QUINTA ESCONDIDA: THE COUNTRYSIDE IN TOWN AND A HOME FROM HOME

Natascha Scott-Stokes

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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QUINTA ESCONDIDA: THE COUNTRYSIDE IN TOWN AND A HOME FROM HOME

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3); roof terrace.

Built in 1897, the Quinta Escondida is a rare historic country house and orchard, 43km/26m from Valparaiso. On the edge of Limache town, access is easy, with or without a car. We are 2hrs from the international airport of Santiago, and also just 40mins from the nearest Pacific Ocean beach at Vina del Mar, reached by road or metro train. The metro station is 10mins walk from the house and also has trains to the UNESCO listed port of Valparaiso (60mins).

The fully restored property is renowned for its fruit and something is always in season year round. The park-like gardens are very spacious and contain a swimming pool, play ground, BBQ area, and many shady groves and secluded places to relax, read a book or enjoy a drink in peace.

The private self-catering apartment (approx. 861 sq ft) is on the first floor, with views across the valley of Limache in three directions. The large private roof terrace is ideal for watching sunsets. The en-suite bedroom, sitting-room, and fully-equipped kitchen are bright and spacious. WiFi is included and visitors are welcome to use the extensive library in the main part of the house.

We now also have a large double bedroom and a single room with private use of a bathroom offered on a B&B basis on the ground floor, year round.

The Quinta Escondida makes a wonderful base for exploring central Chile, and is also an excellent place to relax before and after more strenuous trips to the Atacama Desert or Patagonia. For those needing to improve their fitness prior to hiking the Andes, the nearby national park in the coastal range around La Campana Mountain is ideal preparation.

The Mediterranean climate of the Limache Valley has always been famous for its vegetables, but in recent times, it has also become known for its centers of yoga and meditation, dance and music, as well a a major anthroposophical venture based at the local Rudolf Steiner School.

Your host has spent over 25 years travelling the world, but South America is her passion and she is an excellent source of information on all things touristic in Chile.

Keywords: historic house; fully furnished apartment; country house;

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
Single mother travelling with two kids really enjoyed the pool and trampoline, and meeting the hosts.
Mar 2011
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Natascha Scott-Stokes

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Natascha Scott-Stokes established herself as an independent traveller in 1989, when she became the first woman to travel the length of the Amazon River, from its Maranon source to the sea off Brazil. She is the author of several travel books and guide books, and also biography. Running a tourism business is her idea of fun and she loves welcoming visitors to her beautiful home she shares with her teenage sons, whose father hails from Montreal/Canada.

Natascha Scott-Stokes purchased this apartment in 2008

It was simply love at first sight. The Quinta Escondida is unique and the opportunity to live here is a privilege. We also adore the views across the valley and the hiking in La Campana National Park.

A great asset is enjoying the benefits of a small country estate, yet being five minutes walk from the main supermarket in town, and also within easy reach of the the urban delights of Santiago, Valparaiso and Vina del Mar . You do not need to rent a car to explore from here, because public transport is easy and extensive. The property is completely private and ideal for those who want to relax in peace. The owner's personal library is a great source of literature in English, Spanish, German and French, as well as many guide books. The tourism information available to visitors is unrivalled.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Quinta Escondida: the Countryside in Town and a Home from Home
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
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Quinta Escondida: the Countryside in Town and a Home from Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p350506vb
0056-9-84180531
Valparaiso Chile
USA
5

COMFY RESPITE

  • 5 of 5
This was a nice, quiet getaway from Santiago and near a national park with good hikes. Natasha was easy to communicate with, flexible, and helpful but in no way intrusive. We used the self-service apartment and enjoyed the fall avacados, grapes and parsimmons. All were delicious. We had our 6 year old daughter along, who is not a pet person, but she loved the dogs. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet getaway, some nice hikes, or a stay a bit away from Vina or Valpariaso. There is not much to do in the town of Lemeche, itself, but still a few good resturants, a nice town square/plaza, and friendly folk.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Quinta Escondida: the Countryside in Town and a Home from Home
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Valparaiso Chile
Santa Fe, NM, USA
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME – AND MUCH MORE

  • 5 of 5
On short notice we decided to spend a month in Chile and were looking for a place that was affordable for our budget, offered spacious living quarters not to feel claustrophobic, had a full kitchen to to stay on our special diet, and be a good base for excursions to Santiago, the wine region, and the ocean. We found Quinta Escondido and our hostess Natascha, and found a lot more than we could have dreamed of.
A large and comfortable apartment on top of Natascha’s house, a large and fully equipped kitchen, a sunny terrace overlooking a swimming pool nestled amidst a huge garden full with organic fruits and herbs, and most important a knowledgeable and very helpful hostess – “we came as guests and we left as friends” maybe the best description.
At first sight Limache looks like a non-descript town, but if you talk to Natascha for even a few minutes you get introduced to all the hidden treasures, starting from the organic market at the local Waldorf School, a selection of small cafes and restaurants hiding in the side streets, the Chilean-Italian club where local families gather for true Italian food, the large Sunday market, to the Yoga studio in the same building and the amazing healer Rosa Puga practicing there. And if anything unusual and interesting happens in Limache, like a free live concert by the famous Inti-Illimani, you can be assured that Natascha let’s you know.
Limache is perfectly located and can serve as an excellent base camp for many excursions. Valparaiso can be reached by a 45-minute metro ride, Santiago is easily reachable by Pullman buses, and a nearby national park (reachable by public transportation) offers challenging and very rewarding day hikes. And Natascha is always there to point out time schedules, places to go, things to see. During our trip we went to Santiago several times, staying overnight when the last return bus was a bit too early for the events we wanted to attend, we shuttled down to Valparaiso many times, mostly just for day trips, and we took 5 days off from Limache to fly to the Atacama desert to visit a friend and take in the amazing vistas of that area. And when we returned, it was like coming home.
We only rented a car to visit the Cassablanca Wine Valley. Here having a car afforded us to set our own schedule and spend long times at the most interesting estates rather than being raced from one place to the next, allowing us to go well beyond the basic tastings at Casa del Bosque and Emiliana Winery.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Quinta Escondida: the Countryside in Town and a Home from Home
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Valparaiso Chile
4

EASY ACCESS FROM AIRPORT, GOOD LOCATION

  • 4 of 5
The accommodation is large, quiet and easily accessible from Santiago and centrally located as related to Valparaiso and Vino Del Mar.
Host is helpful and friendly.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Quinta Escondida: the Countryside in Town and a Home from Home
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Valparaiso Chile
Tofino BC, Canada
5

A SLICE OF HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
We picked this property as we were looking for something quiet, relaxing and peaceful after the first two weeks of our chile excursion. The pictures and description of Quinta Escondida were perfect and just what we were looking for. We were not disappointed, everything was as we expected and better. The apartment was spacious and bed comfortable, we were able to cook all our own meals (chiliean food is rather boring and bland) and enjoy the swimming pool in the heat of the afternoon. Quinta Escondida was the perfect home base for us, Valpariso and Vina are easily accessible with the Metro in about 1/2 hour from Limache. Natascha was very helpful with giving us directions and places she suggested we should see and avoid. We spend the last 6 nights of of our chile trip at Quinta Escondida, what a beautiful ending to a wonderful vacation. Many precious memories for my husband and I.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Quinta Escondida: the Countryside in Town and a Home from Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p350506vb
0056-9-84180531
Valparaiso Chile
5

BEAUTIFUL AND CHARMING APARTMENT AND THE BEST MASSAGE OF MY LIFE

  • 5 of 5
My only negative comment is that the photgraphs do not do the place justice. I am a bossy elder daughter and it's often the case that I find myself wishing I owned a business or hotel because I think I can do a better job. But she does a perfect job. Not that everything is awkwardly perfect. It's relaxed and private and comfortable. We stayed in the self catering apartment. I plan to return.
I had three sessions with the massage therapist. I have had professional massages enough ro know that Rosa is beyond amazing. The quality of her attention - wow! No sense of her being on automatic like some massage people. If she were near me I'd go see her once a week.
Public transportation very convenient. Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar are practically local. And an inexpensive bus to Santiago is not quick but is easy enough.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Quinta Escondida: the Countryside in Town and a Home from Home
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0056-9-84180531
Valparaiso Chile
5

GREAT PLACE!!

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend and i spent six glorious days here. Natascha was the perfect host, she is very knowledgeable about the area and Chile in general, so it was nice to know that she could advise us on things to do, places to see. To be honest there is not much in Limache itself but it is an ideal base for exploring the area. We spent hours just relaxing by the pool and sitting on our own private balcony with a few cold drinks....bliss!! So, if your looking for a base close to Santiago, Valparaiso etc i would wholeheartedly recommended the "Quinta", and i for sure will visit again.
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Santiago
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Limache Metro Station
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Con Con
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Plaza
Nearest Ski
98 Miles
Portillo
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Plaza
Car: not necessary

Trips to vineyards, beaches, the capital, rural rodeos and special places in central Chile can be arranged.

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Valparaiso Apartment Rental Rates

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All year
Dec 1 2014 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$120
$720
$2,160
 
 
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2 night minimum stay
$120
$720
$2,160
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $150
50% of total due confirms a reservation.
CANCELLATIONS
A sixty-day (60) notice is required for cancellation.
Cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the agreed arrival date will incur no penalty.
Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, made within 60 days of arrival, forfeit the full advance payment.
Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent paid.
Notes Stay a week get a free day. Stay a month get a free week.
NOTE: 5.5% fee is added to PayPal deposits

MONTHLY RESERVATION CANCELLATIONS
Monthly renters must cancel 90 days prior to the agreed arrival date; failure to do so incurs forfeiture of the full advance payment. Monthly renters who make a change that results in a shortened stay must request those changes at least 90 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Valparaiso Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Stove
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Additional single sofabed available.
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
Century old fruit orchard with avocado, apples, peaches, apricots, plums, pears, pomegranate, grapes, quince and almonds; many wonderful places to enjoy the sun or shade; library containing over 1000 books; unique house in authentic rural town with easy metro connections to UNESCO listed city of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar beach town; 2hrs from international airport and Santiago; 10km from La Campana National Park for beautiful hiking in coastal mountains; kids playground available; British owner speaks English, Spanish, German, and basic French.
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