Situated in a quiet leafy residential street this nice apartment is perfectly located. Safe apartment on 4th floor with two lifts in a small residential block with concierge on duty until 2 a.m. Just a 200 to 300 metres walk to many of the top restaurants and shops in Ipanema, 5 Minutes to the Metro station in the Nossa Senhora de Paz square and less then 10 minutes to the beach and the lagoon. The apartment is very comfortable and really spacious, but don't expect state-of-the art modern equipment. Air-con units, kitchen appliances, tv, radio etc. are all working ok, but are of a certain age. There is not really a second bedroom, just a simple sofa bed in the study with direct access to a separate second en-suite, rather suitable for a child. Lovely balcony with good privacy thanks to the many plants. Optional maid service can be booked at extra costs (150 BRL full day), recommended as the maid is also a good cook preparing on request typical Brazilian food (only Portuguese speaking). Good contact to the German and English speaking former secretary of the owner which is very helpful if any problems arise. Would deserve five stars with some more modern equipment and beds.