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Bellavista Cottage now has central heating! Even with a mild and sunny climate in Valparaiso, in autumn, winter and occasional chilly spring days, you do need some kind of heating. All ECCO Duplex apartments are equipped with central heating; this is so comfortable, we decided to replicate this level of comfort to the garden apartment Bellavista Cottage. Always striving to improve every single Valparaiso Experience, in April 2014 we invested in this structural improvement. A German top brand Junkers heater was installed and 4 radiators and thermostat in the living room, both bedrooms and even in the bathroom. What a luxury and a joy, nothing better than a nice warm home, contemplating the views from your sofa with a glass of wine.
The space and comfort of your own rental apartment, a better experience than any hotel room.
Welcome home! For every booking a bottle of Chilean welcome wine! Nothing better than a warm “welcome home” and a bottle of Chilean wine waiting for you!
Wether you stay just a couple of nights, a week or perhaps months, upon arrival at your Valparaiso Experience Apartment you will have a bottle of typical chilean wine on the dining table.
Did you know that a chilean wine “Reserva” is normally matured between 6 and 12 months on oak barrels, typically red wines. “Gran Reserva” wines in Chile are in general of limited production and matured at least 12 months or more on oak barrels. Since the denominations of wines are not regulated by law in Chile, you might find differences to the general rules just described, also other names are used for (gran) reserva such as single vineyard or vineyard reserve.
For the third year in a row, Valparaiso Experience Apartments is awarded with the highest possible note in the home rental business: 2013 Top Vacation Rental by Flipkey – Tripadvisor.
The many excellent reviews keep us at the top of the list of serviced apartments, better than any hotel, boutique lodge or bed & breakfast.
Check availability and rates now and book your apartment here
Much is at stake for Chile and World Heritage status of the city of Valparaiso.
The approved projects for the construction of a huge shopping mall – Mall Plaza Baron, and the development of an enormous port Terminal 2 along the city coast are cause of major concerns.
If recommendations in the report by the ICOMOS (UNESCO) delegation, who visited the city of Valparaiso in November 2013, are neglected, the 2014 UNESCO assembly might well decide to take away the World Heritage status granted to the city in 2003.
More information in local online newspaper (in spanish) El Martutino
Full ICOMOS UNESCO commission report
Feb. 23rd: Valparaiso Downhill 2014
Pure action and adrenaline!
This is the most sensational urban event of the year, young heroes descending the steep streets of the city, offering a show for the huge crowds along the track.
Great video introducing the track and jumps, “2nd round of City Downhill World Tour 2014 VCA track walk”:
Not for everyone, this is what it feels like on a bike
More than great views, we also sail the Pacific!
Sailing Valparaiso Experience is another great way of exploring the beauty of this enchanting port city.
An adventurous half day excursion sailing along the Pacific coast a through the bay of Valparaiso. Enjoy the views over the port, the “amphitheatre” of the 45 hills of the city, see the cruise manoeuvre in and out the harbour, a great experience!
Includes transfer from your apartment on cerro Bellavista hill to the yacht club, mineral water and a cold beer / soft drink on board, 3-4 hour sailing time on a sailing yacht with captain and crew member, and tranport back to you Valparaiso Experience apartment. What hotel offers this kind of service?!
Hasta pronto at your own Valparaiso Experience!
Australians love Chile, and since about a year Australian airline company Qantas provides direct flights to Chile (daily departures from Sydney), making travels to Chile feasable and affordable. To get in the mood and providing some ideas for travelers with flexible schedule, Qantas published an insight article of Valparaiso in the July edition of the Inflight magazine. Read the full article here.
Entre el 31 de octubre y el 10 de noviembre 2013 Valparaiso Experience proveerá sus apartamentos a los participantes de la 4a edición del Festival Internacional de Fotografía Valparaíso; en la edición del 2012 estuvo a cargo de los talleres el reconocido fotógrafo Antoine d’Agata (agencia Magnum), el resultado de estos trabajos se plasmaron en un libro que será presentado en la inauguración del Festival, a celebrarse nuevamente en www.pcdv.cl (Ex Carcél). Más información sobre el evento en www.fifv.cl
Private walking tour by Tours4Tips!
The perfect introduction to the asymetric beauty of Valparaiso.
Meeting at your apartment, your personal guide takes you for a 3 hours adventurous walk into this world of history, the port glory of the 20th century, fascinating architecture, guiding you through a colorful labyrinth of alleys, pasajes, pintoresc staircases, all on foot and riding the oldest trolleybus line in the world.
Raving reviews by our guests keep rating Valparaiso Experience #1 on Tripadvisor (specialty lodging) and TOP Vacation Rental Awards Winner on FLIPKEY.
Superb location, great comfort and always a personal service; since the opening of our new ECCO Duplex Apartments in November 2011, we more than doubled our capacity to a total of 7 quality ocean view apartments. Your welcome wine is waiting to be opened!