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Beautiful seafront villa close to Punta del Este in Uruguay, quiet movida

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

3-bedroom house: contemporary architecture, 3 terraces and 2 bathrooms

This spacious bright villa enjoys views of the sea and a beautiful white sandy beach and is only 150 m away from lovely dunes. It is not far away from the “movida” of Punta del Este yet in a small quiet village immersed in the nature. No high constructions and ecological atmosphere. It is ideal to do sports (mountain biking, water sports, horse riding, golf and tennis). There are different nearby beaches either quiet for families (Playa San Francisco) or more challenging (Playa Brava) with surfing and kitesurfing spots (Punta Negra). It can be used as a base for trips to José Ignacio, Cabo Polonio and Montevideo. There are good restaurants and you can buy fresh fish from the fishermen and good Uruguayan beef meat. Uruguay is one of the safest countries of Latin America. You can go horse riding in the surrounding countryside and on the beach. We are close to the International Airport of Punta del Este (20 minutes) and Montevideo is easily accessible via the road including by bus. You can combine your holiday with a stay in Buenos Aires (1 h by plane). Punta del Este between sea and movida: Punta del Este is around 30 minutes from the house. It is considered as the Saint-Tropez of Latin America with glamour atmosphere on the beach and a pretty crazy nightlife. Very trendy: aperitif facing the setting sun in Barra de Punta del Este. Punta del Este spreads along several km of coast. It has different localities: Punta Ballena (rocky peninsula where is located the Casapueblo of the artist Paez Vilaro and the Lussich Arboretum), the central part of Punta del Este (a sort of small Miami with large buildings), La Barra and José Ignacio (localities with small houses and villas immersed in nature, golden youth atmosphere). In Punta del Este, there are tourists from all over the world, many young people but also quite a few billionaires. This place also preserved a wild and natural aspect with its huge beaches that are often unfrequented. It is a real pleasure to go to Punta del Este and then get back to the more peaceful and ecological atmosphere of Punta Colorada where is the town of Piriapolis. Nostalgic Uruguay: 5 km from the villa is this small seafront town with a very nostalgic Uruguayan atmosphere in an environment that is different from Punta del Este. In Piriapolis is Hotel Argentino, which is a big hotel that was built in the 30s and that remained intact with its period lams and golden mouldings. The palace also has thermal baths with indoor and outdoor pools. At night, there are often concerts and tango shows. In addition to the Hotel Argentino, in Piriapolis, you can admire many Art Deco houses and go up by cable car to the top of the mountain overlooking the town and the sea. In the streets, there are many old cars: visiting Piriapolis is a like a time travel. There are also themed tours about the story of the town, which was founded by the industrialist Francisco Piria, a legendary figure, with visits of symbolic places of its time. This place, unlike Punta del Este, is not frequented by many foreign tourists. Cabo Polonio, swimming with the dolphins: 2 h by car from the villa, Cabo Polonio is a nature reserve where you can see whales at certain times of the year (September-December) and swim with dolphins looking for human contact. We are around 10 km from the small village of Cabo Polonio by car. From here, you can reach it with big open jeeps or on a horse back. Cabo Polonio is on a rock promontory where you can admire a colony of sea lions. The panorama from the top of the lighthouse is wonderful. Cabo Polonio is surrounded by high dunes (you can also walk in the dunes and if you want, within 2 h, reach the typical village of Valizas, which is a bit hippy). The water in Cabo Polonio is green and clear with nice waves. The small houses of the village are colourful and inhabited by fishermen or Argentinian tourists who tastefully renovated these old houses. Cabo Polonio is a place away from the world, away from everything. Punta del Este between sea and movida: Punta del Este is around 30 minutes from the house. It is considered as the Saint-Tropez of Latin America with glamour atmosphere on the beach and a pretty crazy nightlife. Very trendy: aperitif facing the setting sun in Barra de Punta del Este. Punta del Este spreads over several km along the coast. It has different localities: Punta Ballena (rocky peninsula where is located the Casapueblo of the artist Paez Vilaro and the Lussich Arboretum), the central part of Punta del Este (a sort of small Miami with large buildings), La Barra and José Ignacio (localities with small houses and villas immersed in nature, golden youth atmosphere). In Punta del Este, there are tourists from all over the world, many young people but also quite a few billionaires. This place also preserved a wild and natural aspect with its huge beaches that are often unfrequented. It is a real pleasure to go to Punta del Este and then get back to the more peaceful and ecological atmosphere of Punta Colorada where is the town of Piriapolis. Nostalgic Uruguay: 5 km from the villa is this small seafront town with a very nostalgic Uruguayan atmosphere in an environment that is different from Punta del Este. In Piriapolis is Hotel Argentino, which is a big hotel that was built in the 30s and that remained intact with its period lams and golden mouldings. The palace also has thermal baths with indoor and outdoor pools. At night, there are often concerts and tango shows. In addition to the Hotel Argentino, in Piriapolis, you can admire many Art Deco houses and go up by cable car to the top of the mountain overlooking the town and the sea. In the streets, there are many old cars: visiting Piriapolis is a like a time travel. There are also themed tours about the story of the town, which was founded by the industrialist Francisco Piria, legendary figure, with visits of symbolic places of its time. This place, unlike Punta del Este, is not frequented by many foreign tourists. Cabo Polonio, swimming with the dolphins: 2 h by car from the villa, Cabo Polonio is a nature reserve where you can see whales at certain times of the year (September-December) and swim with dolphins looking for human contact. We are around 10 km from the small village of Cabo Polonio by car. From here, you can reach it with big open jeeps or on a horse back. Cabo Polonio is on a rock promontory where you can admire a colony of sea lions. The panorama from the top of the lighthouse is wonderful. Cabo Polonio is surrounded by high dunes (you can also walk in the dunes and if you want, within 2 h, reach the typical village of Valizas, which is a bit hippy). The water in Cabo Polonio is green and clear with nice waves. The small houses of the village are colourful and inhabited by fishermen or Argentinian tourists who tastefully renovated these old houses. Cabo Polonio is a place away from the world, away from everything.


Owner
Francoise Kadri Martinelli
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2017

About Francoise Kadri Martinelli

We have lived 4 years in Uruguay, we are journalists and we love this country and particularly Punt Colorada because the village has a particular atmosphere and the inhabitants (who live here all year round or have a secondary residence) are very attached to this place that they try to protect from the housing speculation with a “comision de fomento”. It is sort of the opposite of Punta del Este, it is more for families with young children or teenagers. The place is quiet and far away from the nightclubs, bars and trendy places of Barra de la Punta del Este or José Ignacio while being not as hippy or in bad state as some localities of the department of Rocha.

Francoise Kadri Martinelli purchased this villa in 2004

Why Francoise Kadri Martinelli chose Maldonado

To finance the maintenance of the house because it is by the sea, it often needs renovation, repairs and maintenance of the wooden parts.

What makes this villa unique

The house by the sea is stunning and very well maintained and the rates are affordable. We love our 3 terraces including the one of the roof to see the starry sky of Punta Colorada at night. In our opinion, we also have wonderful panoramic views from the 3 sides. The design of the house is inspired by Japanese houses that are Zen, peaceful and immersed in nature. The garden is very relaxing and is ideal for children. Beds are comfortable (all orthopaedic). The dining room and the open plan kitchen are on the first floor to always enjoy the views. This layout can be disconcerting but over time, it is a brilliant find of our architects. We did not buy this house, we built and designed it with 2 young female architects from Montevideo. We spent many nights with them choosing between different building plans and they even designed the units of the kitchen and the beds of the bedroom. The bathrooms also are the result of their creativity with carefully chosen accessories.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Maldonado in Maldonado Department

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • Carefully decorated modern bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King-size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • In bedrooms 2 and 3: bunk beds for 2 people and an extra trundle bed. Many storage spaces in the cupboards. Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 are on the ground floor. Bedroom 4 is in the living area on the first floor with sea view. All units have been designed according to a modern design of the house’s architects. Very nice bedding.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Naturism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • Water sports
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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Beautiful seafront villa close to Punta del Este in Uruguay, quiet movida
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
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5

Hermosa propiedad, muy cómoda. Ubicación: increibles vistas en un zona muy tranquila.

  • 5 of 5

Nos alojamos 5 adultos y 2 niñas. Disfrutamos de cada uno de los ambientes de la casa. Estuvimos muy cómodos. La casa está muy buen equipada. Se ubica a cuadras de las playas " brava " , " mansa" y "san francisco. Se puede acceder a las mismas caminando, en auto o en bici. Tambien hay un autoservicio con verduleria, panaderia y pizzeria a 4 cuadras.

Marcelo, el encargado, estuvo atento y siempre dispuesto a resolver cualquier inconveniente. Fue un gusto alojarnos 15 días. Gracias!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Holidays

  • 5 of 5

We're just back from our stay at Françoise and Leonardos' house in Punta Colorada.

We stayed there about two weeks in march 2017 : the weather was great too, sunny, hot enough.

The villa is located in a small area with other villas, quiet, in the wood, very near the beaches.

We've rented a car to go shopping, and visiting the area, real typical Uruguay, where life goes slowly, and the people are cool and calm.

The house has a nice garden, upstairs are the kitchen and living-room. Most of all, there are 3 terraces, to have lunch for one (with large BBK for parilladas !!), one for breakfast and very upstairs one for sleeping or reading with seaview.

The house is well equiped with all stuff for cooking.

The point is that house is a perfect step for visiting around : Piriapolis, Punta Del Este, Minas and the countryside.

It's easy to reach the villa from Montevideo's airport (1h30 about).

We enjoyed all Uruguay, quiet people, beaches, green countryside and the life there, a great country away from western madness !!

We hope to go back soon,

Laure from France.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Maison agréable à vivre en famille

  • 5 of 5

Je conseillerai cette maison pour une grande famille.

Nous avons fait de nombreux asados, la viande uruguayenne étant un véritable régal

2 plages accessibles à pied, une épicerie à 10-15mn à pied

Nous avons trouvé pratiquement tout ce qu'il nous fallait, nous aurions juste apprécié en plus un grille pain, un parasol pour la plage

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Pasamos unos días muy lindos,la casa posee todas las comodidades ofrecidas,volveremos

  • 5 of 5

Optima para pasar unas vacaciones conectado a la naturaleza,si querés Aire acondicionado ,wifi,y cable gratis,no es esta la opción,pero si buscas algo para desenchufarte es imperdible,muy buena construcción,buena vista y ubicación cercana a la costa,excelente mobiliario

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias por los comentarios. Muy amable. Aire condicionada no es necesaria la mayoria del tiempo. Y hay algunos ventiladores para los dias de mas calor. Internet: lo estamos instalando y desde octubre vamos a tener buena coneccion wifi.
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5

Tres agreable maison tres fonctionnelle

  • 5 of 5

La maison est tres agreable et tres bien entretenue. Nous avons passe d excellentes vacances et beaucoup profite des terrasses et du jardin. La plage la plus proche est peu frequentee, un vrai luxe aux environs de Punta. Nous reviendrons. Valere

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Punta Colorada est un endroit spécial. La maison essaye d'épouser son énergie particulière avec élégance et discrétion. La mer doit prendre le dessus de toutes choses. C'est un endroit pour dormir, décompresser, vivre au rythme de la plage et de la météo parfois capricieuse.
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Un placer!

  • 5 of 5

Pasamos unos hermosos dias en familia. La casa super comoda, muy linda, con todas las comodidades. Punta Colorada es muy tranquilo, sereno. A pasos del mar, se pueden escuchar las olas rompiendo. Un placer!!!

Con seguridad volveremos.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias Es un lugar encantador Tiene una energià especial Estamos contentos que lo habian entendido
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Punta del Este
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Tartaruga
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Montevideo
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Punta Ballena
Nearest Train
100 Kilometres
Montevideo
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Piriapolis
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Tartaruga
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Punta Colorada
Car: recommended

Close to Punta del Este, on the seafront, 150 m away from a stunning white sandy beach and lovely preserved dunes. Beautiful contemporary two-storey architect house with 2 fitted terraces with sea view, solarium and large garden. The village of Punta Colorada only has around 100 houses, immersed in the green Atlantic maquis yet very close to the “movida” of Punta del Este and only 15 minutes from the airport. The house can sleep up to 10 people including 2 on the sofa-bed. It is very close to Piriapolis: thermal baths and shows at the Art Deco Hotel Argentino, tennis, restaurants and many shops. You can go horse riding close to the house. There are different unspoilt quiet beaches which are ideal for suffers. Right behind the house is the typical rolling Uruguayan countryside. To visit José Ignacio, Cabo Polonio, La Pedrera, the region of Rocha and Montevideo, you need 1 h to 2 h. Golf: different golf courses in Punta Ballena, Laguna del Sauce (Club del Lago), Punta del Este and José Ignacio.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Maldonado, Central & South America

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
PRINTEMPS AVANCE
1 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£340
for 3 nights
£794
 
 
TRES HAUTE SAISON
30 Dec 2017 - 14 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
£2,293
for 14 nights
£1,146
 
 
TRES HAUTE SAISON
15 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
12 night minimum stay
£1,814
for 12 nights
£1,058
 
 
HAUTE FEVRIER
1 Feb 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
£529
for 5 nights
From
£106
£794
 
 
CARNAVAL FEVRIER
10 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£476
for 4 nights
From
£119
£794
 
 
HAUTE FEVRIER
19 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
£504
for 5 nights
£705
 
 
MOYENNE AUTOMNE
1 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£423
for 4 nights
From
£106
£617
 
 
AUTOMNE BASSE
12 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£423
for 4 nights
From
£106
£573
 
 
SEMAINE TOURISME
25 Mar 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£317
for 3 nights
From
£106
£661
 
 
MOYENNE AUTOMNE
2 Apr 2018 - 11 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£291
for 3 nights
From
£97
£529
 
 
AUTOMNE BASSE SAISON
12 Apr 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£238
for 3 nights
From
£79
£617
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£176
for 2 nights
From
£88
£485
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Il faut verser une caution de 200 dollars à l'arrivée qui vous sera restituée en l'absence de dégâts.
Tous les charges (électricité, eau, gaz, vidange de la fosse septique) sont comprises, sauf le ménage final qui est obligatoire (au maximum 50 dollars) à payer à part.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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