VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 950,000 listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

El Cisne Cottage in Beautiful Farm Setting 1/2 Mile to Beach

You sent a message to this manager.


Last updated: 06/05/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Piriapolis cottage description

This cottage is called 'El Cisne' and is part of five available at 'Granja Henderson', an 111 acre farm in the heart of Punta del Este.

106 sq m or 1141 sq.ft.

Master bedroom has 1 queen size bed.
Bedroom #2 has two single beds.
Loft has one single bed.
Bedroom #3 has a single bed (originally maid's room).
Bathroom #1 has a tub.
Bathroom #2 is outside by rear entrance (originally maid's bathroom).

This cottage has recently been fitted with a Magma wood fireplace. It heats up the entire house and is a joy to stay during the cold months on the southern winter! It faces the living room but has an intricate hot air plumbing that blows warm air into the master bedroom and the bedroom #2

Every guest staying at Granja Henderson has complementary access to all the vegetables that are grown on site at the organic vegetable garden!

Wildlife is abundant here. It is amazing to be so close to Punta and be able to enjoy mother nature at its fullest without the noises, people, traffic, pollution associated with city life. Here is a list of some wildlife that surrounds the Granja Henderson:
Lots of birds (Chaja, tero teru, hornero, swans, benteveo, pirincho, picaflor, cotorra, golondrina, halconcito, gorrion, cuervillo, sabia, ratonera, picabuey, garza, calandria, carancho, carpintero, cisne, cuervo, viudita, paloma, tordo, zorzal, chimango, chingolo, churrinche, murcielago, picapalo, golondrinas, tijereta, gallineta)
Zorro, nutria, mulita, aperia, huron, liebre, zorillo, comadreja, guazu, aperea.

About Granja Henderson:

This was my mother's patch. Her childhood farm. Her parents acquired it in 1942. The place she grew up on. Where her whole family spent their holidays and weekends. Second home and until recently first one too. Originally a chicken farm, later a dairy, then a Quarter Horse breeding facility. Now rental of cottages.

'El Cisne' was the first cottage built on the farm; 1943. The name came from the swans found on Laguna del Diario, in droves, lots of black necked swans swimming placidly on the lake. My grandfather lived here with my mother's family on weekends and holidays while he went building the rest of the farm. Being a civil engineer he knew what he was doing... and being extra-thorough of character he built with a sturdiness that people nowadays, when we recycle some building shake their heads in disbelief! The pergola under which the cars are parked in the summer, with exuberant foliage, is purely purple flowers in spring. Quite a sight. And in the summer many a barbecue is cooked on the 'parrillero'.

A little about Laguna del Diario. This lagoon is called thus because the horses that were used a great deal or on a daily basis for the garrison (colonial times) were allowed loose on the fields around the lake. The Sierra de la Ballena was hostile and they didn't climb up over it. So the daily horses were to be fetched from there. This is the translation for Diario. A diario means on a daily basis. All places in the countryside in Uruguay that are a Dead End are named Rincón. Thus the area where my grandfather's farm was, was called Rincón del Diario. It is in disuse now, as another road has been built to access the area.

Rental Rules and Regulations

2. NON SMOKING cottage
3. Small pets under 22lbs are permitted in rental cottages only with prior approval. All pets must be leashes at all times.
4. NO renters younger 25 years unless accompanied by an adult
5. DAMAGE DEPOSIT- A damage deposit of 20% rental is required. NO DISHWASHER in this cottage.
6. PAYMENT – An advance payment equal to half of the rental rate is required.
7. CANCELLATIONS – A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation.
8. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- six (6) persons .
9. Seven night charge required for peak season.
10. INCLUSIVE FEES – Rates includes a Uruguayan tax, a Inmobiliaria fee, electricity, water, gas, Satellite TV, WiFi Internet, wood, towels and linens, kitchen utensils and safe.
11. DAILY MAID CLEANING SERVICE – Is available for fee per hour.
12. RATE CHANGES – Rates subject to change without notice.
13. FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS – Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.
14. WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS – Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance.
15. PARKING – Parking is limited to two (2) vehicles.
16. LIABILITY - All of the cottages are privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities.
17. FARM ANIMALS – Please stay away from all farm and wild animals. Every pasture surrounding the cottages are fitted with electrical wire which is designed to keep animals at bay, but WILL shock a human being at low currents. Due to the characteristic of our thatched roof cottages we do our best to keep insects at bay. You will, however, most likely encounter spiders, bees and bats.
18. FARM ACTIVITY – This is an active farm. Personnel are working from early hours of the morning till late afternoon with a long lunch break and specially in hot summer days. You will hear farm tractor noises, lawn mowing machinery, etc. We try to minimize noises in the mornings so our guests can rest.
19. COTTAGES CONDITION – These are original 1940's farm cottages. There is NO Air Conditioning equipment apart from the warm winter fireplace. The summer heat is kept out by the excellent insulation of the thatched roof and the double brick walls.
20. FIREWORKS – Fireworks are NOT allowed.
21. ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN – One basket for a complementary vegetable picking.
22. REMOTE GATE OPENER – One (1) Remote Main Gate Opener included.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Wood for fireplace and parillero available. Organic Vegetable Garden. Farm like setting. Family friendly. Bicycle friendly. Kids safe and friendly. Open fields. Many trees. Places to walk/hike. Bird watching.Gazebo....moreless


              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player


              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Surfing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing

              forms of payment

                  • Accept Credit Card


                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Internet
                  • Parking
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Fireplace
                  • Linen Rental Possible


                  • Kitchen
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Microwave
                  • Cooking Utensils


                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Hot Tub


                          Write a review 4.7
                          from 3 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Dec 24 - Jan 11, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          Jan 12 - Jan 31, 2015
                          6 night min stay
                          $1,400 $4,000
                          Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $933 $3,000
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $623 $2,370
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Pet Fee $50
                          • Taxes Included


                          Prices are all inclusive of 10.5% taxes, 8% real estate fee, electricity, water, etc.

                          US residents ONLY can purchase Property Damage Insurance:

                 and opt-out of 20% damage deposit.

                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

                          This manager accepts HomeAway payments.
                          Always use this free service to protect your payments up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private. With HomeAway Payments, your credit card information is not seen by the owner or manager. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Call the owner to confirm booking request.

                          Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                          Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                          Last updated: 06/05/2014
                          Check availability
                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates


                          Parillero / Club House available to rent for private parties.


                          Manager info

                          Contact us

                          Speaks: portuguese, spanish, english



                          • .


                          • Dining room with living in the background

                            Dining room with living in the background

                          • .


                          • .


                          • .


                          • .


                          • #2 bedroom.

                            #2 bedroom.

                          • up to loft.

                            up to loft.

                          • Bedroom #3 or maid bedroom.

                            Bedroom #3 or maid bedroom.

                          • BBQ by pergola.

                            BBQ by pergola.

                          • Los Limoneros (additional rental unit) in the background.

                            Los Limoneros (additional rental unit) in the background.

                          • .


                          • .


                          • fireplace dining and living rooms

                            fireplace dining and living rooms

                          • .


                          • Master bedroom.

                            Master bedroom.

                          • #1 bathroom.

                            #1 bathroom.

                          • .


                          • loft with single bed.

                            loft with single bed.

                          • Bathroom #2 access through outside and typically for maid bedroom..

                            Bathroom #2 access through outside and typically for maid bedroom..

                          • .


                          • Main gate/entrance.

                            Main gate/entrance.

                          $99 - $299 per night (USD)

                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 06/05/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
                          Dates are unavailable
                          Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                          This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                          Book It

                          Detailed Price

                          Email manager

                          +1 8583371799

                          Speaks: portuguese, spanish, english
                          This manager accepts HomeAway Payments. Always use this free service to protect your payment up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private.
                          Add vacation protection services to your booking

                          Three services to protect your trip:

                          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

                          Get it now


                          Share this property

                          Sharing makes you 30% cooler
                            Please correct the following errors and resend:
                          • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                          • Enter a subject for your email.
                          • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.

                          Hi, I'd like to share this property with you.