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Valparaiso Experience Apartments
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We just finished a 5 night stay in one of Bart’s ECCO apartments. It is fantastic! This is the place to stay in Valparaiso! I had found his location and website last year during our first trip to “Valpo”, and then read all about he and Marcella’s business and various lodging options. When I first enquired for our upcoming trip Bart responded immediately with a welcoming tone and complete information. All the communications about booking and the inevitable changes were done quickly and clearly.

When we arrived and met Bart for the first time he helped us carry our bags down the stairs and with parking our car. When we opened the door to apartment #2 and saw the furnishings, cleanliness, modern kitchen, deck and THE VIEW!, we knew we were going to be happy! Then Bart became the perfect host and concierge with a full briefing on the apartment, dining options, local attractions, etc. He also has it all laid out in a guidebook that is kept in each apartment. Everything has been thought out and prepared, nothing has been overlooked for the vacation renter.

The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are modern with plenty of warm water and privacy, the Wi-Fi and TV’s are fast and new, it is a place you could live for a long time. And then Valparaiso! It has become our favorite city in the world – bohemian, artsy, freewheeling, random and reckless – with wonderful charm, character and cuisine all in the nicest weather you can imagine. Some might find it dirty or loud but it is safe and has a special feeling you will not find in many corners of the world; we love the place.

Book with Bart and the Valparaiso Experience, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Valpo-Experience, Propietario at Valparaiso Experience Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

Thanks Pete for the detailed description of your Valparaiso Experience, much appreciated.
For us it is a true pleasure to host such interesting and nice guests like you, specially sharing the love Chile and particularly the city Valparaiso. Untill very soon, safe travels!
Bart
Valparaiso Experience

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Our experience of renting the ECCO apartment for 3 nights went smoothly from initial inquiry to departure day when Bart called us a taxi and carried our luggage down the stairs when we left for our cruise. He speaks 5 languages and seems to love his work: he certainly made us feel personally welcomed and was very accommodating with our need for early check in. He is available on site if needed for any questions or concerns. The apartment is quite comfortable and I recommend the ECCO apartments' double glazed windows if you are sensitive to the ubiquitous Valparaiso barking dogs!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We (2 couples from Australia) arrived at Bart's exemplary 2 bedroom eco appartment and stayed for 3 nights. We immediately realised that all the hard work we had done researching our trip to Chile had definitely paid off. The appartment is immaculately clean with the bedrooms upstairs (1 ensuite) and a bathroom/laundry downstairs. The decor is very modern with a fully equiped kitchen and floor to ceiling sliding glass doors which capture the expansive views out over Valporaiso and the harbour - very des res. There is a great restauraunt just up the hill near Pablo Naruda's house - Ode de Pacific - outstanding seafood.
The appartment's location is great for exploring the city and even though there are a lot of steps they are very easily managed. There is a bar b que on the balcony - great for unwinding with a Chilean wine or beer after a days sight seeing
Bart and his partner were expecting their second child at any moment and Bart was very kind to take time out to chat with us and give us tips for the city and surrounding areas - even going beyond the call of duty and making a reservation for us on the next stage of our journey - Matetic Vinyard in Casa Blanca. We were delighted when we received a text from Bart 2 weeks later in Patagonia to announce the birth of son Enzo. Congratulations and thank you again for a wonderful stay on Bella Vista. We are recommending Valporaiso Experience to all our friends.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Valpo-Experience, Propietario at Valparaiso Experience Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2013

Thanks for your kind words, it was great hosting you and happy we could make arrangements for you at the winery, sounds like you had a great trip in Chile.
Our son Enzo is doing fine and started writing his own blog from the early start, enzoomar.com.

Safe travels & hasta pronto

Bart

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We (2 adults, 2 young children) stayed for a couple nights in the Pablo Neruda apartment which I think was ideal for young kids. The location wasn't ideal for using a pram! - but we didn't find this too great a problem. We would have loved to stay for longer- it had a very tranquil vibe, friendly hosts, & everything we needed was there. We will definitely be back on our next visit to Chile, hopefully for a little longer this time.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Watching the changing light over water and city made us never want to leave our perch. The modern, open floor plan was perfect with plenty of space. Amazed at what we were able to prepare in the kitchen, and the washer was great to have for our extended stay. Ignacio was so helpful and thoughtful, and Bart was kind enough to help us with groceries (thanks again Bart). The amazing artwork everywhere, and comfortable beds made for a very enjoyable stay. Hard to leave such a great place.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Susan R
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Valpo-Experience, Owner at Valparaiso Experience Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2013

A great pleasure hosting appreciative and nice travellers like Susan!
Happy to help out with groceries for a great barbecue on the deck terrace of the ECCO Duplex apartment, good company, a bottle of wine and the views make it another memorable Valparaiso Experience!

Safe travels, hasta pronto

Bart

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Wonderful views. Clean and well kept apartments. Stayed with family for 4 nights. The apartment we rented was a bit on the narrow side for the 5 of us. We used the well stocked kitchen every night and had wine on the small patio looking out over the port.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Valpo-Experience, Propietario at Valparaiso Experience Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2013

This nice & polite family of 5 persons ended their cruise in Valparaiso and crowned they vacation in summer and high season at an ECCO Duplex apartment with 2 ample terraces and great ocean views. With 2 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms, the ECCO Duplex apartments are prepared and rented for 4 persons, but while traveling with 3 generations - grandmother, 2 parents and 2 adolescents - we made an exception so the family could stay together. A bigger ECCO unit was actually available for them, however the bedding arrangement was more convenient in the unit they decided upon. For us a pleasure to host this lovely family, safe travels & hasta pronto!

Bart
Owner Valparaiso Experience

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in the two ECCO apartments with our 4 children and loved it! The apartments are modern, clean, functional, and well supplied. Clean linens, towels, supplied kitchen, and a washer. And the views were amazing with views of the ocean and the city. We felt at home, at ease, and safe. Bart and Marcela were the perfect hosts. Extremely helpful, prompt, and friendly.

We loved that the apartment was in the city and in a neighborhood so we could get the real feel of Valparaiso. Our whole family, including all our children (ages 3-12), didn't want to leave. Thank you to Bart and Marcela for a great get away!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Valpo-Experience, Owner at Valparaiso Experience Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2013

Thanks dear family, it was great having you here and enjoy you stay at the ECCO Duplex apartments so much.
What can we add, other than looking forward to hosting you again soon, hasta pronto!

Bart & Marcela

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Address: Pasaje Santa Margarita 234 | Cerro Bellavista, Valparaiso 2371881, Chile
Location: Chile > Valparaiso Region > Valparaiso
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 242 Specialty Lodging in Valparaiso
Price Range: $141 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Valparaiso Experience offers great ocean view apartments on a superb location on Bellavista hill, Valparaiso, Chile. This colourful city is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, very lively & enjoyable, and probably Chile's most attractive city: while here, make sure this will be the highlight of your trip, and stay in one of the home rental apartments of Valparaiso Experience: 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms Queen Mary Duplex with large terraces, 3 bedrooms Pablo Neruda Apartment, 2 bdrms Bellavista Cottage with garden, and 4 new luxury ECCO Duplex apartments with ample terraces (2 bedrooms + 2 full bathrooms each); all are fully furnished and boast spectacular views over the Pacific ocean, Andes mountains and coastline. Rated excellent on both Flipkey and Tripadvisor in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 thanks to great reviews from guests, ideal for families with children, groups, couples, solo travellers, business trips, long term stays. Welcome to your Valparaiso Experience! ... more   less 
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