|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Your cares and worries will melt away as you bask in the warmth and ambiance of this lovely bed and breakfast. Relax in one of our beautiful guest room, with its own private bathroom. Tours of the Wine Country and Valparaiso are just some of the attractions that await you.
ChilePlace Bed and Breakfast is located in the beautiful Casablanca Valley, minutes from wineries and Valparaiso.
We offer transportation from and to Santiago, hotels and airport
Other amenities include Internet access, laundry, and tours of the area, and delicious home made meals.
Keywords: Wine, Valparaiso, Inn, Lodging, Chile, Tours, Countryside, Wine Country,
'Spending time traveling inspired us to help other travelers find a lodging alternative and tours of Chile. We started ChilePlace to provide a welcoming place with all the comforts of home and personalized tours at a reasonable cost.' Gloria Renard and Hector Castro
Gloria Renard purchased this farmhouse in 2004
We decided to live here in the countryside more than 20 years ago, for its unique atmosphere, calm and beauty and its perfect location. We are just 20 minutes driving from Casablanca Wineries and 25 minutes from Valparaiso. Santiago airport is about 1 hour from La Retuca.
We just receive more than 2 persons when they are friends or family, to guarantee our personalized cares. My husband Hector and I will be your guide and drivers and we'll love to cook for you around a bottle of wine.
We also will be glad to figure out with you the best tour options, according to your main interests. We both speak Spanish , English, French and Hector speaks fluently Italian as well.
I usually don't write reviews but this was a truly wonderful experience. I'll start by saying that we had plane issues and arrived after dark. I did not arrange for a transfer but Hector met us at the airport anyway and offered to drive our rental car so that we would not have any trouble getting to this beautiful country home. He took the bus and even hitched a ride part of the way to get there so that we would not be inconvenienced. That's over 100 km! Not many hosts would do that! Gloria had dinner waiting for us and it was after midnight. Once there, the meals, wine, company, and warmth were out of this world. Hector and Gloria are both very good cooks and there is always good wine around. Wine, cheese and conversation before dinner was the norm and was always excellent. Their knowledge of the area is great and all of their suggestions were perfect. Just tell them what you want to do and see and they will plan a perfect day for you. I highly recommend them regardless of your age or interests. They know Chile. I didn't know we had family in Chile but am now very glad we do! Thanks for everything
We had asked Gloria and Hector to help us to experience the real Chile.... that's what we got... beyond our best expectations! They picked us up from our Airbnb in Santiago and pointed out the various sights and background stories as we made our way to their home in La Retuca. We visited many different areas... a farmer's market, wonderful wineries, a tour of Valparaiso including a train ride from Quilpue, Isla Negra, and many other sights along the way. We saw the countryside and heard its history.
Gloria and Hector's home is warm and comfortable.... out of the tourist areas, but well situated to visit those areas after a short drive. Their home prepared breakfasts and dinners are super.... and if you like organic, this is the place for you! Did I mention Pisco sours on the porch!!! Lots of fresh air, fresh food, and wonderful conversation!
Always heed their advice.... they are very familiar with the area, and will guide you to the best places. We couldn't imagine trying to find the places by ourselves, or trying to navigate the winding streets of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar on our own. Also, they gave us advice on joining our cruise ship which worked perfectly.... no lines! And, they even put us in contact with a wonderful couple who gave us a very special tour of Lima..... there's no substitute for good people who only want you the have the best possible experience!
The only bad thing was leaving.... we only wish we had met Gloria and Hector a long time ago... it's good to say that we have friends in Chile!
Gloria and Hector are the best.... if you have a special request, just ask them....
We recently stayed at Gloria and Hector's home. We had a nice time in their rustic country house. We enjoyed the solitude and the hospitality. They are the sweetest couple who put a lot of effort into our stay. They are very happy to talk about Chile, politics, their children, etc. They offered to take us on a wine tasting day to 4 of their favorite wineries. I think we had slightly different expectations for wine tasting. They didn't make tasting reservations at any of them, instead giving us their own tour and at one saying we shouldn’t taste there and we only saw it for the view. The next day they took us on a tour of Valparaiso to show us their favorite little boutiques (which were wonderful.) They have a laid back style which is different from other professional tours we have taken. This would be a good stay if you had your own transportation or wanted to have your itineraries planned for you. We have subtracted a star due to the fact that we felt very unsafe being driven by them which added a layer of stress to what should have been a relaxing weekend.
What an experience. We have loved every moment of our time spent with Gloria and Hector.
They welcome you into their home with open arms and hearts.
Our little sanctuary is comfortable and homey.
Wonderful tour guides, amazing cooks,
You come as strangers and leave as family.
I will be sad to leave behind my new Chilean friends.
Much love and gratitude
So glad we found Hector and Gloria's B&B. Even before we arrived, Gloria was warm and welcoming, and we loved the property's orchards, charming bedroom, and peaceful location. They met us with pisco sours, gave directions for an evening walk, and served a delicious dinner (with perfect wines and great conversation) when we returned. Had the best night's sleep ever. As other reviewers say, too, Gloria and Hector are more than perfect hosts--they're like old friends with an incredible wealth of knowledge and extraordinary generosity of spirit. Just a couple of examples (could give many more): they advised us (correctly) not to drive our car into Valparaiso for a busy holiday weekend--instead, they generously and cheerfully drove us to our next hotel themselves! And after learning that we were having trouble finding a Thanksgiving turkey in Santiago, Gloria called around, found a rotisería near our apartment that would roast one for us, and sent us the details. And this was AFTER we'd left! So glad we had the privilege of meeting them and staying in their beautiful house, and hope to return.
I should have written a review long ago about how amazing our visit was with Gloria and Hector! My boyfriend and I went in February and had such a wonderful time. The pictures do not justice to how beautiful and welcoming their home is. So cozy and so relaxing and we could not have asked for better hosts! They were so accommodating and helpful with everything. We were taken to phenomenal vineyards, had a beautiful time in Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. If you are wine drinkers and love Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir this is the place to be! They know the perfect spots to take you! Thank you for all the wonderful memories and hopefully we can make another trip sooner than later!
Tours of wineries and Valparaiso
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Rates are p/night per 2 persons