I stayed here for a month with my girlfriend over Christmas 2013. The photos on the site description give a good representation of the condo.
It is located on a main street of Recoleta with a great view from the living room and terrace. Its a convenient location to get to all parts of the city. The local neighborhood is a quiet residential area with lots of good restaurants and small markets within easy walking distance.
To the left as you face the entrance is a small wine and cheese shop. The owner, who is a real foodie, was really helpful with recommendations for restaurants and markets. We bought all our wine, cheese, salami and olives there to bring up to the terrace for an early evening snack. You can sample everything and he is really knowledgeable. Tip: this is one of the only places we found that has spices. Even black pepper is a rare item since the Argentinians seem to limit their seasonings to salt. The owner has marginal English, but there was a Canadian there at times who spoke Spanish/English/French.
Within a 15 min walk near the Recoleta Cemetery is the Buenos Aires bus. Get tickets at the Buenos Aires Info kiosk located about a block from the cemetery entrance. This goes on a grand tour of the city's sites and you can get off and re-board at any stop. It's a good way to orient yourself to the city since you can review all the neighborhoods and activities.
We were entirely satisfied with the condo, but I'll just mention a few things:
~After flying all night to BA, we had to check in with a 3+ page list of things in the condo. This is certainly understandable for things like kitchen stuff and removable equipment like TV, stereo, phone, etc., but the list contained LOTS of things like built-in lights, bathtub, towel fixtures, curtains, attached mirror, built-in closet, drawers, etc. I thought it was really overkill. There was no problem with our checkout, so it wasn't an issue in the end.
~We had an electricity allotment of 250 KW for the month and had a final charge of US$25. There is really no way to know in advance if this is a reasonable allotment. On one hand we were there during a record heat wave, but on the other we were only there at the condo for 3 out of the 4 weeks due to a side trip. Just an FYI.
In any case, we highly recommend it - hope you enjoy.
Tourists without a Car,
Owner's Response: Gracias Richard por sus comentarios, me alegro mucho que hayan podido disfrutar del apartamento y del barrio, realmente hay mucho para descubrir en Buenos Aires y especialmente en el barrio de Recoleta.
Tiene usted razón con lo extenso del listado a chequear, lo voy a modificar para facilitar las cosas, esto viene de un inventario minucioso que exigió una empresa americana que alquilo este apartamento para uno de sus ejecutivos, y desde entonces quedo ese listado.
Mi esposa puede pasarle para la próxima vez, un listado de los numerosos comercios de especias de todo el mundo que existen en Buenos Aires, uno de los mas conocidos es El Gato Negro de calle Corrientes.
Los espero pronto nuevamente.
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