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Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Recoleta with History and Elegance (2,200 sq feet)

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Buenos Aires Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Relive the history of Buenos Aires only 5 blocks from today’s Recoleta village. In 1894, when the country of Argentina was one of the wealthiest in the world with strong European ties, a Frenchman built this elegant residence on Calle Juncal. You can still feel the old world ambiance in the building’s beautiful church-like façade, tall ceilings, and architectural features, but you can also enjoy modern conveniences like a renovated 'American style' kitchen. This large three bedroom apartment (over 200 square meters or 2,200 square feet) has a large master suite with king size bed, walk-in closet and separate bath, shower and toilet areas. There is a second smaller loft bedroom (with 2 twin beds) with its own bathroom with shower. A fully equipped office/study with television, DVD player, broadband internet access and wi-fi connection is tucked into a loft with skylight off the master bedroom. (There is also a very small bedroom (with bed slightly smaller than a twin) and bath in what was formerly the maid’s quarters which could accommodate a 5th person for a brief stay.) Recently renovated by the same architect who did the Art Hotel, the apartment features 15 foot ceilings in the living and dining areas and master bedroom. The apartment also contains some antiques and features art work by several local artists which we encourage you to discover and enjoy as much as we have. With each trip we make, we add to our collection of Argentine art in the apartment.

The apartment has its own private, elegant entrance with marble stairs up to the second floor (considered the 1st floor in Argentina - but there is NO elevator). World class restaurants, cafes, and gourmet grocery and wine shops are all in the neighborhood and within easy walking distance. Two blocks away you can enjoy the café lined Plaza Mitre for an early morning coffee before setting out into one of the most walkable cities in the world; three blocks in the other direction, you’ll find a Metro stop on Avenida Santa Fe. And with the apartment's central location in the city, everything Buenos Aires has to offer is a short taxi ride away.

Please note on some days when we have a guest checking in and out on the same day, the maid will not always finish the cleaning until 4pm, but you may checkin earlier on this understanding.

Bookings are not confirmed until the deposit has been received.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Hamish (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Hamish

I fell in love with Buenos Aires and bought this beautiful apartment in the historic and charming area of Recoleta. You can share some of the excitement and interest I discovered by renting this truly unique and beautifully furnished home away from home (greater than 2,200 Sq foot) apartment yourself.

Hamish purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Hamish chose Buenos Aires

I think Buenos Aires is the most vibrant cosmopolitan city in South America. Recoleta is probably the best known part of Buenos Aires with everyone wanting to visit the famous cemetery just a few blocks away from my apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

Loads of fabulous restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets and art galleries are nearby and you are close to public transport to the city via bus or subway (subte). The popular shopping precinct of Santa Fe ave, is just a 5 minute stroll from the apartment. You are surrounded by beautiful architecture on every corner.


based on 30 traveler reviews

Recoleta with History and Elegance (2,200 sq feet)
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Old School Buenos Aires

  • 5 of 5

I spent two months in this lovely apartment in the heart of Recoleta. Charming, spacious and well appointed I was able to host several dinner parties with all the wine glasses, plates and service items needed.

Comfortable master bed and ensuite as well as an additional bedroom for my daughters when they came to visit.

The neighbourhood is friendly and there are good nearby restaurants. My favourite was Honorio. A few minutes walk to the subway and taxis always handy on the main street a half a block away. I would definitely recommend and hope to return myself.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Experienced Traveler

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is extremely comfortable, attractive and convenient. The property managers and owner were very responsive. I have traveled all over the world and this is among the very best places I have stayed. I recommend it without reservation!!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Everything was fine we enjoyed the city the surrounding neighborhood was quaint and easy to quickly become acquainted with went shopping enjoyed new places like Puerto Madero, a tango show had delicious bifes at La Estancia, as well as chivito, in all a vibrant, young, and beautiful city, thank you for allowing us to use your magnificent apartment.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient Location; Very Comfortable; Great Landlord

  • 5 of 5

Centrally located in a neat Recoleta neighborhood. Very clean well kept place w/lots of character. Can't say enough about how accommodating the landlord is, and just how knowledgeable they are about area - which really helped. If you are coming from afar, this is a very nice place to stay and lowers the "unknown barrier" to nothing.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Recoleta apartment for a family of four

  • 5 of 5

Overall, we were pleased with this apartment. The location is central, and there is a grocery nearby, as well as laundromat (no machine in apt.) It is comfortable and stylish, and quiet because the bedrooms are face an inner courtyard. One evening we lost power, and were waiting for an electrician, but I realized it was only our apt. and managed to track down someone who knew where the breakers for the building were located. My only issue is the additional cash fee charged by the BA City staff when we checked out. He came at 8 am Friday morning, and apparently this qualifies as an "early checkout". I think their time window for a "normal" checkout is too narrow and unfair. This has nothing to do with the owner , Hamish, who was prompt and professional to deal with, and refunded our deposit within days.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location and space

  • 5 of 5

perfect location at recoleta and barrio norte -- easy to walk many places. lots of space for two. attentive point of contact. comfortable furnishings.

Transactions with owner were quick, easy and simple -- Hamish was terrific.

possible extra perk for guests; though difficult, may be helpful to help find international guests somewhere to store luggage if they arrive before checkin etc....

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
To Uruguay
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Subway (SUBTE)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafes in street next door
Car: not necessary

For great shopping. From the apartment walk down Juncal and over Pueyrredon for about 7 blocks until you get to Avenue Coronel Diaz. Turn left towards Ave Santa Fe and in 3 blocks your will come to Alto Palermo Shopping Center. The best value things to buy are from the local Argentine shops and chains rather than the international brands.


Rates & Availability

Recoleta Apartment Rental Rates

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Holidays 2016/17
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
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4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Check in fee $50
Exit cleaning fee $50
Booking Fee $70

The base rates are for 2 guests. NO SMOKING allowed. Checkout at 10am on day of departure. No check-in before 4pm. Check-in after 11am and before 4pm is sometimes possible but maid may still be cleaning from prior guest. Additional terms as per the rental agreement supplied at time of rental quotation.

Visa MasterCard accepted through PayPal. Deposit 30% at booking. Balance (70%) payable in full by PayPal 30-60 days prior to arrival. No PayPal surcharge of 6% if you pay the final 10-15% in cash to apartment manager at check in.

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Buenos Aires Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , With hand basin for guest use. Located off entrance hall
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located off the maids quarters
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Attached unit that used to be the maids quarters. No Aircon
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Hairdryers; Weekly maid service

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