The Quinta Anabtawi, 2 acres of land (8000m2), almost a Hectare, accomodates one couple and three children in the
villa and an additional
couple in a fully
equipped studio apartment (with its own bathroom and toilet) in
our extensive barbeque area and a beautiful crib, with changer and baby bath. It is important to point out that the whole property is rented to just one group at a time.
This assures full enjoyment of all the wonderful facilities in total privacy. The grounds at Quinta Anabtawi are a special treat,
and the Fauna is varied and very enjoyable!
Please note that Quinta Anabtawi is not a B&B, it's your very own private resort.(For a group of minimum 4 to a maximum of 7. For just one couple please ask for pricing) Other than Homer, your friendly canine attendant, and Thelma and
Louise, who will provide your morning freshly laid organic eggs, there is no staff to attend to you. Yours truly, Riyad (Owner/Manager), does not live on the premises either,
although I'm only 10 minutes and a phone call away. I strive very hard to ensure your stay is as comfortable and private as possible. I will receive you with an open heart and make sure that your first day goes without a hitch. Then I leave you to enjoy the
Quinta in complete privacy. I can very easily be contacted by e-mail or by cell phone. There is no gardener either while you are there. Gardening is performed while you are away
visiting the many close-by wineries with guided tours and sightseeing the Andes mountains. Nearby, we have a little ranch for guided horse back riding tours, in which you are taken to ride amongst lush
vineyards between hundred year old olive trees.
The Quinta is located in the heart
of wine territory, Luján
de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. There are lots of picturesque
wineries close by where guided tours are available. We are
also close to the Andes mountains for hiking, fly fishing
and rafting down the Mendoza river, as well as skiing in
winter. Mendoza city is only 10Km away, a 10 minute drive.
There is also the quaint town of Chacras de Coria which is very close
by. Please surf my pages to check out the property. If you
have any questions you can always e-mail me or call me at (949) 340 3552.
(Dial "001" from Europe, or "1" from the U.S.) Please Contact us for inquiries and the
availability calendar . You can also
view comments from previous guests.
Map of location:
Driving instructions from the airport:
Take the "RUTA 40" highway from the airport, South... On the way, you will arrive to the city of Mendoza center. Make sure you stay on the left lane, as you will arrive to an overpass. You need to take that, to avoid more traffic lights. Keep driving. You will pass JUMBO super shopping center, then a statue of a giraffe, finally another super shopping center called MAKRO. As soon as you pass that, you need to make a sharp right following the signs to Lujan de Cuyo. You get on a highway and drive approx 8km, till you get to the "CHACRAS DE CORIA" exit. Make a right on that and go all the way to till it dead ends on "SAN MARTIN SUR". Make a right and drive for a Km or 2 till you get to "PUEYRREDON" street then left on that. You will get to "VIAMONTE" street. Keep driving and this takes you to a major freeway called "CORREDOR DEL OESTE" (The western runner). Make a left on it and the very next exit is "GUARDIA VIEJA" street, you'll go under a tiny yellow bridge. 200 meters down you will get to "ALTE. BROWN" (There is a small sign), and make a right on it (dirt road) go for 800 meters on that till it makes a sharp turn to the left. This is where I am. Take a picture of my gate in your mind.
A beautiful night shot of the Quinta gate taken by my guests one day!
August 24, 2009.
One "Costillar a la llama" - why the heck not? After all it was my Bday!
And guess who cooked: The one and only Raul!
What is a Costillar a la llama? It is a whole rib of a cow cooked purely on flames.. A typical Argy way. Time to cook, 4 full hours! The meat melted in the mouth!!
Pollo Al Disco today!!!
Translation: Chicken in the Disc..
FYI, this is a typical dish cooked the way it is shown in the pictures..
It is Chicken, with lots of onions, carrots, garlic all chopped up and cooked along with the chicken.
It is eaten as is, with some bread and ofcourse some great Malbecs!
My great chef, Raul cooked it.. And it was Delishhhhhhh!!
August, 9, 2009
Snow July 22, 2009!!
Don't know about you, but this is how I was greeted first thing in the morning of May 23, 2009 at Quinta Anabtawi!!
A heavenly autumn day at the quinta, May 21 2009!!
March 2009 pics from our lovely guests Weldon and Mary!
In April 2009, we had the pleasure of the company of Laura and Chris. They hired a driver, Marcelo, who has lived in Canada, so his English is perfect!
Marcelo took them to Valle del Uco for a three winery
They visited O. Fournier, 130 km south of Mendoza city,
Andeluna(highly recommended for lunch ? delicious!) Location:
Ruta Provincial 89 km 11
Gualtallary, Tupungato Visits: Daily at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 3:30pm by reservation only
Reservations: Phone 54 2622 423226
E-mail: email@example.com. and
La Azul. (Web site with very broken English!)
It was a perfect grouping (all a little different) and an excellent day. "We cannot recommend Marcelo highly enough! (It was 600 pesos for the day for the 2 of
UCO is a long drive! ? closer tours are less). O. Fournier is quite modern, excellent tour and beautiful building.
- Andeluna was perfect for lunch ? tasting menu with wine pairings was excellent ? the food was great and we got to try many more wines than a usual tasting.
- La Azul is tiny ? fantastic wines but be sure someone in your group can speak Spanish ? Marcelo translated for us."
We have just received a lovely surprise smile box from Susan, our crazy salad mixer who visited us from Chicago!!
Bikes and Wines! If you are not up to renting a car, these
guys are excellent! They will reserve the winey visits for you to bike to. For wineries that are farther away, they will
take you in their pick ups and drop you off. We can make the bike reservations before your visit.
We had the pleasant company of Mary Ann and Gary from Sandiego, California, who for the first time in the
Quinta's history have ventured fishing in our own artificial lake! Click here to see for yourself!
Remodelling update (July 31): On the drawing board : An underground wine cellar, by the pool
and a 2 horse stable by the car port..
June 2008: We are remodelling!! It is winter now, down south, so I took the oportunity to
give the villa a face lift and other touch ups here and there. Also added four HUGE beautiful palm trees..
I am sure it is going to be first class when we are done!!
We are taking reservations as of November 1, 2008.
PEAK PREVIEW: (July 31 2008)
New palm tree in place:
August 12, 2007.
Our very own organic egg factory thanks to Thelma and Luise! Check them out here along with our new and improved raised farm.
Currently growing is : Arugula, spinach, green onions. Will be sending revised shots of the farm, showing the growing organic produce.
December 10, 2006.
the New York Times, named
Mendoza as a top travel destination in 2007. In
Mendoza, Napa Valley Meets the Wild West New York Times
- United States Why go to the Napa Valley when you can
fly to Mendoza, in western Argentina, drink more exotic
and affordable wines, and go horseback riding across
the magnificent Andes Mountains with sexy Latin meat
eaters? read article here.
Mendoza Expats Club meets the
last Friday of every month, for an exquisite
lunch at the Hyatt hotel, in the Syrah room. Only
by invitation. Write to Deborah-Monteith at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch is $130 pesos
for members and $150 for guests, wines
The wine tours:
Tango: Teatro Las Sillas do a really good
milonga (Tango) every Friday and classes Monday
to thursday. It`s on San Juan 1436, Tel 4297742.
As for salsa, call 156551333. The lady teaches
salsa and organises a salsa convention every
November. Also there
are Tango classes held at Alianza Francesa
4204224/154854593 on Chile 1754 road
Another one with Cesar Moyano on Wednesdays at
8pm and Fridays 7pm, 4214025/155456132.
Horse back riding. There is a horse stable
walking distance from the Quinta. You can take it
freely around the area, which is a very quiet
neighborhood - not a lot of traffic.
Rafting down the Mendoza river. Find out ways
to do rafting. Cost
normally is around 100 pesos per person.
Transport is not included.
Visits to many beautiful estancias, mainly in
Uspallata (120Km from the Quinta) to spend the
day there, for horse back riding, trekking,
fishing, biking including lunch (asado, what
Check out Elsuyuke site , for guided
activities such as Rafting, Sport fishing, horse
Hop over to Chile and spend a great weekend
on the beach. You can take the car rental across
the border provided you have paid the car rent
company the fees for the paperwork. (Cost is
around 150 pesos). Also check out the restaurants in Mendoza. Eating out is a delight here in
Mendoza. Due to the boom in tourism here, many
fabulous restaurants have emerged which provide
great culinary delights.
Cultural calendar in Mendoza (Art,
Cinema, Folklore, music, theatre and dance).
The Day Spa in the mountains, almost an
hour drive from Mendoza city.
While in BA, please contact me if you need
nice apartments for rent in BA.
Moving to Argentina website about
Argentina in general.. My favorite! Great Links!
Information you can find there is from how to buy
real estate in Argentina, to knowing about the
right plugs for your electric gadgets, culinary
guides, and so much more!