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Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 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

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2017

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.


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


Palermo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • 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 ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , 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
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
Weekly maid service


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average rating of 4.949495 based on 99 reviews
Dallas, Texas.

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my two teenage kids last spring break and loved the apartment and neighborhood. Walked to wonderful coffee house across the street every morning and then around corner to full grocery store with excellent bakery. Walked to dinner every night, so many great restaurants in the area, close to subway, and everything you might need. The apartment itself is in beautiful shape and the large patio was so great for afternoon siestas in the sun. Guille was a tremendous help with getting us checked in and full of good tips about which sights to avoid and where to go.

You will have a wonderful experience in BA in this apartment.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

Don`t forget: you are in a lively city that never sleeps, you`ll get some noise from the traffic and you can hear loud music (especially at weekends), because you are close to an entertainment area. So enjoy it. you get a nice apartment, spacious and equipped with all utensils of daily use. showpiece is the terrace, use it as often you can. i spent six weeks in the apartment and had a wonderful time.for sightseeing i was at plaza de mayo within half an hour (12min walk, 13min subte). entertainment area starts round the corner, you find restaurants, bars and shops. a supermarket is one street ahead. who asks for more? Guille, the manager, is very, very helpful and always with a smile on her face. so let all troubles at home and dive into the life of BA.

a hint: don`t miss palacio barolo in av. de mayo 1370! take part in a guided tour ($220) up to the top. it`s an adventure and you are rewarded with great views from the lighthouse.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates


Three Night Minimum
Peak Season: $1150 per week; $2450 per mo
Low Season: $950 per week; $1950 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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