About this listing
This safe and secure apartment is located in a gated community in Gurabo, close to public transportation.
Features a swimming pool, 52" cable TV, king size bed in bedroom, internet, air conditioning and full kitchen also with washing machine.
This complex, Cardil de luz, has 24 hour watchmen and is 15 minutes from the Monumento and the center of town.
There is a swimming pool and basketball field on the premises. There is a private tranquil garden and also space to hang the clothes if you wish to use the washing machine. There are 3 bathrooms.
Interaction with Guests
My lawyer who has the keys is Vicente Santos Santos, (phone number hidden), or (phone number hidden) Also, you can contact Alberto who is a very knowledgeable tourist guide at (phone number hidden) We speak English, Spanish, French and German.
Very safe with gated community and 24 hour guards. Also access to a swimming pool and basketball court.
Public cars stop right outside the entrance gate
Other Things to Note
Beautiful natural setting with miles of trees leading to the mountains. The river Gurabo can be seen from the recreation area. There is an inversor that provides light 24/7. Also, both bedrooms are air conditioned. Wifi and full internet capability.
To respect the furnishings and leave it as they found it.
We presume the absentee (NYC, NY) owner simply was not aware of the state of things at the apartment in Santiago. I am not one who is overly picky, or even one to complain, but the rental ad description does not accurately portray the property.
We booked this unit specifically because we have traveled extensively in latin america and wanted to make sure we have air conditioning due to traveling with our baby. The AC unit may have an issue, but it seems under-spec for the size of the apartment. The apartment never got below 85' F (29.5), with the AC as low as it it could go.
Mediocre cleanliness throughout.
The furniture is worn and dated but mostly functional. Is that a patio set in the living room?
The bathrooms and kitchen needed cleaning. Perhaps we followed prior guests by a short time frame and adequate cleaning was not able to be preformed.
None of the issues are things one would expect of an AirBnB rental, and not things we would expect based on the description.
The property could use some attention and upgrades and is a bit over priced for its current condition.
Owner was nice and communicative, and given time and attention I am sure this could be a nice AirBnB rental.
I was sorry to hear that August did not have a satisfactory experience but any of these problems could have been solved with a simple phone call to me. I have a professional tourist guide living 10 minutes away to help with the awkward details and I am dedicated to giving guests a pleasant experience--it's only good business to do so.
To say that $55.00 a night is overpriced for the following--2 bedrooms with individual air conditioning, private garden, access to pool with an awesome view of nature, full kitchen, living room with imported Italian white lacquered furniture, internet, 52" television, washing machine and more--goes against logic.
By the way it is located in a gated community with 24/7 security.
Air conditioning is just for the bedrooms. There is no apt in the complex that has air conditioning in every room. I am now providing 2 fans for the warm times in the afternoon then the mountain breezes are quite refreshing.
Some differences in opinion:
1. The furniture is imported Italian antique styled furniture made of real wood and white lacquered. A far cry from Ikea!
2. I have bought a wooden dining table and plush wooden chairs. No one had previously complained about eating from a table and chairs even if it was lawn furniture.
3. Cleanliness is always a relative issue. Some guests have a habit of taking some spare light bulbs and even toilet paper with them but I repeat these things would have been immediately taken care of with one phone call.
4. The guest was always gentlemanly in his interactions with me and i would invite him back anytime at his original price with the guarantee that any and all issues would be immediately taken care of.
Eine gute Alternative zu einem Hotel in Santiago
Ein sehr ruhiges Apartment. Am besten gefallen hat mir der Pool. Direkt am Rande der Natur mit toller Aussicht.
Die Kommunikation mit Elliot war super. Schnelle Antworten und immer freundlich.
Die Übergabe des Apartments war völlig problemlos.
Had a great time...Elliot is a great host and I will definently be back to his apartment.