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Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

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 (basic) 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 next to a huge supermarket.


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. 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

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About The Owner

I am a real estate investment advisor living in southern california. This Penthouse is my second home. My manager and I take great pride and enjoyment in providing our guest's with value, fun and transparent dealings with us for their stay at our Penthouse.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2006

Why The Owner chose Palermo

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Palermo in Comuna 14

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Scanner
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Excellent Sunset and City View
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , in room shower
  • 2
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • 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
Weekly maid service


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average rating of 4.9504952 based on 101 reviews

Apartment ideal for tango vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thom's Valentino apartment in Palermo Soho has been ideal for us.

For this, our first visit to Buenos Aires, we wanted a very liveable, secure apartment in a "safe" neighbourhood that was close to first-class tango maestros who we could take private lessons with, and close to venues for highly-rated milongas. Our preferred Palermo-based maestro suggested the Valentino apartment that his other students had rented and had spoken highly of.

Unfortunately, the apartment was occupied by another guest for the first two weeks of our six week trip, so we divided our BsAs stay into two weeks in Retiro and a month in Palermo, thereby giving us an unanticipated benefit of having time in close proximity to the two largest clusters of tango happenings.

Thom was generous and helpful in various ways, including getting Guille to organise transport from the airport to our Retiro apartment, and to organise preparation of the Palermo apartment late in the day of our subsequent move to Palermo to facilitate a late checkout for the previous guest and an evening checkin for ourselves. Guille was very welcoming and helpful with her advice and with her answers to our questions.

The apartment has been ideal for us in numerous ways. It is quiet, spacious, clean, well equipped, and has two bathrooms, good air-conditioning, good internet and nice outlooks from the living rooms and large sundeck facing south-east and from the bedroom and ensuite facing north-west. By opening the sliding doors at both ends of the apartment we have enjoyed a refreshing cross-breeze throughout the very hot (25C to 35C) January we have experienced. Numerous mirrors and good lighting have been well appreciated when getting ready for outings, and the washing machine and portable clothes line on the front deck have enabled us to keep our laundry right up to date.

While the pavement quality, property security grills and traffic management are somewhat third-worldly throughout BsAs, in Palermo the trees, parks, boutiques and (selected) restaurants, cafes, bars and coffee houses are first class, including many that are within two or three blocks of the apartment. There are at least six milonga venues within a ten minute walk, including Salon Canning, La Viruta and Villa Malcolm with some of the smaller-less-well-known ones now among our favourites.

For our future return visits to BsAs we will be likely to plan our dates around the availability of the Valentino apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the apartment very late in the midst of an electrical storm with sheeting rain, but the warm welcome from Guille and the sight of the lightning from the huge windows was amazing.

The windows led us on to the very large tiled patio,where asado,table and four chairs,plus sun lounger and umbrella were waiting for us on the arrival of the sun,we hoped the next day.The bedroom also had a

smaller patio, with the afternoon sun filling the room.Our blinds were never closed, it was a delight to watch the night sky.

We enjoyed the kitchen, galley style,with all the things we needed.The six seater dining room table where we had many meals with our BA friends and children.

I especially enjoyed tending to Thoms roof top garden plants.We hope the herbs will be enjoyed by all who have chosen this lovely apartment.One of our,Oh My Goodness moments came when we were having lunch when Mr Mrs Hummingbird arrived to drink the nectar from the Aloe flowers..He, She.came often, as did the very big pigeon

that collected my prunings to build her nest.

Palermo Soho has many interesting places to visit and many quaint shops.Tango venues are also not too far away.

The apartment is quiet even though there is a busy humm of life below.

We would not hesitate to recommend Thoms roof top apartment,and

definitely want to return for another visit to Buenos Aires.

Many Thanks Thom.

Kay and Bevan from Ruby Bay New Zealand.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to Stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • 5 of 5

My daughter stayed at the Valentino Penthouse and she highly recommended it. We decided to try it and we absolutely loved it!!!

The apartment is centrally located, near restaurants, shops and entertainment. It is on the 7th floor and it is clean, spacious and well furnished. The master bedroom has a balcony with a wonderful view of the city and the family room has another balcony with a view to the neighborhood. The kitchen came in handy as we were able to make coffee and prepare simple meals. We also had high-speed internet service and were able to communicate with our family in the U.S.

Thom Downey, the owner, was professional and helpful. He was prompt in replying back to us, easy to get a hold of, and ensured we had an enjoyable and comfortable stay. Gille, the apartment manager, offered us a warm welcome, was very kind and gave us a lot of tips about the city.

Although we stayed 10 days at the Penthouse, we felt we didn’t have enough time to visit all the touristic places. Buenos Aires is a large city and we would love to come back and stay at the Valentino’s Penthouse to see more of the city. We highly recommend this place for its location and cleanliness.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valentino apartment; Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time I had in Thom's Valentino apartment.

I am not easily impressed, but I certainly was in this case.

The apartment is spacious, modern, and has everything one would need for a short or extended stay; I was here 3 months.

One of it's unique features is that is has a huge terrace facing south, and a smaller one off the bedroom facing north.

Since I was here during winter, I found the smaller terrace allowed me to sunbath even when the temperature was in the fifties.

That was a really nice feature being able to have my coffee and warm up in the sun.

Also, this design provides cross ventilation, which is very important to me, and is a unique feature, in contrast to most Buenos Aires apartments which are usually half the size and only face one direction.

After researching all the neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, Palermo Soho was the obvious choice for me.

Since I'm originally from Manhattan, I felt right at home, only this Soho has a lot more to offer in terms of all the restaurants, shops, bars, clubs, etc...

Also, being the "Paris of South America" almost every corner has a sidewalk cafe complete with outdoor heating for those chilly days.

Thom was a pleasure to work with, and his extremely capable manager, Guille, is a delight.

She was super efficient and responsive with any questions I had, and was a wealth of knowledge and information for anything Buenos Aires, and Argentina in general.

And Nilda, the housekeeper cleaned like I've never seen anyone clean before.

Buenos Aires is a wonderful city and I just can't say enough about the apartment, Thom, and Guille.

The only downside is now I'm ruined for anything else.

I highly recommend the Valentino apartment for your next visit to Buenos Aires.


Michael M.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Thom's penthouse for a week in March. I had previously stayed there and wanted to show my family from Turkey Buenos Aires and of course, I knew where the best place to stay is! This was my family's very first visit to Argentina and they also told me how wonderful was their stay at Thom's apartment. Guille, the apartment manager was very helpful with every need or inquiry we had during our stay. She arranged our pick up from the airport to the apartment and gave us lots of nice tips on our next destination to Rio de Janerio.

You always feel very much at home at this condo, nicely furnished, with fast internet access and even a mobile phone for your use,. It's clean and comfortable with a huge deck. I truly love staying at this condo and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great location to best restaurants, shops and entertainment.

Thanks Thom ! We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Thom's condo for a month three years ago and we just returned from another monthlong stay. Just as wonderful. It is a special place.

If you read the reviews, you will see that Thom's guests uniformly love and praise the condo. There are many reasons for that. First, Thom is extremely easy to deal with, responsive to all inquiries and honest. Guille is more than helpful (and if you are a newcomer to BA, you will have an immediate sense of security). Myrian cleans well, is honest and nice. Finally, Aldo is responsible and on time to get you to and from the airport.

The condo itself feels, to us, like a home away from home. It is clean, well-furnished, in the best location and COMFORTABLE. As others have mentioned, there are two patios, two bathrooms, a very comfortable bed, and plenty of hot water. It also has other great amenities like lots of closet space, more than enough mirrors, and a direct line to Thom and Guille in the event of a problem (our key broke and Guille was there within minutes to give us another one).

I always feel a little anxiety about renting a place to stay when travelling. If you stay in "the penthouse", you can skip the anxiety step and go directly to happy.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Palermo, Central Argentina

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak Season
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Peak Season
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £144.42

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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