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
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).
- 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.
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!
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!
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!
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Since July 2013, 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 friend Grisel will be there to take care of you.
I taught Composition in universities around the world for most of my life (Italy, Panama, France, Miami, Egypt). I quit teaching to focus on photography and writing. My partner 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.
We've been renting out our spaces since 2008; we've made friends all over the world and learned so much. It's been a fabulous experience.