EMB La Villa is one of two lodges owned by Estancia Maria Behety, who have a commanding and enviable amount of water on the left bank of the Rio Grande along the middle and lower reaches. Fantastically located lodge near Rio Grande town, it’s stone’s throw of many revered pools. Great for intact parties. Very comfortable lodge and one of the oldest properties on the whole island. Beautiful setting.
Estancia Maria Behety covers around 800 square kilometres (approximately 275,000 acres) of cattle and sheep grazing land. the Estancia and all of these pampas border the northern bank of the Rio Grande opposite Estancia Jose Menendez and Estancia Despedida. The three fishing lodges on the opposite bank alternate daily use of the water in an organised and friendly manner.
La Villa Estancia Maria Behety is located just a short drive from Rio Grande town and very close to some of the best and most prominent water on the lower river. It is a stunning lodge and one of the oldest properties on the whole island; bursting with features and history, that immediately make you feel welcome and at home.
Totally rebuilt in the late nineties, La Villa has six en-suite bedrooms, a spacious dining room and a living room with a bar to share the stories of the day’s catch.
For leisure, La Villa offers a snooker room, satellite TV, Internet connection and a card table. The guests can enjoy excellent food with a diverse menu, as well as a vast selection of over 4,000 bottles of wine stored in the cellar!
La Villa EMB is located at the start of the Estancia, putting it within a stone’s throw of some of the best and most prominent water on the lower reaches of the river. La Villa Estancia Maria Behety is within easy reach of more than hundred of the finest pools on the whole river – no matter where the fish are located, they can follow and find the fish for you.
The three fishing lodges on the opposite bank (Villa Maria / Despedida / Kau Tapen) alternate daily use of 50 kilometres of Estancia Maria Behety river frontage in a friendly and organised manner that insures a quality and private experience for everyone on the river – you should never see anyone fishing the opposite bank on your allocated beat.
The main strength of La Villa EMB and Estancia Maria Behety as a whole is the amount of water they have access to. The water varies in size a lot; according to the location on the river but also the time of year. As a rule, the majority of the water is best covered with spey or switch rods, especially on the lower river.
This is a beautiful house set in stunning gardens, and situated within easy reach of the lower river. It has the look and atmosphere of a traditional Argentine Estancia house, but with all the modern conveniences inside. This is supported by an immense wine cellar which boasts over 4,000 bottles of wine. More than enough to share your fishing stories over in the evening!
Totally rebuilt in the late nineties, La Villa has six en-suite bedrooms, a spacious dining room and a living room with a bar to share the stories of the day’s catch. For leisure, La Villa offers a snooker room, satellite TV, Internet connection and a card table.
The lodge accommodates just six rods per week with single rooms as standard. Cost of a prime week is US$7,900 plus fishing licence costs.
EMB Lodge is located 15 kilometers from the ranch town, over a plateau where you can contemplate the heart of Rio Grande.
Built to function exclusively as a fishing lodge, it is the place chosen by larger groups of fishermen who appreciate a permanent view to Rio Grande.
This house has 8 bedrooms in suites, a spacious dining room and a great living room with fire place and a bar. The menu and wine list, as in La Villa, are diverse, and there is a garden house with a big grill where a special meal is cooked for all the guests every week.