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Private Garden, Heart of Recoleta, Spacious & Peaceful Yet Close to Everything!

Virginia Lato

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Private Garden, Heart of Recoleta, Spacious & Peaceful Yet Close to Everything!

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Recoleta Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Indoor Space: 110 m2 (1184 ft2)

Outdoor Space: 40 m2 (430 ft2)


This charming one-bedroom apartment in the heart of Recoleta is an excellent choice for your stay in Buenos Aires. Located on one of the city's most elegant avenues, the apartment faces the back of the building and is thus, extremely quiet.

The truly special element is a private garden patio adjacent to the living room, where high walls and ambient lighting create an excellent space for dining, cocktails or answering emails. When you do head out, you'll find that the location is incredibly central. As an Argentine friend said to me, 'If you were going to put a pin on the most desired location in Buenos Aires, it would be on this apartment.' Countless shops and restaurants are right outside your door. The famed Recoleta Cemetery as well as the city's finest hotels are a few minutes walk away.

The space is both comfortable and modern. It features marble-accented bathrooms, a fully outfitted, granite finished kitchen and a large sofa area that is perfect for relaxing. The bedroom is an ensuite with a king bed and also has a small external patio. The living and dining area is spacious and huge (especially by Argentine standards!)

Recoleta is adjacent to several neighborhoods including Palermo and Plaza San Martin, both of which are a short taxi ride away.

Keywords: condo, apartment, departamento, home

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  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Virginia Lato (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
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About Virginia Lato

I design leather and fur clothing and handbags in Buenos Aires. Because of that, I am there a lot and wanted a home base for myself when I am in Buenos Aires. You will feel at home here. From the wedgwood china to the extra comfortable bed, this apartment is definitely outfitted to be the most enjoyable experience for both you and me!

Virginia Lato purchased this condo in 2005

Why Virginia Lato chose Recoleta

As one of my Argentine associates said to me, if you were putting a pin on a map of Buenos Aires, targeting the very best location, it would be my apartment. It is quiet, yet close to absolutely everything. You will walk the city from this location. The neighbourhood is thriving and alive with more restaurants and shops than you can possibly want, but safe and secure.

What makes this condo unique

People are astounded when they see the garden that is part of this apartment. Two complete walls are windows to the garden, making the whole apartment airy and open. I normally leave the doors wide open, allowing the breezes to flow through the apartment. Since we are at the back of the apartment, the most common noise is that of the birds singing.

To make it complete, the location simply cannot be beat! Restaurants and shops abound right outside the door. If you don't want to walk, taxis are easy and plentiful, while the subway is just down the street.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Virginia


Alas, we've come to the end of our stay in your airy garden apartment in fabulous Buenos Aires. We've had a marvellous time; we've walked and walked and walked (at times in places we shouldn't have; we had three locals tell us to head back to Caminito in La Boca when we strayed too far in our search of colourful houses) and it's been great to be able to come back to the apartment and rest in the middle of the day before heading out for another feast of the senses.


We have wandered through the amazing Parque Natural Y Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur, enjoyed the ghoulish delights of La Recoleta Cementerio - with its avenues and streets, truly a walled city of the dead - and of course we had to go to Casa Rosa to see Evita's balcony. Other experiences that gave us a real feel for the spirit of the place were the San Telmo Fair and Sensaciones de Tango at Gran Cafe Tortoni. We were also lucky enough to experience a Buenos Aires Ciudad Celebration with choirs, an opera singer, traditional dancers from various regions in the most colourful and unusual costumes accompanied by equally colourful musicians and, the finale, flamenco dancers!


You were so right when you said we would love Buenos Aires and that Victoriano would look after us; he did, and was always incredibly friendly and helpful. But there is still so much to see; we'll just have to come back one day.


We fly out later today and hope to be able to leave our things in the apartment until about 1.45 pm if that's OK with you.


Thank you so much for sharing your apartment, your insights and beautiful Buenos Aires.




Dec 2011
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Private Garden, Heart of Recoleta, Spacious & Peaceful Yet Close to Everything!
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Recoletta Refuge

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a month at Virginia's place in Recoletta. While we could have rented a cheaper accommodation, we wanted the reassurance of friend's recommendation. Virginia was very efficient, informative and provided convenient support for our arrival, having arranged for pick up at the airport and a contact to help us dealing with local matters.

Our first time in South America and with little to no spanish, her Contact Augusto helped us and coordinated everything for us.

The apartment was as described in the profile, no bad surprises.

When we arrived there was cold Champagne in the fridge, Red wine in the rack and coffee ready for the next morning.Right away we were welcomed home. The apartment is furnished like a home not an empty condo rented to generate cash.

The library had a plethora of guide books and an outstanding book about the apartment, the neighbourhood etc. On our first night we sat outside on the terrasse and enjoyed the special privilege of a private inside court in a city of 15 million people.

During our stay we visited and stayed in other cities in Argentina, and it helped us appreciate how special "our place in Recoletta" was. Coming back

after roaming around for a week, we were so happy to come home.Enjoying our favourite cafe, booking a performance at the majestic Theatro Colon,hopping on the Sub-t for a day shopping trip in Tigre.

Our concerns over safety had vanished. We adapted to the pace of the city, walking to dinner at 9Pm, getting up late and enjoying the amazing cool morning and evening weather.

All along we congratulated ourselves on the wisdom of our choice of apartment. Never thought we could say we could say: "we have a place in Buenos Aires", and as long as Virginia agrees to let us have it.... we will.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Anonymous! As long as we have the apartment, you will always have a place to stay in Buenos Aires!!
Auckland, New Zealand

Wonderful base for three weeks in Buenos Aires.

  • 5 of 5

Easy to get to,and easy to get to everywhere you would want to go in the city. A truly relaxing temporary home and refuge from the pace of the city. We loved it, especially having the garden to use, look out on, and to keep from feeling at all like being in a city of several million people. We recommend this for anyone visiting Buenos Aires - you will have a hard time finding any better place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Great location in Recoleta

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing apartment, right in the heart of Recoleta. The back garden was a wonderful place to relax with a glass of wine after a day of exploring the city. The space was bright, clean and very well appointed. Gini provided us with lots of information about the apartment and the area before we arrived and the apartment has lots of guide books and suggestions from other guests. Gini's team in Buenos Aries was fantastic! They arranged for a car to pick us up at the airport, were at the apartment when we arrived and showed us the neighborhood and apartment before leaving us to begin our adventure.

The photos are a great representation of the apartment but do not convey the wonderful quiet oasis the apartment is in this beautiful, busy, bustling city. I happily recommend this apartment for its great location, terrific and helpful owner, easy and helpful team on the ground and the beautiful furnishings.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks ever so much for your kind words, your enjoyment of our apartment and your love of Buenos Aires, Lindsey! It was a complete pleasure to have you stay in our Argentine home.

Very fabulous apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Been here for a business related work. I stayed at this beautiful apartment. it feels like home with a different environment. I really appreciate that the apartment was well-equipped.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
London, Ontario, Canada

Elegant, tranquil apartment in a lively city

  • 5 of 5

I am regularly in Buenos Aires for a month or more every (austral) winter; this apartment has become my preferred place to stay. By Bs As standards it is large, light and airy; it looks out to its own enchanting walled garden at the back; it is furnished in a spare, elegant style. All the systems work well, and the apartment is maintained to a very high standard of cleanliness by a cleaner who comes twice a week. It is located in the fashionable Recoleta area of the city; food stores -- both supermarkets and smaller speciality stores -- are only a block away. The street is a busy one (with an endless supply of taxis!), but the apartment is at the back of the building and so insulated from the street noise. It is a comfortable and tranquil island in a lively, exciting city. I love the place.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ever so much, John! Everyone agrees with you and marvels as to how peaceful and quiet the apartment is while on a main street. We feel ever so fortunate to be able to enjoy this apartment in this location as well. You are always a pleasure to have and we look forward to welcoming you again in 2015!

A gem in the heart of Buenos Aires

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home base for our stay in Buenos Aires. We fell in love with the private patio and booked our stay. The apartment was perfect. It is centrally located in Recoleta. We were able to walk everywhere which really allowed us to immerse ourselves in the city culture. Virginia is great! She emailed us a vast amount of information prior to our trip that really helped us plan. The bedroom is very comfortable and the master bath is just the right size with a easy walk In shower. The powder room is nicely appointed. The kitchen was perfect for us as we wanted to be able to have breakfast in and then get on with our days. The dining room and living room are very roomy. We absolutely fell in love with the sofa. It is so comfy that I'm going to build one for our house. Virginia's concierge Augusto is more than helpful. We really appreciated all that he did. A cleaning lady came twice during the week. Don't miss this wonderful home away. There is no question in our mind that when we go back to Buenos Aires we will stay there.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Scott! It was a pleasure getting to know you through our email conversations about Buenos Aires. It was especially great to get to meet both you and Mary in person on our "cross over". I love the way you embraced the city and how it clearly embraced you both! Warm regards, Virginia


Car: not necessary

Incredible shopping, delectable restaurants, artisanal marketplaces, museums, art galleries and cafès at your doorstep. Walk, hail a cab, pop on the transit or arrange for a driver at any time. Vibrant, safe neighborhood.

Other Activities: Shopping


Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

Recoleta Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Argentine "Winter"
May 1 - Sep 30
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Leaving Cleaning Fee $75
Notes We accept visa, master card or cheques. (american express is available with a 5% surcharge- sorry, but this is their charge!)

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Recoleta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , New marble bathroom
    Half 1 - toilet , Clean and new
  • The entire apartment, including both bathrooms have been totally and recently renovated. They are clean, spacious and elegant. Top quality, plush towels are everywhere.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The master bedroom has one king size bed. The living room has two custom built sofas that transform into two remarkably comfortable (firm yet soft) beds.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis
It will be your fully equipped home away from home. Luxury sheets and towels, silk duvet and pillows, wedgewood china and plenty of kitchen accessories make your stay easy and comfortable. We will supply complimentary maid service twice weekly as well as an english/spanish speaking concierge who will help you get oriented and then take care of any possible problems while you are there. The apartment is spacious, relaxed, luxurious and clean. It is totally renovated with porcelain tile floors, granite kitchen counters and marble bathrooms. The apartment is at the back of the building, making it extremely quiet. All you hear are the birds even though you are in the center of the city! The most unique, the rarest part of this apartment is the huge patio. It is unheard of in Recoleta to have a huge, walled, private garden, but we have it! It is true 'inside-outside' living as the apartment seamlessly moves from inside to out.

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