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The apartment is clean, has everything for a comfortable stay, and is really on the beach, with a big balcony overlooking the beach. The employees at the condominium are polite and helpful. The owner, Fatima, is so wonderful, she came to meet us at midnight (we had a late flight) to give us the keys. She has snacks, juices, cold meats and cheese at the apartment, which was a bonus. There are many kiosks at the beach that serve food, and a wonderful bakery/sandwich place just a 10 minutes walk from the apartment (they deliver). But if you don't have a car, shopping malls, restaurants, bus stop, banks, are far. We use taxi a lot. But I would go back in a blink!
We were a group of 5 adults visiting Rio for the 2016 Olympics. The house suited our needs perfectly with a bedroom to spare. Flavio and Lecy are gracious hosts who provided everything we needed and went above and beyond to make our stay pleasurable. The gated community is safe and well maintained and the grounds of the house are gorgeous - try having breakfast with the extremely curious marmosets. Downtown Rio is about 45 minutes away by car although there is a ferry from Niteroi that is useful. Still a car is really necessary if you want to sightsee. It was actually a relief staying out of the bustle of Rio after a day of sightseeing and relaxing by the pool. There are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby. I would definitely recommend the house for your stay and we would definitely stay here again, should we return. An extra kudo to Favio who helped us out in an emergency when our car got locked into a parking garage (should have checked those closing times more closely) with the house keys in the car. With the help of our taxi driver who telephoned Flavio for us, we got back to the house where our amazing host was waiting to let us in. Thank you Flavio and Lecy for making our trip so memorable.