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Leave Your Reality and Enter Ours… San Juan De La Vega

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Casa Ana: Our cozy living room! Beautiful views from every window!

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  • Pets considered:No
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Otavalo villa description

Welcome to Casa Ana at Hacienda San Juan de La Vega… Visit our peaceful, private & charming ranch.

Visiting our ranch is about truly having an incredible new experience away from the big city yet close to all of the fantastic tourist activities in the Imbabura province, home of the famous Otavalo market & Cotacachi!

You are invited to come stay at our home located on our ranch (hacienda) “San Juan de La Vega” in San Pablo del Lago in the province of Imbabura, Ecuador. This majestic hacienda (40+ hectares = 100 acres) is located at the end of a long Andean valley with a stream flowing through its green pastures. Along the stream you will find pools that are perfect for taking a little dip if you dare…the water is a bit chilly; however, extremely invigorating! Our nieces and nephews love this outdoor pastime. We also have horses on our property for those of you who enjoy horseback riding! If you wish you can take lessons.

A perfect retreat from wherever you find yourself at this moment… into a serene nature filled environment. A complete RETURN to NATURE, If you choose you can leave your cell phones, internet, emails & stress behind… its up to you! We do have wireless internet if you choose to use it.

On our property we have an organic vegetable garden. You are welcome to harvest from our garden for your meals. If you are a garden lover you are also welcome to work in our garden, which is my personal favorite pastime. Learn about permaculture farming methods that take being organic to a completely new level! We are in the process of implementing this philosophy of farming on our ranch. You are also welcome to gather eggs from our free-range chicken coop & enjoy fresh scrambled eggs for breakfast!

Some of our guest have enjoyed going to the local animal market / fair, where they purchase their own egg laying hens, baby chicks, bunny rabbits, guinea pigs & more... We have plenty of space on our ranch to make this possible, so just have fun bring your own farm animals back to our ranch. Your children will have a blast! P.S. The animals at the Animal Fair are very inexpensive... It´s just fun for your children! As an adult I love the experience myself.

For those of you who enjoy hiking, just step outside, there are amazing views and waterfalls to be discovered in the surrounding mountainside. Please see our facebook page for more pictures.

A little slice of heaven! Come discover it for yourself, you will not want to leave. We are surrounded by majestic volcanic peaks (all extinct), spectacular views, and fun tourist activities/adventures. This is a perfect retreat for a group of friends looking to get away for a long weekend or a family adventure looking for great memories. We have also had more than one family visit at a time, which we highly recommended. You can share one home (Casa Ana) or rent our other home (Casa Monica) located on the same ranch. You can find it advertised on Homeaway # 956566. Our hope is that you will take with you fond memories that will last a lifetime. Priceless!

If you would like to read some reviews about our property just email us and we will send you a link.

This Ecuadorian adventure is perfect for those of you who are interested in discovering Otavalo (the largest pre-Incan market in South America), Cotacachi(known for its incredible handmade leather goods), Cuicocha (a beautiful lake in the crater of an old volcano), el Cayambe & el Imbabura (volcanic peeks with picturesque views and great hiking). These are five of the most sought after tourist attractions in the Ecuadorian Andes. Our hacienda, “San Juan de La Vega,” is located within a 20 to 30 minute drive from these tourist hotspots. San Pablo del Lago is a local weekend getaway spot for Ecuadorians interested in aquatic sports and local cuisine.

This ranch contains 4 homes, this home, the Casa Ana is available for those of you who are currently living in Ecuador and would like to take some time to discover this area, as well as those of you who are considering moving to Ecuador and want a home-base and not a hotel as you discover the surrounding region. If you are simply looking for a great VACATION you will definitely enjoy your stay with us!!! Our Hacienda makes a fantastic DESTINATION VACATION! Riding horses, learning Spanish, hiking, gardening, milking cows, making home made cheese & more...

If you are interested in learning Spanish... we can recommend a fantastic teacher. She is great with adults as well as with children... At our ranch, San Juan de La Vega, you will be well taken care of by our friendly & caring staff. Refer to our rates/packages to see what can be included. We are happy to accommodate your needs. Your home has a great kitchen especially if you love to cook! You can prepare your own meals or we can arrange for our housekeeper/cook to be available.

Feel free to contact us via email or phone... we look forward to making your stay all that you would love it to be! If you have not heard back from us within 24 hours please email us. Our ranch is truly a wonderful place to stay, the fresh mountain air and a dip in our river pool will leave you feeling invigorated!

I am originally from the Northern Virginia/D.C. area and have been living in Ecuador for the last 6 years. I must say if I could I would spend all of my time on our ranch; however I live in Quito with my husband, which is also a wonderful place! We generally get down to the ranch most weekends and stay in one of our other homes on the property so we are available if you need us. We both love to cook so maybe we can share a meal together! If you wish...

We hope you will enjoy OUR REALITY… and you are welcome to stay! Enjoy and have a wonderful time during your visit with us.

BASIC RATES:
Self-catering groups
Includes:
·Housekeeping every morning
·We have what we call our Honesty Pantry for you to shop at for some basic supplies. We do this to help get you started for your stay with us. The pantry is stocked with some locally available food. We always recommend that you stop by one of the larger supermarkets in Quito before arriving. If you are being picked up by one of our drivers they will be more than happy to take you to one of the best grocery stores available in Quito.

IMPORTANT NOTE to all travelers: Ecuador is a third world country and you may not find all of your regular cooking needs i.e.: spices, packaged foods etc... If there is something you just can't live with out please bring it with you.

ADDED SERVICE RATES:
Includes:
·Full day Housekeeping / Cook (You provide the food)
·Laundry Service
·We have what we call our Honesty Pantry, which is stocked with local supplies and available for you to shop at.

A deposit is required to confirm your reservation (This is a non-refundable fee).Payment in full is required 15 days prior to arrival. Cancellations within less than 72 hours prior to arrival cannot be refunded.

Payments via Paypal are welcome.

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Our ranch is a wonderful place for families with children! They will be outside playing from dawn until dusk!...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                If you are a smoker please smoke outside. Thank you very much....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                We ask that all farm animals be kept outside....moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Catering Available:

                If you wish we can arrange a full time housekeeper / cook for you. Please see our varied rates or just ask! :o)...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                If you enjoy cooking you will love our kitchen... We have it very well equipped!...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Since we love to cook, we hope we have most of the utensils you will need....moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street:

                The home has private parking... if you have guests over we have a larger parking area close by....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Sleep toasty warm in our European duvet covered beds... Makes for a dreamy nights sleep! ;o)...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                One the days you wish our staff will light the chimneys for you......moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                This is located outside of the home in a laundry room....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                This is located outside of the home in a laundry room....moreless

              • Babysitter

              Other Amenities

                  • Details: ·Large living room with fireplace. ·Den with a fireplace and large screen TV great for movies. ·Comfortable dining room sits 10 to 12, extra seating also available. ·Great kitchen especially if you love to cook (you can prepare your own meals or we can arrange a cook to be available). ·You will need a rental car to feel independent or we can arrange a local driver for you. Really it works out to be approximately the same price. ·Housekeeper available 2 to 3 hours daily M-F (full time optional with an extra fee). ·If there is something that you would like that is not mentioned, please let us know. If it is possible we will be happy to accommodate you!...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        We are in a beautiful valley in the Andes, so we feel very lucky to have internet. It works quite well most of the time, however, the speed seems to vary....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View:

                            Welcome to San Juan de La Vega… Leave your REALITY and ENTER ours… Visit our peaceful, private & charming ranch. We are located in San Pablo del Lago in the province of Imbabura, Ecuador. This majestic hacienda (40+ hectares = 100 acres) is located at the end of a long Andean valley with a stream flowing through its green pastures. We have horses on our property for those of you who enjoy horseback riding! If you wish you can also take lessons! :o) ...moreless

                          Activities

                          • Churches
                          • Sailing
                          • Mountaineering
                          • Mountain Climbing
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Hiking
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Fishing
                          • Cycling
                          • Kayaking
                          • Laundromat
                          • Swimming
                          • Groceries
                          • Walking
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Paddle Boating
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Boating
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Water Parks
                          • Restaurants
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Water Skiing
                           

                          Reviews

                          Write a review 4.9
                          from 15 traveler reviews
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                          BASIC RATES (2 night minimum)·Self-catering groups·Housekeeping every morning.
                          Taxes: I.V.A. (12%) and Gratuity (10%) NOT INCLUDED. Ecuador uses U.S Currency
                          Per night rate:$250.00 per 5 guests·$25.00 per extra child·$50.00 per extra adult
                          Weekly rate: $1050.00 Per 5 guests·$105.00 per extra child·$210.00 per extra adult
                          Monthly rate:$3000.00 Per 5 guests·$300.00 per extra child·$600.00 per extra adult
                          Please ask about our ADDED SERVICE RATES & our PREMIUM VACATION RATES.  Thank you!
                          50% deposit required to confirm your reservation (This is a non-refundable fee).
                          Balance due 15 days prior to arrival·Payments via Paypal are welcome.
                          

                          Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                          Location

                          60 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Quito Internation Airport
                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Otavalo
                          2.5 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Lake: San Pablo Del Lago
                          2.5 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          San Pablo Del Lago

                          Car: Recommended

                          YOUR LOCAL DRIVER SUGGESTS:

                          ·All packages include a stop at a grocery store if you wish.

                          ·Package 1 ·Lago San Pablo

                          ·Parque aquatico

                          ·Cabañas del lago

                          ·Otavalo

                          ·Package 2 ·Parque condor

                          ·Cascada de peguch

                          ·Package 3 ·Cotacahi

                          ·Quicocha

                          ·Quiroga (pueblo atresania en madera)

                          ·Package 4 ·Atuntaqui

                          ·Sanantonio de ibara

                          ·Ibara

                          ·Supermaxi de ibara

                          ·Package 5 ·Agua santa cachimbiero (pisinas termales, bara terapia, tarabita (teleferico), zip wire (canopy)

                          ·Package 6 ·Yawarcocha lake

                          ·Vaye del chota (oaisis pisina)

                          ·Package 7 ·Via el charchi El Angel,

                          ·La Virgen de la paz (gruta con estalagmitas) cueva

                          ·Reserva de fociles de dinasaurios ??

                          ·Package 8 ·Mojanda

                          ·Pesca y senderos (30min walk)

                          ·Otavalo

                          ·Showroom artesania en Totora

                          ·Package 9 ·Feria de animales

                          ·Cayambe viernes (1/2 day)

                          ·Otavalo sabado (1/2 day)

                          Note ·for otavalo you can add the rest of the day for the indigenous market

                          ·Package 10 ·Caminata Imbabura

                          ·(take lunch)

                          ·Package 11 ·Cochas

                          ·Zuleta,

                          ·Olmedo

                          ·Cayambe (biscochos con dulce de leche y queso de hoja)

                          ·Casa de Fernado (Hidroponic Strawberries)

                          paquete 12 ·Mitad del mundo (The real one)

                          ·Pisinas termales

                          ·Pesca de trucha

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1997

                          About the owner: Hacienda San Juan de La Vega has been in my husband David´s family for about 15 years... We love our ranch dearly and in the last year or so we have really put a lot of love and joy into renovating our property. We just finished renovating Casa Ana in May 2012 We've loved our rental experience, having many lovely families & couples visit for long month stays or just a quick long weekend / week visits. I've loved living in Ecuador for the last 6 years... When I lived in Northern VA, I was a pre-school teacher / Director of a wonderful little preschool that I opened with my mother. Clifton Children's Academy. I grew up in the McLean VA area most of my life... however now I find myself completely in love, living in Quito Ecuador. I love Ecuador and definitely recommend a visit! We are trying to create a new kind of Vacation experience on or Ranch... We hope you enjoy it!

                          Why the Owner Chose Otavalo:
                          We are near Otavalo in a small community called San Pablo del Lago (about 10min away). Our hacienda San Juan de La Vega was a passion and a dream for David's father... He loved the land and always wanted to create a sustainable life style on the ranch... We have tried to follow his dream as we continually implement new projects that are permaculture related. We are constantly learning and find that life on the ranch is extraordinary enriching for us as a couple as well as for our visitors... For us it is important that you and your family share valuable life lasting memories... In a way it is like going back to a more simple life style... Getting back to the basics... Visiting grandmas farm... making home made biscuits and more... You create the memories we provide the possibilities... Enjoy!

                          The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                          We fell in love with our ranch because it is truly a unique place... The beauty of the landscape is picturesque... just imagine the sun setting as you are riding your horse along the pastureland at the end of a beautiful green valley. The wind just slightly rustling... Your children playing with the farm animals... milking the cows and making your own butter for home made pancakes! :o) Since I am a teacher at heart, I love to create memories with our nieces and nephews...Really you can feel free to come up with your own fun ideas as well as use some of mine! The point is for you to enjoy and reconnect with nature... it is fabulous! We hope you feel the same way about our ranch... I guess you can tell that we really love our ranch and look forward to sharing it with you! We look forward to your visit!


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • Casa Ana: Our cozy living room! Beautiful views from every window!

                            Casa Ana: Our cozy living room! Beautiful views from every window!

                          • Casa Ana: We Love to cook and hope you do to! :o)

                            Casa Ana: We Love to cook and hope you do to! :o)

                          • Romantic, 2nd floor master bedroom, queen bed, fireplace, just relax and enjoy!

                            Romantic, 2nd floor master bedroom, queen bed, fireplace, just relax and enjoy!

                          • Travel w/friends 2 adults can fit in the queen bed and the children in the bunk.

                            Travel w/friends 2 adults can fit in the queen bed and the children in the bunk.

                          • Should I get in??? Its a bit chilly... but super fun! Loving life! :o)

                            Should I get in??? Its a bit chilly... but super fun! Loving life! :o)

                          • Learn how to milk a cow and make home made cheese! Aslo ask about Nata, Tasty!

                            Learn how to milk a cow and make home made cheese! Aslo ask about Nata, Tasty!

                          • Our chickens getting ready for a little nap...

                            Our chickens getting ready for a little nap...

                          • All Organic! Try making a chocolate cake out of our beets! Incredibly Delicious

                            All Organic! Try making a chocolate cake out of our beets! Incredibly Delicious

                          • Building a homemade BBQ out of our river rocks and a little mud! Lots of fun!

                            Building a homemade BBQ out of our river rocks and a little mud! Lots of fun!

                          • Casa Ana: Just remodeled! Great for entertaining!

                            Casa Ana: Just remodeled! Great for entertaining!

                          • Your den with a large screen TV! Cozy by the fireplace...

                            Your den with a large screen TV! Cozy by the fireplace...

                          • Double bed, perfect for a great night's sleep, you have a private bathroom.

                            Double bed, perfect for a great night's sleep, you have a private bathroom.

                          • View of our ranch walking back from the waterfall. Taken by our Canadian guests.

                            View of our ranch walking back from the waterfall. Taken by our Canadian guests.

                          • What majestic animals! If you want, go on trail rides or take lessons!

                            What majestic animals! If you want, go on trail rides or take lessons!

                          • On our Hacienda San Juan de La Vega, we have a lot for you to do! Come Play!

                            On our Hacienda San Juan de La Vega, we have a lot for you to do! Come Play!

                          • Our visitors helping make our garden grow! Lots of TLC!!!

                            Our visitors helping make our garden grow! Lots of TLC!!!

                          • Taking lessons on our green pastures... How Fun! You can also go trail riding!

                            Taking lessons on our green pastures... How Fun! You can also go trail riding!

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