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You cannot expect much from decently priced living quarters in Valparaíso , so it is not a bad choice altogher. However, there is room for improvement in several aspects. Namely: only one set of keys, not enough toilet paper when we got there, bathroom was not dirty but it was not clean either, the second bed was a very run-down sofa and we only had one small stove for a somewhat big house. The upper room is very nice as you can see in the pics, but the bedroom, located below, is a bit dark and smells a bit funny. Nonetheless, its very spacious and pinturesque. Finally, the location is quite good because its close to everything while at the same quiet at night, but it is not the best you can get in Cerro Alegre. In short, with time and money I would look for something else, but it does the job if you are out of options.
We rented Martin's place for a month while looking for a permanent place for ourselves. We had an amazing time! The pictures do justice, but now as I look at them, I loved the place even more, it's got soul! We spent a lot of time in the house and the garden and it was lovely.
The apartment is part of an old house is divided in 10 apartments. We didn't meet most of our neighbours, it seemed like they were often out of town, but the people we did meet were veeeery nice. There is a bit more room than what you can tell from the pictures, and the garden is actually even nicer. The door of the apartment opens directly on it, it is taken care of everyday by wonderful Santiago, doorman/gardner working mornings. You can actually enjoy poop free space, roll on the grass and view at the same time. There was plenty of sun; it was the beginning of the winter but we didn´t use the heating, the place always felt crispy and nice. The bathroom (no pictures on the website) was fine. It had a small tub, perfect for our 18 moth old. When you come in the door there is a dining table and then the kitchen space you can see in the pictures. You actually go down the stairs for the room, which is pretty big, but we didn't spend much time in it as it was less nice than upstairs; it was fine as a place to just sleep. The upper floor feels so nice we didn't feel we needed any more room.
I was surprised that people commented highly on Martin. Timing was maybe bad, but we never saw him, and there was a feeling of carelessness. Though bedding had been sent somewhere to be cleaned and was waiting for us all wrapped up in bags, the place was not clean when we got there, and it gave us a general feeling of abandonment (general dust and stickyness in the kitchen, used toilet paper in the trash can, the mat in the bathroom was very filthy, not so hot water...) We had rented it for a month in advance and expected a warmer welcome. Martin sent someone to clean as soon as we let him know, but that was as much contact as we had. We wrote to him again, as we had a leak in the bathroom; we thought we needed a plumber he didn't even bother answering our email. We turned a handle found under the sink, and voilà, we had an AMAZING month, well over our expectations!
So don't go to this place if you expect a caring host, everything else was great and Martin does seem like a nice person, it just feels like he's got other stuff to do... And that is fine. We were well taken care of. Amazing location. Great value for money too. Thank you, we would have no trouble going back.
We loved this apartment! We stayed here for 1 week and couldn't be happier. The location was superb, Cerro Alegre is full of great restaurants, views and street art. The apartment was clean, bright and very comfortable. And a garden with a view out front. Highly recommend.
Martin was an excellent host! He was very quick to respond to all of our needs. The apartment is very beautiful, very clean, in a quiet and safe neighborhood. The 612 bus line is very close, as are many restaurants and shops. Downtown is a short walk away.
The apartment is in a great location, is well equipped and has an excellent view over the port. I would recommend it for your stay in Valparaiso.
We had a wonderful week in Valparaiso.
Martin was a very attentive host and took care of everything we needed.
Beautiful garden with perfect views and spacious and well equiped apartment. We definitely recomend it.
Wonderful property with a beautiful view and in a great location near the many independent shops and local restaurants of Cerro Alegre. Martin was very prompt and clear in all of his communication with us. We had a lovely time spending the Christmas holidays here - it was well-equipped, clean, cozy but spacious, it felt like a real home. Highly recommend this property and Martin as a host!