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Los Pinos Cottage in Beautiful Farm Setting 1/2 Mile to Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This cottage is called 'Los Pinos' and is part of five available at 'Granja Henderson', an 111 acre farm in the heart of Punta del Este.

66.6 sqm = 717 sqft

Master bedroom with 1 queen size bed.

Bedroom #2 with two single beds.

Bathroom by both bedrooms.

Extra room that is used to storage.

Los Pinos has a zinc roof with wooden ceiling. They stand at the end of the property, the most southerly building, surrounded by pastures where horses graze. They have a portico garage where you can keep your car and also sit and enjoy a barbecue since we have mobile barbecues on wheels! And a table and garden chairs. Then you step into the living-dining Room with big windows also facing the pastures. There are comfortable sofas and a dining table.

The kitchen is self-contained and is furnished with refrigerator, microwave oven, standard oven and burners. It's fully equipped with whatever you might need to cook (although if you'd rather go out, “Pacha and Mama” restaurant is only 800 meters away. And there are several more in Punta Ballena, 2 km. away). Outside, in the kitchen's portico, there is a sink and washing machine.

There is another room which is accessed from outside, where there is a very roomy deposit to keep bicycles and beach paraphernalia, sunshade and whatever you will.

Every guest staying at Granja Henderson has complementary access to all the vegetables that are grown on site at the organic vegetable garden!

Wildlife is abundant here. It is amazing to be so close to Punta and be able to enjoy mother nature at its fullest without the noises, people, traffic, pollution associated with city life. Here is a list of some wildlife that surrounds the Granja Henderson:

Birds (Chaja, tero teru, hornero, swans, benteveo, pirincho, picaflor, cotorra, golondrina, halconcito, gorrion, cuervillo, sabia, ratonera, picabuey, garza, calandria, carancho, carpintero, cisne, cuervo, viudita, paloma, tordo, zorzal, chimango, chingolo, churrinche, murcielago, picapalo, golondrinas, tijereta, gallineta)

Zorro, nutria, mulita, aperia, huron, liebre, zorillo, comadreja, guazu, aperea.

Some history about the Granja Henderson:

This was my mother's patch. Her childhood farm. Her parents acquired it in 1942. The place she grew up on. Where her whole family spent their holidays and weekends. Second home and until recently first one too. Originally a chicken farm, later a dairy, then a Quarter Horse breeding facility. Now rental of cottages.

A little about Laguna del Diario. This lagoon is called thus because the horses that were used a great deal or on a daily basis for the garrison (colonial times) were allowed loose on the fields around the lake. The Sierra de la Ballena was hostile and they didn't climb up over it. So the daily horses were to be fetched from there. This is the translation for Diario. A diario means on a daily basis. All places in the countryside in Uruguay that are a Dead End are named Rincón. Thus the area where my grandfather's farm was, was called Rincón del Diario. It is in disuse now, as another road has been built to access the area.

ental Rules and Regulations


2. NON SMOKING cottage

3. Small pets under 22lbs are permitted in rental cottages only with prior approval. All pets must be leashes at all times.

4. NO renters younger 25 years unless accompanied by an adult

5. DAMAGE DEPOSIT- A damage deposit of 20% rental is required

6. PAYMENT – An advance payment equal to 50% of the rental rate is required

7. CANCELLATIONS – A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation

8. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- four (4) persons

9. Seven night charge required for peak season

10. INCLUSIVE FEES – Rates includes 10.5% Uruguayan tax, 8% Inmobiliaria fee, electricity, water, gas, Satellite TV, WiFi Internet, wood, towels and linens, kitchen utensils and safe.

11. DAILY MAID CLEANING SERVICE – Is available for U$S 10 per hour

12. RATE CHANGES – Rates subject to change without notice

13. FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS – Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in

14. WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS – Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance

15. PARKING – Parking is limited to two (2) vehicles

16. LIABILITY - All of the cottages are privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities

17. FARM ANIMALS – Please stay away from all farm and wild animals. Every pasture surrounding the cottages are fitted with electrical wire which is designed to keep animals at bay, but WILL shock a human being at low currents. Due to the characteristic of our thatched roof cottages we do our best to keep insects at bay. You will, however, most likely encounter spiders, bees and bats.

18. FARM ACTIVITY – This is an active farm. Personnel are working from early hours of the morning till late afternoon with a long lunch break and specially in hot summer days. You will hear farm tractor noises, lawn mowing machinery, etc. We try to minimize noises in the mornings so our guests can rest.

19. COTTAGES CONDITION – These are original 1940's farm cottages. There is NO Air Conditioning equipment apart from the warm winter fireplace. The summer heat is kept out by the excellent insulation of the thatched roof and the double brick walls.

20. FIREWORKS – Fireworks are NOT allowed

21. ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN – One basket for a complementary vegetable picking

22. REMOTE GATE OPENER – One (1) Remote Main Gate Opener included

Keywords: Farm, Granja, Countryside, Thatch, Ranch

More Details

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2016

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hace mucho que no descanso tanto como en este lugar. La atención de Guillermo es impecable logrando el equilibrio justo entre amabilidad y discreción.

Sin dudas vuelvo!
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Maldonado

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wood for fireplace and parillero available. Organic Vegetable Garden. Farm like setting. Family friendly. Bicycle friendly. Kids safe and friendly. Open fields. Many trees. Places to walk/hike. Bird watching.


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Los Pinos Cottage in Beautiful Farm Setting 1/2 Mile to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Tranquila, charmosa, aconchegante!

  • 5 of 5

Uma agradável experiência! Perfeita para quem gosta de tranquilidade, espaço, contato com a natureza, produtos naturais. Logicamente, por se tratar de área rural, voce precisa estar de carro. Mas, a distância é curta até Punta Del Leste (em dez minutos voce está na cidade). O mais surpreendente, porém, foi a acolhida por Guillermo e Yanet (funcionários da granja). Pessoas agradabilissimas, solícitas, que gostam do que fazem, que fizeram sentirmo-nos em casa. Muy rico!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Colorado, USA

Far Beyond Expectations

  • 5 of 5

We discovered Granja Henderson and the Los Pinos cottage by accident after leaving Montevideo. What luck.We stayed almost 3 weeks.This is a beautiful, tranquil horse farm setting with 6 or 7 cottages on the property for rent, different in size and capacity but equally nice. Ours (Los Pinos) was the smallest (2 bedroom-1 bath) but the newest building on the property. Fully equipped, immaculate, quiet, close to everything (restaurants and shopping in Punta proper); the beach (Portezuelo), and Punta Ballenja. Huge, fragrant Eucalyptic trees, birds everywhere, access to an abundant garden of fresh vegetables daily, flowers, meadows and a most helpful couple who manage the place with energy and love to assist with the needs of guests, made this our favorite away- from- home destination. Buses are nearby but a car is helpful. We'll be back...soon.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional activities: wildlife viewing, shelling, kayaking, mountain biking


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Maldonado

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
23 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
8 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$78.26
Pet Fee A$66.32

High season require 7 night minimum stay unless last minute or in-between rentals.
Prices are all inclusive of 10.5% taxes, 8% real estate fee, electricity, water, etc.
US residents ONLY can purchase Property Damage Insurance: and opt-out of 20% damage deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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