The SpaceROMANCE DEL LAGO (Romance of the Lake) is brand new and ready for rental. Book now! Romance is a one-of-a-kind lodging experience in one of the most spectacularly beautiful spots on earth. This cabaña enjoys one of the most panoramic views in Pucon, of both the entire Lake Villarrica and the Volcano. Yet it is privately situated away from the hustle and bustle of Pucon in a wonderfully tranquil and relaxing setting. Imagine gazing at dramatic sunsets over the glistening lake with sheep grazing in the foreground. You will have a sanctuary to which you can return to retreat and relax after an active day in the outdoors. Or you can choose to lie on the deck in sun, or in a shady hammock, with your favorite novel and take in the vistas. The decor of Romance is one that you will find nowhere else in Chile, and likely not anywhere in South America. Imagine the rich and exotic colors and designs of Morocco.... as if you rubbed Aladdin's lamp and found yourself in a different world. The deep, alluring Marrakesh orange-red, the cool and calming Casablanca blue, and the rich, vibrant orange. Wall hangings, rugs, photographs will all take you into an intriguing and fascinating new world. The mattresses are pure Rosen, the bedding and linens high-thread-count Egyptian cotton, and the appliances (including dishwasher) and amenities are all up to American and European standards of quality and luxury. You will NOT find another cabaña like this in Chile. The closest is our other cabin, Amor del Lago, one property away.
Romance del Lago was planned to be cozy and ecologically sustainable. Far better insulated than other Chilean cabañas, double-paned windows, hot water heated by the Amesti boiler wood stove in cold weather and in-floor heating with a heat pump in the summer. Fabrics are Egyptian cotton, some even organic. We place the highest priority on healthy living and use no pesticides or herbicides of any kind on our property.
You will be so comfortable, delighted, and enchanted that you won't want to leave. We promise!
Here are some tips to help you decide between Amor and Romance:
Both have the same size, floor plan, and amenities and spectacular views. Amor is located on the bottom of the Gracias a la Vida property. Romance is a few minutes further down the hill, and outside the main gate, on the adjoining property to the north. Both have 2 bedrooms and can accommodate a fifth person, at an additional charge, in a single inflatable bed in the living/dining area. Both are colorful, light-filled, and have elevated decks. Both are well-insulated with a wood stove and heat pump. The price is the same for both homes. Both are ecologically conscious in design and energy usage. Both are located in a pastoral setting amidst sheep, horse, and cows grazing in the distance. Our golden retrievers occasionally visit Amor (especially Oso, a gentle soul who loves children). The dogs do not have access to Romance. There is a shared quincho (barbecue area) for the two cabañas.
The area immediately around Romance is gated and fenced for security.
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Minimum stay:4 nights
Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Guests will have access to the cabana, the road, the barbecue enclosure (shared with our other cabin, Amor del Lago), and the fenced area in front of, and around the cabaña. Please remember to close the gate whenever you leave the property.
We or our caretakers will greet the guests. Our caretakers speak only Spanish, but are very welcoming. You can hire them at additional cost to do extra cleaning or laundry, and they are in charge of any necessary repairs(URL HIDDEN) If guests have questions about the property and local attractions we would be happy to answer them, and point them toward activities they would enjoy in Pucon and the surrounding area. From November through April we are often staying at the larger house, Gracias a la Vida at the top of the hill.
We love the natural beauty, the incredible views, and being minutes from town, but in a rural environment that is tranquil and uncrowded. You will love seeing our sheep, the native birds, bunnies and our 2 loveable golden retrievers and friendly German shepherd.
The local roads near our property are rustic, without much traffic, providing walking opportunities and additional views.
We suggest renting a high clearance car or 4X4 that can deal with gravel roads and bumps if you prefer your own vehicle. Taxis can be hired to and from town if you have a cell phone, for less than $10 a ride. Many tour outfitters provide transport from Pucon to the hot springs, volcano, fishing, hikes and outdoor activities such as rafting or kayaking.
Guests will have access to the cabaña, the immediate fenced area in front of and around the cabana. the road, the shared barbecue enclosure next to Amor del Lago, the other cabaña visible nearby beyond the wooden Ayun Mapu gate at the end of the road. Please remember to close the gate(s) whenever you leave the Romance del Lago property, or the Ayun Mapu property with the wooden gate. Thank you.
We or our caretakers will greet the guests. Our caretakers, Nelson and Anna Maria only speak Spanish. If guests have questions about the property and local attractions we would be happy to answer them, and point them toward activities they would enjoy in Pucon and the surrounding area. You can reach (EMAIL HIDDEN) or (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) in the U.S. or (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) when we are in Chile from early November to early May.
You can hire the caretakers at additional cost to do extra cleaning or laundry.
Our neighborhood is beautiful, pastoral and lush with vegetation, with rustic gravel roads, and views to the lake and volcano. Houses are scattered about the countryside and nearby hills without being intrusive. There is plenty of privacy.
We suggest renting a high clearance car or 4X4 that can deal with gravel roads and bumps if you prefer your own vehicle. Taxis can be hired to and from town if you have a phone for less than $10 a ride. Many tour outfitters provide transport from Pucon to the hot springs, volcano, fishing, hikes and outdoor activities such as rafting or kayaking.
Ample free parking is available
Broadcast or modem wifi is available for an additional charge of $20 per week or part of a week, paid to the caretaker on arrival. Please let us know if you need wifi in advance of your stay, so we can arrange it. Thank you. Guest AccessGuests have access to the cabaña, the fenced yard, and the Kincho (barbecue enclosure) shared with Amor del Lago. Interaction with GuestsIf we are staying on the Ayun Mapu property, we will welcome the guests, give them tips about the area, activities, and restaurants.
If the guests want more contact, we are happy to be available when we can. Nelson our caretaker, will handle letting the guests in, providing firewood, and make sure everything is working well. The NeighborhoodWe love the incredible natural beauty of the lake, the volcano, and the surrounding mountains and forests. We have good neighbors, a mixture of Chileans and expats. The houses are individual with lots of land and trees around for privacy. Getting AroundWe suggest having a high clearance, front wheel or 4 wheel drive car or light truck. Taxis are available to call for rides to and from the town. Mountain biking is an option, and bikes may be rented in Pucon. Walking is possible, especially going downhill to Pucon, but the way back on the Volcano road can be a little steep and tiring if you aren't quite fit enough. Other Things to NoteWe believe you will enjoy being at Romance del Lago very much, and we hope you will return someday.