LUXURY CONDO BEST OCEAN VIEW VIÑA

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Jorge Montt, Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, Chile

The Space

Incredible 4 bed/3 bath just remodeled (September 2013) condo in Viña del Mar, ON THE BEACH with a spectacular balcony and unbeatable views of the ocean and city lights.
155 square meters of livable space and 8 square meters of balcony.
Short walking distance to all the most important attractions and services in Viña (restaurants, Casino, shopping mall, movie theater, supermarket, gas station, etc.). One block from access to public transportation.
Beach views and tv/dvd in every room but the small bedroom. Cable tv in the main room.
2 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom (just toilet).
Washer/dryer, small electric grill, full kitchen with tableware for 15 people, new pots and pans, microwave, toaster, electric teapot and fridge.
Stereo for ipod, cd or mp3 in living room.
Clean sheets and towels for 7 people.
2 underground parking spots.
Full access to the 4 buildings including a pond with paddle boats, 4 pools (2 for children), saunas, gyms, game room, event room, free wifi, guest parking, and 24/7 security.
us$30 per extra guest per night.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $300
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • A group of 4 of us (1 couple, and 2 brothers (individual rooms) stayed at this apartment/condo for 3 days/2 nights toward the very end of the summer season. The unit itself was spacious and accommodated our group with a full working kitchen and laundry area as well as a comfortable living and dining room, which we made little to no use of due to our short stay and our full tour schedule. The view from the balcony is excellent with views that stretch along Viña del Mar and Valparaiso bay(s) and the easily accommodated all 4 of us at once, seated, with room to stretch, a rarity. Wonderful place to take pictures and soak up some of the afternoon and early evening sun. Our host, Francisca, was very cordial and has a full list in English and Spanish of where things (like towels, etc.) are located inside the unit, as well as a list of nearby attractions/restaurants - some of which we were able to enjoy. Suggestions: The unit itself does not have wi-fi inside, however, the building itself has wi-fi on the first floor, however, it was unavailable when we asked for it. I suggest that in order to accommodate the "non-Chileans/foreigners", that this be added to the unit to provide additional comfort (and avoid excessive mobile phone charges by travelers' cell phone providers). Further, cable tv was available, however, the remote control didn't have batteries that worked so the TV in the master bedroom only stayed on one channel. No big deal, as we weren't really there to do so, easy fix. The shower curtain (tension rod) in the master bath accidentally fell while one of us was showering, which we promptly put back up, so recommend either a better rod or changing the doors to shower doors instead of a tension rod (again, minor issue). Finally, I recommend that a trusted taxi service phone number be included in the packet because we found it extremely difficult to obtain taxi service near the condo complex, waiting on the street - probably due to the fact that we were at the end of the summer season and the fact that many roads were closed due to the presidential inauguration starting in Valparaiso and moving through the area. The concierges are generally helpful any speak Spanish so brush up on spanish and/or get instructions from Francisca in Spanish to give to both the gate keeper when you enter the complex AND the concierge when you enter the building itself to avoid confusion. They were cordial and helped me a great deal when one of our group members locked us all out because they left the keys inside the apartment by accident. A reminder to travelers, bring all of your own toiletries (we forgot some and had to go to a store), detergent if you plan to wash clothes and bottled water. I highly recommend this spacious and beautiful unit to anyone looking for a comfortable (US standard sized) space...

    March 2014
    Francisca
    Response from Francisca:

    Thanks so much Mayari, all your suggestiones are well received and agreed upon.
    It was great having you as a guest and I certainly hope you make it back soon!
    Saludos,
    Francisca Achondo.

  • I cannot say enough how wonderful this apartment was to stay in. The views are incredible and it is literally right across the street from one of the best beaches in Vina Del Mar. We had seven people sleep there very comfortably. It is a five minute walk to restaurants, a supermarket, a mall, and Muelle Vergara (a tourist attraction that is a beautiful old pier). It is a fifteen minute walk to the central area of town, including the casino. The host, Francisca, was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She is very responsive and friendly. She has created a very helpful guide book that gives tips on activities, restaurants, and places of interest. I will certainly be returning to this apartment in the future and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting vina.

    February 2014
    Francisca
    Response from Francisca:

    Daniela,
    Thank you so much for the review!
    It was my preasure having you as a guest.
    I really hope you come back in the near future!, it was so nice talking to you and it is certainly great to rent the condo to people who take care of it :)
    Safe travels home!,
    Francisca.

  • Amazona stay in Francisca's apt. Roomy floor plan, extremely convenient location and bucolic view specially addictive at sunset. We had a perfect family vacation (family with 3 kids) and found really hard to leave when our time was over. Strongly recommend it.

    Only advice I'd give Francisca to improve even more the experience for family vacationing with kids is to upgrade the cable tv service to provide some more options to entertain the little ones and to also provide wi fi in the apt because the wi fi access in the building (you have to go down to the 1st floor) is a bit (email hidden), great choice. Chilean pacific coast is awesome and Francisca's apt is an amazing option to enjoy it. We are seriously considering coming back soon.

    Gracias por todo
    Sebastian

    January 2014
    Francisca
    Response from Francisca:

    Muchas gracias por tu evaluación Sebastián¡. De verdad espero que vuelvan en un futuro próximo. Prometo tener un cable con canales para niños :)
    Que tengas un buen año!.
    Gracias por todo,
    Francisca.

  • Absolutely fantastic. Francisca has excellent communication and was able to help book transport to the airport. 6 people spent 3 nights in her condo and it could not have been better. Beautiful view from the deck, nice pool area, and a great beach right across the street. Close to shopping and groceries. Fully stocked kitchen. It is about 8 blocks from "downtown" Vina, but a but nice walk when going out for dinner. After being on a cruise for 3 weeks, this was the perfect place to spend a few days in Chile before transitioning back home. Highly recommended.

    January 2014
    Francisca
    Response from Francisca:

    Jordan,
    Thank you so much for your review, I really appreciate it.
    It was my pleasure making the arrangements for you and your family, and I´m glad to hear that everything worked out as planned and that you enjoyed your time in Chile.
    Hope you get the chance to come back in the near future.
    You´re more than welcome anytime!.
    Francisca.

  • Our stay at Viña del Mar was just amazing! We went with 6 people - the whole family - and the apartment was extremely comfortable and big enough for all of us. The wow factor of the place is certainly the balcony and the view: just breathtaking. We used daily the swimming pools and amenities of the building, which were great, and even made some local friends from the condo. The apartment itself has everything that you would need to feel at home - the kitchen is super equipped and the bedrooms too. Communication with Francisca went great and we certainly recommend this place to anyone, specially big families. Honestly, the place exceeded our expectations in almost every aspect. Would love to go back!

    December 2013
    Francisca
    Response from Francisca:

    Daniel, I really appreciate your comments.
    It was an absolute pleasure renting the condo to you and your family and certainly hope you'll be back again in the near future.
    Thanks again,
    Francisca.

  • This was my 3rd trip to Viña Del Mar, but certainly my most enjoyable simply because I chose to stay at Francisca's home situated right across from the beach and with the accompanying view.

    The flat is well appointed offering all the necessary conveniences of a modern home. The beds and bedding were comfortable and there were an abundance of bathroom and beach towels available for use. The master bedroom boasted a flat skin TV, but the view from the window was hands down the best perk, with a perfect view of the ocean. The balcony provided a nice place to soak in the sun.

    The apartment is clean and all the appliances are in working condition. We also appreciated the security in place for the entire building. Internet access was provided on the ground floor although the richness of culture in the area provides enough positive distraction to occupy ones time!

    Although we did not get too use it, we understand that there is gym and a few swimming pool located on the premises. The nearby pedestrian access by the beach was a better option to get some exercise whilst enjoying the view. For the avid long distance runner, you could easily do a 1/2 marathon run or ride a bicycle on the pedestrian path along the beach to nearby Valparaiso. You can also find numerous top highly rated restaurants with a 10 minute walk.

    We chose to rent a car and drive into town and found Francisca's well laid out instructions easy to follow in navigating our way to this luxury residence. If you prefer to use a GPS device, you will find that too will get you to the residence with no issues. The flat offers secure assigned parking.

    Francisca was a joy to work with! Her detailed instructions about the place was a very nice touch and showed her understanding of how to host. She was fast in responding and answering the necessary questions and we have very quickly became good friends. The gift from the family business was an added bonus!

    I look forward to my next visit to Francisca's apartment!

    December 2013
    Francisca
    Response from Francisca:

    Thank you so much Bassam, it was great having you as a guest and you´re more than welcome any time you want to come back.
    I really appreciate all the suggestions as well, you´re not only a great guest but a great host.
    Happy holidays and all the best for 2014!.

  • Francisca was wonderful! Great view and very comfortable place. We had a issue at the building and she was extremely diligent at getting it resolved. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a fantastic location and great accommodations. Thanks again!

    December 2013
    Francisca
    Response from Francisca:

    Thanks Katie!. You're more than welcome anytime!.

  • Great experience, apartment is very clean and well furnished. Location is fantastic and the owner is very responsive, nice and accommodating.

    Would go back!

    November 2013
    Francisca
    Response from Francisca:

    Thanks Benjamin!. You´re more than welcome to come back any time!.

  • Francisca was a brilliant host - booking and checkin went very smoothly and she also kindly arranged transfer from the airport fod us.
    The apartment is in a perfect location - right on the beach and 2 minute walk from huge shopping malls, supermarkets and the main bus stops. The view from the balcony is stunning and there is no traffic noise at night due to the apartment being so high up.

    Restaurants are a 8 minute walk along the front and Francisa made some great recommendations - we loved Diego Pizza, Dolche Vita and many more!!

    Great having the swimming pool at the apartment and wifi is good, although you do have to use it on the ground floor.

    Apartment is very well equipped and plenty of space for all guests - we liked it so much, we extended out stay!!

    Thanks again Francisa - the bottle of wine was also a lovely touch
    Sarah

    November 2013
    Francisca
    Response from Francisca:

    Thanks so much Sarah!, it was an absolute pleasure to rent the condo to you and your family!. Hope you come back soon!!.

  • Pessoal estive no ap da Francisca (pronuncia-se Francica sem o "s") fomos bem acolhidos. Fomos perduados gentilmente da bagunça que deixamos e das chaves que não devolví adequadamente. Recomendo.

    October 2013
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