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 great "parrilla" and great pizza 3 blocks away, as well as a small supermarket, a pharmacy, etc.
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 three loving, easy-going dogs 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 well 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.
I have been lucky to stay at Solene's place for a couple of nights. I must say that the house was extremely quiet, and clean. I could bike to the nice beaches of "el Rio" (no more than 10 minutes); but my favorite spot was the terrace were I have been able to relax fully.
I would definitely recommend Solene's place to anyone looking for peaceful location.
I could not meet Solene personally, but am sure that she is at the image of her place: kind and welcoming. Happy 2015
Laurent, I am now back in Uruguay. Thank you for your very nice review. I am glad you enjoyed the house and I hope you will visit us again.
Sorry about the bike; I will have a new one in a few days so it won't break down again...
My friend Graciela said you were "perfect", so there you go!
Thanks again Laurent. Hope to meet you sometime.
Selene was an ideal host, going out of her way to accommodate our 2 am arrival, bus scheduling needs, and early departure. Her house is an oasis - calm, comfortable, and a mere 8 minutes from the airport.
Wir wurden sehr freundlich von Selene empfangen, die uns alle Zimmer zeigte, die wir benutzen durften.Wirklich großzügig von ihr, da dies viele Räume betraf. Den wundervoll gestalteten, ruhigen Garten mit den bequemen Gartenmöbeln haben wir genossen, wenn wir von unseren Ausflügen zurückkamen.
Selene war während unseres Aufenthaltes zwei Tage verreist und überließ uns das Haus. Ein großer Vertrauensbeweis.
Sie ist eine perfekte Gastgeberin, ganz im Hintergrund aber immer zu sprechen, wenn es notwendig gewesen wäre.
Wir benutzten ihre zwei Fahrräder, um zum Strand zu fahren und auch einmal an der Strandpromenade nach Montevideo in die Stadt zu fahren.
Wenn man nicht direkt in Montevideo übernachten möchte ist dies die perfekte Unterkunft und mit dem Bus ist man schnell und preisgünstig in der Stadt.
Wow, Selene's place was so lovely, peaceful and more than we could have ever asked for for our stay in Carrasco, Montevideo!! Such a gracious host - the house even offered great reading, a lovely garden, a sweet dog; it was the best! I highly recommend it if you are looking for a truly "calida," warm environment to stay in as you spend time in MVD. Selene will help you out with how to get to her place, how to get around Montevideo, and anything else you might need. So sweet and truly worth the trip. Thanks, Selene hermosa!!!! :)
Gracias mil Madeline. Fue un placer tenerlos y aquí estoy, esperándolos a que regresen.
Y en cualquier momento me hago un paseo por Buenos Aires y tengo el placer de tomarme un café con ustedes - o un vinito.
Espero que lo hayan pasado lindo en la playa.
Me encantó conocerlos y aprecio MUCHO el lindo review y la paciencia para con las "dificultados". Un abrazo a los dos y hasta pronto.
I very much enjoyed my stay with Serene, she made me most welcome and her home is very comfortable. The house is very clean and elegantly furnished with huge plate glass windows looking out into a lush garden.
The bed was comfortable and luxuriously appointed with plenty of pillows and fresh cotton bedding. Serene is very friendly and happy to leave you to your own devices or hang about for a chat. I recommend a visit to Serene's lush green oasis.
Notre séjour chez Selene a été pour nous, comme revenir chez une amie de toujours :-)
Elle nous a accueilli chaleureusement, et nous a aidé dans de nombreux domaines (pratique et culturel).
Sa maison est un nid chaleureux et réconfortant, spécialement par temps de pluie!
La chambre et la maison sont décorés avec goût et c'est propre.
La maison est bien située par rapport à l'aéroport et l'arrêt de bus permet d'accéder facilement à Montevideo.
Nous restons bien sûr en contact et espérons pouvoir accueillir Selene chez nous aussi :-)
Staying at Selene was like coming home to an old friend :-)
She welcomed us very warmly, helped us with many things (practical and cultural) and her house is a warm net (specially by heavy rain :-D )
The house and the room are very nicely decorated and it is clean.
The location close to the airport is very convenient as well as the bus stop to Montevideo :-)
We definitely will stay in touch and hope to welcome Selene in our house as well :-)
We loved staying at Selene's LA -esque crib, her garden is to die for. She really makes you feel at home (she even has american coffee)!
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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.