The Best Villas and Vacation Rentals to Book in San Luis, Argentina

Enjoy the rural surroundings and traditional timber porches at the Cabañas La Mision Club de Campo
Enjoy the rural surroundings and traditional timber porches at the Cabañas La Mision Club de Campo | Courtesy of Cabañas La Mision Club de Campo / Expedia
Photo of Sara Darling
10 November 2021

If you’re craving an Argentine getaway devoid of bustling crowds and well-trodden paths, well, we’ve got two words for you: San Luis, central Argentina, in the Sierra Grande mountains. Here, traffic comes in the form of free-roaming horses, and for urban glare, picture clear night skies glittering with celestial stardust. Of course, you’ll want to be as at-one as possible with the unspoilt beauty of this place, so we recommend booking a San Luis villa. You’ll discover the wilder side of this enthralling destination with ease. Here’s our pick of the best cabins and vacation rentals to suit all types of budgets – all bookable with Culture Trip.

Hip, Modernist digs at Parque Los Nogales Apart Hotel

Panoramic mountain views from the pool area at Parque Los Nogales Apart Hotel
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Seeking peace and tranquility? Forever in search of the best pool selfie, with incredible mountains as your backdrop? Against the dramatic Merlo peaks, the modernist-looking, pared-down apartments at Parque Los Nogales Apart Hotel are well placed – just 0.3mi (0.5km) from the Parque Los Nogales viewpoint. They’re crisp and air-conditioned but manage to give off a classic, chilled vibe at one with the surroundings, in the heart of nature. There’s plenty to do within walking distance, or just while away your days at the hotel’s garden and pool.

Cabañas Brisa del Lago, for stunning mountain views

Petite outdoor pool overlooking mountains at Cabañas Brisa del Lago
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When it came to handing out variety, San Luis was clearly first in line – and Cabañas Brisa del Lago has spread the net wide, catering to couples, families and sharing friends. Straightforward red-brick accommodation with pools all overlook the stunning Potrero de los Funes Dam – a giant, glinting reservoir. Elsewhere in the surrounding landscapes, there’s more to see and do – villa owners Estela and Roberto are on hand to help you get the most of your stay, whether you want pony-trekking, waterfall-chasing or simply basking at the best panoramic points.

Eco-awareness at Chumamaya Vacation Rentals

Embrace the magic of the mountains in one of the Chumamaya Vacation Rental properties: on offer is a whole range of chalets for all group types and sizes, from two to 10. The property called Infinite has magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows (and views). Or choose Sintra for its lake-like pool. The resort has been developed with eco-aforethought – you help save the planet automatically, as you’re staying in eco-friendly abodes. Boredom is not an option, with three full-size tennis courts, a skating rink, a five-a-side soccer field, basketball court, bocce and beach volleyball, along with a brand new skate park. Or simply work on your tan and relax poolside in the balmy air.

Winds Hill Resort and Spa, for hiking and biking

Pool and jacuzzi area with loungers, a parasol and mountain backdrop at Winds Hill Resort and Spa
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In the heart of the jagged Sierras de Comechingones range, you’ll find the Winds Hill Resort and Spa – a stronghold of family-friendly vacation rentals with an impressive backdrop of San Luis peaks. You don’t have to leave the gardens to have fun – while the day away at the spa or poolside (there are heated indoor and outdoor options). There’s a drinks and smoothies bar, and decent wifi connection in the barbecue area. Head out and you’ll find plenty of hiking trails, bike paths and stables within walking distance to ensure you have a truly memorable vacation.

Beautiful gardens at Cabañas Oma Lissi

Exterior view of chic chalets at Cabañas Oma Lissi surrounded by nature
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The ultimate stress-free break around these parts? Cabañas Oma Lissi: a slice of paradise for nature lovers, resembling a clutch of chic Swiss chalets. In this private complex, the six chalets sleep up to four, with a private bedroom and a mezzanine with two single beds. Drivers, take note – there’s a covered garage. The setting: beautiful gardens riotous with brightly colored wildflowers. Each rental has a large veranda and views over the Sierras and the Conlara Valley – easy to reach. But if you don’t want to leave the grounds, don’t – instead admire the beautiful panorama from around the pool.

Las Zarinas, for solitude and stars

The treehouse-style cabin of Las Zarinas set in the forest
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If you really want to go off-grid, this secluded cabin has Bear Grylls written all over it. Small but perfectly formed, Las Zarinas stands directly on the mountain and – some might say – resembles a tree house. With absolutely nothing else in the area, apart from the captivating Florida Reservoir, this is a hideaway for you and yours alone – ideal if you want to stargaze. Sound too remote? Don’t worry, the city is only a short drive away, and you have cooking facilities and an outdoor grill, so you won’t go hungry.

Horseback riding at La Mision resort

A cabin set amid the beautiful remote landscape at Cabañas La Mision Club de Campo
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The rural location will appeal to your inner John Wayne and is perfect for romance-seekers or groups of friends out for an adventure – the studios and one-bedroom cabins sleep up to five. They’ve got trad timber furnishings and porches – horses freely roam the grounds and appreciate a pat as they pass your perch. If you like, do the Argentine thing and go for a canter. You’ll need a car to get to this isolated remote location, which is a bonus, but there’s a tour desk on site, plus an outdoor hot tub, pool and tennis court.

Le Marche Apart Hotel, for nature and adventure

Large outdoor pool and jacuzzi area at Le Marche Apart Hotel
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Le Marche Apart Hotel is just 20 minutes away from the area’s Christ the Redeemer Monument and the Salto del Tabaquillo waterfall, which means you are in a prime location for countryside and culture – but don’t forget your shades to protect you from the out-of-this-world blue sky that dominates the area. The 11 air-conditioned apartments come bristling with all mod cons, including safes and hairdryers, and you can enjoy the outdoor pool, rooftop terrace and free continental breakfast, which will set you up well for a long day’s adventure into night.

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