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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday condo in Palermo Soho - Valentino's Penthouse

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Penthouse Suite in the heart of trendy Palermo Soho. Located at Thames and Costa Rica Streets on 7th penthouse level above the traffic/noise. Outstanding views from both sides of the building on seventh floor overlooking the trees and cobblestone streets in quaint Soho. Two balconies, one facing East and one facing West. Lots of light and cross ventilation, in fact, the entire side of the house is totally glass. In cool weather you get both sides o the house filled with natural heat. Large balcony is 32 m2 (350 SF). Condo is total of 95 m2 (1022 SF+/-) with 63 m2 (673 SF) interior. When comparing to alternatives, DON'T BE FOOLED: Most places are very tiny and not as large as this penthouse. Laptop computer available. Wonderful Yoga setting with yoga mat, lots of sunshine and peaceful setting. In room safe.

There is a tennis club and gym across the street and a great one about six blocks away (www.alwaysclub.com.ar) next to a huge supermarket.

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Walking distance (8 blocks)to Subway Plaza Italia station and regional train line. In the heart of the best restaurants and shopping in town. Located on a quiet street with horse-drawn carriages. Only a few blocks from Plaza Serano yet away from the noise. Grocery store, laundry, internet and multiple restaurants, all within one block. This is THE neighborhood you want to stay in and own in if you're a buyer. If you rent somewhere else, you'll be taking a cab here regularly for BA's finest dining.

Excellent home for entertaining guests. Sunny living room has fold out couch/bed to provide semi private area to sleep two for a total of four guests in the finest of linens. Open American style kitchen/dining room with great view. Jacuzzi style tub in master bath. Second bath has shower. One step required and have had wheel chair guests. For handicap needs detail please check January 28, 2013 comments from guest. High speed internet, flat screen TV, nice MP3/CD stereo system, mood lighting. Decor is local art work and very pleasing. Washer and Dryer in unit. Community room available also with great view. In-room safe, cordless telephones with voice-mail, maid service (yet no cleaning fee)and all the furnishings sophisticated travelers demand. Bedroom has 'blackout shade' to make the room totally dark for sleeping-in after those long Argentine nights.

CHECK OUT OUR GUEST'S COMMENTS andd you'll learn why this place is so SPECIAL!! Calendar is always current.

P.S. Beware: The one consistent complaint is that folks enjoy the place so much that they stay in the condo too much and don't get out to see Buenos Aires and Soho enough!

Keywords: Condominium, House, apartment, condo, flat, home, penthouse

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2006
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Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2015

About The Owner

I am a real estate investment advisor living in southern california. This Penthouse is my second home.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2006

Why The Owner chose Palermo Soho

Valentino's is my second home. I love Latin American People and culture. I also love the excitement of big city life, so Buenos Aires combined these two passions for me.

What makes this condo unique

Its all about the location in Palermo Soho. This is my favorite part of Buenos Aires and Valentino's is in the heart of it. There are lots of great areas of BA, however it is easy to just stay in Palermo Soho. I also love the Sycamore tree-lined street of Thames and it's proximity to the subway.

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 81 holidaymaker reviews

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average rating of 4.9382715 based on 81 reviews
4

Great Location and Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We had an absolutely fabulous time over several weeks in this Palermo Soho apartment. The unit is very comfortable. Located on the 7th floor it is quiet (for a city unit) and super bright. There is a wonderful balcony where we were able to eat and sip wine (great weather this past April). The kitchen is fully outfitted. I've never experienced more hot water. The internet is quite rapid, always a plus.

City lovers will appreciate the fabulous location in the middle of Palermo Soho. There are infinite shops and restaurants. Sure, the area has probably gentrified substantially over recent years -- I still feel it has lots of character -- and it has trees and light. And I did not experience a nicer neighborhood elsewhere in Bs. As.

Finally, owner Thom is very responsive and easy-going. The manager Guille was charming and very helpful; she helped make our visit comfortable and fun.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A month in Buenos Aires

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Thom's apartment for one month recently. We fully endorse the very positive comments of earlier reviewers. The location of the apartment in Palermo is excellent. For those who like to party everything is at your doorstep. For those who seek a more relaxed and truly Buenos Aires experience [ tango, football, fine dining and a multitude of cultural activities] the apartment is an excellent home base. We tried to share as many local experiences as possible- shopping for food, travelling on public transport [with the occasional taxi], long walks around town, shopping for leather jackets and local jewelry and a host of other activities. After a busy and tiring day , we really enjoyed coming "home" to Thom's apartment to refresh , rest and prepare for the next day.

The apartment has all the elements you need to live comfortably in Buenos Aires. Earlier reviewers confirm the many assets of living in Thom's apartment. Should you decide to stay in Thom's apartment , you will be able to enjoy the invaluable assistance of Guille who is the manager of the apartment. Booking airport transportation, changing funds, valuable tips about navigating the resources of the city are just a few of the many benefits that she provides to renters. She is the fifth star in my rating of the apartment.

Another major feature of the apartment is the spacious and quiet patio. We lived through one of the hottest March heat waves in memory and managed to cope very well due to the patio and the air conditioning of the apartment. I have told Thom that 2 of the patio chairs need rewebbing to meet the needs of 4 persons. He has placed this on his maintenance list.

Summing up, I would return to Thom's apartment and recommend it to my friends. Buenos Aires presents many challenges and rewards and comfortable well located accommodation is a must for a successful visit. Thom's apartment and Guille's assistance are a recipe for a memorable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Phoenix, AZ
5

Amazing Location!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the apartment for approximately two weeks over New Year's Eve and absolutely loved it! The location is incredible, we were within walking distance to awesome restaurants and boutiques. I'd like to make special plug for our friend Alejandro at Malambo, the wine shop down the street. Also, don't miss the coffee at Lattente across the street.

The place was perfect for our stay. The place needs a few upgrades, but we really enjoyed our time there; so much so that we even inquired about purchasing property in the neighborhood!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I inquired as to what was meant by a "few upgrades" and I was told two things. First, damage to a bathroom counter which has now been repaired. Second, water stains on the wood flooring from rain coming in from sliding glass doors. Yes, the floor has small areas of flooring stains, yet it is covered with nice throw rugs and just in the corner of the room. It's so minor and difficult to repair, that I have choose to let it remain for years now. Thom
Winnipeg, Canada
4

Spacious and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I (age 55) stayed in Thom's condo for a month and were very comfortable.

First of all, Thom is extremely responsive and professional. His is my fifth rental from VRBO and he is the most responsive owner I have dealt with (and I have had no bad experiences). His property manager, Guille, is a delight. She is very helpful and generous with her time. I especially appreciated that she exchanged our US dollars to Argentine currency (at the favourable blue market rate). This saved us having to go downtown to use the "cambio" money changers. Guille also arranged for Aldo to pick us up at the airport and to return us at the end of our stay. He was reliable, safe and courteous.

The condo itself is in a great location. I had been considering renting in Recoletta, but Palermo Soho has far more character. Yes, it is grittier with lots of graffiti, but so much more interesting and with great restaurants. I might add that we never once felt at all unsafe and we walked and took the subway everywhere (except a cab to Bocca). I think the greatest danger is the sidewalks in the neighbourhood, many of which are in poor condition.

The condo itself is very spacious and comfortable. I'm currently writing this from another VRBO rental in Santiago, Chile. Although it is newer and more modern, I am missing the space of our Buenos Aires rental! Especially the patio!

I give this condo four stars instead of five only because some of the furnishings and utensils are becoming a bit "tired." However, I suggested improvements to Thom and he said he would address them--and I believe he will.

Would I return here or recommend this condo to friends? Yes!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Second Year in a Row

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our second month-long trip to Buenos Aires in the last two years. We stayed in this great place last year and could not think of any reason to go anywhere else this year. The apartment is accurately displayed and described in the listing. You get the top floor of the building all to yourselves. The terrace/veranda is an amazingly peaceful spot. It’s high enough (the eighth floor) so much of the noise disappears. It is a great place to split a bottle of Malbec before heading out into night. Palermo Soho has many great well-known restaurants within walking distance (Don Julio and La Cabrera, to name just two) but other lesser known gems.

Located on Thames, it’s near Plazas Serrano, Armenia and Italia. BsAs cabs are readily available and quite inexpensive. The whole city is yours for a US$15 cab ride (at most) or for the adventuresome, hop a bus.

The apartment is well-appointed and very comfortable. No feeling of claustrophobia as the rooms are quite spacious. The pictures do not do the apartment justice, especially the terrace.

We did some two- and three-day side trips and when we got back we felt like it was home.

Finally, Thom, the owner, and Guille, the manager are just great. Guille, Elaine is still talking about the private Tango lesson.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Búzios Brasil
5

Perfect Penthouse !!!

  • 5 of 5

We rent Thom penthouse at 30/10 until 08/11 and it was a magnificent stay. The apartment is very large, clean and sunny, tastefully decorated and with all the utensils you need in everyday life. The location is the best of Buenos Aires in Palermo Soho, a beautiful, sophisticated and entertaining neighborhood. Whenever we travel to Buenos Aires, and surely this was one of the best apartment we stayed. Thank Thom and Guille !!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Located in heart of best dining in BA
Car: not necessary

Walking distance (8 blocks)to Subway Plaza Italia station and regional train line. In the heart of the best restaurants and shopping in town. Located on a quiet street with horse-drawn carriages. Only a few blocks from Plaza Serano yet away from the noise. Grocery store, laundry, internet and multiple restaurants, all within one block. Best dining area of all BA. This is THE neighborhood you want to stay in and own in if you're a buyer. If you rent somewhere else, you'll be taking a cab here regularly for BA's finest dining.

Other Activities: Shopping, boating

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Prices & Availability

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Prices for this holiday condo Palermo Soho, Palermo

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
1 May 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
for 3 nights
$1,050
$2,250
 
 
Peak Season
1 Nov 2015 - 30 Apr 2016
3 night minimum stay
$536
for 3 nights
$1,250
$2,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$450
for 3 nights
$1,050
$2,250
 

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Notes Three Night Minimum
Peak Season: $1250 per week; $2650 per mo
Low Season: $1050 per week; $2250 per mo
NOTE: RATES CAN BE ADJUSTED FOR TIME FRAMES BETWEEN ONE WEEK AND ONE MONTH. In other words, rates vary by length of time. So, two week rate would be between weekly and monthly (on a daily basis).
Long terms rates will be less.
Major holidays may be adjusted upward.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo Palermo Soho Palermo

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Lift
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Scanner
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , in room shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Excellent Sunset and City View
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Top Quality Linens, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Belgium Designed quality three position folds flat for queen size bed in Living Room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing

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