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Spectacular Garden! Two Sunset Terraces, Near Wineries - 25 miles to Santiago

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 185 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Sleeps 6, Magnificent Gardens

Situated at the foothills of the Andes, in the heart of the Maipo Valley wine country, Casa Ishi offers you the tranquility and stunning beauty of the Mediterranean, coupled with a range of opportunities for outdoors activates, sports and unforgettable day trips.

With its quaint charm and delightful atmosphere, the Casa Ishi Guesthouse features a dramatic wood-beamed ceiling, a spacious dining room that opens onto a terrace offering dazzling views of the sunset, and a fully-equipped kitchen with bar area and 6-person seating.

Each of the three bedrooms is furnished with comfortable beds and high-quality linens. Crack a window open at night to let in the soft breeze and the sounds from the nearby Maipo River lull you to sleep.

The Guesthouse is part of an expansive 2.5-acre property, surrounded by lush greenery and a fruit garden providing a much-needed shade and comfort during the hot days.

Make sure to wander through the property and walk around the lush gardens, stopping to pick a fruit or two from our abundant apricot, avocado, fig, lemon, orange, plum and walnut trees or sample the grape arbors. Seek shade under the century-old palm trees or enjoy a chilled cocktail in the perennial gardens. And, to end your day with style, check out the mud oven and roast some veggies and meat over the stone barbecue. Or even hire a private chef to prepare an authentic Chilean meal!

Casa Ishi is located in San Juan de Pirque, a semi-rural area in the renowned Maipo Valley. This is the most celebrated appellation in Chile, home to some of the oldest vineyards in South America. Nearby wineries include Concha y Toro, Almaviva, Haras de Pirque, Cousiño Macul, De Martino and Santa Rita, where you can have tours, tastings and dine on fine cuisine.

Casa Ishi is only 10 minutes from the center of Pirque there you can shop in our modern super market, eat in local restaurants and cafes, gas up your car, access the ATM, or visit the distinguished Concha Y Toro Winery located right in the middle of Pirque. For outdoor enthusiasts, we are on the road to the San Francisco glacier and access to the Andes.

Its excellent location just 30 miles from Santiago de Chile international airport provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities and day trips that will make for an exciting and fulfilling holiday.

The Casa Ishi property is completely secure and enclosed and offers free parking for up to 3 cars. Upon your request, we can provide access to drivers and professional tour guides.

Casa Ishi is the perfect retreat for an extended family trip.

Discover the beauty of the Mediterranean and relax with style in Casa Ishi!

Long-term renters encouraged! Substantial discount for rentals of more than 3 weeks.

More Details

Owner
Michelle
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017

About Michelle

Michelle is an avid gardener, and lover of food and wine. I found my paradise in Chile, where there are the freshest organic vegetables, outstanding wines and some of the most delicious olive oil that I have ever tasted. And what could be better than being able to cultivate many of these riches on my own property. My passion is enjoying a healthy and fulfilling life, living in a stimulating environment, with access to nature and delicious fresh food.

For many years I had traveled extensively in Europe and Asia. When I came to Chile in 2009, to visit Easter Island, I stopped in Santiago for a few days, which I discovered is a very green, modern, cosmopolitan city. I took a drive to the countryside to have lunch at Santa Winery in the Maipo Valley, and fell in love. Fortunately, I found a property for sale in the Maipo Valley, which I was able to purchase. And Casa Ishi was born.

Michelle purchased this house in 2009

Why Michelle chose Santiago

Chile is unlike any other country in South America. Because of its natural beauty, high literacy rate, and fairly stable political situation, it can be best described as the Switzerland of the south. Chile is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Within the country, one can find a diverse variety of landscapes including vineyards, volcanoes, deserts, beaches, lakes, glaciers and forests. Nature, culture, food and people just are few of the reasons to visit Chile.

What makes this house unique

The Mediterranean climate is unbeatable. At the Casa Ishi Villa we are minutes away from some the best wineries in the world. A half hour from the Andes mountains, where there is a wide range of outdoor activity to suit your needs. And less than an hour from the center of Santiago and the international airport. It is hard to find a more convenient location.Only 40 minutes from Santiago, this year-round tourist destination is known for its picturesque scenery, multiple renowned vineyards, and flora and fauna. Pirque is one of the most beautiful places in the Santiago Metropolitan Region.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are sitting under the orange tree in at least 20c!! We enjoyed the

delicious bottle of Carmenere waiting for us while playing Yatzy and

fireing the stove in the evening. Thank you soooo much!!!

Claudio's dogs have been guarding us all the time and have become our very

best friends!!

We slept very well, all of us and are now looking forward to a nice day in

this lovely weather!!

Very best and warm greetings from the four norwegians enjoying Casa Ishi!!
Jul 2012
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Santiago

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Skylight in Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Bedrooms open to terrace with grape arbor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Courtyard
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • 24 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Housekeeping and fresh linens, are provided weekly. Tours and excursions can be arranged with an English-speaking local guide. WiFi in the house. iPod/iPhone/iPad Docking Speaker System. Please see this link for additional accommodations: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3652064

Reviews

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average rating of 4.918919 based on 39 reviews
5

Beautiful setting in which to relax with an excellent well-appointed house.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this property justice. The grounds are tranquil and lush while the house provides everything one would need for a very comfortable stay. Michelle and Keije were incredible hosts and ensured we had everything we needed during our stay. Loved the beds and bedding as well. Great place to unwind after hiking, visiting Valparaiso, or riding miles into the Andes. My husband, son and I are so glad we chose Casa Ishi!

  • Review Submitted: 16/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent property even better than the photos!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for two wonderful weeks on this beautiful Property. Michelle and her husband where wonderful hosts and made sure we were very comfortable. The fruit trees on the property give sweet aromas. The grapes that grow on several different vines are delicious. Kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. Beds were VERY comfortable and many pillows to choose from. Hot water was instant and very hot. Great location for exploring the vineyards. Also for exploring the near by volcano and mule rides. Perfect for a family. Would highly recommend this property!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Chilean paradise as fruit drops in my lap

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous property with fruit trees, flowers, herbs, and green. The lodging has a charm indicative of Tuscany meets New Mexico but I was told is very Chilean and quit beautiful. Super comfortable beds and quaint private bedrooms with a wonderful hot full pressure shower in the bathroom I had. Easy to cook and our family even used the clay oven and the BBQ to make fun food while we were there(Little Chilean market nearby and bigger store ten minutes away). Multiple lounging deck areas with views of the canyon or gardens. Every night I went to sleep listening to the river cascade below. We sat and read, took naps, ate fruit and day tripped to the El Morado Glacier nearby to hike, Latin America's largest winery(Concha Y Toro) and walked/hiked in a nearby Reserve(Clarillo). Not far from Santiago if you crave "city" while staying there. We checked out villages and there were multiple vineyards around for wine lovers. Such variety!

It was incredibly restful and our hosts were awesome, coming to chat, check in, and see if there was any help on where to go and what to see.

I highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 04/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The grounds at Casa Ishi are beautiful w lots of fruit trees and lawn furniture. Very relaxing. Plus wonderful adventures await nearby. We hiked El Morado glacier one day, rode mules to the top of the Andes and saw a condor another day, and then went to the largest winery in the world today, El Concho Del Toro.

  • Review Submitted: 24/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in Maipo River!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Casa Ishi over Thanks Giving break and were very lucky to meet with Michele and Kenji, who are the perfect hosts, very attentive and nice! The house is a charming old countryside property, nicely modernised, finely decorated and spacious, with a wonderful terrace with nice views to the mountains and surrounded by farms and huge trees...we spent very relaxing afternoons there, drinking wine at sunsets.

We were a group of 4 people, but the house would have easily accommodated six.The kitchen was very well equipped and we cooked everyday, taking full advantage of the fruits that Michele kindly encouraged us to collect from the trees around the house: nesperas, oranges, sour cherries...

It's very close to the wineries of Maipo, but a car is essential to better explore the area. It's relatively easy to drive in Chile, although having a local in the group helped with finding the best routes and shortcuts.

You can not go wrong renting Casa Ishi! If we are going back to Chile, we are definitely not wasting any time in Santiago, we'll go directly there!

  • Review Submitted: 30/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful solitude in hills near Santiago

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Casa Ishi for one week, September 18-25th, 2016.

The property is beautiful with fine gardens and shady trees. The accommodation (there were 3 couples) was excellent. We were able to easily cook many meals in the kitchen and outside BBQ and had use of the laundry washing facilities. The resident gardener made us welcome as did the “resident” dogs.

The one drawback to this property is its isolated location. Thank heavens for the recommendation made by the owner to contact a tour agent who arranged for pickup at the airport. We arrived on the busiest day of the year (Sept. 18) and negotiating driving to the property would have been a huge challenge (especially since none of us speak Spanish). We employed the driver to take us for a one day tour of Valparaiso another day to Santiago and to a local “fonda”-fair. He also drove us to a lovely restaurant one evening (there are many dining places in the vicinity). Our driver was very competent and always showed up as requested, however it would have been nice to have had access to a vehicle so that we could have explored the nearby regions on our own. (additionally a driver certainly adds to the cost of the vacation). Walking anywhere was not really possible as roads here are narrow, with no sidewalks; other homes are safely “insulated” behind large walls and fences and we were many kilometres from a grocery shop or vineyard.

After 3 happily hectic weeks touring in Peru, we were glad to have some “down” time at Casa Ishi, but would know to arrange a car rental for at least part of the visit should we come again.

Access to an area map-perhaps highlighting some of the main points of interest would also have been useful.

  • Review Submitted: 29/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Santiago (SCL)
Car: recommended

• Casa Ishi is located 25 miles from Santiago, in the renowned Maipo Valley, the most celebrated appellation in Chile, home to some of the oldest vineyards in South America

• We are at the foothills of the Andes where you can enjoy a variety of sports activities from trail rides, white water rafting, hiking and bathing in thermal baths

• Located in the center of Pirque, less than 10 minutes from Casa Ish, is a new super market, pharmacy, ATM, gas station and many tasty restaurants

• Santiago is a 45-minute drive from Casa Ishi

• Casa Ishi is an easy 50-minute drive to the international airport

Only 40 minutes from Santiago, this year-round tourist destination is known for its picturesque scenery, multiple renowned vineyards, and flora and fauna. Pirque is one of the most beautiful places in the Santiago Metropolitan Region.

The “Haciendas” (or farms), which form part of the town of Pirque, go back to the times immediately after the Spanish conquest. At first, the lands were used for raising cattle and farming. Later, after the construction of "La Sirena" canal in 1834 – ordered by Ramón Subercaseaux – Pirque’s surroundings began to change. His son-in-law, Melchor de Concha y Toro, married to Emiliana Subercaseaux, brought the wine industry to Pirque from the Bordeaux region of France.

Pirque has kept its beauty intact with “little” impact from urban development, thanks to strict regulations limiting growth. The town’s fertile lands, ideal for wineries such as "Concha y Toro", "El Principal", and "William Févre", among others. Pirque has thousands of square kilometers of hills, rivers, natural parks, mountains, and a diversity of attractive flora and fauna. It is called an island because the “Maipo” river surrounds it. Another river is the “Río Clarillo”, a natural reserve with many other beautiful sites.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Santiago

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
15 Nov 2017 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$357
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

In/out cleaning fee AU$66.1

• Long-term renters encouraged! Substantial discount for rentals of
more than 3 weeks.

• The guest villa sleeps 6

• Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* In/out cleaning fee: $50



• NO CHECK-IN AFTER 9:00PM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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