About this listing
In Alcohuaz, the last peaceful village of the Elqui Valley, 120 kms (75 m.) from La Serena, TWO-house compound each RENTING INDIVIDUALLY Main house sleeps 6 ( 1 main brm with private bath and 1 upstairs bedroom (4 single beds, plus one main bathroom, US$140 per nite). COTTAGE in front of pool sleeps 4-6 -(US$115 pn, LOFT STYLE, 1 QB, 2 single beds, plus 2 built-in beds in living room ) . Great location for a retreat, relaxing, trekking, star gazing . 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 , 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.
Please be aware that airbnb may not show precise availability, airbnb booking system is not able to split reservations for a property that has two houses, so it may show as booked, when one house is still available. So always inquire.
Stargaze — 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). PRICE FOR MAIN HOUSE IS $145 PER NITE.
- MINIMUN RENTAL COTTAGE: 2 NIGHTS (all year round). PRICE REFLECTED ON AIRBNB IS FOR COTTAGE $125 PER NITE
-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 viA 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.
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.