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The Navigators Nook, Overlooking The Pacific, Con Con, Chile.

Mark E Smith

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Mark E Smith

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2015
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The Navigators Nook, Overlooking The Pacific, Con Con, Chile.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Vina Del Mar Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 3-4.

This new apartment sits right on the coast of Chile in the town of Con Con. It has complete and unobstructed views of the ocean just off the deck. The Bay of Con Con, the Aconcagua river and the coastal mountains can all be seen. Access to and from the area either in your own car or by public transportation is quick and easy.

Completely gutted and rebuilt in 2009 using the best of materials. It was built to withstand seismic activity and built well above the Tsunami line. It was put to the test two weeks after completion with the earthquake and Tsunami had on 27 February 2010 and the apartment had zero damage. All window are vinyl double pane with UV protection. Apartment is very well insulated, with a northern exposure taking advantage of passive solar energy that keeps it cool in summer and much warmer in winter then most buildings here. Apartment is very clean and secure.

It has a very cozy woody feeling and the views of the ocean are intimate and unique. There are very few apartments in the area like this one.

Con Con has been a small fishing village since it's foundation in 1542. It has grown in the past years to become a small city yet it still maintains it's small town attitude and style in most areas. There are many possibilities for practicing different sports or going on different outings. Due to it's location it has access to the whole coast, the inland agricultural sector, and the Coastal and Andes Mountains. All within a days reach or less.

We are close to two major wine growing areas. The Casablanca Valley and the Aconcagua Valley. Casablanca has numerous wineries and restaurants for tasting and grommet food.

There are a tremendous amount of restaurants in Con Con from which to choose. Being a coastal town the majority of restaurants specialize in seafood.

Con Con is 20 min to half hour from Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso is on the other side of Vina, making it an easy trip into either one of those big cities either by car or bus.

Apartment rents as a Vacartion Rental. It can also be rented for longer term. Please inquire for prices and information.

The apartment is part of a greater complex of five existing apartments called Con Con Bay. There is a manager / maintenance man for the units.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mark E Smith (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2015

About Mark E Smith

I was originally born in California. I grew up there and graduated from San Diego State University in 1986. I started working in South America in 1991, first came to Chile in 1994 and moved here in 1995. I have been working in real estate along with quite a bit of designing and construction. I also take people on customized tours such as surfing and wine tours in and around the area. We live in one of the five apartments we have here at Con Con Bay.

Mark E Smith purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Mark E Smith chose Vina Del Mar

This is a fantastic area with many possibilities.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 11 traveler reviews

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The Navigators Nook, Overlooking The Pacific, Con Con, Chile.
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
4

Spectacular View

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 3 weeks and it was the perfect place for us. It is very clean and nice il decorated. The view is spectacular from any of the windows. We spent many hrs. On the large. D k on the bottom level, reading or watching all the people on the beach.We used the bus to get us to towns both south and north, we also really enjoyed all the fresh produce at the farmers market each We'd. and Sat. We speak little spanish found the chil lean people to be very helpful. Mark was veryeasy to book try. We would highly recommend the navigators nook.our accomadation and always got. Back to us prom

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Excellent prime view property for a great price!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our trip and everything from working with Mark to staying in the condo was great and easy! Mark was very accommodating and after a long trip, it was especially appreciated. The condo was exactly as the pictures showed from inside to outside. We loved having 2 decks and enjoyed sitting outside having wine in the sun overlooking the Pacific and watching birds and sea lions. It was a short walk to town and easy walk to area restaurants and other area beaches.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you here and are glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope your trip home went smoothly. Please come back and visit us here at Con Con Bay again when you can. All our best
5

Great stay in calm Concon

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Concon. The apartment was exactly as pictured, and conveniently located to the beach, a supermarket, and restaurants -- while still being removed enough from the overcrowded Vina del Mar to provide a relaxing time. Mark and his family were very helpful in giving us advice about things to do during our stay. The two balconies with views of the beach were perfect! We stopped at a few wineries in the Casablanca Valley region on the way back to Santiago, which I highly recommend as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We enjoyed having you here and hope you will come back soon. Glad you got to the wineries in Casablanca, they're some of the best around. Cheers Mark
4

Wonderful beach setting

  • 4 of 5

We had a delightful time at the Navigators look. It has a splendid beach view, is well furnished and very clean, everything worked well, and we loved the rustic knotty pine walls. It's a great area at the beach, a couple of blocks from a lot of restaurants which are down the hill. When we first got there we didn't have a car, and took buses (cheap and frequent) and taxis. ($30.00 to Vina). We rented a car and felt much more mobile. The coast road between Concon and Valparaiso is beautiful, and there are nice beaches and very good restaurants and its a great beach area. We were there in mid November which is fairly early spring. By summer I would imagine wall to wall people and traffic on the road.

Carlos and Isabella were helpful, friendly kind cheerful and attentive.

We enjoyed the apartment and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Sea side paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at some other nice places in Argentina on our trip, but our stay at the Navigators Nook in Con con Chile was the highlight of our trip. We hope to stay there again someday, and would definitely recommend it to anyone.

We arrived late at night, and the owner had arranged for his property manager to pick up up from the airport for a reasonable fee. We speak almost no spanish and the property manager speaks almost no english but he and his wife still did a great job of explaining the area to us and giving us recommendations. The apartment has incredible views from both floors, and when you open the sliding doors even a crack you can hear the waves crashing below, which was very relaxing. Our bed was very comfortable, and the kitchen was stocked with any pots, pans, plates, appliances etc. you might need. The wifi worked great, and we didn't try the TV. The balconies are very private. A Hairdryer and iron were provided. The location is perfect... Just a couple minutes walk down to hill to the beach strip, which has a bank, some produce stores, restaurants, an ice cream shop, and some surf schools. From there you can catch a bus that goes south along the ocean and will let you off at any beach, or anywhere else for that matter, between Con con and Vina del Mar. It only costs about 75 cents US (but you pay in pesos). Renaca is the next major town south and had a very nice beach. If you want to go to Valparaiso I think you can switch buses in Vina del Mar, but we switched to the subway there instead. Just as there as buses that follow the water, there are buses that use an inland route between Con con and Renaca that you can catch a block uphill (east) from the apartment, and it will take you to the Santa Isabel larger supermarket in Con con. Secreto restaurant is a very short walk away and was our favourite, but Amor y Sazon was also very good and is even closer.

The only thing they might be able to improve is the consistency of the hot water. There were 2 occasions where it got hot, and then ran cold for several minutes before getting hot again. It's not so bad it your expecting it and know that it will definitely get hot again, so just be patient. It definitely wasn't enough to put us off staying there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Cincinnati, OH
5

Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is exactly how it looks in the photos. The views are spectacular and don't disappoint. The beach is a quick 5 minute walk down a steepish hill, but be warned the water is quite chilly. Concon is about 20 minutes north of Vina del Mar, but it's not as busy and crowded so it's a nice seclusion. There is a park with a playground about 5 minute walk up the hill, and buses that can easily take you to Vina and Valparaiso very close for about $1. The owner, Mark, and his caretaker, Carlos, are super responsive and helpful. Upon request, they provided beach towels, power adapters and other things to make the stay more comfortable. They were also able to arrange for transfers from Valparaiso or Santiago, which helped make everything easier. They will work with you to make your stay a nice one.

One of our favorite activities there was watching the activity on the beach. There are always surfers trying to catch a wave, seagulls and pelicans trying to catch fish.

We didn't have a car and we managed. It would be nice to have a car to go to Zapallar or exploring, but you don't really need it if you will stay in Concon, Vina or Valparaiso.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Santaigo de Chile
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
50 yards
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
La Boca

Con Con meaning Water Water in the indigenous language is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Aconcagua River. The apartments are located in Old Con Con which is the more bohemian area with small businesses and restaurants located through out the neighborhood.

The closest beach is named La Boca because the north end of the beach is the mouth of the Aconcagua River. The neighborhood next to the beach and river also called La Boca. This area is famous for it's Empanadas with many locals offering many varieties. There are also numerous restaurants there offering a variety of food. Small markets with fresh fruit and fish available.

Walking up Calle Siete you pass a beautiful square with numerous trees, grassy areas and some play structures. Further up at Calle Santa Margarita is another area with small markets selling fresh bread (Carminsita) and fruit stands. The local farmers market takes place on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at the far end of Calle Siete.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing,

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Rates & Availability

From $90 Per night

Vina Del Mar Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
March
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$100
From
$110
Fri,Sat
$600
 
 
April
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$100
$550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
May, June, July, August, Sept.
May 1 2015 - Sep 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$90
$400
 
 
Nov. Dec 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$100
$550
 
 
Dec. Jan. Feb 2015-16
Dec 15 2015 - Feb 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
March 2016
Mar 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$100
$600
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
$500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes Rates are based upon double occupancy.
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Amenities

Vina Del Mar Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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