|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Warm and inviting colors with bold touches of reds and yellows, fabulous textiles and an inventive use of space, this one-bedroom loft has a large sunny terrace, great design, and is just two blocks away from Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo.
For those wanting to discover old Buenos Aires, both the hip and the authentic, the beautiful and the gritty sides of Buenos Aires, this gorgeous home is a great starting point.
This is a loft with one bedroom upstairs (king-size bed) and an office space five steps above the bedroom that has a double futon where two more people can sleep. The living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom are downstairs. There's also a huge private terrace above the entire apartment.
Four people can sleep comfortably though there are no doors between the sleeping spaces, only a row of curtains for privacy. We provide sheets & towels, a pre-paid cell phone and a land line for local calls, WiFi, a TV and DVD player, a fully equipped kitchen, a filtered water pitcher, two gas heaters, two ceiling fans, two portable fans, a hairdryer, guidebooks and maps, novels, magazines, movies and CDs, and a great vibe throughout. There are also speakers for connecting your phone or other device because no one should be on vacation without their music. Oh, and the view from the terrace is lovely.
We will have a greeter meet you at The Hideaway 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'll both be available for you. You'll have our email addresses and phone numbers.
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.
Gisela, the owner of this gorgeous loft, purchased it as her home in the 1990s. She moved to Switzerland in the 2000s to teach tango, met a man, got married and now divides her time between the two places. She and her husband are tango teachers in Switzerland. Vagabunda Tango is their site.
This apartment is larger than many of the ones you'll find nowadays in these turn-of-the-century buildings in San Telmo. And because it is on the top floor, it has a huge private terrace. The bones of the building are as you would expect of historic architecture: original wood floors, tall vaulted brick ceilings, gorgeous tiles in the hallways, open spaces between apartments to let the air flow (typical of chorizo style houses built in Buenos Aires at that time).
The location is great because it's on a busy street, but the apartment is nestled in the back of the building so you don't hear all of the traffic out front. That's key in bustling Buenos Aires. But also key is being able to catch a bus just outside of your door and knowing that almost any time day or night there is a taxi down below.
San Telmo is the oldest neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Its cobblestone streets, crumbling facades, Sunday antique fair, and frequent tango shows in the plaza are what people come here for.
We love all of that. We also love that it isn't fancy. It's the bohemian district. You'll find more places to eat with paper napkins than cloth napkins. The streets aren't clean and tidy. The people of the neighborhood are workers, local workers who will sit on their doorsteps or gather in the many hole-in-the-wall eating and drinking spots, pulling their chairs out onto the sidewalk to interact with passersby.
It's gritty in San Telmo. But when you walk into buildings like ours, you can feel the history of this area. Our building was built at the turn-of-the-century. The original tiles in the hallways, the birdcage elevator, the gorgeous facade and the fabulous dome on top, point to a time when San Telmo was wealthier. Everywhere you go in San Telmo you are reminded of the history of Argentina, its heyday, and its economic crises that happen too frequently.
This is what we want to see when we travel, so it's why we chose to live in San Telmo and why we think you'll love it, too.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
- For check-ins after 9pm, please check with us before booking. There is an additional fee.
- If you lose the keys, we'll have to charge for them. Please keep them in your pocket, not your bag.
- No loud noise after 10pm on weekdays and after midnight on weekends.
- No parties. Small dinner parties are fine.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.