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This is a very beautiful apt at San Telmo, the old part of the city. However, it is very close to Puerto Madero that´s the newest part of BA. As. so you can enjoy the contrast of both areas. ''The enclave of the moment is San Telmo, a young, hip urban scene with a thriving arts community and a strong ex-pat community... The neighborhood is dotted with fine restaurants, bars, boutiques and colonial houses.'' - NY Times
The apt is located at Pasaje Santamarina, a historic building very well maintained and full of plants. It is very quiet zone. At the main floor there is the living room, with an integrated kitchen, with a washing machine for clothes. There is one room, either with a double bed or with twins beds. The blue bathroom is in suite with this room. Upstairs you will find the yellow room with one big bed and it´s bath and wardrobe.
The maid service once a week is included.There is Wi Fi, Cable tv at the living, coffee machine, air conditioners in each room, heating and a phone. You can see my other property at Tigre, Homeaway # 3671958
We booked this two bed/two bath first floor walk-up apartment with another couple for one month based on the location, the attractive photos and the glowing reviews by previous guests. The location, although not the best in the Montserrat/San Telmo area, is not bad. It's an easy walk to many of the places of interest and to several good restaurants. There are shops within one block where most necessities can be found, including a fresh pasta shop, a green grocer and a bakery. The downstairs apartment is home to a family with exuberant, noisy (sometimes screaming) young children who make it difficult to relax. The apartment rules call for occupants to avoid making loud noises so we assumed that everyone else in the pasaje was expected to abide by the same rules.
The apartment is functional and looks pretty much like the photos but it was a disappointment. It can be compared to a once stylish woman who has let herself go. The first impression was unfortunate as the stairway off of the pretty pasaje is shabby and dark. Inside the apartment, the design is funky, e.g. potentially dangerous steps up to the commode and tub/shower in the blue bathroom and the low doorway into the bath off the yellow bedroom where the occupants of that room kept hitting their heads. The kitchen is furnished with over-used basics. It is possible but challenging (dull knives, worn out pots and pans) to put a meal together. The washing machine kept breaking so we gave up and took our clothes across the street to the laundry. In any case, there is no dryer so clothes have to be hung up to dry on racks. There is some interesting art but the worn linens, the neglected plants hanging above our heads in the hallway, the dust and grime everywhere told us that this is an apartment that, in its current state, might appeal more to someone who likes camping. It was difficult to be totally comfortable there. With only the bedrooms air conditioned, this would be an impossible place to stay in the heat of summer. A woman who came to clean one day a week did an acceptable job but what the apartment needs is beyond one person's resources. As time has passed, the charm of this apartment seems to have faded considerably. Getting it in shape again will take a team of professionals. I wish this could have been a more positive review.
This fine and spacious apartment is nestled in a lovely little gated passageway between two streets in a very convenient location. Comfortable bed, air conditioning in the bedrooms, and a large, artistically-decorated living and dining space gave us a feeling of being at home after a long day exploring the nearby neighborhoods. Our hosts were very helpful with orienting us to the city, and even helped coordinate the return of a delayed bag from the airline. This is a place to which we'd love to return.
What a lovely place to stay! This apartment is even more wonderful in real life than in the beautiful pictures here on the homeaway.com site. A great combination of historic atmosphere and all the modern comforts (modern appliances, nice heat during a cold snap, great water pressure in the shower, good internet connection).
Ana and Ivo were such helpful hosts. Ana provided excellent advice on preparing for my trip, and getting to the apartment, and Ivo sat with me for a whole hour the morning I arrived, listing all the best bars, restaurants and shops in the neighborhood, and elsewhere in the city - even drawing little circles on my map, to show me where the best sites and shopping were. During our stay, Ana & Ivo were available via phone & e-mail to advise us on the best spots to see Tango, how to re-boot the router, & to provide other bits of help and advice -- clearly above and beyond, in terms of great hospitality! Thanks to you both.... hope I'll be able to return to again someday soon to your wonderful little bit of San Telmo! Sandra
This apartment is sublime. From the plant-filled courtyard, stained glass windows, hardwood floors and brick walls, to the sleek and bright bathrooms and comfortable bedrooms, we couldn't have found a better introduction to Buenos Aires. Everything was very clean, well kept, and nicely organized. We were two couples and it was an ideal amount of space. Ana and Ivo were fantastic hosts, taking the time to map out all the best spots in the neighbourhood for local food, milonga, and wandering. There is a great fruit shop round the corner and fresh pasta made just outside the gate. Highly recommend the spot for people looking for a genuine Argentinian experience.
Thanks again, Julie & Chris, Montreal
hemos pasado una corta estadia pero muy placentera. el lugar es encantador, en un pasaje increíble, como fuera del tiempo. el departamento muy cómodo, amplio, cálidamente decorado, mas lindo aún que en las fotos. todo funcionó perfectamente. los propietarios atentos,agradables y puntuales. nunca habíamos alquilado en buenos aires y nos dejó una grata experiencia. esperamos volver pronto. marcela, bahía blanca
The apartment and its wonderfully elegant building are a delight. Don't be put off by your first sight of the somewhat shabby surrounding streets - they house interesting shops, lively bars, excellent restaurants and incredibly friendly people.
The apartment was beautiful and very convenient for 2 couples. It had absolutely everything we needed for our stay. Ana was there to meet us and to say farewell and Ivo came immediately when we had a hiccup with the internet.
San Telmo is a great district to explore on foot - its market, which sells both food and antiques and collectibles, is not to be missed. The metro is close to the apartment and cabs are cheap and plentiful if you want to go further into town.
We would wholeheartedly recommend this location.
The apartment is situated in San Telmo, the antique neighborhood of the city. Here you can find many bars, restaurants and pubs. This area is known for its colonial houses and its bohemian environment. It is located close to Plaza Dorrego square, where every Sunday afternoon it takes place a famous antique market and visitors can enjoy tango shows performed by local dancers. Not only there is a great environment but it is also very close to the newest neighborhood of the city known as Puerto Madero a very modern and beautiful place to visit just a few blocks away.
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3 night minimum stay
Weekly rental rate from 2 to 5 guests is between 700 and 900 US Dollars.
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