About this listing
Unlike our other listings, our country house is located in the secret hills of Chicani.
Great for getting away from the city, great for those who want to be in nature, great for those who like to walk.
Camping posibilites also avalialbe.
Greetings from Bolivia and thank you for checking out our Mountain Forest Country Cottage "Maria"!
Located in Chicani, just 15 minutes away from Irpavi in the "Zona Sur", or the southern more residential area of La Paz. The cottage is approximately 400m2 on a 1500 m2 plot. A dirt lane drive curves toward this private home, and the country store with basic products and country plaza are 5 blocks away. 15 minute drive from Mega Center Complex in Irpavi and "Zona Sur" in general, where you will find grocery stores, shops, restaurants, coffee shops and bars. If you're not into cars, and simply love nature and walking, the cottage is a 20 minute down-hill walk to Irpavi 2, where you will find public transportation available at the trufi or minivan stop to anywhere in the city. 15 minute bike ride. Up-hill and back is another 30-45 minute walk.
This mountain forest, spring-water fed cottage with beautiful mountain, forest views and an amazing outdoor view of clear starlit nights is surrounded by pines and nature. It is great for the nature lovers, forest friendly, cyclists, campers, rock climbers, group workshops, camping, meditating, couples and families and anyone wanting to get away from the city life.
Accommodation is rustic and comfortable remote with rugged natural beauty far from any city noise or interference. The cottage includes 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms inside, 1.5 bathrooms outside, 2 kitchens (a fully equipped kitchen+side kitchen+an amazing clay oven), study room/small library, living room, dining room, an inside fireplace, charcoal BBQ, hot water, shower and tub, modern appliances, and parking for 10+ cars.
We have a strong emotional attachment for this cottage as our parents acquired the plot while they were still single and built the cabin where they got married. Years later, we renovated it and built the current cottage where we lived in for a while, and frequently still spend weekends there.
Though you will have the entire cottage, private room, or camping to yourself, our second family: the sweetest "cholita" Naty, and her two sons, live on the side of the cottage on the same property with our two cats and dogs. Therefore, they will be available to answer any questions you may have about the area and help you during your stay. We will also be available, a call and a 12 minute drive away.
Organically grown herbs and vegetables (according to season), straight from the small green house in the garden, and fresh milk, are available during the day at a reasonable price. There has always been a congenial, communal atmosphere in the house, where people tend to share the preparation and cooking of meals and washing up, but self-catering is also fine.
The accommodation is very flexible. Couples and families can book the entire cottage, groups can book rooms (up to ten people - first come first served), or only camping (up to 30 people). Prices:
Entire Cottage per night: $79 (up to 2 people)
NOTE: When you make your request to stay, you will receive a "special offer" for your rate as the AirBnB computer system does not currently calculate these variable per person rates correctly. Kindly send us a message with the number of guests, nights and preferred type of lodging with your request so we can calculate accordingly.
Perfect for a getaway in the mountains and for those just needing quiet, pure and fresh air, and to totally relax - catch up with some reading maybe, or just soak up the morning or evening sun, recharge your batteries, reconnect with nature - it's wondrous sights, sounds, and energy. We truly think you'll love it here!
Please read the House Rules and Amenities tabs before (located at the top of this description) you make your reservation, to ensure you are comfortable with our property.
Clear directions of course at booking.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch for any questions or any further information. We will get back to you promptly!
- We don't impose harsh limitations upon our visitors, but simply ask for care, cleanliness and mindfulness as regards use of our natural resources.
- Please note, you are also under Bolivian Law.
- Please do not flush toilet paper down the toilet: kindly throw it in in the trash can provided. (It's one of those weird South American things, our plumbing system is not built to handle it)
- The cottage must be cleaned and left in same condition as you found it.
- Only paid guests are permitted on property.
- Please note that this is not a cottage for all-night parties or loud music.
- We require a signed agreement listing all people and vehicles on property.