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Unique Zapallar Home Rental for a Couple

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Ocean/mountain view from main terrace


Last updated: 02/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2)- additional bedroom available

Zapallar is beautiful coastal town 2 hours north of Santiago and 1 hour north of Valpariso/Vina Del Mar, sitting on a breathtaking, rocky coast with the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. Popular opinion is that Zapallar is the most exclusive beach in Chile. This little resort town is the choice of Chile’s aristocracy, and for good reason. Nestled between the surrounding hills and the vast ocean, composed of mansions of stunning architectural beauty, this place has similarities to Santa Barbara in California and Positano in Italy. I cannot think of a more beautiful beach and bay.

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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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Optional bedroom for 1-2 addtional guests with added cost...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Upstairs guest bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    single off-street spot...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder period
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$950 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you 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

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Last updated: 02/20/2017
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Owner info

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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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

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  • Ocean/mountain view from main terrace

    Ocean/mountain view from main terrace

  • Garden entry

    Garden entry

  • Ocean/mountain view from living room

    Ocean/mountain view from living room

  • Open floorplan towards dining area and kitchen

    Open floorplan towards dining area and kitchen

  • Kitchen


  • Guest bathroom

    Guest bathroom

  • Main terrace at night

    Main terrace at night

  • Catch the morning sun and the mountain view from the breakfast deck

    Catch the morning sun and the mountain view from the breakfast deck

  • House entry

    House entry

  • Sunset with main terrace railing

    Sunset with main terrace railing

  • Zapallar beach

    Zapallar beach

  • Casa Vista-Zapallar

    Casa Vista-Zapallar

  • Living area, with airy feeling and lots of views

    Living area, with airy feeling and lots of views

  • Fireplace


  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Guest bedroom, with skylight

    Guest bedroom, with skylight

  • Guest half-bath

    Guest half-bath

  • View of living area from main terrace

    View of living area from main terrace

  • Breakfast deck also provides a cozy atmosphere for a barbeque

    Breakfast deck also provides a cozy atmosphere for a barbeque

  • Panoramic windows throughout the home

    Panoramic windows throughout the home

  • The bay of Zapallar (this view of the bay is not from the house)

    The bay of Zapallar (this view of the bay is not from the house)

  • Zapallar beach

    Zapallar beach

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, March 17, 2017

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