Unforgettable Eco Escape and Adventure in a gorgeous setting, surrounded by Andes Mountains, overlooking Rio Maipo, in harmony with nature, soul nurturing experience at our beautiful villa in the foothills of the Andes. We have three houses on the property, Casa Grande, La Casita and Casa Azul. Hiking, trekking, rafting, horseback riding while breathing the finest mountain air and enjoying amazing views then have wonderful massages, prepare food in our Chef's Kitchen, enjoy a glass of Chilean wine, and swim in our huge pool, at night StarGaze at the amazing Southern Skies. And all just 50 kilometers from Santiago, in the quaint hamlet of San Alfonso,
Great for family reunions, weddings, honeymoons, special events. Try our new Wine Cellar / Game Room for private wine and food tastings! We can arrange van/driver for private tours of the Valle de Maipo wineries.
Spa Services: Massage, Natural and Organic Chef Services
Beautifully decorated with lots of rustic charm, LA CASA GRANDE has luxury amenities, WiFi, air conditioning/ heating, cotton linens, gardens filled with flowers and fruit trees , huge pool, decks and gazebo. BBQ Quincho (our local chef can prepare a typical Chilean Asado), pick fruits from our luscious gardens, picnic or relax in a hammock down by the River. Walk on our garden paths.
Casa Grande - Avid cooks will really enjoy our new Professional Kitchen (with Double Door Frig, DW, Professional Stove, MIcrowave) Living Room w/ Stone Wood- Burning Fireplace, 2 Decks overlooking the Andes, the pool and The Maipo River. 3 Beautiful BR, (one king, two queens) decorated with high count cotton linens, 2 Full Baths.
La Casita - (HomeAway #3621035) SO ROMANTIC! Fall asleep to the sounds of the River. Full Kitchen, 2BR (one queen, 2 twins), 1 1/2 baths, two decks overlooking the Maipo River and lush gardens. Can be booked separately.
Experience life in a typical Chilean village surrounded by a wonderland of adventure, spectacular horseback riding, hike to see the condors, whitewater rafting, fishing, kayaking, trekking, sky viewing, natural hot springs, world class restaurants. Van tours of famous Maipo Valley wineries can be arranged! Skiing is nearby at Laguillas Ski Center.
'A One of a Kind Vacation'
Some comments from our guests:: Villa Tunquen, the beach-front villa , has a sister. Villa Puertazul is actually two beautiful houses, tucked into the mountainous Chilean village of San Alfonso. This is Cajon del Maipo, a Garden of Eden for adventure travelers.
The villas sit on the banks of River Maipo, a Class 4 rafting river, for those whitewater aficionados out there. If you prefer your adrenaline served chilled, you can head to the neighboring Lagunillas Ski Center, or arrange to be dropped by helicopter at some of the more remote ski spots. Nearby are thermal baths, glacial lakes and volcanoes to trek to –
Owner Judy also can help you arrange Andes tours on foot or horseback to help their guests learn about the Chilean eco-systems. She says don’t miss riding into the Andes to view the condors. “In Puertazul we love to hike, horseback ride and star-gaze,“The skies are amazingly clear and the southern constellations are outrageous!
'After all that adventure, you’re going to want to relax. Good thing Maipo is also known for its wineries. The villas are close to several of Chile’s famous vineyards. Theyr can help you get familiar with the local wines by arranging tasting tours or private wine parties at the villa.
Like Villa Tunquen, Villa Puertazul was built with sustainability in mind. The stucco is local and made from mud and native plants by local craftspeople, as is most of the furniture. Beautiful stone fireplace and wood burning stove provide lots of romance and 100% cotton linens and towels pamper guests’ bodies and souls.
To pamper our stomachs, Villa Puertazul’s chef makes the best empanadas, organic bread and quiches made from local cheeses and vegetables. (She’s also been known to whip up outrageous cakes and pies or create feasts from local fish and great Chilean BBQ. We enjoyed it all accompanied by a great local guitarist!
Comments: Villa Puertazul! What a great place to stay. A wonderful place to relax and enjoy the
pool, views, sounds of the river and wonderful gardens.
Nancy is a great cook and very accommodating. Lemon pie – sweet! Quiche de Verduras delivered fresh, hot & early for breakfast. Also, her empanadas were scrumptious as well. We made our way to Banos Colinas and soaked in the salt water hot springs. What a treat, luxuriating whilst taking in the splendor
of the Andes. Chile – a fabulous place. H&S, BC, Canada
I’m nor sure what refugio means in Chilean Spanish. But Puertazul for us is a Refuge… A retreat into a welcoming luxuriant garden, comfortable home, the Now accustomed sound of rushing water, time to read, dine, reflect, doze…We love the fresh morning air, lazy warm afternoons, evening paseos, flowers, We baked, barbecued, Sauteed, and sauced….And then there is smiling, incomparable NANCY, housekeeper 'extraordinaire'!
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