About this listing
Super quiet flat, and it feels like a real home because it was actually my home.
Note: I welcome long-term rentals. Available from April 2015.
My loft is located in a unique building in the heart of the city. The building mixes a lovely restored and refurbished old house (which includes 10 lofts), with new lofts and apartments. My loft faces the old house; you can enter the building through the old house. There are very few new apartment buildings in Santiago that recover and value the very old and traditional mansions of the late nineteenth century mixing them with new architecture. It is a 2 floors and 55m2 modern loft. There is a lot of light throughout the day. The first floor has an open kitchen and in the second floor you’ll find the bedroom and bathroom.
It is super centrally located, only 2 blocks from two of the most central metro stations, and less than one block from the main avenue in Santiago: “Alameda”, where you can find tons of shops and at least 3 different banks, and public buses or taxis to anywhere you want. It is also 3 blocks away from the bus station that you can use to come and go to the airport. Yet, it is a very quiet loft. It is 15 minutes walk -or 3 metro stations- from the main train station: Estación Central, where you can take trains to Southern Chile, or buses to Argentina or anywhere else in Chile. It is 6 minutes walk to one of the most beautiful little neighbourhoods in Santiago, Barrio Concha y Toro, with some very cool restaurants (like the Zully, voted once like one of the best in the city); 5 minutes walk to Barrio Brazil, a very bohemian neighbourhood; 18 minutes walk to the Presidential Palace La Moneda and all the civic centre, with its many shops, banks, museums, libraries. And the neighbourhood itself is full of history and it has a lot of character: small, countryside-like corner shops, universities, old churches. The neighbourhood is actually called Barrio Universitario (University Neigborhood). You could also visit the very old but newly opened Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende: a 11 minutes walk. It is only 2 metro stations from some of the best places in Santiago: el Mercado Central (you can eat amazing sea food there), La Vega (the perfect market to find everything: fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc.), and Parque Forestal. And after only 4 metro stations, or a 30 minutes walk, you can visit Barrio Bellavista, where the poet Pablo Neruda built one of his houses, maybe the most bohemian neighbourhood in Santiago.
The basics – the loft
The rent includes:
-All the furtinure (including some nice books) :)
-Internet (wi-fi 6Mb)
-Land line phone (just for local calls)
Right outside the entrance door to my loft you could park your bike.
Apart from all the necessary furniture, inside the flat you will also find:
-Sony LED tv 22’
-All the kitchen utensils and cookware
The basics – the building
-Barbecue space – 10th floor
-Swimming pool – 10th floor (not big enough to swim properly)
-Gym -1st floor
-Laundry – 1st floor
-Alarm system in every flat
The idea is that you treat this house like yours, maybe even better than yours :). However, a few rules:
- do not smoke inside the house (after a week I'm still trying to get rid of the tobbaco smell a guest left after staying in my house... horrid)
- do not bring pets. I love other non-human animals, but having them in my house is a nono, plus is bad for them, they need space.
- do not sit on top of the dinner table.
- do not sit on top of the granito kitchen surface (it got already a little crack and it could have been because someone sat on it).
- take care of "Dollar", my plant :).
- leave the house always completely locked when you get out.
About the Host, Paz
I love my city, but I only do it now cause I´ve had the chance to discover more about its old, historic side. Santiago is yet a place to be discovered. I also love books, movies (not much the chick flicks), mountains, London, Tierra del Fuego, La Isla del Sol, Valparaíso... long list.