This is an excellent two-bedroom apartment, rebuild in 2011, in Leme, one of the nicest areas of Rio de Janeiro.
It is a block from the beach, and you can view the ocean from the main room. It gets a lot of sun light during the day and it has air conditioner in both rooms and in the living room.
There are lots of hotels, nice restaurants, supermarkets, grocery store, banks, drugstore, everything you need just around the corner. Leme is the nicest part of Copacabana. It is less crowded, the beach is gorgeous and the mountain comes straight to the ocean.
We are 4 blocks from the famous Copacabana Palace Hotel, 10 minutes to Rio Sul Shopping Center, 20 minutes to Arpoador, Ipanema and Leblon. You can bike from here to all the beautiful areas of the south zone of Rio de Janeiro. But you can also grab a cape 24 hours a day in front of the house or take the bus or the subway (6 blocks away).
Most of the international events that take place in town such as FIFA FUN FEST, the visit of the Pope, rock concerts on the beach, New Year´s fireworks, Carnival bands, marathons, etc happen just a few steps from the apartment. You could not find a better location to experiment Rio´s way of life than from here.
The build has 2 elevators and 24 hours doorman but the apartment is on the second floor so I usually prefer the stairs. One new bike is avalible in the aparment and extra ones can be borrowed from city bike a couple blocks away. The city has lots of activities for kids since "cariocas" love outdoors activities. In the summer, the beach is crowded until 7 or 8 pm and even after that people run, exercise, play voleyball and soccer on the sand.
Skate areas, bike trails, jogging, and a visit to the Sugar Loaf (15 minutes) and to the Botanic Garden (30 minutes) are some of the things you can´t miss with kids.
If you come to party, there lots of nightclubs and bars all over the south zone. Lapa is downtown and only 20-25 minutes away. Caipirinhas are everywhere, good food and lots of beautiful people.
If you like adventure and unique places, you can go up the pacified favela of Chapeu Mangueira, see the practice of capoeira, have delicious and cheap drinks and food, and enjoy one of the most gorgeous views of town.
I have 5x a week (monday -friday) cleanning service and parking space in the buiding. That are lot of laundries around here but I have my own landry and drier machine in the apartment. I am a very practical person and everything in my house reflects that. You will have very little to worry about. There is little furniter but everything you need to be confortable is here. The beds are very nice(american style), there are 3 TVs (one in each room and one in the living room), an completly equiped kitchen, and the bath tube and the shower are perfect!!! So what are you waiting for? Come have fun in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!!!