Galpon Decher - Reconverted Barn
|Rental type||Farmhouse / Barn|
|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
|Living space||600 square feet|
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|Theme||Adventure, Historic, Luxury, Downtown, Lake, Town|
Description from the owner
GALPON Decher- Experience Life in a Barn, built in 1920, this reconverted barn is a spectacular building. Refurbished with noble native woods, carved doors, with stone bathrooms, a large apartment with professonal kitchen, 2 baths, spectacular living and dining area. Wonderful art and crafted furniture in every room, with all the modern conveniences of home. Lovingly built with every detail in mind, we share our dream home with you. Whether you are looking for adventure, romance, comfort, retreat, R and R, cross-cultural experience, culinary delights, or just a delight to your senses, you will find it here.
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Galpon Decher - Reconverted Barn
Puerto Varas, Lake District, Chile
Additional Location Information
Located in the historic district of Puerto Varas, Chile, 3 blocks from the center of town and lake, across the street from the rail road station, a safe and comfortable neighborhood. 5 minutes from the bustling tourist town, with its well known restaurants and shops, and waterfront with its magestic volcano Osorno and Calbuco. Private parking, and easy public transportation with taxis and mini buses, there are many tours and excursions to be had in the area, as well as the international lake crossing to San Carlos de Bariloche Argentina.
Location Type Downtown, Lake, Town
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$200 - $350||$250 - $450||$1,500 - $2,000||$5,000 - $9,000||5 nights|
|Oct. 1 2012 - Nov. 30 2012
|Dec. 1 2012 - Feb. 28 2013
|Mar. 1 2013 - May. 31 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Sep. 30 2013
|All Other Dates||$350||$350||$2,000||$9,000||5 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Cleaning fee - $100 / stay - Other
- Additional guests - $100 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 4 guest(s)
- Damage deposit - $500 / stay - Security Deposit
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: February 13, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Fantastic hospitality in a wonderful space - highly recommended
Arriving in the Galpon after a very long journey I was delighted with my very comfortable room with private bathroom, the great kitchen and extensive lounge area. It was immediately relaxing and easy and I loved it.
The Galpon is very convenient just three or four minutes from the centre of Puerto Varas and all the action of the lake front. There is no shortage of interesting places to visit either on foot, by bus,car or if you fancy bike and boat! Osorno volcano is centre view and a focal point in this beautiful land. Puerto Varas is busy and full of activities and people interested in helping you go to whereever you choose - Frutillar, Osorno, Ensenada, Puerto Montt, Ciloé. Hornopien etc in fact it's an excellent location from which to explore Patagonia and you can pop across to Bariloche in argentina too!
Vicki my host provided me with everything I needed and loads of information and tips to make my stay thoroughly enjoyable. Not alone is she wonderfully hospitable she is most entertaining and full of interesting stories and facts about the locality. A gifted interior designer she has transformed a traditional barn into a cosy homely space, a meeting point for travelers to socialise, plan their trips and enjoy a glass of wine.
I had a wonderful time in Puerto Varas and was charmed by the courtesy of its people. I also enjoyed the colour, shapes of its houses, the freshness and bounty of its food (the butter is very good - almost as good as Kerrygold!) and endless selection of handcrafts and I was blessed with solid sunshine(23-30*) too!
While there I recommend you pick up some exquisite chocolates, spices and preserves from Vicki Johnson's shop. They are simply delicious and make my return to winter in Dublin all the sweeter! oh and dont forget the pisco!
Home away from Home!
The Barn is by far the best place to stay in Puerto Varas if you want to stay away from the standard touristy hotel and want something a few notches above a hostel.
When I moved to Chile, I stayed in Vicki's Barn for a month and I instantly met others that were making the same transition or were already resident Puerto Varinos, which made settling in much easier. While having the luxury of a large private room and private bathroom, you also have the opportunity to engage with other Chileans and/or ex-pats that are traveling through Puerto Varas or decided to make this town their home. It's affordable, cozy, and in a location that is only a 5-10 minute walk to the center. Furthermore, what Vicki has done with the Barn is amazing, it's a piece of art that belongs on an Hgtv show.
Lastly, Vicki, herself, is a delight and someone you have to meet when you come to Puerto Varas. She's a warm and radiant soul.
Whether you're just staying for a few nights, months, or making Puerto Varas your new home, the Barn is the perfect portal to new beginnings, new adventures and new people.
Beautiful rustic/french/southern Chile rental
"The home we wished we had at home!! This place is reminiscent of a rustic spacious farm life with the advantage of being close to town and having all the amenities of modern living. My wife and I stayed here for about 10 days last summer and enjoyed being able to use a kitchen that was fit for a family of 10:). It's located walking distance from downtown but feels very private. We traveled down to southern Chile for the usual outdoor activities and decided to get something more than just a hotel room. When we asked around town we were told by a couple people that Vicki was the person to talk to if we wanted a different lodging experience. All i can say is that that's exactly what we got. Vicki pretty much made our life easy and has given this place a personal touch around every corner and every room. If you are looking for space, privacy, a space to host (did I mention awesome kitchen) convenience and an owner that will give you the ins and outs of the region, this is the place.
Response from Vicki Johnson - 11/06/2012
Thank you so much for your review!!!
A home away from home!
This amazing renovated barn is a home away from home - a real glimpse of the Puerto Varas life with your own privacy and the comforts of home. Vicki is a great host and made us feel very welcomed! A must stay in Puerto Varas!
Response from Vicki Johnson - 10/31/2012
Thank you for your review, it is always nice to know how much people take to this project.
Excellent facility and outstanding service
Beautiful old barn Reconverted into a warming place to enjoy and share one of the prettiest city in chile. Few blocks far away from downtown and Llanquihue lake is another plus.