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Private Home in Bariloche: Illihue

PRIVATE HOME IN PATAGONIA

Looking for a private home to rent in Patagonia for your family or group? Illihue is a private family-owned estate offered exclusively through LANDED. The home rests on a peninsula on the southern shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi, in the Argentine Lake District of northern Patagonia.

The property is roughly 2.5 miles from the Llao Llao Resort, 25 minutes from ski base in Cerro Catedral, and 45 minutes from the Bariloche airport.

Illihue is an ideal base for exploring this vast alpine region. Guests usually stay five nights. LANDED can arrange private lake cruises; kayak, horseback, and bicycle excursions; fly fishing, volcano and forest treks; cooking and photography classes; and rafting trips.

Property

Illihue was completed in 2008. The 11,840-square foot home rests on 4 acres of land. The estate has more than 1,500 feet of frontage on Lake Nahuel Huapi.

The main house can accommodate 15 guests. Just off from the main house is a caretaker house that measures approximately 1,600 square feet.

The homeowners—Marcelo and Augstina Blanco—were both born in Argentina, but have lived in the United States for nearly 20 years. As a way to stay connected to their home country and 3 children, they built Illihue as a meeting place for friends and family. It is considered a celebration of the culture and beauties of the Argentine Lake District.

Accommodations and Amenities

Though the main house spans 3 levels, its design gives it an intimate feel with warm wooded interiors.

The house has a total of 6 bedrooms and an additional bedroom used for nanny or staff.

The lower level has a master bedroom and 3 additional bedrooms. Each bedroom has a full bathroom. The upper level has 2 bedrooms, each with their own bathroom.

The main level of the home has a cozy living room, large dining room, family room, kitchen, two powder rooms and a laundry room.

The main level of the home also features an indoor swimming pool. Other amenities include a built-in barbecue, jacuzzi with wooden deck, sprinkler system, fireplaces in the living room, DirectTV and Wi-Fi.

Daily maid service and pool maintenance is included with your stay. The caretaker can assist with grocery shopping and cooking, as he is an experienced chef. Continental breakfast can also be arranged.

How to Reserve Illihue

Dreaming of Patagonia for your next family vacation? Want to experience the best of Pataonia’s amplified landscapes and warm welcomes?

Reach out to one of our expert travel planners today. We’re at your service.

Looking for the perfect vacation in Patagonia? LANDED provides personalized, custom travel within Central America, South America, and the Antarctic. We’ll create a unique itinerary plan tailored to your interests and dreams. Experience the trip of a lifetime. Speak with one of our expert travel planners today at 801.582.2100.

Parador Resort & Spa

Parador Resort & Spa (formerly known as Hotel El Parador) is a family-friendly resort located at the southern end of the Punta Quepos promontory on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast.

Twelve acres of rainforest—home to sloths, monkeys, and colorful birds—surround the hotel.

Biesanz Beach, can be accessed by a steep footpath in under ten minutes. The pale-sand beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park can be reached by car in ten minutes.

Accommodations 

The 129 rooms and suites are furnished with air conditioning, television, security box, mini-bar, and hairdryer. Some upper category rooms add ocean views. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

The suites offer views of the ocean, jungle, or hotel garden.


Garden Rooms 

The hotel’s 25 Garden Rooms (each with two queen-size beds) have direct access to the hotel’s flower gardens.

Premium Rooms 
The 9 Premium Rooms (each with two queen-size beds) offer ocean or jungle views.

Vista Suites
The 28 king-bedded Vista Suites feature private jacuzzis, full-size tubs, sleeper sofas, and large balcony.

Vista Master Suites
The Two Vista Master Suites each feature a master bedroom, living room, two televisions, private jacuzzi, and king-size bed.

Family Suite
The Family Suite measures approximately 1,851 square feet. It is furnished with three king-size beds.

Premium Plus Rooms 
The 9 king-bedded Premium Plus rooms have partial views of the Pacific Ocean.

Penthouse
The Penthouse offers a panoramic view​ of the Pacific and distant Manuel Antonio National Park. The Penthouse’s master suite is furnished with a king-size bed and private jacuzzi.
A second bedroom has two queen-size beds and another bathroom.
The penthouse is also equipped with a kitchen, living room, dining room, and two balconies.

Amenities

Among the resort’s amenities are three swimming pools, a sundeck, three restaurants, four bars, a spa, playground, tennis court, and fitness center. The surrounding forest is lined with hiking trails.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT EL PARADOR? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.

Hyatt Centric Montevideo

Located in the beachfront neighborhood of Pocitos in Montevideo, Hyatt Centric Montevideo offers beach views and access to the waterfront promenades.

Accommodations 

The 178 guest rooms feature contemporary furnishings, original artwork, and a neutral palettes.

In-room amenities include a television, air-conditioning, bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer, and a security box. Crib or rollaway bedding can be added, subject to availability.

Amenities

Among Hyatt Centric Montevideo’s amenities are a heated indoor pool, large fitness center, meeting space, concierge, 24-hour room service, bar, and restaurant.

Exploring Montevideo 

Montevideo is the most relaxed capital city we’ve encountered; that’s a big part of its appeal. Today it’s known for leafy parks, urban beaches, world-class soccer, and mate shared with a smile.

Highlights include the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Cabildo, the Solís Theater and the Torres García Museum.

Montevideo also hosts a fine collection of museums and galleries. This city is adorned with sprawling parks and wide beaches. La Rambla, Montevideo’s multi-mile waterfront promenade, stretches from downtown to the trendy eastern beaches of Pocitos, Buceo, and Carrasco.

Visitors can rent bicycles, windsurf, or join in a friendly game of beach volleyball. Nearby, the Parque Rodo neighborhood is anchored by a 62-acre park, known for its lush gardens, emerald lakes, and jubilant carnival rides.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT HYATT CENTRIC MONTEVIDEO? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.

The Springs Resort & Spa

The Springs is a family-friendly lodge located on a riverside reserve outside the town of La Fortuna, Costa Rica. On clear days, the Arenal Volcano can be seen in the distance.

Between the main lodge and the guestrooms, you’ll find a chain of 18 soaking and plunge pools, naturally heated by volcanic hot springs.

Accommodations

The Springs has 180 rooms, suites, and villas—something for everyone. Guestrooms are furnished with security box, television, minibar, bathrobes, slippers, and hairdryer. Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge.

Some upper category accommodations add private patios facing the Arenal Volcano. Every suite is equipped with marble bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs and terraces or balconies.

Amenities

Among The Springs’ amenities are three restaurants, a bar, and a 14,000-square foot spa and fitness center.

The Club Rio Outdoor Center, located on the Arenal River below the lodge, offers river tubing, kayaking, and a wildlife rescue center.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT THE SPRINGS RESORT & SPA? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.

Nayara Tented Camp

Nayara Tented Camp is located within Arenal Volcano National Park—home to hummingbirds, sloths, and toucans. The camp rests on a forested hillside. On cloudless days, the Arenal Volcano can be seen in the distance.

Arenal volcano in costa rica with a plume of smoke

Accommodations 

The project has 18 tents; 12 of which are mirror-image tents that can be linked two-by-two to create two-bedroom units.

Each tent cabin is equipped with air conditioning, hot-spring-fed plunge pool, outdoor shower, wood floors, and en suite bathroom with soaking tub.

Amenities

Among the amenities at Nayara Tented Camp are a swimming pool, restaurant, and terrace. Farther down the hillside, guests can enjoy plunge pools fed by natural hot springs.

View of Arenal volcano, shot over dense green cloud forest in Costa Rica on leisure travel

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT NAYARA TENTED CAMP? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.