Ipanema Luxurious 1BR Apartment | Samba Suite Sleeps 1 - 2

Apartment Description

This luxury suite at a very convenient location, literally just a few steps from the warm sands of Ipanema Beach (Posto 9) and the famous Hippie Fair, was designed with the demanding traveler in mind. The Zen masterpiece with all its luxurious amenities will make your stay very comfortable and simply unforgettable.

Ipanema is a safe, vibrant and modern neighbourhood, which offers everything you’ll need at only a stone-throw away. This top location is surrounded wide range of fine restaurants, cosy bars and fancy cafes nearby the apartment. With the metro (General Osório metro station) at a few steps from the apartment building and plenty of busses and taxis passing by you can reach any neighbourhood in a heartbeat!

Sleeps 1 - 2




  • Pets Allowed
  • Children Friendly
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Courtyard Facing
  • Street Facing
  • Balcony/Patio
  • Panoramic View
  • Double Glass Windows
  • Daily Maid Service


  • Air conditioning
  • Double Sofa Bed
  • Single Sofa Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Vonage Phone
  • Cell Phone
  • Telephone (Landline)
  • iPod Docking Station
  • Cable TV
  • Stereo System
  • Wireless Internet
  • Work Desk
  • Hammock


  • Hair Dryer
  • Bathtub
  • Towels


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bed Linen
  • Double Bed
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Single Bed
  • Blackout Curtains


  • Oven/Grill
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Nespresso
  • Dish Washer
  • Fridge
  • Water Filter

Service Area

  • Iron and Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Washer/Dryer Combo


  • Swimming Pool
  • Playground
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Elevator
  • Disabled Access
  • Parking Space
  • 24/7 Doorman

Rates & Conditions


Per night
Minimum 4 nights

Included In Rates

* Rates above are for maximum 2 people

* Normal electricity usage (25 Kwh/day included)

(Note: Rates valid until: 31 October  2015 - not applicable during New Years, Carnival and special holidays/events)

Not Included In Rates

  • Check out cleaning fee: 75 USD
  • Airport pick up 160 BRL  International Airport (GIG) / 120 BRL domestic airport (SDU)
  • Airport drop off: 120 BRL (GIG) / 100 BRL (SDU)
  • Weekly cleaning included - extra cleaning service during stay: 150 BRL per service
  • Refundable security deposit: 600 EUR/750 USD
  • Monthly rentals: electricity & gas, to be charged at check out in accordance with usage

Specific Apartment Conditions

* The rates above are normal daily low season rates. The low season runs from May 1 to November 30. Rates during high season (from December 1 to April 30) or for shorter periods then the apartment`s minimum stay requirement will be given upon request. 
* Special pricing applies during Carnival, New Years and special holidays/events - please inquire for applicable rates and packages during those periods
* This apartment is non-smoking
* Pets are not allowed
* No children under 12

Check in & out:

  • Check-in: from 14:00 h
  • Check-out: until 10:30 h
  • Early check in / late check out: on request (1/2 day rent fee to secure early check in/late check out) – can be granted for free in case no other guest checks out /in that day

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Reviews (15)

  • Andrea, US

    13 April 2016 at 13:25 |
    I traveled to Rio with my best friend in March 2016 for the first time. We looked at various areas and decided Ipanema would be our best option. This apartment is in a very safe area of Ipanema and Rio in general. Everything is within walking distance including: supermarket, bars, restaurants, beach, fairs, stores etc. The communication with the management company was very timely and helpful. The separation of the two suites would make the accommodations suitable for 2 couples or two individuals who appreciate their own bedroom and bathroom combination. Not only is this place very trendy and modern but we had a fantastic cleaning service lady who came half way through our vacation and cleaned the place wonderfully (giving you the hotel feel) but you also receive very personalized recommendations at MUCH better prices for local tours with individuals that will tailor to the experience to you as a traveler. HUGE shout out to Tessa for putting us in contact with the perfect people for our tours which made our experience unforgettable at a reasonable price. We would definitely return to Rio and the Samba Suites if they’re available.
    Things to look out for:
    1. The apartment does not have an oven.
    2. The washer/drier combo are tricky to use.
    3. Book your own transportation to/from airport to the location instead of using their recommended services. We took a regular taxi on the way back to the airport and paid 66 vs. 160 of the local currency we paid to be picked up from the airport.
    4. As far as tours, I would not visit a favela but if you do, do your research on which you do and make sure it’s not a walking tour or that it’s not too hot.


  • Ómar & Tómas, Iceland

    04 March 2016 at 14:59 |
    Me and my friend stayed at this apartment for almost two weeks and we loved it! the design of the apartment is beautiful and the beds.. wow! they are so soft its hard to wake up in the morning this apartment have everything you could ever need. they even give you a manual of everything you should know about the apartment and your surroundings(restaurants, taxi, bus, atm) very helpful 2min from the main metro station and 8min to the beach what more can you ask for, Thank you for letting us stay at your apartment cant wait to come back next year. Best regards. Ómar and Tómas


  • Paul & Mark, Canada

    11 January 2016 at 18:26 |
    Mark and I would like to thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful apartment in Rio.
    From the moment I contacted you, I found you extremely professional and I trusted you tremendously. Your apartment is fantastic and you truly paid attention to all details when remodelling this suite. Every detail is of high quality and we were most impressed.

    All of our communications with you was very helpful and you made it quite easy for us to enjoy our stay here. We had a wonderful visit to the Marvellous City. It was particularly special to spend New Year's 2016 here. Despite all of the warnings we had been warned regarding security and safety, we felt very safe at all times. Though I'm sure petty theft may be quite common in Rio, we did not experience anything concerning at all.

    We are off to Buzios tomorrow morning for a week to enjoy a more relaxed beach experience before returning to the cold winter weather in Toronto . Thanks again for all of your assistance and we will certainly contact you again should we return to Rio in the future.


  • Katrina, Barbados

    29 June 2015 at 11:59 |
    “Exquisite Stay in Rio”
    I was planning to post photos of this property along with my review but there is no need since the photos posted by the owner are very accurate depictions of the property. What a truly fabulous villa! I would be comfortable living in the property permanently. The furniture, decor and lighting are exquisite. My favorite was the mood changing lights in the rain shower.The ACs need servicing .... But this was minor. We felt safe in the property and it was the ideal location for everything we wanted to do in Rio! If I return to Rio, this would definitely be my choice for accommodation. Petra and Tessa were very professional and great resources.


  • Diego, Switzerland

    21 January 2015 at 12:11 |
    AMAZING from a-z!
    The communication with Rio Bay Housing was very good and open. We had a very friendly welcome by Tessa! The appartment is amazing and the location is great. We felt very good. We come back and really recommend this place to anyone! Thank you so much.


  • Denis, Brazil

    16 January 2015 at 17:44 |
    Beyond my expectations. I had this beautifuly decorated apartment over NYs for 10 days which I shared with 3 other friends ( total of 4 of us ) and we were all very happy. Perfectly located , a block from the subway, bank , restaurants , bars and convenience store .. A couple of blocks from the beach , hotel fasano ( the chicest hotel in Rio ) .. The apartment has all the best gadgets to make your stay even better and heat free with the great AC s throughout the apartment ( rare sight in rio btw ) there's a great patio with a beautiful water feature. Best words to describe it : modern , convenient , fun and CHIC. Book it now!
    And nonetheless the guys are extremely helpful and will get back to you answering any questions you may have in no time! Enjoy your stay!


  • Sandy, US

    16 January 2015 at 17:43 |
    The reviews are spot on. This place is first class. I have stayed in many condos in Rio (Brazil for that matter) that claim to be a luxury property, but this truly is. The owner and the property manager bend over backwards to make sure everything is as perfect as possible. There are always little quirks with any stay, but we truly enjoyed our time. It's nice that this little oasis is right in the heart of where everyone wants to be. We are just a short walk to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Ipanema, in one direction and just a few blocks from Copacabana beach. We felt comfortable. We felt safe. We want to come back. We have to admit, we couldn't figure out all the gizmos and gadgets in the Condo (..and there is a folder explaining it all) but we got the basics...and the showers have the most water pressure I have ever felt in a shower! Awwwwwwwwwww.


  • Ken, US

    16 January 2015 at 17:39 |
    This apartment is amazing! It’s beautiful, clean and in a great location. It’s a one of a kind place that will make your stay in Rio memorable. Just blocks from the beach you can easily spend the day at the beach and then head out in Ipanema or Leblon. It’s also very close to the subway so you can get around the city very easily.
    Petra and Jeff went out of their way to make us feel at home and really helped us have a great time in Rio.
    I would highly recommend this place if you want a luxury apartment experience in Rio.


  • Kevin, US

    16 January 2015 at 17:37 |
    This place was amazing. I have stayed at many vacation rentals in Brazil. They all seem the same. Poorly decorated with cheap finishes. This one didn't seem like a rental at all, but rather like a rich friend tossed me the keys to his luxury condo in Rio. It even has an outdoor area with a waterfall. Crazy. The location is just 3 blocks to the beach, 50 yards to the entrance to the underground metro and one block from the grocery store open 24 hours. Oh, and the bed was super comfortable. Ahhhhhhh.


  • Brian, USA

    08 December 2014 at 18:55 |
    Before getting to how AMAZING this apartment was , I must first mention how easy it was to work with Jeff/Petra/Tessa - they are true professionals and deliver what is promised.
    Upon entering the apartment we were truly blown away - online pictures can be misleading, however these were 100% accurate.
    The apartment comes with everything you could ever need on vacation - super comfortable beds, spa showers, ultra modern bathrooms, super sized televisions in every room and a well equipped kitchen. There is even an outdoor "relaxation" area to wind down after a day at the beach (which is walking distance away) - with an amazing 10 foot waterfall feature.
    Location , location, location - you can walk to great restaurants and bars - very safe area.
    Will we stay here again? Oh hell yes - this place is a true gem in Ipanema.


  • Tarciso, Brazil

    26 November 2014 at 12:22 |
    O melhor apartamento para temporada no Rio de Janeiro, excelente decoração e localização, super confortável e tranquilo, excelente para relaxar e curti as férias em alto estilo, perto da praia, metrô, restaurantes, hospitais e pontos turísticos, A admistradora Petra e sua equipe super profissionais e atenciosas, não precisa procurar outro apartamento esse é sem comparação.


  • Camilla, Italy

    24 November 2014 at 18:29 |
    Great place to stay. With 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms it was perfect for 2 couples. Before arriving our great hosts had emailed us very detailed instructions on where the home was and how to get in. When I arrived I found that the concierge waiting for us and immediately handed us the keys and the next morning host Tessa came to greet us. They provided to everything. The atmosphere of the house is very cozy and relaxing. It would be about a 10 - 30 min lovely walk down to the main tourist areas and great eating places. It was really wonderful experience. Highly recommended!


  • Jeff, USA

    08 August 2014 at 13:00 |
    I would like to highly recommend the "Samba Suite" to anyone desiring a luxury rental to make your stay in Rio even better! This is truly a first-class apartment, with a fantastic kitchen, washer/dryer (a rare amenity in Rio rentals), plenty of living space, nice televisions, a good wifi connection, a lovely terrace, and an extremely comfortable bed! The neighborhood is safe and interesting, and it would hardly be possible to stay closer to the Metro, making travel easy (also close to buses and taxi stands). It is easy to walk to the beach, as well as to stores and restaurants, and is very handy for the always entertaining "Hippie Fair" on Sundays. The doormen are excellent and friendly. All in all, you would be hard pressed to find a nicer choice for a luxury rental in Ipanema. Let me also add that having utilized their services three or four times now, Rio Bay Housing is the only service I will turn to for rentals in Rio, a city I love to visit whenever possible! Petra and her staff are thorough, responsive, and professional (not something I can say for all rental services I've experienced in Rio). I am pleased to be able to give true "thumbs up" to both Rio Bay Housing and to the Samba Suite!


  • Bruce & Debbie, USA

    04 August 2014 at 19:31 |
    Ragna,We just got to NYC, and already miss Rio!
    We truly enjoyed our stay, and especially your, Petra, and Tessa's warmth and extra hospitality!
    Take care,
    Bruce and Debbie


  • Anjali, USA

    28 February 2014 at 03:58 |
    This apartment is amazing! It’s beautiful, clean and in a great location. It’s a one of a kind place that will make your stay in Rio memorable. Just blocks from the beach you can easily spend the day at the beach and then head out in Ipanema or Leblon. It’s also very close to the subway so you can get around the city very easily. Petra and Jeff went out of their way to make us feel at home and really helped us have a great time in Rio. I would highly recommend this place if you want a luxury apartment experience in Rio.


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