About This Listing
Colonial house built in 1887 renovated. Living room overlooking the patio. Dinning area. Fully kitchen & silverware. 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Jacuzzi. Wine cellar & small cinema. Shared garden with swimming pool, chairs for sunbathing and BBQ.
This colonial house is located only 2 blocks from Plaza Dorrego. It was built in 1887 in the “chorizo” style, meaning that the varios rooms are connected by a long patio, and has been completely renovated in a way that has preserved the original structure and craftsmanship. Inside, one finds a nice mix of antique and modern furniture. The living room looks out into the patio. The dining room has a table that can seat 10, complete sets of silverware and tablecloths. The kitchen is connected to the dining room. Beneath the ground floor, one finds a lovely wine cellar stocked with the finest Argentine wines. There are 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, a complete bathroom, and a huge window that looks out onto the garden and pool. The second bedroom has a queen bed and connects to a bathroom with a shower. Outside, the garden, pool (heated from October until April) and solarium (shared with 3 other units on the property) help to create an oasis in the busy city. In addition to the pool and garden there is a BBQ grill, a picnic table, comfortable chairs and stools under a canape, a shower, a bar with appliances for mixing. Outdoor hidromassage - massage under request for only 30 USD. Maid and babysitting services are available for a fee upon request.
Hidromassage available from 10 am to 7 pm.
Interaction with Guests
I live in San Telmo, dance in San Telmo, work in the neighborhood too!
You will see me around!
You have to know that TANGO IS MY PASSION: come and share it with me.
(If you become adictive, is not my fault .. JAJAJA)
You have to know that San Telmo is the oldest neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It is a well-preserved area and is characterized by its colonial buildings. Cafes, tango parlors and antique shops line the cobblestone streets, which are often filled with artists and dancers.
San Telmo's attractions include old churches (e.g. San Pedro Telmo), museums, antique stores and a semi-permanent antique fair (Feria de Antigüedades) in the main public square, Plaza Dorrego. Tango-related activities for both locals and tourists are in the area.
The apartment is very close to several public transportation and within a walking distance to many to many touristic attractions like Casa Rosada, Avenida de Mayo, Puerto Madero or the nearby parks!
It is really very safe: a walk alone during the nights returning from Milongas where I dance tango.
Rent an old colonial house and immerse yourself into a real Buenos Aires Experience!
The urban bus is commonly known as 'Colectivos' or sometimes 'Bondis' in slang. The service is very frequent -you will rarely have to wait more than five minutes during the day. The bus system is a service with 'stops' (a place where passengers are waiting to take a bus) spread on the streets with a distance 400 meters among each one of them. Before you even think of boarding a bus, you will need to make sure you have coins ('Monedas') for your journey. Banknotes are not accepted. Introducing coins into the machine, you get a ticket to travel. There is a prepaid card named SUBE, that works with every city bus or metro. If you are visiting Buenos Aires for a week or more, you should definitely purchase a Guia T. For sale at most news stands and often on the subway, the Guia T is a little pocket-sized book providing detailed maps of city streets and outlines how to get around by bus.
The 'Subte' (as it's called in BUENOS AIRES) or Metro, is the faster and more frequent (every 5 minutes), though it can be very crowded during morning and evening peak hours. The service runs from 5am to 10pm (8am to 10pm on Sundays). The ticket is electro-magnetic and it's dispensed in the same station. Large parts of the city are not served by the network, including some important tourist areas such as Recoleta and Palermo Viejo.
Taxis in Buenos Aires are reasonable priced and plentiful (except in rainy rush hours). Taxis are easy to identify because they are painted yellow and black (roof), and they are circulating in thousands through BUENOS AIRES. To take a taxi can be done from anywhere in the city, making signs to the driver or the Radio Taxi ( To request a taxi by phone ), it's the safer service to travel on taxi . Currently are circulating over 40,000 taxis by BUENOS AIRES
Other Things to Note
If you want authentic atmosphere rather than an antiseptic hotel then this is what we offer.
Tenants should conduct themselves in a manner that doesn’t unreasonably disturb other tenants or neighbors.
Parties in the apartment are strictly forbidden, since they that produce noise that disturb others in the building.
The trash needs to be disposed daily. You will find a trash on the street. Garbage should be wrapped securely, preferably in plastic bags, before placing it in the garbage cans.
La casa estaba muy limpia cuando llegamos. Estaba todo preparado y la disposición de Mercedes fue excelente. La casa es cómoda y tiene todo lo necesario para la estadía. La ubicación de las casas es lo mejor.
We absolutely loved this house, lovely and spacious and very individual. Mercedes gave us a warm welcome and was very helpful. She speaks excellent English. When she heard we were interested in dancing tango she told us where there was a milonga was that evening and different a milonga the next night we wanted to go and took us to another for our last night in Buenos Aires, which was fab! The house is in a great location in San Telmo surrounded by cafes shops and restaurants.
We would highly recommend this house and would love to come back.
Mercedes was an awesome host! There was a feeling of community within the compound that encouraged interaction with other guests, but we had plenty of room for quiet relaxation as well. If you are a tango fan, you are in for a treat! We enjoyed the dining room and even hosted a sit down dinner party for 10+ people.
We stayed in two neighborhoods in Buenos Aires and San Telmo was our favorite. Casa San Telmo is a beautiful, historic building in the old section with all the needed commodities and a charm to match its town. It is safe and in the middle of amazing cafes, dining and bars where you can see tango and flamenco dancing and even take tango classes within walking distance. The suggestions provided by Mercedes and staff were all great. On Sunday's, the plaza and adjacent streets become an outdoor market with crafts and music. Highly recommended place to stay. Mercedes was Great!
The apartment was unique and quirky and in a great location, perfect for the Sunday market. The kitchen had everything that we needed for our short stay and the outdoor area is set out nicely and a perfect spot to relax. We highly recommend Mercedes property.
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About the Host, Mercedes
My name is Mercedes. I was born in Buenos Aires, where we attends daily to Milongas, a connoisseur of this city, "the capital of tango". I have 8 properties I rent and I manage an agency that rents apartments exclusively in San Telmo, Buenos Aires. As an architect, I am involved in preservation of heritage.
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