I am Ben, from France, relocating from Barcelona to Rio for my current employer. I will arrive in Rio on January 5th for one week of holidays with one mission to fulfill: find an apartment! I know Rio and I am looking for a place ideally around Ipanema and Copacabana, Leblon, Lagoa or Flamengo could also work, the other areas are not my favorite. I would prefer an empty apartment. A short-term room would also work, but I definitely will be in Rio for the next couple of years and will be looking for a place of my own (one, two, three bedrooms is fine).
Anyway, if anyone hears of anything, help is much appreciated, especially just before Carnival season when housing seems to be harder to get.