House - Private room · Edil Hugo Prato, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay

The Space

If you are looking for a place that combines the charm of the old city with safety and convenience then this may be your place. Our house, from 1901, is a fully renovated oasis in one of nicest neighborhoods in Montevideo. During the renovation we tried to maintain as many of the original details while sculpting a modern space.

The result is a very unique home that offers more than a place to stay. We provide very spacious, comfortable, and clean bedrooms. Double room has a desk, sofa, coffee table, refrigerator, microwave, air conditioning, TV, and WiFi access. Our rooms face out to a Spanish style courtyard with a small pool for hot days use, outdoor Asado (barbeque), and places for resting and dining. During the renovation we also discovered a hidden cellar, which had not been used since 1910.

We converted this subterranean treasure into an intimate entertainment and performance space with a screening area for which we salvaged cinema benches from one of Montevideos´s oldest cinemas. We show films in this space and it is also where our artist friends sometimes come to perform and present their work. We can make arrangements for you to use this space were you to wish for it. We also offer other services for a nominal fee such as breakfast, laundry, and a well-stocked mini-bar.

Outside of the house you will find a charming neighborhood that is a far cry from the high-rise neighborhoods surrounding some of the beaches here. We are an eclectic, slightly Bohemian neighborhood with tree-lined streets and small architectural gems in unexpected places.

Within close proximity to the house we have a supermarket, several bars and clubs, and restaurants where you can eat local foods with the friendly locals at local prices. Beyond the close proximity of our neighborhood you’ll find quick access to Parque Rodó and its amusement park, which is right next to Playa Ramirez. Many of our guests enjoy exploring Montevideo by foot from our house, but if that is not an option we are close to some of the main public transportation arteries in town.

A short bus ride will take you to the Old City (Ciudad Vieja) or to Pocitos.
We are looking forward to opening our gates to you, and to show you an architects dream in a city that prides itself on treating its guests as family.

Available daily, weekly, monthly.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Monthly Price: $1200 /month
Check In: 8:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Due to some personal problems prior to my arrival in Montevideo I had to arrive one day later than what was originally planned. Yet, Ingrid was really friendly and flexible about it and made sure that everything would go smoothly.

    When we arrived, we were warmly welcomed by Marcos, who gave us a nice tour of the house and many useful tips about Montevido. He even gave us a car ride the following day.

    The loft is exactly as described in the listing and was perfect for us. The house is simply charming, and it is fascinating to listen to Marcos explain how he renovated it and, as he puts it, "put his character into his house".

    I definitely plan to stay there again next time I go to Montevideo, and I strongly recommend it to you as well.

    April 2014
  • Não tive oportunidade de conhecer a Ingrid pessoalmente durante as duas noites e um dia que ficamos hospedados no seu charmoso loft, mas a comunicação com ela foi constante até nossa chegada. Seu marido Marcos foi um ótimo anfitrião, fomos muito bem recebidos. A casa deles já é uma experiência única, especialmente o pub do subsolo, pena que não houve show enquanto estávamos lá, mas espero voltar! O único inconveniente foi o banheiro compartilhado com outro quarto, pois essa informação não ficou clara para nós antes. Mas é um pequeno detalhe que não compromete a riqueza da oportunidade de ficar num lugar lindo com um anfitrião tão simpático, amável e solícito como (website hidden) ele tive uma longa conversa sobre a história do Uruguai, aprendi bastante, dá pra perceber o quanto ele tem orgulho do seu país e deseja que cada hóspede tenha a melhor experiência possível.

    March 2014
  • This is a beautiful house, there are lots of restaurants, mini-markets and bakeries from a walking distance, it is also close to the "parque rodó" and "la rambla". Besides that the place seems safe, you can watch movies at the common area or even cook in the kitchen. I didn't get to know Ingrid but Marcos was a great host, very helpful and easy to talk with. The only downside is that you have to share the bathroom with whoever is in the room next door (it's a semi-suite, not a suite), and this is not exactly written on the place's description. So when I wanted to use the bathroom I needed to block my neighbor's access to it, and unlock it when I left the place. Also, because of that, I could hear everything that was going on while the other person was inside there (literally!), which was very unconfortable, specially at night. Would I recommend it to other people? Sure.

    March 2014
  • Staying here was a highlight of my trip! Ingrid was out of town so I did not have the pleasure of meeting her, but Marcos could not have been a better host! He made me feel like I was part of his family! He goes above and beyond for his guests to make them feel welcome and comfortable, not only in his lovely home, but he truly wants people to have a great experience in Montevideo. He has plenty of recommendations and will help you with just about anything. The house is one of the most unique places you will ever stay. I consider Marcos a friend now, and I would absolutely stay here again! Thank you Marcos!

    March 2014
  • Maravillosa casa tiene Marcos, arquitecto que remodelo su casa y la transformo en una joya, llena de rincones, sorpresas y decoraciones extravagantes de muy buen gusto.

    Nos atendio muy bien el único dia que estuvimos, explicandonos la cultura uruguaya y su historia, hasta nos fue a dejar al aeropuerto personalmente con tour incluido.

    Nos sentimos como en casa
    La casa esta ubicada en un excelente barrio antiguo, lleno de restaurants y bares, cerca de la rambla y del parque Rodo.

    Las piezas limpias, luminosas, espaciosas y muy comodas, buen internet y tv cable.

    100% recomendable,


    March 2014
  • We didn't stay long in Montevideo but our stay at Marco's place made the difference, good barrio with lots of bars around and pretty much close to everything interesting in Montevideo!

    February 2014
  • Arriving in Montevideo, welcomed right at the door, provided with lots and lots of useful speciial tips and being treated just like a personal guest, made us feel comfortable right from the first step into this wonderful house - full of surprises. The flat, lovely and clean. The neighbourhood great! We`ll always remember Montevideo with warm feelings, due to this nice "airBnB-experience"!

    February 2014
  • Ingrid and Marcos were both extremely helpful and considerate, and are full of great advice of things to do around their beautiful home.

    January 2014
  • Ingrid was a great hostess. Though very busy during our stay, she still took the time to show us a home about which she is very proud... and should be. It's always nice to have someone local tell you what to visit. She made our stay in Montevideo very pleasant.

    January 2014
  • Ingrid & Marcus made our arrival into Uruguay more welcoming than we could imagine. As well as tirelessly helping to track down some lost luggage in Brazil, they were full of useful info on this charming city. Their home is an architectural delight, and on our second night we were treated to a great jazz gig in their cellar! The rooms are spotless and the location in a cool leafy neighbourhood is perfect. Will be returning to stay with them again. Highly recommended!

    December 2013
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Great to meet you! I was born and raised in Montevideo, I have lived 22 years in Barcelona and returned to Uruguay three years ago. I have discovered the joy of hosting people from all over and sharing my home, city and knowledge of this place. Feel happy to have had guests from several countries. I adore to travel and learn, live to explore and meet new poeple from other places, other cultures. I have a passion for architecture, music and culture, hence the need to travel. I also love reading, movies and live life to the fullest. I'll be happy to help you make the most of your time here.
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