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*Modern beach house with stunning ocean views and 11 m heated infinity pool**

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 250 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights


About the property

A stylish 3/4 bedroom modern beach house steps from the beautiful Playa Brava

*** new 11-metre Infinity pool ***

At Viejo Fox you will enjoy stunning modern architecture, outstanding ocean views from the large roof terrace and balconies and a large infinity pool in the peaceful garden. It's just steps from an empty beach and situated in the heart of the natural Arenas de José Ignacio, an area surrounded by pine woods and Acacias with abundant bird and wildlife. Here you have the tranquillity and peace of an ocean retreat whilst being minutes away from José Ignacio with its restaurants and cafés.

Great design includes a glass wall in the living area with a wrap around balcony and many super comfortable sun loungers and outside sofas to relax and enjoy the sunsets and ocean views overlooking the famous José Ignacio lighthouse.

The spacious first-floor living room with its floor to ceiling windows has comfortable sofa's, large wood burner, TV and speakers. There is a fully equipped kitchen and two dining areas, one in the large living area and a second relaxed eating area on the outside terrace by the large Parilla and pool.

The master bedroom on the first floor has ocean views, a dressing area and a modern ensuite bathroom with bath. Two further bedrooms on the ground floor overlooking the garden can be either twin rooms or extra large double rooms. A fourth connecting room with a single bed can be used as a bedroom or a second lounge. Viejo Fox has a large garden with hammocks and peaceful secluded areas to relax and a fire pit for evening entertainment.

A couple of minutes walk from Viejo Fox are miles of wild ocean and empty beach. In summer the beach is great for sea fishing, horse riding, surfing or just resting and strolling along. In winter penguins and sea lions enjoy the beach. The views are breathtaking and extend from José Ignacio to Laguna Garzón. Near Viejo Fox and tucked away in the woods are some of the best restaurants in José Ignacio. Marismo, Namm and Jardin de Sarava are just minutes away.

Federica Henderson from Live Uruguay manages the property and will answer your questions and help you when you are staying at Viejo Fox. We can organise extra daily cleaning and help with any activities you would like to book.

Some comments from our guests last year “Our stay at Viejo Fox was fantastic. Photos don’t do justice to the beauty of this place. The wrap around balcony and terrace provide unbeatable views of the the ocean and Jose Ignacio. Federica was very helpful in every single detail. We’ll be back”. Gustavo -Argentina /USA.

"The house was amazing. With a wonderful sea view and an pretty modern and architectural look. Highlight was the roof terrace and the barbeque". Niko and family, Germany.

***Important please note ***

We wanted to keep the peace and tranquillity of the house so we have not installed satellite TV. There is a DVD player and we have children and adult DVD's. The wifi in the area has been improved recently but it is not super fast and during very busy times can be slow and occasionally patchy. It's usually fine for emails but struggles to download films etc There are some Bose wifi speakers. The cashpoint at the Ancap garage is a little unpredictable good to get cash at the airport or in Punta Del Este.

Pool heating

Its great Uruguay is nearly 98% renewable energy. We heat the pool up to 30 degrees during peak times 1 Dec - 1 March. During all other off-peak months, March, April and November there is a charge of $100 USD per week or $20 USD a night for a short break if you would like the pool heated. During the winter months, pool heating is not available.

More Details

Sarah Gibbins (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Sarah Gibbins (Owner)

We live in Tunbridge Wells near London and have been visiting Uruguay and South America for the last 7 years. We were attracted to buying a home near José Ignacio because of the peace, tranquility and beauty of its beaches and countryside, the friendliness of the Uruguayan people and the excellent climate. José Ignacio and has many excellent restaurants and cafe's and is a great place to surf, ride, cycle and fish.

Sarah Gibbins (Owner) purchased this villa in 2009

What makes this villa unique

We love the location of Viejo Fox because it combines stunning ocean views with the peace and tranquillity of the pine woods and acacias of the Arenas de José Ignacio. This house has been designed to make the most of its location and from the roof top terrace there is a breathtaking 360 degree view over the ocean, José Ignacio and the Arenas de José Ignacio.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Maldonado

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - shower enclosure , bidet
    Cloakroom - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Can be made into an extra large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Can be made into a extra large double bed.
    Connecting Bedroom (4) - 1 child bed , *connecting bedroom child's bedroom or second lounge
  • First floor master bedroom with separate dressing area and ensuite bathroom. Other three bedrooms are on the ground floor two with access to the garden. There is a cot and high chair at the property.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Viejo Fox is fully alarmed and has a safe box


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(5 traveller reviews)

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*Modern beach house with stunning ocean views and 11 m heated infinity pool**
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Amazing place and very comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 1 week in carnival, and the nor house was very comfortable.

We were 5 people and we had plenty of space.

The decor is luy cute and everything is well taken care of.

It is super equipped, like to spend a very comfortable stay.

The place is very quiet for a great holiday.

We will definitely return and the super recommend. It is worth going a few days of vacations to Viejo Fox.

Federica was very nice assisting us and managing the rent and the owners were very considerate in all our requests.

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Maria. We would love to welcome you and your family back to Viejo Fox, Best wishes Sarah and Federica,
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Lovely relaxing well-equipped house just across the road from the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Viejo Fox, it is nicely decorated, spacious and well-equipped. Very quiet area, with lovely sunset views from the roof-top and a great parilla area which we enjoyed the challenge of cooking xmas day lunch on. We were a family of four with grown-up children and there are plenty of different areas for everyone to spread out and do their thing. The lovely new pool is just perfect, albeit refreshingly cool... but a definite plus! You do need a car - bikes would have been brilliant but we struggled to find anywhere to hire them. Excellent stay overall, we would be very happy to return.

  • Review Submitted: 19/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Denise for being such great guests we would love to welcome you and your family back again. Best wishes Sarah
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perfect house for a magical vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Viejo Fox for 9 nights in March. The trip was exquisite. The house was beautiful with 360 degrees of beautiful views, lots of places to relax and read and enjoy the scenery. The beach across from the house was one of the prettiest we experienced in the whole country. We felt lucky that it was outside our door. The family was wonderful to work with and gave us tons of suggestions about fun things to do. Can't wait to go back again! Thank you so much for sharing your slice of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for your review really pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay, really hope we can welcome you back soon.
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Wonderful stay at Viejo Fox

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Viejo Fox. The house has great modern architecture and incredible views from the roof top and the wrap around balcony. The area is so peaceful and relaxing and the house was really comfortable with everything we needed. The beach right next to the house was wide and empty with beautiful white sand, perfect for walks. Great restaurants nearby and we particularly enjoyed Marismo. It was our first time in Uruguay and Federica and Sarah were extremely helpful with giving us lots of information on the area. We would really love to return. This is one of the best houses and most lovely areas we have ever visited. We're recommending it to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: 10/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Viejo Fox. . We would love to see you again soon, Sarah
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  • 4 of 5 and my family really spent a great time there.

Location is great, peaceful and silent, where you really can slow down and feel the sounds of nature, enjoy great blue skies, great night skies full of stars, moon rising on the horizon and the sound of waves breaking on the nearby beach.

The house is very comfortable and has a great design. In very good condition and very a good customer service.

Many activities activities available in the area, Horse Riding, Biking, Trekking, Surfing, Kite surfing, etc, etc.

Many options to eat and have a good time in Jose Ignacio.

I will be back some day, and I surely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 30/11/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
165 Kilometres
Carrasco, Montevideo, Uruguay
Nearest Ferry
170 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Playa Brava

Viejo Fox is just a couple of minutes away from the village of José Ignacio. José Ignacio is perfectly situated on a peaceful peninsula surrounded by sparkling Lagunas, cool pine woods and extensive ocean views. José Ignacio started as a sleepy fishing village and although it still retains a laid back vibe the small village is now home to beautiful architecture, contemporary art galleries and laid back beach restaurants.

Two kilometres from Viejo Fox is Laguna Garzón a centre for windsurfng and bird watching and and in the Arenas de José Ignacio is situated an excellent riding school which specialises in horse riding on the Playa Brava beach and through the Arenas de José Ignacio. Mountain biking through the Arenas is also popular. The Playa Brava is a great place to surf and kite surf and sea fishing is also popular on the beach.

A short journey from Jose Ignacio is the small town of Garzón with its popular Garzón Restaurant, artists and vineyards. In the picturesque landscape is Bodega Garzón which produces some excellent wines. Playa Vik has a great wine tasting experience in José Ignacio at the stunning hotel overlooking the ocean.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Maldonado

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season 1
1 Dec 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
Medium season
15 Dec 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
Peak season
24 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
10 night minimum stay
High season 1
7 Jan 2019 - 13 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
High season 2
14 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
Medium season Feb
1 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
Low season 2
1 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$248.68
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,421.06

Please let us know in advance if you would like a housekeeper/ cleaner for your stay. 1 December - 1 March pool heated to 30 degrees (lower if you prefer). During months of March and November pool heating costs $100 USD per week or $20 USD per night for short breaks.
Smoking not permitted inside the property

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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