The Bustillo Residence

san carlos de bariloche, argentina
3 bedroom - 2 bath
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$425 per night (USD)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 9
2 queen
2 bunk bed
1 twin / single

Perks for the Parents

This exceptional Swiss Chalet home on a beautiful glacier lake in the heart of the lake district in Northern Patagonia, Argentina is a wonderful family retreat. With 2 acres around it plus a private beach, and easy access to the town center, ski resort, hiking trails, golf and polo and the airport, it makes for a fabulous trip. Sunsets are terrific. Babysitting and catering available. Yacht or sailboat rentals are available at the local marina, a 15-minute walk from the house.

Why Kids Love it

This lodge is a children’s paradise: go swimming on the private beach, fish off the dock, hike around the property, and pick berries by the lake. Inside there is a great family space with 2 living rooms large enough to spread out. Books, wooden trains, board games and puzzles are provided from ages infant to 10 years old. Nearby you’ll find playgrounds, tennis, indoor soccer, boat rides, gondolas, and bus rides around the lake. Baby toys, feeding bottles, sippy cups and baby bath can be provided upon request.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 days. No stairgate to the main staircase, but there is a secure wooden door that can be kept shut. Note that due to historic landmark detailing in the home, parents must take care - kids may not play ball inside the home and arts and crafts can be done on the patio only. Toddlers need to be on their best behavior. No smoking on property. Bustillo Rentals is across the street for car rental. A car/taxi shuttle to and from the airport can be arranged for an extra fee. Pets not allowed; there are outdoor cats and dogs living on the property. The groundskeeper family clean the home daily and maintain the property. Laundry, cooking and babysitting is available for an extra fee.

About the Location

The residence is in in San Carlos de Bariloche in the Rio Negro province in the southwestern part of Argentina near the Chilean border. Bariloche is a 3-hour plane ride from Buenos Aires. The home is approximately 25 minutes from the international airport (BRC). It is a hideaway in the foothills of the Andes with lakes, mountains and rivers to explore, along with a vibrant town with kid-friendly cafes, artisanal chocolate shops, craft markets, carousel and more. Note that the seasons are reversed - American summer is Argentina’s winter and vice versa. Normally it is chilly from May to October, and warm from November to March. The ski and snowboard season runs from mid-June to early October, and fishing season from November to April.

Accommodation Details

Three bedroom split-level home with a large living room, commercial kitchen, family dock and pebbled beach, plus 2 acres of land for walks and exploration. There are 3 bedrooms: bedroom 1 - queen bed with view of the lake and mountains. Bedroom 2 - children’s bedroom with twin bunk bed and a twin bed. Bedroom 3 - twin bunk bed with a queen bed and a sunny view of the lake and property.

Style Notes

This log and granite Swiss chalet home was commissioned in 1938 by the Riggolo family to the famous Argentine architect, Alejandro Bustillo, who also designed the town center, the principal Cathedral, and many landmarks in Buenos Aires. The interior is filled with skin rugs, Cypress furniture and antiques mixed with modern day lighting and paintings. The walls are exposed stone mixed with wooden panels. The owners’ son painted the artwork hanging over the sofa in the living room when he was 1.

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Jennie Y.
Member since June 15, 2015
When I discovered Kid and Coe, I thought it would be a great place to share our Historic Patagonia lake house property with families from around the world. I'm a city girl who loves to discover food destinations, snapping pictures of cool designs and finding kid friendly spots for my son to discover. He's a nine year old with a radar for museums, folding origami, reading about monsters, and seafood. While my husband, is the ultimate BBQ grill master, a fly fisherman, an archery fanatic and the most knowledgeable creature enough this world, together we love to eat, explore new cultures, and laugh with the unknown. No adventure is too far for us.

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Argentina meets Switzerland

Known as Bariloche, this town in the foothills of the Andes on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake is great for skiing, fishing, lake swimming and watersports. As South America’s largest ski area, it is particularly popular from June to October, and with an excess of chalets and chocolate shops, it has a strangely Swiss atmosphere too. Take a cable car ride up to Mount Otto, eat fondue in restaurants and visit the Paleontology Museum to find out about lost dinosaurs and the region's natural history.