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Private Guest House With Pool In Exclusive Area, Close to Golf and Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 53 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Spacious 1 Bedroom, Full Kitchen, Living Room and Bath in Lovely Garden Setting

This unique property is situated in an elegant garden setting in one of the finest, well established neighborhoods in Punta del Este. The private cottage shares the grounds with the historic main residence. The Cantegril Country Club, considered to be one of the best golf courses in Uruguay is less than a 10 minute walk form the property. The historic 5 star L’ Auberge Hotel is also just a short walk away, for cocktails or to try their famous afternoon tea and waffles. One can walk or ride bicycles (provided) through tree lined, meandering roads enjoying the beautiful architecture of some of the finest homes in Punta del Este. Just five blocks away, you can find the pristine South Atlantic ocean, Playa Brava, to walk for miles, swim, surf or sunbathe. Horses are available for rent nearby to ride along the beach and elsewhere. A short 5 minute drive will take you to the finest gourmet restaurants and coffee shops as well as to Punta del Este town center where you’ll find the marina with it’s sea lions, fish markets, wonderful dining, shopping, casinos and famed night clubs.

The guest house is spacious, light filled and has a charming ambiance, along with the convenience of WiFi throughout. It is perfect for a couple, but the sofa could accommodate a third person. There is a living area and dining area open to the patio that overlooks the pool and flowering landscape andan organic herb and vegetable garden. The bedroom has a flat screen TV ( with direct-TV) that one can watch from the comfort of the king sized bed, fitted with luxury linens. Enjoy the “parilla” the Uruguyan wood fired grill BBQ. The kitchen is fully equipped, with cookware, dish ware, glassware, cutlery, coffee maker, blender and toaster. There is one full bath complete with bidet and shower. Although there is a fan and an air conditioner for both cooling and heating, a wood stove that also heats the floor can be used in the winter months. Firewood provided. Fresh linens and towels, soap and paper products are provided. It also has its own washing machine as well, for your convenience.

If you are interested in staying for more than one month please contact us for a special rate.

The owners Ken and Karen will be happy to help you in any way possible.

More Details

Karen Mannix
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, a little spanish
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About Karen Mannix

We feel fortunate to be able to live where we choose and happy to have chosen Uruguay as our home. For the past 6 years we have been renovating an historic property in a lovely, private and quiet neighborhood in Punta del Este. It has been a labor of love and quite the adventure.

Karen Mannix purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Karen Mannix chose Maldonado

We were enchanted with the neighborhood of beautiful homes with very large well cared for gardens. Bougainvillia, roses, fruit trees and pines and many birds singing abound. Being able to restore a 100 year old property with stone floors, french tile roof, thick brick walls and well established garden has been a dream come true.

What makes this cottage unique

We love being able to live in such a neighborhood and yet minutes away from everything we would want or need. Hearing the sound of horses going by, walking to a most beautiful beach, breathing the clean fresh air and great weather suits us perfectly.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Maldonado

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 53 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , Spacious and light
  • Large light filled bathroom with ample hot water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , sofa could possibly sleep one small person
  • Large queen size bed with ample closet space, fan, heating and air~conditioning, lovely view of garden and pool. Flat screen television with Direct TV
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Horseback Riding lovely horses available to rent near by to ride on the beach and elsewhere night clubs restaurants cinemas bird watching grocery stores and bakeries museums antiquing Polo Fishing off shore and deep sea Whale Watching Bird Watching Festivals Synagogues Museo Ralli Para Sailing Cycling Winery Tours Surfing Yoga /Pilates Music Theater


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Private Guest House With Pool In Exclusive Area, Close to Golf and Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Idyllic Cottage in Lovely Neighborhood near Ocean!

  • 5 of 5

We returned home recently after a two-week stay at Villa St. Andrews with Karen and Ken. Their idyllic cottage was just the tonic for both my husband and myself! The cottage is a lovely blend of elegant touches with a colonial Spanish flavor. The interior is carefully appointed to provide everything you might need for lounging and relaxing. The kitchen has modern appliances, all the utensils and china you would ever need, and a comfortable dining area. The bedroom has a king-size bed and the bathroom has a cleverly designed open shower.

It was amazing to learn that Ken (who was a contractor in his “former life”) built not only the cottage, but also the refreshing plunge pool. Ken carefully tends the pool and the phenomenal garden that graces the property. He and Karen have accumulated an astonishing number of vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers to add color to your table and zest to your meals.

Perhaps the most enjoyable aspect of our stay was getting to know Karen and Ken! They are both accomplished in their own right, well-read and engaging conversationalists. An added advantage is that they are quite knowledgeable about the area and, indeed, about Uruguay as a whole. We enjoyed taking in beach shops and restaurants in Jose Ignacio and sampling many of the fine dining establishments in Punta del Este.

Several suggestions for the adventurous: Be sure to try Mia Bistro — an open-air restaurant on the beach a short walk from Villa St. Andrews. Do visit the new, young winery named Villa Eden. It is a bit of a drive, but plan on staying for a large, late lunch. Their chef is excellent. Every dish had subtle flavors to enjoy. And for you equestrians, there is a classical dressage instructor named Mauricio Delucchi who kindly and expertly helped reacquaint me to riding after a long absence from the saddle. His wife, Paulina Morales, manages their establishment, Haras Godiva. It is exceptionally well designed, including an indoor arena to ride on rainy or hot days. Mauricio is an aficionado of the baroque Lusitania horse, as am I. We had lots to talk about and a couple of much appreciated lessons.

VRBO was a new experience for us, but we truly enjoyed it and would recommend it most highly!

  • Review Submitted: 24/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!! Dearest Joe and Pat, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We so enjoyed seeing you upon arrival, pale from the northern winter and exhausted, become refreshed, tan and laughing. We can't begin to tell you how marvelous it is to meet a long married couple, so very accomplished in each of their lives, be so very much in love. Your passion for life is inspiring, thank you for sharing it with us!
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying here for a very pleasant 8 nights. The hosts, Karen and Ken, were more than accommodating and helpful. The quest house is located in a very nice quiet neighborhood and close to all the beaches and attractions. It was nice to take walks along the quiet and unhurried streets with the fragrance of abundant flowers in the air. Also worth noting is the very private pool and patio area located conveniently just out our door. Two big thumbs up!

  • Review Submitted: 28/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much enjoyed meeting you both and so glad you enjoyed your stay. It's just wonderful to meet a lovely couple with a sense of adventure. Absolutely loved having a pot luck parrilla and sharing stories. Wish you both all the best in your travels
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A litte gem !

  • 5 of 5

This charming villa is a litte gem ! Confortable bed, privacy and tranquility, beautiful flowers and trees around the villa, nice herbs garden, lovely veranda and a well equiped kitchen. We love to walk to the beach (10 minutes) in the morning and having brunch on the veranda. Karen and Ken are wonderful kind people. We loved our stay with them in the villa.

  • Review Submitted: 14/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words....We're so happy that you enjoyed yourselves, the garden, the bird song, and your lovely slow dining on the veranda. You both are the perfect travelers with such open hearts, minds and adventuresome spirits. We really loved meeting you both and to see you really enjoy Uruguay.
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Glen Ridge, NJ

Beautiful Casita in lush garden.

  • 5 of 5

This rental is outside the high rise crush of Punta del Este, nestled in the upscale neighborhood ringing downtown, quiet and elegant but close to all the restaurants and beaches Punta is famous for. Lots of room to spread out with full living room and kitchen and beautiful bathroom, great bed and lovely linens, attention to all the details. Karen and Ken are warm and helpful while leaving you ample privacy. Perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so happy to have met you and that you enjoyed your stay. Guests such as yourselves make sharing this property such a wonderful experience. You both embody the rare enthusiasm and openness to truly experience another country. Hope the horse back ride was fun and that the rest of your trip was fantastic. Wishing you and your family all the very best.
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Viejo Golf

  • 5 of 5

This jewel box was the perfect villa for our 3 week stay in Uruguay. Charming decor, spacious, comfortable bed, large bathroom with endless hot water. A delight to wake up in this villa and a delight to come home to at the end of the day. Karen and Ken were so helpful as we planned our day trips through the countryside. They had excellent information on restaurants, sites, directions and shopping in Uruguay. We LOVED our stay with them and are thrilled to call them friends! All in all an absolute


  • Review Submitted: 03/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwuakee, WI USA

Just Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful, relaxing vacation experience at Viejo Golf! My husband and I were tired when we arrived but not too tired to realize we have just entered paradise. We enjoyed days of sunshine by the pool and on the beach, wonderful hospitality from Karen and Kenny. The birds sang, the gardens blossomed with flowers and herbs. The private cottage was perfect as well with a comfortable bed, nice kitchen and surprising details that only caring owners would put in place.

Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We absolutely loved having you stay here. We are so happy when guests arrive in Uruguay for the first time and fall easily into the relaxing tempo, enjoying the natural beauty and culture. We hope someday that you return and we can all share a bottle of Tannat once again. So very nice to have the pleasure of meeting you both, Karen and Ken
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Punta del Este Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Cantegrill Country Club
Nearest Golf
0.4 Kilometres
Cantegrill Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Rambla Lorenzo Pacheco
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
L' Auberge Hotel
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Playa Brava
Car: recommended

Horses are available close by to rent and ride on the beach and elsewhere. Several Polo fields are quite near.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage around the Maldonado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
15 Dec 2018 - 31 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
Late Summer
1 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
Easter/Semana Santa
1 Apr 2019 - 15 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$62 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$80.96

Please add $45.00 for an additional guests.

You can also make payments through Western Union

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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