The apartment is really close to Valparaiso downtown and Viña del Mar. It has a beautiful view to the ocean and public transport is good to get everywhere.
The neighborhood is a residencial and university area.
My apartment has 1 guest room, dining room and living room with a beautiful seaside view, kitchen and one bathroom. Each bedroom has one closet included.
The guests room is completely private, and it has a wi-fi internet connection. During the morning it's pretty lightened by the sunshine during the sunrise.
Around my apatment there is public transport to a lot of places (to Viña del Mar, Reñaca, Con Con etc). The area is residential, so it's really quiet, and it has university environment from March to December.
Undoubtedly, the seaside view is a privilege in my apartment because you can watch the port activity during night and day.
My guests have access to :
*Breakfast included: 1 fruit, cereal, yogurt, bread, tea or coffee (sugar -optional), avocado or similar and mermelade. It is served from 8 to 9 am.
*Guests can use the kitchen for lunchtime, tea time or dinner (there are some little stores and a big supermarket where you can buy what you need)
* Laundering cost US$6 per charge of 5kg (max (chilean national money exchange is according to the recent value) It is paid cash when you want to use the washing machine. The clothes get dry in the balcony. There is no clothes dryer (machine)
*Apartment and room cleaning: When you arrive the room will be clean, so it is your responsibility to keep clean and the amenities you use too.
I can provide you some tips to visit the city, and If I have time I might go with you to some places, (but it will depend on the moment of my daylife)
I like people that is independent. I respect their privacy, so I would expect the same in return.
As I have a pet (poodle dog), be aware that she is a member of my family.
Once you book my place please read the rules of the house. The Wifi connection and password is given to you in advance (or ask for it once you have cancelled your reservation)
The neighborhood is a residencial area, where during summer time is very quiet and there are some summer tourists and family relatives and from march to december there are a lot of students from UTFSM (Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María).
There are basics stores nearby where you can buy bread, milk, vegetables and fruits, and there are a few restaurants (healthy and non healthy food). Local transport is close to the apartment and its easy to get to Viña del Mar o Valparaiso downtown from here.
The apartment is a few blocks near the seacoast, and it's about 15 minutes from downtown, where you can also walk to through the seaside. There are some homefood restaurants nearby, and little groceries that provide the basics to feed. Big supermarkets are about 5 minutes way in public buses, which you can take in the next corner of the apartment.
When you get to the airport in Santiago, take one of the 2 buses from the airport (Tus Bus Aeropuerto or CentroPuerto) that will leave you in any of the 2 bus stations (Terminal de Buses Metro Parajitos o Terminal Alameda).
I suggest you to go to Pajaritos Bus Starion. There, buy a ticket in any of these bus companies (Pullman Bus, Condor Bus or Tur Bus) to Valparaiso.
Once you get to Valparaiso Bus Station (Terminal Rodoviario), take a taxi to get here or....
in front of the bus station, and in the same sidewalk of the National Congress (Av. Pedro Montt) , you can take the bus n°501 "Placeres - La Laguna".
It will pass both a big supermarket called Jumbo and a Shell gas station.
After that the bus will go up the hill through San Luis street, that has on its left side the University Federico Santa María.
When the bus turns left in the first crossed streets, you have to ring the bellto get off the bus right there in front of the university USM.
In that bus stop, there'll be a blue kiosk, and a copy center in the corner of San Luis and Avenida Placeres. In the front corner ther is a fast food shop called Met. You should walk two more blocks in that same direction and turn right after a palm tree and a little monument. The street doesn't have a name, but as so on as you turn you'll see some pink buildings.
I'll ask you to call me or send me a SMS or whatsapp so I can open you the door. The building ringbells are not working. It may be possible that my wifi net works in the street if you don't have wifi on your mobile (ask for it when your reservation is ready)
Local transport is close to the apartment and its easy to get to Viña del Mar o Valparaiso downtown from here. The fares vary from the points your moving to/from. You should ask me in advance here. It depends on the bus you take.
Catherine is a wonderful host! She responded on my inquiries prior to my arrival and provided clear and compete information.
The room is spacious and has plenty of storage. Bathroom is clean and use of kitchen facilities was incredibly helpful. The apartment is minutes away from down town by bus, metro, or walk by seaside, and Catherine gives advice on how to get around.
From my 10 days in Chile, i had the best night with Catherine and her nephews celebrating Christmas. I felt being part of the family and had a great time! Muchas Gracias Catherine for inviting me over!
I would definitely recommend Catherine's place.
Catherine is wonderful and very friendly. She speaks fluent English in case you don't speak Soanish. Lovely apartment with a great view. You can walk it the center from her place or take a quick bus. She also can give you suggestions on where to go and what yo do. Highly recommended. Gracias, Catherine!
Minha experiência com Catherine (e João) foi maravilhosa!!! O apartamento tem um espaço muito bom, é bastante arejado e a varanda tem uma vista espetacular para a cidade! O quarto também é grande, permitindo que você mesmo com uma mala enorme (como no meu caso), fique muito bem acomodada. Fiquei muito perto da Universidade Federico Santa Maria, onde acontecia o congresso do qual participei. Bem próximos também estavam os ônibus que me levaram para muitas partes distintas da cidade. Mas o destaque mais que especial são mesmo o carinho, a atenção e toda a troca humana e cultural que a Catherine me proporcionou. Isso foi incrível e inesquecível! Ela me fez me sentir muito à vontade em sua casa, me deu dicas fundamentais para que eu pudesse me deslocar e ir a lugares interessantes, e me apresentou aos igualmente maravilhosos João e Zafiro!!! João, querido, muito obrigada pela atenção, pelo carinho e pelas conversas também! Espero vê-lo aqui na Copa!! E Zafiro, deixe-me esclarecer, é simplesmente a cadelinha mais amorosa de todo o Chile!! Por quem fiquei completamente encantada...Enfim, serei eternamente grata por toda a experiência. Espero voltar ao Chile e reencontrá-los! E é por isso que recomendo com toda a tranquilidade e segurança que se hospedem com Catherine.
Can't say enough great things about my stay with Cathy! She responded to my request right away and provided me with all the details needed to get to her place by public transport.
Cathy's apartment is on the other side of the bay from Cerro Alegre perch high up the hill near a university. This meant good transportation connections (it's a long but enjoyable waterfront walk to the main tourist attractions, but a quick and easy bus ride at all hours), cheap restaurants nearby, and breathtaking views. Minutes from a beautiful stretch of beach too. The same bus will connect you with an awesome grocery store too.
The room was clean, spacious, had plenty of storage, and was bright and airy. The bathroom was also spotless with plenty of hot water. I had full use of kitchen facilities too. There was everything I needed.
Cathy is a fun, friendly and easy going host, who speaks perfect English and speaks Chilean Spanish slowly for those of us who are learning :). We had many conversations over wine and breakfast, it was just like hanging out with an old friend.
We discovered quickly that we both liked mountain biking and Cathy offered to take me biking which to date has been one of the highlights of my trip. Nothing beats seeing all the sights by bicycle followed by screaming down the steep hills in town. She offered a mellower route, but this was my preference.
Getting a feel for the local vibe is what I love about air bnb and I definitely got this experience at Cathy's place. If it wasn't obvious, highly recommended!!!
The reservation was canceled 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
I spent 2 weeks in Catherine's flat and I can say that she's a great host : she gave me a lot of advices for taking the transports, getting out in the city... The flat is very clean, with a beatiful view on the ocean and the city, and the bedroom is nice and shinny. It was a pleasure to be there and sharing some experiences and drinks, so I can only recommanded her !
I only spent a short while with Catherine but she was a very easy person to be around, and made me feel at home. Quite quickly we were able to enjoy interesting and open conversation. Also she was helpful in offering information and advice on the city.
The room is very comfortable, bright and clean.... as is the rest of the apartment. There is a great view of the city and port. I didnt explore much in the vicinity of the apartment but it is only a 25min walk to the center and there is also a good bus service.
Catherine is a terrific host! She was very responsive and provided clear and compete information. She even met me at the bus station with her poodle, Safira, and escorted me "home"! And, for the duration of my stay in Valparaiso, it really was my home. The view over the port is incredible and with easy access to the area, including Vina del Mar, you can see all the sites. The room is bright and sunny room and the entire apartment is immaculate. While all of this is great, the most valuable part of the experience is having the opportunity toget to know Catherine.
Bonus: while she speaks terrific English, she very kindly (and patiently) spoke Spanish with me so I could continue to practice and improve. Thanks, Catherine!
Cathrine is a great host with a lot of knowledge about her city. Her flat is on a nice location with an amazing view. You can easily get to her place from downtown by bus or by a nice walk either along the cost or uphill.
Catherine is a very nice host. She went out of her way to be nice to my guests. She was honest, super helpful and caring. The place, was just perfect, the apt view is magnificent and the apt offers great value. Enjoy, HN