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Rebecca Minas

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Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Congreso Apartment Rental Photos and Description

This exquisite, grand French residence with a center court

covers the entire second floor of a historic landmark

building. It is situated in the Congreso area of Downtown

Buenos Aires and is close to all types of transportations,

shopping malls, stores, great milongas (tango clubs) and discos, and many famous restaurants.

An elevator provides access to this 3000-sqft gorgeous

apartment on the second floor, that can sleep up to 10 people. There are 4 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 with bath tubs, a large kitchen and separate breakfast room, a formal oval dining room:), a living room, and an elegant Dance room which is perfect for learning tango and other forms of dances and activities.

There is air conditioning/ heating and wifi throughout the

entire apartment.

The French ornamented interior of this is apartment is bright with sunlight, and French doors that lead to cozy balconies.

The intricate original hardwood floor throughout the

apartment is a rarity in its kind. Each bedroom is fully

furnished and elegantly decorated with antiques and different colors. The burgundy, green, champagne, and blue color bedrooms have king size beds, which can be turned into two twin

single beds, and the gold bedroom is furnished with a

queen size bed. That means a big group of up to 10 friends and family can gather here and have a blast!!! There are 3 bathrooms with showers, which are shared by all the bedrooms. There is a full kitchen with a double sink, gas stove, large refrigerator,

microwave oven, and coffee maker and much more which has all the necessities for making great family dinners. The breakfast room and the kitchen serve up to 10 people. There is a living room with a flat screen TV, DVD player, a lap top computer and printer. The oval shaped formal dinning room is one of the most beautiful rooms, and the brightest room with the

most sunlight, and can be perfect for large family / friend

gatherings. The elegant and ornamented dance hall is the

perfect place for having dance parties or milongas. You have to see this place to know how beautiful it is! Pictures do not do justice to this magnificent apartment.

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  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Rebecca Minas

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Speaks english, french, spanish, Armenian and Farsi (Persian)
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My name is Becka, My husband Caro, and I have been dancing tango for more than 10 years. We traveled to Buenos Aires in 2004, just to dance and have fun, but we got lucky and accidentally saw this French Renaissance beauty, which was totally run-down and in a very bad shape. It was love at first sight. We fell in love with it and for two years after that, we traveled to BA almost 14 times and shopped at many antique stores to be able to reface, remodel and revive this beautiful historic apartment. Since then this apartment has been a heaven for us, and many other tango dancers and world visitors. Come and stay here and experience the elegance of the past and be mesmerized with the beauty and charm of this exquisite apartment. I assure you, you will love it!

Rebecca Minas purchased this apartment in 2004

By staying at this turn of the century apartment, you will feel the elegance of yesterdays, and the comfort of today. All the furniture in this beautiful apartment has been bought from the antique stores and refurbished to make you feel like royalties. Come and enjoy being a King or the Queen of the house.

Also by being in the middle of down town, you are close to many activities and fun places and have access to all types of transportations. By staying here, you can certainly feel how this city runs, and can understand the culture of Portenos (people born in the port of Buenos Aires).

I remember the first time I saw this apartment... I was so amazed at the beauty and elegance of the walls and intricate wood floors and yet I felt so sorry that it was so lonely and damaged and run-down. I felt I heard a calling and felt the honor of bringing it back to life and I DID! . That is why I decided to buy this gorgeous apartment and revive it with modern necessities and make it livable and enjoyable as it used to be. Up to this day, whenever I stay here, I feel mesmerized and privileged. I assure you, you will feel the same…..

Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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Exquisite Grand French Residence for up to 8 people
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 30 reviews
Exquisite Grand French Residence for up to 8 people
+818 522-0060
Congreso Buenos Aires

Traveling Salesman

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
From the moment I spoke with the property owner, met the property manager....this was the nicest place I have ever been too. It was amazing. We felt extremely safe in the neighborhood, felt as if we owned the property. Close enough to everything. WIFI was perfect. Great location to explore Buenos Aires. Beds are very comfortable. With such a large apartment, we spent most of our time while in the apartment in the sitting room which we loved. Balconies were great to people watch while have my morning coffee. Long story short, I'm in Love!

Can't wait to go back.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Such sweet words!!!! Thank you Mike! I am so very happy you have had such a good time in my home far from home :) I know how you feel because that is how I feel every time I am there, rejuvenated and happy. I sure hope you will plan to come back and this time, stay for a longer period of time, so you enjoy the wonderful beauties the city of Buenos Aires cane reveal to you.
Maybe you will plan to come over again, at a time that we are leaving so we can meet :)

Until then, as they say,
Un abrazo
Exquisite Grand French Residence for up to 8 people
+818 522-0060
Congreso Buenos Aires

Thanks for a great stay in Bs. As.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Our group had a wonderful stay at the Congreso property. It was spacious, clean and very comfortable (the air conditioning was wonderful during hot summer evenings). Rebecca was very helpful and answered any question we had. I would highly recommend this apartment.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Shivaun,
I am very glad you and your group had a good time at my place, and stayed cool during this very hot summer :) Thank you for your beautiful review, and I hope you will come back to stay with us again.
Becka (Rebecca)
Exquisite Grand French Residence for up to 8 people
+818 522-0060
Congreso Buenos Aires
Glendale, CA

My Stay At Becka Tango House

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
I would like to write about my personal experience at Becka Tango House. I have been so lucky to stay there three times and every single time i have been super happy with everything . First of all, the owner of the house, Becka, is very attentive to her guests and provides the highest quality service to her guests. This is rare to find in BA and I have stayed at other places. I can say that nothing compares to the experience that i have had at Becka's tango house. Her service is a 5 star service. She follows the standards of USA and not Argentina which is a 3rd world country. Besides great service, I find the location very central. It has been easy and convenient to use transportation. Everything is closely located from the house. I love the decoration of the house and the fact that is high ceiling and old historic building. This is really a luxurious stay with nice furniture and nice amenities. Everything is there for you to have a great experience. I would highly recommend anyone that is visiting BA to stay there.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Yuliana,

I have been very lucky that every of the three times that you decided to go to Buenos Aires, you stayed at my place ? Thank you! It shows you have been happy about your stay and that makes me very very happy.
I try to give my guests the kind of services I would like to have, and I am happy that my services have been satisfactory to you as well.
Dear Yuliana,

Thank you for your beautiful words and compliments and kindness about the place the furniture, and the location and amenities, you are very sweet ?. At least I know all my hard work creates enjoyment for people as well. As you know, I have spent almost two years remodeling and decorating my house with antique furniture, and it sure makes me very happy that many people like you, appreciate what I have done, and like my taste ? Thank you again!

You and Brian Nguyen won the tango championship in 2011, when you were staying at my place. I hope the next time you decide to travel to Buenos Aires and participate in the tango championships, you will decide to stay at my place again, and we would be lucky enough to see you win again.

Kisses and hugs,
Exquisite Grand French Residence for up to 8 people
+818 522-0060
Congreso Buenos Aires

Decent Apartment, OK Neighborhood

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
I traveled through S. America with my family (total of 8 people) and stayed in Buenos Aires for 4 days. I saw this place on VRBO because of the number of bedrooms, and it was a lot cheaper per room than hotel options. We stayed at this apartment for 4 nights.

The apartment itself is really beautiful - there is a lot of space and the decor of the rooms all make you feel you went back in time. The wifi is decently fast and there are great channels on the cable box, though you really should be exploring the city. Having laundry machines in the apartment that we didn't have to pay for was a huge plus, Buenos Aires was in the middle of our trip and we could pack just a week of clothes (we traveled for 17 days). This allowed us to travel with carryon-sized luggage, which for city-hopping was very helpful. At a hotel, doing laundry in the hotel for a week of clothing could cost you upwards of 150$ per person.

There is a security gate to the apartment complex and several bolts in the front door so we felt secure. The neighborhood itself (barrio Congreso) is not the greatest, with gratuitous graffiti sprayed everywhere, degrading the original beauty. I would recommend not walking alone at night, especially if you are a woman. I feel like this neighborhood (not the apartment) made us enjoy the city less because it gave us an impression of the whole city being unsafe. Had we stayed in Puerto Madero, Palermo, or Recoleta, I believe we would have greeted the city with more optimism. Granted, one should take caution and watch out for petty thieves when traveling in Buenos Aires.

Three of five the bedrooms we had available were along the street and the windows were not soundproof, it sounded like the windows were wide open. Those rooms could have used some double-pane glass. Trucks ran along the adjacent street in the middle of the night maybe every 15-30 minutes, and for light sleepers this would be bothersome. The other two bedrooms were pretty much soundproof but they received no natural light.

We had the misfortune of the whole apartment complex losing power on our first day, which was bothersome. The apartment also was not stocked with soap and toilet paper, which we had to provide on our own. The bed sheets we had available could have been cleaned better, there were some stains here and there.

I want to go back to Buenos Aires again, and I want to stay in a new neighborhood to see if I would have a different feel for the city.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
Exquisite Grand French Residence for up to 8 people
+818 522-0060
Congreso Buenos Aires
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My first time in Buenos Aires

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
I stayed at Becka's beautiful house for my tango trip to buenos aires. Since it was my first time, I wanted to be close to everything and safe. The house is located centrally, in the district of Congreso, close to stores, touristic sights and public transportation. I did take taxi mostly due to my tight schedule, but many of my friends who visited found it easy with public transportation. The house is large and very comfortable, besides being very beautiful! THe large kitchen is good for people who want to eat at home. Also a nice breakfast area. I stayed in the blue room, which is beautiful and also very quiet. Coming home at 7 am after dancing all night I preferred the silence and quiet away from street noise and I could sleep all day without being disturbed at all. Very tranquil, relaxing atmosphere. So, if you are traveling to bsas, I would definitely recommend staying here :) It is your home in Buenos Aires.
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Car: not necessary

This apartment is located in the middle of the CITY :) Welcome to downtown Buenos Aires! You are close to many great Shopping malls, as well as small shops, and fantastic turn of the century restaurants, such as Café de Los Angelitos. Since you are in downtown, you are very close (walking distance) to many famous Milongas (Tango clubs) and salsa clubs as well. This beautiful apartment is one block from Rivadavia, 3 blocks from Callao and 3 blocks from Corrientes which is the Broadway street of Buenos Aires, where many fantastic shows are being shown on nightly basis. There are many types of transportations right around this apartment. Taxis are abundant, as well as buses, and there are subway stations on all 3 major streets named. In minutes you can visit the Famous Colón Theater, walk through the Plaza de Mayo while feeding the pigeons, and drink café con crema in the famous Café Tortoni where Gardel and Borges used to have coffee. By taking the subway you can visit the zoo, the beautiful botanical gardens, as well as the Japanese garden, and the huge rose garden in Palermo. Don’t forget the Recoleta cemetery and the fantastic shopping mall and museums in that area. There is much to see and appreciate in Buenos Aires and you are so close to all of them! Enjoy!!!!!

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Congreso Apartment Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
Cleaning Fee $150.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Congreso Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator
  • Living Room
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • The bathrooms were newly remodeled, and now feature two bathtubs for our tired guests who want to enjoy a hot bath after a long day of activities.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Queen Rebecca's bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Prince Albert's Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King Henry’s bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Princess Elizabeth's Bedroom
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Balcony
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • basketball court
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
Located in a historic district and close to the magnificent congress building, with many tango clubs, parks, and discos around. it has a large dance floor, and 5 large and comfortable bedrooms, and it is walking distance to popular Buenos Aires attractions.
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