3-bedroom house: contemporary architecture, 3 terraces and 2 bathrooms
Francoise Kadri Martinelli
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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 Punta Colorada
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.
Check-in: 3:30 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:20
Podimos de no hacer mucho ruido sobre todo de noche (Barrio tranquilo) Suplemento 10 dollares si animal Si fuman lo hagan afuera Cuidado incendios
Se paga 1500 pesos de limpieza final llegando en.la casa Se hace check out con esa persona
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Nice property in the amazing Punta Colorada
We travelled from Argentina to Punta Colorada (Uruguay) and arrived to the property one day later than expected due to problems with the A/C of my SUV. Lilians (the lady that received us at the house) was very kind to wait for us the day after.
The condition of the house was good enough. The house is nice and located in the beautiful Punta Colorada, just two blocks from the beach and few miles from Piriapolis and Punta del Este. The beaches are really fantastic although some of them are quite rough for children.
There was some misleading information when we booked the property. First, the information talk about swimming pool, WIFI and cable. After booking, I asked Francoise about the swimming pool and she told me that the information was wrong. from the house pictures, I realized that no swimming pool was in the house. However, we got badly surprised when we arrived because we have to pay for WIFI connection and cable, which in Uruguay is really expensive. The owner just paid an initial 500 Uruguayan pesos (approx. 13.8 U$S dollars) for WIFI which lasted less of a day, and then we have to pay for the rest of the days, and the use was very limited. We also have to pay for cable (DirectTV). Nowadays free WIFI is like electricity and water. When I complained to the owner about this situation she told me that this was another mistake on the information provided, and just put another 500 pesos. Therefore, if you are going to rent the house be aware that you will have to pay the WIFI and TV cable.
Our stay was very pleasant despite these issues we found at our arrival.
Hermosa propiedad, muy cómoda. Ubicación: increibles vistas en un zona muy tranquila.
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!
Great relaxed spot to explore the beautiful beaches
Beautiful house with plenty of space in a wonderful peaceful little village. You can easily walk to the closeby wonderful beaches and the supermarket in town which has everything you need. In the summertime you should think of some moskito protection. As the wifi is limited we recommend a self provided mobile data connection which works great in the area. On the weekend you should try the wonderful restaurant Tartaruga where you get a wonderful view of the sundown as well as great food. We can highly recommend this place... especially as it offers a perfect starting point to explore the closeby vivid areas as Punta del Este or Piriapolis while staying in a completely relaxed area!
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.
Maison agréable à vivre en famille
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
Pasamos unos días muy lindos,la casa posee todas las comodidades ofrecidas,volveremos
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
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.
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.