3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Sleeps 6, Magnificent Gardens
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Michelle is an avid gardener, and lover of food and wine. I found my paradise in Chile, where there are the freshest organic vegetables, outstanding wines and some of the most delicious olive oil that I have ever tasted. And what could be better than being able to cultivate many of these riches on my own property. My passion is enjoying a healthy and fulfilling life, living in a stimulating environment, with access to nature and delicious fresh food. For many years I had traveled extensively in Europe and Asia. When I came to Chile in 2009, to visit Easter Island, I stopped in Santiago for a few days, which I discovered is a very green, modern, cosmopolitan city. I took a drive to the countryside to have lunch at Santa Winery in the Maipo Valley, and fell in love. Fortunately, I found a property for sale in the Maipo Valley, which I was able to purchase. And Casa Ishi was born.
Michelle purchased this House in 2009
Why Michelle chose Pirque
Chile is unlike any other country in South America. Because of its natural beauty, high literacy rate, and fairly stable political situation, it can be best described as the Switzerland of the south. Chile is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Within the country, one can find a diverse variety of landscapes including vineyards, volcanoes, deserts, beaches, lakes, glaciers and forests. Nature, culture, food and people just are few of the reasons to visit Chile.
What makes this House unique
The Mediterranean climate is unbeatable. At the Casa Ishi Villa we are minutes away from some the best wineries in the world. A half hour from the Andes mountains, where there is a wide range of outdoor activity to suit your needs. And less than an hour from the center of Santiago and the international airport. It is hard to find a more convenient location.Only 40 minutes from Santiago, this year-round tourist destination is known for its picturesque scenery, multiple renowned vineyards, and flora and fauna. Pirque is one of the most beautiful places in the Santiago Metropolitan Region.
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A lovely retreat in the Maipo Valley
This was a perfect property and home for good friends to stay while visiting wineries and restaurants in the Maipo Valley and exploring all parts of Santiago. The lush gardens were an oasis in this arid region.
The accommodations are wonderful and the garden is spectacular. It was ideal for 4 adults. There is plenty to do nearby but the real pleasure is the setting; a patio and gardens to sit, eat, and drink wine. The house is fully furnished with all you need. I hope to return for a longer stay.
A Slice of Paradise
We recently spent seven days at Casa Ishi. The gardens are magnificent, bursting with color, and orange and avocado trees abundant with fruit. A romantic sitting area under the grape arbor is perfect for an evening of tapas and wine. Mornings on the terrace with a good book are especially relaxing. The location is convenient and offers easy access for day trips to hot springs, white water rafting, horseback riding or a bike ride through wine country and wine tasting. The hosts, Michelle and Teiji, are very accommodating and make a genuine effort to ensure your privacy yet are available should you need anything or have any questions regarding the surrounding area. We were two couples and the house was very spacious. I would recommend Casa Ishi without hesitation.
High Falls ,NY
Gardens were beautiful, had a great experience, and the wineries were delightful
Everything was more than we possibly could have imagined! Grocery within 3 miles, numerous vineyards. We cruised from Buenos Aires to San Antonio, then 5 more days here at Casa Ishi.
Thank you Michelle
What a marvelous oasis!
From start to finish staying at Casa Ishi was a wonderful experience! Michelle was quick with all email communications, clear on directions and truly a gem to work with. Michelle and her husband made us feel welcome on their property from the moment we arrived. There are so many little spots to sit and enjoy your surroundings, it made it hard to choose where to sit. The house was clean, well appointed and warmly furnished. Recommendations as to where to visit, where to eat, and what to see were readily available. This was really a wonderful experience and we would highly recommend staying at Casa Ishi! Robert and Jeaneen Avery, Mark and Mary Lobaugh
Beautiful Chilean Sanctuary
What an amazing place. The house was beautiful, surrounded on one side by serene gardens, lots of fruit trees, and on the back the sounds of the river below to put you to sleep at night. House was tastefully decorated, spotless, patio out back was perfect for long, leisurely dinners on warm, summer nights. You fee like you're out in the countryside, but a 20 minute drive away is the Santiago metro system, and easy access to the big city. Michelle was a thoughtful and respectful host. We'll definitely be back on our next trip to Chile.
• Casa Ishi is located 25 miles from Santiago, in the renowned Maipo Valley, the most celebrated appellation in Chile, home to some of the oldest vineyards in South America
• We are at the foothills of the Andes where you can enjoy a variety of sports activities from trail rides, white water rafting, hiking and bathing in thermal baths
• Located in the center of Pirque, less than 10 minutes from Casa Ish, is a new super market, pharmacy, ATM, gas station and many tasty restaurants
• Santiago is a 45-minute drive from Casa Ishi
• Casa Ishi is an easy 50-minute drive to the international airport
Only 40 minutes from Santiago, this year-round tourist destination is known for its picturesque scenery, multiple renowned vineyards, and flora and fauna. Pirque is one of the most beautiful places in the Santiago Metropolitan Region.
The “Haciendas” (or farms), which form part of the town of Pirque, go back to the times immediately after the Spanish conquest. At first, the lands were used for raising cattle and farming. Later, after the construction of "La Sirena" canal in 1834 – ordered by Ramón Subercaseaux – Pirque’s surroundings began to change. His son-in-law, Melchor de Concha y Toro, married to Emiliana Subercaseaux, brought the wine industry to Pirque from the Bordeaux region of France.
Pirque has kept its beauty intact with “little” impact from urban development, thanks to strict regulations limiting growth. The town’s fertile lands, ideal for wineries such as "Concha y Toro", "El Principal", and "William Févre", among others. Pirque has thousands of square kilometers of hills, rivers, natural parks, mountains, and a diversity of attractive flora and fauna. It is called an island because the “Maipo” river surrounds it. Another river is the “Río Clarillo”, a natural reserve with many other beautiful sites.