San Telmo Apartment Rental Photos and Description
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Bohemian, soulful, loved. The Loft is our most romantic spot. It’s intimate. Soft light & vibrant colors, a cozy upstairs bedroom. You'll know you’re on vacation in Buenos Aires, on vacation in San Telmo, the oldest & most authentic barrio of all.
The Loft is on the second floor of a fabulous turn-of-the-century building. In terms of design, we started with the sofa, which we found a thrift shop and had refurbished and reupholstered. From there, we used the colors of the sofa and our neighborhood San Telmo as inspiration.
It's perfect for a couple, but it can sleep three with one person sleeping on the downstairs futon. If you are three people, keep in mind that the mattress on the futon is hard. I love it, but it's not for everyone.
This building is what they call chorizo-style. Back in the day, the entire floor would have been one apartment for one family. There was even a bakery on the ground floor. In the 80s, a developer divided the floors into apartments. There are five per floor (three floors).
We don't think this is the right place for people with small children because the loft space upstairs has a metal grate that opens up onto the living room and there isn't a railing or wall there.
We will have a greeter meet you at The Loft at the pre-arranged time to give you the keys, walk you through the space, and delight you with our fabulous guidebook (the insider's take on BA).
Interaction with Guests
Angela splits her time between New Orleans and Buenos Aires, so you may be greeted by Grisel. We're both available for you. You'll have our email addresses and phone numbers.
Lots of guests write to us with questions about the rest of their trip (tips for traveling to other parts of the country), questions about exchanging money, etc. We'll happily answer your questions and guide you when we can. And if we don't know, we'll do our best to find out.
We're just 2 blocks from Plaza Dorrego, the heart of San Telmo and 2 blocks away from Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires' most modern neighborhood. It's a fantastic location.
We love San Telmo's bohemian vibe and authenticity. Though gentrification is definitely happening, it's not pretentious... yet.
In particular, we love that it's small. No matter where you are in San Telmo, you'll find a cool place to eat, great bars and cafes, some lovely boutiques (though fewer than in Palermo or Recoleta) and you will mostly hear Spanish.
We provide you with a SUBE card that you can top off to not have to find coins for the buses. The card can be used on buses and the subway. We also have a local guide to the bus system which we'll teach you to use when you check-in. Buses are great in BA.
Below us, on Paseo Colon, there are several useful bus lines with stops right on our block. You can get to most parts of the city from a bus right outside of the door.
The closest subway stop is 8 blocks away, but we tend to walk 15 minutes to Plaza de Mayo where you can catch the green line and then change to any other one stop from there.
Also, on Paseo Colon, you'll pretty much always find a taxi and they're quite cheap in BA. Just make sure you take one that is either Radio Taxi or Taxi Premium.
Other Things to Note
Most of the people in this building are locals so it's really important to remember that your neighbors are not on vacation. Keep your voices down when coming in late after a night out (especially during the week when your neighbors have to wake up for work the next day).
We provide you with a cellular phone that you can top off at the kiosk below us. There are speakers you can plug into a device because no one should have to spend their vacation without music.
We also have a filtered water pitcher. There is no recycling in BA and while there are two supermarkets on our block, most of our guests appreciate not having to buy bottled water (the tap water in BA is fine, but filtered is healthier).
We have universal adaptors, a hair dryer, a bunch of DVDs for the nights you want to chill, and our kitchen is equipped for cooking your own meals (we even try to provide spices, mate, sugar, salt, pepper, etc. ).
- not suitable for children
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed