The hospitable Villa Barranco is named after the lively area in which this villa is located.
The creative neighbourhood of ‘Barranco’, home to artists, musicians, designers and photographers, first emerged in the 19th century as a trendy seaside retreat for the Limeño aristocracy. Families like the Garcia Bedoyas built grande Belle Époque and Republican-style houses around the area’s landscaped parks and along elegant avenues.
As a result of urban expansion in the 20th century, these wealthy Limeñans moved away and squatters settled in the abandoned, derelict mansions. The neighbourhood was revived thanks to the arrival of Lima’s art community, including fashion photographer Mario Testino, Nobel laureate and author Mario Vargas Llosa and gallery owner Lucia de la Puente. The elegant colonial houses were repainted and restored.
Nowadays Barranco is a charming neighbourhood, wonderful to wander and enjoy the beautiful properties, small parks, restaurants & bars and sea views.
Villa Barranco is like coming home to your own country house in Lima. A very successful mix between authentic, vintage details and modern comfort. Spacious rooms, large bathrooms and various (roof) terraces with small seating areas spread throughout the house and in the garden. The breakfast room is intimate and feels like a relaxed living room. The staff are friendly and welcoming.
We very much enjoyed our relaxed mornings here, making our own coffee, fill our breakfast plate with all the delicacies and taking our seat in the garden to savour the morning and prepare for a new day full of adventures.Back to overview