2+Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom With Panoramic Lake & Mountain Views from Every Room
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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 Great Pyrenees, 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 now use just for ourselves, was so popular that we decided to build two smaller rental homes with similar amenities. We have been told we have the best view property in Pucón, and we chose to build and furnish our cabins luxuriously and beautifully, way above the usual standard of Chilean cabañas. Our guests notice this immediately and love the views, comfort, tranquility, beauty, and amenities!
Judyth Reichenberg purchased this House in 2012
Why Judyth Reichenberg chose Pucón
The view, the view, the view!! We've been told often that we found the best view property in Pucón! The shimmering water of the huge lake, the smoldering, snow-capped volcano 20 minutes away; the unfathomable, captivating Milky Way, the long summer days, the foothills of the Andes at your fingertips. The sheer peacefulness of being away from civilization unless you choose to rejoin civilization! Being far enough away from town to feel in another world, yet 7 minutes away by car from all the amenities of Pucón. The proximity to more hikes and hot springs and restaurants than we could name; the honking Chilean geese (bandúrrias; the elusive, green lorakeet parrots, who show up now and then. Watching our lambs frolic in the pasture and our Cubanito, the resident horse, just being himself.
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! Where else can you find these dynamite views, the amenities of home, indigenous Egyptian and Mapuche décor, deluxe Egyptian cotton towels and bedding, and a wonderful kitchen? Amor del Lago offers the unique combination of seclusion (nestled in the forest), an expansive view of Lake Villarrica, the surrounding mountains, and our sheep pasture, and a remarkably peaceful environment. A world away from your troubles and cares yet a 7-minute drive to Pucón and a 15-minute drive from the Villarrica Volcano. All of this in a world-class, adventure setting remarkably close to the southern tip of the South American continent yet with all the amenities of an international tourist town!
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 5
- $70 cleaning fee paid to caretakers on arrival
Amzaing stay in all regards
Amor del Lago was the perfect place to stay for our family of 4 (2 parents, 2 adult children). The cabana is beautifully decorated, very comfortable and equipped with everything we needed for our stay. And the view of the lake was absolutely stunning.
We especially enjoyed touring the Pucon area during the days and then retiring to the cabana for a glass of wine on the deck. What a view of the lake and of the southern hemisphere stars. We started our days with breakfast at the cabana, including fresh picked blackberries right on the property. Highlights of our visit to the Pucon area were climbing the Volcon Villarica, soaking in the amazing Termas Geometricas and strolling the charming streets of Pucon. After a day our exploring, we returned to the cabana clean up and enjoy dinner in Pucon. Our favorite was the sushi (Black Forest) and also really enjoyed Fresia and Bacco. We just ran out of time for the many other activities in the area, so will hopefully be back and will definitely stay again at Judyth's place.
Wonderful! We are only sorry that we didn't get to meet you! Next time......
Judyth and Bob
Cozy, comfortable getaway cabin
I loved this place! It’s a little bit tricky to find, but the owners give good directions and once you find it it’s very worth it. A cozy, colourful, earthy cabin with a wood stove, a beautiful deck overlooking the valley and the lake, and a nice modern fully equipped kitchen. We got there late in the evening after a long drive, and walked in and couldn’t believe our luck! The owners were away but the caretaker met us there and got us settled. The owners speak English, but the caretaker doesn’t. Luckily my son spoke Spanish, as we didn’t. The first morning we got up we were met by a friendly golden retriever who came to greet us, along with the most friendly cat I’ve ever met. They came to see us every morning we were there, and some evenings. They belong to the owner next door. Each evening after our day we relaxed on the deck to a gorgeous view and one evening my son called me over in time to see the resident sheep all running full out in a line, one behind the other across the field! It was hilarious. We decided they were training for a marathon! We made a fire every night and every morning, which warms the cabin up very quickly, but if you prefer, they also have electric baseboard heaters if needed. The beds were very comfy, and it was so quiet at night! We were very sad to leave this place, and I would stay there again in a heartbeat!
We're so happy you loved your stay, Lynn, and are sorry we weren't here to welcome and meet you! The goldens (we have two) or ours, as well as the kitty. The golden must have been Oso,and he was probably lonely because we were away. Sorry that your SIM wasn't working, which meant that you didn't have the directions, especially arriving at night. But we're glad that you sorted it out, with Nelson's help. We were happy to share our southern Chilean paradise with you and your family!
Judyth and Bob
Unbeatable views & comfort
I can't say enough great things about Amor Del Lago. Our family of 5 was lucky to stay there for 11 nights as we explored the Pucon region. The cabana is set up with everything you could need- warm, comfy beds, nice towels, a fully equipped kitchen, a washing machine, etc. I think our favorite part was watching the sunset each night from the deck with a glass of wine! The views of the lake were unbeatable! The road up is a bumpy dirt one for the last couple of miles, but we managed it fine with a 2wd minivan with low clearance. The only con was the wifi was too spotty/weak for me to do my work from there. I ended up going down to CoWork Pucon down in town, which met our needs. And in the late evening the internet seemed to work better than during the day. Cell signal/3G/LTE also worked from up there. Judyth and Bob are wonderful hosts, and our views were only surpassed by the ones from their house up the hill, where you can see both the lake and the volcano! So, so lucky we found this place!!
How fortunate your daughters are to travel around South America for six months! We are so happy that you loved staying in Amor del Lago! February is the busiest month of the year in Pucón and there is competition among tourists for WIFI in peak hours. We are glad the you discovered the CoWork space in Pucón since you had two days of internet work. The internet in Amor has worked up to now with normal internet usage. Bob is going to install a booster from the U.S. in the cabins and that will hopefully increase the signal. We also just heard about a new high-speed service in Villarrica and we're on the list for them to come out to our land to evaluate as soon as they get more equipment in stock.
Judyth and Bob
Pictures don't do it justice
We stayed for four nights in this wonderful cabin overlooking lake Villarrica in early January. With four adults (mom, dad and two adult sons), we found the place cozy, extremely well laid out and equipped, and views forever. It is a little hard to get there (need a 4x4), but it's so WORTH IT! The owners, Judyth & Bob insist that you visit their house - and by god, do take them up on their offer - it's gorgeous. The area has tons of activities, and so worth the trek. Cannot recommend it more.
We're so glad you loved Amor! Actually very few of our guests rent 4x4s and they manage fine. You have a lovely family. Hope you come again!
Judyth and Bob
What a treasure!!
Lovely cabana, well equipped and very comfortable, gorgeous view, great area for fun activities. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!
You were great guests! Friendly, easy going, fun, appreciative. Please send your friends!
Judyth and Bob
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.