About this listing
The island of Chiloe is the perfect place to relax, relieve stress and enjoy an atmosphere completely unique to the rest of Chile. Our studio apartment is secluded haven nestled among the trees, perfect for unwinding and enjoying mystical Chiloe.
This beautiful studio apartment is on the ground floor of ‘The Tower.’ It has a lovely view of our backyard and the feeling of a little ‘cave’ in the forest. From your bed, look out into the cool, dark forest climbing with green vines and covered in moss. There is a wood fire in the bedroom to add to the cozy feeling.
This single floor apartment has two single beds (which can be made into a queen-sized bed if need be) and a futon. Let us know which arrangement suits your needs better. It can sleep up to three adults or a couple with a child. It has a kitchenette with a fridge and everything you need to cook. It also has a private bathroom with a shower.
Both Tower apartments are only 80 meters across the field from the beach, whose sandy expanse stretches four kilometers to the east - perfect for sunset walks!
Our place is unique because we build it and we keep it with love and dedication. We are fortunate to live in such an amazing an unspoilt part of the world.
There is something indescribable you get when you are here, something you have to experience yourself when you come. It is a sense of peacefulness and freedom.
For Free our guest have access to a private beautiful beach, walks in the forest, knowledgeable advice about what to visit and when (we have a travel company and have organized specialized traveling for 17 years)
For a reasonable fee, our guests can have access to:
Sea Kayaks, paddle boards, yoga (private or groups class), cooking classes. Freshly made meals can also be arranged: We can make a special private meal for you or you can join our family for a meal: breakfast and dinner can be eaten at the studio or at our sun room, we don't provide lunch unless it is for a group.
Interaction with Guests
Depending on the guests, we love to interact with our guests but also respect their privacy. If they have kids, we welcome their kids to play with with ours. The fact that we have live near by gives them the chance to choose interactions, things do happen in a natural kind of way.
We don't have many neighbors, the few we have live up the hill and they are wonderful people. We are lucky to be surrounded by nature and feel fortunate to have a large property and that gives us a lot or privacy.
There is public transport and there are also taxis to and from Ancud. They can take our guests up to the top of the hill (400 mts. walk from the property)
If our guests rent their own car, a 4x4 will come all the way to the property, but a 4x2 will have to stay 400 mts up the hill.
Everyone who stayed was happy to walk and we help them out when needed.
Other Things to Note
We love and respect nature and have created a life here on this magnificent island where the air is clean, the rain is fresh and the storms are powerful. Chiloe is a generous and magical
island that has welcomed us and gave us a home, we hope to help you have a taste of it and welcome you to paradise, for real ! even in the strongest storm with horizontal rain, you will feel that you are in paradise, all we want is to treat Chiloe and the beautiful Chilotes with the same respect they show towards us.
We truly value respecting each other, the land and the nature around us. We welcome people who share these important values.
One last note about provisions:
Please buy your food in town before coming to stay, as there are no markets or shops nearby. There are, fishermen who stop on the beach--and you are welcome to buy fresh seafood from their catches--but this opportunity depends on weather conditions and other factors... so it is best to bring food (and anything else you might need from town) with you when you arrive. Thank you for having read it all and see you in Chiloe!
Sandra and Britt made us feel very welcome right from the start. They were always available to us. This is a busy, hard-working family, who still manages to ensure the comfort and happiness of their guests. We enjoyed the beautiful setting their property offered and the coziness of the Studio.
Beautiful place and a lovely host! We really enjoyed our time with Sandra and her family. The studio is very nice, clean and well equipped. The only thing to keep in mind is that you need to have a 4WD vehicle to access the property. Otherwise it is about a 5-7 min walk but also a bit of a rough drive as the driveway is not yet paved. Other than that I would highly recommend this lovely place in a wonderful island.
Awesome location! Great tips that made our visit even better. Very friendly family and an extremely safe location which made it easy to relax.
My boyfriend and I spent 1 week in Sandra & Britt's awesome duplex-cabanas and it was the most nice, charming and peaceful place we've ever seen !
At the beginning we wanted to rent the small studio, but as Britt's mother was arriving 2 days after us, Sandra proposed us to take the upstairs studio for the same price :)
Sandra & Britt are so nice, always smiling, making us fell as if we were part of their family, and even inviting us to their daughter's birthday !
Everything over there is so cosy, charming and peaceful.
And from the beach (2 minutes walk from the cabanas) we did see some dolphins jumping just in front of us ! The day after, a fisherman came and sold us 5 king crabs for only 2000 pesos (= 1 king crab for 1 dollar !!!). We cooked it in our kitchen and had a delicious fresh seafood meal, much better than going to a restaurant in Ancud ...
As Sandra is also a great cooker and provides "Gourmet meal", we also had the pleasure to have dinner with them and enjoy Sandra's awesome dinner with fresh and organic products.
Next time we will come to Chiloé we will definitely come back at Sandra and Britt's place, and we highly recommend anyone to experiment and enjoy the peacefulness in their dream place.
Thank you again Britt and Sandra for this exceptional week.
Sandra and Britt were very kind and accommodating, and we enjoyed staying in their little guest cottage immensely. Their property is one of the most serene and beautiful places I've visited, and they made us feel right at home. They even gave us a ride to the bus station on Christmas morning with a grand send-off and a few slices of yule log baked by their charming and gifted little girls. I hope fortune allows us to stay with them again in the future!
Sandra and Britt were wonderful and welcoming hosts throughout our three day stay. We are from the U.S., my wife is originally from Chile and we were on our third trip together to Chile -- we had decided to check out Chiloe. We stayed in the top apartment with the loft. We had reserved a smaller studio but the larger flat was available and Sandra put us in there. It was roomier and we really appreciated the upgrade! We used the kitchen for most of our meals and that worked great. It rained quite a bit while we were there so we had a chance to hang out in the apartment and just relax and read. It was comfortable and relaxing and with incredible views! We took several walks -- the environment was beautiful with rolling hills and their property is right on the water. Ancud is also a cool little town that can keep one busy for a few days are an extended stay. They were kind enough to shuttle us back and forth as their schedule/work/errands permitted. Of special note, I was feeling under the weather when we arrived so Sandra offered to make some special tea -- well she delivered a delicious pot of ginger tea along with eggs from their chickens and fresh milk from their cow. That was above and beyond and a lovely touch. Highly recommended for a very relaxed, low key place in a beautiful setting with lovely hosts nearby.
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About the Host, Sandra
Seventeen years ago my husband Britt and I came to Chiloe. He is from upstate New York and I am from a small town in the beautiful highlands of Peru.
We began our life together by building a boat. Then came the house, three beautiful girls, dogs, chickens and now a cat.
We have three gorgeous guest houses we have built by hand. My passion for yoga led us to build a beautiful yoga shala by the sea. We are happy to share it all with open-minded, honest people.