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Gracias a la Vida: The Best Volcano and Lake View in Pucon, Nothing Like It!

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Overview
Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
Pucon, Araucania Region
GRACIAS A LA VIDA (Thanks to Life) is a spectacular, custom-built home, dancing with color and light. Perched atop seven acres of verdant pasture and oak forest just three miles outside of Pucon, the house offers jaw-dropping views of either the Villarrica volcano to the south or sparkling 16-mile-long Lake Villarrica, end to end, to the north. There is no better view of the lake and volcano in Pucon than from our property. Curved, brightly faux painted walls and sweeping ceilings; colorful indigenous art in every room; comfortable furniture indoors and out; and all the modern conveniences,of home. Lovingly built with every detail in mind, we share our dream home with you. Gorgeous native landscaping, fruit trees, vegetable garden and a paradise of colorful flowers surround you. Whether you are looking for adventure, romance, comfort, ret... Read more
About the Owner, Judyth R
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 17 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2009
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 8 reviews and 3 properties
Interaction with guests
When this house is rented, we may be traveling or staying in one of our cabañas on the property. If we are here, we may drop in and say hello, sharing the story and features of the house and grounds. Our caretaker family will help you with whatever you need with regard to the house.
They only speak Spanish, so if you don't, please bring a phrase book or use Google Translate to prepare your message to get your needs met.
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Nick B
Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013

Our family stayed in this property over Christmas 2013. Pucon and the environs of Lake Villarica are wonderful - stunning lake / forest / mountain beauty with plenty of opportunities for hiking, sightseeing, geothermal pool visits, water sports etc.

Gracias a la Vida is located on a hillside about 3 or 4 km outside Pucon up a little hidden gravel road. The views from the house are stunning - a 180 degree view of the lake from the front terrace and - as if that weren't enough - a magnificent view of the snow capped volcano out the back. To make this even more dramatic the roof of the house is a sun deck with spa with a 360 degree view of the whole lot!

The house itself is every comfortable - three good sized bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a huge kitchen and living/dining room that make full use of the views. The garden is beautifully manicured by the on-site caretaker (very helpful guy) and the whole ambience is peace and relaxation.

I cannot think of...

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It was a delight for us to be able to share our amazing home with your family over the holidays. We had a fabulous time a number of years ago...

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Reviewed 6 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Wish I could speak German, but sounds like you like it!! Judyth

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Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(3)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (9)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Bathrooms
    2 Full baths
Bedrooms
    3 Kings
    1 Twin
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 7 nights
£254
US$350
£1,742
US$2,400
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Fees
  • Damage Deposit: £145 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning Fee: £91 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
$125 Cleaning fee paid in Chilean pesos to the caretakers on arriving.
We also have 2 cabañas on the same property for up to 5 guests each.
Payment by PayPal or credit card.
NO pets. NO smoking indoors or outdoors. WiFi cost depends on usage, approximately 10,000 pesos per 3 days at average 1GB usage per day. More usage means more cost. We don't profit, we just charge you for what you will likely need for a given amount of time. Wifi reception is variable depending on the weather and number of users in Pucon at the time. Good weather means better reception, but more people online, especially in January and February, the Chilean summer. Happy surfing, but big downloads of movies and data will cost you, and make you run out of GBs quickly. Consider hiking, going to the beach, climbing the volcano, hotsprings, national parks, the Villarrica Cultural Center, and restaurants with free Wifi instead. (Cassis, Cafe de la P, Ecole, Trawen, or Wed Wed.) Enjoy your stay.
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About the neighbourhood
Set high on a hill, in a rural area 5 km from downtown Pucon, with sweeping view of Lake Villarrica end to end, the entire Villarrica Volcano, and surrounding mountains, pasture land and forests. We have a rooftop deck with Vita-spa hot tub. Ample parking is available. We suggest a four wheel drive or high clearance car, but guests have done ok with front wheel drive. Nearest houses are 200 yards or more away. We are 12 km from the Villarrica National Park, where there is hiking, the Volcanic Caves, and skiing with chair lifts in the Chilean winter. Access to Pucon is by gravel and paved roads. Pucon has more than 40 restaurants, a Casino, a marina, and a number of lakeside beaches. Fly fishing, salmon fishing, swimming, hiking, waterfalls and many hot springs are within a 30-45 minute dr... more
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Temuco: 109.0 km
We are in the countryside 4 km from Pucon. You will receive full directions for arriving here after you book. We suggest renting a 4WD or high clearance car that has enough power to go up hills easily. You may rent a car in Pucon, but we recommend renting at the Santiago airport if you are driving from there, or from the Temuco airport. It's about 9 hours (800 km) from Santiago by car, and about an hour and a half (110 km ) from Temuco airport. Comfortable overnight buses are available from Santiago to Pucon.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 4.8 km.
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