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March 27, 2014

Hi Dan and Marisa

Thanks so much for recommending our condo in Ipanema....it was terrific. Perfect location and a wonderful apartment. It had everything we needed and more. And we loved the huge balcony.

Marisa...your sister is very nice!

Cheers Paul


January 6, 2014

Dear Dan

Thanks so much for all the attention you gave us during our trip to your apartment in Rio de Janeiro this New Years. Everything worked like clockwork. Apart from the New Years celebration, which we never, ever will forget, the penthouse in Ipanema was exactly as it was in the pictures (perfect), but the pictures couldnít tell the whole story. The salty breeze from the sea air somehow did not find its way into the pictures. The great bar downstairs with the extremely friendly Cariocas didnít either. The restaurants fantastic restaurants, particularly the one you recommended for New Years Eve.. The location was tops. The views were unforgettable and the beach in front was exactly what we were looking for. We rolled out of bed onto the sand.

We cannot thank you enough.

Giuditta Sullivan
Miami Florida.


July 25, 2013

Hi Dan,

I just wanted to write and thank you and Marisa for hooking me up with such a great apartment in Copa. Being a first time traveler to Rio I wasn’t sure what to expect but yu really put my concerns to rest. I realize now what a big difference it makes to book thru someone who has the kind of inside knowledge of the Rio scene that you do. Your insights were invaluable to me.

The apartment was perfect. I loved being so close to the beach and having easy access to local markets. Not to mention the nightlife – I really had a blast.

Thanks again and I have no doubt that I will be calling you to book my next trip to Rio.

All the best,
Lt. Colonel Steve Jackson


April 26, 2013

Dear Dan,

I wanted to write this to thank you for your assistance when I was in Rio in February. While I did not rent with Rent in Rio, you were immensely helpful. I used a competitor of yours who did not show up to my apartment at the scheduled time I had arranged with him, causing much stress. After being directed to you and your company, you quickly assisted me in getting in contact with your competitor and had my situation resolved easily. Minutes after speaking with you the competitor arrived and gave me the keys - all due to your help.

Your help saved me a half-day of hassle in Rio and made my stay there much more enjoyable - and it was completely beyond the call of duty as I wasn't even your customer. I was and am impressed with how your company conducts itself, and will certainly look to rent with Rent in Rio when I return to the city in the next few years. Thank you again for rescuing my trip. I would recommend your exceptional customer service to anyone visiting the Magnificent City.

Sincerely, Geoff


December 10, 2012

Hi Dan

I'm sorry for not having written sooner about your apartment in Rio. We returned to so much work that this is the first moment that I have to breathe. We wanted to thank you for all you did for us to ensure that our trip was safe and spectacular. I loved it, Lars loved it, and the kids want to know when we are going back (I have to speak to you about 2013.)

Silvana was on top of our arrival, departure and all of the details which are often left aside when we rent an apartment. The place was just as you told us - better actually! The views of Ipanema Beach were unforgettable. I felt like I had a consultant on the phone with me instead of a sales person and that's how it worked out. Your guidance as to safety and location could not have been better Also, the hang gliding you arranged supplied an adventure tinge to the whole trip (as if Rio were not adventure enough!)

What can I say.....Will "Thank you, thank you, thank you" do.

Lauren Sprehter
Columbus, Ohio


February 19th, 2011

Hi Dan and Marisa,

Art and I returned a couple of weeks ago from our wonderful trip to South America and we want you to know how much we enjoyed our stay in your apartment in Rio. Everything worked out perfectly and was exactly as described - and the views are unbelievable! We and our children arrived on schedule Christmas morning and Beto had arranged the transfers to the apartment. We were all so pleased with the accommodations; the location was great and we walked to Copacabana and Leme; the shopping center across the street was great for the girls; we loved the restaurant suggestions made by Beto including Art's birthday dinner at Marius on Dec. 26th; all our activities - Petropolis, Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, the Samba show, the beaches, New Year's Eve, etc. - were great fun. It is a vacation none of us will ever forget!

Thank you so much, Dan, for contacting me so promptly after I had sent inquiries to various rental agencies. Thank you also for putting us in contact with Beto. He made our trip so easy and enjoyable!

FYI, Art and I continued on to Buenos Aires and then took a two-week cruise south, around Cape Horn, ending in Valparaiso, Chile. We then joined our friends (from Grand Forks, North Dakota) in Santiago. It was their first trip to South America and they really enjoyed it. This was our third trip to SA (second to Brazil) and we hope it is not our last! Art and I hope we can return to Rio within the next few years (our visas are good for five years) and we hope to bring our ND friends with us. We would love to stay at your place again.

With our sincere appreciation,

Faith Reimer


September 13th, 2010

Hi Marisa and Beto,

Thank you again for everything. We had the most beautiful experience in Rio. The vacation rental was perfect for us, and we appreciated all the special attention from Luiz .  Beto, thank you for the tour and all the recommendations.
 Thank you to all to help us discover Rio. 



January 23rd, 2010

Dear Marisa 

Anytime you want to post my comments on your site please do.  I feel like I am doing a good deed to other tourists to direct them to you when they are looking for a rental apartment in Rio.  When you told me you would give me the three best options that remained for my late lodging booking in Rio (I've gotta change that late thing) you were right.  The apartment that I told you my friends had booked was pure trash, and we, on the other hand,  were living in luxury for not too much money. Thanks so much for making our trip great  and for putting up with all of our calls.  You'll be getting more  

Shak Williams
Oakland California


December 3rd, 2009 

Dan As to Rio apartment rental lodging, you were so right. Rio Flat G #306 was so perfect for our family's trip to Rio. The location was perfectly secure. The apartment was crystal clean and beautiful and the views....they will never leave my mind I don't feel as secure in Chicago as I did in this complex., either for myself or my daughter.  Friendly security staff through out.  Smiling gardeners who were eager to show my girl the beautiful tropical plants that were through out.  Monkeys in the condo's forest (though only on our last day) we completely abundant.  My husband is Brazilian so we know the market.  This is the last good deal in Rio apartment rentals.  We have firmly decided to make Morada do Sol as a target for our 2nd home search when we buy our own apartment in Rio.  I advise anyone who is looking for accommodations in Rio to just put the internet shopping aside and just put yourselves in Rentinrio's hands.  I feel like I have friends in the business now. 

Margaret Crissov
Chicago Illinois


April 7, 2009

The trip was terrific, and we were very pleased with they apartments, especially the big one on rua gomes carneiro. Everything was as promised and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you guys to my friends. 

Thanks for all your help. 



February 27, 2009

Hi Marisa

I am sad to say that I am back in the cold north.Our trip was great and the condo (502S) was amazing.Everyone in my group really liked the condo.....great location and so large!The maids (three sisters taking turns) were very nice and helpful. 

Thanks to you and Dan for setting us up in 502S - it was great.


Great apartment, fabulous location, very enjoyable week


Brian Holroyd, Oakland CA
PeopleSoft Performance Specialist
We'd been planning this vacation for a year but the luckiest thing that happened to us was running into your site on the internet. Everything you promised and then some too! The views, the style and the safety were all perfect. Thanks SO very much.

Margaret Chin, Toronto, Ontario

To whom it may concern:

After completing two combat tours in Iraq, my colleagues and I realized that we wanted to go on the best vacation possible. While in Iraq, we were exposed to Dan’s website…from there, it was history. Upon our arrival to the apartment, it was more than we were expecting. The view was incredible and the service and professionalism of the staff was superb. In addition, the location was perfect-right in the middle of everything. Bottom line, it was the best vacation we had ever been on, due in large part to our stay in Morada do Sol. I highly recommend Dan’s services to anyone considering a trip to the lovely city of Rio de Janeiro.”

 Lt. Thomas O’Neil, USMC

Twentynine Palms, CA               


I was very skeptical about renting a condo from the internet and especially where the condo is located outside of the U.S.  With internet scams on the rise, would I be another victim?  I am happy to say that I was not a victim.   The condo was exactly as it was on the web page, spacious with breath taking views.  The complex was very secure and in a perfect location.  I had a spectacular first time vacation to Rio with many more to follow.   It was a pleasurable experience using rentinrio.com for my stay in Rio de Janeiro and will recommend it to others.

Joe Alves, Boston, MA


February 2008

Hi Marisa:
Just a quick note to let you know that the apartment was great and that the staff at the building were very nice and helpful. I also want to let you know that Renato, who picked us up at the airport and acted as an occasional tour guide when we needed one, was also great to deal with, very polite and professional. So please pass our thanks onto him.


Greg Duffy



Your apartment in Rio was wonderful. The views are great and all the security folks were so nice. The only problem was that our time in Rio was much too short. Thanks to Beto, we experienced so much is such a short time. Now that we know more about Brazil, we will go back.

Many thanks, we highly recommend your apartment.

Best Regards,
Cecilia Silva
May 3, 2004

"We have never been as well served or as happy with a vacation rental arrangement anywhere. It was just heaven for us. The views were so unforgettable and the apartment was so comfortable that it was like being at home, except much better!"
- Karen Heighden, London, UK

"I've stayed in rentals in Rio twice before so I know what they are like. This apartment completely astonished us after those places. The location was PERFECT, The views were spectacular, the furnishings were first rate, the service of the concierge was so helpful, the maid even ironed a bunch of my clothes, and the A/C even worked perfectly (unlike the other places we've stayed at). Add that to the safety of the area. What can I say? It was a pleasure dealing with you because you really came through!"
- Tim Klinger, Pittsburgh, PA

Hi Dan,

"Just wanted to drop you a quick email on behalf of all 6 of us to say thanks very much for the apartment. It really did surpass all our hopes, the views were absolutely spectacular and the apartment its self was great, with everything we needed and in a good safe location. We all had a brilliant time, we just cant believe the two weeks went so fast. Rio really is a fantastic city and we all certainly made the most of our time there. Beto was also a good host and was very helpful, so thanks to him also. So, again, thanks very much and if we ever come back to Rio we will certainly be dropping you a line." - Richard Hand, West Yorkshire, UK

Rio August 24, 2005

Dear Mr Dan Babush,

Tonight is our last night in the apartment in Rio, we are about to leave for the Iguazu Falls by tomorrow morning.Considering renting an apartment from a complete stranger by a complete stranger through the internet is doing business at ultimate trust.Through this email we would like to express our compliments for the apartment of which we compared the photo’s as published by the internet.The photo’s are exactly as the apartment is. We also would like to thank Mr Beto, the maid and Mr Luis for the excellent service and help during the few days we stayed in Rio. Your statement regarding the security of the property was not over due and there was not a moment that on of my family members or me felt unsecured or unsafe. We enjoyed our stay in Rio and in a few days, we visit the Copacabana and the Ipanema Beach, the Corcavado and the Sugar Loaf and we went down Town for a visit and a good sight of the city. The apartment was well situated for all this with good transportation and walking distance to the great shopping center across the street.

I will surely recommend the apartment and your web site to friends who want to visit Rio.

Regards,Kenneth Lim A Po,



Dear Dan,
Your apartment was wonderful and in such a fantastic spot, and your neighbours were terrific. Beto took us on a great tour and fed us up on seafood. We might have to look at buying an apartment over there - we loved it.

Thank you for everything, we might be back one day and may be able to get you some referrals as well.

Kindest regards

Davina and Trev                                              
Mebourne, Australia

"It was much nicer to have a place that feels like home than being in a hotel. Pool, Ralph Lauren Polo sheets and towels, and outrageous views that just can't be captured to justice in a photo. And you simply pick up the porters phone next to the maids entrance and let the doorman know you want a cab...there was one waiting for us at the front door by the time we got down"
Jerry T., Hollywood, CA

Dear Dan:
I wanted to take a moment to thank you providing such wonderful accommodations during my stay in Rio. Your lovely apartment truly did offer spectacular views and was very comfortable for my friends and I. It was also a great relief to know that although I was away from work I could keep in touch with the DSL connection you have there. It was the most relaxing vacation I have ever had (which probably explains the smile I still have on my face). Rio is truly a paradise. Waking up each morning and only having to worry about what time to go to Ipanema Beach was a gift I'm going to try to give myself again very soon, and when I return there I'd love to stay in your condo again. It had everything we needed from the store on premises to the washer/dryer in the condo. I can't thank you enough for providing my friends and I with a tranquil setting that allowed us to focus enjoying ourselves (which we were quite successful in doing).

Muito obrigado,

-Matt Keating


We couldn't have hoped to find a better location or lodging than these great apartments! Stupendous views in a comfortable setting. Everything we could possible need or want was right there for us. Walk to shops, restaurants, beach, taxi service at your doorstep; shopping for all of our gifts right across the street. What more could you ask for? Rio is a wonderful city to visit, shop and play in. Our first trip to Rio will certainly not be our last!
Thanks SO much!

-Janet Miller VP Client Service Ipsos-NPD Cincinnati, Ohio

Dear Rick:
I just wanted to let you know how happy we were with our apartment in Rio. We could not believe our eyes when we stepped into the apartment. Big, sunny windows everywhere looking out at the most surreal sites. Mother nature has never felt closer...swooping mountains and pink sunsets, the beautiful ocean, the tropical animals, the landscapes and endless views of heaven on earth.

The living situation was personal and luxurious. Neighbors and friends were always available for restaurant tips, advice, translations, etc.. But none of that was even needed since Beto had everything prepared for us beforehand. He even left us some champagne (as if Rio needs any more romance)!

As you promised, the beaches were right there and were out of this world. Beautiful Brazilians mesmerized us and the ocean's waves were simply irresistible. We played in the water for hours and when we'd come out there would be someone selling sweet fruit nectars and coconut slices to refresh us. When we were too busy to spend time on the beach, we would just pop down to the pool for a refreshing dip.

One of my favorite daily routines was a trip to the local market in Rick's apartment complex. We'd pick up fresh Portuguese Rolls and hearty slices of meat and cheese and have a quiet picnic right there on the road. Under Rio's seductive sun and sky.


-A Schelasky

Dear Rick:
We just wanted to tell you again how delightful a time we had in your Rio apartment at Morada do Sol. The view of the Pao de Acucar from the bedroom is just spectacular. We felt we could just reach out and touch it. It was so convenient everywhere: Ipanema, Copacabana, Flamengo, and even Central Rio to visit museums and experience the Rio of the Colonial era and even the 40's and 50's. When we weren't out, we were completely comfortable in the luxury of your home.

Thanks again for making our trip especially memorable.

John and Larissa Gonzalez                                        
New York City

Dear Rick,

You are in trouble now! You made it so easy for me my family and friends to socialize in Rio that you may have a problem keeping us away in the future and you may never get to use it yourself! What a great location and better yet the apartment itself is just the best for lounging or entertaining. In my many trips to Rio, never have I had to comfort and ability to walk to so many places (including the best shopping mall imaginable with good restraints too) come home, have a nap and then host a cocktail party. You have thought of everything. By the way, the caterer and tour guide you recommended were fabulous. The warmth, grace and comfort of your home are truly exceptional. Muito Obrigado, and I hope you will leave an opening for me in July when we return again.

-Gloria Laranjeira Lowe

Dear Dan,

We just loved our Holiday flat in Rio. The 2 weeks we were in Rio just seemed to fly.   The location of the vacation rental apartment is just so convenient for traveling around, you only have to cross the road to get a bus.   The condo itself was really nice, and the whole complex was wonderful.   Coming from Scotland to Rio de Janeiro, these secure apartment complexes are strange to us, but we felt so secure.

Thanks again.morag       


Dear Dan

 This is an overdue email to say thank you very much for the apartment. I was so impressed by the security of the complex, and the way in which it was managed. The apartment was lovely, and the views over Sugar Loaf and the bay were stunning.  Beto and Luiz were great, nothing was too much trouble, and they looked after my godmother really well. It was good to meet Beto’s mother and old nanny as well as Luiz’ cousin from Petropolis. My godmother fell in love with Rio, as I expected, and she felt safe and very happy, as I did. Not strictly true, as the helicopter ride we took from Sugar Loaf was a little nerve-racking. 

 I am really looking forward to going back for New Year with our friends, and I am sure that our other friends will be fine in Patricia’s apartment next door. I have arranged transport for our friends from the airport. I knocked at Patricia’s door a couple of times but she wasn’t at home. Is there anything more I need to do in respect of their rental?

I shall write a longer commentary on the apartment when I have a little more time. Thanks for everything, and I am really looking forward to New Year. Beto is arranging our table for New Years Eve. 

Best wishes