Casa Vista-Zapallar is a unique and beautiful house, located in the beautiful coastal town of Zapallar. Popular opinion is that Zapallar is the most exclusive beach in Chile. Our home maintains that standard of excellence, for 2-4 people.
We built Casa Vista-Zapallar in 2007. The house is unique, and beautiful. Everyone who has entered has been in awe of its space, light, and ambiance. The living quarters are upstairs where the views of the town, mountains and ocean are breathtaking. The tall ceilings and abundance of windows give the interior space an airy feeling. The house is full of light. The rich wooden floors, double paned windows and granite counter tops in the kitchen are reflective of the quality construction. The morning sun is captured in the dining room and on breakfast deck. The setting sun reflects off the mountains as you sit on the main terrace overlooking the town, enjoying your Pisco Sour. Our rooftop terrace gives an even more panoramic vista of the town. A fire can be laid in the fireplace if you want to change the ambiance in the evening, although a pleasant temperature in the house usually makes it unnecessary. While the cabinetry has not been completed, the kitchen is fully functional and equipped. There is one off-street parking place. There is no television, internet, or washer/dryer.
For winter, the house has no central heating. Zapallar is a fairly temperate climate, and with the home's thermal mass and dual-paned windows, the temperature in the house stays fairly constant. On those cold evenings though, a fire in the fireplace gets the upstairs toastly real quickly. We have a portable propane heater for the downstairs bedroom if needed. We cannot insure that the portable heater has propane in its tank, so it is the responsibility of the renter to refill the tank if necessary.
We are offering our house as a rental for couples. We recognize the need in Zapallar for a rental for only two people, because there are very few options in Zapallar within walking distance to the beach. Guests have a bedroom with one double bed. We are able to rent for up to two additional guests (up to 4) by including a small extra bedroom, at an additional cost. Most of the year, we rent the complete house, minus our locked master bedroom, and there is a 2 night minimum rental. During the summer, Dec 15-April 15, the house is shared with the owners. Guests have private bedroom(s) and a bathroom, and share the common areas of the house. During this summer period, there is a 5 night minimum rental.
This multi-level home is unsuitable for people challenged by stairs. And please, NO SMOKING and NO PETS in the house.
1 bedroom for up to 2 guests, and 2 bedrooms for up to 4 guests. There is an additional cost for more than 2 guests. During high season, Dec 15-Apr 15, guests share the house with the owners, and have private bedroom(s) and a bathroom. At other times, they have sole access to the house,
Interaction with guests
The owner is available by email and an extensive information document is provided to all renters. In summer, the house is shared with the owners.
Other things to note
In summary, guests have a bedroom with one double bed. We are able to rent for up to two additional guests (up to 4) by including a small extra bedroom, at an additional cost. Most of the year, we rent the complete house, minus our locked master bedroom, and there is a 2 night minimum rental. During the summer, Dec 15-April 15, the house is shared with the owners. Guests have private bedroom(s) and a bathroom, and share the common areas of the house. During this summer period, there is a 5 night minimum rental.
There is an additional 20000 Chilean pesos charged for departure cleaning for each rental period, paid in cash to the caretaker when she opens the house for you and gives you the keys. The rental is for a couple with a single bedroom. For up to 2 additional guests, the house is rented with another bedroom for an additional US$50 per person per night, plus an additional CH$5.000 for cleaning (for a total of CH$25.000).
Randy is retired from the computer field. He likes to be near the sea and tends to follow the sun. He enjoys being in the water, golfing, and traveling. Included in the places he has traveled in the last 10 years are SE Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmer, Malaysia, and Indonesia), extensively around South America (Machu Picchu, Argentina, but mostly Chile), Europe (most recently Italy, Greece, Spain, England, Croatia, Prague), and around the US including Alaska, the Northwest, and the Northeast
I rent out my places in California, Hawaii, and Chile when I am not there, so you will find us very respectful visitors.