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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
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