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Olenka Bethe

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, german, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian

Stunningly Restored 2Bdrm Apt.102 Private Terrace & BBQ - Stunningly Restored 2Bdrm Apt.102 Private Terrace & BBQ

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this Montevideo holiday apartment

Fabulous loft, 2 bedroom, 2 full baths, Private Terrace & Barbeque

This newly renovated 19th-Century building, located near Mercado del Puerto and Buquebus, will feel like home.

The apartment is a two level loft space. There is a full kitchen, bright and luminous dining room and living room and 1 private bathroom, along with a huge bedroom on with a walk in closet and a private bathroom, with bidets and shower/tub combos.

You will have a master bedroom with queen size bed with a private full bathroom, bidet, shower tub combo, and a third bedroom with two single beds in a mezzanine over looking the living room. The apartment is fully furnished and equipped has a full laundry (washing machine and dryer as well terrace for hanging clothes). Its serviced with an alarm, fiber optics internet, and wifi service and direct TV.

The apartment host 4 guests, additional guests costs: LOW 10USD 1 EXTRA GUEST /20USD 2 EXTRA GUESTS HIGH 20USD 1ST EXTRA GUEST/ 40USD 2 EXTRA GUESTS.

You also have a private terrace with a barbeque grill. WiFi, Cable, and all costs included except for electricity to be paid at time of check out according to consumption. There is a electrical meter for every apartment, upon check in we register reading and at time of chekc out, according to kilowatts consumed x 8,50pesos (apprix (27cents US currency) will give you the consumption ( average is about 3-7 usd a day according to degree of eco friendly usage.

Once a week two hour cleaning is included in price.

Our modernly furnished apartment will provide you with a comfortable place to relax when you are not out exploring the highlights of the Old City such as an art exhibit at the Banco Republica building, a bottomless meal at Mercado del Puerto or taking a walk on the Rambla.

We will provide you with information about the most popular attractions, phone numbers, maps and a few special surprises. You will be within walking distance to some of the best restaurants in Uruguay with chefs who trained in France, Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain and other top food cities across the globe. You will also be close to most of the top attractions in Montevideo.

Our offices are on the ground floor of this beautifully restored 4 temporary rent apartment building. in order to assist our guests during their stay. We have a facebook page where we post daily events, favorite restaurants art galleries, etc... Please visit our page and let us know your thoughts.

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Details for Stunningly Restored 2Bdrm Apt.102 Private Terrace & BBQ 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

This newly renovated 20th-Century building, located in the heart of the Mercado del Puerto a block few blocks away from Buquebus, is a home away from home. This loft apartment consists of 127sqmts indoor space, 31mt2 balconies and 65sqmts of unique roof top terrace. Our loft consists of two bedroom suites full queen size beds, two private bathrooms with bidets and shower/tub combos, a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, 2 living room areas. Equipped with WiFi, cable, and much more. All utility expenses are included, and a weekly cleaning.

extra guest has a surcharge of 15USD per day.

  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Olenka Bethe (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks english, german, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian

About Olenka Bethe

I am a new Yorker, married to a Dane, as architect and enterpreneur both of us fell in love with the heritage quarters of Montevideo, and envisioned the development and restoration of this unique peninsula, we have brought in an array of investors and have restored abandoned buildings and brought them back to life, from the purchase of the building, set up of corporate companies, design and restoration and comercialization of the buildings themselves, we personally are involved in every step of the investment to garantee our investors the projected returns. And as we always put our money where our mouth is, we decided to buy and invest in this unique early 20th century building, we have fully restored it, turning it into a high end temporary rent apartments with and our office on the ground floor.

Both my husband and I have been expats in different parts ofthe world, and our mission is to breach the distance between our guests wishes and needs and the local culture, in order to garantee our guests a unique experience and discover all the treasure Uruguay has to offer.

I was born and raised in New York, USA but have been living in South America for the last 25 years, and as an architect my pasion is to restore the architectural gems found in my path, and transform this once abandond building into a contemporary space embraced within this unique early 20th century architecture.

Olenka Bethe purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Olenka Bethe chose Uruguay

This apartment not only is unique in its location, or its contemporary interiors and high end design, but it also has plenty of outdoors spaces, a common patio brings all tenants together where one can enjoy company of other travels who have common interests, and great tips. We are comitted 100% to the needs fo our guests, we have our offices on the ground floor, and have profesionals that work to perfect the experience.

What makes this apartment unique

We are comitted 100% to the needs fo our guests, Our offices are on the ground floor of our four fully furnished two bedroom apartments, so we can be available to cover the needs of our guests. We have a section with a huge array of brochures and services that can make your stay even better.

There is also a business center 5USD per hour/1USD per print with internet conection in th event you need to do some work.

We rent out phones 10USD per visit + the amount of USD for the minutes you would like to charge,(pay as you go).

We have various alliances with local services, such as drivers, tourist guides, bike rental companies, parking garages, etc, that allow us to offer special rates to our guests and assure to maximize the experience here in Montevideo.

There is a private terrace for each apartment with its own barbeque, so one can experiment the traditional Uruguayan parrilla, or share a barbeque with your neighbors, and make it a special evening, wining and dining with fantastic port views.


based on 8 traveller reviews

Stunningly Restored 2Bdrm Apt.102 Private Terrace & BBQ
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Nice apartment with great location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for 9 nights. We were very happy with the service we received. The apartment was clean and spacious. Location was excellent as well. Sandra took care of all of our needs in a prompt manner. There is a coffee shop in the same building which was a nice touch. I would highly recommend this location to anyone wanting to stay in Montevideo.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment in Ciudad Vieja!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I just spent a month at Olenka and Jesper Bethe's spacious and fabulously renovated apartment 102. The apartment had all the amenities that one could wish for for a long stay. From the roof terrace we could see the cathedrals, the river, and the quaint and lovely streets of Heritage Quarter. Both Jesper and Olenka made us feel welcome and acted more like friends than hosts in telling us all about our new neighborhood. We took tango lessons in Montevideo, and, as the apartment is so large, we had plenty of room to practice. In the mornings, we took out coffee in a new and wonderful cafe right downstairs from the apartment. The apartment is located a block away from the Mercado del Puerto, a lovely and bustling market. If you are going for a long or a short stay in Montevideo, I can recommended this apartment and these hosts, Jesper and Olenka, completely and wholeheartedly. We had a blast!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert and his girlfriend have been exceptional guests. We can highly recommend them to all Home Away Hosts. They are enthusiastic travelers and true adventurers that enjoy there stay in full. They have become friends with neighbors of the area, bought at the local markets, danced tango and became regulars customers at the local restaurants, they will be missed not only by us but by the neighborhood. We have dedicated the last 5 years to restore the heritage quarters of Montevideo, and love to see when we can get a chance to share our passion for this corner of the world with guests such as them. We wish them the best on their travels. Best Wishes Olenka & Jesper Urban Heritage
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA

Contemporary Chic Apartment/Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this apartment for one week in May and enjoyed every minute. The apartment has a street-front balcony where we sat and had a glass of wine, watching the passing parade below. It has an interesting layout--one of the bedrooms is upstairs next to a landing area with a TV and two chairs. The bed was firm and the linens were fresh.

The location is excellent--you can walk anywhere in the old town and the apartment is near two beautiful plazas and Calle Sarandi, a pedestrian street with great shops and restaurants.

You can also walk to the port and have a parilla lunch or empanadas. We went to Restaurant Jacinto three times--our favorite in Uruguay and only three blocks from the apartment.

The owners, Jesper and Olenka, were welcoming and helpful--in fact, they have created an excellent reference book for the apartment with listings of everything interesting in the area.

We rented bikes just two blocks away and rode on La Rambla, 11 miles one way and then back, stopping for lunch at El Italiano.

The apartment would be very comfortable for two couples as there is a bedroom on the first level and a bathroom. The only slight problem is if you prefer a firm mattress--the downstairs bedroom one would have been too soft for my husband who recently had back surgery.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A week in montevideo

  • 2 of 5

Eigentlich ein sehr schönes Gebäude....

Die Lage sehr zentral, jedoch hatte man bei Ankunft den Eindruck, man ist in einer verlassenen heruntergekommenen Strasse angekommen. Es war Wochenende und die Bordsteine waren zum Teil nicht vorhanden - Strassenbauarbeiten.

Leider fand man zum einchecken für uns keine englisch sprachige Person, obwohl der Wochenend check-in zusätzlich mit 30 USD berechnet wird - check-out übrigens auch. Zusätzlich gabs auch noch Stromkosten extra - da hatten wir Glück, dass nicht alle Leuchten funktionierten.

Uns hat der Aufenthalt in Montevideo an sich gut gefallen, jedoch wäre es schöner gewesen, wenn das Appartment etwas geplegter (war nicht ganz so sauber) und liebevoller eingerichtet gewesen wäre - mehr so wie auf den Photos...das Bild das hier mit den gelben Lilien angezeigt wird - schön ordentlich und schön ist es leider in echt nicht.

Die besten Tage der Wände und Möblierung sind leider um.

Wir haben viele Appartements in gleicher Grösse in 4 Wochen Südamerikareise angemietet und hatten bei den restlichen immer sehr sehr gepflegte Räumlichkeiten und obenauf sogar Stadtpläne, Fahrpläne für hop-on, Bus-tickets und ne Flasche Wasser, Obst , Kaffee und Kekse für gleichen Preis oder weniger und ohne Nebenkosten ...

Deshalb für uns war das leider auf der Scala von 1-5 nur eine 2.

Schade, denn das Gebäude und auch das App. war mit sicherheit mal toll, als es frisch eingerichtet war.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment in the Old City (Ciudad Vieja)

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying in this gorgeous apartment in the Ciudad Vieja, a 2 bedroom/2 bath two-story spacious and well-appointed apartment with a full kitchen. High ceilings in the living area with french doors leading out onto the balcony made for a relaxed and luxurious feel. Great area filled with excellent restaurants and shops all within a few blocks. Highly recommend for business travelers and tourists alike. Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Leslie, It was a pleasure to receive you as our guest. We love to accompany our guests who are true adventurers looking for cuisine, and cultural treats, to fill your days and evenings, museums, book and window shopping, cafes, all part of the daily life of this unique peninsula of the Heritage Quarters of Montevideo. We would love to receive you as our guests once again, and highly recommend Leslie as a perfect guest!
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Time in Montevideo

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in Montevideo. Jesper and Olinka are wonderful hosts, and will make your stay in Montevideo quite pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Hiran, We hope this email find you and your family well,and that you have been able to spend some quality time with your mom, you are dearly missed here, and we are very happy to be a small part of your adventure here in Montevideo, it was a pleasure to have you and your family as our guests. Best Wishes Olenka & Jesper
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Kilometres
Es Mercat
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Kilometres
Buquebus bus to Argentina
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Club del Golf
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Route 1 to Colonia and Route 5 the wine route
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Kilometres
Es Mercat
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
River beach Parque Rodo
Car: not necessary

The Heritage Quarters of Montevideo is flooded with tourists for its pedestrian friendly streets, it's unique architectural gems at the corner of every street from early 20th century cathedrals, apartment buildings to late 19th century houses. One is sumerged into the local vibe, it's culture, tastes, and sounds surround you constantly from the unique vibe of the Port market where thee are over 30 pariilla restaurants all under the roof of a late 19th century English industrial edifice, the scents sounds and flavors are so unique your mouth will water every time you think about your scrumcious lunch you had at the bar of Palenque, best spot , frontline to be spoiled by the parilleros, caretakers of the exquisite meats slowing brazing on the grill. The highest concentration of musuems are located in the Casco Antiguo all at walking distance for this peninsula is no more than 7 blocks wide and approx 14 blocks long flooded with pedestrian streets that are flanked with gourmet delights, shop till you drop....and enjoy the beautiful weather Montevideo enjoys 9 months of the year approximately.

Our favorite restaurants are Jacinto (Sarandi y Alzaibar), el Estrecho ( Sarandi y misiones) Es Mercat (colon y piedras) FOC ( 25 de Mayo ) Afternoon tea at Sinestesia, great musuems, MAPI (25 de Mayo y colon) Museo del carnaval,Museo Naval (rincon y misiones) Museo La Muralla, etc.

One cannot get lost for the main pedestrian street a must do runs from one end of the peninsula to Plaza Independencia. For opera and ballet lovers one finds the two most important theaters, Teatre Spdre with a magnifique orchestra director El Maestro Stefan Lano, and Teatro solis


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment Montevideo, Uruguay

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season Nov Dic 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season End of Year 2016
10 Dec 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
20 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
Hihg Season Summer 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season Summer 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 15 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
5 Apr 2017 - 10 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$403
Cleaning fee A$34

Security deposit 300USD may be paid at time of booking through paypal or in cash at time of checkout .All cost are included except for electricity that needs to be paid at time of check out according to consumption.There is a 30USD after office hours or weekend check in/out,
Cancel policy is a 50% reimbursement as long as the cancellation is carried out 2 weeks prior dates of stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for Stunningly Restored 2Bdrm Apt.102 Private Terrace & BBQ in Montevideo

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 105 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • City Centre
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
  • Prívate Vanity area separate from shower, toilet and videt.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Our loft consists of two bedroom suites full queen size beds,
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing