Adventure in the heart of Santiago
Adventure in the heart of Santiago
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Bedroom and living room full of light, balcony looking down north of the city. A beautiful building from the 50s, safe and friendly in the middle of the most characteristic neighborhood of Santiago.

The space

If you want to be in the real heart of our city, come and live in this beautiful & sunny apartment near the centre of everything.

The bedroom, with a double bed, also has doors to a long, narrow balcony. There is also a lovely living room, with doors to the balcony, a full bathroom off the bedroom, and a very little kitchen where you can cook if you want a night in.

The view from the little balcony is great as you will be on the 8th floor (there´s an elevator!) - you can see the Mapocho River, the former train Station (now a great cultural center) and watch life happen in Chile´s capital. Light and life comes through the windows, but if you want to be in silence and peace, just close the balcony doors, pull the shutters and you'll be alone with your soul. Wifi you ave in the apartment.

The building, from 1950, is well kept and has 24 hours desk attendance. You will be 5 blocks from Plaza de Armas, 100 meters from Central Market (good for eating fresh local seafood for lunch, or buying fresh fruit and vegetables) and just 20 meters from the Metro station Cal y Canto. I lived in this building for 10 years and really enjoyed the area.

You can also walk along the riverside to the popular Parque Forestal, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Contemporary Art Museum) and the beautiful Lastarria quarter (cafes and quiet streets). Or cross the bridge and come to La Vega (the biggest market of vegetables), Patronato quarter (lots of cheap clothes), and Bellavista (thousends of bars and restaurants).

Just around the corner from the apartment you have LA PIOJERA, a traditional bar, where you can take a "Terremoto" (young wine with Pineapple icecream). But watch out - they are super strong, unless you wash them down with a strong fish or shell soup, made fresh for you at the Central Market next door.

I have added this apartment to AirBNB not long ago, so if you´d like to see more reviews about your host, or stay in shared accomodation instead of your own place, please see my other listings to the right.


Amenities
Wireless Internet
Elevator
Kitchen
Iron

Prices
Cleaning Fee $17
Security Deposit $579
Weekly Discount: 11%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 11AM

Cancellations

Availability
5 nights minimum stay

44 Reviews

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Kathi User Profile
July 2017
A comfortable stay, positive engagement with host + doorman. It is a small apartment with a great view, the pictures are representative. Two areas of criticism, but considering the price it wasn't very disappointing: 1) shower head is covered in lime, combined with very low water pressure makes for an unsatisfying shower/clean-up; and 2) location is very central, but also very sketchy, grocery stores close early and walking around after dark alone feels uncomfortable.

Alyssa User Profile
July 2017
I stayed in the apartment for about 6 months. Neñé was very communicative during this time. Whenever I had a problem she responded immediately and the problem was fixed in a day or two. Aurora, the women who cleans the apartment weekly, was lovely. The conserjes who are in the lobby of the building 24 hours a day were so kind and helpful, especially Manuel and Sergio. The apartment itself is beautiful, with an amazing view and lots of light. As the apartment description says, the hot water situation was not ideal. It was the only major drawback, especially in the winter when there is no heat. Also, as other reviewers have mentioned, the neighborhood is not the safest at night. But as long as you are cautious and don't take your phone or other valuables out in the area, you should be fine. Overall, it was a wonderful place to stay.

Keith User Profile
June 2016
I had a very pleasant month at Nené’s place, and I'd definitely stay there again. Nené was a good host; she was very quick to respond when I sent her messages. The apartment is very close to the Central Market, although I preferred the 15-minute walk to Barrio Lastarria most evenings.

Kathleen User Profile
Kathleen
January 2016
Hostess: Nene was very helpful with our many questions as we are new to Airbnb, she was patient with our inability to plan precisely our arrival, she met us on time and explained everything about the apartment and the city. We did not use her help a lot during our month but due to a medical emergency it was great having her contact info at hand and knowing she was there if needed. Apartment: exactly as discribed, comfortable, had almost everything needed. I cooked most days in the tiny kitchen with no problem. Great cleaning service and help with laundry. Now in Ecuador and really realizing how much cleaner and better equipped Nene's place was than what we have here. Everyone, residents, staff, and even nearby store owners were wonderful to us! Very secure building day and night. Veranda and glass doors get sun in winter when needed but not in summer...thank goodness! Neighborhood: as advertised, this is an Adventure in Santiago...not a luxury spa. The nicer parts of Santiago are like America and we could stay home for that. We choose to see this city as most residents see it. But, like in any big city where we are tourist from a "richer" nation, we took precautions. We did not go out after dark as there are bars on our street, we did not carry a purse, visible cameras, or nice looking back packs. We wear lots of securable pockets for phone, wallet, I.d., money and only carry what we need each day. We watch where we are, stay alert, act confident. We did not try the buses but there are taxis everywhere, very honest and cheap. Used the metro often. Loved the food. Several great resurants very near, good small ones on the block, an amazing market across the river and fish market next door (that is why I cooked often). Very noisy in the day, but quite enough when doors are closed. The city long park runs right by here and we often used it to walk everywhere because it is cooler and more pleasant than the streets. We were there one month in Dec/Jan.
Nené User Profile
Response from Nené:
Thanks, Kathleen. I hope people interested in renting the apartment reads it. Is important, as you describe, to know where you will be, and what you can expect or not. I think you both enjoyed the enjoyable and have seen the reality of town. So, again I'm thankful for you have appreciate the people, the personnel, the neighborhood...and the building.... Would be lovely to have you back.... I know Chile is expensive. I try to adjust prices all I can....Un abrazo y gracias otra vez.
January 2016

Spencer User Profile
December 2015
Everything about this experience was positive. The apartment, the building (and those working there), the neighborhood, and Nené were all wonderful. There are many large markets right outside the apartment as well as fantastic restaurants. The metro is also right outside although the building could not be more centrally located, especially from a tourist's perspective. The apartment itself has a beautiful view of the city and mountains beyond while Nené went to lengths to make sure I had everything I needed. Great apartment, great renter, great area of the city. I can not recommend highly enough.

Paul User Profile
June 2015
It was a pleasure to meet Nene, and the apartment is charming. The furniture has actually been upgraded since the posted photos. The view from the balcony (to the north, over the fish market) was particularly nice.

Jesse User Profile
January 2015
Nene was very helpful and friendly. She did a good job of helping this a memorable trip.

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Nené User Profile

Hace más de seis años que inicié mi aventura con Airbnb. He convivido y conocido a muchas personas que de otra manera no hubieran cruzado su camino con el mío. Provienen de diversos países, con idiomas distintos, de culturas muy cercanas o lejanas a la mía (que es a estas alturas una extraña combinación hecha de muchos trozos y aromas), y sin embargo…tan estimulantes. Me han hecho disfrutar de historias, comidas y miradas sorprendentes sobre lo que no conozco, pero también me han hecho ver con nuevos ojos lo que es parte de mi rutina.
Estoy agradecida a todas ellas por permitirme ser parte de su vida, aunque sea unos días, en otro caso meses y una que otra vez hasta años.
Amo viajar y conocer otros lugares. Y ello es parte de una reflexión diferente sobre lo que somos los pueblos, las personas, las edades, la humanidad.

Me gusta sobre todo la vida, el encuentro con lo diverso y diferente. Cocinar conversando sobre temas varios, y mientras bebo una copa de vino, probar las comidas que otros traen con su historia y su cultura y escuchar historias que nos hacen ver tan parecidos y, a la vez, tan diferentes.

Me encantan los animales, gatos y perros.... ahora tengo una hermosa gatita, Marquita, que llegó producto de una salvataje solidario entre vecinos. Es dulce y juguetona con sus tres años cumplidos.

Recibo huéspedes en mi casa y también en otros apartamentos todos en zonas centrales de la ciudad
El apartamentoen el que les invito a compartir conmigo una ciudad y un barrio amigable, es un lugar lleno de buenas energías, que ha sumado el placer de muchas personas en su paso por aqui.
Para quienes quieren aprender a conocer la ciudad antigua, su mercado, sus tiendas vintage y la apuesta cultural de esta zona, hay dos apartamentos en medio del acontecer urbano. Uno pequeño que mira al Norte y nos muestra el río los barrios más populares a la distancia, puede ser una grata experiencia. Y el grande, con dos dormitorios, permite estar con la mayor comodidad y máxima seguridad, en la zona más típica de Santiago.

El edificio es un bombón años 50, de arquitectura racionalista, con portería 24 horas y toda la seguridad necesaria para sentirse cómodo y protegido.

A esto se suman dos departamentos/casa en el Barrio República, amplios, luminosos en un vecindario entrañable. Uno cuenta con un patio-jardín y el otro con un dormitorio, salón y comedor aparte. Desde 205 están a disposición de viajeros y viajeras que quieren ver la cara más real del Santiago de vecindario.

Todas las viviendas que ofrezco tienen grandes parques muy cerca, supermercados y comercio de proximidad en su entorno y chilenos y chilenas de verdad, con su cultura y su hospitalidad a disposición de l@s viajer@s.
Yo soy una cineasta y antropóloga que se retroalimenta de esta hospitalidad que ofrezco a través de AIRBNB. He vivido y hecho mi vida en España y Finlandia, además de Chile y, tal vez pronto, como red familiar, podremos poner a disposición espacios en ambos países.

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