The apartment itself is very good: It is more spacious than it is shown in the pictures on Airbnb. Plus, there are fans and relatively brand-new air conditioner - many apartments in Rio have outdated and noisy ones - there, so I barely felt hot temperatures. Plus, Rafael is so kind that he let me know about a taxi app to save some money from the airport; especially, in Rio's domestic airport, some employees and taxi drivers have a cartel to boost taxi fare for tourists to get to the beaches. It was really bloated to 100 to 120 BRL - if you ask him about the taxi app, you can save almost 70 BRL. Moreover, when I suffered from a spike (drink with sleeping pills) given to me in a local bar, having my phone stolen, hitting the ceiling, making a mistake in the corridor and thus getting the doormen to get mad, he showed up in person, soothing them and telling me what happened; I gave them small money as a tip, but it was his credit to relieve them. On top of that, the apartment is quiet except Friday night because there's a small club next door; but, it's not that serious.
Despite all the pros I mentioned above, I'm going to talk about one of the most unpleasant experiences in my life when I checked out. The last night before checkout I invited a Brazilian friend of mine to the apartment; when I checked out in the afternoon, one of the doormen took out the drill and the club from the drawer the police force use cracking down on the demonstrators, pointing them at me, getting mad and shouting in Portuguese at me. I don't know why: Maybe he's green with envy because my Brazilian friend is beautiful. By the way, isn't a doorman's duty protecting resident's privacy? Am I wrong? Anyway, it was the incident or the fact where you can see CCTV record on the day I checked out that made me creepy and shocked. I hoped I could talk to Rafael about it, but I'd already checked out, being busy taking the flight at the airport.
In conclusion, the apartment and the host is really good. In fact, it is; I stayed there for a month. Yet, I think the doorman tarnishes a good memory of mine there forever.