Our lovely, beachfront apartment (ideal for a family of 4 but can comfortably accommodate 6 & has a spectacular ocean view that can be appreciated on our HUGE terrace) is located in an exclusive gated community on a semi-private beach in Valparaiso Region, Chile. It features direct private access to Cau Cau Beach via a lovely path & stairs (see pics), pool, kiddie pool, tennis courts, playground, jacuzzis, sauna, gym, soccer field, barbecue pits, 24/7 security. Short walk to restaurants & shops.
Our apartment is the ideal "home-base" where you can explore other nearby beach towns like Maitencillo, Cachagua & Zapallar, Viña del Mar (45 min. drive), Valparaiso (1 hr drive) & the vineyards in Casablanca (1.15 hr drive). But you can also do NOTHING AT ALL as you relax on the beach, enjoy your meals on our large, covered terrace overlooking the ocean or take a nice, leisurely stroll to Horcon to enjoy an empanada or fresh seafood..........The Apartment Features: (1) Large terrace with a spectacular ocean view overlooking the quaint fisherman's town of Horcon (2) extendable patio table, wicker seating area & stand-up electric barbecue grill on the terrace (3) Fully equipped kitchen - incl. a coffee maker, blender and baking pans (4) Flat screen tv in the main bedroom with DVD player & movies for adults & kids (5) Comfortable beds: 2nd bedroom has two trundle beds (bed with another bed that slides out from underneath it) for a total of 4 beds in the 2nd bedroom (6) Tennis rackets & balls (7) 2 beach chairs with umbrella (8) baby high chair & portable security gate (9) clothes rack for air drying on the terrace (10) electric heater (11) English books & boardgames (12) OPTIONAL rental of 4G WiFi router for an additional fee (CLP$2500 per day - approx. USD$4) (13) OPTIONAL rental of bed sheets, towels, bathroom floor mat and kitchen towel for an additional fee - but keep in mind blankets and quilts ARE included in the rental price (CLP$15.000 - approx. USD$24 - for bed sheets for 1 double bed and 2 single beds and 4 large towels and 2 smaller towels plus the bath mat and kitchen towel OR CLP$20.000 - approx. USD$32 - for bed sheets for 1 double bed and 4 single beds and 6 large towels and 4 smaller towels plus the bath mat and kitchen towel) (14) Flexible check-in and check-out times WHEN AVAILABLE..........The "Condominio" or Gated Community Features: (1) Direct, private access to Cau Cau Beach which includes an enclosed private area on the beach with lounge chairs & umbrellas. The city provides a full-time lifeguard during the summer season (2) Large fenced-in pool and kiddie pool with lounge chairs (3) Tennis courts (free during the day - nominal fee to play at night) (4) Soccer field (5) Playground (6) Barbecue area by the pool with tables and grills (7) Jacuzzis (for a nominal fee of CLP$1500) (8) Sauna (for a nominal fee CLP$1500) (9) Gym overlooking the pool equipped with mats, weights, stationary bikes, eliptical trainer & treadmill (10) Laundry Room (tokens must be purchased at the minimarket or administration office located by the pool) (11) 24/7 strolling security (12) Reserved parking space for the apartment and plenty of visitor parking (13) Clubhouse with free WiFi, flat screen tv with cable, comfortable seating area & a bar area (if you'd like internet in the apartment, you can rent my 4G wifi router for an additional fee of CLP$2.500 per day - approx. USD$4 - but the portable wifi router most likely has to be picked-up in Santiago unless I'm in the area) (14) On-site convenience store or "minimarket" that stocks all of the necesities incl. freshly baked bread (& they serve a yummy lunch & other snacks during the summer season and will even deliver!) They are open every day during the summer season and over long, holiday weekends (15) Full-time cleaning, maintenance, security and administration staff (16) Approx. 10 min. walk to the quaint fisherman's town of Horcon where there are shops, restaurants, convenience stores, liquor stores, another beach, fishermen selling fresh fish & a "feria artesanal" or artisan fair..........IMPORTANT NOTE: Weekend rentals during the mid season require a minimum 2 night stay (more if it's a long, holiday weekend). There is a minimum 7 night stay during the High Season (in other words, from late December to the end of February - from Saturday to Saturday). The official Chilean July winter holidays require a minimum 7 night stay - from Saturday to Saturday. During the low and mid season, I offer discounts for week-long stays and stays during the week (long weekends excluded)
Servicios y zonas comunes
Guests have access to everything in the apartment and all of the amenities of the condominium. IMPORTANT NOTE: Weekend rentals during the mid season require a minimum 2-night stay (more if it's a long, holiday weekend). There is a minimum 7-night stay during the High Season (in other words, from late December to the end of February - from Saturday to Saturday). The official Chilean July winter holidays require a minimum 7 night stay - from Saturday to Saturday. Inquire for discounts during our low and mid season for week long (or more!) stays and rentals during the week.
Atención a los huéspedes
We are easily reachable via our Chilean cell phone and email. Although we do not live in the area (we're actually in Santiago), my parents-in-law live in the area and are available if you need them for whatever reason - although we are often in the area ourselves during the summer and at least one weekend a month throughout the rest of the year.
Otros aspectos destacables
Although quilts, blankets and pillows are included in the rental, bed sheets and bath towels are not, but you do have the option of renting sheets and bath towels for a one-time fee of CLP$15.000 - approx. USD$24 (for bed sheets for 1 double bed and 2 single beds and 4 large bath towels with 2 smaller bath towels plus bathroom floor mat and kitchen towel) OR CLP$20.000 - approx. USD$32 (for bed sheets for 1 double bed and 4 single beds, 6 large towels and 4 smaller towels, bathroom floor mat and kitchen towel). Although there is free, WiFi in the club house by the pool (along with comfortable seating area, full cable tv and bar), there is no internet in the apartment UNLESS you rent the 4G WiFi router from me for an additional fee of CLP$2.500 per day - approx. USD$4 per day. IMPORTANT: We will only rent the apartment via AirBnB if you have positive reviews from others in the system or you have COMPLETED your profile on AirBnB - including uploading an official identification (like your passport) into the AirBnB system. IMPORTANT NOTE: Weekend rentals during the mid season require a minimum 2 night stay (more if it's a long, holiday weekend). There is a minimum 7 night stay during the High Season (in other words, from late December to the end of February - from Saturday to Saturday). The official Chilean July winter holidays require a minimum 7 night stay - from Saturday to Saturday. Inquire for discounts during our low and mid season for week long (or more!) stays and stays during the week.
We have put a lot of love and energy into making our apartment like a home away from home, so please take care of it as you would your own! No pets allowed and no smoking inside the apartment. If you do smoke on the patio, please do so with the sliding glass door completely shut. Bed sheets and bath towels are not included in the rental price (but can be rented for an additional, one-time fee). Check-in time is 4pm onward and check-out time is 12pm (but I am flexible with these times when it's available). Cleaning fee does *not* include dish washing (please leave your dishes cleaned prior to checking out).