Glorious Villa in Santiago Metro Region
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||2500 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Historic, Luxury, Romantic, Mountain, River, Rural|
Description from the owner
The Casa Ishi villa welcomes guests, on our expansive 2-acre, 8,000 square meter property, with a spectacular Mediterranean climate. The cool breeze from the Andes assures us moderate daytime temperatures, cool nights for great sleeping, clear deep blue skies and abundant sunshine. Enjoy fresh organic food, world-class wines, dramatic scenery and an infinite choice of outdoor activities. The March-to-May wine harvest season is cause for much excitement. Many towns and wine valleys have large public harvest fests filled with traditions, such as choosing the harvest queen, grape stomping competitions, rodeos, cueca competitions (the national da...Read more
Glorious Villa in Santiago Metro Region
Additional Location Information
Enjoy the best that Chile has to offer â€“ food, wine, outdoor activities and spectacular weather, while relaxing in the countryside in a private villa. And you are only 30 miles from the center of Santiago. 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, CousiÃ±o Macul, Aquitania, 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 brand new 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. This is a great alternative to staying in Santiago, and we are an easy 50-minute drive from the Santiago airport!
Location Type Mountain, River, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$195 - $225||$195 - $225||$0||$0||2 nights|
|May. 1 2013 - Sep. 30 2013
May - Sep 2013
|Oct. 1 2013 - Apr. 30 2014
|All Other Dates||$225||$225||-||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional people - $50 / day - Fee - â€¢ Prices quoted are for 2-4 people. There is an additional charge of $50 per night for up to 6 people.
- Damage deposit - $49 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
â€¢ In/out Cleaning Fee: $75
â€¢ Delicious traditional meals can be arranged in advance.
â€¢ Additional cleaning and laundry service are available upon request, for an additional charge.
â€¢ Full-time Spanish speaking caretaker lives on the property.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 07, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Four of us stayed in the villa for five nights while we toured
the Maipo and Casablanca wine areas. The villa is very comfortable
and well set up for self catering. We had the occasional lunch out
and had dinner at the villa.Good local lunch places are La Calma de
Rita and the restaurant at Santa Rita vineyard Dona Paula.After
wine tasting it was very easy to go to the local supermarket (only
7 kms down the road) and pick up beers etc and sit on the deck back
at the Villa and reflect on the day.
Lovely spot and would highly recommend it.
St. Louis, MO, USA
A few days in paradise - literally!
My husband and I love to travel, and have decided seeing all the continents before starting a family sounded like a great idea. Why we chose Santiago, I am not sure, but it was a wonderful experience with a very satisfactory ending.
We began our trip in the city, and ended it in paradise at Casa Ishi. This villa was beyond any expectation, and we left with no regrets. Not only was there every fruit tree you could think of - limes, lemons, oranges, apricots, dates - but you can enjoy every one. My husband and I picked apricots, and made apricot preserves to enjoy each morning with toast. We picked fresh green onions from the garden to jazz up our homemade tomato soup. Did I mention the whole chicken we baked in the outdoor oven? This villa is a little slice of heaven in an adorable small town. And not to mention the vineyards just a short drive away. If you are thinking of visiting Santiago, take a couple of days in the city, and then venture to paradise for the remainder of the trip. You can always make day trips to the city, but in the evening enjoy the serene atmosphere on the terrace, listen to the river rush in the background while you watch the sun set in the mountains.
The owners of the property were visiting the same time as we were, and were a delight. They were very helpful in giving directions when we lost our way, and really know their way around the town. They have great tips on where to shop, where to eat, and even what to drink! We had the pleasure of joining them for dinner, taking full opportunity of the scenery, dining outdoors on a meal cooked in the outdoor oven. The caretakers of the property were also very helpful.
Overall, I would come back to Casa Ishi in a heartbeat and would recommend it to everyone I know. It might be a few years, but we hope to come back!
Lovely Country Getaway But So Convenient For Santiago
This was a really lovely place to stay. The location is excellent, just outside the small town of Pirque. You feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, but at the same time, the property is less than 45 minutes to the centre of Santiago meaning you can combine both city and country life very easily.
Around Pirque itself there are several vineyards in the Maipo Valley, including Concha y Toro and Santa Rita, the latter boasting a great restaurant and interesting museum in beautiful grounds. There's a very nice parrillada (Chilean bbq) restaurant 5 minutes down the road (called La Vaca Echada) and you're a short drive from San Jose de Maipo up in the mountains. There are thermal baths up there but they're down a poorly maintained dirt road- it is beautiful and worth the trip, though.
The house itself is very comfortable and well maintained and the outside deck is fantastic for relaxing and just lounging around, reading a book. The garden of the property is full of fruit trees and giant palm trees. If you're lucky, the caretaker might be able to give you some fresh vegetables from the garden!
I would definitely recommend the property to anyone looking for a relaxing get away, especially if you don't want to be too far from Santiago.