About the property
- House2500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Sleeps 6, Magnificent Gardens
Situated at the foothills of the Andes, in the heart of the Maipo Valley wine country, Casa Ishi offers you the tranquility and stunning beauty of the Mediterranean, coupled with a range of opportunities for outdoors activates, sports and unforgettable day trips.
With its quaint charm and delightful atmosphere, the Casa Ishi Guesthouse features a dramatic wood-beamed ceiling, a spacious dining room that opens onto a terrace offering dazzling views of the sunset, and a fully-equipped kitchen with bar area and 6-person seating.
Each of the three bedrooms is furnished with comfortable beds and high-quality linens. Crack a window open at night to let in the soft breeze and the sounds from the nearby Maipo River lull you to sleep.
The Guesthouse is part of an expansive 2.5-acre property, surrounded by lush greenery and a fruit garden providing a much-needed shade and comfort during the hot days.
Make sure to wander through the property and walk around the lush gardens, stopping to pick a fruit or two from our abundant apricot, avocado, fig, lemon, orange, plum and walnut trees or sample the grape arbors. Seek shade under the century-old palm trees or enjoy a chilled cocktail in the perennial gardens. And, to end your day with style, check out the mud oven and roast some veggies and meat over the stone barbecue. Or even hire a private chef to prepare an authentic Chilean meal!
Casa Ishi is located in San Juan de Pirque, a semi-rural area in the renowned Maipo Valley. This is the most celebrated appellation in Chile, home to some of the oldest vineyards in South America. Nearby wineries include Concha y Toro, Almaviva, Haras de Pirque, Cousiño Macul, De Martino and Santa Rita, where you can have tours, tastings and dine on fine cuisine.
Casa Ishi is only 10 minutes from the center of Pirque there you can shop in our modern super market, eat in local restaurants and cafes, gas up your car, access the ATM, or visit the distinguished Concha Y Toro Winery located right in the middle of Pirque. For outdoor enthusiasts, we are on the road to the San Francisco glacier and access to the Andes.
Its excellent location just 30 miles from Santiago de Chile international airport provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities and day trips that will make for an exciting and fulfilling holiday.
The Casa Ishi property is completely secure and enclosed and offers free parking for up to 3 cars. Upon your request, we can provide access to drivers and professional tour guides.
Casa Ishi is the perfect retreat for an extended family trip.
Discover the beauty of the Mediterranean and relax with style in Casa Ishi!
Long-term renters encouraged! Substantial discount for rentals of more than 3 weeks.
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- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 15, 2018
Michelle is an avid gardener, and lover of food and wine. I found my paradise in Chile, where there are the freshest organic vegetables, outstanding wines and some of the most delicious olive oil that I have ever tasted. And what could be better than being able to cultivate many of these riches on my own property. My passion is enjoying a healthy and fulfilling life, living in a stimulating environment, with access to nature and delicious fresh food. For many years I had traveled extensively in Europe and Asia. When I came to Chile in 2009, to visit Easter Island, I stopped in Santiago for a few days, which I discovered is a very green, modern, cosmopolitan city. I took a drive to the countryside to have lunch at Santa Winery in the Maipo Valley, and fell in love. Fortunately, I found a property for sale in the Maipo Valley, which I was able to purchase. And Casa Ishi was born.
Michelle purchased this House in 2009
Why Michelle chose Santiago Province
Chile is unlike any other country in South America. Because of its natural beauty, high literacy rate, and fairly stable political situation, it can be best described as the Switzerland of the south. Chile is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Within the country, one can find a diverse variety of landscapes including vineyards, volcanoes, deserts, beaches, lakes, glaciers and forests. Nature, culture, food and people just are few of the reasons to visit Chile.
What makes this House unique
The Mediterranean climate is unbeatable. At the Casa Ishi Villa we are minutes away from some the best wineries in the world. A half hour from the Andes mountains, where there is a wide range of outdoor activity to suit your needs. And less than an hour from the center of Santiago and the international airport. It is hard to find a more convenient location.Only 40 minutes from Santiago, this year-round tourist destination is known for its picturesque scenery, multiple renowned vineyards, and flora and fauna. Pirque is one of the most beautiful places in the Santiago Metropolitan Region.
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Garden of Eden
We enjoyed 4 nights in this peaceful, gorgeous oasis. There were many things to do in the surrounding area which the lovely hosts helped us organize,wine tours, and tastings, fine dining, donkey riding in the mountains , but we were equally happy enjoying the lush setting from our casita balcony. The casita was spacious and well stocked, beds were very comfortable with crisp ironed sheets. hot The fruit trees and vegetables from the garden made dining in a pleasure. A property not to be missed.
Absolutely splendid retreat surrounded by acres of beauty only 30 minutes from Santiago
Wonderful setting with manicured gardens, fruit trees, nearby river and complete privacy. Accommodating hosts, well appointed house with great kitchen and other features. Terrific wineries to visit nearby and numerous other attractions. I highly recommend this spot to any traveller.
Michelle and her husband, Keije, are wonderful hosts and Casa Ishi is amazing! We felt like we were staying in a botanical garden. The home is extremely comfortable and easy access to many sites in the region. We are a family of four and the accommodations were more than enough for us. My two boys each got their own room which was the only time on our two week visit to Chile and Easter Island that they enjoyed that luxury. Michelle provided recommendations for drivers and tour guides which worked out well. She also encouraged us to pick vegetables and fruits from the garden. Everyday we made phenomenal salads to accompany our dinners and had fresh fruit with our lunches. Overall, our stay at Casa Ishi was very memorable and special.
Beautiful setting in which to relax with an excellent well-appointed house.
The pictures don't do this property justice. The grounds are tranquil and lush while the house provides everything one would need for a very comfortable stay. Michelle and Keije were incredible hosts and ensured we had everything we needed during our stay. Loved the beds and bedding as well. Great place to unwind after hiking, visiting Valparaiso, or riding miles into the Andes. My husband, son and I are so glad we chose Casa Ishi!
Excellent property even better than the photos!!
Stayed for two wonderful weeks on this beautiful Property. Michelle and her husband where wonderful hosts and made sure we were very comfortable. The fruit trees on the property give sweet aromas. The grapes that grow on several different vines are delicious. Kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. Beds were VERY comfortable and many pillows to choose from. Hot water was instant and very hot. Great location for exploring the vineyards. Also for exploring the near by volcano and mule rides. Perfect for a family. Would highly recommend this property!!!
The grounds at Casa Ishi are beautiful w lots of fruit trees and lawn furniture. Very relaxing. Plus wonderful adventures await nearby. We hiked El Morado glacier one day, rode mules to the top of the Andes and saw a condor another day, and then went to the largest winery in the world today, El Concho Del Toro.
• Casa Ishi is located 25 miles from Santiago, in the renowned Maipo Valley, the most celebrated appellation in Chile, home to some of the oldest vineyards in South America • We are at the foothills of the Andes where you can enjoy a variety of sports activities from trail rides, white water rafting, hiking and bathing in thermal baths • Located in the center of Pirque, less than 10 minutes from Casa Ish, is a new super market, pharmacy, ATM, gas station and many tasty restaurants • Santiago is a 45-minute drive from Casa Ishi • Casa Ishi is an easy 50-minute drive to the international airport Only 40 minutes from Santiago, this year-round tourist destination is known for its picturesque scenery, multiple renowned vineyards, and flora and fauna. Pirque is one of the most beautiful places in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. The “Haciendas” (or farms), which form part of the town of Pirque, go back to the times immediately after the Spanish conquest. At first, the lands were used for raising cattle and farming. Later, after the construction of "La Sirena" canal in 1834 – ordered by Ramón Subercaseaux – Pirque’s surroundings began to change. His son-in-law, Melchor de Concha y Toro, married to Emiliana Subercaseaux, brought the wine industry to Pirque from the Bordeaux region of France. Pirque has kept its beauty intact with “little” impact from urban development, thanks to strict regulations limiting growth. The town’s fertile lands, ideal for wineries such as "Concha y Toro", "El Principal", and "William Févre", among others. Pirque has thousands of square kilometers of hills, rivers, natural parks, mountains, and a diversity of attractive flora and fauna. It is called an island because the “Maipo” river surrounds it. Another river is the “Río Clarillo”, a natural reserve with many other beautiful sites.
Additional information about rental rates
• Long-term renters encouraged! Substantial discount for rentals of more than 3 weeks. • The guest villa sleeps 6 • Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest * In/out cleaning fee: $50 • NO CHECK-IN AFTER 9:00PM