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Fun, Hip, Friendly San Telmo Loft

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3

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.

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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 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. ).

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2018

About Owner/Manager

My friend Gonzalo and I bought this apartment together in 2007. I had moved to Buenos Aires from Egypt in 2006 and since I already had a two-year lease in the apartment I was living in, we began renting this one out as a vacation rental. Since then, I've moved to New Orleans. I'm originally from Louisiana but had spent 20 years teaching abroad. What I love about Buenos Aires is also what I love about New Orleans: the architecture, music, dancing, street fairs and festivals, and the awesome people. San Telmo is very similar to the French Quarter, which is where I now spend most of the year.

Owner/Manager purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Owner/Manager chose San Telmo

The architecture of San Telmo blew me away when I moved to Buenos Aires. I love that this apartment is in a 100-year-old building. When it was built, each floor was one big flat. There was a bakery on the ground floor and the baker's family lived on the first floor. Another family lived on the second and another on the third floor. A developer converted this multi-family residence into apartments and now there are five apartments per floor. Ours is near the back of the building which is awesome because Buenos Aires is a very loud city, but this apartment is super quiet. It doesn't have much natural light, but it has awesome bones.

What makes this apartment unique

The facade of the building is typical of the upper middle class residences built in Argentina's heyday. I love that the original birdcage elevator still works and that there are cool architectural details all over: original tile floors in the hallways, beautiful pine floors in the apartments, high ceilings, and the lungs of the building (this is a chorizo-style residence with big open spaces in the middle to let the air move through).


San Telmo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver $20
Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

- For check-ins after 8pm, please check with us before booking. We will need to confirm that someone can be there to meet you.
- There is no smoking in the apartment.
- If you break something, please let us know.
- No loud noise after 10pm on weekdays and after midnight on weekends.
- No parties. A small group for dinner is fine. Just please respect the quiet hours above.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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