|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Our home away from home, can be your home away from home. We have taken every care to ensure that your stay is comfortable and relaxing.
The home has been completely updated internally in June 2014.
The house has five bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king bed with spectacular views. There are three other double rooms (one with a king, one with a queen and one with two single beds). Lastly, there is a single room (single bed as well as a cot).
Living area has an open wood fire place (firewood can be arranged). There is a large screen TV with cable TV (English and Spanish programs and movies).
Dining room seats eight people and also has spectacular views of the lake and mountains with large windows.
The house is on a 2100 square meter block on the lake with it own beach. It is very private, and has large grass areas as well as it's own forest.
John and Libby from Australia
John Taubenschlag purchased this house in 2004
Bariloche is the summer and winter playground of Argentina. With the mountain views, the skiing, the biking and the food, it is an amazing place to holiday.
Obrigada John...é sempre satisfatório negociar com você, esse é um dos motivos que estamos voltando com nossa familia a bela casa Dama Del Lago.
Tudo entendido sim! Entrarei em contato com Agustina, para combinarmos nosso check-in
Thanks John ... it's always satisfying to negotiate with you, this is one of the reasons we are returning with our family a beautiful home Dama Del Lago.
Everything is understood! I will contact Agustina, to coordinate our check-in.
This was the perfect house for three guys (in our 50's) doing a week of skiing in Bariloche. It was 10 minutes to the mountain and 10 minutes to town and 15 minutes to the airport. We spent more time eating in as we enjoyed the house so much. We would put on a fire and open some good wine (that is very reasonably priced) and nibble on great cheeses and discuss our plans for the next day and relax. The views from the kitchen in the morning are outstanding and very distracting when you are cooking.
The only thing that was missing was a shovel to dig out after a snow storm and we even had fun with that as we ended up borrowing one from next door. Tip....if it snows, move your car to the top of the driveway.
I hope I have an opportunity to go back to this house again and to stay for more than a week. I have stayed in a lot of places and I felt at home as soon as I walked in the door. I highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a lakeside home away from the hustle and noise of the city.
What an amazing way to wake up! My family and I had a wonderful time last Christmas in Bariloche. The house was well equipped and very comfortable.
We were a little concerned about driving in Argentina but actually found it to be a great experience. The house was close to the main town (about 10 minutes), but far enough that you felt you could enjoy the peace and quiet.
We had a parilla one night with fabuoous steaks we bought just down the road.
A great place to visit. Thank you for your hospitality.
Just returned to California after a very fun trip to Bariloche. This house was perfect for my family & friends. Plenty of room and fantastic views.
My husband and I stayed in this magic part of the world with two other couples. The house was really comfortable for a larger group and the view was amazing. Fantastic location for mountain biking, hiking and horse riding through the mountains. Highly recommended!!
My wife and I travelled to Bariloche with our three young children (8,6 and 2) to experience the magic of the Andes. We decided to rent a house in order to give ourselves lots of room to move around. The house we picked was amazing!! (We also think VRBO is fantastic!!) The house is located in a very quiet natural setting with wonderful views of the lake and an expansive yard. It also has a private beach (but was a bit cold to enjoy at this time of year). The location feels like a million miles away from everything yet realistically is only 15 minutes away from town and 10 minutes away from the ski resort. The house had all the mod cons we needed including a washing machine and dryer which came in handy with kids clothes. It has a great fire place in the lounge room from where we enjoyed wonderful views of the lake and the mountains. My wife also got addicted to the famous telenovelas (soap operas) on TV even though they were all in Spanish! The caretaker (Ernan) was even kind enough to bring us fire wood when we ran out and on our second last day he offered to cook us a traditional argentine BBQ ...which we accepted...to our great delight. The kids all had their own rooms and bathrooms and the house offered an office where I was able to set up the family laptop. Unfortunately the internet is slow but upon investigation all of Bariloche still predominately seems to use DSL. Waking up in the master bedroom with views straight onto the water was magical. The fact that we have a two year old made us appreciate the kids gates on the stairs and the level of security around the house made us feel very safe. The Andes by the way was better than any photo or description could capture and really is one of those things you need to experience firsthand to appreciate. The people of Argentina and Bariloche could not have been more welcoming and open....we would definitely travel to Argentina/Bariloche again and would also stay at this house.
This house was my first VRBO experience and I was not impressed.
The house is generally as advertised. The items I take exception with are as follows:
The "large screen TV" is a standard television, not flat panel and is really not that large compared to TVs today. Takes multiple controls to make it function.
The dining room does have large windows but as we were visiting during the summer we had to keep the blinds closed because it was to bright/sunny and hot
The kitchen is well equiped but with old, worn out appliances and cheap tableware. The pots and pans are worn out and there is a shortage of mixing bowls. The toaster really needs to be replaced.
Calling the yard a "forest" is an exageration.
There are two kayaks as advertised but the green one leaks badly (i.e., don't take it out into deep water for very long). There was only one life jacket so both can't be used safely at the same time.
The place does have a "beach" but it is shared with the people from next door. The pictures make the place seen quite isolated but it is close to two other houses on either side.
The place is locked like a fortress. It takes three locks to get in the front door which is almost impossible to do before the alarm goes off. The oother door on the main level is gated with multiple locks so hopefully you won't have to get out of the place fast due to a fire since they all require keys from the inside in order to get out.
Only one window has a screen (and it has holes) so you can't open the house up at night in the summer without letting in a swarm of insects.
The Internet acted up for us the entire time. Some of the cabling needs to be replaced and you have to be patient to get a connection. It's DSL.
The place is advertised with Off-street parking but you really need a four-wheel drive vehicle to get up and down the steep driveway without losing traction. The drive has obviously had problems in the past and their is severe erosion. The gate at the entry needs to be closed when coming and going and that requires someone to get out of the car on the hill.
I would not call the BBQ and authentic outdoor parrilla. It's a grill top over a campfire spot on the ground.
There is a system that pressurizes the water and it leaks in such a way that the noisy pump runs every 20 seconds for about 10 seconds or so even when the water is turned off. There is a switch to turn off the pump.
The house is in a good location but I would not rent it again.
Bariloche Activities: * Waterfront - enjoy swimming in the Lake * Bariloche Skiing - the house is located 10 minutes from South Americas best ski resort. * Hiking - some of the best hiking in the continent. Bariloche is in the Andes. There are multiple trails that start 5 minutes from the house. They range from 15 minutes (with waterfalls and beaches) to multiple days hikes (using free overnight refuges or rest huts). * Golf - located 5 minutes from the world class 18 hole golf course and country club of Arelauquen. * Eating - Apart from having the best steaks on the planet, Argentinean cuisine is delicious. There are numerous restaurants near the house and in town. The best steak house is 'El Boliche de Alberto' (8 min drive); Best handmade pasta restaurant 'El Boliche de Alberto - Pasta' (in town). Bariloche is also known for its handmade chocolates - a local favourite being Mamuschka.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
16 Dec 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
Peak Ski Time
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Payments can be made by mastercard or visa, or bank transfer
50% required for deposit
50% required 90 days prior to arrival