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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|Bed Type||Two Double Beds|
|Bathrooms||One (shower and half tub)|
|Kitchen||Fully-equipped, pantry often includes spices, herbs, vinegar, oil, coffee, tea, and mate|
|Air Conditioning||One in Living Room; One in Upstairs Bedroom|
|Heater||Gas in Living Room, Electric in Bedrooms|
|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|
|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.
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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