Spacious 3-Bedroom/Bath, 2-Story Villa in Mendoza, Argentina Wine Country

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Back porch facing Andes and private swimming pool


Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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, two 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.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3100 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Dumbwaiter (montecargo) to second floor terrace

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking allowed in outdoor areas only....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub, bidet


  • Bathroom adjoining king bedroom has a large jacuzzi tub with a skylight, a separate stall shower, and dual sinks....moreless


  • Books:

    Spanish and English language books available....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirectTV premium package....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Music can be streamed via Bluetooth through TV soundbar....moreless

  • Television:

    50-inch HDTV with DirectTV premium package....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

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....moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Village:

    The nearest (10 min.) town, Vista Flores, has a small food market, an ATM, a hardware store, and a pharmacy....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • 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....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Splits (combination air conditioning/heating wall units) in every room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Combination washer/dryer. Clothesline also available....moreless

  • Elevator:

    Dumbwaiter (montecargo) to second floor terrace...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Large open fireplace in living room and smaller fireplace on second floor terrace....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Splits (combination air conditioning/heating wall units) in every room. Property also has radiant heating and fireplaces....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free WiFi available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • 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....moreless

  • Parking:

    Covered outdoor carport....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Combination washer/dryer. Clothesline also available....moreless


  • 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....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • 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....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Available through Finca Ogawa services....moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Rose garden adjoining the king bedroom. 1500 grapevines planted around pool area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Both a built-in parrilla and an horno are available just steps from the kitchen....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    World-class ski resort just a few hours' drive away....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mendoza (El Plumerillo International Airport)
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 40 (Ruta 40)
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
La Juntada and Fuente Mayor Hotel
100 Miles
Nearest Ski
Las Leñas

Car: Necessary

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.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: 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.

Why Mendoza Province, Argentina:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
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.

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Speaks: english, spanish



  • Back porch facing Andes and private swimming pool

    Back porch facing Andes and private swimming pool

  • Newly planted vineyards (July 2014)

    Newly planted vineyards (July 2014)

  • "Back" patio and pool

    "Back" patio and pool

  • Kitchen with island and dual sinks

    Kitchen with island and dual sinks

  • King bedroom

    King bedroom

  • Living room with newly reupholstered furniture

    Living room with newly reupholstered furniture

  • Master bath with jacuzzi tub and skylight

    Master bath with jacuzzi tub and skylight

  • View from upstairs terrace

    View from upstairs terrace

  • Swimming pool, vines and Andes view

    Swimming pool, vines and Andes view

  • One of many incredible sunsets over the Andes

    One of many incredible sunsets over the Andes

  • Clara Lorena and one of the finca horses

    Clara Lorena and one of the finca horses

  • Stairway to second floor

    Stairway to second floor

  • "Back" porch and terrace facing the Andes

    "Back" porch and terrace facing the Andes

  • Andes view from back porch

    Andes view from back porch

  • Dining room and kitchen

    Dining room and kitchen

  • Kitchen island and portion of dining room

    Kitchen island and portion of dining room

  • Upstairs queen bedroom

    Upstairs queen bedroom

  • Downstairs "twin" bedroom

    Downstairs "twin" bedroom

  • Twin bedroom bath

    Twin bedroom bath

  • Parrilla and horno

    Parrilla and horno

  • Private rose garden off downstairs "king" bedroom

    Private rose garden off downstairs "king" bedroom

  • Casa Clara Lorena by night

    Casa Clara Lorena by night

  • Tiled patio fountain

    Tiled patio fountain

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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