House, 3 Bdrs, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7); Guest Cabin (Sleeps 2 with futon option)
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About Marian Hughes
Born in Long Island but a resident of Hawaii since 1968. On a 1998 trip to South America I fell in love with Southern Chile and bought land in an eco- development with waterfalls and hardwood forests. I built this home in 2001, and have loved vacationing here ever since. You will too!
Marian Hughes purchased this House in 2001
Why Marian Hughes chose Ensenada
The house sits in the middle of a protected Chilean rain forest with spectacular views of Mt. Osorno and Mt. Calbuco. There is a private river close by abounding with trout in season. Very quiet and peaceful. If you are a birder you will be in heaven here.
What makes this House unique
It is peaceful and quiet with great hikes, unique wildlife, and wonderful views of the volcanoes in the day and the galaxy at night. My Swiss manager makes sure everything will be perfect for your stay.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
House of Devine Views- soooo true
Lovely home tucker deep in the woods, very private, secluded and peaceful . Just what you would expect from Ensenada/Patagonia. Most of the time we were there it rained but it didn't stop us from exploring. Finally on day 4 the clouds broke and the amazing view of the volcano appeared. The views from the backyard and master bedroom of the volcano are incredible. On a clear day the night sky looks like diamonds twinkling. Loved this place! House was neat, clean, cozy and very comfortable. All amenities that you need. Wifi worked well. Wood burning stove and electric heaters kept house warm - large fireplace was under construction but it didn't matter. No TV which we loved - off the grid!! Beds were cozy and warm with great down comforters on them. Definitely need a car to get around!! When you arrive at the front gate entrance, it is a bit of a ride on a dirt road (well maintained) till you reach the house. Got a bit lost heading from Airport in Puerto Montt but figured it out. Directions with pictures from owner were helpful to know we were on the right track. Owners were very responsive and checked in many times to make sure our stay was going well. Very nice people! I would definitely recommend this home if you are staying in this area. It is about 35-40 minutes to Puerto Varas. Only minutes away from the Osorno Volcano park entrance. Some hiking available, beautiful location, very relaxing and great place to share with family and friends.
Lynda, We are so glad that you and your family had a wonderful stay at The House of Divine Views, in spite of the storm causing a tree to fall on the power lines in Ensenada. Glad the problem was fixed before nightfall. Your experience reminded us to add the location of the bright battery operated lamps in the TV cabinet to our house notes. Many families have met up at HDV with their more adventurous off-spring to enjoy a wonderful visit together in the area. We love to share our second home away from home with people like yourselves who can appreciate the wonderful natural setting, the snow covered volcanoes, and the amazing views of the Milky Way Galaxy. Thanks for you visit and your appreciation of our home.
What a wonderful and relaxing stay in a stunning and peaceful location!
My wife and 3 children had the pleasure of staying at the House of Divine Views for almost a full week. It was part of our 1-year around the world travels, and we feel so lucky to have been able to experience the comfort of the home, the hospitality of Marian and Matt, and the adventure that the surrounding area has to offer.
We had some stunning views of Volcan Osorno from our upstairs bedroom window, and especially during the mornings (sunrise) and evenings (sunset).
The house was fully equipped, fully functional, and very comfortable. We cooked most of our meals at home, including using the backyard bbq one night.
We would highly recommend the stay for anyone that is looking for an off the beaten track (but not too far) getaway.
Kapil & Aila, It was such a pleasure to meet your lovely family. I am so glad that we decided to move to our guest cabin so you could all enjoy a stay at the House of Divine Views. We love sharing the casa with travelers such as yourselves. Some day, when they get older, your children will realize how blessed they are to have two such adventurous and loving parents. Hope you can come back some day to Region 10, Ensenada, Puerto Varas, Chile. Happy trails around this beautiful planet.
Secluded cabin between 2 beautiful volcanoes!
My husband and I and my parents' visit to Chile was greatly enhanced by our stay at this lovely, clean, roomy chalet-style cabin. A picture-perfect view of one volcano is right outside the large window/back deck and another can be seen out of the upstairs master bedroom window. The road to the cabin is secured behind a locked gate attended by a friendly gate keeper, Vicky. In our 5 days there she never once failed to come and unlock or lock the gate for us (even though we were provided a key). We loved the long drive from the gate down the tunnel-like forest road to the cabin. Marian, the owner, provided us with valuable information regarding how to check in (since she does not live there full time), where to buy groceries, maps and recommendations for restaurants. Upon arrival, Gian Carlo and his father met us and showed us around the cabin so that we would know how to use the heaters, fire place and appliances. We also took advantage of the washer and dryer in the garage, internet and cooked a number of meals in the kitchen. We had everything that we needed in this comfortable home to make our stay enjoyable and memorable. Thank you.
Denise, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in The House Of Divine Views. Your parents are young at heart to travel so far at their age. I hope I can keep coming to this beautiful area when I am that old. My team said you were all the nicest people and they enjoyed meeting you.The Patagonia Lake District is having a late spring this year, but it sounds like that did not interfere with your adventures. Gracias for you visit!
"Peaceable Kingdom" Beneath Two Volcanos
The House of Divine Views is a lovingly maintained and comfortable property in the midst of a truly magical forest. What kind of magic? Well, we had heard that the Chilean hawk (peuquito) was reclusive and shy. But two of them dropped by the house every morning and afternoon to be fed, coming within 3 feet of us. There was also a beautiful Southern crested caracara that came by at roughly the same times and was even more social. And an absolutely enormous hare who frolicked on the lawn while the birds ate the chicken and ham we gave them. Never seen anything like it. Obviously the animals of the forest have built up a lot of trust in the owners of the house over many years. We did our best to keep the faith! Walks from the house on roads through the woods are also magical. A dozen different kinds of wild flowers were blooming in the rich, dark volcanic soil. The house itself is very nicely furnished and the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. We had a good time shopping at nearby fundos and shops for the ingredients in the meals we prepared and consumed in the house. We only ate at restaurants twice. We were staying in springtime when outside temperatures were chilly (especially at night). But the house kept warm from the massive stone fireplace, a wood stove and a gas-fired heater (there are 2 powerful German gas stoves but we only used one). Marian, the owner of the house, as well as her husband,l and the local woman who looks after the house, Claudia, as well as the woman who operates the front gate to what is a secure property (Parque los Volcanes), Vicky, were all very helpful. They ensured that we had an excellent time. We did and are grateful. NB We were a party of 4, a good number for this house. A single traveler or couple might consider staying at Marian's cabin, which sits nearby on the same property. But I can't say if the hawks, the caracara and the hare go there so often!
Tom, We are so glad you had a wonderful stay at The House Of Divine Views and we really appreciate that you fed the hawks and falcons. Our manager said it was a pleasure to meet your group. It is a long way from Maine, but we would love to host you if you ever visit the area again.
We highly recommend Marian and Matt's home to anyone who is looking forward to a wonderfully peaceful vacation. The house is fully equipped with everything you need and very warm and comfortable. The peace and the views are just "out of this world" ! It is also perfectly located and close to all the fun activities & sight-seeings available around the lakes and volcanoes. Our children 15 and 11 had a blast exploring nature and feeding the wild life (2 hawks and a family of fox - Mom and her 2 babies). We will definitely be back next summer! Thank you Marian & Matt for everything!
A family of three adults, we spent a week in December 2014 in this charming chalet-style house. The description, photographs, specifications, and reviews from other guests are all accurate and don't need repeating here. The place is roomy and very comfortable, everything works and is as uptodate as can be given that it is in a remote Chilean location. The decor is warm and homey, the kitchen more than fully equipped, and the beds very comfortable.
The owner was lodging in the nearby cabin during our stay, and acted as an attentive host, including help with a balky lock, operation of the hot tub, and even to laying fires in the stove and fireplace. This not your run-of-the-mill sterile, anonymous, timeshare type of rental. We are completely satisfied with our stay and highly recommend the House of Divine Views.
Foxes, hawks and caracaras visit regularly, in pairs, and they are partial to hot dogs - bring a generous supply!
Private Fishing Waters and many other outdoor activities.