I studied abroad for 6 months in Santiago last year and I am planning on moving back down in Oct. 2006 for 5-6 months. I have been searching like crazy for a furnished apartment in Providencia (near 11 de septiembre o providencia) or in the El Golf neighborhood but have not had any luck with my search. I would love to hear any further advice anyone may have for me. I can't afford much more than500 US/month (at the most!) I have found several "touristy" websites, but would rather avoid paying a commission if necessay. Thanks in advance for your help!