Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in San Telmo
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)
Enjoy al- fresco dining with loved-ones and friends in this very quiet, ulta modern 2 bedroom ensuite loft-style apartment on the ground floor with a Private Open-air Courtyard/patio and Dining area. Alternatively after a long day of shopping or sight-seeing, relax in the Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge listening to your favorite Argentinian music on Tango FM (92.7) or indulge in the 'Wetroom' with its Jacuzzi bath & shower.
This bathroom is ensuite for the ground floor bedroom with a queen size bed, separated from the rest of the living space, by a Retractable panelled screen. The 2nd bedroom (ensuite with a shower) is upstairs and also contains a queen size bed. Both bedrooms have Customized furniture and light fittings specially designed by Missura, Recoleta. Antique dressed manequins reflect the historic character of the suburb whilst large Original cow 'portraits' keep within the Argentinian Gaucho theme. The walls behind both bedrooms have been cladded in Coloured resin and only 100% cotton bedlinen and towels are used. Blockout screens cover all the window openings for complete darkness ensuring you a Good Night's Sleep. An airconditioner and a built-in gas heater provides comfort during the hot, humid summers and cosy, cold winters, respectively. Amenities include a 32 inch Flatscreen HD TV, CD player/radio, High speed wireless internet and enough cutlery, glasses, underplates etc for you to create a beautifull dinner table either inside or outside. A large Gas BBQ for grilling those famous Argentinean steaks is available in the outside patio.
The apartment is on Defensa street, San Telmo world famous for its antique shops and a enthralling Sunday Street Market. If shopping is not your thing, relax with your favorite bottle of Malbec whilst watching open air Tango dancing, on the historic Dorrego Plaza one block away.
Keywords: Loft, apartment, ground floor, private courtyard/patio, undercover outside dining area, gas BBQ, jacuzzi-bath and shower in 'wetroom', 2-bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- smoking allowed
About Ruben Franco
I am a South African Infectious Diseases doctor who loves to entertain, cook for and dine with friends all over the world. I love animals but cats in particular whom unfortunately cant travel with me.
Ruben Franco purchased this apartment in 2010
Why Ruben Franco chose San Telmo
Of all the Buenos aeries suburbs, San Telmo is the most unique. Compared to Recoleta or Palermo which are no different from high rises in other international destinations, San Telmo provides me with a feeling of the 'real' Argentina. San Telmo ('Saint Pedro González Telmo') is the oldest barrio (neighborhood) of Buenos Aires. It is a well-preserved area of the Argentine metropolis and is characterized by its colonial buildings. Cafes, tango parlors and antique shops line the cobblestone streets, which are often filled with artists and dancers. The apartment is very close to Plaza Dorrego, located at the intersection of Humberto Primero and Defensa streets. Along with La Boca, Florida Street, and others, Plaza Dorrego is one of the main tourist attractions of Buenos Aires. It is also close to the official executive mansion of Argentina, the 'Pink house' or Casa Rosada, made famous by movies on Eva Peron as well as other local attractions including within walking distance, the nouveau suburb of Puerto Madero with its waterfront restaurants.
What makes this apartment unique
The apartment is located in an colonial building but after entering from the bustling Defensa street and Dorrego plaza nearby, through the building's locked frontdoor and antiquated passage , an extremely quiet and private, modern 'clean' space awaits. The most unique benefit for me is the open private courtyard/patio with its outdoor dining area (undercover in case it rains) and gas BBQ as well as the jacuzzi/shower 'wetroom', both of which are rare to find in Buenos aeries. It is not only conveniently located close to public transport but is situated opposite the San Telmo market for meat, vegetables and fruit. In a single block radius a fresh fish shop, amazing wine shops and several excellent restaurants including La Brigada can be found. My favorite rituals include breakfast coffee and croisants on Dorrego square. At night, a beer and unshelled peanuts at Dorrego bar (the 1st bar in Buenos Aires, established in 1881) followed by an Asado (BBQ) at the apartment, sitting outside sipping a glass of Torrontes or Malbec.