The SpaceOnce a long strip of land from the Andes to the sea, Villa Magnolia has been in the family for over 60 years. For several decades, the property has been lovingly cared for, each object and site with its own memory and story to tell. Only an hour away from Santiago, our home is at the very heart of the wine country and branches into several, quaint old roads, farms, and fields. However, Villa Magnolia's true charm is in simply staying put, resting, swimming, eating, and reenergizing within the breathtaking sites of the orchard. During late spring and summer, the orchard is blossoming with apricots, cherries, apples, peaches, raspberries and several vegetables, all ready to be picked at your leisure. Guest AccessThe house is all yours. Let yourself be transported back in time, get lost in the rose garden, discover several fruit orchards, roam through peaceful acres of Chilean flora, tan or swimm under the bluest sky, play cards under the avocado tree, have lunch under the magnolias, indulge in a nice nap in the gazebo hammock, or simply treat yourself to an Andes sunrise or sunset. Interaction with GuestsUpon arrival, you will be met by Nena, who has worked with our family for decades. No worries in the horizon: Remis, the groundskeeper, will aid you with whatever need arises. The NeighborhoodAs mentioned before, you are 60 minutes away from Santiago, so you can easily go for day trips without having to stay in our busy, polluted, and noisy capital city.
There's two nearby towns where you can get groceries, fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh bread (there's even a couple of small supermarkets), all a 10 minute ride away.
Santa Cruz, a beautiful town with an amazing museum of Chilean and Colonial history (and also a casino in a 5 star hotel), is 75 minutes away.
In the area surrounding Santa Cruz, you will find the best wineries in the country, where you can get to try wines, ride a train (La Ruta del Vino), or eat at some of the wineries' restaurants.
On the way to Santa Cruz, you can visit the town of Chimbarongo, where artisans make wonderful wicker baskets, furniture, etc.
If you like road trips, Pichilemu, allegedly one of the best spots in the world for surfing, is 2.5 hours away, on the Pacific coast.
You can also take a ride (maybe 45 minutes) towards the Andes mountains and visit Coya, an old mining town in the heart of the mountains. If you book ahead, you can even visit Sewell and El Teniente, a huge undeground copper mine.
75 minutes away from our house you can also visit Los Lingues, a 19th century colonial house that has been preserved for tourism.
Finally, the house is exactly 10 minutes away from the busiest casino in Chile, Monticello, where you can also find some great restaurants. Getting AroundThough there are buses every 10 minutes leaving the main bus station in Santiago, the best way to come to our house is by renting a car that can give you mobility to get around and get to know the country and the places mentioned in our description. Other Things to NoteOur home is truly special. You can find plenty of spots with wonderful shade, or plenty with warm sun ( don't forget to bring your sun screen ! ).
You will find 6 bedrooms, some with private bathrooms and a couple of others with shared bathrooms that connect to each room.
There is a big diningroom and living room with satellite TV to entertain in, as well as several different corners and nook and crannies to peacefully read or work in. We'll bet you that you will only really be inside at night or if it happens to rain... the trees and the pool will be much too attractive to spend time indoors. You can even take a siesta in our pergola's hammock!
We must warn you that there are one or two dogs on the premises. They live next door with the caretaker, but they do tend to roam around the house at times. They are completely civilized, love to be pet, and don't bother children at all.
Finally, you will recieve a USB mobile internet connector so you can keep in touch, but you will need a computer since it does not work on tablets.