Where to begin? Location, location, location! Starting with your own private lakefront on Lake Nahuel Huapi and a home that is all about the incredible vistas of the lake and surrounding mountains. Every bedroom, the 3 living rooms, kitchen, and even the bath have enormous lake views. A brilliant architectural design. While the listing photos are beautiful, the actual house exceeded our expectations.
The house interior is very tastefully decorated, and is really comfortable; many sitting areas with leather couches and a great dining area. Although we initially planned to eat out every night, the brand new high end kitchen, parilla, and both indoor and outdoor dining areas with one of the best views in the Bariloche area persuaded us eat at home a number of nights, despite some great dining options nearby. Bedrooms are spacious, with quality bedding, a master bath with double headed shower and a large Jacuzzi. The electronics and electrical systems have been given a lot of thought, with WiFi everywhere, including the beach, subtle indoor lighting, and outdoor lighting suitable for entertaining and security. The grounds are well landscaped and the house is immaculate; almost brand new. House was cleaned several times while we were there; you could eat off the floor, if you wanted.
The house is about 20 km outside of Bariloche, but quite near Llao Llao and Puerto Pañuelo where many lake excursions originate. We had a rental car (manual shift only), which made the whole area convenient, and there is a bus stop with frequent service into Bariloche near the top of the driveway. Although we were warned that Argentine drivers can be aggressive, it turned out to be quite the opposite; driving was no more difficult than US suburbs.
Can recommend grocery shopping around km 13, but there is also a convenience store within walking distance of the house. Lots of day hiking and biking right on Circuito Chico starting at the house, cruises from Puerto Pañuelo, hike or chairlift up Cerro Campanario for a dramatic view, inexpensive and delicious steaks at Alberto's at km 8 or in town on Villegas, crafts fair at Colonia Suiza as well as a zip line canopy adventure.
The owner is Argentine, although she lives in the US, and was very responsive and helpful in guiding us around the area. Always responded immediately to emails and phone.
March weather was perfect. Compare to Tahoe in Sept.
Many local merchants accept dollars, stretching the budget of US visitors.