I would like to highly recommend Rio Bay Housing. Having stayed in Paiva 2 for almost 1 year, i can give a fair assessment of the high level of service and professionalism of this company. My husband and I never encountered a problem dealing with this business and any issue we had with maintenance (internet, cable outages, appliances, A/C) were resolved swiftly and easily. the landlord is also very flexible and is not brazilian so there is not as much of that unwavering bureaucratic mentality that can stall even the most simple tasks. she deals with all those nightmarish phone calls to local services so the tenant does not have to do so. she is also willing to make recommendations about travel, local services, tourist activities, etc. we met many of the short-term tenants in the building and they expressed their satisfaction with the service as well. there are no scams, no lies, no excuses with this business. wish there were landlords/rental opportunities like this back home!