About this listing
Comfortable whole house in quiet neighbourhood close to the beach. Ideal for families with children. You can walk to the beach and enjoy a huge garden. For adults this is a perfect place for a relaxed holiday. Jazz pub and restaurants near the house.
Entire house, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, comfortable sitting-room dining area overlooking private garden and the sea. Separate bungalow with barbecue. Less than two blocks away from the beach. Magnificent sunsets and view of the hills in the heart of Portezuelo's Solanas Beach. A most relaxing hideaway.
Also within walking distance, you will be able to access all kinds of services: restaurants, pubs, pizza and ice-cream parlors, supermarkets, car rentals, bus stop (main highway and connection to airports), drugstore, etc.
Famous Uruguayan painter Carlos Páez Vilarós' 'Casapueblo' is around the corner. You can visit is art museum and enjoy his readings at sunset during the summer holiday.
If you love Nature, a visit to the nearby Lussich Arboretum is a must. The trees and views of Punta Ballena are to be remembered.
Guests have access to whole garden and barbecue.
Interaction with Guests
Once the reservation is made, I contact them to coordinate details to make their stay comfortable. I am present when they arrive and leave, never during their stay. They can reach me by mobile phone if they need something. If they come from abroad and do not have a car, I can pick them up at the bus stop (same for their return).
This is a quiet beautiful neighbourhood. Ideal for children and people who love a quiet stay. You can see and hear the sea from the house, and walk to the beach, no need for a car. Shops and restaurants are fairly near without disturbing this relaxed atmosphere.
Public transport is good and frequent. Bus stops are within walking distance. There are taxis and car rental services in the high street.
Other Things to Note
Ideal for a very relaxing vacation for adults and families with children. Maybe adolescents would rather go to closer to a city like Punta del Este, though they may also enjoy water sports in this area.
Everything has been planned for an ejoyable stay. Please enjoy with respect. Leave things as you found them.
La casa de Matilde nos pareció muy cómoda para mi familia. Ya es el segundo verano que vamos, esa es la prueba de que nos gustó mucho y nos resultó todo muy bien. Siempre Matilde nos brinda la mejor atención a nuestras necesidades, incluso mejorando de un año al otro. Poder comer en la galería y jugar en el jardín, es un plus que tiene este lugar para cuando queremos descansar de la playa. La casa aunque sencilla, está equipada con cosas que nos reducen mucho el equipaje. Que la playa nos quede a sólo una cuadra y media es muy práctico. El barrio es muy tranquilo.
Matilde is really nice and attentive. She was genuinely interested in providing all that we needed for us to have a great time and enjoy our holidays. If we had any problem with the house, she would respond right away and provide a solution.
The house is luminous, spacious, and very well located: ~2 blocks from the beach and 2 blocks from a very popular restaurant called Medio y Medio.
The area had a few security issues (thefts) while we were there but apparently they are unheard of.
Adoramos a estadia, ótima localização e perfeita para quem quer curtir a praia e descansar. A casa estava conforme informado e nossa anfitriã foi super prestativa e atenciosa. A praia é linda e super tranquila, e pertinho de carro de Punta Del Este e dos pontos turísticos
La casa es muy cómoda y completa, el barrio es soñado. Matilde fue siempre muy cálida, atenta y expeditiva con las cosas que fuimos necesitando antes y durante la estadía. Nos sirvió mucho la cantidad de toallas y sábanas dado que nos tocó una época muy lluviosa, y nos ahorró lugar en la valija. Eso y otros detalles de atención como por ejemplo libros y juguetes para los chicos nos hicieron sentir muy bien. Nos encantaría volver y gracias por todo, Matilde!!!
Matilde was a great host and met me at the bus stop and took me to the house in her pickup truck as I had a fair amount of luggage. She provided info on tours available, places to eat, bus schedules, and location of interesting places nearby.
We had a power outtage one evening at the house and she responded very quickly to send someone to resolve the problem.
The house is convenient to the beach and is pretty spacious and
overall comfortable. We were two couples and there were actually three bedrooms available but we only needed two. There was an outside patio and she provided chairs for the beach as well. The location was ideal for the beach. The house is a little old and perhaps not as fancy as some might want but for us it was very adequate and spacious.
Matilde even took us over to Punta Ballena so that we could visit the famous Uruguay painter's house and that is just one example of how helpful and thoughtful Matilde was.
This house has a superb location, very close to the beach as well as to all Portezuelo amenities The house was clean and very comfortable for a big family. Nice garden terrace from where you can see some spectacular sunsets!
Matilde was very responsive to all my questions and communications and she is awesome to do business with! She left bed linens, bath and beach towels, and even some toys and books for our kids - excellent attention to details! Matilde is a great host, and we would love to repeat next year.
Thank you, Caro and Santiago! I would also love to have you back again. I'm sure the happy memories of holidays spent with the family will shine through the Northern winter and bring memorable flashbacks all life long. Yours was the first family with kids coming to our house as guests and you brought a lot of sunshine as well! Love, Matilde
My Fiancé and I were looking for a comfortable house in Punta del Este or nearby to spend our vacations near the sea. We were looking for a long time until we found this place. We were a little insecure about renting a house from the distance, but the house was exactly what was shown in the pictures. Very comfortable and really close to the beach (like 150m). The location, Portezuelo, is about 15 minutes from Punta del Este, (by car) so you can enjoy the city madness and at the same time relax in a quiet and intimate place. Matilde, the owner, is a very warm person, who was ready to do whatever it took to make us feel at home. We had a great time there, the house is very functional and completely equipped. I have no doubts to recommend it to anybody who wants to have a quiet and relaxing family time. The only negative thing I have to say is that the appliances in the kitchen were dated and not completely functioning, so if you want a great kitchen to cook every meal it might not be the place for you. (We told the owner and she said she was going to take care of it). Other than that, the barbecue is amazing, it has a great garden and a full bathroom for every bedroom. The price was very good compared to other things we saw online, it was really worth the risk! Thank you Matilde for everything!
Thank you Abir for all your comments and feedback. I have already proceeded to make all the necessary changes in the kitchenett. Though the space is not that big for a family to cook very comfortably I hope that brand-new appliances work smoothly! On behalf of future guest, thank you! It was great to meet you. All the best, Matilde
About the Host, Matilde
I was born and raised in Uruguay, South America but travelled the whole world extensively and lived in the US and England. Appart from my native Spanish, I speak English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Chinese. I studied Greek and Latin. I am calm, positive, patient, friendly, with a good sense of humour and enjoy being in new places meeting new people. I am a Conference Interpreter and have a degree in Literature from Cambridge University.