THE PRICE RANGE IS REALLY CLEAR. But it is important to explain precisely which part of the house one is renting!
This is a Landmarked Building--a 'Casco Historico' and perhaps the only house in San Telmo unchanged since it was built in 1920.
The lowest rate posted is for the old 'servants quarters' (primarily on the 4th floor. A family (parents and children) and not for extended families or groups--and without the 'servants' quarters or the office--$200 a night.
An extended family or small group is $300 per night.
$500 per night is for the entire house for a large group--but a family rate can be arranged for the entire house .
There is an entirely different rate structure for films, photo shoots, events, etc..and there is a seasonal rate from Dec 15 to Jan 15 that is considerably higher.
This house is unique even for this section of San Telmo--currently the trendiest and one of the most central neighborhood in Buenos Aires. It is perhaps the only surviving house in its original conditional in what was the wealthiest neighborhood just after the turn of the century. And in addition to being the sole known survivor as a private residence--it is almost totally unchanged.
And it was the costliest mansion in the area and is unlike anything else--even at that time. It was built by an immensely wealthy family with four large bedrooms and five servant bedrooms--an 'upstairs / downstairs' house.
The website listed is old. It is as a film location.
A website for events is being prepared. It is only being rented this way due it often not being used for those purposes--and no events can be held in the house at the rates listed. PLEASE SEE THE BLOG. IT HAS PHOTOS..
All services listed can be arranged but are nor provided in the rates.
I did not buy the house to rent. At one time I lived there and furnished it for myself and my family and has everything needed to live in it. There is a lot of art and a large library. The kitchen is fully equipped and the sheets cotton, etc.
There is a fully equipped office with Wi-Fi--which is not included in the rate--but can be rented as well.
I have tried to make it clear that it is a unique place for short-term rental. The house can be divided up in many different ways. Please simply inquire!
There was a garden, a swimming pool and an enormous Argentine barbecue.
The pictures on view do not show the place as it is now. Please see the Blog. It will delineate precisely what is included in the rate.
(Please excuse the photos--I have a Blog with photos of the house being made and how all the rooms connect to each other.)
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A FIVE STAR HOTEL! THE BEDS ARE COMFORTABLE BUT NOT ALL THE MATTRESSES ARE NEW. THE REFRIGERATORS ARE FROM THE 1950'S AND WITHOUT ICE-MAKERS OR BOILING WATER. THE HOUSE IF FURNISHED WITH ANTIQUES. AND IT IS AN ANTIQUE! THE WATER PRESSURE IS NOT TERRIBLY FORCEFUL. IT WAS PREVIOUSLY USED BY ME--OR RENTED FOR EVENTS AND FILMS! WHEN I CHANGE ALL THE MATTRESSES AND ENTIRELY RE-DO THE PLUMBING AND INSTALL A SAUNA AND A HOT TUB? THE PRICE WILL BE DOUBLE WHAT IT IS NOW! 90% OF THE (FEW) PEOPLE TO WHOM I HAVE RENTED IT TO VALUE IT FOR WHAT IT IS! I AM RENTED A MANSION FOR THE PRICE OF A FIVE STAR HOTEL ROOM!
I am an American expatriate who travels but considers Buenos Aires home now. I no longer live in Argentina more than a few months a year.
I have many friends here. Tango teachers, sailors, antique dealers. I can arrange help for people--regardless of there interests--help first time visitors find what they are looking for--day and night.
Why did I buy the property? It was a singular opportunity. The peso had crashed and it was possible to buy this sort of house for a small fraction of its value and labor so inexpensive that it was possible to restore it.
San Telmo years ago had been a slum and so has been spared the loss of its charm. It HAD BEEN a 'dangerous' neighborhood--but this part of San Telmo is now one of the safest city! And as it formally being a 'bad neighborhood.' most of the original architecture remained--and many of the streets are still cobblestone. It is the antique center of Buenos Aires. There is a large and fine park 2 blocks away. And now? It is quintessentially safe!