#0517: Argentina, BUENOS AIRES

Home exchange in Argentina, BUENOS AIRES - RECOLETA

    Description

    In Buenos Aires’ exclusive residential neighborhood, Recoleta, this two-bedroom, two-bath, luxury home exchange opportunity awaits seven flights up. With classic French and Porteño furnishings, you will experience the truly continental and sophisticated Buenos Aires lifestyle. Besides being elegantly furnished, it also has convenient amenities like lift access, Direct TV, LCD, DVD and a WIFI connection. There is a large kitchen, a brightly-lit living room, and a balcony where you can view bustling Buenos Aires below. One of the bedrooms is furnished with a double bed, while the other has a single bed with its own private bathroom.

    Conveniently, one does not need a car in Recoleta; in fact, it is better negotiated on foot or using public transportation. When taking a walking tour, one can’t help but notice that though the architecture has a clear Spanish influence, there is something indefinable which makes it distinctively Buenos Aires. The numerous palm trees dotting the cityscape have a calming effect in this lively South American metropolis making it a wonderful home swapping destination.

    Though it may at first glance seem a grim affair, you simply must not miss walking through La Recoleta Cemetery where elaborate marble mausoleums, family crypts, and sarcophagi are works of art. With over 6,000 statues and 90 of its tombs considered national moments, many renowned Argentinians have found their resting place here including Eva Perón. This sacred cemetery is so beautiful and unique, one can get lost in the “labyrinth of the dead.”

    If you can make your way out of the “labyrinth of the dead,” The Basilica del Pilar adjoins the cemetery. A beautiful white church built in the eighteenth century, it’s sure to bring you back to the world of the living while allowing for further inward contemplation.

    If you are further interested in religious history, a papal tour featuring the life of Pope Francis, formerly Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, is available.

    Also in Recoleta is the Cultural Centre. Formerly a monastery, this eighteenth-century building houses sculptures and exhibitions; it also provides concerts and diverse, artistic workshops.

    Known as the “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires is one of the great, cosmopolitan cities of the world. Experience it with this exclusive home exchange option in the most affluent area of Buenos Aires, Recoleta.

    Location

    Car needed no
    Car useful no
    Car available no

    Recoleta is the most exquisite and charming quarter of Buenos Aires. The name recalls the Recoleto Fathers monastery of colonial days, which today houses a Cultural Centre which is well worth a visit. The Basilica del Pilar church is the outstanding building in the park; it adjoins the Cemetery with its dazzling mausoleums, where the lives and deaths of generations of Argentine elite are remembered.

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x double

    bedroom 2: 1 x single

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    wc 2: bath, toilet

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 13 to 16
    Special holidays are at the higher rate.
    Cleaning included yes

    No Pets

    Activities

    Sports

    Golf (10 minutes drive)

    Tennis (10 minutes drive)

    Windsurfing (40 minutes drive)

    Other

    Shops (5 minutes walk)

    Restaurants (5 minutes walk)

    Culture (5 minutes walk)

    Gym / Health Club (5 minutes walk)

    Amusement Parks (5 minutes walk)

    Getting there

    From Ezeiza to Recoleta 50 minutes by taxi costs between U$S 25-30

    From Aeroparque to Recoleta 10 minutes by taxi costs between U$S 8-10.

    Guestbook

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this apartment located in the Recoleta barrio of Buenos Aires.

    The location of the space is brilliant, with a major gourmet food market just around the corner. A very nice gym is a few blocks away. Recoleta is where you want to be for all the finer things Buenos Aires has to offer.

    All taxi drivers know the main street and cross street where the apartment building is located; if you need to jump on the 'subte', the walk to the nearest subway station is about a ten minutes or so.

    In short, this was a great place to stay in B.A., and we recommend other I.V.H.E. members to do so in future, as the hosts are young and energetic, and they were lovely to have met during our visit.

    Thanks again,

    R.M. + J.M.

    Mr. Richard Maloney And Mr. James Morris (19 May 2011)

    The apartment was in a great location and even though it was on a busy
    street its on a high floor so you were not able to hear much traffic noise. The concierge who is always on the main door duty was extremely helpful especially when I managed to leave my wallet in a taxi and then have it returned (for a reward) the next day.

    The decor in the flat was tastefully done and we had no complaints except the bathroom could do with a bit of modernisation and the smaller single bedroom was not as smart as the rest of the flat but overall I would recommend it to anyone and am considering maybe returning next year!

    Mrs Rosalyn Fowler (16 Jun 2010)

    The stay in BA was excellent. The apartment is comfortable and well

    equipped and Maria, the owner's sister, was very helpful when my wife had find a

    dentist. because of acute toothache -  we had to resort to home cooking rather than Argentinian steaks for 2

    days! The apartment is very well situated and there is a supermarket round

    the corner.

    Mr Nigel Oakley (23 Feb 2010)

    Recoleta - charming 2 bedroom apartment

    Luxury apartment in one of the most prestigious residential areas of Buenos Aires.

    At a glance

    Property Apartment/Condo (vacation home)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange
    Credits 13 to 16 per week
    Bedrooms 2
    Guests 3
    Min stay 7 days
    phone verified
    experienced exchanger