Unique Zapallar Home Rental for a Couple(10 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-10 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2)- additional bedroom available
One cannot picture Zapallar without picturing first that immaculate beach of clean, yellow sand. In summer, people abound; sunning, talking, playing paddleboard, braving the cold Humboldt current to frolic in the waves. The hardy swim out to a floating raft, the 'balsa'. A collage of colorful umbrellas protects those who have got too much sun, or want an afternoon nap. Brightly painted fishing boats bob up and down in the bay and dolphins play among them. A restaurant serving all the Chilean seafood and shellfish literally sits on the beach. In winter though, you often find the beach totally to yourself.
Life here is about strolling. Stroll around the bay that is free of autos, on a beautiful walkway, “the rambla”, your ears serenaded by the crashing waves and your eyes treated to the seaside landscape. Or stroll along the lushly landscaped streets of the town among the huge mansions overlooking the water. For sunset, stroll around the corner of the bay to Mar Bravo, for an unimpeded view of the sun setting into the ocean, usually accompanied by the chorus of the huge, magnificent waves crashing against the rocks just outside the bay. For the more energetic, a walk down the rocks 4 miles to the neighboring beach of Cachagua, passing more scenic coastline and an island of Chilean penguins.
While there are seaside restaurants to enjoy a sunset pisco sour (the Chilean national drink), Zapallar is not a town to come to if you are looking for the disco and bar life.
We built Casa Vista-Zapallar in 2007. The house is unique, and beautiful. Everyone who has entered has been in awe of its space, light, and ambiance. The living quarters are upstairs where the views of the town, mountains and ocean are breathtaking. The tall ceilings and abundance of windows give the interior space an airy feeling. The house is full of light. The rich wooden floors, double paned windows and granite counter tops in the kitchen are reflective of the quality construction. The morning sun is captured in the dining room and on breakfast deck. The setting sun reflects off the mountains as you sit on the main terrace overlooking the town, enjoying your Pisco Sour. Our rooftop terrace gives an even more panaramic vista of the town. A fire can be laid in the fireplace if you want to change the ambiance in the evening, although a pleasant temperature in the house usually makes it unnecessary. While the cabinetry has not been completed, the kitchen is fully functional and equipped. There is one off-street parking place. There is no television, internet, or washer/dryer.
From the house, built in the pueblo, you can walk down to get bread and the paper in the morning. The beach is a pleasant 5 minute walk down the hill, although the Positano nature of Zapallar makes it a 15-20 minute walk back up.
For winter, the house has no central heating. Zapallar is a fairly temperate climate, and with the home's thermal mass and dual-paned windows, the temperature in the house stays fairly constant. On those cold evenings though, a fire in the fireplace gets the upstairs toastly real quickly. We have a portable propane heater for the downstairs bedroom if needed. We cannot insure that the portable heater has propane in its tank, so it is the responsibility of the renter to refill the tank if necessary.
We are offering our house as a rental for couples. We recognize the need in Zapallar for a rental for only two people, because there are very few options in Zapallar within walking distance to the beach. We rent the complete house, minus our master bedroom, with our guest room with one double bed. We are able to rent for up to two additional guests (up to 4) by including a small extra bedroom, at an additional cost. There is a 2 night minimum rental during Apr-Dec, a 5 day minimum in March, and a 10 day minimum in Jan-Feb (there is a 14-day maximum rental in Jan-Feb). At times during the summer, the owner(s) may be staying in the closed off master bedroom, which has it's own private entrance. They will not be using the rest of the house.
This multi-level home is unsuitable for people challenged by stairs. And please, NO SMOKING and NO PETS in the house.
Zapallar is a unique place, and our home is a unique place to stay. I am sure a stay in Zapallar will be a highlight for your trip to Chile.
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(805) 967-0898 (California, USA)
Member since: 2008
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain View
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Fireplace
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2017
10 night min stay
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Additional 20000 Chilean pesos for departure cleaning for each rental period, paid in cash to the caretaker when she opens the house for you. The rental is for a couple with a single bedroom. For up to 2 additional guests, the house is rented with another bedroom for an additional US$50 per person per night, plus an additional CH$5.000 for cleaning (for a total of CH$25.000).
20% (minimum US$200) non-refundable deposit due upon reservation. Final payment due one month before rental. Payment by check, wire, or with credit card using PayPal
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Randy is retired from the computer business, and Maria has been in fashion sales and teaching. Randy is a gringo who speaks only English, while Maria is Chilean and completely bilingual in English and Spanish. We own homes in beach communities of Santa Barbara,California, Maalaea,Maui, and Zapallar,Chile; we obviously like to follow the sun. We live to snorkel, bodysurf, and golf. Since 2003, we have traveled even more than usual, including SE Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Indonesia), extensively around South America (Machu Picchu, Argentina, but mostly Chile), Europe (most recently Italy, Greece, Spain, England, Croatia, Prague), and around the US including Alaska, the Northwest, and the Northeast.
Why the Owner Chose Zapallar, Zapallar, Valparaíso Region, Chile:
Maria grew up in Chile, spending her summers in Zapallar. Randy and Maria have been coming together since 1996. It was time for us to finally own a little piece of paradise.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The unique benefit of staying in our home is that you can stay within Zapallar without having to be in the one expensive hotel or renting a large home. And of course, you can cook your own meals rather than having to eat in a restaurant every meal.
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Ocean/mountain view from main terrace
Ocean/mountain view from living room
Open floorplan towards dining area and kitchen
Main terrace at night
Catch the morning sun and the mountain view from the breakfast deck
Sunset with main terrace railing
Living area, with airy feeling and lots of views
Guest bedroom, with skylight
View of living area from main terrace
Breakfast deck also provides a cozy atmosphere for a barbeque
Panoramic windows throughout the home
The bay of Zapallar (this view of the bay is not from the house)
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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