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Rio Apartments

Why choose for Rio Local Apartments?

Because we offer you:

  • 24/7 local assistence (Air-port pickup, local manager, maintenance guy and cleaning staff)
  • Local Tours/Guides (Rio offers a lot more then the Sugar Loaf and the Christ Statue)
  • Local Nightlife (Parties you just don't want to miss, we know which ones!)
  • Local samba (Go to an authentic Samba party in one of the Samba schools or the Sambadrome)
  • Local restaurants (A wide variation of different options for wining and dining in Rio de Janeiro)
We want you to experience Rio de Janeiro as a local and having the best holiday of your life!

Our staff consists of both local “Cariocas” and Westerners to give you a familiar yet authentic feeling. If you’re with us you won’t be on an ordinary holiday, you’ll experience the city ‘Rio Style’, when staying in our rio apartments.

As our guest in one of our apartments in Rio de Janeiro you´ll get the full package: First of all we provide up-to-date information on things to do in Rio (for instance events, parties and festivals). In other words; if something is happening in town you will know it for sure! Secondly if you need assistance or help of any kind we will be glad to be of service, day and night, 24/7.
Be sure that we’ll do anything we can to make your stay an unforgettable one!

Our vacation rentals rio:

After starting with over 200 rio de janeiro vacation rentals we have narrowed them down to 100 because we found it important to stick to the ones our clients enjoyed best. We offer a wide range of rio apartment rentals, in price and size, from small cozy studios to luxury 4 bedroom penthouses.

So if you want to experience Rio like a Local Contact us.


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Come and celebrate Carnival & New Year with RioLocal Apartments!


How to reserve apartments in Rio de Janeiro?

In the following tabs you can read more about how exactly to make a reservation, how to make the payment, how you will get to your rio apartment rental when you arrive in Rio and the rules that we abide by concerning the rio de janeiro apartments rentals.


Make a Reservation


To make a reservation we would like to have the following information:

  • Apartment rental rio start and end date
  • Group size
  • Group structure (family, single men, women, couple)
  • Preferred property
  • Preferred neighbourhood
  • Amount of bedrooms
  • Indication of the budget

After sending your reservation request email we will look for availability of your inquiry.
If the required apartment is available we will confirm back to you. When the apartment of your preference is not available we will offer you comparable alternatives.

When you agree and want to confirm your reservation, we will send you a reservation email in which we confirm all the rental information. In this email there will also be a request for a reservation payment of about 35% of the rent (for Carnival and New Year rents this will be 50%).

Only after we have received this reservation payment the apartment will be reserved for you. You will get a confirmation by email as soon as we have received the payment with final confirmation of your rent.

In the following tab we explain more clearly on how you can deposit the reservation deposit into our account.


Payment Options

To confirm your reservation, we will send you a reservation email in which we request a reservation payment of about 35% of the rent. During Carnival and New Year this will be 50%

  • Payments can be made via bank wire directly into our bank account in Brazil or the Netherlands (in local currency Euro).
  • You can also pay with your credit card using PayPal. (Paypal charges a payment fee of 6% which will be passed on to you).

The remaining amount of the rent has to be paid in cash (In Euro, USD or BRL) at the day of arrival at the apartment. Credit cards and travelers checks are not accepted.

Your booking will be confirmed when we  have received the reservation payment into our account. As soon as we have received the amount we will send you a confirmation e-mail with the final details.

Upon arrival at the apartment you will need to be to pay a security deposit in cash as well.
Of course when the apartment is in good condition at the end date of the rent, the security deposit will be returned in full.

Arrival and Departure

On the day of arrival our driver will pick you up from the airport if agreed so. If not one of our local managers will meet you in the apartment to hand over the keys and explain you how the apartment works.

You also have to sign the rental agreement contract and pay the remaining balance of the rent and security deposit in cash in Euro, USD or BRL at the official exchange rate of the day.

You can check in from 14:00 PM, if the apartment is not occupied you can check in earlier of course.
Normally the check out time is 11:00 AM. If there are no other clients renting the apartment on the day you are leaving you can stay longer and we don´t charge for a late check out on that day. But if you want to have a 100% guarantee on a late check out, you should reserve a late check out by paying the amount of a half day's rent.


General Rules

If you get in trouble with the police involving drugs or anything else that is illegal to Brazilian law occurred, we will not be able to help you. RioLocal Apartments and the owners of the Rio de Janeiro apartments are not responsible for your actions of these kind. Of course if there is a problem not caused by yourself we will assist you 24/7.   

  • Grounds for expulsion:

Breaking terms of the contract, for example: more people staying in the apartment than agreed, excessive disturbance of the other inhabitants of the building, loud parties, illegal prostitution, drugs or inflicted damage to the property. If you will get expulsed from the apartment the rent and security deposit will not be devolved.

By renting with us you agree that the lessor has the right, at any time, personally or by his representative and accompanied or not with specialized technicians, to inspect the immovable property in order to verify its state and check if the rules are abide by.


  • Cancellation Terms:

Since we have to pay the owners of the apartments in rio up front as well we can't reimburse the amount of your reservation payment under any circumstances. However, if possible we will always try to offer you to change the dates of your stay and the choice of apartment. This depends on availability.

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