Punta Galera, Northern Patagonia Chile
Number of luxury villas: 1 Capacity: Up to 14 guests
Punta Galera is a unique property, located in Northern Patagonia, in front of the Pacific Ocean, at Valdivian Coastal Reserve. Immersed in 1000 private acres, secluded from all the city noise, it’s practically a complex unto itself, the impressive array of in-house amenities including its own airstrip and golf, beach and hot tub with unmatched views of the bay. Wide recreational spaces for horseback riding, fishing and picnicking on your private beach, bathing in pristine rivers and enjoying a starry sky in your outdoor hot tub. During your stay, enjoy housekeeping, a private chef, private tour guide, concierge services, meals, golf carts and irons, soft treks and bird-watching, all included with your stay.
Casa Macaire, Casablanca Valley, Chile
Number of Luxury Villas: 1 Capacity: Up to 12 guests
Casa Macaire, located on 40 hectares of vineyards surrounded by rolling hills of the Casablanca Valley, this private Chilean-inspired house is the ultimate escape to the wine district. Stroll through a well-kept waterfall and lawn fountain to reach the lovely pool. An authentic pool is a focal point of the entrance. Take a dip in the pool and contemplate the seemingly endless vineyard. Light a bonfire in the main living room and then meet at the cozy dining table next to your loved ones, you can also enjoy the warm dining room fireplace. The spacious kitchen, worthy of a chef, offers delicious views of the hills of the valley and convenient access to the main terrace. Venture out of the estate to try the boom of the Casablanca wine scene, book a tour of the wineries or play golf at the Mapocho Golf Club, just 20 minutes from Casa Macaire. Housekeeping and concierge services are included in your stay.
Casa Tres Soles, Zapallar, Chile
Number of Luxury Villas: 1 Capacity: Up to 18 guests
Designed by renowned architect Guido Aubert, Casa Tres Soles is a unique property in Zapallar. The decor in the main room features designer furnishings, soothing tones, and fully opens up to panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. On one side, a cozy and spacious terrace to prepare your roasts, on the other, the formal dining room, with space for twelve. The kitchen is light and functional. Beautifully decorated, top-of-the-line appliances, and a beautiful terrace for breakfast in the morning sun. Inside, you’ll find high-tech features like 80 ”TV in the first-floor room, gym, spa room, and a home automation system throughout the home. The house has a manager and housekeeper who will take care of all your tastes. The property also includes daily cleaning. Tres Soles has three outdoor parking spaces. Outside on the terrace, the salt water infinity pool and its private beach are great places to relax and beat the afternoon heat. There are also alfresco dining, furnished spaces, a bar and a barbecue.
La Padrera, Zapallar, Chile
Number of Luxury Villas: 1 Capacity: Up to 18 guests
Designed by renowned architect Cristián Fernández, La Pedrera stands as an icon on the Zapallar coast. With its multiple multi directional cubicles, this architectural work allows you to appreciate different angles of the landscape. Located on a hill in the exclusive community of Fundo Zapallar, this vacation rental offers space for eighteen guests to join you in what feels like your own private boutique hotel. Your vacation at this luxury property includes daily maid service. Take in the incredible views from the infinity pool of the house and enjoy the sun on one of the sun loungers on the terrace. As the sun begins to set, heat up the barbecue and settle into the indoor dining room for the evening show. Sliding glass doors allow panoramic views to be second to none from villa rooms. The works of art in various parts of the house will make you feel like in your own art gallery. Stretch out in the living room section and watch artisanal fishing boats around the rock formation and eventually see whales from the dining room. The gourmet kitchen is well equipped with the latest appliances and granite counter tops. There is also a movie theater to enjoy your favorite movies and a wine cellar to sample some Chilean wines.
Northern Patagonia, often referred to as the “green and untamable Patagonia”, is the area situated north of the Southern Ice Field. With wild rivers and fascinating lakes surrounded by rich vegetation and vast forests, it is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. White-water rafting, kayaking, trekking, horseback riding, and fly fishing are just a few of the adventures available in this region. Not to be missed are the other-worldly geologic formations of the marble caves set in the middle of General Carrera Lake, only accessible by boat or kayak. Northern Patagonia is also home to the famous Carretera Austral which is considered by many as the most spectacular road in South America.
The Casablanca Valley, located between Chile’s coastal mountain range and the Pacific Ocean, is recognized worldwide for its white wines, particularly Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Vineyards have grown here since 1875, but only since the 1980’s was the true potential of this valley discovered. It was determined at this time that the soil and the conditions were in many ways similar to those in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. This valley is in a temperate semi-arid climate zone, characterized by alternating short, relatively rainy winters and long, continually dry summers, and is oriented in such a way that daily ocean breezes cool the grapes on the vines resulting in intensely fruity wines. In addition to winery visits, tastings of balsamic vinegar, fruity liquors, and olive oils can be arranged.
Zapallar, a little resort town two hours from Santiago and 45-minutes from Valparaiso, is the choice of Chile’s elite. Nestled between the surrounding hills and the vast ocean, it is dotted with mansions of stunning architectural beauty which parallel those found in Santa Barbara in California and Positano in Italy. Lazy days are spent beachside, exploring the rambling coastline, or savoring the catch of the day at a local restaurant.