US$70,000 Buys You a Darling Property in Bella Vista, East Coast Uruguay
Driving east from Montevideo, just past the second tollbooth, there is an exit for Piriapolis. Turn and you enter Solis, the first of a string of small communities along the beaches leading to Piriapolis. The next community is Bella Vista or beautiful view.
The few homes visible from the road do not tell you much. You have to venture in to see more. There you will find a variety of attractive homes along quiet streets amid shading trees. Bella Vista is residential; there are few services and no town core. There are no unkempt houses. There is no noise from the passing traffic; yet the beach, from any home, is not a long walk. Even on a hot summer day this beach will not be crowded like the beaches of nearby Punta del Este. The families who live in Bella Vista all year round and those who only use their houses in the summer share “their” beach and it feels almost private. Shopping is done in Piriapolis, just ten kilometers away. Bella Vista is a privileged residential area—beautiful, quiet, and safe.
A nearby attraction is Sierra de las Animas, an amazing recreation area that was closed for decades for conservation reasons and is now open for hiking. The feature items are the Pozo Azules, blue holes. Eight beautiful pools, three of them linked by cascading water, are worth the one and a half hour hike along gently sloped trails.
A year and a half ago, I was invited to an asado at a small home in Bella Vista. It was a wonderful summer day and I really liked the little house where the asado took place. Recently, I learned that the owners of that house have decided to sell it. Although they used it only as a summer/weekend residence, it could also be a full-time residence.
Entering through the fence gate, a neatly graveled driveway spreads to allow parking for several cars in front of the attractive green brick structure. Shrubs in blue macetas flank the large wood and glass entrance doors leading into the living room. On your right, with shuttered windows that face the front, is the master bedroom. An en suite bathroom separates it from the second bedroom, which looks out over the hedged and fenced backyard. To your left is a large and attractively designed fireplace, which serves as a room divider, separating the living room from the large windowed dining area, and a neat, efficient kitchen. Behind the kitchen is the main bathroom. Beyond the glass doors leading to the back is a glassed in “half bedroom” area suitable for summer nights.
The main feature of the backyard is, of course, the parilla area. This one is covered with a wooden roof. The parilla is large and preparation areas flank on both sides. The parilla, a bench table, and stools sit on a very stylish ceramic tiled concrete pad. Just beyond is the horno, an outdoor, wood-fired oven suitable for pizzas or breads. The rest of the back yard is lawn.
The house is 85 square meters and the covered parilla adds another 25 square meters. The lot is 500 square meters. The house is approximately six years old so all electrical and plumbing are recent and problem free. Water and electricity are provided by utility companies. The septic system is hidden in the front yard and easily accessible for periodic draining. All necessary fees to BPS and the local government were properly paid so no pre-sale paperwork is required.
The house is being sold fully furnished. The appliances and equipment include: fridge, stove, microwave, two hot water heaters, and air conditioning in the master bedroom. There are also two ceiling fans for summer air circulation.
The listed price for this little piece of tranquility in beautiful Bella Vista is just US$70,000. Interested? Of course you are. So am I, but I don’t need another house. Drop us a mail at email@example.com to be put in touch with the owners.