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Anne Elizabeth

Member since: 2007
Speaks english

Recoleta Quiet Fabulous Sunny French Pied a Terre/Gardens

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Recoleta holiday apartment

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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  • children welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Anne Elizabeth (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks english

Why Anne Elizabeth chose Buenos Aires

Built over 112 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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Recoleta Quiet Fabulous Sunny French Pied a Terre/Gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews

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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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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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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The Best

  • 5 of 5

I have had a number of international rentals in the past several years. They have all been wonderful. However, this was a cut above. Ann Elizabeth gave us a level of attention and service one doesn't get from this type of rental. Her help in getting to BA, understanding the culture, guiding us to the best places to shop, sightsee, or eat was beyond compare. She was never intrusive, only helpful. The neighborhood was just what we were looking for. It is in upscale Recoleta and quick walking distance to all the shops and restaurants this area has to offer. However, it was just enough off the beaten path to be a quiet place and a real neighborhood, which we relish. The apartment itself is airy, spacious and beautifully maintained. We wanted for nothing in terms of supplies and cleaning services. You can't go wrong renting this apartment and treating yourself to the gracious attention that only someone like Ann Elizabeth can provide.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A luxurious apt. in BsAs in pink and black

  • 5 of 5

Immaculately kept and tastefully decorated this lovely apartment is removed from the noise of the streets of Recoleta. The owner lives in this stately building and is available to advise you on your travel needs. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities: Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa


Rates & Availability

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.

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Recoleta, Argentina

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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 ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Full 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • children welcome ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
* 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.