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Extraordinary Lake, Volcano, Mt. View, Luxury, Private, Unique, Eco

Pucón, Pucón, Araucanía Region, Chile
  • Cabin630 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

All-Season, Upscale Rural, Ecologically-Friendly Home With Incomparable Views

• Luxury eco home in one of the most beautiful spots on earth! A perfect getaway by

itself or as part of a Patagonian adventure. Ideally located minutes from Pucón yet

peaceful with indescribable views of the Villarrica Lake and Volcano as well as pasture

land, Andean foothills, farm animals.

• Retreat and relax after an active day in the outdoors or hang out on the couch, the deck

or in a shady hammock with your favorite novel a glass of Chilean wine.

• One-of-a-kind Moroccan décor from our travels! Think Marrakesh transported to

Southern Chile! Brilliantly colorful décor, all the comforts and conveniences at home at

an affordable price. Appliances (including dishwasher and washer/dryer) and

amenities are all up to American and European standards. You will NOT find another

cabana like this in Chile. The closest is our other cabin, Amor del Lago, one property

away.

• Romance del Lago is far better better insulated than other Chilean cabanas, with

double-paned windows, hot water heated by a boiler wood stove in cold weather, and

in-floor heating with a heat pump in the summer. The best mattresses and bedding for

our guests. We place the highest priority on healthy living and use no pesticides or

herbicides of any kind on our property.

Some tips to decide between our two cabins, Romance and Amor:

- Amor is located on the bottom of the Gracias a la Vida property. Romance is a few

minutes further down the hill, outside the main gate, on the adjoining property to the

north. Amor has a lake view and is more secluded. Romance has a lake and a volcano

view.

- Both have 2 bedrooms and can accommodate a fifth person in a single inflatable bed

in the living/dining area. Both are colorful, light-filled, and have elevated decks.

- Both are well insulated and ecological in design and energy usage. Romance has

in-floor heating.

- Both are located in a pastoral setting amidst sheep, horse, and cows grazing in the

distance. Our golden retrievers occasionally visit Amor (especially Oso, a gentle soul

who loves children). The dogs do not have access to Romance.

- Romance has Moroccan décor and Amor Egyptian furnishings.

- Amor has its own quincho (covered barbecue area with chairs). Romance has a

portable outdoor grill.

Owner

Judyth Reichenberg

Member Since 2007
Response rate:
90%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, french, spanish, The universal language of the heart!
Calendar last updated:
Dec 08, 2017
About Judyth Reichenberg

We are licensed naturopathic doctors board certified in homeopathy as well as the authors of nine books. Our passions are being out in nature, traveling, animals (especially our two golden retrievers), world music, organic garden, cooking, yoga and meditation, and leading the Dances of Universal Peace.

Judyth Reichenberg purchased this Cabin in 2011

Why Judyth Reichenberg chose Villarrica

We happened upon the land above Romance del Lago in 2005 while on a sea kayaking trip in Pumalin Park in Patagonia. Our journey ended in Pucon, where an undeniable series of coincidences led to our buying what we know now to be one of the most spectacular view properties in Pucon. Six years later we were able, through a circuitous series of events, to buy the adjoining property. Amor del Lago was so popular with guests that we decided to build one more cabana. We found the perfect site and, with an upcoming trip to the Sacred Music Festival in Fes, Morocco, the decor seemed exciting and natural. Judyth's art form is color and interior decorating, so she has been in heaven decorating Romance del Lago!

What makes this Cabin unique

The incomparable views in all directions. The soothing, retreat-like, pastoral setting. The proximity to Pucon while feeling light years away. The captivating beauty and style of the interior decorating. Enjoying the comfort and amenities of home at the bottom of the world. There really is no place like it!

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Marrakesh Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Casablanca Bedroom
        2 twin/ single
      • Inflatable Single Bed in Living Room
        1 twin/ single, Optional for a fifth guest. Extra charge. Advise ahead.
      • Romance has two lovely bedrooms
        The Marrakesh Bedroom, with rich, romantic pomegranate decor, has a queen-size bed. The Casablanca Bedroom has deep, Moroccan blue walls and bed coverings on two twin beds. All have luxury mattresses and bedding.

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
      • The Orange Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Ample shelves and hooks! Wonderful towels for your comfort.
      • Beautifully decorated bathroom with stainless steel sink from the U.S., curved shower curtain rod to allow a roomier tub, ventilating fan, and LOTS of shelves and hooks for all of your needs!

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          Best view of the entire lake in Pucon.
        • Mountain View
          View of Villarrica Volcano mountains surrounding Lake Villarrica.
        • Rural
          Gorgeous pastoral setting with mountain, volcano, and lake views. Sheep, cows, horses within view.
        • Ski-In
          Cross-country skiing in winter snow.
        • Ski-Out
        • Village
          In close proximity to the charming town of Pucon with all of its amenities.

          Theme

            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Linens Provided
                      Luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding on extremely comfortable Rosen mattresses offer you the comfort of home.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Use the dryer or, more eco friendly, hang your clothes outside on a beautiful summer day!
                    • Heating
                      In-floor ecological heating used with a wood stove or heat pump, depending on the season.
                    • Internet
                      A cellular modem router is available for guests at cost of about $40/week, depending on your needs.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      Luxurious Rosen red leather recliner loveseat and two red leather side chairs.
                    • Parking
                      Ample parking area and turnaround.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Wonderful Egyptian cotton towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      Combination washer/dryer.
                    • Wood Stove
                      Highly-efficient wood stove.

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully-equipped, custom-designed full-amenities kitchen with high-end appliances. Complete with utensils, cookware and all that you need to prepare meals. Access to outdoor barbecue area.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Basic spices, vinegar, oil. You provide your other food needs.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining
                              Rectangular table suitable for 5 guests.
                            • Dining Area

                              Entertainment

                                • DVD Player
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  T.V. for DVDs but no cable.
                                • Video Library
                                  We supply some DVDs or you can use a HDMI cable with your laptop if you have downloaded movies. NetFlix does not work.

                                  Outside

                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Elevated wooden deck with chairs.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      You can picnic in the glorious pasture overlooking Lake Villarrica.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Shared quincho (large enclosure with table, chairs, barbecue grill) with our other cabana, Amor del Lago.

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Ramp to front door wide enough for a wheelchair. Grab bars in shower. These are the only special features for disabled guests.

                                          Attractions

                                            • marina
                                            • churches
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • festivals
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • racquetball
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • spelunking
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • whitewater rafting

                                                          Notes

                                                            • Romance del Lago is unique.... Where else will you find the amenities and comfort of the U.S. and Europe, the exotic decor of North Africa (Morocco), the spectacular beauty of the Chilean Lake District, and fabulous lake AND volcano views at extremely affordable prices?

                                                              15 Reviews

                                                              Exceptional5/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Superbly fitted rural idyll in stunning location

                                                              Jo P.

                                                              During a month in Chile staying at Romance was one of the highlights of our trip! Judyth was great to deal with very prompt to answer all my emails and to give helpful and positive responses to my numerous questions. The house is warm and welcoming equipped to a very high spec - the cooker and the washer/dryer are of top quality, and the house is decorated with wonderful brightly coloured furnishings collected from Bob and Judyth's travels. The beds in both rooms are very comfy and the shower was hot and plentiful. There is a good wifi signal. I have to give the deck a special mention- large with four comfy loungers and stunning panoramic views across the lake at the front and framed by the majestic volcano behind. There are sheep horses and birds in the fields. So relaxing and a complete contrast to bustling Pucon only ten mins drive away . The track from the main road to the house is rough in parts takes around 6 minutes- at this time of the year we were fine with a saloon car.- probably better with 4 wheel drive outside the summer months . We never tired of the endlessly changing panoramas at different times of the day. There were some glorious sunsets! There is much to do and see in the area - we were there in Feb which is the busiest month - as long as you time your trips out well the traffic is ok - leave fairly early and return around 5.30 -6.-00 - we only had one long journey when we returned around 8.30 on a Friday evening.

                                                              Should we return to this area we would love to stay again at this special place.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you SO much for the lovely and thorough comments. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time at Romance and appreciated all of the amenities and special touches. PLEASE come back and tell your friends!

                                                              Warmly,

                                                              Judyth and Bob

                                                              This beautiful home away from home had everything we needed and more. Wonderful hosts.

                                                              Daniel C.Littleton, CO

                                                              The cabin (more like a beautiful small house!) was impeccably clean, beautifully decorated, (and warm when it was wet and cold outside!) The views of the lake and volcano (and grazing sheep nearby) are peaceful and memorable.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Dear Malia and Dan,

                                                              We so enjoyed hosting your delightful family. Your girls are adorable and so fortunate to be on your year-long family journey. It made us quite happy to know that you found Romance to be a home away from home... that you loved the special touches in the kitchen as well as the washer/dryer. How wonderful that you could home school the kids from our cabaña. And that we could lend you the perfect Isabel Allende book to enrich your Chilean experience!

                                                              Rest and recuperation or experiences for the more adventurous, you've got it all here.

                                                              Mavis T.

                                                              In need of a complete rest John and I booked Romance del Largo for 2 weeks, we could not have chosen a more suitable location. beautiful views of the Lake and Volcano . An abundance of wildlife that was wonderful to observe, Kestrels, Ibis, nuthatches ( I think) and other birds kept us entertained for hours. Hares bounded around the pastures , something rarely seen in England now, had us entranced.

                                                              The house was clean, well equipped, well furnished and comfortable. We had everything we needed in the kitchen. We loved the way the house was decorated and comfortable way it was furnished. The owners were very helpful.

                                                              Whilst we chose to rest and recuperate the nearby towns of Pucon and Villarica had everything to offer for those wanting more exciting experiences. The town of Pucon had plenty of supermarkets and shops for provisions. The Chillians we met were delightful, helpful, interested and interesting people.

                                                              All in all a wonderful experience for us which ticked all the boxes for a great holiday.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              You two fit into the PG category- Perfect Guests. Cheerful, appreciative, friendly, curious, open-minded, kind..... and you gave us a great lesson in full out relaxation! In this digital world of full on activity, distraction, and go go go, we so enjoyed giving you a beautiful, tranquil retreat to catch up on your much needed R and R! And we enjoyed spending an evening doing a men's group and a women's gathering. Thank you so much for coming! Come again sometime!

                                                              Magical Views!

                                                              Ellen B.

                                                              My husband and I, and our three adult sons, had a marvelous time at Romance del Lago. The house is situated on a hillside dotted with sheep, rabbits, and interesting birds, and looks out to a stunning view of Lago Villarica. We arrived in rain but awoke on our second day to an impressive view of Volcan Villarica. The Moroccan furnishings were lively and lovely, the bedding was very comfortable, and the kitchen had everything we needed. It was great to be so near all that Pucon has to offer, but to be completely away from the hustle and bustle of a busy town. The place is a great launch pad for adventure, and also a wonderful place to sit still and enjoy each other's company and a spectacular view. It exceeded our expectations, and we highly recommend it!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Your review makes our day! We're sorry we didn't get to know you and your lovely family better. Come back!

                                                              Judyth and Bob

                                                              Beautiful setting views of both the volcano and lake

                                                              Robert D.

                                                              Situated just above the town of Pucon in a very quiet rural setting. The views of the volcano and lake are extraordinary. You have the best of both worlds, the town of Pucon is less than a 10 minute drive away. The cabin is well appointed, fully equipped kitchen and the beds are very comfortable. Judyth and Bob are great hosts and have great tips to share on the area. Dishwasher and washing machine available on premises.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              You were great guests! You made the most of your stay: hikes in Huerquehue, Termas Geométricas, climbed the volcano! You and your friends from last year are following in our Canadian guest tradition!

                                                              Cozy, scenic, perfect

                                                              This place was amazing! So peaceful and romantic. Great views of volcan villarica and the huge lake, sunset and sunrise are gorgeous. Great property, it really feels like a true escape. Only minutes from downtown Pucon. We walked into town and took about an hour, all downhill. Friendly locals are happy to give hitchhikers a ride. Going to need a car or a brave taxi to get back to Romance del Lago though. If you're in Pucon this place is a great place to relax and enjoy the countryside.

                                                              Also the caretaker, Nelson, is super nice and will not hesitate to make sure everything is perfect for you. He had a fire ready to go in the fire place and a bottle of wine when we arrived.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Wonderful that you had such a terrific (and, we hear, romantic since you proposed to your sweetie the same week) stay in Romance. It's no accident that we gave the cabin that name! Everyone tells us it's an oasis of tranquility and beauty. Actually, taxis come up all the time (as well as guests with and without 4x4s). The neighborhood is about to install two new, spiffy cement bridges. Our caretaker's son is a taxi driver and comes up to their house (up the hill from Romance) every day for lunch. And, he is happy to arrange transportation for any of our guests who don't choose to rent a car. Even to take guests on excursions to termas (hot springs) and other sites outside town.

                                                              Location

                                                              Pucón, Pucón, Araucanía Region, Chile

                                                              Pucon is known internationally as the adventure capital of Chile and attracts tourists from around the world. In the heart of the Chilean Lake District, Pucon is a gateway to Patagonia (four hours south). This stunning region is filled with national parks, hot springs, volcanoes, lakes, equestrian, hiking, fishing, cycling and all kinds of adventure opportunities. Pucon has over 50 restaurants, numerous tour and sports companies, live entertainment seasonally, and unlimited shopping.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Damage Insurance
                                                              $59

                                                              A cleaning fee of $70 in Chilean pesos is paid directly to the caretakers on arrival. WIFI available (guests pay for minutes/GB used). You are agreeing to our Rental Contract which you have received as a pdf.

                                                              $114avg/night
                                                              15 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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