it is about a 50 reais cab ride.
From either of the airports or bus station, you have the option of taking a luxury bus (frescao in portuguese). The cost is about 15 reais. You need to take the bus which goes to Copacabana. You would get off at the Windsor Atlantica Hotel on the corner of Avenida Atlantica and Princesa Isabel. Note on Sundays and holidays this bus stops on Barata Ribeiro which is a 10 minute walk to the apartment.