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Recoleta with History and Elegance (2,200 sq feet) 3 Bedroom 3.5 Bathrooms

Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Apartment2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

20 foot tall ceilings in Living & Dining areas. Classic historic architecture

Relive the history of Buenos Aires only 5 blocks from today’s Recoleta village. In 1894, when the country of Argentina was one of the wealthiest in the world with strong European ties, a Frenchman built this elegant residence on Calle Juncal. You can still feel the old world ambiance in the building’s beautiful church-like façade, tall ceilings, and architectural features, but you can also enjoy modern conveniences like a renovated 'American style' kitchen. This large three bedroom apartment (over 200 square meters or 2,200 square feet) has a large master suite with king size bed, walk-in closet and separate bath, shower and toilet areas. There is a second smaller loft bedroom (with 2 deluxe twin beds that can be converted into a super comfy King size on request) with its own bathroom with shower.

Importantly in a noisy bustling city like Buenos Aires, all the bedrooms are at the rear of the apartment facing into a common area courtyard, not the street.

A fully equipped office/study with television, DVD player, broadband internet access and wi-fi connection is tucked into a loft with skylight off the master bedroom. (There is also a very small bedroom (with bed slightly smaller than a twin) and bath in what was formerly the maid’s quarters which could accommodate a 5th person for a brief stay.) Recently renovated by the same architect who did the Art Hotel, the apartment features 15 foot ceilings in the living and dining areas and master bedroom. The apartment also contains some antiques and features art work by several local artists which we encourage you to discover and enjoy as much as we have. With each trip we make, we add to our collection of Argentine art in the apartment.

The apartment has its own private, elegant entrance with marble stairs up to the second floor (considered the 1st floor in Argentina - but there is NO elevator). World class restaurants, cafes, and gourmet grocery and wine shops are all in the neighborhood and within easy walking distance. Two blocks away you can enjoy the café lined Plaza Mitre for an early morning coffee before setting out into one of the most walkable cities in the world; three blocks in the other direction, you’ll find a Metro stop on Avenida Santa Fe. And with the apartment's central location in the city, everything Buenos Aires has to offer is a short taxi ride away.

Please note on some days when we have a guest checking in and out on the same day, the maid will not always finish the cleaning until 4pm, but you may checkin earlier on this understanding.

Bookings are not confirmed until the deposit has been received.



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About Hamish

I fell in love with Buenos Aires and bought this beautiful apartment in the historic and charming area of Recoleta. You can share some of the excitement and interest I discovered by renting this truly unique and beautifully furnished home away from home (greater than 2,200 Sq foot) apartment yourself. I also own great properties in Thailand (Pattaya) and Australia (Melbourne) for rental and you can find them all on HomeAway.

Hamish purchased this Apartment in 2009

Why Hamish chose Recoleta

I think Buenos Aires is the most vibrant cosmopolitan city in South America. Recoleta is probably the best known part of Buenos Aires with everyone wanting to visit the famous cemetery just a few blocks away from my apartment. You can practically walk everywhere in this central part of BA and just soak up the wonderful vibrant atmosphere and amazing architecture.

What makes this Apartment unique

Loads of fabulous restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets and art galleries are nearby and you are close to public transport to the city via bus or subway (subte) is 300 meters. There are buses within 25 meters of the front door. The popular shopping precinct of Santa Fe ave is just a 5 minute stroll from the apartment. You are surrounded by beautiful classic Buenos Aires architecture on every corner.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 twin/ single, Attached unit that used to be the maids quarters. No Aircon
      • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1)


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, With hand basin for guest use. Located off entrance hall
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Located off the maids quarters
      • 3.5

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean


            • Historic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Heating & Cooling. All main areas individually controlled except there is NO AIRCON in the maids quarters so it can get very hot in summer if used as a 3rd bedroom.
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Wifi or ethernet connections available in the apartment.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Living Room
                    • Study Room
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              A great dining space
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • VCR


                                    • Balcony


                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • museums
                                            • arboretum
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • live theater
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis


                                                            • Hairdryers; Weekly maid service

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              38 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Wonderful Home

                                                              Stephen w.

                                                              Hamish's home is beautiful and the Recoleta is a great neighborhood from which to explore the city. BA City Apartments was great - they provided transportation to the airport and gave us an introduction to the apartment on the first day.

                                                              Good location, spacious home

                                                              Jane H.Capistrano Beach California, US

                                                              We enjoyed our stay here. The home is very nice, and had everything we needed. The location was good and allowed walking everywhere. There are restaurants, shopping, grocery stores within easy walking.

                                                              Our only challenge was with the internet, and since we were on a working vacation, we rely on good, relatively fast internet connection. Some days I had to walk down to Starbucks to get work done. Otherwise, this was a great place to stay during our short visit to Buenos Aires.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Jane was a great guest and it was gracious of her to seek out alternative internet access during her stay when ours went on the blink. Since Jane visited I have personally replaced the entire internet hardware in the apartment with the latest mesh wifi technology from Asus called Lyra. There are now 3 x wifi Lyra mesh transmitters located strategically throughout the apartment and the speed and through put is fast and reliable.

                                                              Perfect Loction!

                                                              Todd W.

                                                              Great location to all the sights and very large apartment to rent. Hamish made the vacation easy and stress free! Large supermarket nearby / wine stores / restaurants / all made for a once in a lifetime vacation for us!

                                                              A little bit of Paris in the heart of Buenos Aires

                                                              carole f.

                                                              Once in a while, you have the good fortune to come across a really exceptional apartment. This is one of them. Centrally located in beautiful Recoleta, this sophisticated rental boasted 20 foot ceilings, French doors onto a balcony, a large master bedroom and a chic and comfortable decor. Super friendly staff serviced the apartment and the neighborhood was packed with wonderful shops and specialty food stores. (Plus the owners leave you lists of all their favorite restaurants and vendors. )Will definitely rent again when we return to Buenos Aires!

                                                              Comfortable and spacious

                                                              Ricardo S.Miami Beach, Florida

                                                              Hamish is super friendly and prompt to reply to inquiries, questions and or concerns. The apartment is much larger than I had anticipated, the space is accentuated by high ceilings and proper lighting. It really sets the mood for a wonderful Buenos Aires visit. It would be hard to find such spectacular space with a central location for the price, take it from me (I have lived in Buenos Aires twice). I'd recommend this apartment to anyone and will make sure to book it in time for my next visit.

                                                              Thank you Hamish!

                                                              A Wonderful Stay

                                                              Elise E.

                                                              Our family of four visited Buenos Aires in June and loved our stay in this wonderful apartment. The location was superb, the apartment lovely and Hamish was responsive and helpful. We especially appreciated all of the recommendations and maps that were available to us in the apartment. The apartment is spacious and the kitchen well-stocked. We loved our time there!


                                                              Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

                                                              For great shopping. From the apartment walk down Juncal and over Pueyrredon for about 7 blocks until you get to Avenue Coronel Diaz. Turn left towards Ave Santa Fe and in 3 blocks your will come to Alto Palermo Shopping Center. The best value things to buy are from the local Argentine shops and chains rather than the international brands.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              $50 - $56
                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              The base rates are for 2 guests. NO SMOKING allowed. Checkout at 10am on day of departure. No check-in before 2pm however -> Check-in after 11am and before 2pm is sometimes possible but maid may still be cleaning from prior guest. Additional terms as per the rental agreement supplied at time of rental quotation. If you require very early check in or late check out then you need to book and pay for the extra nights.

                                                              38 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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