Recoleta Classic French-Style 2BDR

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Posadas, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal 1030, Argentina

The Space

This classic French-style apartment is located on a quiet, tree-lined street but yet is just one block away from the Plaza Intendente Alvear, which faces the famous Recoleta Cemetary and Recoleta Cultural Center. Just around the corner is the classic luxe hotel, the Alvear Palace Hotel, and other posh hotels and shopping venues are all within a stone's throw. Upscale shops, restaurants both grand and intimate, and a walker's paradise are just outside your door. Recoleta is considered one of the more affluent and safe neighborhoods in BA, and is both historic and filled with architectural gems. It is also a fantastic location to take in the daytime cafe scene or the more lively after dark nightlife.

Centrally located, it is great base of operations that affords easy access to all of the other great neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, including Palermo, Plaza San Martin, Las Canitas, San Telmo, and Puerto Madero. The main train station and ferry terminal are both relatively close (20 minutes by foot), and Newberry Airport for domestic flights is also close at hand (a short taxi ride).

The high ceilings and beautiful hardwood floors give the apartment a spacious feel, while the solid stone walls provide seclusion and sanctuary (super light sleepers please note that some street noise filters through the bedroom windows). The vintage styling of the Otis elevator make every entrance and exit a throwback to a different era. It is located on the 3rd floor (equivalent to the 4th floor in the US, since there is also the "ground floor" in the lobby). Entertain newfound friends in the living room and dining room... or just walk out your door to wander the sidewalks of Recoleta and beyond.

The wireless internet connection is very fast - 6+ Mbps. I once had a group of IT professionals rent the apartment while attending a conference, and they had no connectivity issues at all, even with all of them working simultaneously. I recently added a wall-mounted 32" flat-screen TV in the TV room, and an Apple TV device is available upon advance request.

The two bedrooms are set up with two different configurations:
1) A "Master" Bedroom with a King size bed - perfect for a couple or for the solo traveler who likes to spread out in comfort. There is a ceiling fan that can be used during warmer months.

2) The second bedroom has two twin beds that can be used separately (great for kids or for folks who don't mind sharing a room) or can be pushed together to create a larger bed for a couple, etc. However, the pushed together mode will still have a crease between the two mattresses, so please keep this mind. There is also a ceiling fan in this room for use during warmer months.

The kitchen and dining room make it easy to enjoy home-cooked meals (and a nice bottle of Malbec!) on those nights when you want to stay in. And for folks staying longer periods, or passing through as part of longer journeys, there is a washer (but no dryer!) located in the building for the exclusive use of guests at this apartment.

If you are considering staying in Buenos Aires for an extended period, 3 weeks or longer, please inquire about possible additional long-term discounts!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $525 /week
Monthly Price: $1700 /month
Check In: 8:00 AM
Check Out: 8:00 PM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • ***** great location,comfortable,good property manager. 5 stars. MK

    March 2014
  • I used Chris's apartment for a week to round out a 3 month trip to Argentina. The location, design and communication are all top notch. Chris was quick to respond to my emails and allowed us to change our stay as needed. The location of this cant be beat, it is in one of the best parts of the city and the place is very tastefully decorated. I would recommend staying here anytime.

    February 2014
  • Chris and his property managers, the Fanzinis, were extremely helpful throughout. Check in and out was smooth and punctual. The flat is in a great location and was clean, spacious (there were two of us) and well equipped for our one week stay. I have already recommended this flat to other friends who will be visiting Buenos Aires. All in all a lovely base to have on a visit to Buenos Aires.

    December 2013
  • We had a very good time in Chris apartement. A typical french style building with flair. Enough space for up to 4 people. It is in a very beautiful and safe area in Buenos Aires. Wonderful parks and cafes just around the corner. I would recommend trying the restaurant Fervor next door for very good argentinian food.

    The flat is also perfectly located to reach other areas like Palermo and San Telmo quickly by bus or taxi. Raul, the property manager, was very helpful. Thank you very much for your hospitality. Emre

    December 2013
  • As an airbnb host, I have had nothing but positive experiences with guests and I love being a guest as well and getting to know other airbnb hosts. Chris is up there with the best of hosts I have met. He was personable and professional in working with me, being responsive and flexible in meeting my needs as a guest, and communicating with me throughout the reservation, check-in and departure process. And he helped with tourist information about Argentina and Buenos Aires.

    I was very excited about my visit to Buenos Aires and expected the best. His apartment exceeded my expectations. I couldn't be happier with finding this jewel. The location is unbelievable, right next door to the lovely Hotel Meliá Recoleta Plaza and a block from Alvear Palace in the elegant district of La Recoleta. Wonderful restaurants, bars and parks are all there and it is in walking distance to many historical sites. The neighborhood is safe and quiet. The apartment is very spacious with 2 bedrooms, one and a half baths, formal dining room and complete kitchen. I was proud to have friend, who is now an Ambassador to Argentina, over for dinner one night. The apartment was clean, comfortably and stylishly furnished. There were even fresh flowers in a vase upon arrival. Towels and linens are ample. The apartment has windows in every room and is well lighted.

    The property managers met us upon arrival and were available to help us get oriented, deal with any problems throughout our stay, and check us out. We had some problems understanding how to operate the plumbing to ensure running a hot bath, and it was an interesting learning process for us. Easy but not readily understood by Americans. Be sure and get clear about how to maintain the water temperature you want! The security deposit was refunded with no problems after a quick look at things. This is a good practice because the apartment is maintained beautifully and it gave us an opportunity to make a few suggestions for Chris to consider to improve things for the next guest (clarify operational instructions for the phone in English, not just Spanish). Chris is responsive and welcoming of suggestions and seems very hands-on even though he is an absentee owner.
    I high recommend this apartment to anyone visiting Buenos Aires. It is more than a great value. It is a home away from home! Thank you Chris for being a wonderful host. I am glad to share the host/guest experience with you and hope we can meet one of these days!

    November 2013
  • Our experience staying in Chris Curtis' apartment was absolutely amazing! We were visiting our daughter who was studying abroad and the trip was made extra special by Chris' apartment. His apartment manager arranged for us to be picked up at the airport by a driver who was waiting in the airport when we arrived with a sign with our name on it. It was a stress free way to get to the beautiful apartment in Recoleta. When we arrived at the apartment the apartment manager made us feel so welcomed. He was informative and charming. The apartment looked exactly like the pictures. I thought an extra special touch was that there was a nice bottle of Malbec on the table for us. Chris' apartment is conveniently located close to quaint cafes and authentic Argentine restaurants. It is also in walking distance to The Four Seasons Hotel where my daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful spa day. The check out process was perfect, too. We received all of our security deposit back upon departure. I would highly recommend anyone visiting the wonderful city of Buenos Aires to stay at Chris Curtis' apartment in Recoleta.

    November 2013
  • My boyfriend and I stayed at chris's apartment for a week and couldn't fault the flat or the service. Chris was very easy to contact on email and explained all about the apartment, area and his house rules in advance. It was easy to change the dates when I realised we had booked the wrong time also! Cecilia and Raul who look after arrangements in buenos aires were very friendly and helpful providing information about the local area, safety and a full briefing on how everything works, and were available all week should we have any queries about the apartment or what to do in buenos aires. They also arranged a taxi pick up for us from the airport, and spoke good english. The apartment is very big, nicely furnished, and in a great location in the best neighbourhood in ba, but still close to town and Palermo. There are taxis available outside all day and night, and some great local restaurants, including the gourmet French restaurant Bourgogne, and an all day cafe la rambla on the corner which has good sandwiches, breakfasts and salads. There is also a well stocked supermarket within 5 minutes walk. We had a brilliant time and would recommend to anyone, hopefully we can go back one day!!

    October 2013
  • I stayed in this beautiful place for almost a month. It was beautiful, clean, convenient, had a really nice relaxed atmosphere of a home in comparison to a boring hotel room. Everything was setup nicely before I arrived. The manager followed up with me before I arrived and gave me all the instructions.

    Aside from being beautiful and warm place the apartment also was located in the best neighborhood of BA. I even got a couple of paintings of Posadas which is one of the best streets to shop on.

    There was a nice place nearby to get a bite to eat anytime with amazing empanadas.

    The highlight of the location was that the president of Ecuador visited a restaurant next door one of the evenings.

    September 2013
  • My Husband & I, & our adult boys stayed in BA. It was Great! The location couldn't have been any better for us. The lady who meet us was very helpful with all our questions. Even before we got there. The Flat is in a very nice part of the city. We never felt unsafe walking around, even in the evening. The flat is very safe, even has a doorman part of the day. Would definitely recommend this location & would stay there again.

    September 2013
  • From the beggining, it was very easy to communicate with Chris. We rent his appartmet for my husband family that was visiting Buenos Aires so there is no need to say that choosing the right flat was important for me. We chose the appartment for the location, pictures and good reviews.
    We were happily surprised as it was even better than we expected. The attention was great, we allways had someone to contact. The flat is nice and cosy and it is very well equiped, it has everything you need to have a good time in Buenos Aires. My in-laws were very happy and felt confortable from the moment they arrived.

    August 2013
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