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Built in 1897, the Quinta Escondida is a rare historic country house and orchard, 43km/26m from Valparaiso. On the edge of Limache town, access is easy, with or without a car. We are 2hrs from the international airport of Santiago, and also just 40mins from the nearest Pacific Ocean beach at Vina del Mar, reached by road or metro train. The metro station is 10mins walk from the house and also has trains to the UNESCO listed port of Valparaiso (60mins). The fully restored property is renowned for its fruit and something is always in season year round. The park-like gardens are very spacious and contain a swimming pool, play ground, BBQ area, and many shady groves and secluded places to relax, read a book or enjoy a drink in peace. The private self-catering apartment (approx. 861 sq ft) is on the first floor, with views across the valley of Limache in three directions. The large private roof terrace is ideal for watching sunsets. The en-suite bedroom, sitting-room, and fully-equipped kitchen are bright and spacious. WiFi is included and visitors are welcome to use the extensive library in the main part of the house. The Quinta Escondida makes a wonderful base for exploring central Chile, and is also an excellent place to relax before and after more strenuous trips to the Atacama Desert or Patagonia. For those needing to improve their fitness prior to hiking the Andes, the nearby national park in the coastal range around La Campana Mountain is ideal preparation. The Mediterranean climate of the Limache Valley has always been famous for its vegetables, but in recent times, it has also become known for its centers of yoga and meditation, dance and music, as well a a major anthroposophical venture based at the local Rudolf Steiner School. Your host has spent over 25 years travelling the world, but South America is her passion and she is an excellent source of information on all things touristic in Chile.
Keywords: historic house; fully furnished apartment; country house;
Century old fruit orchard with avocado, apples, peaches, apricots, plums, pears, pomegranate, grapes, quince and almonds; many wonderful places to enjoy the sun or shade; library containing over 1000 books; unique house in authentic rural town with easy metro connections to UNESCO listed city of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar beach town; 2hrs from international airport and Santiago; 10km from La Campana National Park for beautiful hiking in coastal mountains; kids playground available; British owner speaks English, Spanish, German, and basic French....moreless
Outside high season Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2014 2 night min stay
High Season Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2015 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
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MONTHLY RESERVATION CANCELLATIONS
Monthly renters must cancel 90 days prior to the agreed arrival date; failure to do so incurs forfeiture of the full advance payment. Monthly renters who make a change that results in a shortened stay must request those changes at least 90 days prior to arrival.
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A sixty-day (60) notice is required for cancellation.
Cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the agreed arrival date will incur no penalty.
Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, made within 60 days of arrival, forfeit the full advance payment.
Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent paid.
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Trips to vineyards, beaches, the capital, rural rodeos and special places in central Chile can be arranged.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Natascha Scott-Stokes established herself as an independent traveller in 1989, when she became the first woman to travel the length of the Amazon River, from its Maranon source to the sea off Brazil. She is the author of several travel books and guide books, and also biography. Running a tourism business is her idea of fun and she loves welcoming visitors to her beautiful home she shares with her teenage sons, whose father hails from Montreal/Canada.
Why the Owner Chose Valparaiso: It was simply love at first sight. The Quinta Escondida is unique and the opportunity to live here is a privilege. We also adore the views across the valley and the hiking in La Campana National Park.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: A great asset is enjoying the benefits of a small country estate, yet being five minutes walk from the main supermarket in town, and also within easy reach of the the urban delights of Santiago, Valparaiso and Vina del Mar . You do not need to rent a car to explore from here, because public transport is easy and extensive. The property is completely private and ideal for those who want to relax in peace. The owner's personal library is a great source of literature in English, Spanish, German and French, as well as many guide books. The tourism information available to visitors is unrivalled.