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About this listing

Ground floor Studio with a terrace in front and independent entrance in the heart of Urca, the safest neigbouhood of Rio. Just by the foot of the Sugarloaf, the apartment is located in a quiet residential street, in a walking distance to the 2 beaches of Urca and to Copacabana, the next neigbourhood.

The space

The studio is a cozy ground floor unit with independent entrance in a 3 storey building at a calm residential street in Urca. There is a little terrace in front of the unit. Eventhough the three other apartments have access to this terrace, it gives no access to any other unit and it is not used by them.

Guest access

Guests will have access to all the studio, with its own little kitchen, bathroom and the terrace.

Interaction with guests

During check in and check out we love to have a chat to give tips about the city and the surroundings. We live in the same street and my brother lives in the building (in the other groundfloor apartment). Therefore, we are always close. We have several apartments in Rio (in all the best beaches, like Copacabana, Ipanema, Urca and Barra). Therefore, we are always available on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) and phone for questions and tips.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 48
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: 57 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 12AM (midnight)

Smoking is only allowed at the terrace.
No noise is allowed after 22 o'clock.
No parties and no loud speaking in the terrace.
Please understand that it is important for the neighbours.
It is a very calm neigbourhood. And we live in it. And we love it!
So we would like to keep it like this!



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49 Reviews

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Ivan User Profile
August 2017
The only minor issue is that you hear everything people do right outside your room a little too well. I would still recommend this room to all my friends, though! The experience was great!

Ricardo User Profile
April 2017
Pros: Great location (beautiful and safest area in Rio), very clean, good air conditioner and wifi, reasonably quiet, very friendly and helpful hosts. Cons: Place is very small, bathroom walls open into the room, sofa-bed is not very comfortable. Great for one person, for two people it is a bit uncomfortable.
Arno & Igor User ProfileArno & Igor is a superhost.
Response from Arno & Igor:
Hi Ricardo, Thanks for your feedback and for the compliments. We are sorry to hear that your stay was not completely as you expected. About the size of the studio we can only say, based in all the 41 other comments we have, that it is, in our and in other people's perception, exactly like one can see in the photos. And about the sofabed nobody complained before, as you can see in all our other feedbacks. Once again, thanks for your stay and be welcome to try other of our apartments, prepared for different profiles of guests, in the future. Best regards, Arno and Igor.
April 2017

Jazz User Profile
March 2017
The location is one of the best in Brazil! It's quite, safe, cozy and walking distance from everything you need from the super market to the bus. Not to mention the beautiful view of the bay with the Christ statue standing tall! The images of the room are exact with no surprises. I can not wait to go back and stay for my third time, these are professional. So book with confidence! And enjoy. Thanks again Igor & Arno until next time.

Fabian User Profile
February 2017
The studio was very clean. Furthermore it is very easy to comunicate with Igor and Arno, they are very welcoming and will help you with any problem. The studio is located in Urca, a very quiet neibourhood, it is quite a bit away from the city center or the copacabana but with uber you can get quite and as well cheap to the city an back at any time in the day, public transport is a bit more complicated. The studio is quite small and has obly a very narrow double bed.

Maddie User Profile
February 2017
We couldn't recommend Arno & Igor's studio enough! We stayed in Rio for 5 weeks and several times throughout our trip we had to pause and appreciate how lucky we were to somewhat randomly end up in such a good situation! Urca is a perfect place to stay - safe, scenic, and quaint. All of the busses you may need to take come right through to the end of town and there is a Rio Bike station as well (do your research or send us a message if you want to register because it can be difficult)! Urca's location makes it perfect for easily getting to all of the must-see spots - Christo, Sugarloaf, Copa, Ipanema, Lapa, as well as the airports and bus station! Almost every night, the waterfront wall is bustling with people drinking beers, playing music, and overlooking Christo! There are A few restaurants in the neighborhood that are quite good, a nice grocery store, and most other things you might need. The room itself is a bit small, but it's well equipped and very charming... not too mention very safe and secluded! As for the hosts... Arno & Igor were the best we could have asked for. Helpful, responsive, and welcoming in the best of ways. We texted them almost every other day and they were always beyond happy to help out, give us information, and even get us out of a sticky situation when we lost our debit cards! Thank you so much Arno & Igor for making our time in Rio so memorable!!!

Tiago User Profile
December 2016
Everything was perfect! Arno is very receptive. The Studio was very clean. I recommend and will return for sure.

Michael User Profile
November 2016
Arno and Igor were great hosts, very helpful and responsive! The place is small, but you have everything you need and the location is great.

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Rio de Janeiro, BrazilJoined in December 2013
Arno & Igor User ProfileArno & Igor is a superhost.

I am a Dutch Designer who fell in love with Rio, this amazing city squeezed between the sea, the lakes and the mountains with its beaches, waterfalls and wild life just in the middle of the city. I also fell in love with a Brazilian Architect, who is my husband now, and lives with me. In Rio, of course!
Since we moved here, we love to receive European friends and show the charm of the city with the tricks and tips that one needs to really enjoy te best of Rio, in the safest and most comfortable way. Because we love it so much, we began to prepare apartments in the best neigbouhoods of Rio (always in the safest areas and close to the most famous beaches) and invite people here in Airbnb to experience what makes me so passioned about this enchanted city. We now have appartments in Copacabana, Ipanema, Arpoador, Leblon and Urca. That means wherever you want to stay in Rio, we can receive you just like the famous statue of Cristo that overviews the city: with welcoming opened arms!

Languages: English, Español, Français, Nederlands, Português
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Response time: within an hour
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