It was pleasure to meet you, as well! We’re so happy you enjoyed the city and the apartment, and we would love to see you back in Santiago. Like you had mentioned, Santiago’s a great base for skiing the local mountains in August. It will be an interesting contrast from your summer visit in March.
We were happy to assist you when you had the “hiccup.” I’ve read Santiago’s crime statistics are similar to European cities, such as London or Paris. While it’s generally a very safe city, it’s a good idea to watch your jewelry and phones, and perhaps to use a money belt. It’s necessary to be especially vigilant on the Recoleta side of Bellavista, the bohemian nightlife and restaurant area, where unfortunately the thief snatched your handbag, from beside your restaurant seat. This neighborhood, about a 20 minute walk from the apartment, has a higher incidence of petty thefts.
Best of luck! We hope to see you back soon, and you are welcome to stay any time!