VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

A Stylish Dream of Light & Space: Unique Andean Family Villa

You sent a message to this owner.

4Volcanoes Villa with private garden and Volcano Mojanda in the back


Last updated: 05/19/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

4 Volcanoes Villa is a stylish, one-of-a kind, custom-built home with amazing 4,000 sq ft of living space within two acres of flower gardens with swings, a little soccer field and a two story tree house. The house is perfect for families, romantic luxury breaks and retreats. The setting and scenery of the villa are spectacular, as it is sitting on six acres of private land, and in a green valley of the dramatic Andes mountains, right at beautiful lake San Pablo, with 5min walking distance to the village.

Relax in the unique, open concept home with stylish (yet child friendly) interior design. Enjoy your private super size outdoor hot tub or one of the two ample living rooms with comfy couch and spectacular views over the valley. The adobe, wood and stone build Villa is an ideal getaway for families with children, gatherings, outdoor enthusiasts, or those who are looking for a quiet place to write, paint or learn Spanish. The property is an ecological place with a bio-dynamic plant and a bee sanctuary. We use only organic cleaning supplies and natural materials.

The area is a must see: Vivid indigenous culture, 350 days of sun, amazing nature for outdoor activities, authentic rural villages for crafts/ antique shopping. 90min to Quito airport. Your home away from home is nestled into corn fields and surrounded by a professionally landscaped garden, with lots of room for your children. There are amazing views from every corner of the house.

The spacious Master Bedroom has windows to three sides, King size bed, a sofa bed, fireplace, desk, cabinet, sitting area, direct access to the outdoor hot tub in the patio, private bathroom with rainfall-shower AND family size bathtub, as has the second bedroom, with queen size bed, sofa bed, desk, wardrobe and windows to two sides. Across the hall from the master bedroom is an additional bedroom with two Double beds, TV, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows and lots of books. Downstairs has the optional guestroom for up to four, a laundry room and a games room with lots of toys for children of all ages.

We – the German owners family – live in our own house next to the gate and will be happy to assist during your stay – just as much as you like, but we will always respect your privacy. Your house is standing free in a two acre landscaped perennial garden with a big outdoor playground and BBQ area. Furthermore and attached at the back of the garden, we have 4 acres pasture land, where we run a small Equine Therapy Program with 6 horses, and the bee sanctuary.

Transportation & Service available upon request. Special discounts for small groups/ long stays.


We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    lots of toys & games, a playground, sandbox, soccer court, tree-house...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    only outside/on roofed terrace ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    please send info and a pic of your pet...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Our house and garden are 100% accessible for wheelchair - guaranteed!...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Imbabura Suite: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Spacious, great view, hot tub, desk, wardrobe....moreless

  • Mojanda Master Suite: 1 king, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Fireplace, desk, cabinet, sitting area, mountain view...moreless

  • Cotacachi Bedroom: 2 double, 1 baby crib

    Great views, abundant light, across the hall from Master...moreless

  • Guestroom: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    On the lower level beside Gamesroom...moreless

  • Bedrooms are very spacious with spectacular mountain views, sitting area, desk and storage space. Beds have high quality linens and down duvets. Master bedroom with fireplace. Two bedrooms have direct access to private patio with hot tub. Extra rooms available upon request....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Imbabura Suite: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Very stylish, with natural stone, raw marble. ...moreless

  • Mojanda Suite: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Very spacious, with bath tub & rainfall shower....moreless

  • Games Room: toilet, shower


Other Amenities

  • Airport pickup, guided mountain tours, natural horsemanship sessions and english-speaking guide/chauffeur with Van/ 4x4 vehicle for other activities like Cuicocha lake, Cotacachi leather village, Otavalo handicraft market, Mojanda crater lagoon visit, Cusin & Peguche waterfall visits, parque Condor, and Lake San Pablo boat trip available, ask for details....moreless


  • Books:

    well stocked library with books in German, English, Spanish......moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    popular board games and lots of games for children...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    prepaid cable TV system available at $20/week...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    Playmobil, lego, doll house, cars, tricycle, bikes, arts corner, etc, etc......moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Lago San Pablo, biggest lake in Ecuador...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    4 inactive, partly snowcapped volcanoes right out the window...moreless

  • Village:

    San Pablo del Lago in 5 min walking distance...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Other smaller tables for outdoor dining on the terrace, balcony and in the garden...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    big free standing fireplace in the living room and another one in the bedroom...moreless

  • Garage:

    roofed space for two cars, parking for another 2...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heaters in the bathrooms...moreless

  • Internet:

    broadband wireless and ethernet conection, wireless printing...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    very spacious and stylish living room with a million dollar view... ...moreless

  • Parking:

    secure parking inside the property...moreless

  • Telephone:

    local prepaid cell phone...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    luxurious organic and naturally antiseptic bamboo towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    for pizza, bread or smoked trout...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee grinder, electric coffee maker and italian espresso maker for a delicious, organic ecuadorian coffee!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    including design tableware and child friendly dishes...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The comfort of a fully equipped kitchen! Oven, blender, raclett, fondue set etc. Wood fired bread & pizza oven on the terrace. Fresh organic greens. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    electric oven in the kitchen and a woodburning pizza oven on the terrace...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Bottled water, initial stock of condiments, tea bags, sugar, salt...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    with freezer....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    sun roofs on two sides, unique view to the lake and surrouding volcanoes, fresh herbs...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    plus skateboards, tricycle, striderbikes etc for the kids...moreless

  • Boat:

    available for private tours on lake San Pablo at extra cost...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    with palm trees, orchids, sun chairs and the jacuzzi...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    2 acres of landscaped garden with art objects, ponds and perennial plants...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    big argentine style tripod barbecue in the garden...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Outdoor hot tub for up to 8 people, $20 each fill...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 35 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
€1,200 €3,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning €75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 22%


Hot Tub US$20/ each fill.

Transportation or extra rooms for bigger groups available upon request.

Special discounts for small groups/ long stays.

Cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

Please wait... Book with confidence

Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Last updated: 05/19/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates


  • A

    Imbabura volcano View on map

    This mountain gives the province its name. The Imbabura is 4,610m high and can be hiked up to the rocky peak. The indigenous call him "Taita Imbabura", meaning grandfather Imbabura. As the ancient legends say, he is married to the closeby volcano "Mama Cotacachi".

  • B

    Cotacachi volcano View on map

    The Cotacachi is 4,939m high and snowcapped during most of the year. He gives name to the village at his foot, where fine leather articles are manufactured. His triangle shaped peak is easy to recognize. "Mama Cotacachi", as the indigenous say, is the spouse of "Taita Imbabura".

  • C

    Mojanda volcano View on map

    Centuries ago, the Mojanda volcano must have had more than 6,000m. Today, it is a huge cauldron of more than 5km width and has a beautiful lagoon on 3,700m.

  • D

    Cusin volcano View on map

    The Cusin is the smallest one of our 4Volcanoes with just 4,012m, but probably one of the oldest ones in this part of the Andes. His peak is easily reached by foot and there is a spectacular horseback riding tour up to his peak.

  • E

    Otavalo village View on map

    This village is famous for its crafts market and weavings. Visit the big market on saturday, or the smaller version on any day of the week.

  • F

    Ibarra View on map

    This is the capital town of this province, but with only 155,000 inhabitants it is still pleasantly small. Ibarra has a beautiful colonial city center.

  • G

    Hacienda Zuleta View on map

    The most renowned hacienda of Ecuador and home to the presidential Plaza family. This is were we lived and worked for some years. Hacienda Zuleta has a private Condor rescue station and breeds great andalusian horses.

  • H

    San Marcos lagoon View on map

    Hidden in the National Park of snowcapped Cayambe volcano this lagoon is a still a secret spot - but we know them all....

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Pub, Otavalo
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Panamericana Norte
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Hcda Cusin, Cabañas del Lago
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
Las Peñas, Esmeraldas

Car: Not Necessary

We named the house 4 Volcanoes Villa, due to its unique setting. Located at 9,000ft in the northern Andes of Ecuador and within a 5 minute walk from the main plaza of the rural village of San Pablo del Lago, we are surrounded by 4 majestic peaks of (extinct) volcanoes: Imbabura, Cusin, snowcapped Cotacachi and the Mojanda rim.

It is just a 1,5 hour drive from Quito international airport, and yet another world. Indigenous walk their cows and sheep to the grazing field every morning. The land is worked the old fashioned way and fresh mountain air clears your senses.

We have renowned hotels with an excellent restaurant offer within a 10 minute drive and some of Ecuador´s major tourist attractions such as famous Otavalo market or Cuicocha crater lagoon are just 30 minutes away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We are a family from Germany and live permanently in Ecuador since 2002. With our own Lodge and the Equine therapy facility next door we live our dream close to nature, with cultural experiences and of course sunshine all year round! Our three boys are born in this wonderful country and homeschooled - we truly love our way of life here. As former bussiness consultants and managers of the award winning Hacienda Zuleta Hotel, we know the hospitality industry quite well - take advantage of our contacts and insights! We also spend our time teaching at the university, coaching alternative schools, learning about shamanism, and volunteering at a local orphanage. We are happy to share, and looking forward to meeting you!

Why the Owner Chose Otavalo:
San Pablo is an authentic village in a quiet rural setting, only 50 miles from the capital Quito and with endless activities within 1 hour driving around the house. The climate is perfect - Sunshine on 350 days of the year!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The area is perfect for outdoor activities, shopping, there are restaurants close by and the cultural experience offered is amazing. A perfect day: get up with the first rays of sun and hike up the Imbabura volcano. Come back, have a late breakfast on the terrace. Watch the horses in training. Later a trip to Otavalo, some crafts shopping, visit a cultural event or just watch the people at the plaza. Grab some fruit at the market and head for early dinner towards the lake, for a beautiful dining experience with sunset view at the shore. When home, the hot tub is boiling and you can count the stars of both hemisperes. Tomorrow you can do a trail ride and have tea time at a colonial hacienda. And change your flights - stay a week longer!

Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

1 of 5


  • 4Volcanoes Villa with private garden and Volcano Mojanda in the back

    4Volcanoes Villa with private garden and Volcano Mojanda in the back

  • Entrance to playroom & laundry facilities in the lower floor

    Entrance to playroom & laundry facilities in the lower floor

  • Fully equipped kitchen and pizza oven on the terrace

    Fully equipped kitchen and pizza oven on the terrace

  • Spacious bathrooms with family size tub AND shower

    Spacious bathrooms with family size tub AND shower

  • Hot tub in your private patio with direct access to both bedrooms

    Hot tub in your private patio with direct access to both bedrooms

  • Private garden as seen from your bedroom window

    Private garden as seen from your bedroom window

  • Volcano Imbabura as seen from your terrace

    Volcano Imbabura as seen from your terrace

  • Backside of the house with private garden and volcano Cusin in the back

    Backside of the house with private garden and volcano Cusin in the back

  • Lake San Pablo and the neighboring communities

    Lake San Pablo and the neighboring communities

  • Cuicocha crater lake. Hiking trail, boats, Panorama restaurant, 30min drive

    Cuicocha crater lake. Hiking trail, boats, Panorama restaurant, 30min drive

  • The main square of village San Pablo del Lago on a quiet morning, 5min walking.

    The main square of village San Pablo del Lago on a quiet morning, 5min walking.

VRBO #318401

There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 23, 2015

€220 per night (EUR)
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Book It

Detailed Price

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Property type
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, spanish
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/19/2015
Email owner

+593 998818892

Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Get it now


Share this property via Email

A Stylish Dream of Light & Space: Unique Andean Family Villa

Otavalo #318401

4 BR  3 BA  Sleeps 10

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.