1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3
- English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
My friend Gonzalo and I bought this apartment together in 2007. I had moved to Buenos Aires from Egypt in 2006 and since I already had a two-year lease in the apartment I was living in, we began renting this one out as a vacation rental. Since then, I've moved to New Orleans. I'm originally from Louisiana but had spent 20 years teaching abroad. What I love about Buenos Aires is also what I love about New Orleans: the architecture, music, dancing, street fairs and festivals, and the awesome people. San Telmo is very similar to the French Quarter, which is where I now spend most of the year.
Owner/Manager purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Owner/Manager chose San Telmo
The architecture of San Telmo blew me away when I moved to Buenos Aires. I love that this apartment is in a 100-year-old building. When it was built, each floor was one big flat. There was a bakery on the ground floor and the baker's family lived on the first floor. Another family lived on the second and another on the third floor. A developer converted this multi-family residence into apartments and now there are five apartments per floor. Ours is near the back of the building which is awesome because Buenos Aires is a very loud city, but this apartment is super quiet. It doesn't have much natural light, but it has awesome bones.
What makes this Apartment unique
The facade of the building is typical of the upper middle class residences built in Argentina's heyday. I love that the original birdcage elevator still works and that there are cool architectural details all over: original tile floors in the hallways, beautiful pine floors in the apartments, high ceilings, and the lungs of the building (this is a chorizo-style residence with big open spaces in the middle to let the air move through).
Children not allowed
No smoking. Quiet times are from 10pm to 9am. No parties.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
San Telmo is the oldest barrio of Buenos Aires. It has an old timey feel to it. With cobblestone streets, a lovely plaza where you can frequently see tango dancers, tons of antique shops, great boutiques, restaurants , bars and pubs.