Finding Short-Term Furnished Apartments
A reader wrote in asking about how to find a short-term rental apartment (furnished, of course). I went through my blog and was going to refer him to my article on that, but it looks like I never addressed that topic. So, I'm going to address it now.
Its actually quite easy to find a furnished apartment online to rent. There are plenty of sites online. Make sure you pay attention to whether the prices are listed in pesos or dollars. Also make sure that you are aware of the fee the rental agency charges. Some sites will say the fee is included. Others will say that you'll owe an additional 10-15% to the rental agency once you arrive in Buenos Aires. You don't want to show up and be surprised.
Some sites will take credit cards to reserve your reservation, other sites will expect you to pay cash on arrival. Make sure you know what the payment policies are. Here's a list of some sites to check out.
Short-Term Rentals in Buenos Aires
- Apartments BA*
- BYT Argentina*
- * signifies that I have personally rented an apartment from this company
This list is by no means complete, nor is it in any particular order. If you start looking through these sites very closely, you'll note that some apartments are listed on several sites! The reason for this is that the owner of the apartment is renting it out through several agencies. You can save a little money in this case by renting the apartment through the agency that has a lower agency fee.
Good luck apartment hunting!