Who are we?

San Telmo Loft started in November 2007, when Gonzalo, Natalia and Angela began renting out the Loft. Soon after, we added another apartment, the Pad, and another team member, John. Two Cajuns and two Argentines. What can come of that combination?

Argentines and Cajuns have a few things in common. We love to talk and hang out with friends. We appreciate good food, interesting architecture, lively decor, great music, dancing, and a good time. This is what guides our recommendations on the blog and what guides our choice of apartments and the decor.

San Telmo Loft Team

Angela, John, Natalie, and Gonzalo.

Natalia –  Former school teacher, current yoga instructor and masseuse, Natalia is from the province of Santa Fe. A lover of sports and passionate about art and music, Natalia has traveled throughout Argentina, to Italy, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, and the United States. She speaks Spanish, and some French and English. Natalia is our design expert. She knows how to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. She the sensitive one in the group.

Gonzalo - Current entrepreneur, former social scientist and bar owner (in Sicily, Italy), Gonzalo comes from the city of Mendoza. A ski fanatic who loves the mountains, here in the city he spends his free time running through the green parks. He’s traveled throughout Europe, South America, and North America and speaks fluent Spanish, Italian, and English. Gonzalo is our finance guy. He keeps us in check and knows how to make a mean plate of pasta. He’s the group’s alchemist.

Angela – Former language teacher and instructional designer, current photographer and writer Angela is from Louisiana. She’s lived in Italy, Panama, France, Egypt and now Argentina. Angela speaks English, Spanish, and Italian pretty well,  and makes-do in French and Arabic. She is our website developer and blogger, not to mention the singer in the group–we call her the “China Gringa” because her specialty is Argentinean folklore

John – Movie producer, handyman, amazing cook, John is also from Louisiana. He joined our team in April 2009 when he moved down here from Los Angeles to produce feature films and cook for Angela. When he’s not working on a film, he’s our handyman. He can fix most anything and that includes a mean pot of gumbo. Ask him how many squirrels he’s eaten.

There are a few other people who’ve joined the group. Gisela, a.k.a Vagabunda, and Oliver of The Hideaway and The Guesthouse. They are tango teachers in Switzerland who spend their summers here in Gisela’s hometown, Buenos Aires.

48 Comments To This Article… add one

  • Christelle pottinger July 27, 2012, 2:37 am

    Hi, we are looking to rent The Pad or The Loft from 11-14th March 2013. Would they be available? Thanks in advance for your answer. Christelle

    • Angela @SanTelmoLoft July 27, 2012, 7:12 pm

      Hello Christelle,

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

      Many thanks,

  • Mike McCallum June 18, 2012, 10:58 pm

    Great blog you guys.
    we will see y’all in Nov.

  • Brad Schauer May 18, 2012, 4:32 pm

    Angela, My wife Susan and I have found your blog since our last visit to Buenos Aires 2 years ago. We love the country and also your great information and rental opportunities. We would like to begin discussion regarding staying in one of your properties for appx. 2 months early next year. We’re thinking February/March, or March/April of 2013. We don’t have a particular property in mind, just want to work with you to arrange a good time to stay with you. Our ultimate goal is to begin research on how to spend extended periods of our life in Argentina, and from the looks of your blog, we may have found a great resource in you and your partners! Can’t wait to hear back from you. Brad & Susan Schauer Portland, Oregon USA

    • Angela @SanTelmoLoft May 18, 2012, 4:55 pm

      Hi Brad and Susan. Your plan sounds fabulous. I did get your email, too. I’ll reply there. Thanks for getting in touch. Sounds like we’ll be meeting some day soon.

      More soon,

  • Dave October 12, 2011, 4:25 pm

    Great website .

  • Astrid October 17, 2010, 7:20 pm

    Hola a todos y felicitaciones por esto tan lindo que armaron. Un abrazo especial a mi hermana Angela a quien amo y admiro.

    • Angela @SanTelmoLoft October 18, 2010, 5:11 pm

      Hola hermana!!! Gracias por escribir. Tanto tiempo! Cuando vas a pasar por Once y Flores :-) ? Te extraño un monton. Aca estamos, trabajando. Me alegra que te haya gustado la pagina. Si pasas mas de dos dias la proxima vez, vamos a hacer algunas cosas turisticas tambien. Flores y Once no estan en el circuito… jajajaja!

      Un beso gigante!

  • Manya May 10, 2010, 3:08 pm

    Hola chabons!

    I’m so glad to bump into your blog! I’m writting to you from Greece. I’m coming to BA next April (in shalah!) I would loooove to meet you all. Please stay in touch!

    Un beso!

    • Angela May 11, 2010, 5:50 am

      Hi Manya! I’d love to meet up with you while you’re in BA. Please keep in touch. Maybe we can help with your plans. I’m in Italy right now until May 21. Am looking forward to having some time to check out your blog. I’m in love with Greece. Thanks for stopping by… Un beso back to you! ~Angela

  • Natucha April 20, 2010, 6:35 pm

    Hola chicos!
    I love cooking Gumbo John is delicious, the film is a super producer and “salsa de tomates”, bienvenido al grupo! :)))

    • Angela April 20, 2010, 6:43 pm

      Jajaja… ahora somos 4 y mira que combinacion! If you keep Indie, we’ll cook you some of John’s amazing gumbo when we get back from Italy, ok? What a team! te quiero mucho!

  • stefano March 6, 2010, 1:21 pm

    I will always remember that morning when I arrived in BA … I felt immediately home, in your super cool house. Bur most of all I met news friends, and you guys have been spectacular with me. You certainly are one of the reasons of my long stay in BA . Thanks and i really hope to be back soon. Abrazo

    • Angela March 6, 2010, 4:48 pm

      You’re the best, Stefano. We’re ready for you to come back! Thanks so much for commenting here… we really miss you.
      Besos grandes,

  • Sanne Kränzl December 15, 2009, 5:46 am

    Hi Ange,
    just found out about your loft.. you never told me! ;o) …

    I am looking soooooooo much forward to having you here in Stuttgart next year. Please let me know soonest about your traveling dates – just to make sure we are there. I am still a litte traveller! :o) …
    All fine here, just f….ing cold! Of course I meant freezing!
    Mucho besos y abrazos, queridísima amiga!

    • santelmoloft December 15, 2009, 1:54 pm

      Really? I never told you. Wow. We definitely need to talk more often. Stuttgart will give us the chance. I can’t wait…. guess it will be either late April or mid-May. The wedding we’re going to is early May. I’ll let you know as soon as we book flights and stuff…

      Ha! You’re freezing joke was good…. te mando un beso gigante!!!!!
      Chau chau… Angela

  • Villa Romana Pedasi September 23, 2009, 1:34 am

    Great blog! Looks like you guys are having lots of fun and definitely know how to spread your love for BA! Keep it up!

    @ China Gringa: tsup stranger?

  • Chris September 9, 2009, 1:18 pm

    Any (good) recommendations for yoga in BA?

  • santelmoloft August 18, 2009, 3:15 pm

    Hi Lelia,

    Thanks so much for stopping by. Glad to know that you liked the blog. Are you in BA now? It would be great to meet up. If not, then do get in touch when you’re heading back.


  • Lelia August 15, 2009, 7:48 pm

    Hey Guys, cool site, congrats!
    I loved it reading it.. wish new before to rent from u the space, being in BA for a month, would love to step by and meet you all, check you apts.. I have family and gotta come down every year, cheers!
    Lelia, NYC.

  • Becca Black February 25, 2009, 5:49 am

    Do you have the Pad available March 13 (Friday) thru March 17 (Tuesday)? It looks perfect for us, and we have looked at many places!

    We are a couple of writers from San Francisco (one of us via New Orleans!)

    Becca and Francis

  • Emily December 22, 2008, 1:09 am

    Hola Angela, Natalia, y Gonzola,

    I am one of 6 Californians who just moved to Buenos Aires for the next 3 months. We are living in Parque Patricios at an industrial building turned experimental and technological art space called CheLA. Our professor bought the space years ago and we are now helping in the transformation and conducting art projects, shows, and parties of our own. I would love for us to meet up somehow and exchange stories, tips, advice, existential thoughts, friendships, etc. We all went to UCLA (I have a BA in Sociology) and recently graduated. Mutual and mixed interests in photography, theater, music, media arts, etc. Check out our blog at http://www.arjenteenuh.com and let us know if you are interested or have any knowledge to share.

    Hasta pronto amigos.


  • santelmoloft November 18, 2008, 8:52 pm

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

  • Beatrice M November 18, 2008, 5:03 pm

    Just found your blog as I’m doing some research on Jacaranda trees here in Buenos Aires. I’ve been here for two years now and am in love with all the trees. I would love to maybe meet with Angela and pick your brain about Argentine folklore, especially as it pertains to the trees. I know about (but not in much detail) a couple of legends – one about the Jacaranda and another about the Palo Borracho. Can I buy you a cup of coffee or can we share some mate someday soon?

    Besos, Beatrice

  • santelmoloft June 6, 2008, 1:57 am

    Karaoke seria barbaro… y vos? Que vas a cantar???

  • santelmoloft June 6, 2008, 1:54 am

    Denise, glad you found some useful information here. You’re going to love BA in December. There’s some pretty good gelato here too :-)

  • stilllifeinbuenosaires June 5, 2008, 11:52 pm

    Nunca supé que cantas. ¿Vamos a karaoke aca, si queres?

  • denise marinucci June 5, 2008, 10:33 pm

    thank you so much for your blog, info etc!! i am coming to bs as in dec for three months.i make homemade gelato on paros island in greece. keep up the good work!!!

  • santelmoloft June 2, 2008, 4:10 pm

    Hello Jackson! Loved reading your blog and looking forward to meeting you and the g/f when you get here. We’ll keep in touch. You’ll be here just in time to freeze :-) But then there’s spring… now that’s something worth freezing for.

    Cheers! Angela

  • santelmoloft June 2, 2008, 4:08 pm

    Cherie… can’t wait to see you again. Cuanto te vas a quedar?


  • Jackson Bliss June 2, 2008, 8:17 am


    Just wanted to tell you that I’m really enjoying your blog. I never knew how many expressions revolved around the word pedo, nor how much Argentinos love their tripe, but this is all great cultural info. My g/f and I are moving to Buenos Aires in 39 days and I’m so stoked about it, and reading your blog is feeding my excitement. Lastly, thanks for leaving me a comment on my blog (I’m guessing it was Angela?). Anyway, it made me really happy (read: connected) to hear from other people with the same wanderlust, fascination and talent for joy. I’m gonna put your blog in my list of fave blogs right now. I hope we all get to hang out sometime and drink some nice earthy red wine together! Peace, Blessings, –j2b

  • Cherie June 1, 2008, 12:18 pm

    Hola Amigos!

    I love it and I’m so jealous! Me encanta la casa por las canitas! Y lo de mia? : ) Oye, creo que me voy a Peru fines de Junio y voy a pasar por Bs As a pasar un par de dias con ustedes!

    Un abrazo,
    Tu amiga de lejos en Singapur

  • santelmoloft May 6, 2008, 3:59 am

    Hey Evie… yep, loving your blog. Glad to see you made it our way too. Cheers!

  • Evie Abat May 5, 2008, 9:56 pm

    Hola, todos! Hey, Angela! Nice blog. Thanks for linking up with my blog! I´m gonna do the dame. See you ’round da city.

  • santelmoloft May 5, 2008, 4:16 am

    Thanks Tanguera. We’ve just gotten started, but blogging is pretty cool. In my book, you’re an expert, so it’s great to know you find it interesting.

    San Telmo Loft Gang

  • La Tanguera May 5, 2008, 1:27 am

    Hey, I just discovered your blog, and love the concept :) Many thanks for adding me to your blog roll, I’m happy to do the same — keep the nice work (and the spread out the love for Tango) ;)


  • santelmoloft April 24, 2008, 6:27 pm

    Hi Carly, I sent you an email about booking the loft for January and February 2009. If for some reason you don’t get it, write to us at santelmoloft@gmail.com

    Thanks for your interest in our loft. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

  • Carly April 23, 2008, 6:08 pm

    The loft looks wonderful! I am trying to plan in advance for a 3 month trip I’m going to be taking to BA early next year. I’m thinking I’ll head there Jan. 2 or 3, 2009. Is that too far in advance to reserve the loft? I’d like to go reserve it for 2 months, January and February and leave March kind of open. I’d also appreciate having you as a contact as I plan along the way. Looking forward to hearing from you!!!

  • santelmoloft February 14, 2008, 3:44 am

    Hi Gonzalo… it sounds like a fantastic group. We’ll be sure to pay you guys a visit! Looking forward to meeting you and the travelers who join you guys.

  • santelmoloft February 14, 2008, 3:43 am

    Hi Reg….. we’re so glad you find the blog useful. It would be great to meet up. Get in touch with us at santelmoloft@gmail.com.

    Enjoy your stay!

  • Gonzalo February 12, 2008, 11:57 am

    Your blog is awesome, guys! I’d like to invite you to join us over coffee to chat about travel, languages, etc.
    More info below:

    Meet friendly locals in Buenos Aires

    We are a group of people who practice English every Friday at a coffee shop in Buenos Aires. It’s an easy going and informal meeting, free, just for fun.
    We have been meeting every Friday for over 6 years to practice our English.
    All are at a level that enables us to speak English fluently, which is a requirement to participate.
    We like to chat about ordinary things but traveling is our favorite subject.
    Every Friday, foreign travelers who are on holidays in Buenos Aires and are interested in meeting “porteños” visit us. This kind of exchange and sharing of cultures and points of view means learning and developing for all of us.
    Tourists, backpackers, expats are all welcomed.
    If you are in Buenos Aires learning or practicing your Spanish, you can join us for dinner afterwards. At dinnertime we are free to use any language we choose.
    If you are interested in participating email us for further details.

    Contact Info
    Facebook Group:

  • Reg Nordman February 9, 2008, 1:07 am

    Cool blog.
    Very useful as I am coming to Argentina in a week.
    We will be in BA March 6 through 13. I have an apt in Barrio Norte. If you have the time for a lunch or whatever, I would love to hear your stories abou tlife in BA and other places!

  • santelmoloft December 23, 2008, 4:39 pm

    Hi Emily… thanks so much for writing to us. Your project is great. Congratulations. And I love Parque Patricios…. what a great neighborhood. We’ll get in touch with you guys after the holidays. Looking forward to meeting you!

    Angela, Natalia and Gonzalo

  • santelmoloft February 25, 2009, 5:19 pm

    Hi Becca and Francis… both the loft and the pad are booked through March 23. What a shame. It really would have been perfect for a couple of writers from San Francisco/NoLa. Feel free to ask our advice on other places if you aren’t sure of the location. Our email is santelmoloft@gmail.com.

    Have a great trip! And best of luck with the search.

  • santelmoloft September 17, 2009, 6:35 pm

    Hi Chris… sorry for the late response. I’ve been away on assignment. Let me check with Naty. She’s the yoga guru. The only place I am familiar with is called Valle Tierra in Palermo. I know there are others though. Will get back to you with some details by email. Cheers…. Angela

  • santelmoloft September 23, 2009, 11:01 am

    Hey Stranger… I love the Villa Romana in Pedasi. Wow. The trees have gotten so big. Of course it has been about 10 years since I was last in Pedasi. Great to hear from you and see that you guys are doing well. Besos y abrazos…. come visit us!!!!


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