About this listing
Private suite with a den and use of most of the rest of the house in modern, tastefully decorated and fully renovated home in very good residential neighborhood surrounded by gardens, lakes and trees (Parque Miramar).
Your suite consists of a studio/office, a bedroom and a full bathroom. It becomes isolated from the rest of the house by closing two doors.
Your air-conditioned/heated studio/office has a desk, a comfortable chair, a large bookcase with a storage unit at the base, good natural light, and a closet. The window overlooks the garden. There are plenty of outlets.
Your air-conditioned/heated bedroom has a very comfortable bed that easily accommodates two. There is a good-sized closet. Again, the window overlooks the garden.
Your bathroom is large, with a sink, a toilet and a bidet and a shower/tub so you can take relaxing bubble baths, lit by candles and enjoying a glass of wine. There is plenty of storage space.
These three rooms are connected by a hall which can be closed most of the time, giving you all the privacy you desire.
You will have access to most of the rest of the house:
•the garden that surrounds the house around the corner, where you can hang a hammock and read or sleep your “siesta”
•the air conditioned/heated den with comfortable chairs and good lighting, a fireplace, a large TV and video player, a CD player and a large window that allows you to access to the garden directly
•the air conditioned/heated beautiful and fully equipped kitchen (large refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster oven, stove with regular size oven, coffee grinder and coffee maker, blender, juicer, pots, pans, wok, any utensil you may need, etc.); you can cook to your heart’s delight.
•the kitchen eating area, with an immense french door that opens up to the patio
•the wonderful patio with a sitting area and a huge umbrella, a very large table with chairs to enjoy al fresco dinners, trees, a grassy area and two barbeques, a practical and quick gas one, and a traditional wood or coal one
We offer free WI-FI that you can use anywhere in the house, Direct TV cable with many US channels, as well as channels from many other parts of the world, UNLIMITED FREE PHONE CALLS TO THE USA and most countries in the world from our especial telephone service. There is a washer and dryer available free of charge. Two bicycles are included with helmets, so you can take a ride around our beautiful neighborhood.
Your suite, as well as the rest of the house, will be cleaned by a professional cleaning lady once a week, free of charge. Sheets and towels are provided.
Parque Miramar is adjacent to Carrasco and close to the airport (there is no noise because the planes fly in and out using a different direction). There are immense and beautiful trees and many lakes. It is outside of Montevideo, though the city limit is less than a mile away. The area is safe and quiet, yet has easy access to the beach, the supermarket, restaurants, shopping centers, movies, etc. There is a good neighborhood restaurant that serves so-so "parrilla" and great pizza 3 blocks away, as well as a small supermarket, a pharmacy, etc. And recently a "fancy" restaurant was added, only a block and a half away from the house.
Public transportation is 3 blocks away, and it can take you to the east (the airport, Punta del Este and other destinations) as well as to Carrasco (with its many restaurants, boutiques, etc.) and further on to Pocitos (20 min) and downtown Montevideo (30 min). You can check the bus timetable in the computer so you don't have to wait; they go by very often.
The best beaches of Montevideo are less than two miles away, and can be reached by bicycle (which we provide free of charge with the rental) or by foot. Two auto-rentals are situated within 3 blocks of the house.
You will be very close to Interbalnearia, the highway that takes you to the beautiful beaches of Punta del Este. Buses directly to Punta del Este, Minas, Rocha and other destinations will pick you up 3 blocks from our house.
We have one loving, easy-going dog (and occasionally another one that comes to visit) to keep you company and welcome you to your home away from home. The landlady is a native Uruguayan who speaks fluent English and passable French and communicates in Portuguese and Italian (she welcomes an opportunity to practice). She has lived in Venezuela and California for many years and traveled around the world.
Her intention is to make your stay in Uruguay as easy and pleasant as possible, and will be happy to assist you with directions, information, maps, etc. She looks forward to hosting you in Uruguay and making you feel at home.
Smoking is allowed outside, in the garden or the patio.
Friendly dogs are welcome to stay with us.
About the Host, Selene
I have lived in Venezuela (Caracas) and Los Angeles (California, USA). I returned to Montevideo, Uruguay in 2010.
I am a jewelry designer and I love my work.
I also love reading, movies and music. And I really enjoy dancing.
My interests include architecture and photography.