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).
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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
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.
Dear Guest, so glad that you had a wonderful visit to Punta del Este and that we were a small part of the magic of that part of the world! take good care, Carlos and Laurie
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!
Dear Tim and family, we are so delighted that our villa was part of your wonderful vacation to Uruguay and Argentina. We are blessed -indirectly - when our guests share that they had a wonderful time with their dear ones in our villa. Kind regards and the very best for 2015, Carlos and Laurie Ramon
You will love it!
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.
Dear Norma and guests,
We are so happy that you had a wonderful time. So delighted that you enjoyed the terrace areas! they are also our favorite during the sunset and some great B-B-Qs. take good care and we will love to welcome you all back! Carlos and Laurie Ramon