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Quinta Escondida: the Countryside in Town and a Home from Home

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Last updated: 08/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Valparaiso apartment description

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.
We now also have a large double bedroom and a single room with private use of a bathroom offered on a B&B basis on the ground floor, year round.
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;

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 861 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Please note minimum age for kids is 6 years old....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age is 6 years old....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Private living room and also the public gallery with library...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Laundry service provided at $5000 Pesos per 7kg...moreless

          • Parking:

            Off-road parking available...moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Wood Stove
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • Ping Pong Table

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Huge gardens and orchards to explore...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Balcony

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View:

                            Limache is in an agricultural valley in the coastal mountains...moreless

                          Activities

                          • Museums
                          • Parasailing
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Surfing
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Hiking
                          • Tennis
                          • Medical Services
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Groceries
                          • Swimming
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Walking
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Library
                          • Restaurants
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Mountain Climbing
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          All year
                          Dec 1 - Nov 30, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $120
                          $720 $2,160
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $120
                          $720 $2,160
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning fee $20
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          Stay a week get a free day. Stay a month get a free week.

                          NOTE: 5.5% fee is added to PayPal deposits

                          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.

                          50% of total due confirms a reservation.

                          CANCELLATIONS

                          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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                          Last updated: 08/03/2014
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                          Location

                          58 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Santiago
                          0.6 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Limache Metro Station
                          24 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Con Con
                          0.2 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Plaza
                          98 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Portillo
                          0.2 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Plaza

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Trips to vineyards, beaches, the capital, rural rodeos and special places in central Chile can be arranged.

                           

                          Owner info

                          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.


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                          Speaks: german, spanish, english

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                          Photos

                          • Welcome to the Quinta Escondida

                            Welcome to the Quinta Escondida

                          • The en-suite bathroom.

                            The en-suite bathroom.

                          • Looking across the valley of Limache, towards the Pacific.

                            Looking across the valley of Limache, towards the Pacific.

                          • The wonderful sitting room has views in three directions.

                            The wonderful sitting room has views in three directions.

                          • The pool is delicious!

                            The pool is delicious!

                          • Main house showing the private roof-top terrace for guests

                            Main house showing the private roof-top terrace for guests

                          • In-house yoga and massage available; provided by experienced therapist.

                            In-house yoga and massage available; provided by experienced therapist.

                          • The spacious grill area under a large avocado tree is wonderful for meals

                            The spacious grill area under a large avocado tree is wonderful for meals

                          • November the garden is in full bloom, the sun shines warm, and the pool awaits

                            November the garden is in full bloom, the sun shines warm, and the pool awaits

                          • The B&B Single Room is available year round.

                            The B&B Single Room is available year round.

                          • A popular place for reading a book

                            A popular place for reading a book

                          • The New Year's Eve fireworks over the Bay of Valparaiso are breathtaking!

                            The New Year's Eve fireworks over the Bay of Valparaiso are breathtaking!

                          • The en-suite bedroom is beautiful

                            The en-suite bedroom is beautiful

                          • Your spacious private roof terrace is a fabulous place for a sunset glass of Chilean wine.

                            Your spacious private roof terrace is a fabulous place for a sunset glass of Chilean wine.

                          • If you enjoy watering flowers, go ahead!

                            If you enjoy watering flowers, go ahead!

                          • The kitchen is fully equipped.

                            The kitchen is fully equipped.

                          • The house library

                            The house library

                          • House bell with springtime Wisteria blossom in September

                            House bell with springtime Wisteria blossom in September

                          • Looking towards the yoga room from the main house.

                            Looking towards the yoga room from the main house.

                          • April & May are good for autumn colours at the Quinta

                            April & May are good for autumn colours at the Quinta

                          • The spacious B&B Room with private use of bathroom is available year round.

                            The spacious B&B Room with private use of bathroom is available year round.

                          • The breakfast table for B&B guests

                            The breakfast table for B&B guests

                          • The public terrace is a great place for being sociable

                            The public terrace is a great place for being sociable

                          • The kaleidoscope of colours lasts half an hour, from midnight.

                            The kaleidoscope of colours lasts half an hour, from midnight.

                          VRBO #350506

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Monday, May 19, 2014

                          $120 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 3

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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