...well equipped for up to five......the cosy fire place. Good to have in winter-time...


Entire home/flat

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds


Entire home/flat

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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Children
Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Our loft is a cool, spacious place of modern architecture in one of the old mansions of Boulevard Artigas, one of Montevideo's main avenues. It is located close to the University of Architecture, not far from the Rodo Park and the centric Golf Club.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 8PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £24 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £32
Security Deposit: £322
Weekly Discount: 15%

Description

The space

The loft combines modern comfort with turn of the century charm and offers generous space. It is a transformed attic from an old mansion at the Boulevard Artigas, one of the main avenues in Montevideo. My wife and me designed it for us two to stay there, and ended up staying over vacation periods with our three children (five in total) and, ...nobody wanted to leave. Later a young celebrity couple rented it from us while my family and me were living in Brazil and later in Europe. The couple did not want to move out any more, even after they got their first child.
Once you are there, you don't want to leave, this has been confirmed by journalists that published the space in a regional architectural magazine.

Guest access

Other than the comfortably equipped loft with its two balconies, you will have access to a parking space in case you require it for a (rental) car.

Interaction with guests

The loft is usually rented when I am travelling, that is why I have to point to my sister Benita, she is mostly around and in charge. So any question, comment, or help you need, you can contact her.

The neighbourhood

The Loft is the attic of a mansion located at the magnificient Boulevard Artigas. The neighborhood is very diverse, it includes the University of Architecture, embassies, old residences but also apartment buildings and small businesses. In walking distance there are various parks including the Parque Rodo, and not far is also the centric Golf Club and both limit to the River Plate shoring nice beaches along the coast, ideal for walking, biking or jogging. In the close vicinity of the loft you can also find restaurants and pubs and not too far away you have the large shopping center Punta Carretas.

Getting around

The loft is located on and close to various important avenues (Bvar. Artigas, Bvar. España, Avda. Brasil, and Avda. 18 de Julio) that all offer public transportation with bus lines into all the directions of the city. That is the only important means of public transport other than the taxi. Both, taxis as well as buses, are well affordable, but don't any more offer the standards used to in Europe - the times when all taxis in Uruguay used to be Mercedes Benz are long gone. The public transport you have to pay in local currency and you shall be prepared and have sufficient change. Other than that you can contract remise/limo service or rent cars, nevertheless these are usually slightly more expensive than what you might be used in the US or Europe.

Other things to note

Please be aware that Boulevard Artigas is splendid, but can at times be noisy (one of my many guests reminded me recently). I should also mention that you can get with a lift to the second floor, but to get to the third floor where the loft is, you shall take a stair.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM

Rules are not the fun part of this – but they clarify where doubts are. Basic rule is, treat the apartment as your own. Other than that the following applies:
Additional guests
Visitors are allowed, but visitors or additional guests who are not included in the original lease request, are not permitted to stay in the Loft overnight.
Smoke
Smoking is permitted on the two balconies.
Note
If you leave the apartment, please always lock doors and activate alarm. In the event that either the open fire, or the barbecue is used – please never leave it unattended and make sure the fire or embers are extinguished before turning away.
Dining area
In case you decide to eat in the bedroom or on the sofas: please be careful and avoid spilling.
Cleaning
If you leave the apartment, please take the garbage to the dumpster in front of the house and leave the dirty dishes in the dishwasher.
Gatherings or parties
Reunions (of not more than 10 persons, including you the AirBNB guests) are allowed. Party's, however, are expressly not allowed.
Photo Sessions
Are expressly not allowed.
Pets / Animals
Pets are not allowed inside the apartment.
Now, most important rule to be followed: have fun!!!


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

Availability
5 nights minimum stay

38 Reviews


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Lars User Profile
April 2017
This is a really great place, spacious and very light, with two nice terraces and any equipment one may need. Everything is as described, but a light sleeper might prefer the smaller bedroom downstairs which is quieter and has curtains to make it dark, rather than the loft. The street outside is a major road which can be heard quite well in the loft in the early morning. Other than that the noise is not disturbing. In addition, the small bedroom has an airco system which the main room and loft is lacking. This can be useful in a warm period. A second set of keys would be useful to have if more than one guest.

Lewie User Profile
March 2017
Another lovely stay in this fabulous loft. Great location, views, amenities ... You won't find another place like it in Montevideo.

Michael User Profile
January 2017
Our stay in Montevideo in Thomas' loft was fantastic. It was very central and well situated within close proximity to restaurants, shops, and the beach. The loft was well cared for and was exactly as advertised and well represented by the photos. Thomas had arranged for us to be met by his sister Benito who was extremely helpful, prompt in responses and made herself very available to us during our stay. Would absolutely recommend this loft! Thanks so much!

Kanishka User Profile
April 2016
Beautiful and spacious loft with very comfortable beds. Nice location. And when we had a couple of minor issues, the hosts were very responsive. Thank you Thomas and Benita!

Joe User Profile
April 2016
This is a truly lovely apartment. It is unique and spacious. There are a number of fantastic amenities including a great gas grill, HBO/Cinemax, and 2 porches. The hosts are very attentitive and responded to all of questions very quickly

Lewie User Profile
January 2016
As described and more: Fabulous space, bright and roomy, in my favorite Montevideo neighborhood. Noise from the street was minimal as the building is set back from Bulevar Artigas. Thomas and Benita are first rate hosts. It's true, you won't want to leave.

Ripley User Profile
December 2015
We arrived late at night, but Thomas' sister was available and happy to meet us to hand over the keys. Throughout our stay she was extremely helpful, answering any questions we had, and ensuring that we knew about any quirks with the apartment. The apartment itself is magnificent. Very comfortable with plenty of light and a great kitchen. The interior design work is outstanding. It is in a great location (~2 blocks from Parque Rodo), and with easy access to the Rambla (~10 min walk) and Old Town (~$4 cab ride). In addition, the Pocitos neighborhood has a great vibe and outstanding restaurants within walking distance. All in all, a great experience!

Montevideo, Uruguay · Joined in August 2013
Thomas User Profile

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Response time: within an hour

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