Ipanema Penthouse, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil(8)Guestbook entries
WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT THIS PROPERTY
Bossa Nova! As electrifying, colorful and dynamic as the pulse of this exciting city, this penthouse is a lively fusion of contrasting materials, textures, and bold design detail. Located in the heart of Ipanema’s best neighborhood with thrilling views of the Christ statue and the mountains, it’s a chic hideaway perched high above the action.
Situated along a peaceful leafy residential street in the very heart of Ipanema, this mid-century penthouse occupies the top two levels of the building with iconic panoramic views of the Christ statue and the city below. Profiled in The Sunday Times (UK) and winner of the Best Private Rental in Rio in the LUX Hotel and Spa Awards, the apartment epitomizes the spirit of Bossa Nova and actually resides along the same street as former resident and “Girl from Ipanema” composer Antonio Carlos Jobim.
The double height layout means there are areas to share and areas for privacy. The main living and dining spaces feature a balcony overlooking the treeline and streets below along with the fully equipped kitchen and both an en-suite double bedroom and a smaller en-suite single bedroom. The upper floor features the large en-suite master bedroom and dressing area along with a private sitting room off of the main terrace. Equipped with a jacuzzi and dining table for four, this is the spot for stunning views of the famous Mt. Corcovado’s Christ the Redeemer.
The interiors are a fun and colorful mix of elements and period design with decor and furnishings by Scapinelli, Vivienne Westwood, Florence Broadhurst and Salvador and distinctive Brazilian character.
Bold, vibrant and unique, this penthouse immerses you into the captivating grandeur of Rio.
24 hr. concierge and security. Complimentary loan of mobile phone, Wifi throughout, 2 HDTVs with cable and multi-region DVD player and DVD library, stereo and CD player with iPod docking audio. Housekeeping (additional services upon request) and laundry facilities. Parking for two cars within the building. Optional airport transfers and car hire.
Situated in a calm tree lined residential street referred to by locals as the “noble” area of Ipanema, you are ideally placed just adjacent to Rua Vinicius de Morais in the safest part of the city. Just four blocks from the famous Post 9 on the beach and a couple of blocks from the Lago and the main thoroughfare, this is the very best of Ipanema. The pulsing beat and joie de vivre of overlapping cultures is the charm of Rio, from the vibrant Copacabana on the south side and the twisting density of the favelas, to the dizzying action of downtown and the fashionable coastal beaches, the vibrant rhythms and diversity of the city are captivating. Surrounded by tropical rainforest with the iconic sugarloaf monolith and Mt. Corcovado’s Christ the Redeemer overlooking the city, this world famous town is everything and more.
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Neareast Airport: Tom Jobim International Airport (25 km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: December through March are the warmest months and February is Carnival. Spring and Fall are more moderate.