About this listing
The decor of this dainty & feminine one-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 Terrace our most fantastical rental.
This one-bedroom apartment has tons of light and a fabulously colorful private terrace. The bedroom and terrace are upstairs, the living, kitchen and bathroom are downstairs.
This building is what they call chorizo-style (sausage) because they are long and narrow. Back in the day, the entire floor would have been one apartment for one family. There was even a bakery on the ground floor. In the 80s, a developer made the rooms into individual apartments. There are five per floor (three floors in our building).
It's on the third floor of a beautiful 100-year-old building. We kept the original tiled floors, vaulted brick ceilings, and added a huge skylight in the kitchen, mid-century modern furniture, and quirky details... this apartment just feels good. Plus, it's in a great location. .
The Terrace (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, adapters for electrical devices, guidebooks, maps, books, magazines, an umbrella, an iron, a hairdryer, linens & towels, a TV & a DVD player.
We will have a greeter meet you at The Terrace 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. We're both available for you during your stay and before, should you have questions as you are planning. You'll have our email addresses and phone numbers.
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.
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.
Other Things to Note
Regular check-in times are between 2pm and 8pm.
We cannot accept check-ins after 11pm.
If you are arriving between 8pm and 11pm or on a Sunday, our greeter will charge $15 US. Please write to me before you book so I can be sure she can be there.
There are speakers you can plug into a device because no one should have to spend their vacation without music.
We have universal adaptors, a hair dryer, a bunch of DVDs for the nights you want to chill, and our kitchen is equipped for cooking your own meals.
The bedroom is upstairs. There is no handrail on one side of the stairs and they are a bit steep. Some people may not feel comfortable coming down to the bathroom at night.
- There is no smoking in the apartment. You can smoke on the terrace.
- If you break something, please tell us. If it's a big deal, we will ask you to pay for its replacement.
- If you lose the keys, we will have to charge for their replacement. Please keep them in your pocket, not your bag.
- No loud noise after 10pm on weekdays and after midnight on weekends.
- No parties. Small dinner parties are fine, but please respect the above quiet hours.
- You are on vacation but your neighbors are not. Please keep your voices low when you’re coming in late (both in the hallways and around the elevator). Others in the building are sleeping and its easy to forget that voices travel.
We're in San Telmo, the antique center of Buenos Aires. We've used vintage pieces like this mirror to match the vibe of our neighborhood.
Angela's apartment is located only two blocks away from Plaza Dorrego and close to everything in San Telmo. Grisel, who welcomed me and took me to a bike ride in the ecological reserve, was very warm and professional. The city guide and SUBE card provided by Angela were of great use in helping me navigate the city. Great host.
We had a good time staying at Angela's Apartment mostly because of its amazing location. She was a very responsive host and Grisel, the person that greeted us and gave us keys, was helpful and very friendly. I feel that the apartment, while located in my favorite neighborhood in Buenos Aires, is probably better suited to a much younger couple in their 20s. It is a little more "Bohemian" and "quirky" than we expected. A spot more of cleaning would have been welcome. It's hard to put our finger on it, but while we rent thru AirBNB all the time because we love cooking and being self sufficient, the kitchen and the utensils (especially an underwhelming refrigerator) made us quite uninspired to use the kitchen at all...
The outside area was quite a treat though! Fantastic place for a bottle of wine in the cool BA evenings.
We did love the building and the experience of a "genuine" local experience.
Thanks for a romantic an quiet home right in the center of San Telmo, an exciting part of BA to stay and especially to tango. Angela, Grisel and Andrew were great hosts and provided lots of helpful informations and recommendations. We enjoyed the outdoor terrace very much - especially at hot february nights. Thanks for all!
We loved our five days stay in this apartment. The apartment is fabulous, as is the location in San Telmo. The old building is corgeous and the decoration of the apartement is cool and homey. The open air terrace with morning and evening sun is of course the absolute gem of the flat. Angela and Grisel are so nice and were great hosts. Everything worked easily and flexibly with these ladies. We got lot of very helpful tips and guidance, both before and during our stay.
We were so happy with our stay in The Terrace. It is such a neat apartment, and we loved the outdoor space. Angela and Grisel are so nice and helped make our time in Buenos Aires easy and pleasant. They gave us some great recommendations for things to do and delicious places to eat, too! We would definitely stay there again :)
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!
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!
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About the Host, Angela
I've begun splitting my time between New Orleans and Buenos Aires, so if I'm not there in BA when you stay with us, my friends Grisel and Andrew will be there to take care of you.
I taught writing in universities around the world for most of my life (Italy, Panama, France, Miami, Egypt). Now I run my own vacation rental business.
My husband John is a filmmaker. He makes family films. The actors are often our three cats: Felipe, Cortado and Bonzie.
John and I both love cooking, music, and, of course, travel. In 2015 we took a five-week trip in South America, so if you have any questions about traveling you think I can help with, let me know. I'm happy to help.
We've been renting out our spaces since 2008; we've made friends all over the world and learned so much. A bunch of them even came to our wedding in April 2015. Talk about an inspiring group of guests.