French Classic in San Telmo, Architect's remodel
|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||95 square meters|
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Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
In the heart of the San Telmo antique area and a few blocks from the famous Plaza Dorrego tango square, this historic French building features a 95 Square Meter, third floor 2 Bedroom/2 Bath apartment with a designer's blend of the avant garde and antiques.
In a light filled setting with two balconies overlooking the "Defensa Street Market"; open plan living and dining room; Master Bedroom with en suite bathroom and walk-in closet; all granite gourmet kitchen with bright corner window breakfast area.
Features: Satin ebony finished wood floors; 11' high ceilings; 32" flat screen TV with DVD; Hi speed internet; incredible air cond...Read more
French Classic in San Telmo, Architect's remodel
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District, Argentina
Additional Location Information
Our apartment is the best of two worlds - A Parisian style pied-a-terre with high ceilings and full height french doors opening on to balconies four stories over Defensa Street (the main street for antique shops). Sunlight enters from three sides of the unit including a breakfast nook in the large kitchen. As for dining out there are eateries and take-out on every block but several of the highest ranked restaurants (Guia Oleo) in all of Buenos Aires are within minutes walking - Cafe San Juan, La Vineria de Gualletrio, Petanque and Sukiyaki are our favorites.
On Defensa just off the corner of Chile and between Mexico. Calle Defensa is lined with antique stores and becomes a strolling mall with music and entertainers on Sunday.
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$125||$125||$800 - $875||$2,200 - $2,350||3 nights|
|All Year||-||-||$875||$2,350||3 nights|
|All Other Dates||$125||$125||$800||$2,200||5 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Long term rates negotiable
Discounted rates for a couple
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 16, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
very nice experience, classic old building with great feel
I was met by Grisel who was very helpful. The apartment has two nice bedrooms, two bathrooms, and is very spacious. The street is a bit noisy at night, but not too bad. Overall, very pleasant stay.
Beautiful apartment in a perfect location
I have stayed here a few times now and love this apartment. It is very stylish and is in a great location. With the dark floors, white walls and huge ceilings it is a great place for someone into historical architecture. Grisel is a great host and always there to help you if need be. The apartment itself has loads of material (maps, books etc.) to show you all the great places to eat and see in Ba
Elegant comfort with the best street market.
This apartment really is just like the photos, if not better. It has a wonderful elegance and charm and whilst the sitting room and spacious dining area look straight over the bustling La Defensa, the bedrooms are quietly located to the back. We loved the crisp white bedlinen and comfy beds not to mention the fantastic artwork. The cast iron radiators took the chill off the rooms and there was plentiful hot water in the 2 bathrooms. We found the kitchen well kitted out although we did not do a lot of cooking preferring instead to go to the many steak restaurants and cafes in the area.
Do not forget to ask Grisel about where to go for the best tango. We went to a fantastic milonga nearby. Be in Ba on a Sunday as the famous market is right beside the apartment. We went to a polo day which was a great way to see the outskirts of the city.
Too much to see, too little time...we will be back!
Stylish apartment in great location
Very comfortable apartment in a beautiful colonial building. Excellent location overlooking Defensa in the heart of San Telmo, with plenty of good restaurants and bars nearby.
Bruce and Madalyn Johnson
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
San Telmo Estupendo!
Great two-bedroom apartment ideal for two couples (aging boomers like us) or for a family with 2 or even 3 children. The apartment overlooks Calle Defensa and the lively and exciting Sunday market. The apartment is very roomy and comfortable - two bathrooms, kitchen, dining area, living room and spacious entrance. For North americans this has a very argentine feel. The old cage elevator adds to the charm - and it works perfectly. Great artwork on the walls of all rooms. The owner (Grisel) is really nice and helpful and will provide a lot of information to help you enjoy your stay in the city. This is a great location in terms of exploring other areas of the city including La Boca (wow!!), Recoleta (with Eva Peron's resting place), Puerto Madero (the renovated port area) and many other areas. Be sure to ask your host (Grisel) for the opportunity to attend a Milonga, a genuine tango dance hall experience. We could say much more - just trust us - it is a great place to stay if you are going to be in Buenos aires for a few days. We recommend this place highly and we would stay here again if we return sometime to Buenos aires.
Bruce and Madalyn Johnson
PS do not forget to attend the Milonga!!
San Luis Obispo, California
We were very much at home here.
The apartment was large, clean and comfortable. Any little problems or questions were solved quickly by Grisel or the apartment house manager alejandro.
Having Grisel as our landlady was like having a friend in Buenos aires. She quickly returned phone calls and gave expert advise on places to visit and things to do.
A few times I enjoyed having Grisel tutor me on argentinean Spanish which is quite different from what one learns in Spain or Mexico.
The one weakness in the otherwise lovely apartment is that the kitchen could be better equipped. We had some problems with the oven and there weren't any oven pans or utensils. In general the kitchen could be better equipped.
Other than cooking not being as easy as I had hoped, they apartment fulfilled all my other wishes. Plus a fabulous ice cream store is just across the street.
My wife and 18 year old son stayed at this rental for four nights in april while visiting our older son who is at school in argentina for a semester. The apartment was really lovely. The small balconies look out on Defensa and are great to watch people and the street festival on sunday. It's a short walk to Plaza Dorrego and there are lots of cafes and restaurants close by. Nicely decorated. Good kitchen. Inside bedrooms away from street noise. Grisel, the owner, teaches english and is very nice. Highly recommended.
Convenience and Comfort in Buenos Aires
My husband and I stayed in Grisel's charming apartment from January 15 to March 31, 2011 with the purposes of escaping the North American winter, photography and learning tango. The apartment, which looks just like the photos, is located in a building that I consider to be one of San Telmo's "grande dames" with all the little quirks that that implies. It was a great location for us as we were living right in the heart of tango-land. Grisel referred us to a wonderful, English-speaking tango teacher only a few blocks away. Plus, we were within walking distance of so many important sites: Avenida de Mayo to Plaza Dorrego and beyond. Having the Sunday street fair at our doorstep was a lot of fun. I considered the apartment my sanctuary in San Telmo. This safe neighborhood is usually bustling so it was nice to be able to go to a comfortable place and regroup. The wi-fi connection allowed my husband to telecommute, which made it possible for us to be away for eleven weeks. We brought our Vonage adapter and a telephone so we could call the states using regular numbers. My favorite place in the apartment was the breakfast nook in the kitchen because it's away from the street noise and the constant beeps from the parking garage so I spent many hours there reading or working on Spanish. There are no laundry facilities in the apartment or in the building, but there are "lavaderos" on every block. We used one on Avenida Independencia that was fine. There is an ice cream store across the street where you can meet the likeness of a precocious little girl named Mafalda. Bar Seddon, on the corner, is a nice place for an afternoon "cafe cortado". My favorite place for groceries was what I called "the blue market" because of the color of its entry way. It's on the right in the first block after crossing Independencia. San Telmo Market has gorgeous fruit and vegies. I would stay here again in a New York minute. If you think this might be the place for you, book it fast before it's gone.