Spectacular Three-Bedroom Home, The Guesthouse

The Guesthouse


The Guesthouse is perfect for a family or group of friends wanting to experience an authentic Argentine neighborhood. This is an historic porteño home that can sleep six (2 per room).  There is a gorgeous en-suite bathroom in the master bedroom and a guest bathroom with an antique tub in the guest bathroom.

Besides the great price, what makes this house so special is the architecture. Upper middle-class homes built a century ago had a long, narrow layout, casas chorizo, with public areas for entertaining facing the street, and the more private bedrooms in the back of the house. A long gallery or hallway takes you from the living spaces to the private bedrooms. This was done in part to let the air circulate through the house with open doors and windows facing small courtyards. And in case the family encountered difficult financial times, the rooms could be rented out individually.

We are located one block outside of San Telmo in the neighborhood of Barracas. It’s a residential area with tree-lined calles, aristocratic homes, lovely Parque Lezama, gorgeous outdoor cafes along Avenida Caseros, and great public transportation options. You’re close enough to San Telmo to walk over for a coffee, a drink, or some people watching. And, you are surrounded by local vendors of vegetables, cheese, olives, flowers. No trinkety tourist shops. No overpriced terrible tourist food. This is what they mean when they say “live like a local.”

Scroll through the slideshow below to see the details of our largest and most elegant vacation rental. And be sure to check out our blog post introducing The Guesthouse to our collection. The description is longer and there are more pictures.


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Each vacation rental is different. Read through these details to make sure you’re choosing the one that is right for you.
Type Entire house
Bedrooms Three
Bed Type Two twin or one king in master, double in middle, queen in front room.
Bathrooms One en-suite with shower, one shared with tub and shower
Accommodates Six, maximum two guests per bedroom
Kitchen Fully-equipped, pantry often includes spices, herbs, vinegar, oil, coffee, tea, and mate
Internet WiFi
Elevator No
Floor # Second
Air Conditioning No
Heater Throughout the entire house
Fans Ceiling fans in each bedroom and in living room
Rental Includes Greeter, Guidebook to Buenos Aires, sheets and towels
Amenities Land line, hairdryer, speakers, CDs

All rates are in US dollars. There is a $50 USD cleaning fee for the final cleaning and laundry.

Period Rate Per Night Notes
Nightly $100 USD $100 USD 4-night minimum
Weekly $630 USD $90 USD
Monthly $2400 USD $80 USD

Methods of Payment

Credit Cards - We accept all major credit cards.
Wire Transfer – Bank fees for wire transfers to a US bank account are paid by the renter.
E-check – We can send you the information to complete an e-check with no additional fees.

A residential neighborhood right on the edge of San Telmo, Barracas surprises most of our guests. Shopping for food from local vendors is much easier. There are no kitschy tourist shops. And yet, we are one block away from the beautiful Caseros Street where you’ll find four lovely eateries with sidewalk seating.

Guesthouse Location

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We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have had such amazing guests over the years and we’re delighted to know they’ve loved our spaces and our services.


Colin and Yvonne

From the moment we contacted Angela from Sydney to book our stay to the moment we said goodbye to her at the front door, this was a five star experience. The apartment, with its soaring ceilings, wooden floors and simple, colourful furnishings, is loaded with style and character. Our room was spotless, spacious, bright and quiet, an oasis from the addictive pace and madness of BA. Sometimes, we stayed in and prepared simple meals in the kitchen, and chatted with other guests, who are now friends, and it felt like our home away from home. Angela was always warm, fun and helpful with directions and ideas for things to do. When I told her we were having trouble getting a refund for a bus journey from Santiago to Mendoza that was cancelled because of snow, she sent emails and made phone calls on my behalf until the problem was solved. After ten days, although we were excited about moving on to Iguazu falls, we were also very sad to be leaving our temporary home and family in BA. Stay here. You will love it.

Sydney, New South Wales, Argentina



We spent a week at The Guesthouse– and actually tried to come back but it was booked! The location is incredible– close to so many cafes, shops, bakeries and the huge Parque Lezama. The space is beautiful, safe and clean— Angela and crew have a great eye for authentic architecture and it translates beautifully. She was AMAZINGLY helpful with advice and directions– an overall ease to the whole process and easily reachable for any question we had. I’d give this my highest recommendation– best stay in town.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Erkam and Josefina

“I had a 5 star experience at Angela’s guest house. She’s gone much beyond my expectations by thinking of every detail (even lended me a mobilephone with local SIM in it!)…

The house was amazing! It’s a refurbished colonial property with the highest ceilings and largest doors I’ve ever seen in a residence. It was very clean throughout and Angela provided everything one can need. The room was very spacious with own bathroom both newly refurbished to a very high standard.

Overall, it was a great experience as I got to stay in an authentic Argentian house and meet with gorgeous people. The neighbourhood (San Telmo) had a lot to offer and would definitely be “the place to stay” if I ever go back (hopefully)…”

Stockholm, Sweden


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23 Comments To This Article… add one

  • Kate April 20, 2014, 1:10 pm

    Hi, do you have any rooms available in the guesthouse from the 25th – 28th April?

    • Angela McCallum April 20, 2014, 2:28 pm

      Hi Kate,

      We’re completely booked in The Guesthouse from April 25 – 28. The only spot we have available is The Depto. I’ll send you some details via email.


  • rita April 19, 2014, 11:42 am

    Hi do you have a room in the guesthouse from 23 april – 1 may?

    • Angela McCallum April 19, 2014, 2:36 pm

      Hi Rita,

      The Guesthouse is full, but The Depto is available. I’ve just sent you an email with the details.


  • Danielle March 19, 2014, 12:38 pm

    I am coming to BA in late August/Early September 2014 with my family, all adults. Would it be possible to rent out the entire guesthouse for one week? If so, what would the charge be and do you have any availability during that time? Thank you. Sincerely, Danielle

    • Angela McCallum April 19, 2014, 2:35 pm

      Hi Danielle,

      Hope you received our email. We’d be delighted to have you all stay with us!


  • Julia January 18, 2014, 11:29 am

    Hello….wondering if you have any rooms available Feb 16 – 20th?
    Thank you!


    • Angela January 18, 2014, 11:01 pm

      Hello Julia…. thank you for your interest in our spaces. The Guesthouse is full, but The Hideaway is available. I’ve sent you an email with the details. Muchas gracias!

  • Arnulf December 18, 2013, 2:07 pm

    Hello Angela, is your room “Finochieto” available for 3 nights starting from february 09>>leaving 12.02.2014? As we do not have a Paypal account:is it ok without prepayment? we would love to stay there regards Arnulf & Karin from Germany

    • Angela December 18, 2013, 5:39 pm

      Hola Arnulf and Karin,

      All three rooms in The Guesthouse are booked in February. The only place we have available at that time in The Hideaway. I’ll send you an email with the details.

      Many thanks,

  • Clarissa November 8, 2013, 2:30 pm

    Hola Angela,

    your guesthouse looks so pretty and I wonder if you´ve a vacant room. I´ll be traveling to Baires on Nov 24 and would love to stay for 3 or 4 nights. Thank You C!

    • Angela November 8, 2013, 8:42 pm

      Hi Clarissa,
      Thank you for contacting us. We are completely booked in November. I’ll send you an email in case you don’t see this comment. Hope you have a wonderful trip!

  • esther October 25, 2013, 11:56 pm

    hola srta Virginia, voy a realizar varios cursos en el museo de la historia del traje y la escuela argentina de moda a mediados de enero del 2014 por espacio de tres meses extenxibles, me los recomendos la srta.
    Rakel Baires tendra disponibilidad entre el 15 de enero al finales de abril 2014, ya estuve en san telmo en dias pasados. gracias de antemano

  • Barb Warriner October 9, 2013, 2:02 am

    Hola Virginie. Maureen Brown from Toronto highly recommended the Guesthouse for when I come to Buenos Aires. It looks perfect. I am arriving on Dec. 27th. I am going to be catching the bus to either Neuquen or Zapala after a few days and then will be returning to BA on March 30th for approx. one week. Would the Finochietto be available? This will be perfect! I am a single woman travelling on my own. Thank you.

    • Angela October 9, 2013, 3:15 pm

      Hi Barb… We loved having Maureen stay with us. Please send her our best. Virginie will send you an email with some details. Thanks for contacting us.
      All the best,

  • Sonia September 25, 2013, 12:57 am

    Are guests allowed to stay for more than 1 month? If so, do you provide a discount?

    Many thanks,

    • Angela September 25, 2013, 9:04 pm

      Hello Sonia,

      Thank you for contacting us. We do not typically accept reservations for more than a few weeks in The Guesthouse and we do not have discounts for long-term stays. The owners often come to Buenos Aires and they enjoy having the house to themselves.

      Do let me know if I can answer any other questions.

      All the best,

  • Ant September 9, 2013, 7:47 pm

    Hello, I am looking for a room in the guesthouse starting 17/09. It would be great to hear back via my email address. I tried to get in touch via email before, however it seems that the message does not get through. Thanks.

    • Angela September 9, 2013, 8:40 pm

      Hello Ant,

      I’ll send you an email now. Thank you for writing to us here. I’ll have a look at our contact form to see what the problem is.

      Many thanks!

  • Romana August 27, 2011, 9:38 am

    Casa Piedras is a stunning house. The type of house that takes you instantly into the Buenos Aires of a bygone era with its high ceilings, beautiful doors, wooden floors and old tiles ( azulejos?) Angela, the host, is the final touch: she is the one who brings life, charm and warmth to the place with countless attentions that made me feel not only welcomed, but spoiled.
    She cheerfully greeted me upon my arrival at a very early hour and took the time to share her tips, advice and favorite addresses in the area. Throughout my 10 days stay, she was always available to advise, help and recommend. The area is one of my favorites: away from the crowds and traffic, it has many spots worth a visit for lunch, dinner or just the delight of the eyes!
    I couldn’t have been happier with the choice of my home away from home and all guests felt the same way. And by the way, sharing the house with other guests is by itself a great addition to the experience.
    Thank you again Angela and John, I had a wonderful stay and can’t wait to be back!

    • Angela May 24, 2013, 10:55 pm

      Thanks, Romana. So, when are you coming back? We miss you and you need to go visit the Nature Reserve :P

  • Jennifer July 9, 2011, 3:22 pm

    My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights while in BA. Quiet, warm and spacious….it was the perfect home base to wander the busy city. With a grocery store on the same street, it was easy to keep the kitchen stocked with fresh food for cooking each day. We met two other great couples in the Guesthouse during our stay and even cooked one night with them. Location is just down from Caseros, so easy to explore San Telmo…..definitely coming back!

    • Angela @SanTelmoLoft July 10, 2011, 2:41 pm

      Thanks, Jennifer. It was great having you guys with us at the beginning and again at the end of your trip. Looking forward to seeing some pictures.

      Besos to you both!


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