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. HIstorical, luxury French 2 bdr apt Completely updated. RECOLETA best location

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 4. Luxury apt. Elevator

Step back in time to Buenos Aires Golden Age. This French historical apartment was built in 1928. It was lovingly restored in keeping with the elegance and glamour of that time. Decorated with crystal chandeliers and period antiques, we have created an environment that honors the original home. It’s like a fantasy that transports you back in time.. ..a time when Buenos Aires embraced everything French. They became known as the Paris of South America. The French were the last word in style and good taste. A time when the women went to Paris for their clothing and architects were brought over from France to design the beautiful buildings. We’re pleased to offer to you The House of Chanel, named after the “first lady” of style, Coco Chanel.


Elevator building

Ten-foot ceilings and three balconies with floor-to-ceiling French doors.

Crystal chandeliers

French and Art Deco antiques

Kitchen: eating bar, granite counter-tops, dishwasher

Small appliances: coffee maker, toaster, microwave

Washer dryer

Two bedrooms with French balconies

Dramatic half bath with red lacquer walls and glass sink lit from below.

Full bath with vanity area. Bidet, hair dryer, flat iron

Flat screen TV with dvd player and surround sound system

Cell phone provided

Wi-Fi internet

A selection of dvd's to choose from

Located in Recoleta, one of the very nicest neighborhoods in all Buenos Aires. Upscale and safe.

More Details

Property Manager
Lynn Carlton
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2017

About Lynn Carlton

I have always loved to fix and design. When I began my real estate career at 24, I soon realized that the best part of the job was meeting with architects and interior designers and watching as the more artistic elements of construction fell into place. After 13 years in real estate, I built two homes, vacation rentals on magical Orcas Island in Washington State. Then I undertook a major remodel of a cabin on the water. Something clicked during that process of transforming the cabin into a unique work of art; I knew I had found my purpose in life.

Through the next several years, I transformed some 30 rather decrepit homes into fresh, beautiful residences, working tirelessly at the rate of two or three a year. Then I decided to turn my creative attention to designing and constructing very special vacation accommodations. I moved to Mexico, the land of color and craft, and began working there.

The most exciting phase of building a new place is when everything gets pulled together. I love the details, making sure that one thing plays with another in perfect harmony. During the process, I'm absolutely consumed. Each project takes every ounce of my imaginative life -- and I love it.

I enjoy being able to see the possibilities in a wreck of a dwelling. When I first set eyes on a place in need of a make-over, I see what it could be. I can envision how the finished place will look...and that vision guides me.

I work an average of six to eight months on each project, directing a local architect and construction team, supervising every step along the way to make certain my vision is embodied in bricks and mortar, paint and plaster.

I'm always on the hunt for that specific hand-selected piece that blends with everything else. The beauty of Mexico is being able to design a particular piece that can be made by one of the talented artisans that works a glorious puzzle.'

Lynn Carlton purchased this apartment in 2008

Guestbook comments from the manager

My friend and I were the very first guests to this flat and "oh my god" were we in wonderland when we opened that front door! I personally have been to Buenos Aires 18 times and this property is the most luxurious I have seen thus far - it's right out of "Architectural Digest." I also consider myself an art deco connoisseur having had 3 antique shops in San Francisco, Ca. specializing in art deco and this deco remodel is true to the period as well as the furnishings and furniture. BRAVO!
Nov 2010
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Recoleta Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , vanity w/seating
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , dramatic lighting and red laquer walls
    Half Bathroom -
  • *Half Bath: A dramatic toilette with red lacquer walls. Glass-etched sink with below counter lighting and Art Deco wall sconces *Full bath: Le Chanel bathroom with vanity area. Oversize shower with Art Deco window. Bidet. Hair dryer and flat iron provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • *Bedroom #1: French doors leading to balcony, full size bed set in a brass antique head and foot board. Full wall of closets with mirrored closet doors *Bedroom #2: French doors leading to balcony, queen size bed set in an antique Art Deco head and foot board. Walk-in closet. Safe. Antique desk and chair for your computer usage
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
The flat is housed in a special historical building that has just ten private homes. It was designed by the architects, Gelly Cantillo and Moy. Several of their buildings are published in the 2008 book, Buenos Aires Art Deco y Racionalismo. It was built in 1928 in the French Art Deco style. You’ll know you’re somewhere special when you walk through the stylized Art Deco doors and enter the marble entry with the period wrought-iron elevator. I did a complete remodel in 2010, paying careful attention to restoring the original floors, doors, and door hardware. I incorporated all new luxury conveniences and materials into the restoration: granite counters in the kitchen and classic black-and-white granite floors in the kitchen and bathroom. To achieve the feeling of high elegance, I used quality materials throughout, from the faucets to the light fixtures. An important antique chandelier glistens in the entry. Several French Art Deco antiques and light fixtures add elegance.


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. HIstorical, luxury French 2 bdr apt Completely updated. RECOLETA best location
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 40 reviews

Beautiful apartment with all the amenities in the best and most central area in Recoleta, BuenosAire

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this apartment for one month. It was beautifully decorated, very comfortable and had all the amenities necessary for a lengthy stay. More importantly it was centrally located in one of the best areas in Buenos Aires. Recoleta is beautiful and very safe to walk around, day or night. I’d highly recommend it for people who love the arts, whether it be good theatre, Historic sites and museums. We were able to walk almost everywhere, including the Central Historic area as well as Palermo, the Bellas Artes and MALBA Museums. It is right around the corner of the famous Buenos Aires cemetery. We a good variety

of food shops within a 10 minute radius. There are also some excellent restaurants in the area or a short taxi ride away. Carla, the housekeeper came weekly and did an excellent job of cleaning the apartment. Marianna the manager was very helpful as was Claudio the taxi driver. I would highly recommend Chanel House to anyone who is visiting Buenos Aires.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, service, and apartment

  • 5 of 5

The three of us stayed in this apartment for more than a month. Everything was amazing. The pictures are just like reality. Mariana, the manager, was super responsive, attentive, and professional. The housekeeper, Marcela, was great, very prompt and professional as well. When the shower door broke, there was Mariana, having it fixed. Anything we needed, she was there. The location is one of the best in Buenos Aires (I was born and raised there, so I know). The apartment is decorated exquisitely, and true to the description. Having a washer and dryer helped tremendously. Being close to Recoleta, the subway, or any cab just in front of the building was great. The property was very well maintained and clean. I would recommend this place to anybody that wants to have a true Buenos Aires experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was nicer than the pictures led me to believe

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is outstanding and in a great location. It is in great shape and is very quiet at night due to the bedrooms facing a very quiet street. The pictures really do not do it justice. The maps and tour guides were a welcomed find.

Mariana was extremely helpful when I arrived and was there when I left for the airport. When I go back I will rent it again and recommend it to anybody visiting Buenos Aires.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Buenos Aires!!

  • 5 of 5

I live in the U.S. but I grew up in Buenos Aires. This apartment is outstanding! Fourth floor with elevator. The entrance is from a very busy avenue (which is good) and it faces a very quiet street in the back. It is located in the heart of Recoleta, a very safe neighborhood; one block away from Recoleta Village Mall, with many side street restaurants and coffee shops, the Art Museum, and right next to a deli and a mini market. The subway is a couple of blocks away, as well as many bus lines, and taxis drive by constantly. You can walk downtown in 15 minutes, and I recommend doing so through Alvear and/or Posadas avenue. Again, I cannot stress enough the issue of the safety of the area.

The apartment is in top shape, and stacked with every appliance you can imagine, including a cell phone that came very handy. Mariana was very helpful, waited for us when we arrived, and we were able to leave the apartment on our way to the airport. She really catered to all our needs. I will certainly rent it again in future trips and highly recommend it to anybody visiting Buenos Aires.

Francisco Tausk, M.D.

Rochester, NY

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, wonderful, charming

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, house of Chanel, building. An appartment

with all needs taken care of.

Marianna and her team managed our stay to perfection.

Wonderful, because of the transformation, decoration and style that Lynn added to this property.

Charming, because of the elegant neighborhood it is located in.

We spent a month in Buenos Aires and enjoyed the city completely. Having a beautiful, wonderful, charming place to return to, after a day or night exploring, was the icing on the cake.

Thank you Lynn,

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Apartment

  • 4 of 5

Mgr. Mariana welcomed us. We got the tour which included a tutorial on 3 TV system remotes. (we still had problems). Decor is outstanding! Owner has taken great care to furnish apt w/the right character of art deco style. Well equipped kitchen if needed and laundry is such a plus. Minor issues are bathroom rug needs washing and towels really need some softener.

Nice to have most laundry products available. Had some trouble w/one front door key but we had both w/us most times. We wanted to use shower squeegee as requested but could not locate it. Wifi was excellent, BTW. Queen bed was very comfortable. (maybe it was the Malbec? hehe). We appreciated the extra half bath--it was also quite stunning.

Location was excellent; a simple map of local businesses would be helpful. Carrefour Express, restaurants, cemetery entry, feria, etc.

The owner obviously takes great pride in her apt. The before pics and story are not to be missed. Guests' Manual should be updated but it is somewhat helpful.

I forgot to write in the Guest Book but it would have been very complimentary.

Will I return? I can't wait to bring my sister and niece. Apt is perfect for a chick trip for us!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do take great pride in the apartment and appreciate hearing about anything that is not just right. Based on the guests comments we have: 1. Washed the towels with softener and still not soft enough so will be replacing them 2. Bath mat had just been washed prior to her arrival. Perhaps it was the beige and black color that made it look dirty? We have replaced it so no one has a doubt as to it's cleanliness. 3. Checked the front door keys and they all work. She is referring to the key to the front door to the building. It is a heavy door.and perhaps that was the problem? 4. We have scheduled a tv technician to come out and resolve any issues with the operation of the tv. 5. Next time I am in Buenos Aires I will work on the guest book.
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Located in the upscale neighborhood of Recoleta. Everything you want is nearby. Deli's on both sides of the building, bakeries everywhere. Walk to the famous Recoleta Cemetary. The newly opened Recoleta Village has a mall and cineplex theatre. Buenos Aires Design is filled with home stores. Bellas Artes Museum is practically in your backyard. Stroll the Recoleta arts fair on the weekends. All within an easy walk of the apartment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Longer term discounts on rates:

For 2 week stays, take 5% off the weekly rates

For 3 week stays, take 10% off the weekly rates

For 4 weeks and longer, take 20% off the weekly rates

Credit cards, Paypal and checks accepted.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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