8 bedroom house for sale
Chile - Pucón, Araucanía
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- 1.5 Hectares (3.7 Acres)
- Beautiful gardens
- Large yard
- Pool and BBQ area
- Close to beach
Having been available for just several weeks during the high season to friends and a few paying guests this potential Bed & Breakfast is still a clean sheet of paper. Situated back up on the hill but only 2.3 kilometers (1.5 miles) away from the ever popular Lago Villarrica, the view is a bit further out but even better because the surroundings are a woodsy-pasture combination; the summer temperatures are cooler and the environment more peaceful and quieter than those closer to the lakeshore drive.
Located at the end of a gravel road, at the top of a knoll, the parcel is a great find since it has 3.7 acres (1.5ha) and is mostly flat. It's really a good buy since pieces of this size between Pucon and Villarrica are getting rarer and harder to source. And if you find one of comparable size (actually for sale) the angle of the slope may make it too steep to be of reasonable use.
Built one story above ground on heavy duty cement underpinnings and huge wooden piers for the elevated deck, this house feels both massive and solidly built. It is a great place where people feel at ease and inspired. Whilst dining al fresco on the expansive deck and after a few glasses of delicious Chilean wine… a previous guest commented that they felt as if they were really staying overnight in an enchanted tree house.
Utilizing the "U" shape of the traditional Spanish courtyard, a comfortable set-up for both housing and entertaining guests has been created. The eight bedrooms have been configured in a chain or somewhat like a train with inter-connected passenger cars. This clever design creates expandable accommodations with the use of adjoining doorways between the rooms. By opening or closing & locking them at required intervals, modular over night suites can be custom prepared in just a few minutes depending on the needs of your visitors. Each of the rooms has at least a Jack-n-Jill bathroom between the two sleeping rooms. Meanwhile several of the eight bedrooms also have their own private en suite baths.
A second full service kitchen in the corner divides the next segment of rooms from the first and in this manner the house can be easily rented out by halves to guests. This is especially nice for large family groups or those that prefer their own cooking arrangements. Besides the classic individual room rental for couples a different option is to divide the offerings out into thirds and provide a breakfast buffet layout to be served in the secondary kitchen and dinner service options to be catered thru the principal kitchen, serving in the dining room.
With more than ten exterior doors and multiple sets of sliders the whole house is built with outdoor entertaining as its major theme. A no-fuss design contributes to the perfect setting for a relaxing visit, allowing needed time for rest, reflection and enjoyment of one's companions…all with the greatest of local eco-tourism options close at hand. With full access to the main deck from practically everywhere it's not hard to be drawn outside. And once there, you will appreciate the view, the pool, the BBQ area and the great green yard.
Lining the drive and next to the house are mature hydrangea bushes heavy with lovely blue flowers and in bloom the majority of the season. The entire building is trimmed with wrap-around open air decking… and numerous climbing plants at the railing's edge add visual interest. So, it's easy to feel at ease in such a lovely spot and really enjoy yourself.
Owning a property of this kind and with just 12 or so weeks of strong receipts, a retired couple living with modest expenditures should be able to earn enough from tourist dollars to cover their living expenses for the year ahead. This is a great way to semi-retire with an enjoyable lifestyle; and be able to meet people and make new friends.
For the motivated entrepreneur or those with a more generously capitalized pocketbook, there is room for expansion of the business potential. Multiple ideas have been discussed on how to create a larger income stream. Some of these great ideas include having 4 to 6 rentable cabanas built out in the field or next to the tree line. Closing in the ground floor area of the house then adding rentable suites. Creating an enjoyable bistro area central to the courtyard garden or designing a covered space for recreation & exercise.
There are so many choices. Whether you want to just run a traditional B & B or prefer to organize yourself around summertime eco-tourist activities or create theme visits will depend on your personal style and interests. But in either case, Pucon has the traffic and the sizzle for such offerings to be successful and grow.
Both Chileans and international tourists are drawn here in large numbers every year for summer fun and also in winter for skiing the slopes. Reportedly between the small city of Villarrica and the big town of Pucon the summertime floating population is estimated at over 150,000 high season tourists and guests.
Because Chile is safe, politically & financially stable, with practically no debt it's one of the newest TICK countries more highly regarded by investors as a safe-haven for your money over any of the emerging countries commonly referred to as the BRIC nations.
So gather your inspiration, organize your finances, prepare your marketing plans and arrange your trip schedule to come on down to Southern Chile. Beat the crowd, advance your diversification plan and check out this great business opportunity.
Property priced at 13,700 Chilean UF (approx. £455,000)
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