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.”
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|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|
|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.
|1 night||$100 USD||$100 USD||4-night minimum|
|1 week||$630 USD||$90 USD|
|1 month||$2015 USD||$65 USD|
Methods of Payment
Credit Cards – All major credit cards with the exception of American Express.
E-check – For US guests or guests with a US bank account.
Wire Transfer – Bank fees for wire transfers to a US bank account are paid by the renter.
Booking fee – 10% of the rent due
Cleaning fee – $50 USD
Damage Waiver – $20 USD non-refundable, or $400 USD refundable security deposit
Example: Four Nights
One-week rental: $400 USD
Booking fee: $40 USD
Cleaning fee: $50 USD
Damage Waiver: $20 USD
Total: $510 USD
Example: One week
One-week rental: $630 USD
Booking fee: $63 USD
Cleaning fee: $50 USD
Damage Waiver: $20 USD
Total: $763 USD
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.
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)…”
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