Estancia Villa Maria
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Unwind at Estancia Villa Maria
If you have an evening flight out of Ezeiza Airport, you won't regret spending your last day in Argentina at Estancia Villa Maria. As we pulled up to the Tudor-style mansion on a Sunday morning, our hostess was waiting at the entrance to greet us. She provided us with an orientation and refreshments to start our "Country Day". First was horseback riding. It was risible. Enough said. We then decided to walk around the grounds. Our senses received a treat. We felt the cool, morning breeze which brought the scent of lavender from the surrounding bushes. Peace and tranquility was felt since we heard no noise. We admired the beauty of the architecture and the pristine maintenance of the grounds. We found a lone bench far from the house and we sat down to enjoy the serenity. Lunch time! We enjoyed our Argentine asado on the terrace, overlooking the pool and grounds. There was no limit imposed by our server on the meat, wine, and time. We ate, drank, and stayed until we were satisfied. After lunch, our hostess gave us a tour of the house, from the suites in the upper floors to the wines in the cellar. She explained that this house was designed by the same architect that designed the famous Llao Llao Hotel in the Bariloche district. After an afternoon dip in the pool and refreshing shower (toiletries provided), our day concluded with a light snack and freshly squeezed juices. I loved the chocolate brownies. Ezeiza Airport is only a twenty-minute drive from this estancia.
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