Ipanema cozy, well-equipped apartment 200 meters from beach

Ipanema cozy, well-equipped apartment 200 meters from beach


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2 chambres
Couchages 4
1 salles de bain
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This is an extremely comfy and happy 2 bedroom apartment that we have used as a second home for decades.

We renovated the apartment several years ago, changing the floors and appliances, as well as creating an opening in the wall between the kitchen and living/dining room to create a pass-through. Both bedrooms and the living/dining room are individually air conditioned. We do not have a view. However, we have plenty of light, particularly in the living/dining room, which gives on an open area.

There is a 40" LCD television in the master bedroom. We have telephone, cable TV, and broadband wireless/ wired internet.

The master bedroom has a double bed with a delicious, very well crafted futon mattress. There is a pull-out bed underneath, ideal for a child. The second bedroom has a single bed. The master bedroom's pull out mattress can be transferred to accommodate sleeping in the second bedroom or living/dining area, if preferred.

The bathroom has a beautiful modern design. Water pressure is excellent and there is an high-efficiency automatic, on demand hot water system.

The kitchen, in addition to full-sized refrigerator and gas range has an efficient water filtering system and a Saeco 'Charisma' automatic espresso/milk steaming machine. This machine is great, as it takes whole beans, it gives you the opportunity to try out the scrumptious locally-available Brazilian coffee blends (we can give you tips on our favorites and where to find them)!

There is a large capacity washing machine in the servant's area, with permanently-installed drying rack that lowers from the ceiling on pulleys.

At approximately 52 squared meters, the apartment is not huge. However, it is very well apportioned. We do not feel cramped in the least, spending up to two months at a time with 3 adults, a teenager, and our faithful dog.

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  1. Gary (American) and Déa (Brazilian) have been married for almost 25 years and have a 16 year-old daughter. We typically spend much of our daughter's main school vacation in Rio. Gary is there frequently throughout the year for business. Now, as our daughter is in her last years of school, we want to travel more to new destinations. We see apartment exchange as a great way to facilitate.

    Among our favorite activities in Rio are taking waning-sun Ipanema beach or morning botanic garden walks, visiting the marvelous artistic and cultural exhibitions that city constantly produces/hosts, browsing the Praça de General Osório and other food markets for fresh and marvelous ingredients to bring back to the apartment for dinner. Also, we take advantage of Rio as a musical haven: classical concerts at the Municipal Theater and Brazilian Folk and Bossa Nova at clubs in Lapa.





This is one of the most coveted locations in all of Rio de Janeiro.

It is 200 meters away from Ipanema's famous beach at 'Posto 9', which boasts powdery sand, so fine that it squeaks as you walk through it, surf-friendly waves, dedicated walking and bicycle paths (bicycles readily available for rental), and one of the world's most magnificent beach views. On Sundays and holidays, traffic is blocked off along the external lane of Avenida Vieira Souto, to which Cariocas flock to walk, run, skate, or bike with magnificent views all around and the fresh breeze entering from the sea.

The apartment building is at mid-block, facing Ipanema's Praça de General Osório. This small park is an attraction on its own, with its Sunday Hippie Fair, where artisans set up stands to sell all manner of Brazilian crafts, and its Tuesday fresh food fair, where you will see and can taste a panoply of tropical fruits, as well as vegetables and meats, including the participation of numerous fish mongers, from whom you can purchase the delectable bounties of Rio de Janeiro's rich fishing waters.

Additionally, the square is Ipanema's principal transportation hub, with a metro station 150 meters from our front door and buses departing to all parts of the city. The Metro is well-patrolled and very safe. The bus system is for the more adventurous. We are happy to provide greater insights and information.

In addition to the food fair in the square, there are 3 grocery stores within 160 meters of the building, numerous restaurants ringing three sides of the square, as well as several juice bars, where you can order a sandwich and a tropical fruit juice, in addition to the famous açaí fruit pulp.

The immediate area of the apartment also boasts a small concentration of art galleries. Plenty of shopping: clothing, gifts, jewelry, and other is available within a kilometer of our building, toward and beyond Praça Nossa Senhora da Paz, also in Ipanema. Two women's salons, a barbershop, an excellent yoga studio, and an top notch dentist (hope you do not need him) in a commercial building on same block as ours. Dry cleaning and laundry service available within 100 meters, if you do not want the trouble of doing your own!

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