The entire stay was a pleasure from start to finish. Giovanni was always responsive and friendly leading up to the stay and very accommodating/flexible with my arrival flight time. Very uncomplicated process, which is a huge plus.
The apartment itself is very comfortable and spacious. The location is fantastic, just a very short walk to the beach (You can see the beach if you look out the window to the right, that is how close). Within walking distance is the heart of Leblon and its restaurants and shops. A new metro (subway) station is also extremely close.
The location is also excellent in that it is removed from the main street on a quiet family oriented street. This means peace and quiet - having stayed in Rio many times before, I can state from experience you definitely want to avoid an apartment however nice on a main street due to very loud street noises which is not the case here.
The Internet worked great, plus there was plenty of choices on Cable TV. The living room sofa is super comfortable, as well as the beds.
Highly recommended and I would certainly stay here again.