About this listing
Comfy, single bed (1 pers), in our semi-private, airy, green living room. Includes linens/towels/coffee or tea, wifi/tv, shared 1.5 baths, with owner and sometimes, one other guest, staying in private bedroom. Perfect, for a brief, 3 night stay, in BA; especially, for those interested in doing US embassy business, with a unique locale, between Jorge Newberry airport and the US embassy.
ONLY AVAILABLE FOR MAX. 3 NIGHTS. This is a semi-private space. Not completely private. You will share a beautiful 1950's flat, in one of the top, BA zones; near the US embassy and Palacio Bosch, which is the US ambassador's home: Los Bosques de Palermo (Palermo Nuevo); very secure; a gorgeous, green Buenos Aires barrio. Easy access to shopping, restaurants, bike trails, museums and all forms of public transit, to the rest of the city. Comfy, semi-private sofabed, in our green and airy living room, of this chic, tranquil home. MAX. THREE DAYS!!! Perfect, for your Oasis in the City!. Flat is shared with expat / tanguera owner; mayordomo and occasionally, other guests. Fully furnished, with wi - fi, a/c, filtered water, bicycle and doorman. Easy access to both the downtown, historical areas as well as the more hip/trendy Palermo Viejo, which is within walking/ biking distance plus, the green and spacious parks/gardens, biking trails, of Palermo Chico. You will love this property! Ideal for one person, who likes to share a spacious, luxury flat, with other travelers, without complete privacy but very tranquil, cozy, comfortable. With birdsong, from our back garden, etc.. Parquet floors, wrought iron balconies, high ceilings, French doors....you will go back in time, while having all the modern amenities, for your BA stay. ONE GUEST ONLY. Much nicer than hostel dorms!
the entire flat, house bike, patio, kitchen, baths, etc. Plus wifi, tele, stereo, telephone, etc. No access to private bedrooms, nor storage spaces.
Interaction with guests
As much or as little as guests wish. Like a hotel concierge. Prefer to be "invisible", except when needed. Happy to hang out a bit and advise guests but also, enjoy private time and life, as many travelers do. Will introduce entire house/ rules to all guests, upon checkin. (Guests in this sofabed do not have their own front door key, if other guests are staying in flat, since expensive, front door copies are limited. But owner makes individual, convenient arrangements for your entry, depending upon your needs/ schedules.)
The US embassy and ambassador's palace (Palacio Bosch). Secure zone, night and day. Upscale. Bistros. Markets. Greenspaces, gardens and parks; horsetrack and polo fields; trendy Palermo Soho, walking/ bus or taxi distance; with access to bike trails and all forms of public transit. Sense of "town and country".
No problem. Many easy options. Subways, buses, trains, taxis and bikes, all available (as well as Uber, if you've got the app.), just outside the front door, or within walking distance. A returnable, rechargeable, guest metro pass, is included, for our sofacama visitors. It's necessary, for buses, trains and subways. Alma Mia is located very near green subway line D; with two stops, within walking distance. Three train stations, nearby. Only ten minutes, taxi ride, from Jorge Newberry airport! (or slightly longer, airport shuttle stop is nearby.) Taxis and Ubers right out front door.
Other things to note
This is one of the finest blocks in BA and the flat has been described as "Parisian" in style, by many guests. Owner is a US divorcee, expat, tanguera; who's lived in BA for more than ten years and can help you with your basic questions, concerns, translations, appts., etc., or not. (Any additional concierge services, are available for various prices, depending upon what is desired. Just ask for her "menu", of options. From $12US/ hr. Also, she works as a therapeutic massage therapist and pilates / tango teacher, in case interested in those additonal luxe services. $30US/ hr.) This is a "green" apt., so, trash is separated/ recycled; water, gas and electricity are conserved and only one shower per day, per guest. Please, help Alma Mia reduce it's carbon footprint. Thanks. Our sofacama visitors will not receive a key, for security reasons but we will be available, to let them in and out, as required. Night and day.
"Alma Mia" is a quiet, tranquil home, away from the noise and confusion of the city, so, we ask that all guests respect this ambiance, while there. NO children, nor pets. Smoking is permitted, out on the patio. Never inside. Small dinner parties are welcomed and this is a perfect home, for entertaining. No strangers please nor handing out of the home phone number/keys. Mature, responsible guests, of all ages, are perfect for this special, Palermo property. The home is shared with a bilingual, expat/tanguera, who has lived in BA for many years. Coffee/tea, soap, linens and towels are included. If keys are lost, guest pays a $60US rekey fee. We provide all towels/linens. Other than that, as long you enjoy a tranquil atmosphere, you will thoroughly enjoy your BA stay, in Alma Mia. MAX STAY=3 NIGHTS. CHECK IN TIME IS 2PM. CHECK OUT IS 11AM.
Divorced, social tango dancer;"of a certain age"(grandmother). US expat living/working/dancing, in Buenos Aires, since 2006. Ex pro ballet/ contemp dancer. Present work: Tourism Services, including personal concierge, therapeutic massage, pilates, yoga and tango lessons.. (Discounts for guests.) Quiet, clean and familial, Dierdre/Lola is a warm, helpful yet very private BA hostess, for the discriminating traveler, looking for a unique and comfortable BA travel experience. Best for slightly informal, independent, adult, sophisticated and private, clean guests.
5 things I like: Family, culture, travel, nature, movies/tv.
Since I've lived most of my life, sharing my home, with family members; now, hosting travelers, is very enjoyable and adds so much to my BA life. My style of travel and hosting is "gypsies in the palace"...... please, just ask me to explain, if you confirm. My life mottos: Carpe diem and "Wherever you go, there you are."