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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom - Sleeps 6 Guests

This beautiful, luxury Duplex Penthouse is perfect for a relaxing get away with friends, or a secure base and central location for exploring the “Marvelous City”, or an ideal setting for a romantic stay that you won’t ever forget.

Enjoy conversations, cocktails or just relaxing on the terrace while looking over the roof tops of Copacabana and the spectacular, green rain- forest mountains that ring the city. And have peace of mind knowing that you are located high above the busy streets of Copacabana, ‘the heart of Rio’ and only 2 blocks from the beach, in a very secure neighborhood and building with a doorman and security guard 24/7.

This unique property has 3 separate, large garden terraces on two floors; a beautiful living room opening on to the terrace; 3 large and comfortable bedrooms with AC; a newly renovated bathroom with an enormous romantic walk-in shower; and finally, a fully equipped kitchen. The penthouse has a total of over 2,000 sq. ft. (180 Sq. m)


*A Full-time, Bi-Lingual Concierge to help with transportation, tours, reservations, tips and advice to get the most out of your time in Rio!!

*Full-time Maid Service - 5 days a week

*Hi-Speed WiFi in every room (20 Mg)

*Cable TV

*A/C in Every Room

***NO Service, Cleaning, Taxes or Hidden Charges of any kind!

***LARGER GROUPS This Penthouse can be integrated into the independent, but adjoining 4 bedroom, luxury penthouse for a total of 7 bedrooms, four bathrooms, accommodating 12-16.. (See VRBO #340025 ) Contact owner for more information.

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David Parker
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About David Parker

I work in the magazine & film business based in New York City & Los Angeles. I discovered Brazil in 2000, and began traveling often to get to know the country and people better. With lots of flexibility in my work, I spend more than 3 months a year in Brazil. I bought this very special duplex penthouse 5 years ago. It's a bit a paradise just 2 blocks from the beach.

I have just finished buying and renovating a 4 bedroom luxury penthouse next door. It can be rented separately or together for a total of 7 bedrooms.

David Parker purchased this apartment in 2005

Why David Parker chose Copacabana

I bought this apartment because it was right in the middle of my favorite location, Copacabana. Copacabana is the original beach city of Rio. And has all the charm and life of a vital city. It's also so much more convenient to reach the downtown or other locations such as Ipanema.

Guestbook comments from the owner

David, Junior, Bruno, and Maralene were wonderful hosts and we can't wait to return. We highly recommend David's penthouse to anyone visiting Rio as there is no question on where we will stay upon our return.

We traveled to Rio for a wedding. We had 9 guests staying in the penthouse and were all very comfortable...while we were all together, we also had our own space. The penthouse was exactly as described in the photos...very clean, well kept, and beautifully decorated. Maralene kept the apartment spotless! The terrace that wrapped around the penthouse was wonderful and we slept with the terrace doors of our bedroom open each night which was such a wonderful treat.

We were a bit nervous about traveling to Rio and spent many months planning/researching our trip. David had been very helpful every step of the way in addressing any concerns/questions that we had, and we had many! David really took the time to make us feel comfortable. y.

David's penthouse is located just two blocks from Copacabana beach in an active part of town, the surrounding streets felt safe and never deserted. The penthouse is located in a locked building with a 24 hour attendant which made us feel secure. There are grocery stores, ATM machines, restaurants, and a great 24 hour juice bar within a block. Junior directed us to a great cafe for breakfast just 2 blocks away- Cafeina, which was delicious!

Junior was especially great...some of our guests arrived at different times and he made sure that he was present to greet them and answer any questions that they had. He made coffee upon arrival and provided us with a beautiful basket of treats! He checked in with us regularly and was available to us via phone as needed when we had questions...he was our own personal concierge with so much knowledge about the city! He even helped with our luggage!

Thank you David!!!
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Copacabana, Brazil

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 11
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Just Renovated. Large and Beautiful with an enormous walk-in shower suitable for one or a romantic couple.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Living Room - 2 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Can have 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Your Option of Beds
  • Two bedrooms on the first floor accommodates 4 persons. Both bedrooms are equipped with both new ceiling fans and 'split' air conditioners, which provide cool, refreshing air completely silently. One bedroom can accommodate either a queen or 2 twin beds. In addition the Living Room Sofa becomes a very comfortable queen-sized bed for two additional persons. On the second floor is an additional bedroom suite with a full bathroom.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Smoking is permitted ONLY outside on the terraces.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.892857 based on 61 reviews

Amazing villa in can't-beat location!

  • 5 of 5

Place was terrific, just as advertised. Beautiful villa with double balcony and 2 nicely appointed bathrooms. Air conditioning in every room. Lots of space - the rooms are large. And Adriano the manager took care of any issues that arose.

We were also in a prime location, just 2 blocks from the beach, on a main street. 24/7 doorman/security, so safety was not an issue.

Great place overall. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, John, for the 5-star review! It was a real pleasure to have you and your friends stay in the penthouse. I am so glad we provided such a wonderful experience for you. That is our mission and our goal to have our guests have an unforgetable time in this marvelous city! You were 5-star guests, and we look forward to your return! David
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Lovely penthouse duplex-great views and location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely penthouse duplex with great views of Rio and a two block walk to Copa Cabana beach. Nice layout with all the little touches-all three bedrooms had very comfy beds and excellent showers! The kitchen was stocked with everything that you'd need for a great cocktail hour and/or dining on the terrace. Maid service was offered every day during the week, which is a plus for a rental property. The owner and property manager was there for us 24-7. Any questions or requests were immediately responded to!! We were a family of 6 and it was wonderful having everyone under one roof. We had breakfast together before starting the day, had great cocktail hours both on the terrace and indoors listening to great basa nova music and we had a samba lesson on the terrace one evening which was lots of fun! The only negative is that the building is a bit run down, yet the owner did a fabulous job creating a penthouse duplex that felt like Brazilian heaven the moment you put the key in the door!

  • Review Submitted: 05/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review. It was a great pleasure to host you and your family for this very special, surprise birthday celebration you had in Rio. You are ideal guests, excited to explore and do all the great things Rio has to offer. We are pleased to help with reservations, tips, tours, etc. with our 24/7 concierge service for all guests. We are so happy you found The Coral Penthouse to be "Brazilian heaven". And although the building is not a super rich condominium, we are happy with the continuing improvements it is making -- new lobby, new elevators, etc. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us in Rio. It was a delight to have you and look forward to your return!
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Great Property in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 6 visiting Rio for the first time. We found this penthouse on VRBO and the pictures that represented did not disappoint. It is on the 11th floor looking out on the city (there is no clear view to the beach, but you are able to see mountains and the expanse of the Copacabana district). You can hear the hustle and bustle of the city below, yet have a quite, intimate feeling above. All your immediate needs are withing 2 blocks (grocery stores, banks, restaurants, etc). You are only a 5 min walk to the beach. The neighborhood is very safe as well.

The penthouse was very clean and inviting. As a foreigner who had never been to Brazil, the penthouse was exactly what I had hoped it would be with the amenities and space for 6. The rooms are spacious and clean. There isn't a washer and dryer in the penthouse, but you can get/use the property washer and dryer. The internet connection was very good as well-to stay connected to all your worldly cares you are supposed to leave behind.

Max, the property manager, is top notch and is more than helpful during the entire process. I had many questions prior to our arrival and he answered them promptly and professionally. While we were down there, we had several inquisitions about local excursions. Max sat with us and made the phone calls to try to get us the times and logistics most favorable for us.

If, and when, we return to Rio, we will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 11/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very impressive accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We all had a wonderful time at this awesome penthouse. There were 17 of us and it was very comfortable, there was plenty of room for all of us. The penthouse is clean and beautiful and the manager and the housekeeping staff are very pleasant and helpful, they were so kind and good to us all, taking care of all our needs.

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing quality matched by an unforgettable time!

  • 5 of 5

I decided I wanted to do something different for my golden birthday and I am truly grateful that I found this place. It was a slice of paradise at the coral penthouse. I was so relieved to see that the actual place matched the beautiful pics seen online. David and Max were very hospitable and really genuine people. Max especially, came by to check in on us to ensure that we were having a great time and also suggested places for us to see while staying there. The place was well maintained and cleaned daily as we went out to explore. It's a really good feeling to come home to a well made up bed every day. I would definitely love to visit again and hopefully spend more time in Rio. Thank you guys for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Kieron, Thank you so much for those nice words about the Coral Penthouse and the staff. I hope I can see you and your friends again! Kind Regards, Max Homsi
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Amazing stay! Would definitely go back!

  • 4 of 5

The property was everything we expected and more. The apartment is located two blocks from the beach , and in a great part of Copacabana next to some good restaurants and small bars. The location of the apartment is great because there is a metro station nearby that makes every part of Rio easy to get to, and is also only a short taxi ride to many other parts of the city. David and Max's customer service was impeccable and they are both extremely responsive and willing to help you have a great stay in Rio. I traveled there with two other young guys (all around 27) and Max and David always helped us find great places to go out and eat and gave us great recommendations on what parts of the city to visit. I would definitely recommend this penthouse to anyone else visiting Rio. Have a great trip!

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you and your friends enjoyed the Apartment and our recommendations. The door will always be open for the next time. Kind Regards, Max
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
International Airport - GIG
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Pavão Azul
Car: not necessary

This Duplex Penthouse can be integrated into the independent, but adjoining 4 bedroom Penthouse and can be rented together for a total of 7 bedrooms (See rental #359605) or separately (See rental #376938),

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Copacabana, Brazil

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
10 Apr 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$52 per night, per additional guest
New Years 2018
27 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
28 Feb 2019 - 6 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$65 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$76.36
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$647.1

For Larger Groups, ask about the 7 bedroom penthouse at $1,000/night for up to 14 guests.

LAST MINUTE BOOKING 15% DISCOUNT -- This applies if you reserve within 15 days or less of your check-in date.

Credit Card accepted through PayPal. Or Bank transfers to Chase Bank or a Brazilian Bank

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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