Cozy ground floor bedroom for one person with a single bed. Convenient for shared bathroom.
Warm, friendly house from the 40's with huge garden reaching down to the lake shore; orchard, vegetable and flower gardens, extensive grass fed on by wild geese, black-headed ibis, hawks and, from time to time, horses. Strategically located
to acces hiking, biking, horse riding and kayak circuits. Safe and quiet neigborhood, not near other houses and separated from the main road by a dirt track and double line of mature trees. However, main road offers frequent bus services to Bariloche centre and out into beautiful countryside. Only 1 km away from the supermarket and excellent local shops, 4 km away from Circuito Chico, 10 km away from Llao-Llao Hotel (lake boat trips) and 15 km away from downtown Bariloche or Cerro Catedral.
The house has a complete kitchen/diner, separate livingroom overlooking garden and lake, internet wi - fi, heating, and washing machine. We don't accept tobacco smokers.
I like to share cooking and eating times as well as photography, hiking, biking and driving around country roads!! I am a professional ski instructor and guide and happy to arrange privately, for the nearby ski resorts (Catedral) area.
The property has 2 double rooms, one ensuite, and a twin-bedded groundfloor room, to share or take privatly for single occupancy. It also has a cozy single room on the groundfloor and a studio bungalow (cabaña) in the grounds. The garden offers sunny and shady areas, space to get away from it all or to socialise in unique, natural surroundings.
When I stayed in Alberto's lovely rustic home on the lake, I immediately felt like part of the family. Within hours of arriving I had been guided along the lake, seen dozens of birds, gone group grocery shopping, met new friends for happy hour and shared a dinner prepared by another guest. Over the next couple of days I had walked to several beautiful vistas, ate dinner cooked by Alberto's mother, danced with his father and witnessed the family's talent for music and merry making. People like this are why I travel!
Well words are not enough for this host.!
There is nothing that is too much trouble for Alberto he goes the extra mile every time.
His local knowledge and help with arrangements is worthy of the local lad that he is and his Global Dinner Parties have taken on a life of their own and are beginning to become a bit of a House
Tradition.Family Asados quickly become extended family gatherings leaving the solo traveller with a real sense of belonging
Thank-You Albert, Fred and Jo- Jo too.
I am glad Alberto's place was the last stop of the three weeks I spent in Argentina; had it been the first I wouldn't have gone anywhere else.
I couldn't have hoped for a better host; Alberto is kind, generous, always happy to drive you around and show you things that as a tourist you wouldn't have access to. I arrived late on my first day, the other people staying at the house had gone out for dinner and Alberto shared with me a delicious fish soup he had cooked for himself.
Stop reading reviews and book a room at his place!
I had a lovely stay
a truly remarkable experience! a tastefully decorated house with all the amenities one would need and with an amazing garden overlooking the lake. Bus nr 20 connects the house with the city and circuito chico in less than 20 minutes. Alberto is a great host, always ready to help.
The house is a very good base for hiking and exploring the area.
Alberto himself is a very friendly and hospitable person! He really cares about his guests and understands the needs of travelers, because he has lived in a lot of countries around the world. Hopefully I will be back to Argentina and Albertos house next year!
Un lugar muy lindo una perfect simbiose con la naturaleza y Alberto una persona muy buena y atencioso ,La casa es muy agradable ,limpia confortable y calentita . Hay bus em unos 30 mts dela casa, y es acerca del lago Nahuel Huapy , un perfect lugar para descansar y disfrutar lo que hay de mejor en san Carlos de Bariloche. Gracias por todo Alberto.
I am going to stay on and cannot speak too highly of this location. Two people have just left, who stayed for months, or weeks and then returned. It is hard for me to understand those who don't 'get it', as there is a special atmosphere here, with its lovely grounds, nature, access to everything, including 'real' (not touristy) local shops and people. Nearly everyone 'mucks in' and yet there is space to 'do your own thing' when you want. Alberto puts himself out to 'entertain', easily offering lifts whenever he goes anywhere, and gave Dejanna and me an amazing personalised tour of the Seven Lakes recently, finding 4 extra ones, lots of interesting stories, a waterfall and a full moon! He costed it out for three but didn't charge more when one guest decided not to come. He cooks excellently and those who want to often share meals, learning other people's specialities; mine is kefir and humous! Oh, just come, it's wonderful!!!
¡Aquí he encontrado a 'mi primo'! En el espléndido escenario del microclima barilochense, la casa de Alberto fue construida por su abuelo en los años 40. De arquitecto, puedo decir que es un maravilloso ejemplo de la primera arquitectura presente en la zona, dónde el núcleo della vivienda está en perfecta armonía con el alrededor natural, y respeta todavía la original presencia de árboles de frutas y altissime abedules que - en presencia de fuerte viento - expresan todo su potencial sonoro así atractivo, como todos aqui en el lozano parque, cerca del agua límpida del lago. El agua, la gran riqueza de Bariloche ;) Alberto es indudablemente un privilegiado para poder vivir en este contexto auténtico y puro. Alberto es una persona generosa que reparte todo lo que posee en la casa, compartiendo con los invitados el potencial de vivir la Patagonia siguiendo los 'colores' auténticos y a veces provocadores de un estilo de vida, qué fue y todavía está presente con fuerza aquí a Bariloche. El trabajo no falta nunca para Alberto que está ampliando ingeniosamente el espacio della casa, tratando de adecuarlo a la creciente demanda de los invitados en su mayoría extranjeros. De Alberto conozco la personalidad y aprecio su carácter argentino y transparente. En estos meses ha estado con todos - independientemente de las diferentes necesidades culturales de sus visitantes - extremadamente atento y altruista. Siempre ha soportado de la mejor manera y en la propias posibilidad cualquiera exigencia o necesidades solicitadas por parte de los visitantes qué he podido conocer durante estas semanas, sin nunca discriminar el origen cultural o el diferente 'gusto' social y esto me parece genial. El ha respaldado todos con extrema determinación y tratando de comprender las motivaciones y en consecuencia favorecerlas cómo mejor ha podido hacer. He vivido aquí - trabajando con internet - dos períodos: el primero de seis semanas en total verano y el segundo de dos semanas después de le haber viajado en Chile por un breve período. He preferido escribir un único réport para dar mayor confianza y peso a las impresiones qué he tenido compartiendo este espacio por esto periodo. Si han habido, durante estos dos meses, de las incomprensiones con un par de invitados en la casa, pienso que sean de focalizar en el esfuerzo mínimo qué algunos viajeros hacen en el englobarse en una comunidad dónde se comparte no sólo el espacio sino que propiamente o impropiamente los diferentes estilos de vida. ¡Sintetizando querría aconsejar la óptima y verdadera experiencia barilochense y patagonica aquí en la casa de Alberto! Ha sido un privilegio poder convivir por dos meses él alrededor natural y auténtico de este espacio así cerca de Bariloche. Quien está buscando una experiencia parecida en este área - lejana del estándar ordinario y común de algunos hoteles u hostales - encontrará aquí, en las varias oportunidades ofrecidas en la casa de Alberto, la natural oportunidad de vivir este maravilloso y estimulante contexto patagonico. Parto mañana y espero volver pronto. ¡Gracias...
Unfortunately while staying at Alberto´s money and things were stolen, and it has not been a good experience. A 100 US dollars were taken from my bag, from my room. We were out on a day trip that day, and when we came back late I first discovered that my food was missing - so no dinner that night.. In the morning I was leaving early for a full day hiking, and as the bread that I prepared to make sandwiches was not there I had no food for the day either (there are no facilities or options to buy food on the hike). Later on that day I realised that the money was missing.. And yet later on one of the other guests, not knowing I was home tried to enter my room.. In a nutshell a very upsetting experience. Not to mention a volatile atmosphere, some loud voices and noises and commotion in the night.. And when I moved to another place I realised that a couple of more things were missing.
If there were not for all of the above it probably would have been fine. But I would not wish this on anyone. It all depends on who else ends up staying there, as there are not even the basic rules, and you are not sure if you are going to find your things untouched, or find your things at all. In hindsight I regret not informing the police, but I only had a day and a half days left in Bariloche, and at the time I did nto want my whole stay ruined..
Well seems that fate and misfortune arrived with Dejana.
Nothing like this ever happened here,previous reviews are clear!
We have more people in the house and something could have been done If I was notifiyed inmediatly,not like tree days later and by a mail;although is not possible to acuse anybody without clear and convincing evidence!
And ingratitude stains everything denying witch we have given, with no single positive