Do not hesitate to rent this apartment!
Submitted: December 16, 2012
Stayed: December 2012
I was very pleased with my decision to rent this apartment for a 10 day stay. Sebastian, the owner, was prompt in responding to my initial inquiry so the booking process was completed in a few hours. My security deposit was immediately returned.
The apartment was immaculate and nicely decorated. It was a bit warmer than usual during my stay and the air conditioning units cooled the apartment very quickly. I used the washer a few times and hung my clothes to air dry instead of using the dryer. The bed was extremely comfortable and having a window shade to keep the sunlight out was a bonus.
The location of the apartment is the biggest selling point. The apartment is located in a nice area and as a woman traveling solo I felt safe at all times as would travelers of all ages. There is a bar and a few restaurants around the corner so there were people of all ages walking around as late as 12:30 am. Two small grocery stores, a pharmacy, cafes, a dry cleaners, about 4 restaurants and ATM's are all within 1-3 blocks of the apartment. Don't fret if you forgot to pack something- there are tons of clothing stores on Santa Fe for all ages in all price ranges. I didn't bring my cell phone and laptop with me so I went to an internet cafe a few blocks away on Callao and Santa Fe (across the street from a Starbucks) every few days to check in with family. I walked to all the attractions from the apartment (Recoleta Cemetary being a 10-15 minute walk from the apartment and San Telmo about a 40-50 minute walk). A stop on the green subte line is about 3 blocks from the apartment and a stop on the red line is about 6 blocks away. You will not have any problems hailing a taxi from outside of the apartment but there a tons whizzing by on Callao or Santa Fe.
Sebastian gave me contact information for a transfer service and a travel agent. I would highly recommend making arrangements to have Sebastian's contact pick you up from the airport. The fee is less than what a taxi would cost and after a long plane ride it was nice to not have to wait in line for a taxi. The travel agent booked my flight to Iguazu Falls over the phone and I picked up the e-ticket at her office 10-12 blocks from the apartment the next day.
All in all...fabulous apartment, fabulous owner, fabulous location, fabulous trip!
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