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VILLA LAS DUNAS
4 BEDROOMS | 8 GUESTS | SANTA MONICA BEACH, JOSÉ IGNACIO
This superb beachfront villa is located on the golden sands of Santa Monica Beach - an exclusive coastal strip five minutes away from José Ignacio.
Villa Las Dunas features a level of décor, furnishing and equipment that is second to none in the area, including state-of-the-art split air conditioners in each bedroom and in all living areas, central floor heating (in the unlikely event it is required), an exquisite mix of vintage and designer furniture and fittings, large plasma TVs with home theater systems, alarm system, pool heating system, screen and blackout curtains, and the list goes on.
From the private parking area to the left side of the property, its imposing main entrance door framed by giant palm trees leads to a good sized hall with the star attraction being a vintage motorcycle. A wooden staircase in front of the main entrance leads to a glass mezzanine lit by a large skylight, providing access to four ample bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. To the right there’s a guest toilet, a well-appointed playroom, a modern fully equipped kitchen and laundry, and a fifth bedroom with an ensuite bathroom that can accommodate an additional guest or a nanny.
The beach can be enjoyed from both inside and out, thanks to the large floor-to-ceiling windows that adorn the living and dining rooms, creating a sense of fusion with the deck, beach and sea beyond.
Its large wooden deck is an oasis in itself, featuring an outdoor lounge, traditional parilla, and best of all, a sail-shaped heated pool surrounded by sun loungers - all just a moments walk from the directly accessible beach.
Villa Las Dunas provides a high level of comfort and tranquility on the beach, being ideal for a stylish family with kids or a group of friends.
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Taxes, notary and registry fees must be paid by purchaser, the sales commission to BBH is 3% (plus V.A.T.) of the total sale value which must also be paid by the buyer as stipulated by Uruguayan regulations.
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The physical appearance of this small town has changed little over the past decade. For much of the year, the sandy streets of the former fishing village on the country’s Atlantic coast are silent and un-trodden, the avant-garde designer houses half-hidden behind modest fishing shacks, and tumbledown cottages shuttered and empty. Even its grassy plaza is unadorned by anything more showy than a bed of lavender. Yet once a year, artists, aristocrats, and A-list celebrities transform the coastline into South America’s most exclusive — yet determinedly rustic — year-end enclave.
Described as one of the hippest places on the planet at New Year and there is little doubt that, along with Trancoso in North-east Brazil, José Ignacio can make a strong claim on being the hottest place in South America to party in the New Year. First impressions of José Ignacio, the pueblo, is that it looks like a film set and this feeling is only heightened by the glamorous extras that throng the streets, cafes and the two beaches, the mansa and the brava. Nestled in sand dunes overlooking an endless beach, Parador La Huella is everyone’s favourite restaurant and its tables and bar are packed from the time it opens at midday until it closes sometime in the early hours. The menu is perfect for the beach – grilled brotola (a substantial white-fish that gets hauled from the ocean in front of the restaurant), crispy-thin pizzas, oven-charred baby squid, a sushi bar and, of course, the best steaks in the world are perennials on a menu that otherwise changes daily – and the service is snappy and informal. Prices are fair even in high season, the coffee reaches the table piping hot and the rosé is served icy cold. If only all beach bars were made this way. The only price to pay is the wait for a table in the season, not least as the secret is out about this part of the coast.
Yet, even at the busiest times when parked Porsches and SUV’s clog the sandy streets, there are still good and rather more down-to-earth options available. Manolo’s, the world’s most glamorous butcher’s shop, sells huge milanesa sandwiches to bikini-clad beauties and further up the street the little supermarket does a brisk trade in iced champagne, emapanadas, cigarettes and freshly baked bread. Despite the increasing hype and invariable comparisons to Ibiza or the Hamptons, Marbella or St Tropez, ‘as they were back in the day’, it’s a place that hasn’t sold out and clearly hasn’t lost its soul. This, I am sure, is down to Uruguay herself, the most down-to-earth, least pretentious country in the region, whose greatest asset is its people. It is true this coast has the feel of a previous era when the world was a simpler, better place: the endless under-developed coastline; the absence of drunken hordes by night; empty beaches by day; all coupled with the fact that it still not that easy to get to from anywhere else. But what it is most of all, it’s essence, is that it this little corner of South America still has a style that is all of its own that rubs its magic dust on everyone who visits. Prepare to be seduced.