This classic French-style apartment is located on a quiet, tree-lined street but yet is just one block away from the Plaza Intendente Alvear, which faces the famous Recoleta Cemetary and Recoleta Cultural Center. Just around the corner is the classic luxe hotel, the Alvear Palace Hotel, and other posh hotels and shopping venues are all within a stone's throw. Upscale shops, restaurants both grand and intimate, and a walker's paradise are just outside your door. Recoleta is considered one of the more affluent and safe neighborhoods in BA, and is both historic and filled with architectural gems. It is also a fantastic location to take in the daytime cafe scene or the more lively after dark nightlife.
Centrally located, it is great base of operations that affords easy access to all of the other great neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, including Palermo, Plaza San Martin, Las Canitas, San Telmo, and Puerto Madero. The main train station and ferry terminal are both relatively close (20 minutes by foot), and Newberry Airport for domestic flights is also close at hand (a short taxi ride).
The high ceilings and beautiful hardwood floors give the apartment a spacious feel, while the solid stone walls provide seclusion and sanctuary (super light sleepers please note that some street noise filters through the bedroom windows). The vintage styling of the Otis elevator make every entrance and exit a throwback to a different era. It is located on the 3rd floor (equivalent to the 4th floor in the US, since there is also the "ground floor" in the lobby). Entertain newfound friends in the living room and dining room... or just walk out your door to wander the sidewalks of Recoleta and beyond.
The wireless internet connection is very fast - 6+ Mbps. I once had a group of IT professionals rent the apartment while attending a conference, and they had no connectivity issues at all, even with all of them working simultaneously. I recently added a wall-mounted 32" flat-screen TV in the TV room, and an Apple TV device is available upon advance request.
The two bedrooms are set up with two different configurations:
1) A "Master" Bedroom with a King size bed - perfect for a couple or for the solo traveler who likes to spread out in comfort. There is a ceiling fan that can be used during warmer months.
2) The second bedroom has two twin beds that can be used separately (great for kids or for folks who don't mind sharing a room) or can be pushed together to create a larger bed for a couple, etc. However, the pushed together mode will still have a crease between the two mattresses, so please keep this mind. There is also a ceiling fan in this room for use during warmer months.
The kitchen and dining room make it easy to enjoy home-cooked meals (and a nice bottle of Malbec!) on those nights when you want to stay in. And for folks staying longer periods, or passing through as part of longer journeys, there is a washer (but no dryer!) located in the building for the exclusive use of guests at this apartment.
If you are considering staying in Buenos Aires for an extended period, 2 weeks or longer, please inquire about possible additional long-term discounts!
Check-in and check-out will be handled by my local property managers. They will get you situated upon your arrival at the apartment, complete a rental contract, conduct a quick check-in process, hand over a set of keys, and take a cash security deposit. Please see below about early or late check-in or checkout fees.
The security deposit is for potential damages, broken or missing items, etc. The standard deposit is a minimum $400 but can range up to 25% of the total cost of the stay. Our local representative will collect the cash deposit during the check-in and process and will return the cash deposit, assuming no damages or broken items, upon checkout. Any new damages or missing items discovered at time of checkout will be valued and deducted from the security deposit.
Late or Early Check-in / Checkout fees: please pay close attention to our standard times of operation, as extra fees will be assessed if your travel itinerary requires early or late check-in or checkout to occur. Standard hours are from 8 AM to 9 PM. Anything before or after these times must be coordinated in advance and will be subject to an extra US$10 for every 20 minutes. For example, a 9:30 PM check-in will result in an extra US$20, a 10:30 PM check-in will cost an extra US$50, etc. Super late check-ins may not be possible, and we may suggest that you spend the first night in a hotel in these cases.
Before you arrive in Buenos Aires, we will need some additional information from renters to complete the contract: Complete name, passport number, and permanent address, etc. A full "information sheet" will be emailed to guests following a successful reservation and must be completed prior to arrival.
I am relatively flexible about checkout times, as I know that many outbound international flights leave in the evening. However, in cases when Guests are departing later in the day, it may occasionally be necessary for you to accommodate my maid service on your departure day so that they can clean the apartment, handle laundry, and otherwise prepare the apartment for the next Guest. I do not charge for checkouts that occur in the afternoon or early evening of your departure date, but I do expect your understanding and assistance in minimizing the "downtime" between guests. Thank you!!
The most important house rule of all: embrace and experience the amazing city and people of Buenos Aires to the fullest! It is a wonderful City filled with great people, so I hope you have a phenomenal visit.
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I enjoy exploring the far corners of the Earth and getting to know local people and other travelers along the way. Getting the "local" experience is a lot harder than it sounds, but always worth it. Food, music, sport, and tradition add to the mix.