We had a lovely time staying at this gorgeous, serene property recently. The photos do not do it justice and the surrounds and house are even better in person.
The listing description was mostly accurate but there were 2 details we did not understand from reading the listing and I thought it would be worth pointing these out to help future renters:
The property is really a 1 bedroom farmhouse consisting of a truly gorgeous master bedroom with views of the lake, dressing room, bathroom and open plan kitchen and living room with 2 x 1 seater arm chairs. Outside is a beautiful undercover patio with a woodfire oven. The TV is located inside the bedroom (not in the living room).
There is SEPERATE room with 2 bunk beds about 25m away from the main house, attached to the smaller house that the owner JC was living in while we were staying (I believe he is not always there but has been for the last 6 months). The 2nd room with the bunk beds does not have a bathroom or tiolet, mirror or fan and is also in the same room as the laundry. This was something we did not understand prior to booking the property. One night it was extremely hot and we did not think we would be able to sleep in the room but thankfully a storm broke and it cooled down and we were OK to sleep there. All in all it was OK so long as you don't mind walking outside to go to the bathroom and have a shower.
The other thing we didn't understand was the proximity to the beach. The listing says "Walk to the beach" however we actually did this one day when we lost the keys to our hire car and it took 40mins to power walk to the beach. It then too an additional 45mins to power walk along the beach to get to the village of Jose Ignacio. The property is a 5-7min drive to Jose Ignacio. Many of the other reviewers marked the property as being "Good for tourists without a car". This is not the owners fault but I found this misleading since I cannot imagine how anyone would manage without a car!
The property was exceptionally clean and the care takers were very lovely.
The owner JC was extremely helpful and went out of his way for us a number of times. We didn't realize at first that he would be on the property but this turned out to be an advantage as he was very helpful when things went wrong and generally kept out of our way.
All in all I would highly recommend the property to anyone providing you are aware of the two things I listed above. It was an gorgous, authentic, uruguayan experience.