The apartment is in a prime location in Recoleta. It is quiet as it is shielded from the street so there is little street noise. It is also within easy walking distance to the Cemetery, and many of the areas you may want to explore on foot, and with grocery and breakfast places within a few minutes walk. There are ATM’s within 2 blocks as well. However, be prepared to have varying amounts of cash available as the amounts the ATM’s would release seemed to vary daily. Since they are heavily used particularly on weekends, be prepared. Also, many smaller stores do not accept credit cards, but it seems most restaurants do.
Virginia has Augusto and Sara, who manage the apartment for her, and will make taxi arrangements for you to be picked up and taken to the airport by someone they trust. A very good idea! We came in at almost midnight and they were there to greet us and orient us to the apartment and the area. My daughter had planned dinners via friends for several nights, but when she left Augusto was very prompt and helpful making dinner reservations for us, as our Spanish is pico.
The garden is spacious, but we had little use of it, as the weather was iffy with rain this time of year. The washer works well for small loads, but then we needed to use the drying rack, and due to the high humidity it took a few days for things to dry. We slept in the bedroom while our daughter slept on the couches/double beds in the living room where there are no curtains. The one shower is in the master bath, and the other ½ bathroom in in the hallway. The apartment is not new or glitzy like some of those in Palermo, but fits with the older French style of Recoleta. We actually spent little time in the apartment other than sleeping as there are so many things to see. We took a fantastic, but not your typical, all day bike tour with (URL HIDDEN) , while our daughters did a polo day. If you can, go to a production at Teatro Colon, and if not, take the tour. The English tours are at 11 AM and 3 PM. Check out the virtual tour (URL HIDDEN) ! If you are into street art, there are two tours by Graffiti Mundo of street art in two different districts. Restaurants are more a personal choice so I won’t specify any except “The Argentine Experience” which is a little touristy, but if you do the wine add-on before dinner you’ll have a lot of fun, and very good steaks and wines for which Argentina is famous.