Great location easy to get to from airport, just take a cab or the express buss which stops right in front of the building. The apartment is walking distance to Copacabana, Rodrigo de Freitas lake, and Ipanema. Very safe with 24/7 doorman. The apartment it self is basic but has all the amenities you need and sleeps 5 comfortably. Sabrina even installed internet and cable to accommodate our 5 week long stay. On the con side, the neighbor is the building superintendent, who is an old lady with lots of complaints. She complained mush about the door being closed to hard which despite our best efforts to close it quietly is was nearly impossible, additionally all the other neighbors also caused the same effect when they closed their doors. The superintendent also has a small but vicious dog that attached and actually drew blood from one of our guests. The other downside was the constant appearance of the owner to check on us. She was extremely worried that we were going to damage the apartment. There was no parking spot in the building but was fairly easy to park on the street, just be sure to find and pay the official city street parking attendants so you don't get a ticket or have your car take away.