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The property is in Pucon, Chile and would also like to inform that the house is up for sale, so if by any chance you are interested please contact us through this site. Pucon is a beautiful little town where you can find all the modern day comfort (good supermarket, restaurants, hotels, internet, etc) and still savour a country style living. The Villarrica Lake and Volcano are the greatest attractions of the area. In the summertime the lake offers water sports and in the winter the Volcano takes over with its Ski resort. Skiing on an active volcano is a unique experience.
This beautiful house, was built laying on a hill, it has 3 levels and every room has views of the town and the lake.
The first level of the house is the entrance where you also find a huge (1000 sq ft) entertainment room furnished with a small kitchen, dining room and living room which open out to a big terrace that overlooks the swimming pool and the garden.
The second level has the living room, dining room and kitchen with attached family room.
The third level has the master bedroom with its own bathroom and wonderful views of the lake and town. On this same level there are 3 more loft style bedrooms, each with their own bathroom.
The house can accommodate comfortably up to 10 people.
The house has a modern design and it has cypress wood details throughout the house, which give a warm ambiance.
We have 3 dogs that will be staying towards the back garden, unless you enjoy dogs and don't mind that they are walking around.
There is a lot of area around the house to walk, there is also space for playing ball and enjoying the garden.
Within 5 minutes, walking, you can be at the lake or the center of the town, this is very convenient. You can also get public transportation (buses) that can take you to nearby towns and attractions and even to Santiago (capital of Chile). There are Travel Agencies throughout the town that can also present to you different options of things that you can do. If anything, you can always contact us and we can also guide you on the things to do. For your reference, inside the house, in the family room area, there is a travel guide that shows all the attractions in the area, and in Chile in general.
In Pucon, you can experience many activities: hiking, biking, canopy, hot springs, rafting, fishing, for the more spiritually inclined, you can take yoga classes, find wonderful quiet spots for meditating, take nature walks or even have alternative medicine treatments if you so desire, in short there are multiple possibilities of finding what you most enjoy doing.
Master Bedroom: it is a big room with wonderful views. It has a king size bed, an area with a sofa which is set in the perfect position to watch the sun set.
The other 3 bedrooms are quite spacey as well, and each has a loft which makes them fun to be in. Additionally these bedrooms in the loft part have huge round windows, big enough so you can sit in it and enjoy your favorite book!...moreless
Each bedroom has a its own bathroom, there are 4 complete bathrooms, plus a half bathroom in the second level, where the living room is, and another half bathroom in the first level where the entertainment room is....moreless
If you are interested in having a group traveling to Pucon for specific activities, such as fishing, hiking, mountain biking or you want to have some kind of retreat, therapy groups, etc, any kind of theme vacation you would like to have, please let us know and we will be more than happy to help you with this and make your theme vacation as pleasant and complete as possible....moreless
Every bedroom has many books that we have left for your enjoyment, we have a wide variety of books and we certainly hope you will find something that will be part of your relaxation!...moreless
In the living room there is a dresser which is filled with all kinds of games, feel free to go through it and enjoy!...moreless
Ping Pong Table
Satellite / Cable
In the master bedroom you will find a small stereo system which you can use if you will like to have some music....moreless
We always leave out a few of our videos for you to enjoy. We have a DVD player and a VHS....moreless
Local Services & Businesses
The house is built in such a way that from every room you have views of the lake and the town....moreless
The house is in the beautiful touristic town of Pucon, it is a small town with great charm for visitors, it is a very popular tourist destination....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
It will seat 8 people comfortably, but 2 more chairs can be added to fit up to 10 people....moreless
Seating for 8 people
From the wood stove, as mentioned, the water comes to a tank from where it is distributed to the floors through pipes. In the winter the house maintains a comfortable temperature with this system. ...moreless
Wifi connection in certain parts of the house, and also cable connection. ...moreless
Iron & Board
The Living Room is a nice area to relax, it has its own balcony as well and of course nice views of the lake and town....moreless
Only for local calls, no calls to cell phones or national/international calls....moreless
The living room has a wood stove, this stove serves for ambiance, but it is also part of the heating system. Water goes through it, warms up and then goes to a tank from where it is distributed....moreless
Dishes & Utensils
Nice spacious kitchen, with everything you need, nice for family cooking since the family room is attached and everyone can participate. This kitchen has been a wonderful meeting place!...moreless
There are many balconies throughout the house, so you can enjoy the fresh air from anywhere!...moreless
Bicycles are in the garage, and you may use them....moreless
You can rent boats nearby and enjoy the lake....moreless
Deck / Patio:
The Deck is absolutely gorgeous, all rounded, and with very nice views of the garden, swimming pool and surrounding areas....moreless
The golf course very close to the house, at the 'Peninsula', it is a 9 hole golf course, with spectacular views of the lake, the town and the volcano, no golf carts so a great opportunity to exercise!...moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
These rentals are also nearby in town, you can find many places that will rent these....moreless
Lawn / Garden
There is a 'pancho' (grill) for your use, and there is plenty of space outside to enjoy a barbecue, we just ask that you are very careful and not place the grill on the wooden terrace....moreless
Ski & Snowboard:
The ski resort is 20 minutes away from the house, and you can rent the gear there....moreless
Mid Season December Dec 15 - Jan 14, 2015 3 night min stay
Summer Chile Jan 15 - Feb 15, 2015 14 night min stay
Mid Season February Feb 16 - Feb 28, 2015 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 4 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
extra guest per night$25
Rates above are for up to 4 people. There is a charge of US$ 25,00 per night for each additional occupant up to 12 people (maximum occupancy). This fee does not apply for Summer season: Jan 15 to Feb 15. If $ 89 damage protection insurance cannot be applied, guests will have to give a US$ 500 security deposit upon check in, and it will be refunded upon check out.
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Pucon characterizes for the diversity of activities that can be done in town and its surrounding areas. In town, just walking through the streets, will give the visitor a sense of small town life, you will find that there is only one stop light! there is no need for more!.
There are many restaurants, little stores with handicrafts, and bigger stores for your everyday needs, from groceries, to Patagonian delicacies, to clothes, and even a Casino where you can try your luck; you will find a very interesting diversity.
The lake offers water sports in the summertime, plus the possibility of just laying out in the sun and enjoying the scenery. You can do this at Lake Villarrica which is minutes from the house, or drive 20-30 minutes and reach a much quieter beach at the lake Caburga, totally surrounded by mountains.
The Volcano is a very interesting attraction, there are hiking tours to take you up during the summer, and in the winter a ski resort offers you the possibility of having the unique opportunity of skiing on an active volcano.
This volcano also enables the presence of many hot springs around the area, you can choose from many options, from the most natural environments to the more sophisticated ones.
Rafting, Canopy, biking, fishing, horseback riding you name it... all kinds of sports can be enjoyed in this area and you can find the most wonderful places to be in close contact with nature. If you are inclined to more spiritual experiences, you will find more than one spot that will allow you to connect with nature in a way that will enhance your spiritual life.
If you are interested in yoga, there are many opportunities to take a few classes with experienced teachers. There are also many massage therapy professionals that will help you relax during your vacation.
Summertime is during the months of December to March. The weather is pretty mild, in the summer except when the very hot wind called 'Puelche' blows, this wind tends to blow for 3 days, and the temperatures get very high, that is when everyone enjoys the lake the most.
The winter, although there is no snow except on the way up to the volcano and the volcano itself, it rains a lot, and you can experience the most wonderful storms, where the strength of the wind is something to really experience. The temperature gets pretty low, getting a couple of days of freezing temperatures in the morning.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We are Alex and Carmen, we are very happy to share our house with you. We enjoyed very much building this house, Alex designed it with a Dutch Architect who was able to understand what we wanted.
Saving energy is a big issue for us, and finding eco friendly ways to heat the water has been a concern, therefore we have installed hoses on the roof that heat water when there is enough sun, this helps to safe energy considerably.
Swimming in clean chemical free water is a great sensation and we are experimenting with our swimming pond, and look forward to having it working only with the plant pond as filter. It has been a little bit challenging because especially in the summer months we have had to resort to chlorine again for a little while so the water will be algae free.
We both grew up in Ecuador, South America, and lived in Chile for 10 years before moving to the United States, but we love Chile and our Pucon, it is a charming town.
Just in case anyone reading this is interested, the house is up for sale as well, as you can see it is a beautiful property and a great spot to raise a family! so if there is interest, please do not hesitate to contact us through this site.
Why the Owner Chose Pucon: We were living in Santiago, and we went for a short vacation to Pucon and fell in love with the town. Since our work allowed us to be anywhere, we just picked up and moved. We found this wonderful piece of land with just what we wanted, it is close enough to the town, but yet enough land around to feel a little isolation, it is on a hill with views of the lake and the town. It was perfect for us and the planning started until the house was a reality. Nature around the place is so wonderful that we even closed down an area so that it is kept as it is, untouched and just growing naturally at its own pace.