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Lakefront Home with Hiking, Biking, Skiing & Swimming at the Door

Bedrooms 5
Space 232 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House - 5 Bedrooms - 3 Baths - (Sleeps 9-10)

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.

More Details

John Taubenschlag
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
8 August, 2017

About John Taubenschlag

John and Libby from Australia

John Taubenschlag purchased this house in 2004

Why John Taubenschlag chose Rio Negro

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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

Translation :

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.
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 232 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
  • Bathroom 2 is the ensuite to the main bedroom (bedroom 1)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Amazing Views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Amazing Views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed , 1 child bed , 1 cot , Amazing Views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
  • All bedrooms have brand new (top of the range) mattresses. The all have 100% cotton sheets. They all have top of the range doonahs. All bedroom furniture is new and in rustic wood giving the house a very natural feel. The three top floor bedroom have spectacular views over the water facing mountains (which in winter a snow covered). Top of the line carpet was selected. All rooms have individual gas heating systems. All windows in the entire house are double glazed for warmth in winter.
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Laundry has washing machine and dryer. Main bathroom has a bath tub. Full kitchen with stove, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, pots, pans, and everything you would need to cook up a feast. Authentic outdoor parrilla (barbeque) Maid service can be arranged at an additional cost.


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(9 traveller reviews)

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Lakefront Home with Hiking, Biking, Skiing & Swimming at the Door
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 15 reviews

Great house

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolute waterfront with amazings views

  • 5 of 5

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.


  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our home. We love Bariloche and all it has to offer. Hope to see you again soon. John and Libby
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Bariloche Lake House with Great Views

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perth, WA, Australia


  • 4 of 5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sydney, NSW Australia

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

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 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.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lisbon, New Hampshire USA

worn out

  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. Because of it we were able to address the issues raised. It is hard to sometimes manage certain things from far away even with a local agent there. As mentioned, given your experience, we are happy to host you at a reduced rate next time. We have many guests that return year after year. Please be aware that the following has been done: * Kitchen has been restocked and new toaster bought. Note, the tableware is not cheap. Perhaps you are used to more lavish items that are simply not availabe in Argentina. We get the best of what is available as we love being there and feeling that we are at home. * The kayaks - yes one seems to have been ruined by a previous guest. We will attempy to fix it if possible. It is unfortunate people cannot treat things with a little more respect. Two new kayaks were left there on our last visit less than 12 months ago. In terms of your other comments: * The house is on a block of over 2000 sq meters. It has many huge (Coihue) trees at the back. Some are 100 years old. To me this feels like my own little forest. The house next door is situated in a manner that cannot be seen from ours. To me this is as secluded as I would like it to be. * Your comment about the house being a fortress. We are a security conscious family as we have small children. When we sleep, we like to feel that our family is safe. Although there are very few issues in Bariloche, we have spent the money to ensure we are completely safe there. Ours guest benefit from this. * Internet : Yes the internet service in Bariloche is average, but it works most of the time. Unfortuantely, I always seem to get my work emails! This is not an issue with the house, it is an issue with the telecommunications company. Argentina is not United States when it comes to technology. With that said, it has better steaks and chocolate. * The best parking for the house, is at the top of the block. There is plenty of space there for multiple cars. I mentioned this in an email to you - which you never replied to. * The BBQ parilla was built by locals. We have had some amazing chorizo there (with the people that built it). It is as authentic as they come. * The water pump brings fresh water from the lake. When there is a drop in pressure is re-pressurizes the house. If you leave a tap on in the house (even dripping) it will activate the pump. We have had plumbers check this and they have confirmed that. I also mentioned this to you in an email.
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Bariloche International Airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Llao Llao terminal
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Bariloche Train Station
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Payments can be made by mastercard or visa, or bank transfer.

Note : Refunds are not possible for issues out of our control such as bad weather or other situations where the house or services of the house are not available/working. We strongly recommend travel insurance for your trip. Please be aware that the location is in semi-remote area which makes it beautiful. However, from time to time the weather (especially in winter) can be a challenge. For more information about this, please ask.

50% required for deposit
50% required 90 days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.