Casa Vista-Zapallar is a wonderfully unique and dazzling home built on the hillside of the Zapallar village. The quality-built house has been constructed to preserve from inside the awesome vistas of the ocean, mountains and town. The floor-to-ceiling dual-paned windows not only protect the views, but they preserve the natural lighting in the living space. The open floor plan, tall ceilings, and many windows contribute to the airy feeling of the home’s interior. Wooden floors run throughout the house. Although the house usually stays a comfortable temperature, a fireplace is there when the occasional fire is needed to take the chill off the air. Although maybe not needed for warmth, the fireplace is always there to contribute to the evening’s ambiance for relaxing after a long day at the beach or walking and exploring the neighboring towns and coastline.
The house has three terraces for enjoying Zapallar’s pleasant environment. The main terrace offers an exceptional space for enjoying the vistas, catching the sunset, or entertaining some company. The breakfast deck, like the dining room inside, catches the morning sun and is perfect for enjoying your coffee or fresh bread from the local bakery. The built-in barbeque is perfect for a Chilean ‘asado’ in the evening. The rooftop terrace, what we refer to as the Pisco Deck, offers expansive ocean, mountain, and town views, and is a great place to enjoy the sunset.
Casa Vista-Zapallar was constructed in 2007. The kitchen, incorporated in the open floor plan, while still unfinished, is well-equipped, totally functional, and has been the producer of many a Chilean feast. There is no central heating in the house, but with Zapallar’s mild climate, the temperature inside the home is usually very pleasant. On those occasions that there is a chill, a fire in the fireplace warms things up very quickly. In the bedroom area, we provide a portable propane heater in case it is desired. There is one off-street spot for parking. The central location of the house means it is only a short walk to town to get fresh bread in the morning. While the beach is pleasurable five minute walk down the hillside, it is a manageable fifteen minute walk back up.
We have our house available for rent to couples. We make available our guest room, which has a double bed, as well as the sole use of the main living spaces of the home. Zapallar is a place where the usual rental is a large home, for those large Chileans families, and is a harder renting situation for couples. We felt this was a service that we could provide. If it matters, ‘No Smoking’ is a rule of the house. Even our Chilean friends make use of our terraces for smoking their cigarettes.
Zapallar is a wonderful place to make a stop during your trip though Chile. And it is a stop that no one ever regrets, always treasures.