About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
1 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 3-4.
The Navigator´s Nook apartment sits on the coast of Chile overlooking the Pacific Ocean with views of the Coastal and Andes Mts. Playa La Boca and the Aconcagua River. Located in in the town of Con Con. Neighboring cities include Viña del Mar and Valparaiso. Access to the area either in your own car or by public transportation is quite efficient and easy.
The Nook is very clean and secure.
The kitchen is well equipped.
The Nook has high quality Cable TV and Wi Fi.
Towels and linens are provided. There is one parking spot.
There are two levels. The first is at street level and includes a half bath, Kitchen and living dinning area. There is a small deck. The lower lever is access by a circular stairway. There is the master bedroom with a comfortable king sized bed. The master bath has a shower and bathtub. There is a large deck off the bedroom.
Apartment is very well insulated, with a northern exposure taking advantage of passive solar energy that keeps it cool in summer and warmer in winter.
There is also access to a garden area.
The Nook is a excellent apartment for either using as a base and traveling the area o just hanging out on the deck, watching the Ocean and beach and enjoying the day with a glass of fine Chilean wine or beer and maybe an Asado (BBQ).
Con Con has been a small fishing village since it's foundation in 1542. It has grown in the past years to become a small city yet it still maintains it's small town attitude and style in most areas. There are many possibilities for practicing different sports or going on different outings. Due to it's location it has access to the whole coast, the inland agricultural sector, and the Coastal and Andes Mountains. All within a days reach or less.
La Boca beach and the Aconcagua river outlet and estuary are a short walk. The area has great surfing and other aquatic sports. There are horses for rent at the beach.
There are many restaurants in Con Con. Being a coastal town the majority of restaurants specialize in seafood. Just down the hill there are many places that serve Chilean empanadas, a favorite with the natives.
Viña del Mar is a short distance by car or bus. It´s become a very International cosmopolitan city with big shopping centers, hotels and restaurants. There are also some nice walks along the beach and coast.
Valparaiso is just beyond Viña to the south. It´s a UNESCO World heritage City with many historical buildings, nooks and crannies and museums to explore. Valparaiso is truly a fascinating city.
We are close to two major wine growing areas. The Casablanca Valley and the Aconcagua Valley. Casablanca has numerous wineries and restaurants for tasting and grommet food.
La Campaña National Park is located inland, with good hikes and climbs.
Cachagua and Zapallar are beautiful beaches just up the coast to the north.
Most people that stay here agree that those are nice places to explore but they like getting out of the bigger more crowed cities of Viña and Valparaiso and getting back to their home away here in Con Con.
The Nook rents as a Vacation Rental but can also be rented for longer term. Please inquire for prices and information.
Mark E Smith
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- english, spanish, portuguese
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- Mar 11, 2018
About Mark E Smith
I was originally born in California. I grew up there and graduated from San Diego State University in 1986. I started working in South America in 1991, first came to Chile in 1994 and moved here in 1995. Since then I've been working in real estate designing and construction. I also take people on customized tours such as surfing and bird watching. We live in one of the six apartments here at Con Con Bay.
Mark E Smith purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Mark E Smith chose Concón
This is a fantastic area with many possibilities.
Local Services & Businesses
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect Coastal Location
Staying at the Navigator's Nook in Concon was a perfect location to enjoy local beach and surrounding areas. The view overlooking the beach, close proximity to other beaches, Valparaiso, Vina del Mar and short walking distance into town was ideal. The owner, Mark was there to greet us with info for local places to shop and other sights nearby. It was a great place to stay as our first stop in Chile!
Beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean
If you're looking for a perfect place to enjoy the Chilean coast, The Navigator's Nook is a great choice. Mark and Pamela were delightful hosts, helpful in every way. We loved looking out over the sea whether it was from the first or second floor balconies. The sound of the waves were the perfect way to start and end the day. It is well located, just a short walk down the hill and you're on the beach. Grocery stores were nearby, the local market sells delicious local fruits and vegetables. We visited the Case Blanca and Aconcagua wine valleys, which were about one to two hours away by car. Shower had plenty of hot water, the bed was firm, the kitchen had gas stove and roomy refrigerator. Highly recommended.
Great view and location in a beautiful seaside town!
We thoroughly enjoyed our five night stay at the Nook. The view from every room, window and deck is outstanding! My wife and I were looking for a quiet spot to relax after travelling in South America for two months, and this place was perfect. We could relax on the decks and watch the surfers and the beach, and yet Concon is just around the corner from a spectacular 45 minute local bus ride along the Pacific to both Vina deal Mar and Valparaiso that costs less than $2 per person.
Nice restaurants and friendly people.
Mark and Pamela were very helpful, particularly in taking care of a few issues on our arrival (the coffee maker and the hot water initially didn't work - but they were immediately replaced or repaired), and in orienting us to Concon.
The Nook's location is unbeatable, on the cliff right above the south end of the beach, with an uninterrupted view. There is a farmers market about ten minutes away that is open on Wednesday and Saturday, a supermarket, panateria and everything else available within a ten minute walk.
The only thing that makes this a four star rather than a five star rating is that the place could use a bit of TLC. The faucets are loose and hard to turn off, some of the lights were burned out, some of the kitchen cupboards were loose on their hinges, and things like the Venetian blinds were pretty dusty, but for us these didn't offset our enjoyment of this great little hideaway!
We loved it and would definitely recommend it for people who want to chill in a beautiful Chilean beachside town?
Amazing Place, Amazing Owner
The place has an amazing Balcony. There's nothing better for the price/quality. The owner, Mark is a cool californian entrepreneur, thus we really got along. Near grocery stores, and little restaurants. Near Surf Shops, and Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar which are full of activities. Would definetly recommend.
This apartment is probably best suited for budget travelers who want to be close to Concon. Great view and breezes. Owner is friendly, easy walk to beach. Neighborhood is safe (though we had a bag stolen from our locked car at a nearby overlook) and the kitchen contains essential cutlery, pots,pans etc. Biggest complaint is that the apt is tired and could use a good clean.
Perfect Location for Chilean Coast Exploration
This was our first trip to Chile and our first place to stay after landing in Santiago. It was a great learning experience to arrive in a country with little language skills and get out to Con Con via bus to Vina Del Mar and then a taxi to the Navigators Nook. The place was clean, secure and just as advertised. Mark the owner/manager arranged for our arrival and was extremely informative about the sights, sounds and history of Chile as well as the area. We loved the decks overlooking the beach and the short walk to the downtown Con Con area or to the Bus Station.
This location was away from the hustle and bustle of Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso, but close enough to catch the bus for a short, exhilarating and economical trips into those cities for exploration and shopping. We visited Pablo Neruda's house in Valparaiso as well as the museums and immersed ourselves in the Chilean Beach culture. We also shopped in Vina Del Mar and ate at many restaurants and bars with historical significance.
During our 8 day stay in the area we also ate at the local empanada establishments (Las Delicious for one) and some fine dining without taking a taxi.
We will definitely return to Chile and stay in the Navigators Nook and recommend that you do the same. Loved it.
Con Con meaning Water Water in the indigenous language is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Aconcagua River. The apartments are located in Old Con Con which is the more bohemian area with small businesses and restaurants located through out the neighborhood. The closest beach is named La Boca because the north end of the beach is the mouth of the Aconcagua River. The neighborhood next to the beach and river also called La Boca. This area is famous for it's Empanadas with many locals offering many varieties. There are also numerous restaurants offering a variety of food. Small markets with fresh fruit and fish available. Two blocks away there is a beautiful square (park) with numerous trees, grassy areas and some play structures. Further up at Calle Santa Margarita is another area with small markets selling fresh bread (Carmensita) and fruit stands. The local farmers market takes place on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at the far end of Calle Siete. Other Activities: Surfing, Shopping, Kayaking Boating, Shelling, Birding.
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