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Private Guest House With Pool In Exclusive Area, Close to Golf and Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 570 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spacious 1 Bedroom, Full Kitchen, Living Room and Bath in Lovely Garden Setting

This unique property is situated in an elegant garden setting in one of the finest, well established neighborhoods in Punta del Este. The private cottage shares the grounds with the historic main residence. The Cantegril Country Club, considered to be one of the best golf courses in Uruguay is less than a 10 minute walk form the property. The historic 5 star L’ Auberge Hotel is also just a short walk away, for cocktails or to try their famous afternoon tea and waffles. One can walk or ride bicycles (provided) through tree lined, meandering roads enjoying the beautiful architecture of some of the finest homes in Punta del Este. Just five blocks away, you can find the pristine South Atlantic ocean, Playa Brava, to walk for miles, swim, surf or sunbathe. Horses are available for rent nearby to ride along the beach and elsewhere. A short 5 minute drive will take you to the finest gourmet restaurants and coffee shops as well as to Punta del Este town center where you’ll find the marina with it’s sea lions, fish markets, wonderful dining, shopping, casinos and famed night clubs.

The guest house is spacious, light filled and has a charming ambiance, along with the convenience of WiFi throughout. It is perfect for a couple, but the sofa could accommodate a third person. There is a living area and dining area open to the patio that overlooks the pool and flowering landscape andan organic herb and vegetable garden. The bedroom has a flat screen TV ( with direct-TV) that one can watch from the comfort of the king sized bed, fitted with luxury linens. Enjoy the “parilla” the Uruguyan wood fired grill BBQ. The kitchen is fully equipped, with cookware, dish ware, glassware, cutlery, coffee maker, blender and toaster. There is one full bath complete with bidet and shower. Although there is a fan and an air conditioner for both cooling and heating, a wood stove that also heats the floor can be used in the winter months. Firewood provided. Fresh linens and towels, soap and paper products are provided. It also has its own washing machine as well, for your convenience.

If you are interested in staying for more than one month please contact us for a special rate.

The owners Ken and Karen will be happy to help you in any way possible.

More Details

Karen Mannix
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, a little spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Karen Mannix

We feel fortunate to be able to live where we choose and happy to have chosen Uruguay as our home. For the past 6 years we have been renovating an historic property in a lovely, private and quiet neighborhood in Punta del Este. It has been a labor of love and quite the adventure.

Karen Mannix purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Karen Mannix chose Punta del Este

We were enchanted with the neighborhood of beautiful homes with very large well cared for gardens. Bougainvillia, roses, fruit trees and pines and many birds singing abound. Being able to restore a 100 year old property with stone floors, french tile roof, thick brick walls and well established garden has been a dream come true.

What makes this cottage unique

We love being able to live in such a neighborhood and yet minutes away from everything we would want or need. Hearing the sound of horses going by, walking to a most beautiful beach, breathing the clean fresh air and great weather suits us perfectly.


Punta del Este Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 570 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Spacious and light
  • Large light filled bathroom with ample hot water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , sofa could possibly sleep one small person
  • Large queen size bed with ample closet space, fan, heating and air~conditioning, lovely view of garden and pool. Flat screen television with Direct TV
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Horseback Riding lovely horses available to rent near by to ride on the beach and elsewhere night clubs restaurants cinemas bird watching grocery stores and bakeries museums antiquing Polo Fishing off shore and deep sea Whale Watching Bird Watching Festivals Synagogues Museo Ralli Para Sailing Cycling Winery Tours Surfing Yoga /Pilates Music Theater


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Private Guest House With Pool In Exclusive Area, Close to Golf and Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

A litte gem !

  • 5 of 5

This charming villa is a litte gem ! Confortable bed, privacy and tranquility, beautiful flowers and trees around the villa, nice herbs garden, lovely veranda and a well equiped kitchen. We love to walk to the beach (10 minutes) in the morning and having brunch on the veranda. Karen and Ken are wonderful kind people. We loved our stay with them in the villa.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words....We're so happy that you enjoyed yourselves, the garden, the bird song, and your lovely slow dining on the veranda. You both are the perfect travelers with such open hearts, minds and adventuresome spirits. We really loved meeting you both and to see you really enjoy Uruguay.
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Glen Ridge, NJ

Beautiful Casita in lush garden.

  • 5 of 5

This rental is outside the high rise crush of Punta del Este, nestled in the upscale neighborhood ringing downtown, quiet and elegant but close to all the restaurants and beaches Punta is famous for. Lots of room to spread out with full living room and kitchen and beautiful bathroom, great bed and lovely linens, attention to all the details. Karen and Ken are warm and helpful while leaving you ample privacy. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so happy to have met you and that you enjoyed your stay. Guests such as yourselves make sharing this property such a wonderful experience. You both embody the rare enthusiasm and openness to truly experience another country. Hope the horse back ride was fun and that the rest of your trip was fantastic. Wishing you and your family all the very best.
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Viejo Golf

  • 5 of 5

This jewel box was the perfect villa for our 3 week stay in Uruguay. Charming decor, spacious, comfortable bed, large bathroom with endless hot water. A delight to wake up in this villa and a delight to come home to at the end of the day. Karen and Ken were so helpful as we planned our day trips through the countryside. They had excellent information on restaurants, sites, directions and shopping in Uruguay. We LOVED our stay with them and are thrilled to call them friends! All in all an absolute


  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwuakee, WI USA

Just Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful, relaxing vacation experience at Viejo Golf! My husband and I were tired when we arrived but not too tired to realize we have just entered paradise. We enjoyed days of sunshine by the pool and on the beach, wonderful hospitality from Karen and Kenny. The birds sang, the gardens blossomed with flowers and herbs. The private cottage was perfect as well with a comfortable bed, nice kitchen and surprising details that only caring owners would put in place.

Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We absolutely loved having you stay here. We are so happy when guests arrive in Uruguay for the first time and fall easily into the relaxing tempo, enjoying the natural beauty and culture. We hope someday that you return and we can all share a bottle of Tannat once again. So very nice to have the pleasure of meeting you both, Karen and Ken
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Better than a Five Star Hotel

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I absolutely loved our stay at Viejo Golf. Everything described is accurate and far exceeds the description. If you are looking for a private, secluded romantic place then you have found it. The pool is inviting and the gardens and birds are so lovely. The hosts Karen and Kenny are wonderful kind people. Their villa is close to beaches, shopping, golf and restaurants. It is perfect. Very well kept and clean, well stocked with everything you need including good wifi. Our only regret was we wished we could have stayed longer. It was the perfect place.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such lovely compliments. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and have you stay with us. We're so pleased that you were comfortable and enjoyed visiting Uruguay. So great to meet such an adventurous and fun loving couple as yourselves and share travel stories. Wishing you both all the best, Karen and Kenny
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A Lovely Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have just returned from a wonderful 10 day stay at Viejo Golf. The whitewashed brick and terra cotta casita, lovingly built by the owners, Kenny and Karen, has been thoughtully equipped so that one can experience a "home away from home", during one's travels. The wood fired stove provided a delightful ambiance and kept us warm and comfy during the chilly July evenings in the Southern Hemispere and the king size bed was extremely comfortable. The kitchen was fully equipped and enabled us to "dine at home" whenever we tired of going out for dinner. However, the best part of our stay was getting to know the hosts, Kenny and Karen. We had the good fortune of spending several evenings, chatting, imbibing and laughing with these two delightful souls. It was truly one of the best trips we've taken and definitely the loveliest hosts we've crossed paths with. You won't be disppointed if you decide to choose Viejo Golf.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also enjoyed meeting you both, wonderful to be around two people so in love and excited about life. We're so pleased that you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay. Wishing you all very best and we look forward to our paths crossing once again. Abrazos fuerte, Kenny and Karen
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Punta del Este Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Cantegrill Country Club
Nearest Golf
0.4 Kilometres
Cantegrill Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Rambla Lorenzo Pacheco
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
L' Auberge Hotel
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Playa Brava
Car: recommended

Horses are available close by to rent and ride on the beach and elsewhere. Several Polo fields are quite near.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please add $45.00 for an additional guests.

You can also make payments through Western Union

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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