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Chilean Charm and Relaxing Atmosphere Just a Short Drive away from Santiago!

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lovely Loft With Full Kitchen, Bathroom, Dining Area, Seating Area, Sleeps 2

Situated at the foothills of the Andes, in the heart of the Maipo Valley wine country, Casa Ishi offers you the tranquility and stunning beauty of the Mediterranean, coupled with a range of opportunities for outdoors activates, sports and unforgettable day trips.

With its quaint charm and delightful atmosphere, the air conditioned Casa Ishi Guest Loft includes a full kitchen with handcrafted cabinets, a bathroom with colorful handmade tiles, a living area furnished with antique furniture and wood-beamed ceilings, and a king bed with fine linens for your comfort throughout your stay.

The Guest Loft is part of an expansive 2.5-acre property, surrounded by lush greenery and a fruit garden providing a much-needed shade and comfort during the hot days.

Make sure to wander through the property and walk around the lush gardens, stopping to pick a fruit or two from our abundant apricot, avocado, fig, lemon, orange, plum and walnut trees or sample the grape arbors. Seek shade under the century-old palm trees or enjoy a chilled cocktail in the perennial gardens. And, to end your day with style, check out the mud oven and roast some veggies and meat over the stone barbecue. Or even hire a private chef to prepare an authentic Chilean meal!

Casa Ishi is located in San Juan de Pirque, a semi-rural area in the renowned Maipo Valley. This is the most celebrated appellation in Chile, home to some of the oldest vineyards in South America. Nearby wineries include Concha y Toro, Almaviva, Haras de Pirque, Cousiño Macul, De Martino and Santa Rita, where you can have tours, tastings and dine on fine cuisine.

Casa Ishi is only 10 minutes from the center of Pirque there you can shop in our modern super market, eat in local restaurants and cafes, gas up your car, access the ATM, or visit the distinguished Concha Y Toro Winery located right in the middle of Pirque. For outdoor enthusiasts, we are on the road to the San Francisco glacier and access to the Andes.

Its excellent location just 30 miles from Santiago de Chile international airport provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities and day trips that will make for an exciting and fulfilling holiday.

The Casa Ishi property is completely secure and enclosed and offers free parking. Upon your request, we can provide access to drivers and professional tour guides.

Discover the beauty of the Mediterranean and relax with style in Casa Ishi!

Long-term renters encouraged! Substantial discount for rentals of more than 3 weeks.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About Michelle

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 Santiago

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely property set in a lovely location with beautiful gardens. The location is fantastic, just a short drive away from the Concha y Toro vineyards and about 40 minutes from airport. Great location for touring the vineyards or the centre of Santiago. There are a number of restaurants nearby and lunch at the Concha y Toro vineyard was wonderful and reasonably priced too. The booking was very straightforward and the owner Michelle made sure everything was organised perfectly for our stay. The caretaker and his wife were very helpful. We really enjoyed our stay in the house and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone not wanting to stay in a hotel, this is much much better.
Mar 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Santiago in San José de Maipo

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Newly renovated bathroom with handmade tiles.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , convertible to twin
  • Top quality king bed with fine linens.
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
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Chilean Charm and Relaxing Atmosphere Just a Short Drive away from Santiago!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

The property.... Shangri-La; the hosts.. ..amazing

  • 5 of 5


From our host's wave hello, to their wave good-bye several days later, we felt that we were in paradise. The grounds of the property are large and beautifully planted..Our hosts shared their vegetables and flowers with us.

Our accommodations were spotless and comfortable.

And beyond all that our hosts were so warm and welcoming and so helpful.

It was an experience we will long remember!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Casa Ishi for our last four nights in Chile. It was about an easy 50 minute drive from the airport. We absolutely loved the house! It was private, beautifully furnished, clean and the kitchen had all the cookware and utensils we needed to make meals. The house is situated above the river and surrounded by the beautiful gardens on this property. We woke up every morning to the sound of the river and the incredible birds. We really enjoyed having coffee in the morning and wine in the evening at the table and chairs (under the grape vine covered trellis) in the garden. It was very peaceful and quiet and we took many walks around the garden so we could see all the fruit trees and beautiful flowers. This is a great location and everyday we took day trips, went to some of the wineries and also went to Pomaire to shop for pottery.

The owners were wonderful and made us feel very welcome! They took good care of us and provided information related to local stores and restaurants. We went to the restaurant at Concha y Toro and had lunch at La Vaquita Echa and would recommend both for dinner or lunch. The local grocery stores were great, well stocked and we found everything we needed to make our own meals as well. We went to Santiago at the beginning of our trip and we are so glad that instead of going back to Santiago, we decided to stay at Casa Ishi. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property and hosts

  • 5 of 5

Michelle and Teiji have a beautiful property approximately an hour from Santiago. The grounds are perfectly manicured with lovely flowers and fruit trees, and the two houses are artfully decorated and well maintained. There was always the sound of running water from the nearby river, providing a wonderful backdrop. They were both fantastic hosts and recommended several winieries nearby to visit. Would recommend to anyone looking for a respite just outside Santiago.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I LOVE Casa Ishi!!!! It’s the perfect hideaway in the middle of it all - a stone’s throw from some really fantastic vineyards and beautiful mountain vistas. Our favorite was a day spent at the nearby Santa Rita Vineyards where we had a fantastic lunch at the historic Dona Paula Restaurant - amazing scenery, unbelievable pre-Columbian museum and a delicious meal to boot. Returning home to Casa Ishi was a pleasure - sipping our newly purchased vintages under a trellis covered in vines with ripe grapes for the picking. Great location, beautiful grounds, immaculate and comfortable rooms, and the owners are the consummate hosts. Can’t wait to return!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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It's Paradise Here!

  • 5 of 5

The villa and property are absolutely gorgeous. The guest house has been beautifully renovated and was very comfortable. The gardens were in full bloom as well as many of the fruit trees. We even picked fruit to have with our breakfast every day. We were truly in paradise!

The location of Casa Ishi can't be beaten. It is centrally located to everything there is to do in the Maipo Valley. We took a couple of day trips to Santigo, visited several world-class wineries, went on an incredible full-day trail ride, and rafted down the Maipo River.

I will definitely be coming back and would highly recommend Casa Ishi to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Romantic cottage on gorgeous estate with amenities

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the smaller one-bedroom house at Casa Ishi. It was lovely and beautifully well tended—with lovely details from the dishes and cutlery, to the bottle of wine awaiting our arrival, to small bottles of shampoo and soap for us to use. The owners are wonderfully attentive, making sure you have everything you need to enjoy your stay and a variety of day trips in the gorgeous surrounding valley. The whole thing was a treat, and I would love to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Santiago (SCL)
Car: recommended

• Casa Ishi is located 25 miles from Santiago, in San Juan de Pirque, a semi-rural area in the renowned Maipo Valley.

• The Maipo Valley is the most celebrated appellation in Chile, home to some of the oldest vineyards in South America.

• The distinguished Concha Y Toro Winery is located less than 10 minutes from Casa Ishi, in the center of Pirque.

• Also in the center of Pirque is a new super market, pharmacy, ATM, gas station and many tasty restaurants

• 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.


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Cleaning Fee £28.16

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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