I traveled to BA with my husband and my 2-year old son to visit my husband's relatives for the first time and to see all the amazing sights that BA has to offer. I decided on this apartment because it has a full kitchen, washer/dryer, full bathroom which included a bath tub, king-size bed, safe, 24-hour security, free wifi, great price and a few perks: apple tv, modern furnishings, balcony that overlooks the city- fantastic view, and the location. With the solid reviews on this owner's other properties, I took a chance with this property.
I was not disappointed. Mike is highly organized, and I knew exactly what to expect from my rental apartment. Since our flight arrived at 1:30am, we appreciated that Jaime was still happy to see us so late in the evening and took the time to explain the features of the apartment to us without feeling rushed. The apartment was definitely as stated in the pictures, it was nice to have a place to unwind after sight seeing/shopping, with the comforts from home. Our bed was a comfy king-size bed and the room had a tv, a full closet, and 2 side tables. We left all the blinds open in the apartment because the view is so amazing!
The apartment is perfectly located: there is a Disco supermarket less than 5 minutes away, a bakery with yummy facturas (pastries) across the street from Disco (although we tried many different ones around the neighbourhood that were equally yummy), lots of convenience stores and cafes around the apartment in every direction, a great park for our 2-year old to play in located 2 blocks away, and a quick cab away from a lot of the great sights in BA. If you walk down to the 1400 block of Armenia (about 3 blocks away?) you will see the start of the trendy shopping area of Palermo Soho - don't waste your time at the expensive malls - this is where the locals shop! FYI - the quality of clothing in BA isn't as high as the quality you would find in the US/Canada, and the sizes tend to run a size smaller - having said that we still managed to fill our luggages with great finds from BA. Also, stores will have a tax-free form to fill out for tourists, and you can bring the forms to any port/airport and get the tax back - but you have to request the form.
We found that having our own apartment in BA was a great experience in living like a Porteno, and it was the best value for our family!