With the summer games only a month away, many people may still be looking for last-minute places to stay during their upcoming trip to Rio de Janeiro. The good news is that there are still plenty of vacation rentals available throughout the city.
HomeAway, the world leader in vacation rentals, shares ten properties perfect for families or groups to enjoy the gorgeous views of the city’s most famous landmarks such as the Pão de Açúcar, the Corcovado statue and Copacabana beach.
1. Luxurious oceanfront property in the heart of world-famous Copacabana beach with private pool – Copacabana
Copacabana is undoubtedly the most famous neighborhood in Rio, where thousands of tourists flock to enjoy the gorgeous white sands of Copacabana beach, lined with restaurants and shops. During the games, Copacabana will host several sports competitions, including beach volleyball, aquatic marathon, canoeing, triathlon and cycling.
In this exclusive oceanfront property, located on Avenida Atlântica, one of the most famous streets in Brazil, you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking views of Copacabana beach right from the comfort of your own terrace and private pool.
Starting at $5,100 per night
Sleeps 10/ Bedrooms 5
2. Beautiful apartment steps from trendy Ipanema beach - Ipanema
Ipanema is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Rio, located in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, next to Copacabana, Leblon and Lagoa. It also boasts a gorgeous beach that extends for miles but is not as populated as Copacabana beach. This affluent neighborhood includes numerous boutiques, world-class restaurants and bars.
This cozy apartment is located right in the heart of Ipanema, with a great view of the ocean and only a short walk to the beach. It is perfect for a couple or a small group of friends that want to enjoy one of the coolest neighborhoods in Rio with great nightlife.
Starting at $121 per night
Sleeps 5/ Bedrooms 1
3. Classic apartment with great view of most gorgeous sunset in Rio - Arpoador
The Arpoador area is considered the best location to view the sunset in Rio, with beachgoers applauding the sunset everyday, right around 6:00pm. Located between Copacabana and Ipanema, it is easy to walk to either of these neighborhoods.
In this apartment, guests can enjoy the gorgeous Arpoador sunset right from their window. The classic one-bedroom apartment comes equipped with everything a guest may need to enjoy a wonderful vacation in Rio.
Starting at $289 per night
Sleeps 2/ Bedrooms 1
4. Beautiful apartment with gorgeous views of the Pão de Açúcar mountain - Urca
Urca is a traditional neighborhood located in the Bay of Guanabara in Rio, where the famous Pão de Acucar (Sugar Loaf) is located. Guests of this four-bedroom apartment will be able enjoy the gorgeous views of the Pão de Acucar directly from the comfort of the balcony, the living room and the bedrooms.
Starting at $1,055 per night
Sleeps 7/ Bedrooms 4
5. Modern apartment with breathtaking views of the Pão de Açúcar mountain
Botafogo is strategically located in the center of the southern part of the city and offers views of both the Bay of Guanabara and the Pão de Açúcar. The area is less touristy, but is constantly busy during the day with its many bars, restaurants, boutiques and movie theatres. This modern, two-bedroom apartment in Botagogo sleeps up to 10 people and offers gorgeous views of the Pão de Acucar from all angles of the apartment, including a gorgeous balcony to take in the views in the morning whilst enjoying a cup of coffee with breakfast.
Starting at $227 per night
Sleeps 10/ Bedrooms 2
6. Quiet apartment located in the city’s luscious Botanical Garden neighborhood -Jardim Botânico
The Jardim Botânico is a residential neighborhood that is home to the city’s luscious Botanical Garden, a park that displays the gorgeous diversity of the Brazilian flora. Located between the area of Corcovado and the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, the neighborhood offers plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy. This three-bedroom apartment offers a quiet and peaceful refuge comfortably located in between the mountains of the Floresta da Tijuca rainforest and the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake.
Starting at $132 per night
Sleeps 8/ Bedrooms 3
7. Gorgeous apartment located in one of the newer neighborhoods in Rio with a panoramic view - Barra da Tijuca
The Barra da Tijuca neighborhood is a newer neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, known for its large apartment buildings, shopping centers, stellar restaurants and gorgeous beaches. The neighborhood will host various competitions during the games. This three-bedroom apartment in Barra da Tijuca is located in a luxury apartment building with a pool and offers a gorgeous panoramic view of the famous Pedra da Gávea.
Starting at $486 per night
Sleeps 6/ Bedrooms 3
8. Exclusive and private mansion with panoramic ocean views of Rio - Joá
The Joá neighborhood is an exclusive neighborhood located in the western part of Rio de Janeiro. The neighborhood is also known as the “Beverly Hills” of Rio. It is close to the ocean and located near the Floresta da Tijuca, which is part of the National Park of Tijuca, the fourth largest green urban part of the country.
This five-story mansion offers an exclusive retreat for a family or a group of friends to enjoy a private getaway in the middle of paradise. The home offers gorgeous ocean views from every angle, with elegant furniture and walls covered in vegetation.
Starting at $5,023 per night
Sleeps 10/ Bedrooms 5
9. Gorgeous ocean front mansion with breathtaking views - Joá
Also located in the exclusive Joá neighborhood that is home to many celebrities, this five-story mansion is surrounded by palm trees, flowers and luscious mountains. The house offers four large suites with gorgeous views of the ocean, two beautiful pools overlooking the ocean, a large Jacuzzi and a terrace to enjoy one of the most breathtaking views of Rio.
Starting at $1,322 per night
Sleeps 8/ Bedrooms 4
10. Private mansion retreat in the middle of paradise with pool and gorgeous views – Joá
Located in the exclusive neighborhood of Joá, this incredible six-bedroom mansion offers panoramic views, a private pool, a pizza oven and a gorgeous garden for guests to enjoy. It is located minutes from the semi-private beach of Praia da Joatinga.
Starting at $2,593 per night
Sleeps 12/ Bedrooms 6