3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom (jacuzzi and shower), kitchen, and living room. 1 sofa bed and 4 single beds.
This apartment is located in the city center of Santa Cruz, Chile the heart of colchagua valley.
Use this apartment as your home base to explore the surrounding vineyards, cities, and restaurants. Vineyards within a 10 minute taxi or car ride include, montes, lapostolle, montgrass, vina santa cruz, estampa, los vacos, and many others.
It is also a 3 minute walk to casino colchagua and the city plaza.
There are three supermarkets within 500 meters of the apartment. The neighborhood is very safe, and me and my wife lived in this apartment for two years before moving to a house nearby. We now live 200 meters away from the apartment.
Now with Wifi! Please contact us if you are intested in renting this comfortable and clean home base.
I am an American Citizen living and working in Santa Cruz, Chile. I have lived in this area for 8 years. I am married to a local Chilean, and we have four daughters. I am fluent in Spanish, and I am available to help you set up a wonderful stay and make reservations at local wineries. I can even act as a chauffer-tour guide if you need one.
Ian Garrett purchased this apartment in 2004
My wife and I lived in this apartment for two years, and we now live 200 meters away. We have four daugthers and needed to move to a bigger house. This apartment is perfectly located in the downtown area, and is walking distance to the banks, supermarkets, restaurants, casino, and museum. Why choose this property? I am a native English speaker who has many contacts and can help you find your way through this Spanish speaking community.
Our apartment is a simple home base, a place where you can rest comfortably at night, and is near to all of the wineries of the area. We also have horseback rides and wine tours available to those who are interested.
This property is a "Don't Miss" stay if you're remotely considering this region or Chile. We have traveled extensively and found no better host than owner Ian. The apartment is clean, adjacent to town center, well equiped, comfortable and perfect base for exploring Colchagua Valley Wine region. The main bus station is around the corner and bus travel to "anywhere" is easy, inexpensive, comfortable and safe. Ian is a beyond gracious host who treated us like close friends/family. The tours he suggested and arranged were spot on and in our opinion "better" than any commercial tour provider could provide. His family is well connected in the area and his recomendations for area dining were five star. Not only was the food spectacular but we were several times introduced to the establishments owners and enjoyed not only excellent food, but gracious company and new friendships. If memorable food while dining in a vinyard interests you ... please consider.
This is kind of a tough review to write. Ian is such a helpful host - even prior to arrival - that it overshadows the actual unit. He assisted us with getting a car rental on the weekend in Vina del Mar (which is difficult). If you send him an email, he responds via email or a phone call almost immediately! Once at his unit, he helped us plan appropriate activities each day. We spent four days in the area, but I would have to say that 2-3 three would have been adequate. Ian offers an excellent horseback riding outing in the country from his family's ranch which lasts about half a day. Wine tasting afterwards fills that day. Then wine tasting again the next day completes the "must do's" of this area. A trip to Pichilemu is excellent but it would be better to actually spend a couple nights there rather than driving from Santa Cruz for the day.
Review of the unit:
Location: It is in Santa Cruz which is not a particularly nice town. However, it is very close to the major excellent wineries in the Colchagua Valley. The actual unit is upstairs over the shipping/receiving entrance to the super market Ian's family owns. So the facade is not very impressive. It also gets noisy from road noise and from deliveries starting fairly early in the morning.
Quality: We used two of the three bedrooms. The beds were comfortable. The unit was clean, but not spotless. The kitchen is very basic. You will not be able to cook actual meals.but there is a small refrigerator. There is comfortable seating in the living room and a nice dining room table. The bath room is large and modern.
After a couple days wine tasting here, head south. By far the best part of Chile is the Lake District and, possibly, Patagonia!
Ian was a very gracious host. The apartment is in a great location, and was very comfortable. The green paint on the walls is a little off-putting, but this apartment was an excellent value and Ian was more than accommodating. Highly recommended.
My friend and I stayed at Ian's apartment for 3 nights in November 2013. The apartment is well located, private and comfortable, but the highlight of the stay was actually Ian and the (English) wine tour he gave us. Both Ian and his apartment are highly recommended!
This is a great place to stay. It's clean, has everything you need to be self sufficient, but it's also close to the Main Street so you can eat out if you wish. The best part of choosing to stay here is your host, Ian, who will welcome you and make sure you have everything you need. He can also organise great wine tours and horse riding tours which I highly recommend. You really won't find a better place to stay than this.
Santa Cruz, Chile is the hub of Colchagua Valley. This area is known for its vineyards and wineries. There are plenty of tasty restaurants in the area as well.
I do not require a deposit to reserve the apartment and I am very flexible with cancellations.