Immerse yourself in Chile's natural splendor at this secluded one-bedroom cottage, a charming and private Puerto Varas escape with gorgeous woodland surroundings, a private firepit and wrap-around balcony, and lovely forest, valley, and mountain views: a wonderful location for getting away from it all.
Nestled among the tranquil forests and meadows of Los Lagos, this country cottage sits less than three miles from the southern shores of Lago Llanquihue. An ideal retreat for couples or solo travelers in search of peace and quiet, this home is 15 miles east of Puerto Varas, 24 miles from the Reserva Nacional Llanquihue, and 25 miles north of Puerto Montt.
Climb through the forest to discover a beautifully appointed living space, which is accented by high ceilings, an open and light-filled floor plan, and an abundance of natural wood. Open the large glass doors to let in the fragrant afternoon breezes, hang up your clothes in the mirrored wardrobe, and rest from your travels in one of the cushioned armchairs.
Move into the window-lined kitchenette to fix yourself a cold drink, whip up an afternoon snack, or watch for wildlife in the surrounding trees. You'll have a mini-fridge, a gas range, an electric toaster oven, and a microwave to assist you in making simple breakfasts, trail snacks, and picnic lunches. There are two stools at the breakfast bar, as well as a table with one chair by the window.
Spend sun-filled afternoons canoeing, kayaking, or swimming on the shores of Lago Llanquihue to the north. When you return home, you can throw your bathing suits and clothes in the private washer/dryer, read novels and magazines on the wrap-around deck, or head down to the meadow to keep warm by the firepit and watch a spectacular sunset.
This one-bedroom, one-bathroom Puerto Varas home will accommodate as many as two guests. The comfortable double bed is located in the main living area, gorgeously situated beneath two large windows that frame the woods. And if you feel like having a leisurely morning in bed, you'll have free WiFi and a TV (but no cable service) to keep you entertained.
Thanks to its secluded position near the shores of Lago Llanquihue, Natural Joy allows its guests to choose between thrilling outdoor recreation and the enjoyment of pure relaxation. Head into central Puerto Varas for the day, where you can take a boat out on the lake, taste the German-inspired pastries that the town is known for, or enjoy some delicious Chilean barbecue at La Marca.
Looking to explore some of the region's wondrous landscapes? Take a river rafting excursion on the Río Petrohué at the base of the Osorno Volcano, soak in the majestic sight of Petrohué Falls to the east, or drive around the base of the Calbuco Volcano to reach the open expanse of the Reserva Nacional Llanquihue.
You'll fall in love with the landscapes of Los Lagos - escape the pressures of everyday life at this wonderful Puerto Varas cottage!