About this listing
One bedroom apartment in central Santiago with fifteenth floor views towards the mountains. The five year old apartment building has pools, gym, guest parking, laundry. The apartment has a living room, one bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom with tub and shower, a small balcony, and a fully-equipped kitchen (oven, electric hobs, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer). There is also cable television and a broadband Wifi internet connection.
The apartment building is on Avenida Vicuña Mackenna, one of the main arteries into central Santiago. From here you can walk to sites such as the La Moneda government palace, the Bellavista neighborhood, the San Cristobal hill and the Plaza de Armas.
Alternatively, it is just a ten minute walk to the Santa Isabel and Irarrazaval metro stations, both on Metro Line 4 which runs to Baquedano (for Bellavista and San Cristobal), Bellas Artes (for the Fine Arts museum and Lastarria neighborhood) and Plaza de Armas (for downtown Santiago). Alternatively, dozens of buses and collective taxis also run along Vicuña Mackenna. There is a bus stop one block from the building.
For shopping, there is a brand new supermarket just a couple of hundred meters down the street, but for fresh food, try the nearby street markets which are held on Diez de Julio (Sundays) and Camilo Henriquez (Fridays). The Bustamante park is just one block from the building and stretches all the way to Plaza Italia, great for a stroll or a jog. There are plenty of great restaurants and cafes on the side of the park. Try the Providencia Literary Cafe, a public library and cafeteria rolled into one. And just across the street, we have the Facetas theatre which puts on theatre and musical shows most weekends.
About the Host, Tom
British journalist based in Santiago. I have been living in Chile since 2003.
* Have written for BBC Travel, Fodors and Rough Guides so if you need any travel advice, don't hesitate to ask.
* Keen hiker, recently spent five days hiking over a very snowy and beaver-infested Navarino Island (between Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn). The place to go if you want to eat Magallanic King Crab (centolla).