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Francis Ford Coppola's Jardin Escondido in Buenos Aires

By: John Charles - Published: Mar 30, 2009 • References: coppolajardinescondido
Francis Ford Coppola, legendary director of the award-winning "Godfather" trilogy and numerous other films, has opened his Buenos Aires estate, Jardin Escondido. I’ve always wanted to say “Last weekend? Oh, I stayed at Francis’ place in Buenos Aires,” and now I can, because for just $550 per night (with a three night minimum), rooms are now available for rental.

What do you get for the money? A terra cotta-floored villa with an interior designed by Eleanor Coppola (Francis’ wife), animal masks and modern Argentine art, a solar-heated pool, a secluded garden, and a personal sommelier (the latter of which was notably missing during my recent stay at a Best Western in New Jersey).