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 :
*Guests can use the kitchen for breakfast, lunchtime, tea time or dinner (there are some little stores and a big supermarket where you can buy what you need)
* Using the washing machine 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.
Interaction with Guests
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 Station. 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 bell to 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.
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.
Other Things to Note
PLEASE REMEMBER THIS!!!!
CHECK IN: from 12 pm
CHECK OUT: up to 12 pm
Thank you so much for your understanding!
No smoking (not even in the balcony)
Laundery US$6 per charge 5kg.
Pets are not allowed. I already have one.
I had a great time with Catherine and Joao. They made me feel very welcomed in their home. They had maps of the city and were very helpful on directions. They speak good english which was a benefit because I speak no spannish. There was plenty of free tea for me to drink and they always offered me coffee in the morning ☺.
Pase una estadia perfecta! El departamento una vista increible. La cama muy comoda! Joao y Catherine grandes anfitriones. Me senti super comodo y bienvenido en su hogar. Gracias por todo!!
Catherine and Joao are very friendly person. I spent a nice time in their apartment. The room is consistent with the description, clean and has everything you need. Location is very good- good communication with the center of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar.
Very close to the University Santa Maria and the beach. I recommend this place to others.
Catherine and Joao were friendly, helpful, and great hosts. The apartment has a great view of the Pacific and is in a good location; not only was I able to walk to the centre of Valparaiso, but I also walked to and from Vina Del Mar. If you're not as much of a walker as I am, the apartment is easily accessible by bus, taxi, and collectivo. The room was clean, comfortable, and I enjoyed my stay with Catherine and Joao.
Echanges d`emails sympas et simples, une invitation a sortir a une fete et des conversations agreables, partage de repas. Quartier tres calme.
.....sehr gemütlich eingerichtetes Zimmer, Bad, Wohnung sehr sauber,
Wäsche waschen kein Problem, Tee oder Kaffeetrinken ermöglicht,
mit dem Bus alles gut erreichbar, Catherine und Joao waren sehr hilfsbereit, englische Verständigung perfekt,
würde sofort wieder buchen
I had very happy two nights lived in Catherine's. The apartment is very clean, neat and convenient. The bus line is just down the hill, only three minutes for walk I guess, you can either go to downtown or the famous Vina de Mar beach. There are couple of small stores near the building, where you can buy some local fast food, which is pretty delicious by the way. I love the view from their balcony. It is fantastic. You can not only see the beautiful coastal line of Valparaiso but also appreciate the unique local buildings that tiered on the hill. Catherine and Joao are very friendly, warm, considerate and hospitable. They gave me lots of advice of exploring the city, wrote down the routes for me and even brought me together to a show in downtown after I showed my interests. I really enjoy my time there and will definitely choose them again if I travel to Valparaiso next time.
Vivo con mi pareja Joao y mi mascota Zafiro. Me gusta ver el dinamismo de la ciudad paseando en bicicleta, caminando por el borde costero o admirando la ciudad desde sus distintos miradores.
En nuestro hogar, nos gusta que los huéspedes colaboren como si fuese su hogar, ya que nuestro departamento no es una hostal o un hotel.
Vivir y compartir la vida diaria por Airbnb es otro estilo de viajar alrededor del mundo, de manera consciente, respetuosa, compartiendo, preguntando y aprendiendo más de la humanidad, de las distintas ciudades y de las distintas costumbres alrededor del mundo.
Que seas bienvenid@en nuestro hogar.
Catherine & Joao