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Spacious 3-Bedroom/Bath, 2-story Villa In Mendoza, Argentina Wine Country

Tunuyán Department, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Villa3100 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Newly Completed Villa Offers Great Valle De Uco Location And Ultimate Comfort

Casa Clara Lorena is our lovely, brand new villa home nestled in the heart of the Mendoza wine country of Argentina (Valle de Uco). This area has been recognized as one of the eight great wine capitals of the world. It is within easy driving distance of many hundreds of fine wineries, restaurants, and scenic areas, including Andean ski destinations and an inviting natural thermal spa.

Situated on the site of a former apple orchard now known as Finca Ogawa, the finca property itself offers three acres of Malbec vineyards, four acres of other varietals, a vegetable garden, ten acres of walnuts, several acres combining apple, peach, and apricot trees, a huge raspberry patch, many rose bushes and two beautiful old fig trees.

Casa Clara Lorena is the ideal rental property for a larger or multi-generational group, or for three couples, who can enjoy the private bedroom suites. At over 3100 square feet (288 m2), Casa Clara Lorena is referred to as the “castle of Finca Ogawa” since it is the largest of the villas and the only one with a second story.

Clara Lorena offers three one-bedroom suites, a separate dining room, and a kitchen “nook” where guests can comfortably relax. Bedrooms on the ground floor also have their own private enclosed garden patios.

The second-floor terrace, with its own fireplace, boasts a 360-degree view of the finca, the Andes, and the surrounding Valle de Uco.

Clara Lorena has a large living-room fireplace, its own private swimming pool, a big-screen HD television with a DirectTV premium package, and central air-conditioning/heat, as well as laundry facilities.

There is also a modern, well-equipped kitchen with two separate sinks and a large granite-topped island for food preparation, serving and socializing.

Expert guidance regarding local attractions and activities, and other sightseeing assistance, are among the available services. We are happy to provide guests with winery and restaurant recommendations and can set up tours and tastings at the best local places.

We also can assist you in enjoying other local adventures such as river-rafting, cycling, hiking, and horseback-riding. We'll tell you about a beautiful, outdoor thermal spa tucked into the nearby mountainside or, in winter, about a world-class ski resort that is only a short two-hour drive away.

Or simply relax around the finca, enjoying Casa Clara Lorena's private swimming pool, wrap-around patios, and the view of the Andes from the terrace or through the floor-to-ceiling living room windows. Sip a glass of Malbec or Torrontes while the sun sets behind the nearby Andean peaks -- and savor the fabulous Argentine meat from our favorite local butcher as it cooks on the outdoor parrilla or in the horno.

A pulperia (general store) on the finca property offers fine wines, jams, farm-fresh eggs, and other local delicacies, as well as a place to gather with other guests and feel the pace of life on the farm. Children and young adults will love picking raspberries, visiting with the resident horses, chickens, ducks and geese, and having large outdoor areas to explore.

For reviews of an adjoining villa located on the same Finca Ogawa property, please visit vrbo 491945.

Property Manager

John and Florencia

Member Since 2015
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within two days
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Sep 06, 2017
About John and Florencia

We are two (more or less) retired attorneys who reside most of the year in Northern California (when not at our home in Argentina). We own the 1-1/2 acre parcel on which Casa Clara Lorena is located, but the property is managed by the owners of Finca Ogawa, John Ecklund and Martha Mafferra, and reservations are handled by Florencia Mafferra.

John and Florencia purchased this Villa in 2013

Why John and Florencia chose Tunuyán Department

What brought us to build this home, and what makes it such an attractive location in which to spend time, is its proximity to world-class wineries and restaurants, the incredible Andean scenery, the warmth and vitality of the locals and of the Mendocino culture, and its relaxing rural, country setting.

What makes this Villa unique

Enjoy deluxe Valle de Uco living at prices far below those charged by nearby exclusive resorts, luxuriating in the privacy of your own wine-country villa. This is a unique opportunity to experience life in a tranquil farm setting while enjoying incomparable wine, food and scenery, amid comfortable, inviting and well-appointed accommodations.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Both downstairs bedrooms (king and twin) have access to adjoining private, enclosed patio/gardens; upstairs bedroom (queen) has access to second-floor terrace. An infant or small child can sleep in the kitchen nook.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, bidet
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • Bathroom adjoining king bedroom has a large jacuzzi tub with a skylight, a separate stall shower, and dual sinks.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Only about 10 miles away are a number of high Andean peaks adorned by snow. A 120-degree view of this fabulous mountain chain can be had at the villa.
        • Rural
          From the second floor terrace guests can enjoy a sweeping 360-degree view of the nearby Andes and of the rural countryside surrounding the finca.
        • Village
          The nearest (10 min.) town, Vista Flores, has a small food market, an ATM, a hardware store, and a pharmacy.


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Splits (combination air conditioning/heating wall units) in every room.
                    • Elevator
                      Dumbwaiter (montecargo) to second floor terrace
                    • Fireplace
                      Large open fireplace in living room and smaller fireplace on second floor terrace.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Splits (combination air conditioning/heating wall units) in every room. Property also has radiant heating and fireplaces.
                    • Internet
                      Free WiFi available.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Combination washer/dryer. Clothesline also available.
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      10-foot high ceilings and windows provide unobstructed view of pool, vineyard and the Andes. Large, open fireplace and an alcove with desk/work space.
                    • Parking
                      Covered outdoor carport.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Combination washer/dryer. Clothesline also available.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Modern kitchen with all the amenities. Includes large granite-topped island with four bar stools, two sinks, and a small nook where guests can relax or socialize or an infant or child could sleep.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Additional dining space is available at outdoor patio table, seating 8, as well as 3 small wine barrel tables that each have 2 wine barrel chairs. There are also a table and 4 chairs on the upstairs terrace.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  Spanish and English language books available.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  DirectTV premium package.
                                • Stereo
                                  Music can be streamed via Bluetooth through TV soundbar.
                                • Television
                                  50-inch HDTV with DirectTV premium package.


                                    • Balcony
                                      Second-floor terrace offers a 360-degree view of the finca, the ascending Valle de Uco, and the nearby Andes. It also has its own fireplace and dumbwaiter, and a table and seating for four.
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Available through Finca Ogawa services.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      There are 3 separate sections of a wrap-around patio on the Andes-facing side of the house. One patio also has a tiled fountain. Both downstairs bedrooms have adjoining, enclosed patio/gardens.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Rose garden adjoining the king bedroom. 1500 grapevines planted around pool area.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Both a built-in parrilla and an horno are available just steps from the kitchen.
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      World-class ski resort just a few hours' drive away.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • smoking allowed
                                          Smoking allowed in outdoor areas only.
                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              Private pool only steps away from patio. Pool chairs are available.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Staff


                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • photography
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • whitewater rafting

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  3 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  BEST PLACE TO STAY IN VALLE DE UCO!!!

                                                                  Kenn K.

                                                                  Fabulous! The BEST!! Wonderful location. Incredible home amongst the vineyards with an amazing view of the Andes.

                                                                  Review based on tour of house

                                                                  A guest from Klamath Falls, ORKlamath Falls, OR

                                                                  This is a beautiful house with private bathrooms for all three bedrooms. Would be great for couples traveling together or extended family. The view is incredible from the roof top balcony. The Finca it is enclosed in is beautiful as well and everyone there is friendly and helpful. Gail and Ken (owners) are truely sweet folks and it was a pleasure to eat dinner with them. This area has great wineries to visit.

                                                                  Secluded beauty

                                                                  Holly S.Naramata BC

                                                                  Finca Ogawa is an operating farm and vineyard in the heart of mendoza wine country and naturally stunning set against the backdrop of the Andes. This particular property was built by the owners for their own use when not being rented and has been done beautifully, with tasteful decor, flowing open floor plan, beautiful kitchen and spacious rooms all over looking the Andes. There are two lovely patios upper and lower, the latter outside the kitchen, with great outdoor cooking facilities. There is a pool in front, operated seasonally.

                                                                  The property is secluded, a great place to relax. A car is a must. The owners ,whom we met, were most hospitable.


                                                                  Tunuyán Department, Mendoza, Argentina

                                                                  Valle de Uco is located squarely in the middle of one of the eight great wine-growing regions of the world. Hence, there are nearly 1000 wineries and bodegas to enjoy within a 50-mile radius of the property. The 27-acre finca (or ranch) upon which Casa Clara Lorena is located, called Finca Ogawa, is both a working farm and a producer of fine boutique wines, a rural oasis ideally situated nearby numerous attractions and sites of interest.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  Property # 710937