Quirky 2-Bdrm w/Terrace, San Telmo

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Av Paseo Colón, Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires 1063, Argentina

The decor of this dainty & feminine two-bedroom apartment was inspired by the play “The House of Bernarda Alba” by Federico Garcia Lorca. Soft pastels, whimsical details, and a frilly master bedroom make The Pad our most fantastical vacation rental.

The Space

This two-bedroom apartment has tons of light and a gorgeous outdoor terrace (a private terrace). There's one very large bedroom downstairs, and a smaller one upstairs. Both have double beds, so the apartment sleeps four.

It's on the fourth floor (3rd floor in Argentina) of a beautiful 100-year-old building. With original tiled floors, vaulted brick ceilings, a huge skylight in the kitchen, comfortable furniture, and funky decor... this apartment just feels good. Plus, it's in a great location. We're just 2 blocks from Plaza Dorrego, the heart of San Telmo and 2 blocks away from Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires' most modern neighborhood.

The Pad (that's the name we've given this apartment) comes with a pre-paid cell phone and a house phone for local calls, WiFi, speakers for iPod or MP3 player, a microwave, a fully equipped kitchen, a filtered water pitcher, adapters for electrical devices, guidebooks, maps, books, magazines, an umbrella, an iron, a hairdryer, A/C, heaters, linens & towels, a TV & a DVD player.

Please note that Angela has moved to New Orleans and will only be back in Buenos Aires on occasion. You'll be greeted by Virginie. Learn more about her and her spaces here: https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/4261267

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Check-ins and check-outs are flexible. If there are no other guests coming or going, you can stay late if your flight is leaving late. If you are arriving early, we will find a place for you to keep your bags until the apartment is ready. But, please understand that we cannot do late check-ins. You must arrive before 8pm, especially on weekends. If you are going to arrive after 8pm, send me a message. I may be able to accommodate you.

Guest Access

We will have a greeter meet you at The Loft at the pre-arranged time to give you the keys, walk you through the space, and delight you with our fabulous guidebook (the insider's take on BA).

Interaction with Guests

Angela is in New Orleans most of the year, so you'll likely be greeted by Grisel or Virginie. We're all three available for you. You'll have our email addresses and phone numbers.

The Neighborhood

We're just 2 blocks from Plaza Dorrego, the heart of San Telmo and 2 blocks away from Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires' most modern neighborhood. It's a fantastic location.

We love San Telmo's bohemian vibe and authenticity. Though gentrification is definitely happening, it's not pretentious... yet.

In particular, we love that it's small. No matter where you are in San Telmo, you'll find a cool place to eat, great bars and cafes, some lovely boutiques (though fewer than in Palermo or Recoleta) and you will mostly hear Spanish.

Getting around

We provide you with a SUBE card that you can top off to not have to find coins for the buses. The card can be used on buses and the subway. We also have a local guide to the bus system which we'll teach you to use when you check-in. Buses are great in BA.
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Other Things to Note

Most of the people in this building are locals so it's really important to remember that your neighbors are not on vacation. Keep your voices down when coming in late after a night out (especially during the week when your neighbors have to wake up for work the next day).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $560 /week
Monthly Price: $1800 /month
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • We had a great stay at Angela's place in San Telmo. Excellent location, nice and quiet, plenty of space and very clean. It is very San Telmo-esque, right in San Telmo neighborhood, but inside a wonderful old building. Host was very helpful and gave us useful tips. Highly recommend!

    January 2014
  • Thanks, Angela, we had a great great time, Clayton was wonderful to us. . . the place was immaculately clean and incredibly well situate. . . and amazingly, in intense BA heat wave BOTH air conditioners worked great! Thanks for a wonderful time!

    December 2013
  • We had a great time in this apartment, especially thanks to wonderful Virginie! Her kindness, generosity and love of Buenos Aires were contagious, and I can't imagine a better host. The apartment itself is very well placed for exploring San Telmo, one of my favourite parts of the city. Virginie gave us an excellent guide drawn up by Angela that is really comprehensive, with recommendations on everything from what to see, where to eat and how to get around - perfect!

    November 2013
  • We had an incredible stay at The Pad! The space, a gorgeous loft located in the heart of San Telmo, is decorated with a unique style and attention to detail that will keep you visually stimulated each time you avert your eyes. The designers of the space are true artists. The hosts, Angela and Virginie, have hosting down to a science. They provided us with an 18 page self-written guide to the food, tango and attractions of Buenos Aires, and their recommendations were outstanding: we referenced the guide frequently both before and during our stay. Virginie was really phenomenal during our stay. She was waiting for us on the street and helped us with our bags; she was rapid to respond to us when we had questions; and she even offered to babysit! My husband and I are Airbnb Superhosts and we have hosted hundreds of guests and stayed all over the world in Airbnb listings and we could recommend this place more. We loved it!

    September 2013
  • I just took a 4 day break after staying in the The Loft before renting The Pad, which was just as individual and quirky, funky and homey. I'm sold now on where I'll stay when I come through Buenos Aires. Angela and her friends make it feel easy to make new friends and I'm taking some great memories back home with me. I felt like I had an actual life here for about 2 weeks, due in large part to the wonderfully funky spaces Angela offers.

    July 2013
  • We had a wonderful stay in Angela's apartment.The location is great and it very well-equipped. Angela is exceptionally helpful and had much good advice for us. The apartment is exactly as it appears in the photos. Highly recommended!

    July 2013
  • All the other reviews have already eloquently stated what a great space this is and what an amazing host Angela was, so I will only second all of these great reviews! Angela goes above and beyond and is just a fantastic host. She was always available to answer questions, and the primer she gave us on BA when we got there was priceless. She should market the guide she has created for San Telmo - it was so helpful and everyone recommendation in it was spot-on! The apartment was great - funky but simple and cozy at the same time. Besides the central location of the apartment, the terrace was my favorite thing about it - such a great place to sit with friends during downtime. We stayed in the apartment with another couple, and there was plenty of space for four adults. Highly recommended!

    March 2013
  • Fantastic apartment in San Telmo! Such a great quirky area of buenos, the market is great and there are lots of bars and restaurants and shops. Also very easy to get around to other areas via bus and thanks to Angela for leaving a bus card there to use. Great guide to buenos left in the pad, we definitely like Angela's taste in restaurants as we went to a few she suggested and they were fabulous! All in all a great experience and great place to stay! Highly recommended!

    March 2013
  • A cute and funky apartment in a picturesque Buenos Aires neighborhood. It had everything one needs to have a pleasant stay in that great city. The kitchen was really nicely appointed, which is great if you want to take a break from the overwhelming number of excellent restaurants in the city....The AC in the living room and the smaller bedroom was awesome even though in I usually never needed it...summer does get hot and sticky, just as Angela had warned me! The terrace is great, for enjoying a mate cup or hanging your handwashed laundry :)
    The neighborhood might be a little rough around the edges for some people but if you are craving for something artsy and fun, you will love it there! San Telmo might not be the posh barrio it used to be, but after seeing many other neighborhoods, I feel that it is the most charming and colorful one.

    The best part about staying in this apartment was Angela.
    Angela was an outstanding host and the information she so willingly shared from the get go was invaluable, such as: which car service to take from the airport, where to get the best exchange rate for your money. The cell phone, public transportation card, the neighborhood and Buenos Aires guide packed with great information she had for guests to use was also fantastic.
    I felt very comfortable there, knowing that Angela was available if I needed anything. On our way to meeting some business colleagues for lunch at " Las Lilas", we could not lock the door of our unit and sure enough, we called Angela and she came to our rescue and took care of everything while we were gone.
    Thank you Angela for all your hard work and thoughtfulness, you made our stay in Buenos Aires truly memorable!
    I highly recommend staying in this lovely San Telmo apartment if you want to have a taste of the authentic Buenos Aires!

    January 2013
  • Angela is a very very nice person! Funny, super helpful and you can ask everything about Buenos Aires, tips and suggestions!
    The Angela's place is beautiful, clean, with a very nice vintage forniture and everything u need for your staying in BA: mobile phone, maps, a very nice welcome booklet.
    The Angela's place has a very nice tarrace for your relax too.
    It's only 500 metres from the beautiful Darreco Square, heart of San Telmo area, with a lot of tipical bars, restaurants, vintage shops and the famous san telmo market on sunday.
    It's also super confortable with a public transports to airport and any BA areas.
    I suggest Angela's place like your best stay in BA!!!
    Thanks Angela !

    January 2013
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Southern Methodist University, Florida State University
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Filmmaker, Property Manager, Photographer, Writer, Educator
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After spending 20 years abroad living in various countries, I've moved back to Louisiana where I am originally from. My friend Grisel is the person you'll meet in Buenos Aires. She takes care of checking guests in and out and giving you our very thorough orientation to Buenos Aires. John and I spend most of our time making family films. That's why we moved from Buenos Aires to New Orleans. I taught Composition in universities around the world for most of my adult life. Now I am an entrepreneur, a web designer, photographer and writer. John and I both love cooking, music, and cats. Our apartments are quirky and seem to attract the kind of people we would be hanging out with all the time if we lived in the same place. We've been renting out our spaces on AirBnB since 2010 and we've made friends all over the world and learned so very much. Many of them have even come to visit us here in New Orleans. It's been a great experience.
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