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Hosted by Ricardo
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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I'm a musician raised in Rio, renting an excelent bedroom with a sofa bed in my apartment in Ipanema, perfect for 1 or 2 travelers in this incredible location: just 3 blocks from Ipanema beach and one block from Praça General Osório, right beside the Metro Station!

The space

**** WELCOME ****

It's a perfect choice for those who want to stay in an amazing spot such as Ipanema and save money to spend on tourism and entertainment!

Please send me a message before booking.


This is a very clean 3 bedroom flat with 2 bathrooms, in a 24-hour doorman building right beside the metro station.

The building is historic, projected in the 1950s by the famous brazilian architect Sergio Bernardes, in the elegant and rationalist style of modernism then dominant in Rio. It stays on a charming and quiet tree-lined street, only one block from Praça General Osorio, famous for the hippie fair on sundays, and for carnival parades such as Banda de Ipanema.

Equiped eat-in kitchen for shared use, with a 4-seater table and washing machine. You will find lovely cafes for breakfast very close by.

The living room, with floor to ceiling windows facing south, is bright, with TV and DVD facilities, and plenty of brazilian music videos and CDs for you to enjoy when I'm not giving classes or working on musical arrangements.

Clean towels are provided for each guest.

**** YOUR BEDROOM ****

You're renting a good-sized bedroom. It has a comfy sofa bed with clean linen, well furnished, with a blackout curtain and ceiling fan It's bright, cosy and fairly quiet, with a nice street view. Wi-Fi (10 mbps) access is provided.

It's comfortable for up to two persons, and an extra mattress is available if you come with someone else.

The private bathroom is also small, but functional and clean. Hot shower is available.

You'll have your own keys to the apartment.

**** NOTES ****

. If you need room for more people, I also have a double bedroom with a king size bed available to offer, check in my profile!

. Any questions or special requirements? Please, contact me!

Thanks for reading!

Interaction with guests

I speak fluent english an spanish, and a little french. I work variable hours in the living room as music teacher, and I'll do my best to make you feel home!

. Musicians are welcome to have a little jam if they feel in the mood: there are two achoustic guitars and a piano in the house! . We can also arrange some guitar lessons if you want to learn how to play bossa nova or samba :)

Other things to note

**** MUSIC TIPS ****

Interested on brazilian music? Take a 2 block walk to Toca do Vinícius, a famous CD and DVD store dedicated to Vinícius de Moraes, one of the great Bossa Nova songwriters. You'll find a huge vintage selection of Bossa Nova vinyl LPs and CDs, songbooks, books and a small museum on the second floor. There's live music outside on the sidewalk one sunday a month.

Go check Bip Bip, a small storefront bar in Copacabana near Arpoador where well known local musicians drop by for informal jam sessions. By a beer and listen to good quality Bossa Nova, Samba or Choro for free all week long. 

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Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $29 NZD
Weekly Discount: 6%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

•keep the noise down
•when using the kitchen remember that might be people sleeping in the small room
•keep toilet, bathroom and kitchen clean after using
•if you stay 3 days or more, you're welcome to wash your laundry
•if something gets broken please let me know
•please don't slam the doors
•i'm not responsible for your lost or damaged personal belongings
•check in and check out times (2PM and 12 AM) can be flexible when there are no other guests (pls ask in advance)
•return room and house keys during checkout
•help me to be eco-friendly, and don't waste eletricity and water if not necessary!


Safety features
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Xavier User Profile
October 2016
The location was excellent, it's just beside the metro and there are many buses that run along the streets near the condo that you can get around easily. The apartment is in a condo which has a doorman, which made us feel secure at all time. The apartment was clean and had everything that you would need in a home. Lastly, Ricardo was a great host! Making sure we could find his place and settle in and providing us with information when we needed.

Leandro User Profile
August 2016
I left Ricardo's place feeling that it was my own house. Everything was clean, organized and him was kind, friendly, worried if everything was fine and serving me a late breakfast. Nothing to complain. Hope to get back soon! Thx Ricardo

Rafa User Profile
February 2017
Gostamos muito de ficar aqui. Ricardo é muito atento e agradável e se mostrou disponível para qualquer coisa. A localização é ótima, menos de 5 minutos a pé da praia de Ipanema.

Nadine User Profile
January 2017
¡La ubicación del apartamento es ideal! Al lado del Metro y de las principales calles de Ipanema. Muy cerca de la playa, con portero 24 horas. El cuarto era lindo, espacioso, limpio, luminoso y prolijo. Pasamos 6 noches en lo de Ricardo, un gran anfitrión muy culto que nos recomendó lugares excelentes para ir a escuchar música en Rio. ¡Muchas gracias por todo!

Julia User Profile
July 2016
Era la primera vez que usaba airbnb y tenía ciertos prejuicios: la experiencia fue excelente. Sobre Ricardo: es una persona amable, silenciosa, limpia, educada, culta y atenta. Sobre la casa: es perfecta y me acabé quedando un mes. Luminosa, cerca del metro y en una zona muy bien localizada de Ipanema, decorada con gusto, limpia, con todo lo necesario para una estancia muy agradable. Recomiendo al 100% la casa de Ricardo.

Fernando User Profile
May 2016
A estadia no apartamento do Ricardo foi EXCELENTE... Ricardo é muito atencioso, muito tranquilo, nos deixou a vontade e sempre se posicionou de forma que pudesse ajudar! O Apartamento é muito legal, e extremamente bem localizado... No coração de Ipanema, te faz sentir-se carioca. Quero voltar mais vezes!

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I'm brazilian, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, a "carioca" from Ipanema.
Friends, music, nature and traveling are on top of my "can't live without it" list.
I work with music, doing a mix of teaching, playing, writing arrangements, coaching singers and actors.
Hosting is a way to travel while staying home, to make new interesting friends, and to give my vision of life a refresh from time to time.
I'm fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and can communicate in French, although still not very fast..

Languages: English, Español, Français, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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