FRESH & CLEAN - Newly refurbished and decorated, two blocks (3 minutes walk) from Ipanema beach, 5 minutes walk to lagoon and close to lively shopping area of Rua Visconde de Piraja. 150 metres from new Metro station. 24 hour portered security. Numerous restaurants, some sophisticated and some just simple and good, and everything in-between.
A bright apartment with large windows, double glazing and new split air-conditioning in both bedrooms and living area.
Fully fitted kitchen with cooker, microwave oven, toaster, liquidiser, fridge.
Laundry with washing machine.
24 hour security and portered entrance to both main entrance and the parking space below the building
Interaction with guests
We have a co-host called Rudy who will be in touch to facilitate your arrival and stay.
No partying or outside guests allowed
The condominium has a silence rule.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE APARTMENT
This is a residential family building and we ask you to respect our neighbours and keep noise levels to a reasonable level. Out of respect to our neighbours, parties or outside visitors are not allowed.
The doormen in the building are charming and helpful but their command of English is not good. Some gestures and a “obrigada/obrigado” (thank you) will go a long way. The building has 24 hours security.
The parking space is not designated. The porter attending to the garage entrance door will indicate where you can park.
Internet & Television: There is a free wireless connection to the internet. Use your own computer, tablet or smartphone to access e-mail and the internet. There is a digital 4K TV set in the living-room with remote control and cable television (local & international channels available). Enjoy it.
What is provided: One set of linens and towels for your stay.
It is safe to use tap water for showering and brushing teeth but do not drink it. We recommend that you always drink bottled mineral water.
Air Conditioners: The air conditioners in the 2 bedrooms and the main living area are all split units and quiet. These are operated by remote control. We would like you to be comfortable whilst in the flat but please turn the air conditioners and other electrical appliances off before leaving the flat each time. The air conditioners are powerful and will cool the rooms rapidly on your return. It is also environmentally unfriendly to leave them running and could be the course of a house fire.
Rubbish: It is very important to empty the Rubbish regularly. Please put rubbish in closed bags for disposal. The rubbish disposal space is outside the flat on the staircase landings, behind a silver door. Please make sure you close this door after disposing of the rubbish bags.
Dress code: We ask you NOT to move around the general areas of the building without a shirt or in beach clothes only as the building rules do not permit this. When returning from the beach, especially when carrying beach chairs, please use the service elevator, entering the building using the garage access at the side street. There is a shower inside the garage which you can use to clean the sand from the beach before entering the service elevator See beach advice further down.
IMPORTANT: Please turn off all lights, appliances and air conditioning each time you leave the apartment. Also close all windows as the wind and/or rain could penetrate the flat.
ON THE DAY OF YOUR DEPARTURE:
1) Don’t forget that check out time is no later than 10AM, unless you have previously arranged with us to stay longer. If you
overstay you may be subject to an extra charge for late check-out (50% of daily rate);
2) Make sure to clean dishes, pans and utensils; empty the garbage (kitchen and bathroom); turn off all lights, appliances and air conditioning; close all outside doors, windows and curtains;
3) Please make sure you leave each remote control where you found it. The 2 air conditioning bedroom remotes in each room and the television, cable and lounge air conditioning remotes in the lounge.
Please, follow our above instructions and also those given to return the key of the apartment. The apartment conditions will be checked after your departure. So, report any breakage or other issuebefore leaving.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Children: BAIXO BEBE is a kiosk on the beach for youngsters. Change area, playhouse, toys etc.
Located between Posts 11 and 12 in Leblon nearby and also in front of the Fasano Hotel there is a kid’s area on Ipanema Beach.
Beach advice: It is better not to take towels to the beach as it may mark you out as a visitor and bring sand into the apartment. When you arrive at the beach, hire a chair and umbrella from one of the tents. They can also supply you with drinks throughout the day and you pay your tab when you leave. If you want, you can buy cotton wraps from a beach vendor for about 25 Reais.
Taxis: Taxis are relatively inexpensive (no need to tip, just round it up). There is a taxi rank as you get out of the flat in Rua Henrique Dumont but you can also hail one in Rua Visconde de Pirajá.
Zona Sul is the main local supermarket. There are 2 branches nearby, both on our street, Rua Visconde de Pirajá. The closest is a 2- minute walk away. Turn left and you will find it on the right hand side. In the next block there is a bigger Zona Sul on the left hand side.
There are 2 fresh food markets per week where you can buy tropical fruit, fresh fish and cut flowers. On Monday mornings you will find one very close, in Avenida Epitácio Pessoa. Just turn right out of the building and walk 2 minutes and you will see the fresh flowers ahead of you. On Fridays there is a market in Praça Nossa Senhora da Paz, a few blocks along if you turn left and walk along Avenida Visconde de Piraja. For gourmet foods try the market on Saturday at Rua Frei Leandro in Jardim Botânico.
Leblon Shopping Centre, about an 8-minute walk away, has a multiplex Cinema complex (English speaking films are usually not dubbed and have sub-titles for locals).
Finally thank you for taking the time to read this. Remember you can get in touch with us by email at (EMAIL HIDDEN) or by mobile on +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
We appreciate feedback and are happy to answer any further questions you may have.
We are two professionals living in London, England.
We like travelling especially in Brazil where we have two properties, the other one in Paraty.
We especially enjoy the vibrancy of Ipanema, the excellent restaurants, the beach and the numerous activities on the beach, the historical Centro area with old libraries, churches and museums.
In Paraty the beautiful view on the marina is very relaxing with boats coming and going. But the old town provides for more excitement, especially in the evenings with many music venues and great restaurants. We also like to spend the day on a boat exploring the coast and many islands.