Quirky, Bright, Spacious Two-Bedroom Pad

The Pad


The decor of this dainty and feminine two-bedroom apartment was inspired by the play “The House of Bernarda Alba” by Federico Garcia Lorca. Soft pastels, whimsical details, and a frilly master bedroom make The Pad our most fantastical vacation rental.

It’s also our largest apartment. Two separate bedrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, make this a great spot for two couples traveling together.

The kitchen is fully equipped with an old 1950s refrigerator, a microwave (for reheating those amazing meals you couldn’t finish the night before), a stove and oven. The skylight from the terrace and the wall of windows in the living room let in a soft natural light.

Have breakfast at the kitchen bar or head up to the terrace on the second floor. With a view of San Telmo’s church, the terrace is a great spot for some tapas and wine before heading out to dinner.

What makes The Pad special is the details. Stained glass windows, vaulted brick ceilings, and artistic touches throughout. Natalia has outdone herself again!

For additional photos and information, read our blog post introducing The Pad to our collection.

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Each apartment is different. Read through these details to make sure you’re choosing the one that is right for you.
Type Entire Apartment
Bedrooms Two
Bed Type Two Double Beds
Bathrooms One (shower and half tub)
Accommodates Four
Kitchen Fully-equipped, pantry often includes spices, herbs, vinegar, oil, coffee, tea, and mate
Internet WiFi
Elevator Yes
Floor # Third
Air Conditioning One in Living Room; One in Upstairs Bedroom
Heater Gas in Living Room, Electric in Bedrooms
Fans Yes
Rental Includes Greeter, Guidebook to Buenos Aires, sheets and towels
Amenities TV, DVD player, CDs and DVDs, cell phone, land line, hairdryer, speakers
Notes Not suitable for small children or disabled people

All rates are in US dollars. For each rental, there is a $30 USD charge for cleaning and laundry. It’s a one-time fee. There are no administrative fees.
Period Rate Per Night Notes
1 night $85 USD $85 USD 3-night minimum
1 week $560 USD $80 USD
1 month $1800 USD $60 USD

Methods of Payment

Cash – We prefer that you pay in cash (US dollars) at the moment of check-in. There are no transaction fees or banking fees when you pay in cash, so this is the cheapest route.
Wire Transfer – You can pay by wire transfer to a US or European bank account. In this case, there is a $10 US banking fee to be paid by the renter in addition to the full rent. This should be paid before your arrival to ensure that it has reached our bank account by the time you are checking in.
Credit Cards – Credit cards can be used through PayPal. There is an additional 5% transaction fee charged by PayPal that will be added on to the rental amount. If you’d like to use your credit card or pay through PayPal, you will need to let us know in advance so that we can send the request (rent + 5%) to you before you leave home. You’ll have to pay this before leaving home because PayPal blocks access when you try to use your account while overseas.

We ask for a $100 USD deposit for short-term bookings. Please see our Rental Terms and Conditions for further details.

A very strategic location, The Pad is located on Paseo Colon which makes grabbing a cab or choosing a bus (there are tons with stops just below us) easy as can be. Walk two blocks up to Plaza Dorrego, the main square in San Telmo, or two blocks down to Puerto Madero. It’s in the same building as The Loft, The Hideaway, and The Gallery.

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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.

Natalie and Mike

“I can’t do justice to the brilliant service Angela gives- from booking online, checking in, while we were there and leaving- she has gone above and beyond what you would expect or hope for. She also helped us find somewhere to stay , late at night and at last minute when our hire car fell through after checking out and we didn’t have any where to sleep.

The pad is beautifully decorated, the kitchen is great for cooking your own food and there is everything you need like phrase books, guides, tube and bus books as well as loads of movies. The location is great and everything is easy peasy.. just the way you want it when you come to BA to have fun and explore.

Why on earth would anyone want to stay in a small, drab hotel when it’s cheaper, and so much better, to stay in a heavenly two storey house with a BA guru like Angela there to help you out with a smile? “

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Victor, Fabiano and Magda

“My husband, my mother in low and I lived for 15 days on “The Pad”. The loft is large enough to accommodate a couple and an mother in law with comfort and privacy, since the two double bedrooms are well separated from each other. In the social area, with nice outdoor balcony and living room with integrated kitchen and incredibly high ceiling gives a feeling of spaciousness without cancel the warm atmosphere. The decor vintage inspired the play – A Casa de Bernarda Alba – Spanish writer Federico García Lorca – is a “journey” part, sensational. Many CDs, books, maps and magazines, wireless Internet (cable TV if you like) and local telephone calls give the impression that we are in our own home. For one or two couples would be ideal, leaving the mother in low at home of course: 0). The noisy Paseo Colon Avenue disappears inside the foyer, which leads to the lift imported from Paris a century ago, saved as new, transport you with extreme elegance to the loft, surprisingly quiet. The host Angela is simply fascinating (please do not abuse that angel). And there is more the “Republic of San Telmo” and all beautiful Buenos Aires at your feet.”

Porto Alegre, Rio Grande sol Sul, Brazil


“Angela is one of the best hosts you could ever wish for! Not only does she have the apartment set up with spices and kitchen basics, she also gave us the best shopping tips of our life. Always available and accommodating, keeping my bags in her apartment for three days before the reservation started and arranged for us to stay longer after we fell In love with the apartment. She even helped us with our bags and loaded us into a taxi at the end of our trip.

As for the apartment…it’s amazing! We never left…..the terrace is incredible, the AC is a plus, it was quiet, the beds were really comfortable and the bedrooms are on the opposites sides of the apt. Great for privacy.

I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to all my friends!”

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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36 Comments To This Article… add one

  • Amy September 9, 2013, 5:02 pm

    Hi there, I was just wondering if any of your apartments are free from the 22nd to the 28th December or part of this?

    • Angela September 9, 2013, 8:40 pm

      Hi Amy,

      I’ve just sent you an email. The only spot we have available is The Hideaway. We’d love to have you stay with us!


  • eve roberts August 26, 2013, 5:10 am


    Could you tell me which apartments are available for a couple,27 December 2013 to 1 January 2014?


    • Angela August 26, 2013, 11:38 am

      Hi Eve,

      I’ve just sent you an email. Both The Pad and The Hideaway are available. We’d love to have you stay with us.


  • Carolina Henriquez August 10, 2013, 2:15 pm

    Hello! The Pad is gorgeous; you guys have done an amazing job. My husband and I would love to stay at The Pad for three nights, from 09-05 to 09-08. Please let me know if you have availability. Thanks a lot! Carolina

  • daniel febres June 25, 2013, 12:23 am

    I´d like to know if you have avability for oct 28- nov 5th/ 2013. 4 adults, one child (1 year). please send me details to my email.

    • Angela June 25, 2013, 12:50 pm

      Hello Daniel,

      Thank you for contacting us. I’ll send you a few options via email as The Pad isn’t available for the entire stay.

      More soon,

  • Donna Spears August 13, 2012, 9:40 pm

    The place looks really cool and the colors are so bright!
    My favorite was the living room with natural light, it’s so relaxing!

    • Angela @SanTelmoLoft August 14, 2012, 12:10 pm

      Hi Donna…. so glad you like the colors and natural light. That’s my favorite thing about this apartment. So much light and so soft.


  • Tamara Deverell November 5, 2011, 12:57 pm

    Also interested in this one for same date (Dec21st-27th 2011 and/or Dec. 31st-Jan 6th).

    • Angela @SanTelmoLoft November 5, 2011, 1:12 pm

      Hi again… It’s such a busy time of the year for us. The Pad is available only from Dec. 21 – Dec. 25 (four nights). After that, The Loft is available for the 25 and 26, but it doesn’t sleep four. The Pad is great. It has a lovely terrace with a view of the church of San Telmo. If your dates are flexible, maybe you’d like to stay there the first four nights and then come back to us to stay in The Gallery later.

      I’ll send this via email, as well. We’d love to have you guys stay with us.

      Talk soon,

  • Jason underhill December 31, 2010, 9:13 am


    I am a friend of henry and sylvie. We are coming to BA first week in march (tues1st to sunday6th). Is the Pad free that week?


    • Angela @SanTelmoLoft December 31, 2010, 12:15 pm

      Hi Jason,

      Thanks for contacting us. Unfortunately all four of our apartments are booked for the first week of March. You might want to look on the website http://www.airbnb.com where you can type in your dates and browse the apartments that are available. There are a lot of great places listed.

      Best of luck and hopefully we’ll get to meet you guys with Henry and Sylvie while you’re here.


  • Natalie November 7, 2010, 12:29 am

    Hi Angela, I’m coming to BsAs next year & while Palermo has been suggested by many, San Telmo seems to speak to me more!

    I’m planning on few months from March 2011, my dates aren’t secured yet but would love to know what you have available in either of your places, and rates around this time?

    Thanks so much,


    • Angela @SanTelmoLoft November 7, 2010, 11:59 am

      Hi Natalie,

      Thanks for your interest in our apartments. I’ll send you an email with the availabilities we have in March.


  • Damon October 13, 2010, 5:14 pm

    I stayed in The Pad for two months (July/August) of this year and absolutely loved it! Angela and John are the best and have become, I hope, lifelong friends too! I miss you guys, and the apartment, and the city, and the food, and the wine, and the farmers market, and the cemetery, and the supermercado, and the lomo, and, and, and, and………. I could very easily keep going for hours. I HIGHLY recommend this place to the savvy travelers out there! Screw the Ritz, I’m staying at The Pad.

    • Angela @SanTelmoLoft October 13, 2010, 6:14 pm

      It’s now called Damon’s Pad, remember?

      Thanks so much for recommending us. It’s so awesome when a guest becomes a friend. Plus, you made me get out and do things I hadn’t done here. Barolo, the graffiti tour.. ok, we missed the circus and we still need to go to Fuerza Bruta. I’ve been recommending it to everyone since you went.

      Miss you!!! Besos grandes!

  • jessie connor July 22, 2010, 10:53 am


    i’ve just sent an email to you about The Hideaway place, however The Pad is everything we want in an apartment and MORE! Just amazing!!
    Is it free for the month of January 2011?


    • Angela July 22, 2010, 11:47 am

      Hi Jessie,

      The Pad is actually booked all of January 2011. I’ll send you an email now about other possibilities.


  • sepideh pahlavani July 11, 2010, 11:42 am


    I am a swedish art director and moving with my partner to Buenos Aires the 5 august. We are trying to find a permanent recidence to stay longterm that does not cost a fortune. We love your place and was wondering how big the apartments are and if you can give us a good price for long stay?


    • Angela July 15, 2010, 5:53 pm

      Hi Sepideh… have just sent you an email. Looking forward to hearing from you.


  • Marcello March 7, 2010, 10:40 pm

    Do you guys have internet? if so.. is it landline or wifi? Gracias


    • Angela March 8, 2010, 1:57 pm

      Hi Marcello… we’ve got WiFi in both of our apartments. We also have speakers for iPods or MP3 players (music is important on vacation)!

  • sabrina battaglia February 10, 2010, 8:07 pm

    The look & feel of THE PAD is inspiring…I’d love to stay there with my husband & 2 kids! We’ll be in BA from 3-28march, if available that would be wonderful!

    • Angela February 10, 2010, 9:43 pm

      Hi Sabrina,

      I just sent you an email. The Pad is booked, but I may be able to help you find another place. Let me know if you are set on staying in San Telmo or if you’d be interested in staying in Palermo/Belgrano (towards the north).


  • Ann Chamberlin December 27, 2009, 2:41 am

    We’re looking for a place from january 12th through feb 12th, 2010. Is this available? I’m in love with it —purple, yellow, terrace. Please say yes,
    Ann Chamberlin

  • Ryoga October 13, 2009, 3:12 am


    is the pad available for a long-term rental, Oct 19 – Mar 7



  • Diana July 16, 2009, 3:18 pm

    Love your place – can you please contact me by email. I am in BsAs at the moment and would like to talk about making a reservation.

  • Adrian March 28, 2009, 6:14 pm

    By chance is the pad available starting april 1st? Thank you!

  • Madeline Barker February 28, 2009, 8:55 am

    I absolutely love the pad! My friend and I are coming to study international law and economics at the UBA and UB, and we’re looking for a chic place. Is it available for rent longer term (mid-march thru june/july)? I’d love to see more pictures if you have them. :)

  • Julie Wade February 14, 2009, 5:38 pm

    Angela? Hey there! How are you? Looks like you are doing well. It’s taken me a while to find you…could you send me your email?

    • santelmoloft March 28, 2009, 10:20 pm

      Hi Adrian… the pad is booked for the next couple of months. The loft is available for the first couple of weeks of April if you’re interested. Thanks for getting in touch.

  • santelmoloft February 21, 2009, 6:51 pm

    Julie… I can’t believe it? It’s been soooooo long. Are you still in Italy? Will send you an email. Can’t wait to catch up!


  • santelmoloft February 28, 2009, 6:00 pm

    Hi Madeline, Yes, we do rent them for longer periods of time. I’ll send you an email so we can check dates. For more pictures, we’ve put up about 28 on Flickr here http://www.flickr.com/photos/26263563@N05/sets/72157611539592056/ and we’ll always keep adding to them.

  • santelmoloft July 16, 2009, 5:00 pm

    Hi Diana…. just sent you an email. Thanks for contacting us!

  • santelmoloft October 13, 2009, 8:07 am

    Hola Patrick… the Pad has just become available again. So, yes, it is available through March 7. I’ll send you an email. Thanks so much for contacting us.

    Chau, Angela


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San Telmo Loft is a boutique vacation rental service in Buenos Aires. We've hand picked each apartment in our small collection so that you don't have to spend hours weeding through the blah and mundane. Quirky and stylish, comfortable and quiet (a big plus in this noisy city), each listing is well-located and comes with our stamp of approval.

What Our Guests Say

"We have rented many excellent apartments around the world during our travels, but The Loft may just be our favorite. It is situated perfectly in the heart of San Telmo, where a Bohemian vibe is tangible. Angela was always accessible and extremely helpful. We highly recommend the apartment and can not say enough good things about Angela."

Steve and Family, Dubai