Most Impressive Home Rentals in Rio de Janeiro

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For travelers planning to attend the 2016 Olympic or Paralympic Games this August and September in Brazil, vacation rentals provide a convenient, comfortable option. And in some cases, the rentals offer much more, including a pretty amazing view, too. If you're still wondering where to stay for the Olympics, these impressive home rentals in Rio de Janeiro are sure to inspire.

Despite the fact that the Olympic Games are about 90 days away, there are still plenty of vacation rentals to choose from. According to HomeAway:

  • More than 1,600 rentals are still available in Rio during the month of August
  • Copacabana has about 700 rentals left for the month of August. Prices are averaging at about $395 per night. 
  • Ipanema has about 600 rentals still available, which on average cost $413 per night. 
  • Barra da Tijuca costs on average $299 per night in the month of August. There are about 600 rentals still available for the Olympic Games. 
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Oceanfront Luxury in Copacabana

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One of the neighborhoods where the Olympics Games will take place is Copacabana. This beachfront area is home to some of Rio's liveliest streets and beach scenes, but it will also be home to many water sport events as well as beach volleyball, cycling and the triathlon. If you'd like to experience luxury right in the heart of Rio, this oceanfront property may be for you.

This sweeping, 600 square-meter apartmenton the 10th story is located on Avenida Atlantica in the famous "post 6," the best area of ​​Copacabana. The apartment sleeps eight and features minimalist decor, waterfront views, and a spacious living room with a huge projection TV and comfortable sofas for relaxing with family or friends. It comes with a 2-car garage, a fully-equipped kitchen, air conditioning in all rooms, and high-speed wireless Internet. 

This apartment is to be wheelchair accessible and welcomes children.

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02 of 07

Exclusive Villa with Views

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The Pavilion Santa Teresa was designed in 1940 by renowned architect Alberto Monteiro de Carvalho. The estate is located on a hilltop in a gated community with 24 hour security. The location offers a panoramic view of Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf with Guanabara Bay, Niteroi, and the city center. The house occupies 1000 square meters on two floors with five bedrooms, a beautiful deck, swimming pool, tennis court and large garden. 

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03 of 07

"House of Dreams" in the Joa

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This "house of dreams" is located in Joa, an exclusive, quiet waterfront area of Rio de Janeiro located between two important neighborhoods for Olympic Game spectators: Copacabana and Barra da Tijuca. This 900-square meter home sleeps six comfortably with three bedrooms, five bathrooms, a living room, mezzanine, swimming pool, and indoor play area. The beautiful outdoor area features a pool and rustic wooden table perfect for entertaining. The home's hilltop location provides privacy in addition to sweeping sea views. 

The property is not wheelchair accessible; however, children are welcome, pets will be considered, and smoking is allowed.

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04 of 07

Breathtaking 5-Bedroom in Joa

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This luxurious home is located in the quiet, safe area of Joa, which is conveniently located near the neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca. Called "Le Magnifique," this 5-level home in a gated community offers a spacious, peaceful retreat with comfort and spectacular views. The home includes services--7 day-a-week guest service support, weekly cleaning service for longer stays, and a curated city guide. This beautiful home features modern decor inside, lush landscaping outside, and top-notch comforts like a fully-equipped kitchen, home theater, garden with large jacuzzi, and access to a private neighborhood beach.

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Luxury Penthouse in Copacabana

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This luxurious penthouse apartment is located in Copacabana, right in the center of the action. Near beach, nightlife and restaurants, and some of the Olympic Game venues, this property provides a convenient yet exclusive option for discerning travelers. 

The penthouse has four bedrooms, all with bathrooms, as well as a modern kitchen, bar and spacious living room that opens onto the terrace. The private terrace is covered and set up for outdoor dining with a sweeping view of the Atlantic Ocean. The property is not wheelchair accessible and does not take pets; however, children are welcome, and smoking is allowed.

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Oceanfront Luxury Home

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This oceanfront home in the safe area of Joa sleeps up to 15 people over four levels. The 550-square meter home includes six bedrooms (all with sea views), seven bathrooms and an amazing sunrise view of the Atlantic Ocean and São Conrado beach. This is considered a perfect spot for surfing and golfing and is located near Barra da Tijuca, where some of the Olympic events will take place. The top level includes a swimming pool, sauna with bathroom, pool bar, barbecue, and large terrace facing the sea. Children are welcome, pets will be considered, and smoking is allowed.

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Casa da Luz

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Located on the water in an exclusive area between the Olympic venue areas of Copacabana and Barra da Tijuca, Casa da Luz offers a private, luxurious stay in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. This 1000 square meter home is surrounded by tropical jungle in the hillside of Pedra Bonita with stunning views of São Conrado beach. The house's many windows give it its name "House of Light," or "Casa da Luz" in Portuguese. In fact, it has been the setting of TV shows and films. The home is located just five minutes from the famous PePe Beach or ten minutes to the beaches of Leblon and Ipanema by car.

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