About this listing
2 house compound each renting individually. Main house sleeps 6 ( 2 brm /2 bath). Cottage in front of pool sleeps 4. Great for a retreat, relaxing,trekking, star gazing. Town of Pisco Elqui 15 minutes away . A unique property for resting.
This a unique 2-house property, where you will find all the privacy you need with wonderful views of the Andes, the famous starry nites of the Elqui Valley, while enjoy the comfort of a fully appointed house/cottage, including fireplaces, swimming pool, ample gardens, and extra amenities that will make you stay an memorable experience.
Will enjoy fully equiped house/cottage , each rented separatedly. Pool will be shared if there is another party renting the cottage. The property seats on a 2.2 acres of gardens and trees with a wonderful views, day and nite (full moons are spectacular, other wise the most spectacular starry nites). A cleaning lady is optional, as there is an extra charge for guests at the main house (more than 4) and cottage (more than 4 ).
Interaction with Guests
Not much interaction with guest but there is care taker who will be present should the ocasion arises. Since I live in Santiago I will only be present if cottage gets rented January.
Wonderful Location for resting and isolating yourself right of the smack of the Andes. . Extrordinary views and gardens at your outside lunch/dinner large table, swimming pool, fruit trees in 2.2 acre property. Great place for trekking, resting, star watching, unwinding, bird watching, the place you are looking for total disconnection.
You can buy great goat cheeses in the one store in town, dried fruits, and some vegetables, nuts, avocados, etc. THIS UNIQUE PROPERTY IS NEWLY LISTED FOR THE DISCERNING TRAVELER. Additional arrangements can be made with river swimming and private meals at chef/neighbour's lovely home.
You will need a car to get the to property. But there is a small jitney service 2 times a day back and forth from Alcohuaz-La Serena- Alcohuaz. Pick ups from La Serena airport can be arranged and there is also plenty of bus services to Pisco Elqui. Plenty of parking space available.
Other Things to Note
-EXTRA CHARGE FOR MORE THAN 4 GUESTS AT THE MAIN HOUSE AND MORE THAN 4 AT THE COTTAGE. US$10 per nite per extra guest. Maximun of 6 guests per house.
-OPTIONAL CLEANNING AND HOUSE SERVICE
Stargaze — while you can — in Northern Chile.
The deserts of northern Chile, whose dry, clear skies and high altitude make for unmatched stargazing, have long been home to some of the world’s largest research telescopes. Those stunning starscapes, as well as more down-to-earth charms, have lately proved a draw for travelers, too. The heart of the astrotourism boom is the Elqui Valley, a 100-mile strip of vineyards and orchards on the southern edge of the Atacama Desert, dotted with colonial towns and pisco distilleries. At least a half-dozen small observatories now cater to stargazers, while family-run hotels offer special domed and glass-ceilinged suites and in-room telescopes. But visit soon: Light pollution from new tourist infrastructure has already begun to dim Elqui’s magnificent skies.
WILL BE EMAILED. ECOFRIENDLY SPACE, RESPECT NATURE.
-MINIMUN RENTAL MAIN HOUSE: 3 NIGHTS (March-December) and 5 nights (January-February)
- MINIMUN RENTAL COTTAGE: 2 NIGHTS (all year round)
-MINIMUN RENTAL BOTH HOUSES TOGETHER: 3 NIGHTS (all year round)
Nota Bene:. Airbnb only releases funds after arrival and my policies are a 50% deposit is requiered for reservations due to high demand during high season (Jan-Feb) and main holidays in Chile (100% refundable up to 15 days prior to arrival if there is a cancellation) This deposit should be done directed to my paypal not vi airbnb. The other 50% can be paid via airbnb, and if amounts exceed total stay in what airbnb charges, the initial reservation is made for lesser days,to adjust the total bill.
Our family stayed at the cottage for three nights and loved it so much that we decided to extend our stay another night. We would live here if we could. The location is absolutely stunning and the cottage is tastefully built and decorated. Everyone we met in the community was welcoming and friendly, starting with Mrs. Arsenia, the housekeeper, who welcomed us and who lives down the road. We travelled with our two children (5 & 8 years old) and they had a fantastic time exploring the property and playing with the friendly dogs and cats. I would recommend arriving during the day since the dirt road is narrow and the driveway to the property is steep and difficult to navigate in the dark. This house is just like the description claims: a stunning property!
La Casa de Veronica en Alcohuas es PERFECTA!
Estuve con mi familia 6 noches y nos encantó, cada detalle de la casa es hermoso, un jardín lindo, y claro, un cielo espectacular.
El lugar es perfecto para quien quiera descansar y relajarse con una linda vista tanto de noche como de dia.
This place is adorable and the 5 of us really enjoyed our 3-day stay. There is a private room with a queen bed and bath and the loft has 4 twin beds with another bathroom on the first floor. We brought one twin bed downstairs for our single friend which was fine with her because she had privacy and was closer to the bathroom. Everyone had lovely views of the mountains and stars from their beds. Plenty of hot water with good pressure and the kitchen has all the pots/pans/plates you'll need but you should bring with you all food you want to cook (including cooking oil, salt and dish soap) since the small towns may not be open or have what you want to eat. The views are just lovely from the outside table and there were surprisingly very few bugs (and no mosquitos during our stay!), so we left the windows open at night for cool sleeping. The driveway is quite steep but we got up it just fine with our Hyundai Elantra. It's just about a 15 minute drive beyond an artist community and a 5 minute drive from the closest little town so you could conceivably bike to things but we were glad we drove since the road gets narrow and a little "rustic" the farther up valley you go (but totally driveable). There is no wifi nor cell connection (unless you go down the road a bit), so you really are getting away from it all. We would definitely recommend this place to our friends who want a pretty, quiet place to just relax for the weekend.
Thank you for your review. Regarding your comment, let me say that in Chile is relative that a "private home rental" provide sheets (I do), towels (I do), etc, as oppose to cabanas and hotels that are in the lodging business. Chileans when rent private homes they usually know they have to bring these things (soap, dish washer, toilet paper, etc, including sheets and towels!! Is the airbnb concept adapted to the Chilean way, just like when sushi arrived in this country they decided that it was better with cream cheese!!!. I think you have a point when it comes to foreign renters and I will add toilet paper and soap. I should point out that in the property description under amenities> most common > essentials, the box is not checked (soap, toilet paper, etc). There is usually salt and a coffee maker, I apologize if my care taker put the later away. I am sorry you could not make the oven lit but it works fine. I am glad you enjoy the property.
You are welcome anytime!!!
Veronica & her husband have a great property in an amazing location. It is a beautiful area and if you want a great time in the mountains, this is a good place to go.
About the Host, Veronica
If you love the mountains, the clear blue skies, the starry nites you will enjoy my reclusive and relaxing Shangri-la in Alcohuaz, Elqui Valley in the heart of the Chilean Andes.
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