Home away from home in San Telmo

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Balcarce, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Your host, Grisel
15 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

2 bedroom newly renovated apartment with a modern feel in a French-Italian architectural style building. Street facing balcony. Features a bedroom with a King-size bed, and another bedroom with 2 double beds. A full eat-in kitchen, a living room and dining room together and a full bathroom with a bathtub. Apt. is air-conditioned and has good light.
The apartment is located in the historic San Telmo district of Buenos Aires where you will be delighted by the local "Belle Epoque" architecture with strong influences from both France and Italy and the distinctive character of the streets that inspired the tango. Plaza Dorrego is only one block from the apartment where you can find a large range of restaurants and cafes. The Plaza is also the centre for artists from all around Buenos Aires who congregate here to share their skills and to sell their art. It is also the home of some of the most colourful and interesting antique shops selling exquisite objects from Argentina's past. Every weekend the plaza and adjoining streets are buzzing with street markets selling everything from curiosities to antique doors. The market is also accompanied by street artists who will charm you with their performances. Nightlife is also very present with some exciting bars and clubs in a very safe and continuously patrolled area.
Very close to Puerto Madero, Plaza de Mayo and other famous places of Buenos Aires.

Christmas and New Year rates are 10% more.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: $30 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $1850 /month
Security Deposit: $600
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • La llegada fue un poco incómoda porque no nos quedó claro que Grisel nos entegaba el departamento justo a las 12:00hrs. No supimos que ella venía especialmente para ese trámite y desgraciadamente -nosotros relajados y de vacaciones- llegamos más allá de las 13:30hrs. La hicimos esperar confiados en que si llegábamos más tarde nada y nadie se afectaba. No fue así y lo lamentamos.
    Pasado el impass inicial, todo ideal: depto bien ubicado, nos sentimos seguros, cómodos Bonito barrio, fácil partir para cualquier parte. Un espacio acogedor y agradable.

    July 2013
  • We really enjoyed out stay here! It truly is like a home away from home! We are a family of 4 adults traveling in BA for 4 days and this was perfect for us. The location is in San Telmo which is an older and more traditional (historical) neighborhood of BA. The apt is literally one short block from Dorrego Plaza where the Sunday antique fair takes place. 1 block away is Defensa St where you can find lots of cute boutique shops. Keep in mind that this can be a busy neighborhood so you may hear church bells going off, trucks, etc. This did not bother us much though and I'm usually sensitive about noise.

    The apt looks just like its pictures. Grisele was a very good host. While there were a few minor maintenance issues (needed a change of batteries in the remote, needed toilet paper, soap, shampoo) Grisele remedied everything lightening fast! I would highly recommend this apt!

    July 2013
  • Appartement très propre, bien équipé, éclairé à souhaitbien situé, dans un quartier vivant...tout a été facile tant pour la réservation, l'arrivée (il fut bien apprécié que soit organisé le transport à l'arrivée de l'aéroport), le départ...la propriétaire Grisel a été aussi avenante que discrète, nous avions les infos adéquates sur quoi faire dans le quartier ou dans la ville. aucune hésitation à recommander cet endroit.

    June 2013
  • Grisel is a great at English or Spanish communication and deals effectively and straight up. When our apartment rental period ran out she found another for the required dates. I would not hesitate to rely on her for finding accommodation around San Telmo. :)

    November 2012
  • Three adults stayed at the Home away from home in San Telmo for four nights. The apartment was very comfortable and had plenty of room for all of us. It was wonderful to come back to after a busy day sightseeing.
    The apartment was very clean and had everything we wanted - even coffee!
    Grisel was very kind and helpful to us and organized a taxi to and from the airport.

    June 2012
  • Nós simplesmente adoramos a estadia em Buenos Aires. Grisel foi muito atenciosa, não tivemos nenhum tipo de problema. O apartamento é lindo! Tudo funcionou perfeitamente. Passamos ótimos momentos em família e com certeza voltaremos outras vezes! Parabéns pelo trabalho, Grisel! Até a próxima vez!!

    June 2012
  • We felt pampered in Grisel's apartment and by her attention to detail. The kitchen was well equipped, supplied with coffee and tea upon arrival. We were pleasantly surprised to find a dishwasher as well as washer/dryer. The bed is very comfortable and extra pillows and towels made this apartment truly a home away from home. We loved the quick access to the Sunday San Telmo antique and craft fair and the local market. Grisel provided us with guidebooks and maps and her home phone number (which we didn't use). The apartment included a phone that we could use to call taxis when needed. It was great to be able to take a break from the excellent nearby restaurants, walk three blocks to the San Telmo market, and then go back and cook our dinner. Take earplugs. You're in San Telmo!

    May 2012
  • This apartment is in a great location in San Telmo - one of the quieter streets in fact.

    Unfortunately though, the original windows (which look great) do a poor job of blocking out any noise, which means when there is some street noise, it can be heard easily in the bedrooms, which front onto the street.

    That aside, everything went well, from the initial communication, through to check in and check out. It is an ideal location for enjoying all that San Telmo has to offer, and I would stay again without a problem.

    It helpfully had some little extras such as tea and coffee, which is always appreciated when you arrive somewhere, before going shopping.

    Thank you!

    April 2012
  • This apt. was located in the heart of vibrant San Telmo, a neighborhood that reminds me a little of trendy Hell's Kitchen in NYC. We loved having restaurants, cafes, art shops and boutiques everywhere. We took taxis (readily available) to other sights. The ac worked great and there is plenty of room for 2, although 4 can sleep comfortably in the two bedrooms (but there's only one bathroom). The apt. had high ceilings and was a lovely place to call home. Grisel was responsive to whatever was needed. Her friend Angela, who oversaw this check in, was wonderful, providing us with plenty of information and even remedies for illness! Highly recommended.

    January 2012
  • The apartment is very attractive, clean, and comfortable and has a great location a block from Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo. Grisel was very helpful - quick to respond to our initial query and very helpful with arranging transportation to the airport as we were leaving. She lives just around the corner, if you have an questions or issues. This is a great place to stay for short or longer term options.

    January 2012
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I'm Grisel and I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm an English teacher who loves travelling, loves being in contact with people from different parts of the world and enjoys the city of Buenos Aires, especially the vibrant and hip neighborhood of San Telmo.
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