|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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This newly renovated one-bedroom house, on a little hill on the pasture of the Rancho Villa Maria - as well for rent - has beautiful pastoral views of the rancho with it's natural creek. Perfect 'base' to explore Montevideo and the close by beaches. Ideal sized house for a party of two - right in the middle of a beautiful pasture with unobstructed views over countryside and a neighboring creek with tall eucalyptus trees which are home to a flock of parrots year round. A large sunny patio, a house furnished with antiques and modern amenities make it to a very unique, warm and welcoming place to spend your vacation close to the capital and still enjoy the feel of the Uruguayan countryside. The house has a new/modern kitchen as well for the cooler evenings a wood stove.
(For groups of up to 6 people - there is an option of renting the heritage farm house on the property that sleeps up to four)
As both my wife and I were raised on farms we love to holiday somewhere in the world in the countryside.This property was ideal- set a cattle pasture surrounded by the trees, a stream and grassland about a half kilometer from the road. Great to just relax if one does not get too disturbed by the noise of curious green parrots which seemed to want to check us out with a recreational fly by every hour or so. Other birds that were new to us also abound. Nearby there is much to do, wine tours, some of the best beaches I have ever seen (underpopulated, 100 meters wide backed by sand dunes and they stretch 300 km from Montevideo to the Brazilian border) starting only about 15 minutes away. Montevideo is a fantastic and historic city - we took the hop on/hop off bus city tour plus visited the Sunday street market with its hundreds of stalls. Colonia where we rented a car ( driving in Uruguay is not a particular challenge) is on the way to Buenos Aries (only and hour's boat ride away) is quaint and interesting as are the tony beach towns in the other direction. For hikers there are some serious hills about an hour away for 2 to 4 hour outings. The nearby town of Pando is typical of the other rural communities in the area and provide an interesting insight of the daily life of Uruguayans.
My wife and I stayed in the cottage which is newly renovated with top of the line fixtures in the kitchen and bathroom but the style is distinctly South American.
As one owner lives in Canada and another in Germany, communications in English and German are not a problem.
All in all a real gem of a get away way off the beaten path where we celebrated New Year's Eve 2016 all by ourselves.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$153|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.