Apartment hunting for Buenos Aires got underway last week. My husband and I (and by that I mean mostly I) spent entirely too much time on TripAdvisor looking for an apartment based on availability, access to public transit, number of bedrooms, and of course cost. After creating a ridiculous spreadsheet listing all features and each individually coming up with a ranking system (did I mention both my husband and I are complete math nerds?) to aid in our decision on which apartment to rent, we each had a different #1. Sigh…
I came around to my husband’s methodology (he claims to be a better mathematician) and contacted the owner of a two bedroom condo in the Belgrano neighborhood. They had good reviews, seemed family friendly and the price was right. After a quick read on Passport Parents, I found that the neighborhood was exactly what we were looking for: well connected by public transit, but residential and family friendly with lots of playgrounds. I contacted the owner with my remaining questions and got a timely response.
Yes its available. […]Yes housekeeping is included. […]We have a pack and play in the apartment.
A pack and play? I won’t have to bring one or rent one? I stopped reading right there. Sold!
Deposit was paid with credit card (which makes me more comfortable) and the balance is paid in cash when I arrive at the apartment. The owners have been pleasant to talk to and always quick to respond. We are so excited for our upcoming trip and having a place to call “home” in Buenos Aires, albeit for only 2.5 weeks.
You can check out the apartment on Facebook. And if you know of any great neighborhood gems please share!
* Photo cursory of the owner. You can view more photos on their Facebook Page