Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
- english, french, spanish, portuguese
About Carlos Ramon
We are a very international family with three young kids. We have lived in Brazil, Chile and France, and we currently live in Palo Alto (Silicon Valley), California.
Carlos Ramon purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Carlos Ramon chose Punta Ballena
I am a native Uruguayan, married to an American. We wanted to maintain close ties with our family in Uruguay and have a home that could fit us all under one roof. Our home in Punta del Este has become our beautiful retreat from the fast-paced world and our 'home away from home.' Because we cannot travel there as often as we'd like to during the year, we've decided to open it up for other families to enjoy, allowing more to become familiar with this beautiful country.
What makes this Villa unique
We arrive to a freshly prepared home w/ clean linens immediately ready to enjoy. We always utilize the friendly maid service to make our stay even more comfortable and have even hired a cook to assist us. In the mornings, we drive a few minutes to the local bakery for freshly baked biscochos and the daily news and return home to enjoy our breakfast while gazing out over the bay and ocean. My wife works out in the gym before we head to the beach by walking down to the solarium and wading through the water. While at the beach the family enjoys walking, reading, playing soccer, and swimming, but we usually end the day with a quick dip in our own private pool, counting all the yachts that have docked in the bay. Around dusk, we gather on the upper patio to applaud the sunset before dinner, which is often an asado (grill) of meats or fish. The trip would not be complete without a trip to La Pataia, a small dairy farm (15 minute drive) complete with a petting zoo, horse back riding, and an outdoor cafe for a pancake of dulce de leche and cafe con leche. The kids adore this. WE also often hire a tennis coach for the kids and enroll them in equestrian classes. We have our favorite restaurants in Punta del Este (10 minute drive), Lo de Terre and L'Aubere, for fine dining and many pizzerias or local fresh seafood restaurants for more casual meals with the entire family. Afterwards we stroll downtown, window shopping, and finish the evening at the favorite ice cream store Freddo's where most of us choose a generous scoop of dulce de leche granizado flavored gelatto. You can find families strolling the beach walk until 1:00 in the morning, but we are usually in bed by then. From our home, you can take short excursions to Jose Ignacio beach (modern yet rustic beach resort 45 minutes away), Colonia (a historical, quaint town 3 hours away), downtown Montevideo (1hour drive), and even Buenos Aires (a 45 minute flight from the local airport).
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 12
Could not be better
Fully appointed house with everything you could want for a great stay. Host is friendly and helpful. Highly recommended
Awesome Home, Excellent Location
The home was very spacious and described very well. Carlos was very informative and easy to communicate with for any question. He provided us with an extensive list of Restaurants, tourist sights etc which was incredibly helpful. We had a fabulous time and wish we could have stayed longer.
Dear Dwight & family! it was a pleasure to have you as guests in our villa. We are so happy that our villa made your 1st trip to Uruguay a delightful time! It is a special place and hopefully the 1st of many visits to our country! Kindest regards, Laurie & Carlos Ramon
Beautiful villa, perfectly decorated. So comfortable with just the right mix of communal and private spaces for groups. Breathtaking views. The owner is so kind and helpful. Wonderful vacation!
Thank you Pamela for your kind words! So happy that you all had a great time in Punta del Este and our villa was a small part of it! Have a wonderful rest of your 2019! The Ramon Family
Tarantula, scorpion, filth and more but his kindness wants to refund 20% of the rental cost.
Beautiful location with a very sensitive owner. He is more concerned with his feelings over the cleanliness and safety of guests.
Gas leak, live tarantula, scorpion and other crawlers along with bathroom with someone’s hair and dirt. We spent four hours cleaning the house and then had to wash every dish, utensil, glass we used and cleaned the refrigerator.
However, he spent a lot of time and emails prior to traveling to inform us of where things are and what to do.
Beautiful house with amazing views
We had a wonderful time at the house. Carlos (the owner) even called us from California to make sure we were settling in nicely. He gave us lots of suggestions for restaurants and things to do in the area. The house, unlike lots of rentals we have stayed in, feels like a home, beautifully decorated with comfortable furniture and beautiful paintings on the walls. We especially enjoyed watching the sunsets from the spacious balcony looking out over a stunning view of the water. The house is in a great location, a 5 minute drive to the beach or a 15 minute walk, and about 15 minutes from the centre of Punta Del Este. If in the area again we would definitely stay here again