By Nathan M. Walters, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Cidade Maravilhosa offers some of the best options in luxury living for those with the means, among them the sweeping penthouse views of the city. This Carnival, more jet-setters are seeking the best Rio has to offer and instead of settling for hotel accommodations, are looking to local agencies to provide them with the best penthouses in the most up-market areas in town.
A leader in Rio luxury penthouse accommodations, Rio Exclusive, has been helping foreigners enjoy Rio’s celebrations in style for five years. “We do a lot of repeat business, and a lot from word of mouth and reputation,” states Mike Rollins of Rio Exclusive.
Rio Exclusive is focused on making guest’s Carnival experience the best, and many visitors are willing to pay accordingly. In addition to Carnival rentals, the firm manages high-profile clients for New Year’s celebrations and is already booking properties for Olympics 2016.
Rollins explains why the discerning traveler is opting for penthouses when visiting Rio, “When guests want luxury, their best option is to rent a penthouse. With a penthouse they stay in the luxury they want, while having unbeatable views and location.”
Rio Exclusive maintains an impressive portfolio of properties throughout the city. This year Carnival travelers can enjoy the party with breathtaking views of Copacabana, Ipanema, and Joatinga, in São Conrado.
All with the attentive support of Rio Exclusive’s professional staff, the firm has been awarded prestigious Bloomberg International Property Award consecutively for the past two years — a distinction of being the best leasing agency not only in Brazil but also in the Americas.
An example is their four bedroom and four bath penthouse with a panoramic view of beautiful Copacabana beach. For seven days, up to seven people can enjoy ample space.
The property is the top of the top with no buildings of equal height in the area, offering a unique 180 degree unblemished view of one of the world’s most famous beaches. Privacy is also key when you have a pool overlooking Copacabana beach, as this penthouse does.
Another option a little out of the Carnival path is on the mountainside in one of Rio’s elite neighborhoods, “Joa.” Those that like a little more distance from busy Rio streets, the tranquility of the area during the day in a private villa overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, is a reward worth paying for.
With a spacious four bedrooms and four baths and a private pool by day, it is still easy enough to adventure by nighttime into the Carnival celebrations. On its own, São Conrado also offers a high-end fashion mall, a launching point for hang gliding and paragliding operators, and the luxury Gavea Golf Club.
Whether you prefer the urban beach life in Copacabana or the serenity of Rio’s natural beauty in Joatinga, São Conrado, Rio Exclusive has a collection of properties to suit any well-heeled visitor. Carnival is the largest event in Rio each year making availability low and prices high, so there is no time to waste.