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Cozy Andean Family Cottage in Restored Historic Building

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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Otavalo cottage description

4 Volcanoes Cottage is a cute home with a unique, Mediterranean flair and lots of cozy living space – indoor and outdoors. It is perfect for families or small groups and also suitable for mid/long term visitors.
Our location couldn´t be better: right at the foot of Imbabura volcano, in the green valley of lake San Pablo and within walking distance of a small Andean village where you can buy fresh vegetables at the farmer´s market. The historic adobe and stone build cottage is an ideal getaway for families with children, outdoor enthusiasts, or those who are looking for a quiet place to write, paint or learn Spanish.
Enjoy a sun bath in the private patio or a good read in the ample living room on our comfortable, modern couch. The master bedroom is privately located in its own little building next to the living room, it has a queen size bed, garden views to two sides, and a bathroom with a free standing bath tub. The fire place keeps it cozy warm at night and the morning sun is best enjoyed on the little terrace. The second bedroom also has a queen size bed and counts with an amazing mountain view. And the kid´s dormitory next door features a built-in, super size bunk bed. Those two rooms share an ample bathroom with shower. All rooms, including the fully equipped, practical kitchen and a separate dining room with fantastic mountain view are distributed around a private, inner patio with barbecue and sitting area.
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, and all just 90 minutes from Quito international airport. Your home away from home is situated next to the renowned 4Volcanoes Lodge luxury villa. You are welcome to stroll its professionally landscaped garden, and enjoy the mountain views to all 4 directions, a playground, soccer field, tree house and lots of room for your children.
Your privacy will always be respected. Please email us with your personal needs and ideas or ask us for the pre-trip information package with FAQ list, itinerary ideas, special offers, maps and more!

Our rates already INCLUDE ALL TAXES! No extra fees whatsoever. Also included: Wi-Fi Internet, kitchen basics, firewood, use of laundry room, weekly linen change, potable water tank & maintenance/gardening.

Transportation available upon request. Special discounts for small groups/long stays, please ask.

Check out our 2nd vacation rental '4 Volcanoes Villa', on the same property:


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            only on roofed terraces...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            sliding doors, no stairs...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib

            private bathroom and glassroofed terrace, child bed/baby opt...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib

            child bed/baby crib optional...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 double

            giant, build-in bunkbeds for children...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Airport pickup and local transportation available upon request. Guided mountain tours, natural horsemanship sessions and English-speaking guide/chauffeur with Van/ 4x4 vehicle available 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, ask for details....moreless


              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Games
              • Television
              • Toys
              • Video Library


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


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

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Lake View:

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

              • Mountain View:

                Imbabura, Cotacachi, Cusin y Mojanda Volcanoes...moreless

              • Rural
              • Village:

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

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining
              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                in Master Bedroom...moreless

              • Garage
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                elecric heaters available...moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Telephone:

                local prepaid celphone...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine


              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill


              Write a review 5
              from 7 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              €400 €1,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Cleaning €40
              • Taxes Included



              Includes: Wi-Fi Internet, kitchen basics, firewood & potable water tank. Transportation available upon request. Special discounts for small groups/ long stays. Check out our 2nd vacation rental "4Volcanoes Villa", on the same property:


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              Last updated: 12/16/2014
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              35 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              10 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Red Pub, Otavalo
              35 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              15 Miles
              Nearest Train
              5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              10 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Doña Esters, Otavalo
              200 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Las Peñas

              Car: Not Necessary

              We named the house 4 Volcanoes Cottage, due to its unique setting. Located at 2.600m 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.

              Its 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. We own another vacation rental (4Volcanoes Villa) which I manage, my wife works as family therapist and in equine therapy. We love living 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 buisness consultants and managers of the award winning Hacienda Zuleta hotel, we know the hospitality industry quite well - take advantage of our contacts and insights!

              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 Cottage:
              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, 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



              • Welcome to 4 Volcanoes Cottage!

                Welcome to 4 Volcanoes Cottage!

              • Volcanoe Imbabura as seen from property

                Volcanoe Imbabura as seen from property

              • Master Bedroom Terrace

                Master Bedroom Terrace

              • Master Bedroom Fireplace

                Master Bedroom Fireplace

              • Glass Porch between Dining Room and Kitchen

                Glass Porch between Dining Room and Kitchen

              • 2nd Bedroom

                2nd Bedroom

              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • Bathroom besides Master Bedroom

                Bathroom besides Master Bedroom

              • Bathroom between 2nd Bedroom, Dining Room and Dormitory

                Bathroom between 2nd Bedroom, Dining Room and Dormitory

              • Hike to Lake San Pablo

                Hike to Lake San Pablo

              • local weavers

                local weavers

              • colourful local traditions

                colourful local traditions

              • Historic Housefront

                Historic Housefront

              • Lake San Pablo and surrounding communities

                Lake San Pablo and surrounding communities

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Master Bedroom Terrace looking out to the Gardens

                Master Bedroom Terrace looking out to the Gardens

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • children's dormitory

                children's dormitory

              • Brand new Kitchen

                Brand new Kitchen

              • Bathroom besides Living Room

                Bathroom besides Living Room

              • Neighboring 4 Volcanoes Villa

                Neighboring 4 Volcanoes Villa

              • Cuicocha Crater Lagoon at Cotacachi Leather Village - just 30min away

                Cuicocha Crater Lagoon at Cotacachi Leather Village - just 30min away

              • Main square of San Pablo del Lago

                Main square of San Pablo del Lago

              VRBO #594529

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              This listing was first published here in 2014.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

              €400 per week (EUR)

              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 12/16/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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              Member since: 2010
              Speaks: english, german, spanish
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