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Luxury Private Pucon Eco Cabana Spectacular Lake/Mountain View

Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2+Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom With Panoramic Lake & Mountain Views from Every Room

• Luxury eco home in one of the most beautiful spots on earth! A perfect getaway by

itself or as part of a Patagonian adventure. Ideally located minutes from Pucón yet

peaceful with indescribable views of the Villarrica Lake and Volcano as well as pasture

land, Andean foothills, farm animals.

• Amor del Lago (Love of the Lake) is secluded, yet very safe, and has a dynamite view!

• Retreat and relax after an active day in the outdoors or hang out on the couch or the

deck with your favorite novel a glass of Chilean wine.

• One-of-a-kind Egyptian décor from our travels! Think Cairo transported to

Southern Chile! Brilliantly colorful décor, all the comforts and conveniences at home at

an affordable price. Appliances (including dishwasher and washer/dryer) and

amenities are all up to American and European standards. You will NOT find another

cabana like this in Chile. The closest is our other cabin, Amor del Lago, one property


• Amor del Lago is far better better insulated than other Chilean cabanas, with

double-pane windows and hot water heated by a boiler wood stove in cold The best

mattresses and bedding for our guests. We place the highest priority on healthy living

and use no pesticides or herbicides of any kind on our property.

Some tips to decide between our two cabins, Romance and Amor:

- Amor is located on the bottom of the Gracias a la Vida property. Romance is a few

minutes further down the hill, outside the main gate, on the adjoining property to the

north. Amor has a lake view and is more secluded. Romance has a lake and a volcano


- Both have 2 bedrooms and can accommodate a fifth person in a single inflatable bed

in the living/dining area. Both are colorful, light-filled, and have elevated decks.

- Both are well insulated and ecological in design and energy usage. Romance has

in-floor heating.

- Both are located in a pastoral setting amidst sheep, horse, and cows grazing in the

distance. Our golden retrievers occasionally visit Amor (especially Oso, a gentle soul

who loves children). The dogs do not have access to Romance.

- Romance has Moroccan décor and Amor Egyptian furnishings.

- Amor has its own quincho (covered barbecue area with chairs). Romance has a

portable outdoor grill.

More Details
  • pets not allowed

Judyth Reichenberg
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish, The universal language of the heart!
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Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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About Judyth Reichenberg

We are naturopathic/homeopathic doctors and authors, married for 30 years. In 2005 we took a kayak trip to Pumalin Park in the South of Chile, and fell in love with the area around Pucon. We were captivated by the breathtaking beauty of our property and bought it the same day! We named our land Ayun Mapu (Mapuche for 'land of love' or 'land that we love.' We built our dream home and house for our caretaker family. Last year we added a cabin. We have landscaped professionally and enjoy gorgeous flowers, native trees and bushes, fruit trees in a park-like setting as well as savoring the bounty of a large organic garden. We now have 9 acres, sheep, chickens, and a resident German shepherd as well as our outdoor cats and golden retrievers who accompany us from the U.S. It helps that Judyth got a degree in Spanish literature and Bob is avidly improving his Spanish. Our home, Gracias a La Vida, which we vacate ourselves seasonally for guests, was so popular that we decided to build a second rental home which was more economical: Amor del Lago. It is also a place for us to stay when our home is rented.

Judyth Reichenberg purchased this house in 2012

Why Judyth Reichenberg chose Chile

The view, the view, the view!! The shimmering water of the huge lake, the smoldering, snow-capped volcano ten minutes away; the countless stars of the Milky Way from the terrace; the delicious home-cooked Chilean meals with the best wine on the planet; the riotous cosmos, dahlias, lilies, lavender; the compact, colorful kitchen with all the modern conveniences; the great mattresses and soft sheets; the long summer days of light until 10PM, more hikes and hot springs and restaurants than we could name; the honking Chilean geese; the elusive, green lorakeets, who show up now and then. Watching our lambs frolic in the pasture next door. Buying delicious fresh or smoked salmon from the local fishmongers. Attending top-notch yoga classes just ten minutes away. Strolling on the beach all by ourselves. Kayaking on Lake Villarrica with outrageous views everywhere, and no other paddlers in sight. Staying toasty with the Amesti woodstove or visiting one of the numerous local hot springs on a rainy day. Savoring delicious, healthy, organic salads and fresh herbs right from our own garden and greenhouses. Eating the wonderful, fresh cheese that you can buy on practically every corner in Pucon and that we hope to make from our sheep's milk this year. Greeting our cheerful cuidador (caretaker) each morning as he asks, unfailingly, 'Como amanacio?' meaning 'How did you wake up?'

What makes this house unique

It took us less than five minutes after stepping onto our land to decide to buy it! The sheer beauty was jaw-dropping! Earlier this year we found the perfect place for the chalet which offers the unique combination of seclusion (nestled in the forest), expansive view of Lake Villarrica, the surrounding mountains, and our sheep pasture, and a remarkably peaceful environment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From the guest book:

As all other guests before us, we had a wonderful time at Amor del Lago! Bob & Judyth were fantastic hosts and made sure the cabin has everything one could even think of... It truly feels like a home away from home.

We arrived in the rain, but the rest of the week the weather the weather was very good. We stayed busy most of the time and put in lots of hiking [three pages of detailed information about the various hikes, trails, waterfalls, hot springs]. At the end of each day, we would enjoy Pucon- pisco sour at Mamas & Tapas bar on O'Higgins followed by a meal at Trawen, an excellent restaurant!

Bob and Judyth, thanks for sharing your piece of paradise with us. We truly enjoyed everything here and hope to be back one day.
Nov 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Luxury Private Pucon Eco Cabana Spectacular Lake/Mountain View
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 28 reviews
Minnesota, USA

You could live here happily ever after

  • 5 of 5

This place is a find. Judyth and Bob honestly want the place to be very livable and have clearly put a lot of thought into designing it that way. They occasionally rent out their palace and live in this cabana. The location is super close to Pucon, but far enough that you are in the country. Cubinato, the horse, is a sly fellow who loves carrots and visiting. The dogs and cats (which generally hang out up at the palace) are super sweet and my kids loved them. The sheep are lacking in personality, but make great backgrounds for photos. The bird life is remarkable. Bring your binoculars as I had pangs that I wished I had mine several times - hummingbirds, parrots, and lots of other birds I'm not familiar with (we saw an Andean Condor on the volcano!)

Other things you'll care about

* WiFi works well and was reasonably speedy on my phone, but for some reason ran like a pig on my laptop (maybe my issue)

* Personally, I don't think you need 4-wheel to navigate the road, but we had it.

* Washing machine worked great - you'll be encouraged to line dry for power reasons, which worked well

* Judyth and Bob know the area super well and are a great asset for ideas for activities and are VERY approachable

We rented a couple of other cabanas in Chile on our trip and they were jokes compared to this (no hot water, no towels, everything was very cheap - low standards). The Pucon area is very interesting and will keep any group engaged for at least a week. We did whitewater rafting, went to a thermal bath, did horseback riding, and climbed the volcano. I'll say one thing about the volcano. Obviously, it is a lot of work to get up and down, but it is a fairly hazardous trail (at least in April) with everyone falling down multiple times and most catching themselves a couple of times before sliding down the "hill" many feet.

Our guides kept us moving with much less breaks than anyone in the group wanted. However, I've hiked all over the world and it was a one of a kind trip - just don't assume it is safe by American/Canadian/Europe standards.

Book it, and if you are thinking about early April it is an awesome time to be in Pucon with very few tourists, lovely weather, and days long enough to tire anyone out.

p.s. Go ahead and bring your good camera as the sunsets from the deck alone are worth the lugging.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carl, have you ever thought of writing a tour guide? There's another career waiting for you. And maybe another as a humorist! We're so glad that you loved Amor del Lago and being here! We're not sure why you had trouble with WIFI on your laptop. Normally it works fine. You made the most of your five days here... good for you! We generally suggest a week to ten days to settle in, take in the many attractions, and enjoy the comforts of home away from home. We agree that a 4x4, though handy, is not necessary if you don't want to fork out the extra money for the rental car upgrade. Depends a lot, in our experience, on your driving skills. Our only other comment is that we recommend Summit Chile for the volcano climb. The owners are friends, Claudio has been a mountain guide for years, and they are extra cautious about the volcano climb all around. We hiked it with them in November of 2014 for the first time. I was 67 at the time and Bob was 63. It was quite challenging, but very safe. Claudio even made us all take a 30-minute break till the wind changed course, while the other groups continued to ascend, to make sure we wouldn't be breathing any fumes. We know that you also went with a very experienced and reputable company, but we still recommend SC. Thank you again for being great guests and writing a super review! Hasta la próxima, as we say here! Judyth and Bob
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San Diego, CA


  • 5 of 5

Amor del Lago is in a beautiful location with gorgeous lake views surrounding by trees. Our family of three had a wonderful stay, and Bob and Judyth were truly tremendous hosts that answered dozens of questions before and during our stay to make it as wonderful as it could be.

The accommodations are excellent, with many personal touches throughout. All the amenities we needed were available for a very comfortable stay. We would come again, and certainly recommend Amor del Lago to others.

We loved the array of visiting birds (parrots, tiques, lapwings), hares running across the property and sheep moving about.

Access to town was easy, and we had no problem getting around from this location. Great location, great cabana and incredible hosts. Amor.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Heather, Chuck, and Malak, What a wonderful family you are! We were so happy that you and your friends could spend time with the kids at the Pucón Waldorf School! We hope that, as the reputation of the school spreads to the U.S., more children will come to this wonderful place. And you discovered the Pucón Language School to study Spanish! I can't tell you how delightful it was that you were so open, flexible, willing to go with the flow! We wish you the very best with the new venue of your Waldorf School in San Diego. We are really sorry that we couldn't make it work for you to stay here another month. Come back!!
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great encounter

  • 5 of 5

great way to catch a glimpse of the chilean equivalent of lake tahoe. private w lovely views in a great cottage (very well thought out ) . we especially enjoyed visits from the incredibly well mannered dogs and the mare and her foal. very fortunate to have made the acquaintance of other guests on the property who got us caught up on life in pucon. we hope to return. muchas gracias !

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Annemarie, We are so happy that you and your husband were able to stay in Amor del Lago and that you enjoyed it so much. Yes, we have found some wonderful camaraderie among the guests in our two cabañas and our home. And you are right, we did put a lot of planning and attention into Amor when we designed it- really thinking about what makes us feel at home when we travel. Our only regret is being gone which prevented us from meeting you two personally!
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Good night sleep in Pucón

  • 5 of 5

Before arriving here we had spent some nights not sleeping so well because of noisy surroundings. Being able to sleep window open and only hear birds and an occasional distant dog was a real relief. We had our best sleeps during our five week trip in Chile.

The cabana is tastefully decorated and all the stuff was decent and not just "good enough for rental".

We did not have a car or bikes. We paid 6000 pesos a taxi ride to and from the town when we did not walk. Often when walking we got a ride from the owners, housekeeper or friendly locals. It's one hour walk to Pucón. We thought about renting bikes, but we were asked 12000 pesos per bike per day, and the bike renters seem reluctant to rent overnight. The owners and the housekeeper were all super nice, and once we even received a good bagful of self grown salads. You will be asked to pay for the housekeeper separately, around 10%. The bed was very comfortable and the blanket warm enough to allow keeping that window open and enjoy the fresh November nights. The view over the lake is great and it was a pleasure to observe the animals grazing around the cabin.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Olli, It was delightful having you stay with us for so many reasons. Both of your enthusiasm, independence, and ability to figure out how to make the most of going everywhere and seeing everything without a car was impressive! It was your inspiration that finally, after 9 years, gave us the courage to climb Volcan Villarrica. We so much enjoyed chatting with you about Lapland- a part of the world that is totally new to us. Helen-Marie, thank you for raving about our decor (and even offering to buy a Mapuche hanging from Amor) and for telling us that the cabin is so comfortable and well-designed and equipped that you could actually LIVE there! We love having guests like you who are fun, fascinating, adventurous, and enthusiastic! Now you have to go hiking in Patagonia! Who knows, maybe we'll pop up in Lapland someday. The reindeer and the short trees sound fascinating! Warmly, Judyth and Bob
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Recife, Brasil

Excelente custo x benefício

  • 5 of 5

Fiquei hospedado com minha família por uma semana e achei tudo muito bom. A casa é toda equipada com tudo que você necessita. Muito limpa e com tudo funcionando bem. A vista é ótima e a localização é boa (próximo da cidade e do centro de esqui). Nelson que nos atendeu é bastante atencioso. Super recomendo. Apenas só fique se estiver com carro próprio !!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Perfect Pick for Pucon

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four just spent a wonderful four weeks in this lovely cabana. The cabana is in great condition, and is beautifully decorated. The kitchen is fully stocked, and there is also a nice BBQ area for grilling. The beds are comfortable, and the living room is well set up for relaxing and watching movies on the TV (no TV channels available). My favorite feature was the deck, with its incredible views of Lake Villarica and the surrounding countryside.

For kids, you have a large field adjacent to the cabana for them to explore and play, with sheep in the adjacent field and beautiful birds above. While we were there, blackberries were available in abundance along the road leading to the property.

It is a 10 minute drive into town, 5 minutes of that is on a narrow, sometimes bumpy dirt road. We had a 2 wheel drive truck, which did fine. I cannot imagine using a standard sedan for an extended visit, but for 1 week, you would probably be ok. Some might find that they would prefer to be closer to the action in Pucon, but we were happy to get away from the crowds and congestion of the town, especially during February, when it was crazy crowded.

The caretakers and owners are up the hill, out of sight but nearby if you need them. They were extremely helpful and welcoming, and responsive to any needs or questions we had.

We were quite happy with our decision to stay in this cabana, and would recommend it to anyone looking to enjoy Pucon and the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anita, You were lovely guests. What an inspiration to hear about your 9 months or more of travel, with your two children, to Europe, Australia, and South America. Now that's how to give kids a cross-cultural education! Yes, the amenities, setting, and charm of Amor del Lago can't be beat in this area. We appreciated your suggestion of a couple of metal baking dishes, which we have provided. And your idea of providing cable TV for guests who rent for a couple of months or more is possible. Our WIFI is working better than ever, thankfully. As for the road, we think it depends a lot on the experience and comfort level of the driver(s). Our guests now, who are staying at the top of the hill, are doing fine with a low-clearance non 4x4, but high clearance is recommended The City of Pucon maintains the road up to our gate. Lately they have been much better about frequent regrading. From the gate to Amor del Lago is gravel, which we do our best to keep free of ruts. It was great having you stay for a month, so we can showcase our cabana for longer-term renters, and the feedback allowed us to fine tune the few items that would make a longer stay more comfortable. Warmly, Judyth and Bob
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
56 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Volcano Villarrica
Nearest Beach
3 Miles

The perfect year-round getaway to enjoy the wide array of activities in the scenic Chilean lake district. Enjoy hiking in the beautiful nearby national parks, rafting the Trancura river, climbing or skiing the volcano, and soaking in a local hot spring. Visit one of the fifty-plus of restaurants in Pucon or dine indoors or out while taking in the a panoramic view of lake villarrica right from our chalet and terrace. After a magical sunset, view the entire milky way, the southern cross, and other constellations of the southern hemisphere. Listen to the sounds of the native bandurrias (geese). In the winter, get a massage, relax by the fire with your favorite book, take a yoga class ten minutes away, marvel at the snow-capped volcano ten minutes away, snowboard, snow ski, and enjoy the tranquility and exquisite beauty of off-season pucon. Make pucon the beginning or perfect ending of your patagonian adventure.


Rates & Availability

Pucón House Rental Rates

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Dec 4 2016 - Dec 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

$70 cleaning fee paid to caretakers on arrival
WIFI available (guests pay for days/GB used).
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Pucón House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) Option of either California King or two singles in green view bedroom. Wonderful bedding., Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in the blue view bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) Option of either two single beds or California king in the green bedroom. Also high-rise inflatable single bed with memory foam topper.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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