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Phone: 866-397-3687 Fax: 305-675-0358

Buenos Aires Vacation Apartment Rentals Quintanita. Young, Bright and Compact Apartment With High Speed Internet.

  • Price from 40 USD / Day
  • Capacity up to 2 people
  • 1 bedroom & 1 bathroom
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Last updated: 10/11/2007

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Overview

Buenos Aires apartment located a few steps from famous `La Biela Restaurant`, preferred meeting point for business and/or pleasure among local porteños.

Other attractions close to the apartment are the Buenos Aires Design Center and Iglesia del Pilar, ancient church from beginning of century.

Buenos Aires offers another nice attraction for locals or tourists, the Flea Market, opening on Sundays in Plaza Francia.

Prices & deals

Lowest Daily Price:
40 USD
Highest Daily Price:
50 USD
Lowest Weekly Price:
280 USD
Highest Weekly Price:
315 USD
Cleaning fee:
N/A
Charging Method:
Payment Types:
  • No Cash
  • No Credit Card
  • No Cheque
  • No Travellers cheque
  • No Paypal
  • No Wire Transfer

Location & area

Buenos Aires Vacation Rental

Recoleta is a 'barrio' or neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is a historic area, much frequented by tourists and the city's residents for its cafés, galleries and the famous Recoleta cemetery.

Recoleta is part of the 'pseudo-neighbourhood' called 'Barrio Norte' along with the neighbouring barrios of Retiro, Palermo and the northern part of Balvanera. Like its neighbours, Recoleta is an affluent residential district, initially populated by citizens escaping the 1871 yellow fever epidemic. Recoleta is one of the most expensive places to live in Buenos Aires, both in terms of real estate and of the cost of living. Even dying here is costly, as mausolea in the Recoleta cemetery cost thousands of dollars each.

Recoleta centers on a square in front of the Cemetery and the neighbouring Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pilar. This was a relatively high point on the banks of the river and served as a hiding place for bandits in the 17th century. In the early 18th century, French Franciscans known as the 'Padres Recoletos' built a chapel and convent in the area. The Jesuits also arrived and built the Basilica, completed in 1732. This colonial-style church is fitted with a magnificent Baroque altar, brought from Peru, decorated with Jujuy silver and pre-Hispanic ornamentation.

The Recoleta Cemetery's status as a tourist attraction is rivaled by few; some compare it to Père Lachaise in Paris. It was designed by Prospero Catelin of France, following a proposal by Bernardino Rivadavia, and opened in 1822 as a public cemetery for ordinary citizens. Now it hosts many former Presidents and, most famously, Eva Perón, in mausolea of marble, bronze and granite.

The barrio has been referred to as the 'Paris of the Americas'. Many French-style palaces and villas were built in the area and the verdant squares are known for their cafés. Recoleta hosts one of the best and most expensive hotels in Latin America, the five-star Hotel Alvear, a grand 1932 palace. Nearby are other mansions built by the most important families of Buenos Aires, some used as embassies. Café La Biela is one of the city's most famous cafés and is patronized by authors, politicians, and other celebrities. On the square facing the cemetery is an enormous rubber tree; its huge tentacle-like lower branches cast shade over La Biela's popular terrace. Known as the 'Gran Gomero', it was planted in 1878 and is 50 metres wide.

Nightlife here is very active too, with the pedestrian passage RM Ortíz known for its restaurants.

Next to the Basilica, on the site of the Franciscan convent, is the Recoleta Cultural Centre, a major gallery for contemporary visual art, set in a dark pink chapel. Nearby is the Buenos Aires Design mall, with many shops highlighting the latest designs in homeware and interior design. There are many bars in this area. The belle époque Palais de Glace, originally an ice rink and ballroom, now serves as an exhibition centre. It was here in 1915 that Carlos Gardel was wounded after being shot by Che Guevara's father, Ernesto Guevara Lynch, as a result of a bar room brawl. The Jockey Club moved to Recoleta in 1968 and serves wealthy horse breeders. Nearby are the National Library, the National Museum of Fine Arts and the University of Buenos Aires Law Faculty.

Address:
400 Quintana Ave., 1129, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Accommodation located in:
city, leisure area, near restaurants & bars!

Amenities & services

Amenities
On-Site
• Air Conditioning (1 Unit) • Bath Linens • Bed Linens • Heating • Internet DSL • Phone Local
• Utilities



Kitchen
• Coffee Maker • Dinerware • Dishes • 2 Burner Range • Glassware • Microwave • Pots & Pans
• Refrigerator Mini • Sink • Toaster • Utensils

Bathroom
• Hair Blower • Vanitory • Shower Only



Entertainement
• CD Player • Radio • Stereo • TV+Cable



Personal Care
• Iron & Board • Soap Basic • Toilet Paper • Writing Desk

# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:

  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Single beds: 0
  • Double beds: 0
  • Baby cots: 0
  • Single sofa beds: 2
  • Double sofa beds: 0

Bathroom

  • Yes Towels:
  • Yes Bath:
  • Yes Hair Drier:
  • Yes Shower:

Extras

  • Yes Ironing Board:
  • Yes Stereo/Radio System:
  • No Library:
  • Yes Telephone:
  • No DVD Player:
  • No Fax:
  • No Washing Machine:
  • Yes Work Desk:
  • Yes Bed Sheets:
  • No Bikes:
  • Yes Cable/Satelite TV:
  • Yes Internet Broadband:
  • No Internet Dial Up:

Extraservice

  • No Local Guides:
  • No Local Transportation:
  • Yes 24h Concierge:
  • No Tours & Excursions:
  • No Butler Service:
  • No House Chef:

Kitchen

  • Yes Crockery & Utensils:
  • No Dish Washer:
  • Yes Microwave:
  • No Oven:
  • Yes American Kitchen:
  • Yes Fridge & Freezer:

Living room

  • Yes Table & Chairs:
  • No Fireplace:
  • Yes Sofa Bed:

Outside

  • No Spa / Jacuzzi:
  • No Swimming Pool:
  • Yes Lift / Elevator:
  • No Disabled Facilities:
  • No Tennis Court:
  • No Terrace:
  • No Parking:
  • No Pets Welcome:
  • No Barbecue:
  • No Private Beach:
  • No Garden:
  • No Sauna:
  • No Shared Bathroom:

Rooms

  • Yes City View:
  • No Daily Cleaning:
  • Yes Air Conditioning:
  • No DVD/Music Collection:
  • No Ensuite Bathroom:
  • No Balcony:
  • No Safe:
  • No Sea View:
  • No Central Heating:

Additional information

Board Basis:
Accommodation Only
Breakfast:
No
Lunch:
No
Diner:
No
Traveller

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