Perfect top floor apt, center SMA

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Cnel. Rhode, San Martin de Los Andes, Neuquén, Argentina

The Space

*** NEW: we now have internet in the apartment as well as a fixed telephone line with free local calls. ***

We rent our our great apartment, located in the center of wonderful San Martin, 30ft from the main street and a few minutes walking from the lake! It is on the corner of San Martin st and Rohde St.

Many other places in San Martin are far away from the actual center, but from our place in the exact center, everything you might need in town can be reached walking, no car or even bicycle is needed:
- The biggest supermarket: 1 block
- The main shopping street: around the corner, full with souvenir shops, outdoor gear, chocolates, ski rental and much more.
- Bakery: around the corner
- Restaurants on all sides
- Bike repair and rental: on the corner
- Pharmacy: underneath
- Same day laundry wash & drying service: around the corner
- Hospital: across the street (and hospital service is free in San Martin!)

Furthermore we are located exactly between the beach/lake (3 blocks) and the central square (2 blocks).
The bus station is only one block away, so you do not need a taxi to get to us. If we are in town, we can even pick you up.

The apartment is on the 3rd, top floor, all the rooms are on the same level (no stairs inside the apt) and therefore accessible by wheelchair or by elderly people. There is an elevator but also open stairs to get to our front door. As we are the only apartment on this top floor, you basically have 2 private balconies as well, where you could store bicycles if needed, or enjoy the sun.

Inside there is a nice and light living room, connected to the open kitchen. The kitchen has a large fridge with freezing compartment, gas oven/stove, microwave and water boiler, of course with a 'mate' setting as you are in Argentina. There are plates and cutlery for 6 persons.
There is a large table with 6 chairs and the living room has a 30" flat screen TV (cable) and a large couch/futon which folds out to become a full-size 2 person bed.

The main bedroom has one 2-person bed and large storage space for clothes. The 2nd bedroom has 3 single beds (one bunk bed and a separate bed that can be stowed underneath or erected to be at the same level at the bottom bunk) and more clothes and storage space.
Both rooms have windows to the inside of the building, which is very quiet and light. So together with the 2-person futon there are 7 sleeping spaces (one futon, one 2p bed and 3 single beds) divided over 3 different rooms, so you can be very flexible and still have privacy.

The bathroom is entered from the hallway and has a toilet, bidet and hot/cold shower.
There are several restaurants and coffee shops around the corner with great food as well as free WiFi.

In spring Patagonia is beautiful and many people come to cycle, canoe or fly fish. summer (December - March) is high season and there are countless things to do: hike, walk, cycle, fish, shop, eat, drink, listen to live music, lie on the beach, ride the famous '7 lakes road' to Bariloche, take boat tours, paddle a canoe and much more. You can go horse riding, climb Volcano Lanin and even go on a day tour to Pucon, Chile!

Autumn (April-June) is quiet but gorgeous as all the forest turn yellow and red, a wonderful sight.

In winter (July-September) San Martin still offers all the great amenities, but also changes into a full-blown ski-village with the slopes and half-pipes a short drive away (there are shuttles). Get your winter sport in July!

It is the only city in Argentina that is clean, safe and feels like a small alpine town: the people greet you, there are roses on the sidewalks, cars go slow and stop for pedestrian crossings (there are no traffic lights!). There are log cabins and by law the buildings are limited in height and the space they occupy. Walk 15 minutes in any direction and you are in a forest (or in a lake :).

This makes San Martin very different from Bariloche, at the other end of the 7 lakes road: though there is also wonderful nature around that city, the city itself is too busy, dangerous and full of cars and high-rise buildings.

You will relax and enjoy San Martin and Northern Patagonia and our place is the perfect base for it.

Guest Access

You will have your own apartment, we don't live there :)

Interaction with Guests

We always try to meet you at the bus station or at the apartment (if you come by car or bike).
We will show you where the best restaurants are and other things to do. If you like Mountainbiking, Harry might even take you for a rough ride!

The Neighborhood

It is the center of town, with everything in walking distance. Great food, wonderful shops and a great lake and forests. Still the apartment is very quiet, as it is on the 3rd floor.

Getting around

You can walk everywhere without any problem. There is also a taxi stand 1 bock from the front door, bike rental 20 meter from the front door and the bus station is 2 blocks away.

Other Things to Note

There is a full-time exhibition of Harry's award winning photographs of nature and culture in the apartment. You can simply enjoy them, but these limited edition photographs (on museum-quality Hahnemuhle papers) are also for sale, framed or non-framed.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Extra people: $5 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $425 /week
Monthly Price: $1400 /month
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Excelente estadía en el departamento de Harry e Ivana... lo pasamos muy bien y contamos siempre con la atencion de Harry ante cualquier duda. El departamento esta excelentemente ubicado en el centro de la ciudad y es muy comodo para 4 personas. Lo recomiendo totalmente...

    April 2014
  • Harry and Ivana are wonderful, kind hosts and we really enjoyed our stay in their apartment. It really is in the perfect location: close to the lake, restaurants, grocery stores, car rentals, plazas, you name it. The space is very comfortable -- it never got too hot or too cold. The kitchen was great and we loved going out to buy fresh pasta and cooking at home. The internet worked great too, which was important since we were both working and sightseeing. Most of all, we enjoyed meeting Harry, Ivana and their two boys and hearing about their travels. Definitely recommend this place!

    March 2014
  • Harry and Ivana were wonderful hosts. All inquiries were answered very quickly and anything we required was supplied right away. Harry provided lots of suggestions for restaurants in the area. The apartment was comfortable and the location was excellent.

    February 2014
  • Tuvimos una excelente estadía, la ubicación del departamento es inmejorable, y las instalaciones son muy cómodas. Es un lugar muy recomendable para pasar vacaciones inolvidables en una ciudad paradisíaca!

    January 2014
  • Great location this cute little apartment was right in the centre of it all, close to everything! Wifi worked fantastically kitchen facilities were great. Clean place. We would definitely recommend! Thanks for a great stay.

    December 2013
  • This appartment is very comfortable when staying in San Martin. Everything is very closeby, so we didn't need any transportation within the village. And San Martin is so relaxed that we decided to stay 6 instead of 3 days.

    Harry and Ivana are very helpful hosts. Harry gave us a tour in the village, lots of useful tips and we even went on a mountainbike trip together.
    The appartment is nice, clean and safe.

    Would defenately recommend to stay here!

    November 2013
  • We had a great week in SMA, the snow was incredible and the apartment well located. Thanks Harry & Ivana, real biketravellers! We will be anxious to return next year. Funny that every time I've been in San Martin, never found time to enjoy the boat ride ont Lake Lacar. Snow allways prevails, hehe.

    September 2013
  • Harry and Ivana were really nice to us from the beginning, it was great to meet them in person. They were very welcoming hosts.
    It was a great appartment well equipped, clean and cozy. Everything was really close so there was no need for a car.
    The city was clean and safe.
    I do recommend to stay in this appartment and I'm looking forward to going back to SMA next year.

    August 2013
  • Positive: Harry and Ivana are great hosts. They received us very kindly assisting us with everything we needed (even cleaning the apartment once during our stay, which was GREAT). The place is very clean, cozy, and perfectly located. You can walk to all the restaurants in less than 5 minutes. Negative: No internet and the shower curtain must be replaced because the restroom can get pretty wet when you shower. Overall: Great place, would (and will) stay there again next year. Way better choice the city hotels that are very simple and expensive.

    July 2013
    Harry, Ivana
    Response from Harry, Ivana:

    Thank you Pedro & Daniela! It was great to have you over, next time we hope to have more time to spend with you and show you around.

    We are planning to change the curtain and maybe the shower itself. There will definitely be Internet; we had already applied for the connection, but have to wait a bit more, it should be there this month (and we already have a wireless router for it).

    Until next time, enjoy the warmth of Brasil as it is pretty cold at the moment (but with fresh snow on the mountain)!

  • Harry and Ivana were such sweet and accommodating guests! We booked our reservation right before we were to arrive and Ivana and Harry were so quick to respond, give us perfect and detailed directions and ample and terrific recommendations and suggestions as far as things to do and see. What an interesting couple as well!! I could have sat and listened to their stories all day!! Fun people to get to know! I hope to cross paths with them in the future! As for the apartment, it is situated right in the heart of the city and literally steps away from everything you would want a need. Cafes, restaurants, grocery store, lake, etc. The only thing we missed was the internet. and a coffee maker. We work remotely so internet makes our lives/work a little more convenient and efficient. However, with so many delicious chocolaterias, cafes, and restaurants around, we enjoyed getting out to get internet access and coffee. Other than that, a great place to stay, see and experience San Martin!! Thanks for everything Harry and Ivana and all the best to you and your sweet family!! :)

    April 2013
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University of Groningen, Netherlands & University of San Juan, Argentina and University of life, Earth
Self-employed: Mountaineering expeditions, photography, writer
We are a married travellers couple from the Netherlands/Argentina. But we met in Tibet :) We have climbed the highest mountains, cycled around the world (we actually arrived in San Martin by bicycle coming from Alaska: 26,000km/16,000 miles through 21 countries in 3 years!) and love to travel. We visited over 60 countries and speak English, Spanish, Dutch and German (and a bit of French). We love to share stories and hear those from other travellers. We want to share the beauty of Northern Patagonia with you and are sure you are going to have a good time while in our perfectly located apartment. We are often in SMA and if so, will be there to help you settle in and find your way around.
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