The SpaceWelcome to VILLA PUERTAZUL, our Garden of Eden in the foothills of the Andes!
Built with native materials, sophisticated interiors and an intimate connection with the outdoors - hiking, horseback riding, rafting, hot springs and lots more!
LA CASA GRANDE, one of several houses on our 3 acre villa had has 3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. One KING, one QUEEN, one with TWO TWIN BEDS. There are TWO FULL BATHS. Sleeps 6 persons ( more than 6 persons would then get La Casa Azul, which has an addiitonal 3 BR, 2 Baths)
Beautiful structural beams and columns are made of native wood. Cook in our new gourmet kitchen constructed by local craftsman or local materials but fitted with the best appliances and amenities. The main conversation has a wood burning STONE FIREPLACE made from our own river rocks. The wine cellar is a warm, candlelit cavern perfect for wine tasting and board games. The terraces, with sculptural railings overlook the huge pool, the River Maipo and the mountains.
Lush Gardens filled with flowers and fruit trees line the paths to the Maipo River where you can picnic, swim or just swing in a hammock.
Enjoy a bbq quincho (our local chef, Nancy, can prepare amazing typical Chile foods, empandas, cakes and breads or a typical Chilean BBQ).
Walk around the Villa and pick fruits from our luscious gardens, picnic or relax in a hammock at our private beach.
Pamper your body and soul with a fabulous massage with our massage therapists or a healing session with a Chilean Medicine Woman. Reduce stress, breathe the freshest mountain air, enjoy amazing healing energy. Eat natural organic food. Swim in our huge pool, star gaze, enjoy lush garden walking paths.
And all just 50 kilometers from Santiago, in the quaint hamlet of San Alfonso in the amazingly gorgeous El Cajon del Maipo
Our paradise is great for family reunions, weddings, honeymoons, special events.
Wine lovers! We can arrange van/driver for private tours of the Valle de Maipo wineries just 45 min away. Visit Santa Rita, Conch y Toro, AlmaViva and many other world class wineries.
Experience life in a typical Chilean village where gauchos still use horses and is surrounded by a wonderland of adventure. You can walk into the village!
We can arrange spectacular horseback riding to see the condors,
whitewater rafting, fishing, kayaking, trekking, sky viewing, natural hot spring
La Casa Grande is beautifully rustic with luxury amenities, including 100% Cotton Linens, Flowers in every room, huge pool, decks and gazebo. Soak in the hot tub under the southern skies, BBQ Quincho (our local chef can prepare a typical Chilean Asado), pick fruits from our luscious gardens, picnic or relax in a hammock down by the river. Walk on our garden paths.
Avid cooks will really enjoy our new Professional Kitchen (with Double Door Frig, DW, Professional Stove, MIcrowave) Living Room w/ Stone Wood- Burning Fireplace, 2 Decks overlooking the Andes, the pool and The Maipo River. 3 Beautiful BR, (one queen, one full, two twins) decorated with high count cotton linens, 2 Full Baths with amazing showers.
Van tours of famous Maipo Valley wineries! Skiing is nearby (15 min) at Laguillas Ski Center. Helicopter skiing is also available.
'A One of a Kind Vacation' Guest AccessPersonalized services available!! You may never want to leave! Airport pickup, excursions to wineries, markets, car and driver, local chef (LEARN TO MAKE EMPANADAS), massage and spa services, wine tasting parties, BBQ's, housekeeper, shopping and laundry. Private Large Swimming Pool, Decks, Gorgeous Landscaped Gardens and Uniquely designed Barbecue Area, perfect for Typical Chilean Asados, Star-studded sky viewing, Private BEACH on the Maipo River, a Class IV Rafting River, Our housekeeper makes delicious fruit preserves, (from our own fig, apricot and sour cherry trees), and locally prepared breads and cheeses, There are also many local and international restaurants nearby, Tours to world famous wineries can be arranged. Laundry Service available.
The villa grounds and pool are shared with LA CASA AZUL which can be rented separately. Interaction with GuestsNancy, our amazing housekeeper is available for organic cooking, housekeeping, picnics, asados.
We can also help you to book activities, wine tours, observatory tours, horseback riding, trekking and memorable horseback riding to see the condors! The NeighborhoodLarge Swimming Pool. Decks, Gorgeous Landscaped Gardens and Uniquely designed Barbecue Area, perfect for Typical Chilean Asados, Star-studded sky viewing, Private area on the Maipo River, a Class IV Rafting River, Our housekeeper offers optional breakfast, lunch, dinners, fruit preserves, (from our own fig, apricot and sour cherry trees), and locally prepared breads and cheeses, There are also many local and international restaurants nearby, Tours to world famous wineries can be arranged, brand new chefs Kitchen, Cooking utensils and luxurious linens, Laundry Service available. Getting AroundWe are walking distance to the Village of San Alfonso, the nature preserve Las Cascadas, local restaurants. 10 min drive to San Jose de Maipo, which has a weekend crafts markets, supermarkets and bank.Nancy makes delicious honey, prepares great local food, BBQ, picnic
lunches and much more. Take a look at her menu.
· BBQ (Asado Chileno) with meat, chicken, fish, salads,
vegetables, desert and wine.
· Her wonderful home-made breads, quiches, cakes and
· Roast Chicken Dinners, Frittatas, etc.
· PICNICS – to take with you on hikes or excursions
· The best EMPANADAS in town
· Great locally made goat cheese
THE POOL: Is open from October thru the end of March.
THE BEACH: A great place to have a picnic, read in a hammock or
swim in the river! Ask Nancy for hammocks for a picnic lunch!
RESTAURANTS: Most are closed on Mondays.
. PAILILEN: Beautiful new Observatory for Sky
Watching and Day HIking. and RAFTING too!
They have a very sweet restaurant with a great view of the river, great place to go for drinks on Sat nights, really good salads and meats –
they also have vegetarian dishes.
· LA PETIT FRANCE: Exit to the Left about 15 minutes on the right
(you have to go past San Jose de Maipo) French owners, good
· EL BOSQUE: Exit to the Left about 20 minutes on the left. A
fantasylike structure (a la Gaudi) which is worth seeing, food is
· CALYPSO: Exit to the Left about 25 minutes on the left. ONLY
Fri, Sat, Sunday. Home-made pastas, really good. Out door dining,
could be in Europe!
· BRAMASOLE: Exit to Left about 30 minutes on the right. Another
good Italian Bistro.
· LA CREPERIE: Exit to the left about 3 minutes – can walk there
forlight snacks and crepes.
The wineries of the Valle de Maipo are about a 40 Minute drive.
· VINA SANTA RITA: One of Chile’s premier wineries! On one of
the most beautiful estates in the Maipo
Valley. Restaurant Dona Paula open for lunch.
· VINA CONCHA Y TORO: Noted for their very fine wines all over
· ALMA VIVA: One of the BEST WINES in the world! They only
makeone wine, and it is a blend of their best grapes. A joint venture of Baronde Rothschild and Concha y Toro.
· VINAS HARAS DE PIRQUE: A unique winery that combines horse raising and wine making. Their wines are great and it is fun to see
their thoroughbred horse farm.
· LAGUNILLAS Ski Area – Family ski area 20 min away.
· HOT SPRINGS – You need a 4-wheel drive vehicle for these drives.
Here you will find great hiking trails.
· BANOS DE COLINA – Is another 1 1/2 hours but far nicer and
worth the drive through spectacular scenery.
· LAGUNA EL MORADO – A beautiful glacial lake – great for hiking and picnic.
· LAS CACADAS DE LAS ANIMAS – A wonderful 10,000 acre nature preserve just 3 min walk from our Villa . They have white water rafting, horseback riding and a rustic restaurant
with an awesome terrace overlooking the Rio Maipo (good
natural and healthy food) and bar where young people from all
over the world come to meet.
· SOUNDING HEALING with Luz Clara, Chilean Medicine Woman –
VERY SPECIAL EXPERIENCE !!!Come and enjoy a peaceful, powerful and healing! Other Things to NoteWe have wifi and internet, but because we are in the mountains, you may experience service interruptions.