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Recoleta Quiet Fabulous Sunny French Pied a Terre/Gardens

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Den, Sleeps 5

Pass through the iron doors, mount the marble staircase, and enter a world unto its own, into centuries past. This edifice was built in 1899 by a celebrated French architect for the Alvear family and declared a Historic Monument because of its unique design, age and history. Built around three sumptuous gardens, each window faces the enclosed courtyard, a true French Pied-a-Terre.

100 meters built on 3 separate levels with 15 foot ceilings in the Living Room and Bedroom. The loft entrepiso has a separate sitting room and sleeping area for two with a second bathroom. Walk down 3 steps and enter a built-in kitchen with a washer/dryer and a Formal Dining Room/Den with antique Chinese daybed.

Live in this hidden, secret space: a respite from the present and the madness of the vibrant city surrounding us. Wake to sunshine in the gardens and the sound of birds.

Newly renovated and elegantly appointed with exotic woods, Chinese furnishings and Indian silks, a perfect blend of history and todays' most modern convenience.

Located on the border of Recoleta and Barrio Norte, just 5 blocks from the famous Recoleta Cemetery. Within walking distance to the most elegant shopping and restaurants. There are 5 outdoor fruit/vegetable markets and 3 large supermarkets within a two block radius.

Private Spanish and tango lessons can be arranged. Two doormen will assist as concierge for every need and the owner lives in the building. Private car and driver available for airport transportation and touring for a nominal fee.

It will comfortably accommodate 4 persons, however it is not suitable for children or animals.

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Property Manager
Anne Elizabeth
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 February, 2017

Why Anne Elizabeth chose Buenos Aires

Built over 120 years ago, it is the oldest French building in this part of Recoleta. It is rumored that this architect designed a sister building in Paris. It is constructed courtyard style around three gardened patios so all the windows open to the gardens. We are buffered from all the street noise just outside the front entrance, so we live in silence and awaken with the birds.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Stayed here for two weeks and loved every minute. The apartment is quite marvelous, beautifully maintained, absolute top quality furnishings, linens, towels and everything you might need in the kitchen. The added treat are the gardens on the grounds. You can enjoy trees, flowers, and birds chirping, and no traffic noise, something not heard of in Buenos aires. The location is excellent, near shops, cafes, food stores, good restaurants and a short distance to centro, San Telmo , museums etc. The owner is absolutely an angel. She is also a gifted artist and has created many of the exquisite pieces one can enjoy in the apartment. She was helpful with everything including making recommendations for restaurants to referring a dentist when I needed one. . Would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone who enjoys beautiful surroundings and a peaceful setting. The owner and the apartment are absolute gems
Aug 2012
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

Recoleta Quiet Fabulous Sunny French Pied a Terre/Gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews
5

Gorgeous Sanctuary in the Heart of Recoleta

  • 5 of 5

If I could give this apartment more than 5 stars, I would. This wonderful apartment has everything one could hope for, with the added bonus of having Anne Elizabeth, the owner, as one of the most gracious and hospitable hosts ever. First, some notes about the apartment.

Too often you book online on the basis of reviews and photos, only to be disappointed upon arrival. Not in this case. If anything, the apartment exceeded my high expectations. It's exactly as represented in photos -- art-filled, beautifully decorated, well appointed, quiet, and in a terrific and safe location. The neighborhood is filled with wonderful restaurants, shops, and greengrocers. And it's within easy walking distance of numerous attractions in Recoleta and Palermo, including multiple museums and Recoleta's famed cemetery.

What makes the apartment even more special, however, is Anne Elizabeth herself. As others have mentioned, she refused to accept a deposit to hold the apartment (telling me that if it made me feel better, I could of course give her something in advance). Who does something like that in this day and age?! She contacted me before my arrival to ask about my needs, and stocked the refrigerator accordingly with fruit, yogurt, empanadas and the most divine squash ravioli, along with bottles of Malbec and water.

I was a first-time visitor to Argentina and a solo female traveler. Throughout my six-day stay, Anne Elizabeth regularly checked in to see if there was anything I needed. She recommended places to shop and eat based on my personal interests, shared with me copies of some of her favorite books, printed out online ticket purchases and boarding passes, and even filled a flash drive with movies she thought I would enjoy watching. She truly went above and beyond. And, Anne Elizabeth lives in the building, so she is readily available if a last-minute need comes up.

I've been singing the praises of Anne Elizabeth and her beautiful apartment to everyone I know, and look forward to returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing and peaceful haven in Recoleta

  • 5 of 5

Anne was very welcoming and we enjoyed staying in her clean, well-kept, quiet apartment. The location was great; it was centrally located and allowed us to go around the city predominantly using the subway system. There are excellent restaurants around and nearby grocery/bakery/produce stores, just around the corner. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing place !!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is spectacular: new, very clean and with style. Better as the pictures!! We enjoyed our days in Buenos Aires and look forward to going back to the same place. Nice neighborhood, very safe and close to everything. Highly recommended ! And the owner is simply the best. Thanks for the warm welcome Anne !!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historic oasis in Buenos Aires

  • 5 of 5

Am an 'architectural tourist' on my first trip to BA and spent 8 days here this spring. Set in the middle of Recoleta, this is perhaps the quietest, most comfortable VRBO rental I have experienced. Located in the back of an intimate, well maintained set of courtyards, the apartment has high ceilings, wood floors, gorgeous furnishings with all kitchen and bath appointments one would expect. It is an easy walking distance to the sights of Recoleta in a safe, well populated area with lots of restaurants, stores and attractions. Best of all was Anne Elizabeth: beyond knowledgeable, beyond helpful, she is your long lost family member who made our stay perfect. thank you Anne Elizabeth. EAC-San Antonio, Tx

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable apartment in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week, along with another couple. The apartment is ideally located in the Recoleta neighborhood, a short walk from shopping and many attractions. It is situated in an interior courtyard, which minimizes any street noise. With a fully-appointed kitchen and a beautiful small dining room, we were able to buy fish and pasta in the nearby shops and enjoy home-cooked dinners in the evenings. Anne Elizabeth was very helpful in navigating around the city, and very accommodating. We very much enjoyed our week in Recoleta!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I hope the rest of your stay in this wonderful country was as enjoyable as your time in Buenos Aires. It was a pleasure to meet you and your friends Sharon and Pat. Maybe you also will have a romance with Argentina. Thank you again and Welcome Home. Anne Elizabeth
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5

I can be short here 5 STARS in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful 5 stars!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bo, Short, Quick and Great. Thank You!
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Rental Rates for this holiday apartment Recoleta, Argentina

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FEES AND TAXES INCLUDED No Credit Cards or Online Booking. Please email me directly as I offer discounts.
Check out Time: 11am Check in Time: 12pm

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Recoleta, Argentina

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Full 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Twin/Single Bed (2) : There are two twin beds with a separate sitting room on the entrepiso/loft. The twin beds can be joined as a queen with featherbed and queen linens. There is an antique chinese daybed in the den, that can be used as a private and extremely comfortable single.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Notes:
* Full Kitchen: Total built-in kitchen. All appliances are built-in behind doors. * Cooking Utensils Provided * Refrigerator: Refrigerator/Freeze built-in, hidden behind a cabinet. * Catering Available: Private catering available and most all restaurants deliver. *Cable/Satellite TV: LCD TV in the master bedroom with all the movie channels and 40 channels of music * Cell Phone: Two cell phones with prepaid phone cards available for guest use. * Not Suitable for Children: Because of an open loft and stairs it is not suitable for young children ** Smoking Allowed: There is a small, private outdoor garden where one can smoke within the unit.