We stayed a month at Virginia's place in Recoletta. While we could have rented a cheaper accommodation, we wanted the reassurance of friend's recommendation. Virginia was very efficient, informative and provided convenient support for our arrival, having arranged for pick up at the airport and a contact to help us dealing with local matters.
Our first time in South America and with little to no spanish, her Contact Augusto helped us and coordinated everything for us.
The apartment was as described in the profile, no bad surprises.
When we arrived there was cold Champagne in the fridge, Red wine in the rack and coffee ready for the next morning.Right away we were welcomed home. The apartment is furnished like a home not an empty condo rented to generate cash.
The library had a plethora of guide books and an outstanding book about the apartment, the neighbourhood etc. On our first night we sat outside on the terrasse and enjoyed the special privilege of a private inside court in a city of 15 million people.
During our stay we visited and stayed in other cities in Argentina, and it helped us appreciate how special "our place in Recoletta" was. Coming back
after roaming around for a week, we were so happy to come home.Enjoying our favourite cafe, booking a performance at the majestic Theatro Colon,hopping on the Sub-t for a day shopping trip in Tigre.
Our concerns over safety had vanished. We adapted to the pace of the city, walking to dinner at 9Pm, getting up late and enjoying the amazing cool morning and evening weather.
All along we congratulated ourselves on the wisdom of our choice of apartment. Never thought we could say we could say: "we have a place in Buenos Aires", and as long as Virginia agrees to let us have it.... we will.