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Frquently Asked Questions

If you have any question, please check our FAQ before mailing us.

How far is the beach?

The penthouse is located on the beach block. There are only 30 meters to walk to the beach. The house is about 500 meters from the beach.

What is the difference between Copacabana and Ipanema?

As you can read in tourist guides and on the web, Copacabana is best suited for mass tourism. Ipanema is considered the most popular and safest area in Rio and is full of restaurants, cafes and the hippest public or Rio.

Are there good restaurants/bars/clubs in the neighborhood?

Yes, there are hundreds. We provide our guests with tips and advices via email and we love to share our knowledge of the city. Feel free to ask us!

Where is the penthouse located/how do I get there?

Rua Vinicius de Moraes, crossing the beach avenue. You can get there by taxi, bus or subway.

Do you charge me extra for electricity and internet?

No, our price includes all utilities.

I see you have different prices for each penthouse part, what is the difference between them?

We own the entire floor of the building, which has two units per floor, both having their own private entrance (one with balcony and the other one without it). They can be combined forming one big 6 bedrooms penthouse.

Can I leave my bags there before/after staying in the apartment?

Yes, you can leave your bags for a day or two free of charge.

Is early check-in/late check-out available?

Ealy/Late check-in/out is available upon request.

Is there a special carnival or New Year's Eve package?

Yes, the minimum booking is 6 nights during Carnival and New Years. Prices are up to date on the calendar.

What is the best way to get there from the airport?

Uber or ask us for a private driver.

Wi-Fi?

Yes, 240Mb.

Is it safe to walk around at night?

Absolutely, Ipanema lives for its nightlife and people walk the streets safely in this neighborhood all night long. I would not recommend walking outside the neighborhood.

What happens if I need to cancel the reservation?

Unfortunately, our cancellation policy does not allow refunds, but we can offer a one-year voucher for use in case of extenuating circunstances cancellations.

Does the apartment have a US/EU outlet/socket/socket available?

There is a multiple socket in the apartment, but you can also borrow an adapter. All other outlets are standard brazilian type.

Public transport options?

One block from a bus stop and a 5-minute walk from the subway.

Can I smoke in the apartment?

On the terrace only.

Can I have visitors?

Visitors are allowed, but we charge a fee for extra guests that overnight.

Can I throw a party?

Unfortunately it is forbidden to organise parties in the property. If you’d like to host a small gathering, we can arrange a private chef, mixologist and live artists to come play for you however, we need to respect the Ipanema “silence law “ that states no loud sound can be made in the neighborhood after 10pm. If you’d like to organise a more wholesome experience, we also have some experienced practitioners that come to the house for yoga classes among many others.

How far in advance should I book?

It is best to book about 1 month in advance to ensure availability, longer in high season.

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