|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
Nestled in a private resort and overlooking an expanse of ocean and sky, you will find a retreat from the hectic life, appreciation for the earth’s beauty, deep rest and re-invigoration in Punta del Este, Uruguay.
This welcoming mediterranean-style villa exudes simple yet sophisticated elegance with comfort and functionality equal to its beauty and charm. Whether dining on one of the exquisite terraces, reclining by the pool, or cuddling up by the fireplace, you will be perfectly at home.
Available all year, this extremely spacious villa has 4 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (sleep 8 to 10) plus an additional service room adjacent to the kitchen that can sleep an additional 2 more w/ en suite bathroom. The house is equipped w/ modern appliances in the kitchen, large screen HD TV with DirecTV services in the playroom, wireless internet access, air conditioning, floor-heating in all bathrooms, outdoor bar-b-q and 2 covered parking spaces. The property has over 400 square meters (~4000 sq. feet) of living space and is located in a private resort which includes its own friendly maid service, concierge and security staff.
Guests also have access to a larger common pool, tennis courts, and work-out facility on site. Nearby, guests can also find equestrian entertainment, fine dining, and world class shopping.
Keywords: villa, vacation complex, beach front home, beach front house, casa, Punta Ballena, Portezuelo, luxurious, Punta del Este, Uruguay
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
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.
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).
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
Spacious, beautiful home, in a gorgeous setting, with breathtaking views, tastefully decorated, and well equipped. Great pool and terraces. Hard to leave! Located in a safe and pleasant area of Punta Ballena, very close to famous Casapueblo, with quick access to a beautiful beach, and only a short and interesting drive along the coast to Punta del Este's amenities. Loved it.
What a beatiful home and setting. We had 7 adults very comfortably enjoy the property. Gorgeous mainlevel patio and outside dining. All of the amenities one needs including wifi, TV, BBQ, pool, daily maid service, beach chairs and towels,and a fabulous home cooked meal from a local cook. The owner was quite responsive and very helpful with planning, suggestions, etc. The property and Punta Del Este are a must-experience! Helps to know some espanol!
We enjoyed this wonderful and beautiful large villa-We were 7 adults and we had plenty of space. The BarBQ and outside area is fantastic for dinner and drinks.
The sunsets are also unforgettable.
Excellent service and I highly recommend.
Estive na casa do Sr. Carlos Ramon no carnaval com minha família e amigos e ficamos impressionados e apaixonados por cada pedacinho da casa. Deixo meu depoimento aqui com o maior prazer pois passei momentos maravilhosos com meus familiares. Inicialmente, por se tratar de um contrato realizado pela internet, tive receio por não ter contato direto com o proprietário, apenas contato por e-mail, mas o Sr. Carlos é uma pessoa extremamente gentil, paciente, solícita e super atenciosa, pensou em cada detalhe para agradar os seus visitantes e deixá-los seguros quanto a locação da casa. No contrato que o mesmo envia aos clientes já se percebe todo o nível de atenção que tem para com os contratantes, desde de deixar todos os itens que a casa possui bem descriminados a ter o cuidado em dar dicas turísticas da região, como bons restaurantes e locais a serem visitados.
Sobre a casa, ela é bem mais do que está nas fotos, a decoração é aconchegante e a casa possui várias amenidades. A vista da casa é sensacional, a villa foi construída sobre rochas em um local privilegiado, e o pôr-do-sol é o maior destaque, e este era o momento imperdível do dia. Os quartos são amplos e completos, quando chegamos estava tudo preparado, com toalhas no banheiro, roupas de camas e até flores na sala. Todos os dias iam 02 camareiras fazer a limpeza da casa. A cozinha é perfeita, possui diversos os acessórios e muito mais. Está a disposição uma maravilhosa cafeteira, muitas opções de copos, taças, talheres, pratos, panelas, acessórios diversos para cozinha, inúmeros eletrodomésticos que são muito úteis.
A casa ainda conta com uma sala ampla de estar com lareira, uma sala linda de jantar com vista para o Rio da Prata, uma parrillera com uma mesa de apoio para jantar na área externa, uma piscina, cadeiras de sol, bicicleta, entre outros.
Um item muito importante hoje em dia é a segurança e por se tratar de um complexo, você tem segurança 24h. O complexo em si conta com uma quadra de tênis, uma piscina grande, acesso a uma praia particular e uma pequena academia.
Resumindo, passei uma estadia maravilhosa e inesquecível e com toda a certeza voltarei a casa do Sr. Carlos e recomendo a qualquer pessoa que deseje conhecer Punta Del Este.
This villa exceeded our expectations! It is beautifully decorated with every amenity possible. The views from every terrace and window are simply gorgeous. We stayed here during a trip from the US to Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, and the villa and Punta del Este were our favorites. The owner is fantastic to work with - so responsive and extremely helpful with recommendations for dining and other things to do and see in Punta del Este. He arranged for a chef to cook for us one night as well. We will definitely be back!
We are open to favorable rates to guests who reserve a block of days to utilize during the year.